Brill Happenings

October Newsletter

Date to Remember


11th & 14th Student Holidays

18th Community Outreach @ Brill 4-5 PM Join us to decorate a fall cookie and visit with other Broncos

26th Bronco Fest 5-8 PM @ Brill

Week of 28th- Character Week

  • Monday- Write a thankful note to someone at Brill who has been helpful to you
  • Tuesday- We are crazy about being kind- Wear crazy socks
  • Wednesday- We are blocking out the negatives in life and choosing kindness- wear a hat and/or sunglasses
  • Thursday- Career Day- dress up as your favorite career or what you hope to be
  • Friday- We are spreading kindness together as a team- wear your Brill shirt

28 – 30th Small pumpkin characters and books can be sent in to the library

30th 4th Grade Field Trip to Wunderlich Farms

31st Career Day

Fall Community Outreach

When: Friday, October 18, 2019

Where: Brill Elementary Cafeteria

Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Cost: Free!!

Additional Information: Bring your student to enjoy a fun-filled cookie decorating event. We will be decorating cookies with fall themed icing, sprinkles, candy and more. We hope to see you there!

School Store & Spirit Store

The Brill School Store is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:45-8:10

The Brill PTO Spirit Store is open every Friday from 7:45-8:10

We appreciate your support!

Bronco Fest- October 26th 5-8 PM

Video Link


10/8 Last day to pre-order tshirts and save 20% on tickets at

10/15 Staff Auction items are due

10/18 All other silent auction items are due from families

10/21 Pre-ordered Bronco Fest T-Shirts will be dropped off to classrooms (labeled for each kid)

10/24 Bronco Fest Dress Up Day - wear a costume or outfit with a space/extraterrestrial/futuristic/robot theme!

10/25 Wear your Bronco Fest T-shirt to school!

10/26, 5-8PM: BRILL PTO PRESENTS 2019 BRONCO FEST!!!!!!!!!

Principal's Message

Did you know that attendance is part of our accountability system? Attendance counts for every student, every day. When your child is absent from school they are missing valuable instruction time and we miss out on valuable funding. In addition, attendance counts in our overall school rating. This year we received an overall A rating with distinctions in Science, Math, Closing the Achievement Gap & Top 25% Performance. We missed out on distinctions in Reading and Post Secondary Readiness partly due to our attendance rating.

Our goal for attendance is 97%. Last year, we had 96.3%. While we are doing great, there is still room for improvement.

We will begin posting weekly totals for absences, tardies, and early dismissals as a way to bring awareness to the amount of instructional time that students are missing. We understand and appreciate that when your child is sick you keep them at home until they are well. We also understand that sometimes you need to pull your child for appointments throughout the day.

Please make sure that upon returning you send in a note within 5 school days, letting us know why your child was out so the absence is excused.

We appreciate your continued support in helping us meet our attendance goal of 97%!

Please know that my entire leadership team is here for you at any time. Please feel free to reach out to any of us.

With Bronco Pride,

Sandra Speer, Principal

Amy Gollogly, Assistant Principal

Herman Lartigue, Assistant Principal

Library Corner

Does your child need more access to books? Please try Overdrive, our eBook collection! > FamilyNET > StudentNET > Overdrive > Elementary Login > Library card number = S and student ID number (ex: S012345) > Pin = last four digits of the student id (ex. 2345)

Search among a vast number of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Students can check out up to 3 of these books onto their account. Whether at home or at school, the most important reminder when using Overdrive is to always select 'Read in browser' after check out. The books will automatically return and clear off students' accounts after 2 weeks. Happy reading!

Pumpkin Storybook Character Family Project 2019

Small pumpkin characters and books can be sent in October 28 – 30th. The pumpkins will be on display and our students will have the chance to vote on
October 30th for their favorite! A letter with more information will be coming home soon!

Please feel free to edit any of this or let me know if any changes need to be made.

Thank you for all your support,


Counselor Corner

Hello again everyone,

We are off to a fast start this school year and its already October! October is a month where we are going to focus more on building character and being a positive influence on each other. A word that you may hear often this month is upstander. Upstanders are people that stand up. The upstander is a person who knows what’s happening is wrong and does something to make things right. Speaking up on someone’s behalf takes courage. By doing so, a student is becoming a person of character, a leader, and is also involved in helping someone else.

With that being said, I am going to challenge our Brill students each day in October. Every morning a challenge will be read on the announcements for them to attempt. For example: “Today’s challenge is to greet someone you don’t know by introducing yourself.” And we shall see how many challenges they can conquer!

Feel free to ask your student each day about the daily challenge. Hopefully this will spark some great conversations at home about the importance of respect, kindness, and being a genuine person of character.

Also, the week of October 28th will be Character Week, with Thursday, the 31st, being our Career Day! Keep an eye out for information regarding special dress up days.

Have a great month,

Mr. Scherrman

After School Clubs

Did you know about all the wonderful opportunities for your kids to get involved at school? Being part of a club is a great way to get to know others in the school and throughout the community. At Brill, the following clubs are in place:

Brill Clubs:

Garden Club

Bronco Chorale


Jogging Club

Student Council

Culture for Caring


Safety Patrol

Coding Club

Destination Imagination

Outside Vendor Clubs:

Lego Club

Spanish Club

Drama Club

MIDI (Piano class)

We look forward to seeing your child in a club!