Friday, October 9, 2015
1st Quarter Excellence Convo
Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement
Please enjoy a refreshing Fall Break with your families and remember to find time to READ during your week off with your children. We look forward to seeing everyone back at Brentwood on Monday, October 19th.
Please go online and schedule your Parent/Teacher conference through the link that was emailed to you last week as soon as possible. We are scheduling conferences through https://www.volunteerspot.com/ starting this year. If you need the link sent to you again please contact your child’s teacher OR the office at 317-839-4802 or email@example.com. IF you are unable to schedule online contact your child’s teacher so they can schedule you manually.
Title I Meeting
Our last Title I meeting will be on Tuesday, October 20th at 6 p.m. in the library. Please bring your signed Parent Compact with you to this meeting if you haven't already turned it in.
Students of the Week ~ Friday, October 9, 2015
Red Ribbon Week at Brentwood
The week we come back from Fall Break, October 19-23, is our Red Ribbon Week here at Brentwood. Home School Advisor Mrs. Nay has been busy preparing our "Respect Yourself Live Drug Free" campaign. On Friday students can wear blue and gold or Pacer's gear.
Once again this year, we will have a Pledge Wall where each student will sign the pledging to stay drug free. This is located in our front hallway. Please use this week to talk with your children at home as well!
1st Quarter Honor Roll
Gabas Abdalla, Dominic Alfaro, Parker Auditore, Jared Beasley, Graham Behringer, Emma Chaney, Colton East, Jaelyn Funk, David Gray, Isabella Griffith, Leo Heyob, Cheyanne Israel, Camryn Leisher, Parker Louks, Landon Lucas, Colton McClure, Maggie Mehl, Mason Mehringer, Johnny Mendoza-Dominguez, Charlie Metcalf, Jadrian Mockobee, Brandon Newman, Lexi Osgatharp, Addison Paddock, Ethan Pirtle, Sydney Sauri, Emma Shultz, Emma Simon, Lilly Snider, Maxwel Soita, Kami Spurgeon, Ellie Stewart, Aralynn Todd, KayDee Williams, and Lucas Wilson
Adan Aguirre, Kate Amos, Ava Anderson, Mika Baxter, Cadence Bean, Miles Behringer, Alex Burns, Connor Burress, Ethan Daugherty, Sarah Egendoerfer, Morgan Evans, John Foster, Chelsey Gagliola, Drew Guthrie, Addison Hacker, Saide Hackett, Mabel Hartman, Marissa Henry, Madison Imhausen, Adam Jebari, Katelynn Jones, Emma Juengel, Keerat Kaur, Nolan Keown, Nevaeh King, Kailey Lauters, Lily Lee, Kevin Lewis, Maverick Masterson, Molly McCurdy, Cayle Mitchell, AJ Morris, Jocelyn Muehlenkord, Alex Negro, Jada Pearman, Tony Petro, Carson Rogers, Kyler Schmalz, Taylor Schoen, Megan Siereveld, Amora Sledge, Madelyn Soto, Madeline Smith, Samantha Stapleton, Aaron Troupe, Aja Utley, Caden Vanderbush, Ellie Whitehead, Danica Wiseman, and Cianna Zablon
Brevin Bergman, Kaitlin Broadstreet, Caylie Bryant, Gavin Burrows, Kara Carte, Brionna Christian, Austin Clark, Trey Clevenger, Ashley Coffey, Don Curtis, Ella Daugherty, Gabrielle Doss, Kaylinn Dugan, Delaney Edwards, Ella Feckete, Kaitlin Foley, Keelie Foltz, Jaci Gettinger, Rachel Harris, Josie Heyob, Jacob Hilton, Alicia Hodge, Lincoln Lee, Brett Lutzke, Conner McClure, Max Mehringer, Brenda Mendoza-Dominguez, Tyler Miles, Madylinn Mitchell, Gabi Montoya, Delaney Moore, Amritpal Multani, Levi Muskat, Grayson Richmond, Alyssa Rinehart, Cameron Simon, Tyler Smith, Carlee Solero, Kyle Stout, Maguire Sullivan, Kelby Sutton, Justin Taguilid, Delaney Williams, and Cameron Young
Value of the Month Student ~ September
Important Notice to ALL PARENTS regarding Breakfast at School
IF you do not wish for your child to buy breakfast at school, please discuss this with them. We cannot monitor OR restrict this at school.
If a child says they have NOT had breakfast we will never turn them away. Having a healthy breakfast is EXTREMELY important for all of our students here at Brentwood Elementary School!
Thank you for your assistance in this matter!
