Brentwood Bulletin

Friday, November 17, 2017

Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement

Expectation of Excellence

Next Week: There is ONLY school on Monday & Tuesday!!!

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Thanksgiving Dinner at the Guilford Township Community Center

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Brentwood Student Council Food Drive

Brentwood's Student Council has been conducting it's annual Food Drive which will be donated to Active Grace Food Pantry this year.

Please continue to send your items in through next Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Thank you!

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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 November's Value: Respect for Other's Rights.

Every Month a New Box Top Winning Class Will Be Announced!!!

Don't forget to send your Box Tops into your child's teacher! It's been the battle of 4th grade classes so far this year! Mrs. Goodin's class ousted two-month winner Mrs. Gray's class to take the November "Box Top Hero of the Month".

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Help Your Teacher Become the Box Top Super Hero Next Month!

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Crosswalk Safety

Please remember to walk your students across the street at the crosswalks after school to ensure they cross safely! Thank you!

PCMS Principal, Mr. Cooney, Lends his Name to Mrs. Rogers' Class

There are a lot of traditions at Brentwood Elementary School. A popular one in Mrs. Rogers' Kindergarten class every year is that former Brentwood and current PCMS Principal, Mr. Cooney, has been the class' "P name helper". A tradition that sadly comes to an end this year with both Mr. Cooney and Mrs. Rogers stepping into new roles at PCSC.

But sometimes you save the best for LAST! Mr. Cooney definitely did not disappoint the children in Mrs. Rogers' class. For the children currently enrolled at Brentwood, he will not be their principal in the coming years, but will still impact their education in his new role! However, to Mrs. Rogers' current Class of 2030 students, he will be "Patrick who brought pencils and pretzels, and the one who made them hula hoop and be completely silly during name helper."

Enjoy the pictures and the video. Best of luck to both Mr. Cooney & Mrs. Rogers!

PMS Principal visits former school's kindergarten class
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The Best Gifts Can't Be Wrapped and Placed Under a Tree!

45 Experience Gift Ideas for Families & Children

Research shows that if you're going to spend money, then doing so on things that will allow you to be with others is more likely to make you happy.

By giving experiences, not only will you have less clutter to manage, you'll be creating more opportunities for growth, character-building, and togetherness.

Here are 45 brilliant ideas for shifting the focus from stuff to substance this gift-giving season. Use this list and our printable "Family Experience Calendar"(download below) to have a fun night planning out the experiences for the whole year!

(We also included local recommendations from our Big Life Journal community members in case you happen to be in the same area).

This article can be found at:

Tri Kappa's Gingerbread Christmas at PHS Fieldhouse

If you're a big fan of holiday shopping, craft fairs, and seeing lots of people you know - then Saturday, December 2nd is a big day for you! If you hate crowds, are NOT a fan of merry shoppers and holiday music and merriment, you'll want to note this as well!

On Saturday, December 2nd, Tri Kappa's Gingerbread Christmas will once again transform the Fieldhouse and adjacent spaces into a holiday shoppers dream-come-true. Typically, the parking lots are full when the doors open at 9, although things clear out before it ends at 3.

Monies raised from concessions, entrance fees and booth rental account for the overwhelming majority of funds given back to the Plainfield community. And yes, much of those dollars come right back into our schools via emergency funds, club and classroom support, scholarships and more!!!

Event Details:

Saturday, December 2nd

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

$5 admission

3rd Grade STEM Activity

Miss Binole's 3rd grade class conducted a STEM activity by building nests after reading “Amazing Bird Nests” in reading class.

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SCRIP gives money directly to the teachers and students of Brentwood. So far, Brentwood has earned $100 because of the families who have purchased gift cards either to use at gas stations and grocery stores that they would venture to each week, or to use as gifts. Please consider purchasing Scrip. Below you will find the steps to purchase and the date due each month.

There are 5 ways to purchase the cards. Please choose the option that works best for your family.

1. Use the form provided. Mark the cards you would like to purchase, send the form and a check made payable to Brentwood PTO to school with your student. We will process the information, pay for the shipping and get the cards back to you through your student within two weeks. Please include teacher and email.

