The Brentwood Bulletin
Expectation of Excellence ~ Friday, January 9, 2015
A Message from the Principal...
Dear Brentwood Families,
I hope all of you had a happy and healthy holiday with those you hold dear. With the New Year upon us, so are the colder temperatures! In case of a two-hour delay, school will begin at 10:40 a.m. with our doors opening for students to enter the building at 10:20 a.m. Buses will arrive two hours later than their normal pick up time. Please be sure your children are dressed appropriately for the bitter cold winter conditions.
If your student is a car rider at dismissal, you may have noticed we implemented our inclement weather car rider dismissal procedure which seems to be working out quite nicely. We also have our first two-hour delays behind us! If you haven't received any of our automated telephone and/or email notifications please contact our office at 839-4802 to ensure your contact information is accurate.
Have a terrific weekend,
Baby... It's Cold Outside!!!
Our first snow make-up day will be on Monday, January 19th (Martin Luther King Day) IF we should need to have a snow day before that date. This will mean that all staff and student will need to come to school on that day IF we have a snow day BEFORE that date.
December Value of the Month Student ~ Simone Rivera
Miss Landis writes, "Simone is always a very kind student in our classroom to all. She goes out of her way to make all of her classmates feel included. Simone also lends a helping hand whenever needed. She has also been seen giving her classmates cards and pictures to cheer them up. Simone is a very kind student!"
4th Grade Weather & Erosion Experiments
Meet our Staff MVP of the Week ~ Mr. Jeff Bridges, Head Custodian
This is Mr. Bridges second year as the head custodian at Brentwood Elementary School. Before working here he held the same position at Central Elementary and has worked in the Maintenance Department at the Kroger Bakery.
He went to school at Lawrence North and lives in the Camby area with his wife and black lab named Toby.
Some of Mr. Bridges Favorites:
Color ~ Blue
TV Show ~ Ghost Adventures
Magazine ~ 4 Wheel Drive Magazines
Music ~ 50's & 60's Country Music
Restaurant ~ Donatos Pizza & Fire House Subs
Candy ~ Milky Ways & M&Ms
When Mr. Bridges isn't handling all of your building emergencies here at Brentwood he enjoys swimming with his grandchildren and working on his '65 Ford Falcon. He and his family have enjoyed trips to Florida.
His advice for parents of elementary school-aged is this: Work with your children and be the best you can be! Always be there for them!
Thank you Mr. Bridges for faithfully helping all of us out here at Brentwood! We don't know what we would do without you!
PTO Movie Night - Friday, January 16th (6-8 p.m.)
Feel free to bring a blanket, pillow and anything else that will make you more comfortable. This is a family event - parents MUST stay with their children!
***Malificient has a rating of PG and Brentwood Elementary's PTO advises all parents decide whether this movie is a movie their child would enjoy!***
You can read more about the movie HERE!
The Cafeteria NEEDS Your Help
January at a Glance
Excellence Convocation in 2:45 p.m.
Friday, January 16, 2015
PTO Movie Night at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL
Monday, January 26, 2015
PTO Meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Teacher's Lounge
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
PTO Restaurant Night at Dickey's BBQ (5-9 p.m.)
Spring Break Camp: Technology & Nature Together
WHO: Ages 11-15 - Kids interested in computers, information technology & IT careers
WHAT: Day Camp during Spring Break!
WHERE: 2001 Bridgeport Road, Indianapolis, IN 46321
WHEN: March 30 - April 3, 9:00-5:00 (drop-off opens at 8:00, pick up by 5:30)
ACTIVITIES: Technology & Outdoor Activities - MORE INFORMATION HERE!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $320/full week UNTIL Dec. 31st ($350/week after Dec. 31st)
Angels & Doves: Anti-Bullying Program
2015-2016 Board & other PTO Positions Avialable
Board positions - including our PTO President position!
Grade Reps - Find classroom parents for Fall & Valentine parties, Send home PTO grade-specific info periodically, attend monthly 1 hour long meetings, help organize grade specific auctioned theme basket for Carnival.
Market Day Rep - Oversee Market Day flyer distribution, orders, pick-ups
Box Top Rep - Collect box tops, trim box tops, send out box tops, track box tops
Please email Andi Solero if you have any questions!
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
With colder weather upon us we just wanted to remind you that if your child is late to school an adult DOES still need to accompany them into the office to sign them in. Please do not send them in unaccompanied.
Childrens' Sports Info
This camp will focus on age appropriate strength training exercises and speed development techniques. There will be major emphasis on functional strength exercises, acceleration and dynamic agility. Ex: lunges, push-ups, ropes, tires, medicine ball work, speed harnesses, etc...
$50 per camper/ $30 for siblings
Checks payable to Durand Vanderbush
1 Red Pride Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
Mr. Vanderbush 317-839-7711
Check out more youth sports info HERE.
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
Join our PTO
If you would like more information please contact Andi or Rochelle!
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 Fundraiser
Order Pick-Up Dates:
Please contact our Market Day Representative, Kathleen @ 317-821-0613 for more information.