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Brantner Updates

November 3, 2018



Brantner Updates

Dear Brantner Families,

Our week began with our third round of specials back in action at Brantner with our students enjoying opportunities to continue to expand their understanding of their strengths in art, music, media, and physical education. Our specials team is dedicated to enriching our students’ lives by exposing them to ideas, opportunities, tools, strategies, and talents that span our classrooms and their lives outside of school too.  While we wish they were with us all of the time as they truly make a difference in our students’ lives, we are grateful they are with us for the eight days we get them each rotation.

You can ask your children about their work with technology in media class with Mrs. Kenney to connect to our world through Schoology and other amazing learning tools. Last time Mrs. Kenney was here, she taught our primary students how to make any picture talk with an app called, Chatterpix, which they can use in our classrooms to practice fluency in reading, describe how to solve a math problem, explain the scientific method, etc.  


In music class, Mr. Crandall worked with the fourth grade on, “soda pop,” rhythms the last time he was with us and this round he is having our kindergartners step to the beat.


You can see evidence in our halls of the incredible work our students do in art with a focus on the history and elements of art.  You can ask your child which of the eight elements of art they are working on this week with Ms. Green as they share their creative talents as artists!


The workout in Mrs. Strauss’ Physical Education class is impressive as is the building of good sportsmanship, skill, and ways to have healthy fun together.  Break out a simple, light scarf at home and watch what your child can do to show their skills in tossing, catching, tagging, and even juggling!



Thank you, specials team, for being an important part of Brantner’s family!


Tuesday, November 6, Professional Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, November 6th is a professional day for West Clermont students and staff.  There will be no school or classes on this day for students.


Parent Teacher Conferences
We are still  scheduling for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  The two nights are Monday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 14th from 4:30PM to 8:00PM.  You can sign up for conferences here: https://www.ptcfast.com/schools/Brantner_Elementary_School

We encourage all families to sign up for one of the two evenings to meet with your child’s teacher.  If you have any questions, need help logging on or scheduling a conference, please reach out to our building secretary, Angela Basler, basler_a@westcler.org, (513) 943-6400.


PTO Hospitality

Our PTO will be providing dinner for our incredible teachers on conference night, Monday, November 5.  Please sign up to provide an item for a Taco Dinner to show your support and thanks for all our awesome teachers do for our children!  If you have signed up, please drop the item off by 3PM on Monday afternoon. Thank you!


District Tobacco Policy

Please note that all West Clermont Schools are tobacco-free campuses.  Please do not smoke in the school parking lot or in your car while in line at school when picking up/ dropping off students. We appreciate your cooperation with this district policy.


Picture Retake Day

Picture Retakes are November 14th for Brantner Elementary.  New students or students who were absent on the original picture day (9/25) will have their photo taken for the yearbook. If you need a form, please contact your child’s teacher or call the office at 513-943-6400.


Flu Shots

Need a flu shot? The Wolves Wellness School Based Health Center is currently offering flu vaccines. To schedule an appointment for your child or yourself, please contact the center at 513-732-5082. Most insurances accepted.


#WCconnects Parent Education Series

Our next #WCconnects Parent/Education session called, “Physical Wellness and Nutrition” will be held on Thursday November 15th from 6:00pm - 7:00pm in Community Room A at West Clermont High School.  The session is free and open to the public.  Click here to get a full schedule of sessions being offered.    As our Child Nutrition Department will be serving samples of food, we request your RSVP at http://bit.ly/wcpes1018


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

? 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

Monday, 11/5/18

  • Parent Teacher Conference Night, 4:30 - 8:00
    • PTO hosts a dinner for our awesome teachers on this evening. Please sign up here to volunteer to bring in something for a Taco Dinner!  Thank you to those who have already signed up! 


The Week of November 12-16

  • Fall Book Sale!  In the professional learning space at Brantner Elementary


Tuesday, 11/13/18

  • PTO Meeting @ 6:30 in the library


Wednesday, 11/14/18

  • Picture retakes
  • Parent Teacher Conference Night, 4:30 - 8:00


Thursday, 11/15/18


Tuesday, 11/20/18

  • PTO Canned food drive and Sundaes at Lunch
    • Please contact Lisa Courtney if you are interested in coordinating this event


Wednesday, 11/21 - 11/23/18

  • Thanksgiving Break, No School



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