Vol. XXII • Issue 29 • April 13, 2020 •

Please note that Brent Manila’s last day of classes for 2019-2020 has been moved to Wednesday, May 20. Also, the first day of class starting school year 2020-2021 has been moved to Monday, August 10. Updated calendars can be found on the Brent website under “About”.


Message From The Principal

Dear ELC & LS Parents,

Happy Easter! I hope you are all well and were able to have a very meaningful time with family this past week as we commemorated Holy Week and Resurrection Sunday.

I would like to take this opportunity to THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU for your never ending support as we carried out the first three weeks of distance learning last month. Without your time to further explain, take pictures and videos, as well as email back and forth with your child’s teacher(s), we would never have been able to do this.

Now that the community quarantine has been extended to April 30 and that the ending of the school year is now May 20*, our teachers have been working on adjusting their lessons and will be focusing soon on online assessments, particularly for reading and math. The year-end online assessments are particularly crucial since we would only have a few days left in May, given that we are back on campus on Monday the 4th.

Please bear in mind that we would also be needing evidence of learning for your child in his or her other special subjects such as Art, Computer, Music, PE and Religious Studies. Kindly make sure that your child is completing the requirements for these subject areas as well.

I understand that the challenges that each family is facing during this time (scheduling, WIFI connection, etc.) are very different from one another. If you do have any questions or concerns about your child’s distance learning experience, I encourage you to communicate those directly with your child’s teacher(s) so they can address them immediately.

Finally before I end, I want to thank all our Lower School teachers. Working on distance learning is no easy task, with some of them having to manage their own children’s lessons and assignments on top of their own classes. I salute them all!

Stay healthy and safe, and keep your focus on the blessings of life. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good!

Take care,


Michelle R. Jingco

* Nursery to Kindergarten will still be ending one week earlier than the rest of the grade levels. Their last day of school will be on May 13.


Important Dates

13Last Day for Nursery to Kindergarten
20Last Day of School



Deal Breaker

“Before you ask me anything, I have a question for you: Do you sell french fries in your cafeteria?”

– 7 year old applicant, Zoom interview

Routines Are Important

“Are we following our class schedule for online learning?

Can we still have recess?”

– Fourth Grader

Curious, Take 2

“Why are you here, Miss Jingco? You must be checking on me.”

– First Grader

Pardon My Exception

Principal: Wow! You finished all that for lunch? Where does all that go?

4-year old: All over my body… except for my toes!