2. Go online to Create an account and use the enrollment code FAF8ED2321874. You may purchase cards through Prestopay (I recommend watching the video- enrollment for the first time will take a few steps but after that it is easy). We will still process your order, pay shipping and get the cards to you through your student.

3. Go online, enroll using the code in option 2, make your order and send a check in an envelope, made payable to Brentwood PTO. We will process your order, pay for shipping, and return your cards through your student. Please include teacher and email.

4. Create a PrestoPay account at Then, go to to place your order and receive the cards you purchase right to your phone.

5. If you have purchased before you may reload a card. (Please keep in mind, the lag time is 12 hours from purchase until available.)

Important Dates:

  • Scrip Due by noon on Friday Dec. 1., will be returned by Thursday Dec. 7. (Purchase a card for holiday shopping.)

If you would like a paper copy or if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact the PTO or me personally at Thank you!

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November Birthdays

A VERY Happy Birthday to these Brentwood students during the month of November:

Lilyann Chavez, Jayden Trinidad, Jayden Baker, Allyson Boggs, Iris Schonegg, Hunter Sheffler, Avery Hamby, Molly Lackey, Emma Freed, Damon Funk, Mauricio Martinez, Lily Adams, Vance Kelly, Hannah LaRoche, Braxton Nikoll, Braelyn Schmalz, Mikayla Basso, Johnny Mendoza-Dominguez, Addison Turrubiates, Gabe Warthan, Scarlet Rohrbach, Samuel Schaaf, Madison Kelsey, Hope Bankole, Cameron Bertram, Caiden Hackney, Josh Knowles, Colton East, Isabella Shumaker, Noah Sword, Ryder Forelich, Sierra Frailey, Olivia Stewart, Lucas Wilson, Quincy Winsted, Elizabeth Doyle, & Jacob Van Emon

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2017-2018 Events

Monday, November 20th

3rd Grade Art Club

1st Grade Fancy Nancy Event 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 21st

Robotics Club

November 22-24, 2017

Thanksgiving Break - No School

(District wide change this year: No school on Wednesday before Thanksgiving)

Monday, November 27th

3rd Grade Art Club

Wednesday, November 29th

Games Club

Tuesday, December 5th

Robotics Club

Wednesday, December 6th

Games Club

Tuesday, December 12th

Robotics Club

Wednesday, December 13th

Games Club

December 22, 2017 - January 5, 2018

Christmas Break

Monday, January 22nd

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Friday, January 26th

Battle of the Books

Thursday, February 15th

PTO Valentine's Day Parties

February 16 - 19, 2018

Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, February 26th

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 10th

PTO Spring Carnival 5-8 p.m.

Monday, March 19th

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 10th

PTO Sponsored Magic Show 6 p.m.

Monday, April 16th

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 27th


Thursday, May 10th

Muffins with Mom (Last names A-L) 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Friday, May 11th

Muffins with Mom (Last names M-Z) 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Friday, May 18th

Field Day

Wednesday, May 23rd

Last Day of School for 2017-2018 School Year

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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: 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Student Lunch Times:

2nd & 3rd Grades: 11:10 - 11:40

Kindergarten & 1st Grades: 11:45 - 12:15

4th & 5th Grades: 12:20 - 12:50


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!

Update Information in Parent Portal

Parents are now able to do Year Round Updates in PowerSchool with the new Online Registration, now that “Returning Registration” has closed.

The type of updates the parents can do are:

  • Emergency Contact changes
  • Phone changes
  • Email addresses

The types of updates Parents cannot do:

  • Student address changes
  • Parent names changes

(Contact the office for these types of changes)

Note: Parent changes must be done from a web browser, and not the PowerSchool app,

Simply sign into your parent power school account, and click on the “Year Round Update” link (see below) to update data in real time.

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Car Rider Drop-Off Reminder

For safety purposes, If you drop your student(s) off in the morning before school in the car rider lane, please do not allow your children to exit your car until you are past the front awning. The staff members on duty cannot see children past the front awning and we want to ensure the safety of everyone. Thank you for your cooperation 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!

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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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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.)

Our Awesome 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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