Brimfield Basics

October 2022

Important Dates:

Wednesday, October 12th - 1:50 Dismissal - SIP

Thursday, October 13th- Fall Concert (7th and 8th grade)

Friday, October 14th - End of the 1st Grading Period

Monday, October 17th-21st- BGS Bookfair

Tuesday, October 18th - Report Cards sent home

Wednesday, October 19th & Thursday, October 20th - 1:50 Dismissals - P/T Conferences

Friday, October 21st - NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 28th - Dr. Dean Campbell & His Chemistry Crew Assembly

Monday October 31st- Halloween

October Spirit Days

  • Friday, October 7th Dress Like Your Teacher Day
  • Friday, October 14th BGS Spiritwear Day (Red, Black, & White)
  • Friday October 14th Grades 7th-12th ONLY - Anything But A Backpack Day

October Fall Spirit Week

  • Monday, October 24th Pumpkin Day (Wear Orange)
  • Tuesday, October 25th TV/Movie/Book Character Day
  • Wednesday, October 26th Wacky Wednesday - Crazy Hair/Socks/etc
  • Thursday, October 27th Black Cat Day (Wear Black)
  • Friday, October 28th Flannel Friday (Country/Cowboy Attire)
  • Monday, October 31st Halloween Costumes NO Blood, NO Weapons, NO Scary or Full Face Masks

*Students should wear their costumes to school. Students will not be allowed to change at school. Costumes should not interfere with learning and participating in PE, Recess, or any other school activities. Costumes need to be something that students can wear comfortably all day long.

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School is in session from 8:00-3:00 daily. Students may begin to arrive at 7:45 with our soft start. If your child is absent from school, please notify the office directly. Please call (309) 446-3366 after 7:30am or email Bren at

Holiday Parties

We are excited to bring back room parties for the students in PreK-4. There will be 3 this year and the dates are as follows:

Fall Party- Monday, October 31st 2:00-2:45 pm

Winter Holiday Party - Tuesday, December 20th 12:45-1:30

Valentine’s Day Party - Tuesday, February 14th 2:00-2:45

PTO Room Parents 2022-2023

Pre-K Renae Kerrigan

Kindergarten- Kristen McGraw

1st Alli Turner

2nd Kelsey Ott

3rd Amanda Seep

4th Julie Hoerr

Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, October 19th from 2:30 - 4:30 & 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, October 20th from 2:30 - 4:30 & 5:00 - 7:00 PM


1.Click on the SKYWARD PARENT PORTAL (linked here or under Quick Links on Website)

2. Log Into Skyward Parent Portal Click on the "October P/T CONFERENCE TILE"

Step 1: Select a Teacher

Step 2: Select an open time slot for that teacher

Step 3: Your Conference time is under "My Conference Scheduler"

Step 4: Check the "Done Scheduling" box in the right corner

**K - 4 Grade Parents - please select ONLY 1 15 minutes slot with your child's homeroom teacher. If a parent would like to meet with special education teachers/intervention teachers/speech/etc- please contact your child’s homeroom teacher to request they join your conference OR contact those teachers directly as they are not available for conference signup in skyward. Specials teacher are available to signup with in skyward.

PTO News

Please follow the Brimfield Grade School PTO Facebook Page for PTO news!

Upcoming Events:

Tanner’s Donuts Forms October 7th/ Delivery is November 2nd.

Fannie May Fundraiser begins October 7th

Faire Coffee - October 14th 7am-10am

Staff Highlights- Ms. Cahill 1st Grade

Favorite Candy: Snickers or Skittles

Favorite Hobby: Gardening

Favorite Drink: Water or Black Tea

Favorite Team: Truman State Bulldogs

Favorite Quote: "Look with Favor Upon Reality"

If you could be a superhero who would you be: Elastic Girl in The Incredibles.... because I am always saying I need to be her when wrangling Firsties!

Staff Highlights- Mrs. Shoff 8th grade

Favorite Candy: Mambas

Favorite Hobby: Gardening and Reading

Favorite Drink: Iced Tea

Favorite Team: Fighting Illini

Favorite Quote: "Whoever is happy will make others happy too." -Anne Frank

If you could be a book character who would you be.... Hermione- loyal, loves learning, and a good friend.

Staff Highlights- Mrs. Savage 2nd Grade

Favorite Candy: Payday

Favorite Hobby: Being outside- camping, swimming, walking

Favorite Drink: Coffee, Lattes

Favorite Team: Bradley Braves Basketball

Favorite Quote: "Enjoy the little things in day you'll look back and realize they were big things."

If you could be a book character who would you be: Katniss from the Hunger Games because of her empathy and strength.