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The Brent Beat 1.28.16

Posted on: January 28, 2016
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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 Assembly this Friday from 2:00-2:30 PM.  We will be focusing on Responsibility!  Please take the time to ask your child(ren) what they learned over the weekend.  Throughout the school year, Mrs. Rouse and I try to stagger assemblies from AM to PM to include our kindergarten students. 


“A Conversation with the Counselors: Helping Your Child Be Successful” Parent Night is tonight from 7:00-8:00 pm in the Whitaker Media Center.  We hope to see you there!  Parents and Guardians of Brent and Whitaker students are invited for conversation with the counselors.  It will be held in the Whitaker Media Center.  Get to know your child's school counselor, Nancy Rouse (Brent) and Emily Sander (Whitaker) and how their role benefits your child at school.  Counselors from Beech Acres will also join in to provide more information on their services and how they can be of help to students and their families.  The Counselors will give brief overviews of ways they serve students that you may not be aware of.  They will also provide parents with some useful suggestions for working with their children at home, along with time for Q & A.  Childcare will be provided for preschoolers.  Also, Mrs. Sharon Furlong will be offering a supervised Gym Program for your elementary-aged children during the Parent Program!


Winter MAP and DIBELS assessments are concluding for grades K-2.  MAP and DIBELS student reports are being sent home for all K-2 students in Thursday Purple Folders on Feb. 4th.  The NWEA Parent Tool Kit is also attached for parents as a reference.  Students who scored at or above the 95th percentile for the first time will also receive a gifted identification letter in regard to that particular test.  The DIBELS Parent Guide is also attached below for parents to reference.  Both are placed on the Brent webpage under Additional Resources/Curriculum and Assessment Information.  Please let your child’s teacher, or myself, know if you have any questions.  Grades K-2 will be taking the Reading and Math MAP assessments and DIBELS assessment again in the spring.

NWEA Parent Toolkit (MAP)

DIBELS Parent Guide


Brent School Family Movie Night will be Friday, February 5th from 7:00-9:30 PM in the Brent Gym.  We will be watching The Incredibles!  Enjoy the adventures of married superheroes Mr. Incredible and Elasticgirl and their kids.  Recommended for all ages (rated PG for action violence).   Bring your picnic blanket and pillows.  Pack a sack dinner (if you’d like) and join us for some family fun!  We will have a concession stand with a limited number of hot dogs available.  Popcorn provided.  Look for the Photo Booth!

Brent Movie Night!


This session of Art Class at Brent is full!  Thank you for the great response.  The PTA is looking for a new coordinator of afterschool art and photography classes.  If no one can fully commit to this position, then you can be an assistant or simply help out!  If interested please contact PTA President Julie Traubert @

Thank you,

Sherri Davidson

BOX TOPS The last day for Box Top Collections will be Friday, Feb. 19th! Please send those box tops in to your student’s classroom.  The class with the most box tops will earn a party!  Thank you for supporting the PTA.

Gerri Kimnach


January 28th- Family Involvement Parent Night:  Conversation with Counselors @ Whitaker 7:00 PM

January 30th- BLOCK Program @ Whitaker 9:00-12:00 PM (registration required)

February 3rd- Elementary PTA Meeting @ Brent LMC 7:00 PM

February 3rd- Feb. Parent-Teacher Conference Night 1 3:30-7:00 PM (scheduled by teacher)

February 5th- Brent “Superhero” Family Movie Night 7:00 PM

February 8th- Smiles Program Dentist Visit @ Brent

February 8th- Family Involvement Meeting @ Whitaker LMC 4:00-5:00 PM

February 9th- Feb. Parent-Teacher Conference Night 2 3:30-7:00 PM (scheduled by teacher)

February 12th- Conference Release Day for Staff- NO SCHOOL for students

February 15th- President’s Day- NO SCHOOL for students

February 16th- Make-Up Feb. Parent-Teacher Conference Night 3:30-7:00 PM (if needed)

February 16th- BOE Meeting @ SC LMC 7:30 PM

March 2nd- Elementary PTA Meeting @ Brent LMC 7:00 PM

March 5th- PTA Carnival @ Whitaker

If you have questions or concerns regarding your child’s education, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself.  We are here to serve you and your child(ren)!

Principal, Mr. John Mattingly, Jr. at or call the office at 728-3720.

Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Nancy Rouse at or call the office at 728-3720.

Secretary, Mrs. Leslie Falhaber at or call the office at 728-3720.

Vision- The Vision of the Finneytown Local School District is to be an embracing community where innovation guides how learning occurs. 

Mission- We Will:

  • Empower all students to employ the tools of critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, and self-reflection.
  • Create safe and supportive environments which value relationships and address individual needs.
  • Implement challenging standards for success of students and staff, while providing value to parents and our community. 
  • Cultivate knowledge networks to create and recognize opportunities.