The Brentwood Bulletin

Expectation of Excellence ~ Friday, September 26, 2014

A Message from the Principal...

Dear Brentwood families,

I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with the 5th grade students, teachers and several parent volunteers last week during our annual Jameson camp overnight. We were busy every moment with team building and learning activities. Some of the learning activities included exploring animal adaptations, math in the “real” world, a challenge course and survival skills. It was evident to see that not only did our kids learn through these experiential opportunities but they were also able to build a very strong 5th grade team that will last throughout the year. Have a good week! Ms. Vamos

Students of the Week

Avolyn Gonser, Jaylea Tharp, Elli Haase, Hannah Swopes, Jasmine Kraus, Trey Atwell, Ethan Pirtle, Jadrian Mockobee, Braycen Buckhorn, Carson Rogers, Ellie Whitehead, Madeline Smith, Ashley Coffey, Mina Louden, Connor Leisher, Marla Luna, Jessica Mangat, and Chance Bryant

Meet our Staff MVP of the Week ~ Mrs. Janalyn Habig, Kitchen Manager

Janalyn has worked in the Brentwood cafeteria for 15 years. She has been married to her husband David for 28 years and they have two sons, Joseph & John. In her spare time Janalyn enjoys spending time with her two grandsons, Liam 3 years old and London 4 months old. Her love of children has always been weaved into her life. Before working in the cafeteria she ran a daycare out of her home.

Janalyn’s Favorites:

Color – Red
Movie – Toy Story
Book – The Giving Tree
Song – “How Great Thou Art”
Restaurant – El Meson
Candy – Snickers
Vacation– Europe Trip on board the Queen Elizabeth II

Janalyn loves reading and working in her flower garden. She also does volunteer work to support our military.

Janalyn says she loves when she is out in public and students come up to her and recognize her as their “Lunch Lady”. She makes such an impact on the students that come through Brentwood that she even has them coming up to her long after they have graduated! Secretary, Kristy Donovan had nothing but wonderful things to say about Janalyn: “Janalyn has the biggest heart! She completely loves her job and these kids!”

“Nutrition is important. My advice to parents is to have their children go grocery shopping and see all the fruits and vegetables that are available. Let them help pick out new foods to try! Talk about food and healthy choices - be an example to them! Get them to help prepare the meals and make it fun! Have special theme nights with dinner! The best gift we have to give to our children is our time and our love. Enjoy them, they grow up way too fast!”

From the Nurse...

  • Bright Smiles at Brentwood!
    On November 4th the mobile dentists will be at Brentwood to do a dental cleaning, x-rays, and dental sealants. If your child is due for dental care this is a great way to get it without him/her missing out on much classroom instruction. The Smile Program of Indiana will bill your insurance (including Medicaid) or can cover the cost of the dental visit if you qualify for a grant. Forms to sign up will be going home with students next week. Call Nurse Gyori if you have any questions at 838-3652.

  • Clothing in the Clinic
    There is an over-abundance of lost jackets, sweaters, and lunch boxes in the Lost & Found. Please remind your child to check to see if any might be his/her's.

    If your student had an accident at school that required a change of clothing, please wash what they borrowed from the clinic and return it to school. My stock of elastic waisted pants is dwindling and we have a long way to go until May 2015. Also, if you have any gently worn girl's or boy's plants/sweats consider donating them here!

5th Grade Jameson Camp 2014 Pics

PTO Firehouse Subs Fundraiser Night ~ Tuesday, September 30th

Love subs? Not in the mood to cook today? Want to just support Brentwood Elementary School while eating a delicious sub AND not cooking??? Then come out to Firehouse Subs located at 1850 E. Main Street in Plainfield between the hours of 4-8 and enjoy one of their specialty sandwiches!

Brentwood will receive 15% of all proceeds. Please provide the flyer when you go! (Flyers will be sent home with your child closer to event!)

October at a Glance

Friday, Oct. 3rd
4th Grade Science Fair 9-10:30 a.m.
Quaker Zone

Week of Oct. 6 – Oct. 10th
United Way Spirit Week Fundraiser

Friday, Oct. 10th
4th Grade Field trip to Eagle Creek
Transportation Day
Excellence Convocation

Week of Oct. 13 – 17th
Fall Vacation ~ No School

Monday, Oct. 20th
PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21st
1st Grade Field Trip to Eagle Creek

Thursday, Oct. 23rd
Parent / Teacher Conferences 1-8 p.m.
No School for Students

Week of Oct. 27 – 31st
Red Ribbon Week at Brentwood

Tuesday, Oct. 28th
PTO Restaurant Night at Applebees

Friday, Oct. 31st
Fall Parties 2:30 p.m.

Volunteer News & Information:

Chaperones and classroom volunteers play an important role in schools. Without them, creative educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom would be more difficult to accomplish. In order to keep students safe, chaperones and classroom volunteers must fill out the following forms:

  1. Volunteer Background Agreement
  2. Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement (ask at front office the first time you come in to volunteer)
  3. Read & understand our Emergency Procedures Handout (ask for your copy at the front office)
  4. 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

Childrens' Sports Info

Brownsburg Youth Lacrosse
FREE introduction to Lacrosse Clinic for BOYS & GIRLS!
This clinic will provide basic fundamentals: throwing, catching & cradling
Sunday, Oct. 26th
2-4 p.m.
Location: TBD
Open to Hendricks County residents, grades K-12, NO equipment necessary
For more information and to register Click Here.

Upward Basketball Sign-Ups during entire month of September
Evaluations @ Plainfield Christian Church, Oct 20 & Oct 21
Please Click Here to Register Online

Brentwood After-School Kickball Club -
Club will take place Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 from 9/24-10/8
Students who are enrolled have been notified!
If you have any questions please email Mrs. Eakes.

Join our PTO

Brentwood has a strong parent-teacher organization and all parents, grandparents, and teachers are invited to be a part of the many school activities planned by this organization. Our PTO is involved in volunteering at the school and in the classrooms, social gatherings, Grandparents' Day, Teacher Appreciation, Monthly Staff Luncheons, Super Saturday, Spring Carnival, and many other wonderful activities.

If you would like more information please contact Andi or Rochelle!

Our Student Council has started helping with the recycling project here at Brentwood! Look here for upcoming events your student can help with!

Transportation & Dismissal Info

Student Arrivals:
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.

Dismissal Changes:
  • 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 forms are available in the office 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.

Brentwood's September Value of the Month Winner ~ Abby Cox, 4th Grade ~ August "Truth / Respect for Laws & Rules"

"Abby models values on a daily basis. She is very truthful and is always following the rules. Abby is honest. She has set a wonderful example for her classmates this first month. Abby is a great leader in our class. She is very respectful and kind to everyone."

~Mrs. Gray, 4th Grade Teacher