Brentwood Bulletin

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement

Expectation of Excellence
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PTO Scrip Program - Order Deadline: Friday, August 18th

Our PTO is bringing back a successful fundraising program from Brentwood's past! The Scrip Program! This is a program that raises money for our students and staff by purchasing gift cards that you can use for grocery shopping, gas, meals, or gifts - which you would already be purchasing!

There are 3 ways to purchase the cards: (PTO pays for the shipping of ALL options!)

  1. Use the form that came home with your child.
  2. Go online to and create an account using our enrollment code: FAF8ED2321874. You may purchase cards through PrestoPay (PTO recommends that you watch the helpful video before your first time, after that it will be easy! After you have enrolled and receive an email stating "Please contact your scrip program coordinator and give them this number for the final PrestoPay approval step", please email with your code. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT STEP.
  3. Go online, enroll using the code in option 2, make your order and send a check in an envelope made payable to Brentwood PTO into the school.

**PrestoPay takes two days to complete the ordering process - keep that in mind if you want to get your order in before the deadline!**

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Upcoming Solar Eclipse – On Monday, August 21 Indiana residents will be able to witness the amazing site of a Total Eclipse, where the moon will completely cover the sun. This will be the first Total Eclipse seen by the United States in 38 years. It will occur 1:30-3:30 p.m. with the total eclipse occurring around 2:24 p.m.

I am asking teachers to show this amazing event in their classrooms on the smartboard.

Do’s and Don’ts:

  1. Do watch the eclipse on the website in your classrooms.
  2. Do leave your blinds up so students can witness the darkness around them
  3. Do participate in activities before and after to learn about the eclipse.

  1. Don’t send students outside for recess - indoor recess only
  2. Don’t encourage students to look out the windows

** We will dismiss at 3:50pm on Monday. The eclipse should be over at 3:48pm so we will WAIT until 3:50pm.
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School Pictures - Wednesday, August 23rd

Picture Day is coming! Your child will have their yearbook picture taken on August 23rd. Order forms will be coming home soon If you would like to purchase pictures. (This is not mandatory - and EVERY child's picture will be included in our yearbook!)

If you would like to pay online for your pictures you may pre-pay on DMH Photographics website HERE. (Online order note: REMEMBER TO STILL COMPLETE AN ORDER FORM TO SEND IN ON PICTURE DAY. RECORD THE PREPAY ORDER NUMBER IN THE AREA PROVIDED ON THE FORM.)

Regardless of payment option: online, check or cash - an order form must be completed and sent in to your child's teacher BEFORE the time of their picture. Yearbook order forms will come home in February. Thanks!

Local educators help transform Honduran schools

Some central Indiana educators are starting the new school year with a brand new perspective. A group of educators, including our Principal, Mrs. Nicole Walker, spent time this summer helping teachers and students in Honduras through "HETO," which stands for "Heart in Education Teacher Outreach."

You can watch the video below, and find out more about HETO HERE.

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Plainfield Community Schools: A Community of Values

We, at PCSC, have great pride in our Community Values. Each month at Brentwood we learn about that month's value. As a look ahead toward the beginning of school we'd like to give you a preview of August's Value: TRUTH: Being Factual & Following Rules
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Brentwood After-School Kickball Club

Mrs. Eakes is offering her fist athletic club of the year to any 4th or 5th grade student who is interested.

Permission slips are coming home (on red papers) that must be filled out and turned in no later than Friday, August 25th. This club is limited to 50 students. Please do not join this club if you are not interested or if you are unable to be picked up promptly outside Door 5 by 4:45 p.m.

Club Dates:

August 30th

September 6th

September 13th

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Additional information about Art Club for your grade will be coming home!
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August Birthdays

A VERY Happy Birthday to these Brentwood students during the month of August:

Lexi O, Jason F, Jada L, Rylan S, Domink B, Carter B, Bryce R, Daelyn D, Payten J, Avarie C, Giana S, Jadrian M, Paxton P, Evan B, Oriona D, Aubree F, Dakota H, Cameron M, Victoria K, Theron W, Emily G, Connor P, Clara P, Avery T, Serenity K, Julie P, Jaylea T, D'Angelo C, Josiah R, Seyla R, Baylee W, Makayla W, Ayana A, Jaden O, Estelle M, Brennan L, Mikayla O, Kylee B, Ava B, Mariana L

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Brentwood Information

Brentwood Elementary School School Day Hours:

Doors Open: 8:30 a.m.

Tardy Bell Rings: 8:50 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:50 p.m.

Address: 1630 Oliver Avenue, Plainfield, IN 46168

Phone: 317-839-4802

Fax: 317-838-3991

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.


Has Your Address Changed?

Have you moved recently? If your child rides the bus, we want to make sure your child is picked up on schedule and dropped off safely to your home. If you have changed addresses since you did the online registration in PowerSchool, we will need to have you fill out a transportation form so we can pass the information to the transportation department so your child's bus route can be updated.

