Thank you to all of the families that have contributed to this year’s Annual Fund! Our goal is to have 100% participation and to raise $100,000 in order to respond to the highest priority needs identified by Brent’s strategic review—the four full-time staff employed by the PTA. Should you have any questions or special requests please contact Norma Verona. Thank you!

*List as of Friday, October 23, 2015

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Our goal this school year is to earn $1,000 from Box Tops that will go directly to supporting our library. You can help us reach that goal and make our December earnings check big by sending in your Box Tops by October 30. There is a collection box on Ms. Casula’s desk that is there all year and another box just outside the office this week while we collect for this submission. If you have Box Tops you still need to turn in, here are some tips that’ll make the submission process easier:1) trim the Box Tops and check for any expired ones; and 2) bundle your Box Tops in groups of 10 or 50 using a sealable bag or envelope Hurry, clip your Box Tops and turn them in before the deadline. Contact Melanie Egorin with any questions. Thanks for your help!

The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 28. The LSAT is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school. The team consists of Brent parents, teachers, and non-instructional school staff with the purpose of advising the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students at Brent.

Tonight (Wednesday, October 21) from 6-7 p.m., the PTA’s Middle School Committee will have its first meeting of the year. On the agenda will be specific efforts to improve the middle school situation for Brent and all Ward 6 families. Come ready to put ideas into action. For more information or to be on the list for future meetings and volunteer needs contact Ivan Frishberg.

Brent’s Annual Enrollment Count Day is this Friday, October 23.  Beginning at 9:30 a.m. a team of independent auditors will come to Brent equipped with Brent’s master student roster and will visit every classroom to count students.  After the count is completed, DCPS will compare the enrollment audit to the budgeted enrollment projections. Brent’s school funding is based on student enrollment and Brent receives about $10,000 per student. Students who are absent are not counted so we need perfect attendance on Friday, October 23.  Friday is a uniform free day!