McBrien Elementary School

1501 Tombras Avenue
East Ridge, Tennessee 37412
Fax ~ 423-867-6225
 8:10 - 3:10

Our Mission Statement

To teach students to read, to write, and to reason mathematically enabling them to make informed decisions and become productive members of society.

William Fain, Principal

Lea Ann Bolick, Vice Principal

Providing academic success for all children

McBrien's Legends Evening on Thursday, May 6, 2010, was a huge success!

Current and former staff members, alumni and the community came together to celebrate McBrien's history!

Check out to see wonderful pictures that capture the spirit of that evening!


             Accelerated Reader List


              2009 ~ 2010 Calendar

              Be There ©  


              Noticias de McBrien en Español


                  McBrien's Parent Involvement Policy


              Reading Connection

              School Mission & History

              School Policy


              Title I 

             UPDATED Curriculum Standards

McBrien News

& Information

May 18, 2010

From the Administration


Child Care

Coming Events


Box Tops For Education

So You Know...

From the Administration

Dear McBrien Parents, Teachers, Community Members, and Stakeholders

This will be the final edition of our school newsletter and within this letter you will see we have tried to make it special by highlighting on page two what our students are learning about during our final days in the existence of our school.

For me, I feel like in summary our journey and the existence of our school has been similar to Dr. Seuss’s book, “Oh The Places You’ll Go!”  And will we succeed was the question we pondered?  Since 1954, hundreds of educators, support staff, and parents have been providing “Academic Success for All Students who enter the doors of McBrien.  We tried to capture the spirit of this success as you tour our school and museum during “Homecoming Week”.  As we move into a week of celebrating what has made our school a vital resource for the East Ridge Community, we want to always remember McBrien will live in our hearts forever.

As you continue on this journey with a new principal, beautiful new school, and new programs the wisdom of Dr. Seuss comes to mind.  Let us “keep the balance, find bright places where Boom Bands are playing, be ready for anything under the sky, and face up to our problems whatever they are. “And will you succeed” Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)  You’ll move mountains!”

Thanks so much for your prayers, the journey, the laughter, your dedication and friendship.  It has been an honor to serve as principal in our final year at McBrien Elementary School.

With great appreciation,

William L. Fain, Jr.

Congratulations to your students for all your hard work during TCAP last week!  We are very proud of your effort!

Way to go!


We want to extend a special THANK YOU to PTA President Cindy Black and the PTA Board Members for all of their hard work and sacrifices this year. WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

McBrien’s Homecoming Committee 2010

A special thank you is extended to everyone who served on the Homecoming Committee board this year.  Thank you for your sacrifices, and your unwavering support.

McBrien’s School Motto

“Proving Academic Success for Students Since 1954"

Important Notice

      Pioneer Frontier Playground is not a supervised area before or after school.  It is not a safe place for your child to be unless you are with them.

Child Care

       Do you need child care before and/or after school? Did you know the Hamilton County Schools offer a child care program at McBrien Elementary?  We provide homework time, arts and crafts, music, reading, games, outdoor play and much, much more.

     The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. for morning care and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for afternoon care.  There is a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee per child. The daily rates are very reasonable at $3.00 per morning and $6.00 per afternoon. Unlike most private day care programs, you only pay for the sessions that your child attends. There is a sibling discount on daily rates when both children attend on the same day.

     If you would like more information, or would like to register your child for before and/or after care, please see Mrs. Stacy Ellis before or after school call 861-6880 ext. 115.  Hope to see you soon!

Coming Events


May 19 (Wed) Field Day PreK-2


May 20 (Thurs) Field Day 3-5


May 21 (Fri) 5thGrade Picnic


May 24 (Mon) 5th Grade

Promotion Day (Mon) 9AM & Last Full Day of School


May 25 (Tue) RECORDS DAY (No School for students)


May 26 Report Card Pick Up Day



For the protection of all McBrien children, always present your yellow identification card at the front door at dismissal before we release your children to you.  If you do not have this, please come to the front office with a picture ID to get one.  Even though you are familiar to us, this is a good practice for the safety of the children.

Parents of Walkers!

Children who walk home are sometimes stopping at the Pioneer Frontier to play.  This is unsupervised by adults and children could be in harms’ way.  Also, if you are having your child walk to you to your car, we cannot assure the proper people are getting your child.  You may want to walk to the front doors and present your yellow identification card.

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So You Know!

§         Check out the school system's web site at It's awesome!

§         The Tennessee Department of Education's web site is

§         Title IX coordinator for Hamilton County is Dr. Marvin Lott, Hamilton County Department of Education, 6703 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, TN  37412, 209-8477. (Information provided in compliance with the Office of Civil Rights.)


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