Expectation of Excellence
Friday, March 6, 2015
This Year's Jump Rope for Heart Event was a HUGE Success!!!
- 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!
Meet our Staff MVP of the Week ~ Mrs. Jackie Wagley, Instructional Aide
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..........................................
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
Beginning Crochet Workshop
Sunday, March 8th, 3pm
710 East Buchanan Street
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
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."
Kindergarten Round-Up for 2015-2016 School Year
Round-up will be held at Clarks Creek in the gymnasium again this year. Families should enter through Door 5.
Wednesday, April 8th
Thursday, Apirl 9th
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 immunization records
**More Information Is Coming!!!**
Brentwood NEEDS a PRESIDENT for Next School Year
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Rochelle at email@example.com.
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!