Brentwood Bulletin

Friday, May 13, 2016

Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement

Expectation of Excellence
~Achievement~Actions~Attitudes~

5th Grade Awards Breakfast

Our Annual 5th Grade Awards Breakfast will be held on Monday, May 23rd at 7:30 a.m. Please RSVP to your teacher as soon as possible so that we know how many people will be in attendance. This is a wonderful time to celebrate our 5th grade students and all of their accomplishments.

Good luck in Middle School Students!

We Have a FEW Yearbooks for Sale

We will sell our remaining yearbooks on a first-come first-serve basis in the office. Cost is $15.

Thanks!

Longtime Kindergarten Assistant Retires

If you have had a child walk through our Kindergarten program throughout previous years, chances are your child and you have interacted with Kindergarten Assistant Mrs. Wagley. After 26 years service to Plainfield Schools she has made the decision to retire.

You and your children are invited to join us in wishing Mrs. Wagley good luck in her retirement and to reminisce with her over all the memories she has helped create over the years! Please see the details for her Open House below.
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2016-2017 Kindergarten Call Out!!!

If you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 1, 2016 AND you live within the Brentwood Elementary School district limits please contact the Brentwood Office at 317-839-4802 or fill out the enrollment packet available by clicking HERE.

In addition to the enrollment packet we will need a copy of your child's official birth certificate, a copy of their immunization records, a copy of your lease or purchase agreement for your residence, and a copy of a current utility bill.

The next Kindergarten Screening date is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2016 so please contact our office ASAP to be included in these screenings.

Looking for Field Day Volunteers

Brentwood's annual last-horah event: Field Day will be on Friday, May 20th.

If you want to help with Field Day, and have not received a sign-up paper from Mrs. Eakes please contact her by email or phone. meakes@plainfield.k12.in.us phone: 839-4802 ext. 3106.


Grades 3-5 will participate in the morning, grades K-2 will participate in the afternoon. All volunteers must have a background check on file.

Lunch Menu for Last 2 Days of School

We will have a modified lunch menu on Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24. Please note these changes below:

Monday, May 23
Loaded Baked Potato w Roll
PB&J Uncrustable
Yogurt, String Cheese, & Pretzel
Broccoli with Cheese
Seasoned Carrots
Mixed Fruit
Milk

Tuesday, May 24
Soft Shell Taco
PB&J Uncrustable
Yogurt, String Cheese & Pretzel
Green Beans
Hash Browns
Juicy Juice
Milk
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Kids' Summer Lunch Bunch

After enjoying lunch together, a group of friends in Plainfield realized that some in their community were without lunch and friends to share it with. In 2003, they created the Kids' Summer Lunch Bunch to provide sack lunches and socialization to children in Plainfield.

The Lincoln Bank Charitable Foundation, through the Hendricks County Community Foundation, awarded the group a grant that made it possible to begin serving lunches in the summer of 2004. The Lunch Bunch operated with the support and guidance of the Hendricks County Community Foundation.

The Hendricks County community provides healthy sack lunches, free books, exercise and socialization to children of all ages during the summer months. The Lunch Bunch is funded through community donations and operated by volunteers. Each of the participating towns have customized programs based on local resources and preferences.

You can find this summer's schedule at http://www.kidssummerlunchbunch.org/schedule.php?Location=Plainfield-FranklinPark.

Plainfield Guilford Library Summer Reading Club

The Summer Reading Club is a summer-long literacy and library awareness initiative that encourages people of all ages to actively engage in their library and community. Pre-registration for the Summer Reading Club begins early May, and the program runs from June 1st – July 31st. The Summer Reading Club begins with a kick-off party from 5:30-7:30 on Wednesday, June 1st, and this year the theme is “Summer Reading Club 2016: On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!

More information can be found at http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/summer-reading-club-2016/.

New field for parent info in PowerSchool

The Indiana General Assembly recently enacted House Enrolled Act 1319, which requires school corporations to annually report if a student’s parent or guardian is a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and meets the following criteria:

  • is on active duty,
  • is an active member of the reserve component of a branch of the Armed Forces, or
  • is an active member of the National Guard.

In order to make it simple for those parents who are serving our country in one of these capacities, we’ve added a section to Power School. All parents will see this the next time they log in to Power School. If you meet the above criteria, please check the appropriate box. Likewise, you can select ‘no’ if this does not apply. Please note that the information is to be noted for each student enrolled in our schools.


We must compile this data for the current academic year; going forward, it will become part of the annual registration and information update process.


We greatly appreciate your help as we update these records.

Join Our Team!

PCSC Food Service is hiring!

Are you lookng for a part-time job? Are you looking to earn some extra income while your kids are at school? Would you enjoy preparing and/or serving healthy food to children?

No nights, weekends or holidays!

We are currently looking for energetic, upbeat people to fill open positions in the cafeterias within PCSC.

Positions Open: Substitute but could lead to a permanent position
School(s): Multiple
Experience: No experience required, Kitchen experience helpful

To apply: Please complete an application online (can be accessed at www.plainfield.k12.in.us) under the employment tab.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Collins at 317-838-3662.

Lunchroom No-Charge Policy Going into Effect

Starting Monday, May 9th, our cafeteria will enforce our NO charging policy for breakfast and lunch. PLEASE keep your child's lunch account current with money for lunch. If your child eats breakfast at school PLEASE make sure their account is funded for that as well, as breakfast is an important start to a child's day.

If your child's account is in the negative and they do NOT have a lunch, they will have to call home to have a lunch or money brought to them.

