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Each day this year, students are dismissed
@2:30 all bus riders
@2:40 all car riders

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

Please check out the Quick Links in the left column to see the many activities available to your child.
 If you go to www.richlandone.org and select Parent Resources you will see mathematics calendars filled with activities. In addition, the Richland County Public  Library is sponsoring the great Summer Reading challenge that can be accessed directly at www.richlandlibrary.com/summer.

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 the Blowfish Reading Rewards Program!

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

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

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

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 http://www.brennenpto.org/
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
brennenelementary@gmail.com so that your name can be added to the distribution list.


Bulldog Brags

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

Brennen Receives 'A' Grade


Brennen Elementary received an A grade on the Federal Accountability Report released  August 2, 2012 by the State Department of Education. We are very proud of this accomplishment and this is due to the hard work of our staff and students.  Please follow the link for more information: http://ed.sc.gov/data/esea/2012/district.cfm?SID=4001



Today, 9/30/2014
High: 80 Low: 62
Patchy fog
8% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/1/2014
High: 85 Low: 62
0% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 30
1st Grade, Kramer and Funnye's classes: Music Field Study

Creative Dance: Ballet and Tap
2:45 PM
Friday, October 3
Kindergarten Field Trip to Richland County Public Library
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday, October 6
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 Bulldog Families,

I hope summer has been both relaxing and enjoyable. I cannot believe how fast it has gone by. We wanted to share some information regarding our Back to School Bash as well as when teacher assignments will be posted. 

Brennen's Back to School Bash will be held on two different nights. Students and parents in K-1 will attend on Wednesday, August 13, and our students and parents in grades 2-5 will attend on Thursday, August 14. Events on both nights will be held from 5:30-7:00 PM with an orientation for families new to Brennen at 6:30 PM in the gym. 

The Back to School Bash is a great opportunity for students to meet their teachers and drop off school supplies. Parents will be able to join the PTO, buy Bulldog Spirit Wear, and sign up for our many afterschool programs including a new program headed up by the Columbia YMCA; Action, Cheer, and Tumble; Little Man Boot Camp; Creative, Movement, and Dance; and many others. These tables will be set up in the cafeteria for families to stop by before or after visiting their classrooms. 

Teacher assignments for students in grades 1-5 will be posted August 8 at approximately 3:00 PM on the glass doors both at the front of the school and at the side where our employee parking lot is closest to the Brennen sign. Assignments will remain posted throughout the weekend. Parents of our kindergarten students will receive letters with their teacher assignments. These letters will be mailed August 8, 2014. 

Thank you for your patience as we get ready for another successful school year. We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!