The Brentwood Bulletin
Expectation of Excellence ~ Friday, November 14, 2014
A Message from the Principal...
It is hard to believe but we find ourselves halfway through our second semester already! Midterm grades are available for your viewing on PowerSchool parent portal. Just a reminder: you can access PowerSchool from the Brentwood web site by clicking the blue PowerSchool link on the right-hand side of the Brentwood main page. If you do not have a PowerSchool log-in, please contact the Brentwood office and we will provide the information you need to set up an account. You can contact the office by phone at 839-4802 or email at email@example.com. If you do not have internet access, you may send in a written request to your child’s teacher to have a paper copy sent home.
Thank you and have a great week!
Brentwood's October Value of the Month Student ~ Chandler Suprano
Meet our Staff MVP of the Week ~ Mrs. Kristen Donovan, Principal's Secretary
Our staff Most Valuable Player this week is Mrs. Kristen Donovan! Mrs. Donovan has worked at Brentwood for 8 years. She was the office assistant before becoming the principal's secretary/treasurer last year. Previously, Mrs. Donovan has worked in a bank and taught preschool before that.
Mrs. Donovan grew up in Marietta, Georgia. She moved to Indiana about 19 years ago! Mrs. Donovan has been married to her husband, Todd, for 24 years and they have three amazing kids. Joey is 21 and Leah is 18 and they both attend Indiana University. Aly is 13 and an 8th grader at PCMS.
Mrs. Donovan's Favorites:
Color - Blue
Movie - Divergent
Book - The Hunger Games Series
Music - Pop/Rock
Restaurant - Anything Italian
Flower - Rose
Candy - Sour Balls
In her spare time, Mrs. Donovan likes spending time with her children or reading. She remembers a trip to Europe with her grandmother, mom, and cousin when she was 19 years old.
What is a student moment you remember fondly? Since I don't get to be in classrooms very often, I really love it when I am asked to be a mystery reader or name helper!
As an elementary school employee and mom of 3, what advice do you have for parents of school-aged children on how they can become involved in the education of their child? Just try your best to encourage a love for school and the learning process. Also, it is important to spend time reading with your children and be available for them when they need help.
Ms. Clark, co-worker says, "Kristy was my very first Indiana friend when I moved here 13 years ago and I am blessed to have known her and her wonderful family all these years. She is hard-working, caring and dedicated woman whom I admire greatly!"
PTO Meeting Monday, November 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Do you want to be more involved in the fun activities at your child's school but think you just don't know where to begin???
Do you want to have fun with other parents/grandparents who want the same things???
THEN come to our PTO meeting this Monday at 6:30 in the Teacher's Lounge and join in the FUN!!! We are planning to mix things up and you can get in on the action!!!
***FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN!!!***
Major Saver Cards back at Brentwood!
All orders must be turned in the week of November 17 - 20, 2014.
- The top selling class in each school will receive a PIZZA PARTY.
- If your school reaches a goal of selling 1 car per student (that is 460 cards!) your school will receive an ICE CREAM PARTY.
- The top selling teacher in each building will receive a $100 GRANT.
4th & 5th Grade Students at Brentwood Participating in the Play 60 Challenge
The Play 60 Challenge is up and running. For the next 6 weeks all 4th and 5th grade students are required to keep track of their physical activity minutes on the tracking paper being sent home each Friday. The previous week activity log is due on Monday with a parent's signature. If for some reason the original paper is lost please create your own. Mrs. Eakes is posting the completed minutes in the gym. Your goal is 60 minutes of physical activity each day or 420 minutes each week. Even if you do not meet your daily or weekly goal of active minutes your parent signed tracking sheet is due each Monday.
**The Play 60 Challenge is part of your physical education grade for the second nine week grading period.**
2nd Annual Harlem Wizards Extravaganza
Contact Rochelle in the office at Brentwood for more information!
November at a Glance
Student Council Thanksgiving Food Drive
November 17 - 21, 2014
Major Saver Fundraiser Books $10
Monday, Nov. 17th
PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21st
PTO Movie Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 25th
1st Grade Fancy Nancy Literacy Night
November 27 – 28, 2014
Our Student Council Needs Your HELP!
The following items are requested:
- hot and cold cereals
- peanut butter
- macaroni and cheese
- muffin mixes
- toilet paper (individually wrapped rolls)
- feminine hygiene products
- diapers (especially sizes 3-5)
- diaper wipes
Tri Kappa Gingerbread Christmas Craft Show
Date: Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m
$3 admission (proceeds to charity)
A limited menu is served throughout the day & strollers are welcome!
A Hometown Holiday at Hummel Park
- Free Prizes
- Train Rides
- Pony Rides
- Photos with Santa
- Face Painting
- Story Time with Mrs. Claus
- Cookies & Cocoa
- Much, Much More!!!
Visit www.hummelpark.net for more information!
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
Childrens' Sports Info
Plainfield Elementary Wrestling Camp
Register Thursday, Nov. 13th inside lobby at PCMS (Door 14) from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
LATE Registration Tuesday, Nov. 18th inside lobby at PCMS (Door 14) 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 for one student, $60 for two students
Every participating student receives t-shirt. (Wrestling shoes are allowed, but not mandatory.)
Contact Mr. Paul Nicodemus for more information by email (type "wrestling" in the subject line) or call 317-839-7711.
Girls Winter League Basketball (Grades 2nd - 6th)
Registration Options (Location - Plainfield High School Fieldhouse):
- Wed. Nov. 19th (5:30-7 p.m.) ALL GRADES (2nd - 6th)
- Thurs. Nov. 20th (5:30-6:30 p.m.) Grades 2nd, 3rd & 4th
- Thurs. Nov. 20th (6:30-7:30 p.m.) Grades 5th & 6th
For more information please contact Coach Curt Benge at 317-839-7711 or by email.
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.