Brentwood Bulletin

November 7, 2016

Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement

Expectation of Excellence
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Students of the Week ~ Nov. 4, 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.
Students of the Week 11/4/16 with Mrs. Walker

School Picture Retake Day: Wed. 11/9

Picture Makeup Day is early on the morning of Wednesday, November 9th. New students and those who were absent on the first picture day will be photographed for the yearbook at that time. For students who were already photographed and want retakes, a parent must call DMH Photographics (prior to makeup day) to discuss the reason for retakes and add your name to the list - 317.838.0921. Please see our website – for our complete retake policy.

Bat Program with LIVE Bats!!!

Wild Birds Unlimited in Avon, Indiana is hosting a free program on November 12th at 6:00 p.m. on Bat Conservation efforts and information.

A representative from the Organization for Bat Conservation brings in live bats and speaks about the benefits of bats, the need for conservation, and what can be done to help these unique animals. Animals are presented in a way that will entertain, educate, and engage the audience!

Teacher In-Service Day - No School for Students

Just a reminder for Brentwood Families:

There is NO SCHOOL for students on Wednesday, November 16th. Our staff will be hard at work during a schedule Teacher In-Service day.

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.

Mrs. Gray's Class ~ Pumpkin Towers

PHS Presents: Shrek: The Musical

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1st Robotics Competition

Our first EVER Robotics Competition will be held at Brentwood on Saturday, November 19th starting at 7 a.m. Please contact Miss Landis for additional information at

Admission to watch is FREE!

STACK THE STAGE Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our Student Council will once again be collecting food for St. Mark's' food pantry through their annual "Stack the Stage" campaign. Please send items in with your student OR drop any donations off in the office.

Items requested are:

  • hot and cold cereals
  • peanut butter
  • macaroni and cheese
  • muffin mixes
  • crackers
  • toilet paper (individually wrapped rolls)
  • feminine hygiene products
  • diapers (especially sizes 3-5)
  • diaper wipes

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Siblings, Lyla and Alex Stevens, won a "Ride to School" courtesy of the Plainfield Fire Department and it didn't end at the parking lot. Plainfield firemen walked each of them to their classrooms! Congratulations Lyla & Alex!

The Biz Production of The Wizard of Oz

PCSC has several Plainfield students acting in the Biz's production of The Wizard of Oz which will be showing at Danville High School on the following dates:

NOVEMBER 18,19,20,25 & 26TH AT 7PM. WITH A 2PM MATINEE ON THE 19TH & 26TH.

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day, a twister hits her farm and carries her over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination.

Tickets cost $12 for Adults (16 and older); $6 for Children (5-15 years old); Children under the age of 5 are FREE.

Find out more information and order the tickets HERE!

No Birthday/Celebration Treats in School

We know you want to celebrate special days such as birthdays with your child's class, however, our handbook states this is not allowed at Brentwood. Please refrain from sending any classroom treats in to school. This is NOT a new policy. We will continue to offer special days throughout the year where our teachers and PTO plan fun activities for our students (during school hours as well as outside of school hours).

Thank you for your assistance as we continue to enforce the rules set forth in our handbook.

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.

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**Art Club Changes**

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Limited Quantities/Sizes of Spirit Wear Still Available

Spirit Wear - Online ordering only.

Online Store will be open until 11/15 at noon. There is an option to choose as a gift and you will need to pick up in the main office during school hours. Otherwise it will be sent home with your student.

Please follow the link below to view the online store:

We do have some Spirit Wear on hand (no tie dye) and is available now!! You can email with your selection and size. We will respond if we have it on hand and arrange payment and delivery.

We will also be set up for Grandparents night selling what we have on hand.

The Harlem Wizards are Coming to Plainfield!!!

Since 1962, the Wizards have helped organizations like yours create fundraisers that exceed expectations. They are a family business and are passionate about giving communities a world-class, laugh-a-minute, high-flying, interactive show on a basketball court.

The Plainfield Community Schools Legacy Foundation will again be hosting the Harlem Wizards at Plainfield High School on December 5th at 7 p.m. Their performances are truly entertaining. Each year staff participates against the Harlem Wizards on the court and it is AWESOME!!!

More information coming!

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

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

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!