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The Brent Beat 12.22.16- Our Happy Holidays Card!

Posted on: December 19, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the link below for the last Brent Beat of 2016!  Let's have a great week at school. The Brent Beat 12.22.16 Please click here for a Happy Holidays treat from Brent Elementary! read more …

Brent's 12 Days of Giving!

Posted on: December 8, 2016
12 DAYS OF GIVING! Brent is starting a “giving challenge” for our students as we enter Winter Break. We ask our families to please review and reinforce these 12 practical ways of giving on the designated day with your child(ren). Mr. Mattingly read more …

Books-as-gifts: Recommendations from our media specialists

Posted on: December 7, 2016

FLSD is all in favor of including the gift of books in every holiday and birthday celebration! Here are book recommendations from our wonderful media specialists.

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The Brent Beat 12.8.16- PTA Reflections Winners

Posted on: December 7, 2016
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Good Evening Brent Families, Happy Wednesday.  A reminder that the November PTA Meeting is tonight in the Brent Library Media Center @ 7:00 PM.  A HUGE congratulations to the 2016-17 Finneytown PTA Reflections Winners, as well as all Brent read more …

Brent Updates

Posted on: December 1, 2016
WildcatSERVE HOLIDAY WEEK OF GIVING You are invited to participate in the annualWildcatSERVEHoliday Week of Giving Monday, December 5th - Monday, December 12thto benefit families in need at Finneytown schools.  The spirit of giving in our community is read more …

Light Up Finneytown

Posted on: November 29, 2016

Add beauty to your neighborhood this holiday season and benefit the Finneytown Music Parents Association by purchasing luminary kits.

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GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY REHEARSAL PERFORMANCE- NOV. 21 @ 1:00 PM

Posted on: November 17, 2016
GRANDPARENTS AND SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY REHEARSAL PERFORMANCE- NOV. 21 @ 1:00 PM We would like to invite all Brent parents and families to attend our “Grandparents and Special Friends Day” rehearsal performance and program next Monday, Nov. read more …

The Brent Beat 11.17.16

Posted on: November 15, 2016
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Dear Brent Families- Please see the link for this week's Brent Beat news.  Hard copies will be in Thursday Folders.  We are excited to see many families this Thursday night for Parent-Teacher Conferences, and Grandparents and Special Friends next read more …

First Grade is Ready to Vote!

Posted on: November 8, 2016

Happy Election Day!

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The Brent Beat 11.3.16

Posted on: November 2, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, With Election Day being next Tuesday, Nov. 8th, we will be having a Red, White, and Blue patriotic American Spirit Day next Tuesday!! Please see the link for this week’s Brent Beat below.  Our students had a wonderful read more …

The Brent Beat 10.27.16

Posted on: October 27, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see this week's Brent Beat newsletter! The Brent Beat 10.27.16 Thank read more …

The Brent Beat 10.20.16

Posted on: October 19, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, I hope your child(ren) enjoyed their 4 day weekend!  Our district and staff had 2 very purposeful days of staff development and were excited to see our students come through the doors this morning. Please see the link below for read more …

Helping Your Students Excel Program- This Thursday Night at Whitaker Elementary!

Posted on: October 10, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, There is a Family and Community Engagement sponsored event happening this Thurs. evening at Whitaker Elementary from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  Please see the link below for more information. Helping Your Students read more …

Finneytown Pride Hall of Fame Induction Dinner is Nov. 12

Posted on: October 9, 2016

The Finneytown Schools Educational Foundation invites the community, staff and alumni to the 2016 Finneytown Pride Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., The Grove of Springfield Township. Order tickets here.

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The Brent Beat 10.6.16

Posted on: October 5, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the link below for this week’s Brent Beat newsletter. The Brent Beat 10.6.16 The Finneytown Elementary PTA meeting is tonight at Brent Elementary at 7:00 PM.  Hope to see you there. Sincerely, John read more …

The Brent Beat 9.29.16

Posted on: September 28, 2016
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Hello Brent Families, Happy Wednesday!  Please see the link below for this week’s Brent Beat newsletter, as well as some other important information.  Many of the items will be coming home hard copy in tomorrow’s Thursday Folder. The read more …

A Great Way to Help Finneytown Schools: Join a Support Organization

Posted on: September 27, 2016

For a small investment of money and time, you can make a real difference for Finneytown Schools. Please consider joining our support organizations.

