Brentwood Bulletin

October 24, 2016

Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement

Expectation of Excellence

Students of the Week ~ Oct. 21, 2016

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Each week students are chosen by their homeroom teachers as students who have shown excellence. These students talk with Mrs. Walker about what excellence means to them and receive a certificate and pencil.
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October 24 - 28, 2016


Let's show our school spirit this week!!!

Tuesday: Wear Brentwood/Plainfield Shirts!

Wednesday: Wear something from your favorite college!

Thursday: Wear RED today!!!

Friday: Wear something festive for your FALL PARTY!!!

at Brentwood BEFORE Signing In at Brentwood

If you are going to visit Brentwood Elementary School during the school day you will need to check in at the front desk. To do so, on your first visit, you must present Photo ID (Driver's License, State ID Card, Passport). We will then scan this document, take your picture and you will be in our system. The next time you will only need to remind us your last name!

If you know in advance that you will be visiting Brentwood you can register online BEFORE coming into the office to expedite the process. This is especially helpful during events where we welcome a larger volume of volunteers. To do this, simple click on the following link and register (you must know who you are visiting and the date of the visit).

Please call the office if you have any questions! Thank you for helping us make our check in process more efficient. Upcoming events this will help with are: 2nd Grade's Field Trip this Thursday, 10/27 and Fall Parties this Friday, 10/28.

Our Attendance Policies

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Limited Quantities/Sizes of Spirit Wear Still Available

PTO have some Spirit Wear still available for sale. Please email with your sizes and style and if you want Brentwood or Plainfield on the shirt.

They will have some for sale at Grandparents' Night as well (November 15th).

PTO's Online Store is being worked on for last chance for holiday gifts and the link will be posted as soon as possible. (This will be online ordering only.)

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PTO Super Saturday EVENT!!!

This year's Super Saturday will be held on November 5th at Brentwood from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. Registration forms went home and must be filled out and returned by Friday, October 28th for your child to participate in this SUPER FUN and FREE event!

At Super Saturday your child may participate in 3 classes (45 minutes each) learning cool new things OR doing things they already love! Some of the class this year include: Crochet, Fabric Flower Making, Tie Dye, Photography, Yoga, Sign Language, PE Circuits, Tumbling/Cheerleading, Crafts, Kickball, Snap Circuits, Cookie Decorating, Foreign Language, Science, Cornhole, Golf, Karate, DARE Program, and Story Time.

Please email Erika at

2016 Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation Major Saver Campaign

Small Card, BIG Results

The Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through the Plainfield elementary schools. Students will receive the sales packets on Wednesday, November 2nd and can continue to sell the $10 discount cards until Monday, November 14th. Proceeds from the sale of Major Saver cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation.

The 2016 participating restaurants/establishments include: Sky Zone, U Paint Pottery Studio, Qdoba, Dunkin Donuts, Hardees, Culver’s, Popeye’s, Rally’s, Orange Leaf, Papa John’s, White Castle, Burger King, Gladdaugh Irish Pub, Arby’s, Firehouse Subs, Monster Golf, Panda Express, Dairy Queen and Fazoli’s.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at The online sale can be credited back to a particular classroom and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer. Classroom Incentives will be fulfilled by the end of the campaign.

Major Saver stresses safe selling and discourages door to door campaigning. The company encourages students to sell to family members, church patrons, neighbors, or other adults the family may know; and to always make sure their parents are involved.

Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Patrons can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

Please consider purchasing one or more Major Saver cards this year to help benefit the Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation and the students within the district.

Thank you for your continued support!

Grandparents' Night ~ Tuesday, November 15th

Calling all GRANDPARENTS!!! Information came home this past week with information about Grandparents' Day! Starting at 4:30 p.m. on 11/15 students and their grandparents are invited to enjoy time seeing their classroom and meeting their teachers! At 5:30 p.m. there will be refreshments and BINGO in the cafeteria! Please RSVP with the forms that were sent home by Friday, October 28, 2016.
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Book Buddies

3rd Grade students from Miss Binole's class read to students in Mrs. Sullivan's 1st grade, and then they switched place and the 1st grade students read to the 3rd grade students!

3rd Grade Field Trip to Conner Prairie

Last Friday, our third grade students visited Conner Prairie's Interactive History Park during their class field trip. Please enjoy these pictures our teachers shared!
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4th Grade Field Trip to Eagle Creek

Last week our 4th grade students visited Eagle Creek on their field trip. Here are some pictures of that event!
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Our PTO Needs YOUR Help!!!

We are looking for a dozen or so parents to help on several committees for this year in a variety of capacities. Please email if you are interested.

Staff Appreciation Committee - arrange items for the event and help set up/ clean up for their events during the year typically 3-4 events during the year.

Carnival Committee (Mar 4th) - this committee will be working together to divide and conquer the list of things that need to happen to make the carnival a success. We will have a separate meeting with this group to get the ball rolling in November. Most of the time is spent prior to carnival and maybe 1-2 hours setting up and cleaning up prior.

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National Essay Contest for 5th Grade Students

The Hendricks County Wa-Pe-Ke-Way Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring the "American History Essay Contest" for students in Grades 5-8.

The American History Essay Contest was established to encourage young people to think creatively about our nation's great history and learn about history in a new light.

This contest is open to students in public, private, and parochial schools, and registered home-study programs. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate. Each year, a selected topic for use during the academic year is announced, and contest instructions are published online and sent to schools by participating DAR chapters. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to the topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness.

Participating chapters send one winning essay from each of the four grades for judging on the state level. The state will send one winning essay from each of the four grades to be judged on a divisional level. The winning essay from each of the four grades will then be judged on the national level and the winners are announced.

Each student participant receives a certificate of participation from the chapter and the chapter winners receive bronze medals and certificates. State winners receive certificates and silver medals. National winners receive special certificates, medals, and a monetary award.

Click here for more information on this essay contest.

Breakfast in the Brentwood Cafeteria

Our cafeteria doesn't only offer a delicious and nutritious lunch, but also breakfast EVERY DAY. If your student wishes to purchase breakfast in the morning they can head straight to the cafeteria and make their food selections (just as they do at lunchtime) and enjoy it before school. Staff members monitor their breakfast time and ensure they make it to their homeroom on time!

School breakfast costs $1.30 per day and you can find our breakfast and lunch menus at

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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Upcoming Events

October 24 - 27, 2016

Fire Safety Week

Red Ribbon Week

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Art Club

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Four Square Club

Spanish Club

Thursday, October 27, 2016

2nd Grade Field Trip to Clowe's Hall

Robotics Club

Friday, October 28, 2016

PTO Fall Parties

Friday, November 4, 2016

PTO Panda Express Fundraiser Night

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Super Saturday

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Grandparents' Night

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Teacher In-Service

Monday, November 21, 2016

PTO Meeting

November 24-25, 2016

Thanksgiving Break