Dear Brent family,

TGIF! We hope this bulletin finds you safe and well. We have three weeks remaining in Semester

1. Here are some updates on our activities as well as our end-of-Sem 1 timeline.

  1. Upcoming Holidays- Based on our school calendar we have the following holidays happening before Christmas Break:

    • November 30, Tuesday (next week)- Bonifacio Day

    • December 8, Wednesday

  1. Lower School Reading Awareness Week

We had a wonderful time celebrating Reading Awareness Week! The authors from our virtual Booklatan inspired us to appreciate books more and to become better writers. Daily book trivia games with our school librarian showed us that there’s more to the books we’re reading. Lastly, today’s dress up day gave us the opportunity to share our favorite book characters.

Check out pictures from our Book Character Dress Up Day on this Padlet:

Most of our activities are done, but the Readathon continues until November 30, next Monday! We encourage students to read more and keep posting because the final count for house points will be on Tuesday, November 30, at 3pm.

Here’s our LS Readathon 2021 Padlet

We will announce the winner of the Readathon at our next Lower School assembly. Stay tuned!

3. STUCO/Games Club Game Night- A letter was emailed after this afternoon with links to sign up forms and permission slips for the MS/US STUCO/Games Club Game night.  Students who would like to attend are to complete the sign up form and have their parent/guardian complete the permission slip by 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 30. Looking forward to this fun activity!

4. Well done to our GIN Sustainability Summit participants and faculty who attended the summit on November 19, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

Attending Faculty:

1. Ms. Donna Nebrija

2. Ms. Geraldine Balagot

Student Participants

1. Jun Jun Desipeda

2. Yutae Lee (Jack)

3. Romeo Juanpaolo Padilla

4. Cassey Cunanan

5. Catherine Doyle

6. Daniel Joseph Espina

7. Alfonso Konrad Dominic Quizon

8. Breanne Alexi Tan

9. Socorro Escalante

10.Kassidy Sacley

5.  Remaining school days

Lower School Number of Remaining Classes:

6 – Day 1                                                 7 – Day 2

December 1, December 3, December 7, December 10, December 14, December 16

November 29, December 2, December 6, December 9, December 13, December 15, December 17

Middle School/Upper School Number of Remaining Regular teaching Classes:

3  Day 1                                                   3 –  Day 2

December 1, December 3, December 7,

Assessment submission days: December 10, December 14, December 16

November 29, December 2, December 6,

Assessment submission days: December 9, December 13, December 15, December 17

6. Gradebooks:  Students and parents are encouraged to check grades on BASIS. Here are the instructions: Accessing the BASIS Parent Portal Instructions. Kindly note the following:

  • Using an ‘M’ when computing the running grade has a significant impact on the average grade.  However, the ‘M’ mark can be updated once your child / ward submits his or her missing work or completes any outstanding requirements. For subjects of concern, we highly recommend and encourage you to check emails from your child’s teacher

  • Teachers have been sending follow up notes for students with missing work. Also BASIS gradebooks are being updated.

7. Clubs: Last day of clubs: December 3, Friday.

8. We have two weeks to go for our Grade 11 and 12 Active Brains, Active Bodies Program November-December! Cheering for our Grade 11 and 12 students!

9. Other important dates:



November 29th, Monday

EE workshop 1:20 to 4:30 for 12th grade

November 29th, Monday to December 3, Friday

Release of summative assessments (project based assessments)  for some subjects in MS and US.

December 5th, Sunday, 7 p.m.

Lessons and Carols

December 7th, Tuesday

Last day of teaching content for MS and US

*PE is on-going for Grades 6-8

December 9th-17th

Submission days and study hall days for MS and US

LS classes on-going

* more details to come next week

10. University Applications Upcoming Deadlines

For our seniors and their parents, here are upcoming deadlines in some of the universities where most of our students apply.


Deadline to apply

University of the Philippines

November 30, 2021

University of California

November 30, 2021

Ateneo de Manila University

December 1, 2021

University of Sto. Tomas

December 15, 2021

11. Lessons and Carols on December 5, Sunday, 7 p.m. We are looking forward to a simple yet meaningful Lessons and Carols service which is scheduled for airing tonight, Sunday, December 5 at 7 p.m. via the school’s Youtube channel.

Let’s continue with our candle lighting tradition during the singing of “Silent Night”. We invite everyone to prepare candles for the family to light. More details to follow.

We remain committed to sustaining what’s great and to learning and growing through experience and reflection. We will continue to approach this school year with curiosity, creativity and agility.

While we have challenges and difficulties because of this extended crisis, let’s work together, communicate effectively and collaborate as a team so that we can overcome them and #BeourBestatBrent.

Stay safe and God bless you all,

Dr. Celeste R. Engler
School Principal