 

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High School Athletes Visit Brent

Posted on: September 23, 2016

Play fair. Don't be mean. Respect your teachers. Be a good sport. That's some of the advice senior-high athletes told the little guys and girls at Brent Elementary.

 

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Write, draw, dance, compose, photograph your way to recognition

Posted on: September 22, 2016

It's time for Finneytown's clever and creative students to enter their work in REFLECTIONS, the National PTA arts competition. Last year, 24 Finneytown students took home honors.

 

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The Brent Beat 9.15.16- WHO DEY Spirit Day Thurs.!

Posted on: September 14, 2016
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Brent Families- WHO DEY!  Tomorrow will be a spirit day at Brent Elementary!  In lieu of a normal Spirit Friday (reminder that school is not in session on Friday, Sept. 16th, due to a staff in-service day), and since it is Steelers week, we wanted read more …

'Under the Sea' Family Reading Night Makes a Big Splash!

Posted on: September 9, 2016

Brent Elementary staff and volunteers used sharks, art, jokes, music and stories as the bait to hook kids on reading.

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The Brent Beat 9.8.16- Family Reading Night Edition!

Posted on: September 7, 2016
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Dear Brent Families- Please see the link below for this week’s Brent Beat news.  A reminder that tomorrow night at 6:30 PM is our Brent Family Reading Night.  Come and dive into some fun and reading!  The Brent Beat 9.8.16 K-6 read more …

The Brent Beat 9.1.16

Posted on: September 1, 2016
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Happy Thursday Brent Families! We had an awesome Superhero Recognition Ceremony last Thursday.  It was an honor for our students to pay respect to the Springfield Township Police Department, Fire Department, and Emergency Responders.  There are read more …

The Hero Walk

Posted on: August 26, 2016
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Memories were made honoring Springfield Township's Finest!  The new Brent Tradition.

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"Right here in front of you are real, live heroes."

Posted on: August 25, 2016

That's what Brent Elementary School Principal John Mattingly told 300 cheering students as they welcomed Springfield Township police, fire and EMS departments to their school Aug. 25.

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The Brent Beat 8.25.16

Posted on: August 24, 2016
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Good Afternoon Brent Families, We are very excited to have all 300 K-2 students in session tomorrow, Thursday, August 25th!  During morning arrival, we will be holding all students outside for our first Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports read more …

Get it while you can -- Brent spirit wear

Posted on: August 19, 2016
The Brent SpiritGear Drive ends Aug. 26. Order now and receive your items in time for Homecoming weekend, Sept. 23-24. This is the only time these Brent items will available. Here's how to read more …

A great day of support for Finneytown Schools

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Really, how can we adequately say thank you to volunteers from Northminster Presbyterian Church and to our staff for spending Saturday mulching, weeding, painting, cleaning, stuffing student packets and simply showing love and support for Finneytown Schools?

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Popsicles on the Playground

Posted on: August 12, 2016

It was a great night welcoming new kindergarten families and celebrating new friendships with some cold popsicles as we kick off our all day kindergarten program.  Thank you for attending!

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The Brent Beat- Back to School Edition!

Posted on: August 5, 2016
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Dear Brent Families- Welcome back to the 2016-17 school year!! Please see the following important attachments and information below, sent home this past weekend in our August mailing, as well. The Brent Beat 8.5.16 Kindergarten Popsicles on the read more …

The Brent Beat 7.21.16: Summer Update Edition!

Posted on: July 21, 2016
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THE BRENT BEAT 7.21.16:  SUMMER UPDATE EDITION! Dear Brent Elementary Families, Happy summer!  I hope that this email finds you well.  A reminder that our Media Center Mondays are happening from 9:00am-1:00pm.  Please park by the read more …

Brent Elementary Office

Posted on: June 30, 2016
We hope that our Brent Wildcats are enjoying their summer break! The Brent Elementary Office will be closed beginning Thursday, July 7th, reopening on Monday, August 1st.  If you have any urgent needs, please contact the Finneytown Board Office at read more …

Media Center Mondays and Summer Learning Ideas

Posted on: June 29, 2016
Happy summer! As a reminder, the Brent and Whitaker Library Media Centers will be open on "Media Center Mondays" from June 27-August 8, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (closed next Monday, July 4th). This will be a great opportunity for our students to keep reading all summer read more …

Interested in student accident insurance?