You can find this form on our website. From the main page, click MENU, and then DOCUMENTS. Please return this form to the main office as soon as you can, so the appropriate changes can be made. Call us if you have any questions!

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Car Rider Drop-Off Reminder

For safety purposes, If you drop your student(s) off in the morning before school in the car rider lane, please do not allow your children to exit your car until you are past the front awning. The staff members on duty cannot see children past the front awning and we want to ensure the safety of everyone. Thank you for your cooperation with this procedure.

Youth Sports Info

Plainfield Youth Basketball Club

Plainfield Youth Basketball Club will be having their annual tryouts for boys in grades 2-6. Please visit their website for time and information. All participants must pre-register at
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Sunday Showcase Clinics

  • Aug. 20th, 6 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 10th, 6 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Sept. 24th, 6 - 7:15 p.m.
  • Oct. 8th, 6 - 7:15 p.m
  • Oct. 29th, 6 - 7:15 p.m.

(All dates and time are subject to change)

Where: Franklin Park, 7U on Field 4 & 8U on Field 3

The Sunday Showcase program is a baseball development program for the past 7+ years in Plainfield. These clinics allow the coaches to see your son play baseball on a field before tryouts. This helps build two teams per age group. Sunday Showcase tryouts will be in late February or early March of 2018. The games will be played in April & May on Sundays and some Saturdays. 6 year olds are welcome to try out for the 7 U team.

Please email with questions or if you are interested in coaching. Or visit for league information.

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Reporting Absences to the Nurse

Nurse Gyori (pronounced jer-ee) is our school nurse and will help your child should they need her throughout their days at Brentwood.

If you need to report a student absence please call 317-838-3652 or email Please include the following information:

Your child's name and teacher

Your relationship to child

The reason your child will be out

The best way to reach you if the nurse has additional questions

Also, please direct any immunization questions you have to our nurse. She would love to answer your questions!

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2017-2018 Lunch Prices

Breakfast $1.30

Lunch $2.40

Milk $0.50

Cafeteria Information:

Please send lunch money in a marked envelope with your child to school when needed. This can be in the form of cash or check made out to "Brentwood Cafeteria". You may also fund your child's lunch account using eFunds or Look for student sign up information on these online options to come home with your child the first week of school.

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 17th

Kindergarten & New Parent Forum 6:00 p.m.

Plainfield High School Auditorium

Monday, August 21st

Parent Safety Mtg 5:30 p.m.

1st PTO Mtg of the Year 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 23rd
Picture Day

Thursday, August 24th

Donuts with Dads (Last Names A-M) 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Friday, August 25th

Donuts with Dads (Last Names N-Z) 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, August 29th

3rd Grade Parent Mtg 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 31st

Parent Title 1&3 Mtgs 10:00 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Monday, September 4th

Labor Day - No School

Friday, September 15th

Reptile Jim - PTO Free Event 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19th

Hot Skates Fundraiser 6-8 p.m.

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Become a Brentwood Volunteer

Would you like to help out in your child's classroom, go on field trips, or attend field trips? If so - our teachers can't wait to have you help out! But before you do there are some simple steps you need to complete first...

1. Every volunteer, field trip chaperone, or classroom party volunteer must have a background check completed through PCSC. Many of your completed these forms when you enrolled your children online this year as the forms were included. If you still need to fill one out for this year please contact the office well in advance of your first visit to do this.

2. Every volunteer must also complete a PCSC Confidentiality Volunteer Agreement in the office upon their first time volunteering each year.

3. Every visitor to our building during school hours must check-in at the reception desk and be entered into our Safe Visitor system. The very fist time you visit you must have your Driver's License or State Issued ID Card which will be scanned into the computer. Most likely you will NOT need it again upon subsequent visits because the system stores your information. (However, should a glich appear in the system and it is required of you it would be more convenient on you if you had your ID with you.) Every visitor is photographed at the same time they are checked in upon their first visit also.

Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to learn this software during our second year of its use. We know your first priority, as ours in the office, is the safety of all of our children.

(Lunch Room visitors will sit at a specially designated table with only their child and therefore will only be checked into our Safe Visitor system (#3) above.) They are not required to complete steps 1-2 above unless they want to volunteer in a classroom or small group setting, chaperone a field trip, or help out at PTO run classroom parties or events.)

We Are Proud to Introduce Our New PTO Board

President, Gina Grimes

Co-presidents, Carol Mehl and Micki Stevens

Treasurer, Carrie Baker

Secretary, Shelly Smith

Financial Secretary, Sara Frisch

Social Director, Angela Smail

Donations Director, Amanda Scott

Please email with any questions!

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Kroger Community Rewards

Do you shop for groceries? Do you ever shop at Kroger?

Kroger is committed to helping our communities grow and prosper. Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards.

Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy..all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!

Enroll TODAY by using our PTO # 74295 by clicking HERE.

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