Congratulations to Larrabee Elllenburg, who read the most (2, 909!) pages in Part 1 of our Read With the Gamecocks program!

Winter Break
December 22-January 2
Students Return Monday, January 5, 2015

We are Richland One/Brennen Elementary School, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

We have begun to use our latest technology device, the padcaster, to record our WBRN news Read more...

Please check out the Quick Links in the left column to see the many activities available to your child.

Go to and select Parent Resources you will see mathematics calendars filled with activities. 

Check out all the new information for parents by going to our Parent Resources listing!

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YMCA Y-Club Afterschool Information for 2014-15 now listed on the left under Quick Links!

Students are dismissed
@ 2:30 all bus riders
@ 2:40 all car riders

The Brennen Drama Parent Survey:
We are preparing for a great year in drama next year, but we need your assistance.
Please consider letting Melania Trimble know  about your interests and skills, as well as the best contact information.
Thanks so much!
Melanie Trimble, Drama Teacher

Check out our newest Reading Rewards Program.  Go to "Quick Links" and find all the information that you need about our yearlong "Read with the Gamecocks" reading program.

Congratulations!  Brennen has been awarded Palmetto Gold for General Performance!

Happy Birthday and Thank You to the following Brennen Bulldogs who have had library books purchased in honor of their special day!
Paul C.
Olivia S.
Drennon R.
Ian S.
Check out our "Birthday Book Club" bulletin board, located just inside the Library Media Center.

Brennen Elementary School

Home of the Brennen Bulldogs
As a member of Richland One, we at Brennen Elementary School will prepare every student to be a successful, contributing citizen in a global society by providing an effective and high quality education.
Brennen Elementary School, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring that each learner achieves his/her potential in a safe, caring, and academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop responsible citizens for a changing world.

PTO Announcements

Brennen PTO has a new web page! Check it out at
It will be available all year under Parent Links as well.

Want to receive email updates about what's happening at Brennen?  Just send an email to so that your name can be added to the distribution list.


Bulldog Brags

Congratulations to all of the Brennen Bulldogs who walked on Saturday, October 18 to support Breast Cancer Awareness.  We raised more than $1,000 for this worthy cause.

Brennen raised the most money of any school in the school district for the March of Dimes Walk!  Thanks to all parents, teachers, staff and students who helped Team Brennen raise an impressive $4,430!

Congratulations again, Brennen, and all you wonderful Brennen volunteers!

Congratulations, Bulldogs!  We collected more food for the Harvest Hope Food Drive Campaign than any other school in the entire school district!  Our  families went above and beyond the call in collecting food for less fortunate families in our community. 
1st Place Brennen Elementary collected  1,999 pounds of food!


Congratulations to Brennen Elementary School! 

Congratulations to the School Improvement Council

Accelerated Reader

Bulldog Awards

Red Carpet Award

Palmetto Gold Award Recipient
Palmetto Silver Award Recipient


Today, 12/19/2014
High: 59 Low: 37
Partly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/20/2014
High: 48 Low: 41
Chance rain
53% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Mon, Dec 22 - Fri, Jan 2
Winter Break
Tuesday, January 6
Chorus Practice
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Creative Dance: Ballet and Tap
2:45 PM
Wednesday, January 7
Girls on the Run
2:30 PM - 4:15 AM

Monday, January 12
German Club
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Girls on the Run
2:30 PM - 4:15 AM

Creative Dance: Hip Hop
2:40 PM

From the Principal

Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,
Happy Fall. The weather is starting to reflect Fall is here.
MAP testing for the fall has been completed. We will receive valuable data on what your student needs in order to make his/her goals during the Spring MAP test time. MAP testing should be completed by the end of the first full week of October. 
Thank you for those that participated in the International Walk to School Day October 8. We had a wonderful turnout of Bulldog Families walking to school.  
Congratulations to our Brennen Student Council Members. I look forward to working with them on how we can make Brennen an even better school.
Richland School District One will be up for accreditation this year. Advanc-Ed is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. 
The Advanc-Ed team will be visiting Brennen to make sure our students are learning and making academic gains in a positive environment. While the team is on campus, they will be observing our fantastic teachers at work, meet with grade level leaders, and finally meet with administration to go over all the wonderful things going on at our school.
Spirit Wear Fridays!
Every Friday show your Bulldog pride by wearing your Brennen T-shirt.  If your child is in need of a t-shirt, check out the new designs on our Brennen PTO website at  Spirit wear order forms are available in the front office or may be downloaded off the PTO website.
Please Mark your Calendars:
October 20 45th Day of School-End of the First Nine Weeks
October 23 Early Dismissal for Students-12:00
October 24 Teacher Professional Development Day NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
October 27 Red Ribbon Week
November 3 PTO Executive Board Meeting 6:00 Media Center
November 4 Election Day-NO SCHOOL
November 5 SIC Meeting 5:30 Media Center
November 6 Early Dismissal for Students-12:00 for Parent Conferences-Report Cards
November 8 Brennen PTO-Harvest Happening-Who will KISS the PIG?
November 13 5th Grade Play-6:30 Brennen Cafeteria
November 19 Scholastic Book Fair Begins
November 20 Thanksgiving Feast
November 21 Thanksgiving Feast
November 24 Interim Reports for Second Nine Weeks Go Home
November 26-28 Thanksgiving Holiday Break
As you can see October and November is very busy. See you around campus.