Posted on: June 28, 2016

Guarantee Trust Life is making optional accident insurance available to Finneytown students. Choose between two options, 24-hour-a-day coverage or school-time coverage. For information and an application, click here.

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The Brent Beat 5.26.16- Last Week of School Edition!

Posted on: May 26, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, We hope that you are having a wonderful week!  Please see the following two attachments, containing our last Brent Beat newsletter, as well as information on free breakfast and lunch opportunities for Finneytown students over the read more …

The Bengals Come to Brent!

Posted on: May 18, 2016

All year long, Brent students and staff have worked on being 'respectful, responsible, safe problem solvers.' A number of super heroes have helped them along the way. This week they included two Cincinnati Bengals!

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The Brent Beat 5.19.16

Posted on: May 18, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the link below for this week’s Brent Beat newsletter.  Hard copies will be in Thursday Folders.  We provided a wonderful memory and positive message for our students at yesterday’s PBIS Assembly focusing read more …

Habitat Study!

Posted on: May 13, 2016
SECOND GRADERS STUDYING HABITATS Second grade classrooms spent their afternoons this week learning about different habitats. Director of Student Services Mr. Scott Gates taught a class at Brent every day! He wore his diving gear and excited the students read more …

Theresa Noe Named New Superintendent of Finneytown Local School District

Posted on: May 12, 2016
The Finneytown Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Theresa Noe as superintendent of read more …

The Brent Beat 5.12.16

Posted on: May 11, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the links below for information and important happenings at Brent Elementary this May! The Brent Beat 5.12.16 PTA Summer Art Program Volunteer Coffee- Thank You!  Please join us for coffee, juice and goodies on May read more …

The Brent Beat 5.3.16- Fine Arts Sampler Edition!

Posted on: May 3, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the link below for this week’s newsletter.  There are a lot of events happening during the month of May!  Hard copies of The Brent Beat will be sent home in Thursday Folders The Brent Beat 5.3.16 Our 2nd read more …

Staff Appreciation Week!

Posted on: May 2, 2016
Staff Appreciation Week is Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th. The staff at Brent are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support.  Every day they touch the lives of so many children.  Their work and read more …

The World Comes to Finneytown: Celebrating World Culture Day at Brent Elementary

Posted on: April 25, 2016

It was an evening of Nepali dancing, Korean dumplings, Mexican tin crafts -- and friendships that spanned the globe. Brent Elementary's World Culture Day celebrated the 26 countries and cultures represented in its student body.

 

 

 

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The Brent Beat 4.21.16- World Culture Night Edition!

Posted on: April 21, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the link below for this week's Brent Beat newsletter.  We hope to see you tonight at World Culture Night! The Brent Beat read more …

Upcoming Opportunities To Get Involved At Brent!

Posted on: April 19, 2016
DO YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED OR HELP OUT? There are some upcoming opportunities for parents to connect with their children’s school, volunteer, and help out at Brent:  WildcatSERVE, Brent Hospitality, Educational Grant Committee, Family read more …

Oh, The Places They Went -- at Brent's Dr. Seuss Reading Night!

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Brent Elementary School opened its doors to kindergartners and preschoolers for a night devoted to literacy and, oh, the places they went -- to classrooms, the gym, the media center to remember what's so wonderful about reading!

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The Brent Beat 4.7.16

Posted on: April 6, 2016
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Welcome back!  Please see the link below for The Brent Beat newsletter.

The Brent Beat 4.7.16

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Dr. Seuss Reading Night Rescheduled For April 7th!

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Due to a weather-related event on our originally scheduled date of March 24th, we are excited to reschedule our Dr. Seuss Reading Night for this Thursday, April 7th! We invite all of our current kindergarten students, as well as pre-kindergarten students, and their families for an evening of celebration, community, and fun!

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Read Aloud 15 Minutes

Posted on: April 1, 2016

We hope that you have enjoyed some good books over Spring Break, along with some fun with family and friends!

