Expectation of Excellence

Friday, March 6, 2015

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Students of the Week

Haydin Johns, Paige Strykowski, Ben Horn, Eva Prikhodko, Braelyn Schmalz, Logan Foster, Adrianna Smith, Drew Boggs, David Johns, Reagan Reed, Laney Griffith, Lincoln Lee, Keelie Armstrong, Tanjot Singh, Isaac Thompson, Katie Pedigo & Ben Partin

This Year's Jump Rope for Heart Event was a HUGE Success!!!

Jump Rope For Heart Helps Students Grow!
  • Kids learn the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community's welfare.
  • Children join together in helping other kids with special hearts.
  • Students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active
  • Participants learn jump rope and basketball skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
  • Students help your school earn gift certificates for free P.E. equipment!

Click on the banner above to learn more about this program!

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Meet our Staff MVP of the Week ~ Mrs. Jackie Wagley, Instructional Aide

Anyone who has been through our Kindergarten hallways during the past seven years OR through the Kindergarten Center hallways for the past 18 years before that knows who Mrs. Wagley is! She has been helping Plainfield Kindergarten students for over two decades now! Before she was an Instructional Aide with the Plainfield School Corporation she taught middle school in Munster, Indiana as well as coached high school girls' track & gymnastics.

Mrs. Wagley and her husband have 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and a cat. In her spare time, Mrs. Wagley enjoys going to casinos, walking, reading, doing puzzles, and visiting her Mom ("We are best friends"). The most interesting place she has traveled to was Missoula, Montana, by way of train. She went to Glacier National Park and the International Divide and hiked the mountains.

Some of Mrs. Wagley's Favorites:

Color ~ Red

Movie ~ The Notebook

TV Show ~ The Blacklist

Book ~ Mysteries

Music ~ Oldies

Flower ~ Rose

Restaurant ~ Stone Creek

Candy ~ Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

What is a teacher/student moment you remember fondly? "I asked a student to start counting at one and count as high as she could go. She started raising her hand and went up to her tip toes raising her hand until she got to about "20" before I realized she was trying to get higher!"

Advice for parents? "Read daily! Point out things when you're in a car. Ask questions - "Why do you think...?" Never pass up a teaching moment. Talk during dinner to them. Count out vegetables. Make learning FUN!!!"

Mrs. Rogers, who has worked with Mrs. Wagley says, "Jackie is such a valuable assistant to kindergarten. She is wonderful at a lot of things, but especially working with those who struggle learning their letters and their sounds. She has a way of helping them "get it." I really appreciate all of Jackie's help."

Mrs. Kennedy, Kindergarten teacher had this to say about Mrs. Wagley: "Jackie is always willing to do whatever is necessary to benefit the kids! She is enthusiastic and eager to help at all times."

"Jackie Wagley has been an inspiration to work with. She is always such a joy to be around and has helped me out tremendously. She is truly loved by all the children. There are many things we would not be able to do in Kindergarten without her. I am very appreciative for all the times she has gone above and beyond for our Kindergarten students. " Says Miss Landis, Kindergarten teacher.

The Golden Tray Goes to..........................................

Each week class that exhibits the more exemplary cafeteria behaviors consistently during each lunch period is awarded The Golden Tray.

This week's winners are Mrs. Henry's 2nd Grade Class and Mrs. Napier's 4th Grade Class (second week in a row!).



Monday, March 9, 2015

PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. (In Teacher's Lounge)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

PTO Carnival Planning Meeting 6:30 (El Meson)

Friday, March 13, 2015

End of 3rd Grading Period

Friday, March 20, 2015

Excellence Convo 2:45

Saturday, March 21, 2015

PTO Spring Carnival 5-8 p.m.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Teacher-In-Service - NO SCHOOL

Friday, March 27-April 3, 2015

Spring Break

Beginning Crochet Workshop

Sunday, March 8th, 3pm

710 East Buchanan Street

Plainfield, IN

BW Kindergarten Volunteer Doris Shalanbarger will be hosting a FREE crocheting workshop at St. Mark's Church.

Please bring yarn and crochet hooks with you!

Please call Doris at 317-838-0051 for more information or to sign up!

January Value of the Month Student ~ Ryan Siereveld

Fifth Grade teacher, Mrs. Slone, nominated her student Ryan Siereveld for the January Value of the Month "Equal Opportunity".

