Above and Beyond

Doing more than expected and giving your best. Currently when a student participates in a designated number of activities such as summer reading, DI, Reflections, Marathon Kids, etc. they receive the Principal’s Award at the end of the year for going Above and Beyond.

6th Grade Advisory Committee

 Group of 6th grade parents who plan 6th grade activities and fundraisers.


Every other year, the PTA throws a fantastic, off-site auction party/fundraiser for the adults. Opposing years, we have a  "Mini-Auction" during the Family Fun Night/PTA Meeting.

Back to School Night

Grade-level meetings during the 2nd week of school.  Parents learn about curriculum and key events.


Shorthand way of referring to Brentfield Elementary.

Bobcat Bob & Bobcat Betty


Our school mascots, they are cool, smart and a friend to all.  


Bobcat Bulletin 

Our email subscription newsletter service which allows you to receive important announcements from Brentfield.  Go to to subscribe.

Bobcat Folders

Weekly folder sent home with your child.  It will contain work your child has done and also important information from the school and PTA. Parent volunteers, stuff these folders each week. These volunteers are coordinated through the room reps.

Buddy Fun Day

Annual field day that is held in the Spring.  The kids have a blast and the fun ends with a picnic that parents attend. This event requires lots of parent volunteers.


Part cafeteria, part auditorium, in both buildings.

Clothes Closet

RISD Council of PTA’s clothing donation program.

Covered Area  

Outdoor Gym


Destination Imagination. A creative and logical thinking activity for grades 3-6.


RISD school that Brentfield sponsors. Dobie is a very special school and has a preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten.  We have lots of activities that benefit Dobie including a Thanksgiving food drive, reading buddies, music programs, Valentine parties and teacher appreciation luncheon!


The key word in the staff’s mission: “Brentfield Elementary, An Exemplary School in EVERY Way”.

Intermediate Building

The West building houses grades 4-6.

Invention Convention 

Let’s invent! Held in the Fall.

Lake Brentfield  

“Pond” that forms between the two buildings when we have a lot of rain.

Materials Center

Locations in each building where teachers (and sometimes parents) get materials for bulletin boards, make copies, etc.

Outdoor Learning Classroom

The biggest PTA project in the history of our school! The Center is used by teachers and students for enrichment learning.

Pack Pride

Brentfield is divided into 4 packs:  blue, red, orange, and green.  Each pack is trying to win the most pack points to determine a pack winner.

Pay Pams  

Online service that allows parents to pay for cafeteria accounts and check up on what their kids are buying in the cafeteria.


Personal Identification Number – yes, your kids already have one! Students punch this number as they exit the lunch line (see Pay Pams).

Primary Building

The East building houses grades K-3.


Parent Teach Association. We are proud to have one of the state’s best PTA’s in one of the state’s best schools! The PTA is responsible for or helps with most of the programs at Brentfield.


RISD gifted and talented program.  Students in grades K-3 participate in REACH classes at Brentfield.  Students in 4th-6th spend one full day each week at Bowie Elementary for REACH classes.


PTA Arts Program. Reflections activities typically start in September.

ROAR Assembly

Monthly "Pep Rally".  ROAR = "Respect Others Act Responsibly."

Room Reps 

One-two parents per class help coordinate classroom volunteers and volunteers needed for PTA events.

Spirit Day 

Every Friday, students are encouraged to show their Brentfield spirit by wearing either a Brentfield t-shirt or anything green or gold (or yellow).

Student of the Month (SOM)

Each month is chosen from their class that exemplifies the characteristics of the month.

Teacher Treats 

One grade a month is responsible for “treating” our teachers with lunch/goodies to recognize them for their dedication to our kids!

Tooth Necklace             

The nurse gives you one when you lose a tooth. 


Upcoming Events


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