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The Brent Beat 3.24.16

Posted on: March 24, 2016
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Please see the link for The Brent Beat newsletter below.  Reminder that students return to school on Tuesday, April 5th.  We have a staff in-service day on Monday, April 4th, no students in session.  We hope that you have a relaxing and fun read more …

The Brent Beat 3.18.16

Posted on: March 18, 2016
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THE BRENT BEAT 3.18.16 Happy Friday Brent Families! March Madness is here! Best of luck to local teams UC and XU tonight.  We had a lot of green throughout our school yesterday, Leprechaun “traps” were set as well.  They can be read more …

The Brent Beat 3.10.16

Posted on: March 10, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the link below for this week's Brent Beat.  Many of these topics were communicated throughout the week.  We are excited about our special guest visitor, Ohio State Treasurer Mr. Josh Mandel, who will be holding a read more …

Kindness Challenge Donations

Posted on: March 4, 2016
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Thank you Brent students, staff, and families for your donations!  Today we shared our new coloring books, crayons, markers, and other donations made in the name of kindness with leaders from the Springfield Township Police Department.  Our read more …

The Brent Beat 3.3.16

Posted on: March 3, 2016
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Good Morning Brent Families, March is National Reading Month!  Please see the link below for this week’s newsletter, The Brent Beat.  There are some important updates from our Health Aide Mrs. Alaimo, and our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. read more …

ReadQuest!

Posted on: February 27, 2016
Mrs. Vonderhaar's kindergarten students and Mrs. Grosser's second grade students enjoyed some Buddy Reading in honor of national ReadQuest on Friday!  Similar to a read-a-thon, this time offered a chance to build relationships between our students, and read more …

The Brent Beat 2.25.16

Posted on: February 24, 2016
Tags: Brent beat, Kindness challenge
Brent Families- Our donation box in the office is filling up!  Remember, it’s “cool” to be kind!  Please see the link for the Brent Beat below. Brent Superhero Kindness Challenge 4: Thursday Students:  Smile and say goodbye read more …

Brent Superhero Kindness Challenge Feb. 22- Feb. 26!

Posted on: February 21, 2016
Brent Elementary School invites you and your family to be a part of our “Superhero Kindness” Challenge. We will Kick-off Monday, February 22nd and conclude on Friday, February 26th. Each day we will be revealing a challenge to our students, staff read more …

The Brent Beat 2.11.16

Posted on: February 11, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, As a reminder, there is no school on Friday or Monday.  School will be back in session on Tuesday, February 16th.  We will hold our make-up Parent/Teacher Conference Night on Tuesday from 3:30-7:00 PM, as well, at the same read more …

The Block Kids Building Program

Posted on: February 5, 2016
Several Brent First and Second Graders participated in The Block Kids Building Program last Saturday at Whitaker Elementary.  A national building competition sponsored on local levels, the program was developed by the National Association of Women in read more …

The Brent Beat 2.4.16

Posted on: February 4, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the links below.  We hope to see you Friday at Brent Family Movie Night at 7:00 PM! The Brent Beat 2.4.16 Kindergarten MAP Parent Letter Congratulations to the 2015-16 Finneytown PTA Reflections Winners at the read more …

The Brent Beat 1.28.16

Posted on: January 28, 2016
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THE BRENT BEAT 1.28.16 We hope that everyone is having a great week!  After having to postpone our assembly from last Friday due to the potential weather event, we will be holding our next Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) School read more …

The Brent Beat 1.21.16

Posted on: January 20, 2016
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Dear Brent Families, Please see the link below for this week’s newsletter, The Brent Beat.  Hard copies will be in Thursday Folders. All families who submitted permission slips for Block Kids Building Program happening at Whitaker on Saturday, read more …

The Brent Beat 1.14.16

Posted on: January 14, 2016
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THE BRENT BEAT 1.14.16 Happy Thursday!  Please see the following information as well as some other exciting events happening at Brent in the near future!  Attachments are below.   Congratulations to our PTA Reflections Winners!  read more …

Eat Breakfast and Win!

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Milford Child Nutrition has a special program going on at Brent during January and February! One lucky student will win!

 

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The Brent Beat 1.7.16- Happy New Year Edition!

Posted on: January 6, 2016
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Happy New Year Brent Families! Welcome back.  Please see the first Brent Beat of 2016.  There is a lot of very important information and news about the happenings of our school inside.  You can refer to the link below, as well as the other read more …

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