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Brantner Updates

October 20, 2018



Brantner Updates

Dear Brantner Families,

Short school weeks always feel like they are so fast and packed with action! In four quick days, our staff and students were busy learning, leaning into hard work, and taking time to celebrate with one another. On Monday, while your children were off school, our teachers were hard at work planning standards based lessons and completing your child’s report card to help clearly show what your student knows about the Ohio Learning Standards so far this year.

Your partnership with your student and their teacher is the key to success and monitoring their progress along the way allows you to know if your child is advancing academically and behaviorally. Their report card is one way to check in with the team to see how your child is doing, to ask questions of your child and their teacher, and to make decisions about how you can encourage them to learn and grow.

Report Cards/Progress Reports, Grades K - 5

Report Cards were made viewable on ProgressBook on Friday, October 19th.  Once you log into Progressbook, you will need to select, “Report Card” from the left side menu. At the top of the next screen you will see the option, “View Paper Report Card.” Click on this link and an official PDF version of your student’s Report Card will appear for you to be able to review and print if wanted on paper. Next to that link you can see, “View Paper History” and this will allow you to see previous report cards as well. If you need help logging in or a new registration key code, feel free to contact Mrs. Basler via email, basler_a@gmail.com or call the office, 943-6400.  


PTO Fall Festival  

We hope you can join us for our annual fall festival Friday, October 26, 6:00 - 9:00! 

Trick or treating is from 6:30 - 7:30 with a costume contest to wrap up the evening.  

Your help is needed to make this festival happen with shifts that will allow you to still have plenty of fun with your family too. Please click here to sign up to volunteer to help make this annual event a success!  We will need to have most of these slots filled by Tuesday, October 23  in order to still hold the festival. We also welcome donated bags of candy for the trick or treating fun that evening if you want to send one in with your child.

Moments to celebrate from the week... 

Our primary students are practicing noticing when others are kind to one another. All of our teachers are focused on helping your child learn how to be kind citizens in our world. Encouraging kindness toward one another and noticing when someone is kind is such an important part of building a learning community.

On Monday, October 22, there is a local Random Act of Kindness Day that we encourage all to pause and think about how we can collectively make this world a better place with a simple smile, moment of help, a hug, or spending focused, undivided time with someone.

Our fifth graders are hard at work around Brantner, sharing their leadership skills throughout our building. Pictured here are our four librarians working with a retired teacher who volunteers in our library to help keep books in our students’ hands.  

We also have an incredible group of fifth grade student ambassadors who are working to share their pride in our school with our guests, guest teachers, and new students.

Mrs. Morris is the center of a kindergarten game of ghost, ghost, pumpkin (duck, duck, goose:). Earlier they were playing ring around the rosie and singing about purple stew. All fun ways to connect with your child too!

Last, but certainly not least, is the joy of having all our students with us at Brantner.  We love your children and want was is best for them at all times. Thank you for sharing them with us!



With the winter months coming up, we will be conducting a test call of our weather notification system on Tuesday October 23rd. This system will be used to notify you in the event of a school closing or delay. If you do not receive the call, if you would like to change your number, or if you would like your number excluded from the future notifications please contact your child's school.

As a reminder, the fastest way to get district notifications and information is to follow us on Twitter (@WestCler) or on Facebook at Facebook.com/westclermont.



Whether you’re a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, or other relative, caring for a loved one’s children full-time can be a challenge. It’s easier when you can connect with others experiencing similar circumstances and understand all of the resources available to you from Beech Acres



Did you know that the West Clermont School District has a food pantry for our families that cope with food insecurity? The WolfPack Pantry is a team effort between the local non-profit group Cincy Kids 4 Kids, the Freestore Foodbank, the West Clermont School District, and our amazing community! 

The Wolfpack Pantry is located inside of West Clermont Middle School and is open twice a month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm. In an emergency, contact the Wolfpack Pantry at cincykids4kids@zoomtown.com

2018 Wolfpack Pantry Day of Operation (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

  • October 18th
  • November 1st
  • November 15th 

What items are available at the Wolfpack Pantry?

Canned goods, frozen meat and foods, occasional fresh produce, breakfast foods, feminine items, personal care items, detergents, toilet paper and more. (All items are based on availability from the Freestore Foodbank and donations from our community.

How can I help the Wolfpack Pantry?

You can check out the Cincy Kids 4 Kids Facebook page for the latest information. Our current needs are:

  • Pasta Sauce - Any variety
  • Laundry Pods - Can be any size containers, we portion them out.
  • Fabric Softener sheets
  • Dish Detergent - small liquid bottles (dollar tree size)
  • Small bottles of cleaning supplies
  • Kid Friendly Cereal
  • Pop tarts
  • Deodorant
  • Canned Skyline - Not a necessity but our families would LOVE this.
  • Microwaveable meals - Like hormel small complete meals, ravioli
  • Can openers

You can turn items in to the collection buckets at both West Clermont Middle School (7th/8th grade office) and West Clermont High School (main office). You can also donate items at Everything Bagels.


Thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education!  


Lisa Courtney


Brantner Elementary

609 Brantner Lane

Cincinnati, OH 45244



Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 10/23/18 & Wednesday, 10/24/18

  • Our Third Graders will be taking the Ohio State English Language Arts Test
    • Please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and is at school on these two days.
    • We encourage you to visit the Ohio Practice Test Portal to help your child be comfortable with the format and for you to be aware of the work they will be asked to do as part of these assessments.


Friday, 10/26/18


Monday, 10/29/18

  • Specials are back at Brantner


Monday, 11/5/18

  • Parent Teacher Conference Night, 4:30 - 8:00, Look for a sign up soon!


Tuesday, 11/13/18

  • PTO Meeting @ 6:30 in the library


Wednesday, 11/14/18

  • Picture retakes


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