Staff MVP of the Week ~ Mrs. Gina Christian, Instructional Assistant
2nd Grade teacher, Mrs. Henry had the following to say about Mrs. Christian, "It is a pleasure to work with Gina! She is a true team player! She is very thorough with the kids and holds them all to high expectations. We are lucky to have her as part of the team!"
Mrs. Christian grew up in Plainfield and actually attended Brentwood Elementary School as a child! All four our her sons went to Brentwood too!
Some of Mrs. Christian's Faves:
Color ~ Aqua
TV Show ~ Once Upon a Time
Book ~ Inkspell
Music ~ Classic Rock
Movie ~ A Knight's Tale (she's watched it a ZILLION times!)
Restaurant ~ El Meson
Candy ~ Chocolate
When she isn't working Mrs. Christian enjoy hiking. She loves going on day trips to museums and historical sites, and has started painting again. "Each state park I have visited has had something interesting about it and has made for a most memorable summer~" Mrs. Christian says.
3rd Grade Teacher, Mrs. Davis, says, "Gina is hard working, has high expectations (academic and behavior) for the students she works with, and I can always count on her to complete activities with students the way I have asked her to complete them. Gina has a great attitude, and always has a smile."
When asked about working with students throughout all these years she says, "I love how funny they can be and could not have made it through some tough times without their wonderful hugs!"
Advice to Parents of Elementary School Parents: "Slow down, turn everything off and read to your child before bed. Not only are you giving them your undivided attention, but that is how you make good readers!"
In closing, close friend and 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Mayo had these words to say about Mrs. Christian: "Gina is such a great person to work with! She always takes initiative in the classroom and loves on the students just as much as me! She has become a great friend as well. I can't imagine teaching first grade without her!"
YMCA Fall Break Camps
field trips: cosmic bowling
cooking & science activities
arts, crafts, and much more
Find out more information online at indymca.org/youthdevelopment.
Plainfield Fire Territory Open House
Plainfield Fire Station 121
4004 W. Main Street, Plainfield
Plainfield Fire Station 122
216 W. Main Street, Plainfield
Plainfield Fire Station 123
400 Airtech Parkway, Plainfield
Stop by for hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Take a tour of our fire house, see the apparatus or visit with the firefighters!
Textbook Rental Payments are now Past Due
2015-2016 Textbook Fee Schedule
Kindergarten - $122.93
1st Grade - $116.85
2nd Grade - $100.84
3rd Grade - $96.13
4th Grade - $93.38
5th Grade - $88.38
Study Buddies NEEDED at Brentwood!
- 30 minutes a week
- one-on-one time
- becoming a friend
- lessons provided
Please contact Mrs. Karen Nay, Home School Advisor at Brentwood if you are interested in more infomration or you are ready NOW to sign up! Call 317-839-4802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send in Your Box Tops to Your Teacher!
Fall Break - NO SCHOOL
Monday, October 19, 2015
PTO Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 20, 2015
Title I Parent Meeting @ 6 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Parent Teacher Conferences 1-8 p.m. - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
PTO Fall Parties
Brentwood is Enrolled in Kroger Rewards!
1. Kroger Community Rewards Website
- NPO Number 74295
2. Shoparoo Website
- Sign up using code: cror5868
Please have your Kroger Card handy before starting enrollment! If you don't have a Kroger Card you can pick one up for free at the customer service desk.
Transportation Arrival & 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 and sign them in.
Student Arrivals (bus riders):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 as healthy of a breakfast as possible.
- If you need to change your child's dismissal instructions the best way to do this is to send a signed note to your child's teacher.
- If this is impossible please call the office NO LATER THAN 2:30 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.
Youth Sports Info
Beginners Camp (0-1 years experience)
Tues. & Thurs Nights
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Middle School Wrestling Room
Advanced Camp (1+ years experience)
Tues & Thurs Nights
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Middle School Wrestling Room
Registration and Payment due on or before 1st day of camp, Nov. 3rd
Register at www.plainfield.k12.in.us or visit Plainfield Wrestling on Facebook.
Contact Paul Nicodemus for more information 317-839-7711 or email@example.com.
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
2015-2016 Brentwood PTO
We, the PTO, look forward to an exciting year ahead and welcome all teachers, staff, parents, and families to attend meetings and events. We are here to work and partner together to provide a unique, fun, and amazing environment for our students.
We always welcome ideas for new events, fundraising, or info of something going on in the community. Please don't be a strange to our events and we are always accessible.
PTO Officer List 2015-2016
Tanya King, President
Jessica Botts & Kristen Bergman, Co-Vice-Presidents
Julie Beasley, Treasurer
Michelle Becker, Secretary
Pam Hendrickson, Financial Secretary
PTO Email: firstname.lastname@example.org