Back to School Bash
Teachers, staff and PTO welcome back parents and students a few days before school starts for an evening to meet their teacher, check transportation plans, sign up for school activities such as chorus and art club, and celebrate a new year as a Brennen Bulldog!
Harvest Happening is Brennen’s annual fall festival. Students and their families are invited to enjoy fun activities, such as bounce houses, pony visits, arts and crafts, games, a sweet shop, and the culmination of the Kiss the Bulldog contest, where the staff member or teacher who had the most votes (donations throughout the weeks leading up the event), has to kiss a bulldog!
Family Bingo Night
A fun evening event where Brennen families can come together for dinner and a night of Bingo. Families can participate in as many games of Bingo as they wish.
Fathers and their daughters in all grades will enjoy dancing, dessert, and a special time together!
Morning event for grandparents and special friends to visit each child’s classroom and meet teachers and fellow students. Sessions are staggered so visitors can attend more than one classroom. Refreshments will be available in the front lobby.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Book Fair is a book-sale event that gives Brennen students affordable and educational products, helping foster a lifelong love of reading. This weeklong event is located in the cafeteria and classes are allowed time during the week to browse and purchase books for themselves. Brennen earns credit to order needed books and supplies for our teachers.
4th/5th Grade Social
Casual evening social for 4th and 5th graders. Pizza and drinks provided by the PTO. Entertainment provided by a local DJ. Give your kids a chance to come out at the end of the year for some well-deserved fun.
Alternating each year Earth Day and Field Day consist of fun games and presentations for students throughout the day.
Teacher Appreciation Week
This week students will take time to thank a teacher. Brennen has a great team of excellent teachers, and we are so grateful for all they do every day to ensure Brennen Bulldogs are the best! Thanks you Teachers!
Future Bulldogs for the next school year are invited, with their guardians, to learn more about Brennen, meet our 5K teacher team and administrators, and tour the school.
5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Promotion ceremony for 5th grade students as they leave Brennen and prepare to enter middle school.
School Percent Nights
Throughout the school year, various local restaurants host what we term as “Percent Nights.” These evenings are great opportunities for families to purchase dinner at a local restaurant, and a percentage of the funds for a designated time will benefit the Brennen PTO. Current partners include Marco’s Pizza, Urban Cookhouse, Midwood BBQ and PDQ.
Brennen offers a number of items for sale throughout the school year that celebrate being a Bulldog! Items include shirts, hats, water bottles, and more! Items are reordered or new items are ordered each year. All profits from Spirit Wear sales benefit the Brennen PTO.
Box Tops for Education
Brennen is a proud partner with the Box Tops for Education program, which donates funds to schools throughout the country. To download the Box Tops app and start making your grocery dollars work double time for your school, go to www.boxtops4education.com.
The School Store is open every Wednesday during the school year, from 7-7:30 a.m. at the PTO Kitchen. Small items are offered at kid-friendly prices, including pencils, small toys, magnets and stickers.
Brennen partners with Charleston Wrap to offer the traditional catalog order fundraiser for items such as wrapping paper and home goods. This fundraising effort typically takes place throughout the month of September. Charleston Wrap now offers a user-friendly online option that can benefit our students. Parents can register their student for the Charleston Wrap fundraiser online and then are able to share their link with friends and family. The Brennen School Code for 2019 is z-11232.
Brennen hosts a Bingo night for the whole family! Held in the Fall, Bingo night features good-natured competition with prizes, refreshments for sale, and surprise guests!
Brennen’s largest fund-raiser held each spring. Casual evening event for Brennen parents and supporters to enjoy dinner, dancing and bidding. Donations from the community are up for bid in our silent and live auction. Classroom baskets and classroom art on display and up for bidding. The largest attended and most important fundraiser of the year. This year we will have mobile bidding!! It is a fun night!
Click here for more information on this important event.
School Tool Box
Brennen offers the convenience of online purchase and delivery of all your child’s school supplies for the next school year, while receiving a discount AND benefiting the Brennen PTO! These boxes are called the School Tool Box and are ordered at the end of the prior school year and are a curated box that is delivered straight to your child’s classroom before the first day of school. Brennen receives a portion of sales from every box! To learn more about the School Tool Box, visit www.schooltoolbox.com. Sales will open for the next school year typically in April or May.