Mrs. Slone wrote, "Ryan is a great leader in the classroom and his personality is contagious. Ryan always has a smile on his face, treats others the way he would want to be treated and is very respected by his fellow classmates and teachers. He is a pleasure and joy to have in class and brings countless knowledge to classroom discussions that his fellow classmates and teachers love to hear. I can count on him to always give his personal best in the classroom and help students when they ask without complaining."

Congratulations Ryan!

Kindergarten Round-Up for 2015-2016 School Year

The dates have been set for Plainfield School's Kindergarten Round-Up for NEXT school year! At Round-up you will have the opportunity to speak with your school's secretary, learn about transportation options, speak to a school nurse, find out healthy information from our food service specialist, as well as find out about many exciting opportunities in our community for your child to get involved in!

Round-up will be held at Clarks Creek in the gymnasium again this year. Families should enter through Door 5.

Wednesday, April 8th
9am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Thursday, Apirl 9th
9am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Items you will need to bring with you:
Completed enrollment form
Proof of Residency:
  • Copy of current lease or purchase agreement for home
  • Copy of a gas or electric utility bill in the same address
Copy of child's birth certificate
Copy of child's immunization records

**More Information Is Coming!!!**

Brentwood NEEDS a PRESIDENT for Next School Year

After 8 years of being our PTO President, Andi Solero, will be stepping down at the end of this school year. We are looking for someone to step into her VERY LARGE shoes at the end of this school year. Andi will be serving as a PTO Advisor for 2015-2016 to assist the incoming president in their new role.

With three of the PTO Board members' children entering the 5th grade next school year it is imperative that we NEED some new parent involvement within our PTO soon! Please contact Andi or Rochelle for more information or if you have questions!

R.O.S.E. Nomination TIME

Recognize an Outstanding School Employee (R.O.S.E.) by nominating them. A Plainfield Community School Corporation employee deserving special recognition for their outstanding qualities, activities, efforts or contributions merits acknowledgment. All administrative personnel, aides, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, certified staff, counselors, custodians, nurses, and transportation staff are eligible.

Please nominate any worthy Plainfield School employee by completing the online form and returning it to the administration office by Friday, March 20, 2015.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Break Camp: Technology & Nature Together

A brand new collaboration with Jameson Camp & IUPUI IT Academy to give kids a chance to explore computer technology while enjoying all that camp has to offer!

WHO: Ages 11-15 - Kids interested in computers, information technology & IT careers
WHAT: Day Camp during Spring Break!
WHERE: 2001 Bridgeport Road, Indianapolis, IN 46321
WHEN: March 30 - April 3, 9:00-5:00 (drop-off opens at 8:00, pick up by 5:30)
ACTIVITIES: Technology & Outdoor Activities - MORE INFORMATION HERE!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: $320/full week UNTIL Dec. 31st ($350/week after Dec. 31st)

2015-2016 Board & other PTO Positions Avialable

We need many positions filled for the 2015-2016 school year within our PTO.

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

Please email Andi Solero if you have any questions!

Helpful Information

1st Bell - 8:20 a.m. (Students may enter the building.)
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

With colder weather upon us we just wanted to remind you that if your child is late to school an adult DOES still need to accompany them into the office to sign them in. Please do not send them in unaccompanied.

Childrens' Sports Info

2015 PCMS Girls' Soccer

If interested in more information please email Brien Warner ASAP!

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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

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!

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

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.

PTO Spring Carnival Saturday, March 21 5- 8 p.m.

Our Spring Carnival is JUST around the corner and we have LOTS of exciting things planned this year! But we also need LOTS of help!

Each grade is putting together a basket full of donated items to auction off at the carnival. Please look up your grade's theme below:

Kindergarten - Summer Fun Basket

1st Grade - A Night at the Movies Basket

2nd Grade - All Things Sports Basket

3rd Grade - Sweet Tooth Basket

4th Grade - Red Pride Plainfield Quakers Basket

5th Grade - Gift Card Extravaganza Basket

Items can be brought into the office, sent in with your student to their teacher, or placed in the boxes in the front hallway.

***If you want to give a monetary donation AND for gift card donations please send that in a sealed envelope to the office or your teacher with the words "Carnival Basket" on the outside).***

We are also looking for volunteers to help out at the carnival running games, selling tickets, and other needs as they arise. If you can help please contact Andi at asoloero@plainfield.k12.in.us or Rochelle at rclark@plainfield.k12.in.us.

We would like to have enough volunteers that each volunteer would work NO LONGER than a one-hour shift and would then be able to enjoy the rest of the carnival with their student!