Expectation of Excellence
Friday, May 1, 2015
Note From the Principal...
Dear Brentwood Families,
Our first week of ISTEP testing has finished - please make sure your students continue to get plenty of rest and eat a nutritious breakfast every day!
Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Stacy Davis, our wonderful 3rd grade teacher, who has been chosen as Brentwood's Teacher of the year!
Enjoy your weekend,
Games Club: Swampland Week
Staff MVP of the Week ~ Miss Chelsea Exner, Special Education Instructional Assistant
Chelsea has been a Special Education Aide at Brentwood for nearly two years. In the past she has interned at both The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and Walt Disney World in Florida. She has lived in Plainfield her entire life (except for 5 magical months in Florida!) and graduated from Plainfield High School in 2006. Her Mom, Debbie, is the assistant managing broker at Carpenter Realtors in Plainfield and her father, Jim, works on large engine transmission repairs at Mascot. Chelsea also has "a sassy kitty named Smokie, and a playful dog, Boomer."
Miss Exner's Faves:
Color ~ ALL shades of blue
Movie ~ Any Disney movie you can think of
TV Show ~ Once Upon a Time
Book ~ The Bible
Music ~ Chelsea LOVES the Celtic harp and Native American flute
Flower ~ Iris
Restaurant ~ Texas Roadhouse
Candy ~ "I haven't met a chocolate I didn't like"
When not at Brentwood, Chelsea enjoys taking Boomer for walks, watching Detroit Red Wings games, and playing cards with "my Nana".
What is the most interesting place you have been? "The most interesting place I've ever been is on the shuttle to Epcot. International interns from all over the world are sitting on the bus. There were conversations in 7 different languages going on at the same time!"
What is a teacher/student moment you remember fondly? "I don't think I could narrow dozens of moments to a specific one. Rather, it is the privilege of helping and seeing the students attain and surpass goals that are special to me."
Chelsea's advice to parents: "I believe one of the best ways for a parent to get involved in their child's education is to cultivate a child's curiosity. Read together about the subject and provide resources to continue learning and growing. He or she may be the next great botanist, astronomer, or writer!"
Fellow Special Education Aide, Mrs. Jody Davis says, "Chelsea is a wonderful asset to our program! She has a heart of gold and wants to see our students do their very best everyday. I can always count on Chelsea to help wherever there is a need."
The Golden Tray Goes To.......
PTO is Looking for Help with Staff Appreciation
If you would like to help out with any of the following please sign up through Perfect Potluck:
We Need Field Day Volunteers!!!
Volunteer assignments will be sent home the week of May 11th. Thank you for your help with this fun filled active day for our students!
Week of May 4-8, 2015
Wednesday, May 6th
Culver's Restaurant Night 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, May 14th
3rd Grade Wax Museum
Friday, May 15th
Monday, May 18th
PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Art Fair 6-8 p.m.
Friday, May 22nd
Math Fact Challenge
Monday, May 25th
Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, May 26th
Race Car Reading Challenge
5th Grade Hot Dog Lunch & Kickball
Wednesday, May 27th
LAST STUDENT DAY
5th Grade Awards Breakfast 7:30 a.m.
Excellence Convo 2:30 p.m.
Friday, May 29th
Brentwood Art Fair ~ May 18th
***Artwork will be available for purchase at this event if you are interested!***
If you have a love of LIFE and JEWELRY check out our ONE-OF-A-KIND, interchangeable Keepers and Keys. Each one is a wearable touchstone, an instant reminder of the big things, the small things, and all the things that matter.
Use the following link to start creating your unique "keeper":
***Make sure "Brentwood PTO" is listed at the top of the page before ordering***
Orders ship directly to you 4-5 business days after order.
4th Grade WRE Parents Are Invited to Closing Program
When: Tuesday, May 12th
Time: 7 p.m. (kids should arrive NO LATER than 6:45 p.m.)
Location: Plainfield Christian Church, 800 Dan Jones Road, Plainfield
Dress is casual, however if your student wants to dress up they are more than welcome to! Enter Plainfield Christian through the doors with the large pillars (there will be signs to assist you). The program usually lasts about an hour, with refreshments immediately afterward.
Please direct any questions to Lisa Troupe, WRE Director (Plainfield Federation of Churches) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Please save a seat for your child, after they are done singing they will go and sit with you***
Rock Star Reading Camps (June 1-5)
- This is a Reading Camp where students will work in small groups guided by teachers with a Masters in Reading and trained in Lindamood Bell Phonics and Visualizing and Verbalizing Comprehension
- Rock Your Reading Skills Camp (Students entering 1st & 2nd Grade)
Admission Price $50
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Rock Your Genius Camp (Students with at least a 3rd Grade Reading Level)
Admission Price $75
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
For more information please contact Jack Rogers at email@example.com.
Quaker Day Parade Theme Contest Announced for 2015
All entries must be submitted on an official entry form available in the Flyer, from the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, 210 W. Main St, in Plainfield or downloaded from http://www.plainfield-in.com. Past themes have included: One Town-One Heart, Proud to Be An American, Field of Dreams, Good Ole' Days and A Community of Values.
