Issue 31 • April 12, 2024

 

Message From The Principal

Dear ELC & LS Parents,

Thank you to all that were able to join us yesterday for our PTA Coffee Talk on “A Coach Approach to Parenting” with our very own Mrs. Ali Kennedy. We truly appreciate Mrs. Kennedy and are grateful for this opportunity to learn from one another on how to be intentional in raising our children.

The Spring Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing for Grades 3 to 5 commenced yesterday as well. Our third to fifth grade students will be sitting for a Reading, Language Usage and Mathematics test in the coming two weeks. To know the specific testing days of your children, please contact their Homeroom Teachers.

This coming Tuesday, April 16, we are having our second to the last House event for the year — House Cross Country. We hope you can join us and cheer for your children and their Houses. Below is the schedule of the warm up and run times by grade level, as well as their run coverage areas:

Gawad Kalinga, one of our outreach clubs in Upper School, is having their annual Toy & Book Drive next week from April 15-19. With the help of our ELC & LS students, they are hoping to collect small toys and books for the less fortunate children of Biñan that they get to work with throughout the school year. They are encouraging our students to donate one (1) book and one (1) toy for this drive. Kindly take note of the following for the donations:

  • No weapon-based or battery operated toys
  • Only easy-to-read books

Finally, the deadline for Reservation & Withdrawal for SY 2024-2025 is fast approaching. Please fulfill this requirement on or before April 26 (Friday). In the event that your family will be moving on from Brent after this school year, we ask that you file for your child’s withdrawal with the Registrar’s Office within this period as well. This information is crucial for us to know slot availability for the coming school year. Your cooperation and compliance is much appreciated.

Warm regards,

Michelle R. Jingco
Principal

 

Important Dates

DateEvent
April
11-29Spring MAP Testing (G3-5)
15-19Gawad Kalinga Toy & Book Drive
16House Cross Country
22-2616th Annual Festival of the Arts Week 2024
30LS Water Fair
May
1No School (Labor Day)
2 - 3Final ELC & LS Chapel-Assemblies
3LS Water Quiz
4LS Track & Field Meet
8House Swimming
10N/PK/K Water Fun Day
14Release of N/PK/K Report Cards
14-23Early Release Days (schedule to be announced later)
15Last Day of School for N/PK/K
17G1&2 Water Fun Day
21No Classes (Faculty-in-Service Day)
22Release of G1-5 Report Cards
Baccalaureate Service (8:15 a.m., Gym 1)
23Last Day of School for G1-5
Lower School Awards Ceremony for G1-5 (8:00 a.m., Gym 2)
Moving Up Ceremony for G1-12 (9:30 a.m., Gym 1)

 

KIDISMS

Meaningful Learning

Teacher: So, do you think transportation is useful?

PK Student: Yes! If there’s no transportation, how can I get the toy that I want?

Counting the Years

5 year old:   It says enter your birthday, Mommy.

Mom:    06-11-1997

5 year old:   Wow, you’re old!

Picture Perfect

Mr. Chatterton: Hmmm… I think I will draw your teacher as a queen.

Kindergartener: Yup! She’s a drama queen!

 

16th Festival of the Arts

 

Gawad Kalinga Toy & Book Drive

 

ELC & LS End of Year & Clearance Schedules

 

Reservation and Withdrawal for SY 2024-2025