May-at-a-Glance


May 20th
Field Day

May 24th
Last Day of School!!!

2016-2017 NEW School Hours

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~2016 PCSC Summer Camps~

Red Pride Rookie Football Camp (Incoming 1st - 2nd Grade Students)

Players entering Grades 1-2 "Rookie Camp"
Dates: July 11-12, 2016
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Location: Varsity Game Field
Cost: $25

Each Camper will NEED: Cleats, gym shoes in case of rain, helmet, shoulder pads, and mouth guard

Registration: You may sign up by mail or the first evening of camp. Please arrive at the PHS game field (South Entrance) no later than 5:30 p.m. for player grouping and jersey distribution (1st come, 1st serve on jersey sizing). Please make checks payable to Brian Woodard. If registering by mail, send the registration form (see below) and check to the followign address:

Mr. Brian Woodard
740 Viewpoint Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
ATTN: Rookie Camp
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Red Pride Youth Football Camp

Players entering Grades 3-8 "Rookie Camp"
Dates: July 11-14, 2016
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Location: Varsity Game Field
Cost: $50

Each Camper will NEED: Cleats, gym shoes in case of rain, helmet, shoulder pads, and mouth guard

Registration: You may sign up by mail or the first evening of camp. Please arrive at the PHS game field (South Entrance) no later than 5:45 p.m. for player grouping and jersey distribution (1st come, 1st serve on jersey sizing). Please make checks payable to Brian Woodard. If registering by mail, send the registration form (see below) and check to the followign address:

Mr. Brian Woodard
740 Viewpoint Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
ATTN: Rookie Camp
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2016 Strength & Speed Camp - Incoming 1-8th Grade Students

Coach Vanderbush is in his 23rd year as the head strength and conditioning coach at Plainfield High School. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National and Conditioning Association. Head Football Coach will be the co-coordinator of this camp. This camp will focus on age appropriate strength training exercises and speed development techniques. There will be major emphasis on functional strength exercises, acceleration and dynamic agility. They will do things such as lunges, push-ups, medicine ball work, speed harnesses, etc...

Questions should be directed to Mr. Vanderbush at 317-839-7711.
Cost of Camp is $50 ($30 for additional siblings). Make checks payable to Randy Vanderbush and mail to:

Plainfield High School
Mr. Randy Vanderbush
1 Red Pride Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168

1st - 5th Grade Camp Dates and Times:
Wednesdays & Fridays
June 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24 & 29; July 13, 15, 20, 22 & 27 (14 Workouts!!!)
9-10 a.m. in Field House

6th - 8th Grade Camp Dates and Times:
May 31; June 2, 6, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23, 27, 28 & 30; July 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26 & 28 (22 Sessions!!!)

Camp Invention - for children entering 1st - 6th grades

TRANSFORM YOUR SUMMER FROM ordinary TO EXTRAORDINARY
June 13-17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Innovation, creative problem-solving and teamwork are important to us at Camp Invention. Here's how some young innovators will be spending their time at camp:
  • Brainstorming product ideas and building original prototypes using real tools and components found in everyday devices.
  • Exploring the lives of giant insects, colorful animals and their environments.
  • Construction and personalizing a DIY solar-powered cricket with a unique habitat.
  • Discovering the science of slime, demolition, electronic sound, giant squid and coding.

More program information can be found at www.campinvention.org.


Camp Invention Registration Info:

Avon Intermediate School East

174 South Avon Avenue

Avon, IN 46123

Online Application: http://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/moreinfo.aspx?event=14625


Directed by Nancy Moon

nrmoon@avon-schools.org

317-612-4441


Cost: $220

(Save $15 when you register by May 10th and use promo code SPRING)

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2016 Plainfield Summer Tennis

This camp is open to students entering 1st grade - Adult. Session I will run June 13-July1 and Session II will run July 11-July 29.

Please refer to the schedule below for dates and fees. Registration should be mailed to:

Brian Reagan
5420 Pinto Lane
Plainfield, IN 46168

Questions may be directed to reaganb@uindy.edu.
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2016-2017 Brentwood Safety Meeting

Attention 2016-2017 Parents of Brentwood Students,

Your child's education AND safety are our top priorities here at Plainfield School Corporation. If you want to know MORE about your child's safety within our schools please mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2016-2017 Brentwood Safety Meeting for parents scheduled for Thursday, August 18th at 6p.m.
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Parents: Earn Money for Brentwood Just by Shopping!

Brentwood is Enrolled in Amazon Smile Program & Kroger Rewards!

Now you can help our school just by doing something you already do - shopping at Amazon and/or at Kroger! We are enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. You can sign up in two ways:

1. Amazon Smile
  • Shop at the Amazon Smile website (different link than regular amazon.com)
  • Search for "Brentwood Elementary PTO" to designate us as your Non-Profit
  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us

1. Kroger Community Rewards Website
  • NPO Number 74295

2. Shoparoo Website
  • Sign up using code: cror5868

Please have your Kroger Card handy before starting enrollment! If you don't have a Kroger Card you can pick one up for free at the customer service desk.

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Transportation Arrival & Dismissal Info

Student Arrivals (car riders):

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.

Late Arrivals:

If you child is being dropped off late an adult must come into the office and sign them in.

Student Arrivals (bus riders):

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 as healthy of a breakfast as 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 to your child's teacher.
  • If this is impossible please call the office NO LATER THAN 2:30 p.m. to ensure the dismissal change gets to your child's teacher in a timely matter.

Transportation:
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.
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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