The Quaker Day Parade Theme Contest is sponsored by the Hendricks County Flyer and Chicago's Pizza. For more information on the Quaker Day Parade contact the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce at 317-839-3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Value of the Month Student ~ March ~ "Reliability"
Mrs. Sutton writes, "I can always count on Lily to give her best effort. Even when faced with a difficult task, I know Lily is always going to do her very best. I can depend on her to work carefully and do the very best job she can do. I can also count on her to have a good attitude. She never complains, she just gets the job done. Finally, I can always rely on Lily to be a kind, caring person. She is considerate of her classmates and treats everyone with respect. Lily is a wonderful student to teach because I can rely on her to show excellence in her attitude and her effort. She is really an amazing person!"
Youth Sports Info
Youth Soccer Camp 2015
Register by May 25, 2015 to guarantee t-shirt
Ages: 5-13 (Must be 5 by June 1, 2015)
Dates of Camp: June 1-5, 2015
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Plainfield High School Soccer Fields
Cost: $50 (Checks made payable to Krissy Sullivan)
*Please bring ball and water to camp each day! Wear cleats & shin guards if you have them! Please have a pair of tennis shoes in your bag. If it rains camp will be held in one of the PHS gyms.
Contact Krissy for more information!
Plainfield Tennis Camp
Camp Dates: Monday, June 1 - Thursday, June 4 & Monday, June 8 - June 11
Session I: Incoming grades K-3 (8:30-09:30 a.m.)
Session II: Incoming grades 4-5 (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.)
Session III: Incoming grades 6-8 (9:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Advanced Middle School Class for players with team/match experience
Incoming grades 6-8 (9:30 - 11:00 a.m.)
Sessions I, II & III - $50
Advances - $75
Send registration form and payments to Judy Rigdon, 1563 Hardin Ct, Plainfield, IN 46168.
Email questions to Brian Planker.
Plainfield Optimist Cheerleading
Register onlin at www.plainfieldoptimistclub.com starting May 1st
Registration fee: $85 if paid by June 6th
Late Registration $100 (June 7 - 13)
(Online Payment Plan Available)
Questions? Call Ashley at 317-607-6862 (email@example.com) or
Sierra at 765-894-2834 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PCSC Food Services is Hiring!!!
Are you looking for a part-time job? Are you looking to earn some extra income while your kids are at school? Would you enjoy preparing and/or serving healthy food to children?
No nights, weekends or holidays!
We are currently looking for energetic, upbeat people to fill open positions in the cafeterias within PCSC.
Positions Open: Substitute but could lead into full time
Experience: No experience required, Kitchen experience helpful
Please complete an application online (can be accessed at www.plainfield.k12.in.us) under the employment tab.
If you have any questions please contact:
317-838-3662Director Food Services
Tardy Bell - 8:40 a.m. (Students must be in classroom when bell rings)
Dismissal Bell - 3:40 p.m.
11:00 - 11:30 - 2nd & 3rd Grade Lunch
11:35 - 12:05 - 4th & 5th Grade Lunch
12:10 - 12:45 - K & 1st Grade Lunch
Volunteer News & Information:
- Volunteer Background Agreement
- Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement (ask at front office the first time you come in to volunteer)
- Read & understand our Emergency Procedures Handout (ask for your copy at the front office)
- Read & understand our "Facts about Bullying" handout (ask for your copy at the front office)
Some guidelines to follow when volunteering at Brentwood (please refer to our handbook for more):
- You may only take photos of your own child. Photos may not be taken of friends or other students and should NEVER be posted on social media sources without the consent of the classroom teacher and the other parents.
- You should avoid taking or making phone calls while supervising students unless for an emergency or communication is needed on a field trip.
- You should not bring other children along on a field trip.
- You must immediately report incidents or suspected incidents of bullying, physical, and/or verbal aggression to a teacher.
"Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer." ~Author Unknown
Transportation & Dismissal Info
All car riders arriving in the morning should be dropped off in our car rider lane NOT in our Visitor Parking lot. This ensures they are not crossing over any traffic. If you child is being dropped off late an adult must come into the office with them to sign them in.
If your child rides the bus to school and will be eating breakfast in the cafeteria please talk to them about going straight to the cafeteria to get their breakfast. This will give them the most time to eat a healthy breakfast possible.
- If you need to change your child's dismissal instructions the best way to do this is to send a signed note into your child's teacher.
- If this is impossible please call the office NO LATER THAN 3:00 p.m. to ensure the dismissal change gets to your child's teacher in a timely matter.
If you are permanently changing how your child goes home or if you move please notify our office at 317-839-4802, as well as Transportation at 317-838-3632, and submit a new Transportation Form to the office.
PTO Market Day
***IMPORTANT NEWS: These will be the last 2 Market Day events for Brentwood Elementary School. We will no longer participate in Market Day. If you would like to continue ordering please do so directly through www.maketday.com and arrange pick-up from GFC in Avon. We apologize for the inconvenience.***
Order forms are available in the office for the month of May only or you can visit Market Day online to order!
Order Pick-Up Dates:
Please contact our Market Day Representative, Kathleen @ 317-821-0613 for more information.