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Brantner Updates

September 8, 2018






Dear Brantner Families,

The tone and focus throughout our classrooms at Brantner is impressive! Students are engaged in meaningful work to gain literacy, math, social studies, and science skills throughout their day that are aligned with the Ohio State Standards.  Our teachers are helping our students connect to early literacy skills through the use of key vocabulary found in quality texts, letter names, and sounds, and the exploration of how these all fit together to make complex words.  Be sure to ask your child about the books they are exploring together in class and have fun listening to them share the sounds of letters in their world and the books they are reading in class and independently as they are eager to continue to make these connections!

  Ms. Doyle’s class is focusing on vocabulary in     the book, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, by Laura Numerhoff.  Our district adopted literacy resource, Collaborative Classroom, pulls high level vocabulary connections from quality texts to continue to build our students’ language skills through comprehension.

Watch this video of the book to see how these four, high level vocabulary words can be discussed through the story of the book, “generous, energetic, nuisance, exhausted!”





Mrs. Morris’ class is focused on a math skill, subitizing, in this lesson where students strengthen their estimation and counting skills by answering the question, “How many?”   






Mrs. Flaherty’s homeroom is working on letter identification and sound as they cooperatively pass the letters in her circle time.  








It’s Fun Run time!  

The West Clermont Education Foundation’s 4th Annual Fun Run is set for Saturday, September 29th.  The event is for all students in West Clermont in Grades K-8. It will be held at West Clermont High School.  Back again this year, there will medals for top 10 runners in each heat and a trophy for the school with the most runners. The event starts at 9:00 am after the inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K Run/Walk.  To register for the Race to the Future 5K Run/Walk visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/WestClermontEducationFoundation5K.  


West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K

The inaugural West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K will be a cross-country type run/walk that will take place entirely on the West Clermont High School campus. The race will be held on Saturday, September 29, and it will begin with a mass start at 8:00 AM. Participants will follow a course that loops throughout the fields and parking lots of the high school property, and all runners/walkers will finish inside the football stadium.  To register for the West Clermont Education Foundation Race to the Future 5K visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Cincinnati/WestClermontEducationFoundation5K.


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 next session called, “Current Mental Health Issues and Trends” will be held on Thursday September 20th during Parent/Teacher Conferences at West Clermont High School.  There will be two sessions: 4:30pm-5:30pm and 6:00pm-7:00pm. All sessions will be held in Community Room A. The sessions are free and the entire community is welcome to attend.  Click here to get a full schedule of sessions being offered.


Kindergarten Immunization

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.


Thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education!  



Lisa Courtney


Brantner Elementary

609 Brantner Lane

Cincinnati, OH 45244



Upcoming Events

Saturday, 9/8/18

  • Cincy Kids 4 Kids Carnival, 11:00 - 4:00 at our West Clermont Middle School  


Tuesday, 9/11/18

  • PTO Meeting, 6:30 in our library
    • We hope you will join us for our PTO meeting to kick off the new year.  We have the Fall Festival coming up in October that will require coordination and volunteers in order to make it happen!
    • 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 the start of our first PTO meeting at 6:30 pm.


Thursday, 9/20/18

#WCconnects Parent Education Series session, “Current Mental Health Issues and Trends”.  4:30pm - 5:30pm and 6:00pm - 7:00pm in Community Room A at West Clermont High School.


Tuesday, 9/25/18

  • Fall Picture Day


Friday, 9/28/18

  • PTO Fall Sale Kick Off - More information to come!


Saturday, 9/29/18

  • West Clermont Fun Run!, 9:00 am at the West Clermont High School


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