Brill Happenings

October Newsletter

Save the Date!

October 3- Spirit Night at Willie's

October 5-No School(Staff workday)

October 8-No School (Columbus Day)

October 16- Free Flu Shot Clinic (must have registered in advance online, please note parents are unable to attend due to HIPPA regulations)

October 22-26 Red Ribbon Week

October 23- GT Event at Klein Forest High School

Parent Info Session:Social Emotional Support for GT Students & Families

Student Challenge: And Justice for All-Equity on Trial

October 27-Greatest School On Earth- Brill Fall Carnival @Brill 4 PM- 8 PM Come join us!

October 31- Career Day at Brill- you may dress as your future dream job

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Message from Mrs. Speer

Can you believe it is already October? So many great things are happening at Brill and time is going by fast! I have to say I am ready for cooler days and cooler evenings that come with fall.

I want to give a huge thank you to our volunteers who support our teachers on a daily basis. Our volunteers put in many hours of work to assist us and we are thankful and grateful for all you do!

Please join us for our first ever fall carnival! It will be a evening full of fun and our PTO is hard at work to celebrate the Greatest School on Earth. All are welcome. For more information, please visit our Brill PTO site and we will see everyone one October 27th!

With Bronco Pride,

Sandra Speer, Principal

Message from our counselor, Mr. Scherrman

We had a great start to this school year! Students are diving into their studies and character lessons are underway. Last month we discussed respect with every grade level. October is the month where we will be focusing on Responsibility. I will meet with each class to provide a lesson and help them understand the importance of this character trait. Please discuss responsibility with your student(s) throughout the month to ensure that they will be positive role models for their classmates each and every day.

Red Ribbon Week will be October 22-26. We will have exciting themes for dressing up during the week to promote this campaign. The 2018 National Red Ribbon theme is: Life Is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free. We will be tying in our October character trait with this week’s events. Keep an eye out for the calendar!

October 31st we will be having Career Day for our Broncos! I am recruiting anyone that would like to volunteer a half of their time (8-11:30am) to come to Brill and present. Our presenters will provide information about their profession, their experiences, the educational path needed to achieve their goals, and any other fun information that will excite students to pursue each career. Please email me your name and profession if you are interested.

Sleep, Sleep, and Sleep. Parents, please help your students understand how significant a good night’s sleep is to their academic and physical performance. Kids between 5 and 12 years old should be getting at least 9 hours of sleep each night. Our students are busy all day long and are constantly strengthening themselves mentally and physically. Sleep is the best way for students to recover from a hard day’s work.

Thank you and have a great month!

Tony Scherrman


Message from our Specialists

Did you know that there is a parent website dedicated to MAP? Your child has taken the MAP test for Reading, Math, Language, and Science this year. This test is a norm-referenced test that shows how your child is academically with other children across the nation their age. It is a tool that teachers use to help students with areas of weakness and to enrich areas of strength. The website shows how to read a MAP report and what this means in regards to your child's score. For more info, visit this link:

Map Information

Ways to Support Brill

We are asked often ways that you parents and community members can support Brill. Here are ways you can help us!

Monetary Donations Directly to Brill

-Brill is always accepting help in the form of monetary donations. General donations can be sent to Sandra Granier ( Financial Secretary for Brill. Cash or checks are also accepted. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and can provide you with information to complete on your taxes for claim.

*If you are a business owner, we would LOVE to partner with you!!

Contact Sandra Granier for ways you can support Brill.

Join PTO

-By joining PTO you are supporting Brill. Even if you are not available to volunteer, you membership goes a long way. PTO bring resources into our school that we might not be able to have otherwise.Please visit the PTO site

Become a WatchDOG Dad Volunteer!

-We love having positive, male role models working with our students and setting great examples in your dedication to education. WatchDOGS can sign up to spend either all day Thursday or Friday here on our campus experiencing many fun activities and helping us make a difference.

Attend Our Events:

-Any time we host an event, try your best to attend. This shows your student that school is an important and welcoming place. Studies have shown, increased attendance at extracurricular and other after school events increase student success and positively influence the home-school connection.

Transportation/Attendance Reminders:

Dismissal Notices:

If your child will be going home a different way, please let the FRONT OFFICE know immediately. Please send in a note the day of. For safety reasons, if you call, you will be asked to provide your drivers license number and date of birth.

If requests are not cleared or given in time, please know the teachers will send students home their regular way unless told otherwise by administration.

Car Rider reminder:

When dropping your student off in the morning, the flow of traffic comes from Rutley. Please do not try to go down Wiltshire and enter the carpool lane or try to u turn at the stop sign. We have had several near accidents and need your assistance by following the map attached below.

Car pool map

Custodial Notification

Please assist us in the handling of custody related issues. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the principal a certified copy of the court order affecting any other person’s right to their children. Should you have any questions please call Sandra Speer @ 832-484-6110