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Brantner Updates

Brantner Updates

Dear Brantner Families,

Our first full week together was filled with gorgeous weather, goal setting, and opportunity for our students to get more comfortable with their schedule and routines.  If you come in to volunteer in our classrooms and walk our halls, you will see evidence of classroom communities coming together, students getting to know one another, goal setting, and celebrating together.  

This past week, you would have also seen students in grades K - 1 reading one on one with our reading specialists to show what they know and students in 2 - 5 grades working on taking their fall MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) assessments on their computers. The information we get from these measures will help guide our instructional efforts to meet your child’s needs in our classrooms and at home.  



Our bus system has been incredible for the start of this year with almost all buses running right on time each day. We highly encourage all parents to take advantage of our bus system to get your child to and from school each day.  


Parent Pick Up

Thank you for your patience with our parent pick up line as we work hard to keep your children safe while getting everyone through the car line as quickly as possible. Please remain in your car, with your card clearly displayed in the window for us to see your child’s last name. Kindergarten parents, it would be helpful for you to practice your child’s last name with them so they can get used to hearing it called out when it is their turn.  

If you plan to routinely pick your child up from school each day, you will need a yellow car tag. To obtain one, simply stop in the office to fill out some quick paperwork to let us know who we can release your children to at the end of the day.  

In the event of an emergency, you can have your child signed out from the back line after we have gotten through the car line but the person must be authorized by you to be allowed to pick up your child and we will check IDs.  

All of this is to minimize foot traffic of students and adults in our car line as it gets busy in our back lot and we want to make sure everyone gets home safely.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Kindergarten Immunization

Now that the school year has started, we wanted to remind you that all students entering Kindergarten are required by Ohio law to provide proof of the following vaccinations BEFORE
the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTap)
  • Polio
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)

If your student does not receive the vaccinations mentioned above by the beginning of the

2018-2019 school year, he/she may be excluded from school beginning September 7th, 2018 in accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3313.671. Here is a link to all of the immunizations required by the Ohio Department of Health for students to attend school. (Ohio Department of Health Immunization Summary)

If your child's immunization records are not up to date, we encourage you to contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment for the vaccinations as soon as possible. You may also contact the Wolves Wellness Center at West Clermont Middle School at 513-732-5082 to schedule an appointment.  You may use your current health insurance at the Wolves Wellness Center.  However, if you do not have health insurance the vaccinations will be provided by the Wolves Wellness Center at no cost to you. Vaccinations are also available at many local pharmacies.

Once a student has received the vaccination please send their updated vaccination records to their home school to the attention of the Health Clerk. If you have any questions about the required immunizations please contact District Nurse Heather Burns at
513-943-3862 or at burns_h@westcler.org.


WC Connects Parent Education Series

In partnership with local community partners, the West Clermont School District is launching the West Clermont Connects Parent Education Series. These monthly sessions will focus on different topics ranging from: Mental Health, Teen Substance Abuse, Physical Wellness/Nutrition, Technology Safety, and Teen Driving. Our first session called, “The Teen Brain” was held this past Thursday August 23rd at West Clermont High School and it was very informative and relatable.  There will be two sessions: 4:30pm-5:30pm and 6:15pm-7:15pm. All sessions will be held in Community Room A at West Clermont High School. The sessions are free and the entire community is welcome to attend.  Click here to get a full schedule of sessions being offered.


Fifth Grade, Camp Kern - October 8 - 10

Camp Kern is quickly approaching and is a wonderful time for your child to grow and learn while building a sense of community with their peers and teachers!  The price is $50 this year with PTO covering the additional cost to attend for each student. Please make note of this for budgeting purposes as we will begin collecting money in November. PTO Scholarship funds are available as well to support any family as we want all of our fifth graders to attend and do not want money to be a stopping point for anyone.  Simply reach out to Lisa Courtney, courtney_l@westcler.org, or (513) 943-6400, to discuss the needed support.

There will be a parent meeting with Ms. Miller, Mrs. Worley, and a camp staff member for all parents on September 11, in the library, at our first PTO meeting at 6:30 pm.


We are excited about our preschoolers joining us this week! We encourage our preschool parents to park their cars to walk their child up to the front where Mrs.Jones, Mrs.Collins, Mrs. Knodel, and Mrs. Freire will be there ready to welcome you to Brantner’s and Summerside’s preschool classrooms!  

Have a great weekend filled with outdoor family fun!!


Lisa Courtney


Brantner Elementary

609 Brantner Lane

Cincinnati, OH 45244



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

  • First Day of Preschool!


Monday, September 3, 2018

  • Labor Day, No School


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

  • PTO Meeting, 6:30 in our library
    • We hope you will join us for our PTO meeting to kick off the new year.  Please see the attached activity calendar that is filled with PTO events that will need volunteers to coordinate throughout the year.  Brantner Activity Calendar, 2018 - 19.pdf ???????
    • There will be a parent meeting with Ms. Miller, Mrs. Worley, and a camp staff member for all parents on September 11, in the library, at our first PTO meeting at 6:30 pm.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • Fall Picture Day

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