Brentwood Bulletin

Wednesday, July 26 , 2017

Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement

Expectation of Excellence

The 1st Day of School is Tuesday, August 1st

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At Brentwood Elementary School we understand that the first day of school can cause many emotions: excitement, sadness, happiness, and sometimes anxiety - and that is just the parents! We can't wait to meet your child and welcome them to their first day in a new class full of future friends! With that in mind, we also know that some of our parents need just one more day to hold on to their child's hand. Please feel free to walk your child to their classroom on the first day. We ask that you ONLY walk to your child's classroom and that you leave out the front doors or through the office.

If you are unable to bring your child to school the first morning, that is absolutely fine! We have you covered. We have arranged for staff members and volunteers to be stationed throughout the hallways, ready to assist any child who needs some helping finding their way.

We kindly request that you only walk your child to class on the first day so that we can help them get used to their new routine as quickly as possible.

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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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Find Our 2017-2018 Supply List Here!!!

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New Student Registration OPEN

If you are new to Brentwood Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year please enroll HERE. If you know someone who will be starting school on August 1, 2017 at Brentwood please share this information with them.

All new students must supply Proof of Residency, Birth Certificate, and Immunization Records. These may be emailed to the office at, faxed to 317-838-3991, or brought into the office this week from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Regular office hours resume starting Monday, July 31st from 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Please call 317-839-4802 for more information.

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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 (summer) 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (through Friday, July 28th)

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


Information from our Transportation Department

Returning Students

Bus information is now available for parents to view on the PowerSchool Parent portal. Parents will only be able to view theinformation if they are using PowerSchool in a web browser. (The PowerSchool Parent app will not have the bus information.) You can obtain the information in PowerSchool in the transportation section. Please note: The bus information in PowerSchool is updated once a day at 5:00 AM.

Kindergarten & New Students

Kindergarten or new students that are new to Brentwood will receive a call from their bus driver by July 31st.

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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Brentwood Uses a Car Rider System to Dismiss Car Riding Studnets

We will once again use our Car Rider System to dismiss car riding students at the end of the day. Please look for information to come home the first day of school in your child's folder.

If you had a car rider number assigned to your family last year, that will still be your family's number this year. If you are a new student (or did NOT need a car rider family number last year but will this year) please fill out the form that comes home Tuesday and return it the next day so that we can send home your signs no later than Friday, August 4th. If your student is in Kindergarten or 1st grade they will have a matching Car Rider Number back pack tag.

You will receive four copies of your family's car rider number to give to the people who are authorized to pick up your child and will do so most often. (If you have lost your signs from last year please fill out the form and check the box next to "Lost Signs" so that we can deactivate the old number and reissue your family a new number.

We appreciate your patience as we get used to another new school year with new families as we all get familiar with this procedure.

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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!

What is Coming Home The First Week?

All students are given a blue homework folder that will help pass information between home and school. Your child will bring their homework home in this folder as well, and then will take it back to school with them the next day. (Kindergarten will be the only grade that will have a different procedure on homework.)

All students will bring home the following items the first week of school that need to be filled out by a parent/guardian and returned to school in their folder to their teacher / front office:

  • Car Rider Sign Up Sheet (if needed by your family)
  • Emergency Card (for the nurse)
  • Blue Book Rental Fee Envelope (payments are Due Upon Receipt)
  • Emergency Closure / Authorized Pick-Up List Form
  • Parent Sign-Off Form (Keep the Student Handbook at Home!)
  • Some teachers will also send home Get to Know You papers, etc...

Students in Grades 3 - 5 will be issued a Student Planner to help keep assignments and events organized and readily accessible for your to view.

New Parent Power School Information Letter - This will walk you through setting up your new Parent Account for PowerSchool. PowerSchool will keep student grades, assignments, lunch information, transportation information and MORE at your fingertips. You only need one parent account for ALL of you students enrolled at any of our schools. If you already have an account set up use this information to simply link your new student.

eFunds Parent Information Letter - This will help you set up a Parent eFunds account to fund your child's lunch account and pay your child's Book Rental Fees online.

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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

Saturday, July 29th
Kindergarten Supply Drop Off 1-3 p.m.

Monday, July 31st

1st Grade Supply Drop Off 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday, August 1st
1st Student Day

Wednesday, August 2nd
1st Grade 5:30 p.m.

2nd Grade 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 3rd

3rd Grade 5 p.m.

4th Grade 5:30 p.m.

5th Grade 6:00 p.m. (5th Grade Parent Jameson Talk afterward in cafeteria.)

Monday, August 7th

Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6 p.m.

Monday, August 21st

Parent Safety Mtg 5:30 p.m.

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

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.

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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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