Expectation of Excellence
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Note From the Principal...
Dear Brentwood families,
Spring Break is upon us! It is a great opportunity to “re-charge” and welcome in the spring season. Several of you are planning to take trips, some of you are staying home to relax with your kids and others have developed ideas for your children while you continue to work during their spring break. I thought it might be fun to offer some ideas of great things to do during our Brentwood spring break:
- Read together. Read a good book or two or three or more…. The sky’s the limit! This helps to grow the dendrites in one’s brain!
- 2. Have a dance party. No matter what the weather is like outside, you can always crank up the music and dance.
- 3. Have an art show. Do your kids love to draw, paint and create? Give your kids all the supplies they need to make collages, paintings or sculptures and at the end of the week, invite friends and family over to view their creations.
- 4. Start the gardening. It might not be warm enough to plant but you can certainly start your planning. Have your child help to plot this year’s garden on paper.
- 5. Get in the kitchen. This is a great idea because not only do kids love to get in the kitchen and help cook but you may be able to make meals ahead of time. It just depends on just how “helpful” your child is!
- 6. Volunteer together at soup kitchens, nursing homes, and other worthy organizations. Not only is it a great opportunity for your kids but it helps the community too.
- 7. Read together once again! It is a wonderful way to spend time with your child and they are able to go on “adventures” without ever leaving the house.
HAVE A FANTASTIC SPRING BREAK AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF OUR BRENTWOOD KIDS WHEN THEY RETURN ON APRIL 6th!
4th Grade Drops the... Egg!!!
This assignment teaches critical thinking and creativity by having the students design their own methods to combat the force of gravity. Our students understand that we are dealing in science by emphasizing: in the creation of the “egg carrier”, we are using our own everyday scientific knowledge of gravity to help move something from a higher altitude to a lower altitude.
Way to go 4th Grade!
5th Grade Social Studies Fair
Furthermore, such projects allow students the opportunity to express their curiosity, creativity, and ingenuity. The fact that competition is involved in the school fairs should not overshadow the basic reason for the project. The primary goal is student learning.
Great job 5th grade!
Sugar Grove's Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sat. March 28th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Date: Saturday, March 28th
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Sugar Grove Senior Living
5865 Sugar Lane Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
Only students who have returned a completed permission slip will be allowed to participate during this fun-filled, health-and-fitness-promoting event! If you have not returned your permission slip you may still do so after Spring Break. Only teacher's who received ALL their permission slips by March 26th will be eligible for the special teacher drawing this year!
GOAL: The goal of this event is to promote health and wellness with a fun activity for the students while raising funds for school enrichment programs such as field trips, school assemblies, and more! The theme for this year's Walk-a-Thon is "Be Sporty, Raise $40". Each student is being asked to try to raise $40 in pledges from their family, friends, and neighbors in support of completing the 1.1 mile Walk-a-Thon course. Please for safety of students, we ask the students not do any door-to-door pledge solicitation.
- CLASS PRIZES at each school:
2nd Place - A Frigid Frog Sno Cone Truck Party
3rd Place - Chicago's Cinnamon Treat Pizza & Milk Party
- TOP 3 PLEDGE EARNERS IN EACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
2nd Place - One Honorary Coach for a Game Pass (Good for one home PHS Athletic Event of your choice for the 2015-2016 school year)
3rd Place - Two Individual 10 Visit All Sport PHS Athletic Season Passes (2015-2016 school year)
- TOP INDIVIDUAL GRADE LEVEL EARNERS in each school:
2nd Place - Grades K-2nd will win a ride in a police car to school. Grades 3rd-5th will win a ride in a fire truck to school.
3rd Place - Be the Gym Teacher for YOUR CLASS for the DAY!
***Also, every student who turns in a collection sheet with monetary pledge of any amount on or before Monday, April 20th, will receive an entry into a drawing for one of our many prizes!***
Every student who returns a permission slip and participates (regardless if they collect pledges or not) will receive a FREE Walk-a-Thon T-shirt to keep and wear to walk in the Walk-a-Thon.
8:30-9:00 a.m. Set Up
9:00-9:40 a.m. 1st Grade Warm-up & Walk
9:20-10:00 a.m. Kindergarten Warm-up & Walk
9:40-12:20 a.m. 2nd Grade Warm-up & Walk
10:00-10:40 a.m. 3rd Grade Warm-up & Walk
10:20-11:00 a.m. 4th Grade Warm-up & Walk
10:40-11:20 a.m. 5th Grade Warm-up & Walk
11:20 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 5th Grade Lunch Party
Volunteers: We need 5 chaperones to walk with each classroom. We will also need help to set up for the event, to hand out water and bananas at the finish line, and to help tear down. You must have a background check on file to volunteer.
Miracle Movers Field - Soccer Program - Ages 5-10; 11-21
Registration Deadline: April 15, 2015
Please call 317-839-7665
visit www.townofplainfield.com or
Dates: April 25 & May 2, 9 & 16
Time: Saturdays from 11 a.m.
Individuals up to age 21 are invited to the Al & Jan Barker Sports Complex to participate in an organized soccer program for those individuals with special needs. Each player will receive a soccer jersey and socks.
1st Grade Henry & Mudge Book Talk Tea Parties
1st Grade Celebrates Dr. Seuss Week
Enjoy some pictures from this special week in 1st Grade!
OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And
you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll
decide where to go.
You’ll get mixed up,
of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with
many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great
tact and remember that
Life’s A Great Balancing Act.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
KID, YOU’LL MOVE
PTO Parents' Pizza Party Invitation
WHEN: Monday, April 20th @ 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Brentwood Elementary Teacher's Lounge
WHO: ALL PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS & GUARDIANS OF BRENTWOOD STUDENTS
WHY: To say Thank You for a GREAT year (and to just have fun!)
If you plan to come, please RSVP no later than Noon on Monday, April 20th by clicking HERE and registering!
February Value of the Month Student "Honesty" ~ Kami Spurgeon
In Mrs. Edwards' words: "This young lady could be chosen for any value of the month. Kami takes pride in school and shows excellence on a daily basis. She is a role model for honesty and displays mature qualities as a second grader. Kami walks into the classroom every day with a smile on her face and is eager to learn as much as she can! Her actions are contagious and other students follow her lead. She is a hard worker and challenges herself in all areas. I am very proud of her progress this year."
***New Lunchroom Policy***
We are asking that Parents and Teachers both relay this message to their children to help assist us with this issue.
PCSC Food Services is Hiring!!!
Are you looking 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 into full time
Experience: No experience required, Kitchen experience helpful
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:
317-838-3662Director Food Services
Wed. & Thurs. April 8&9, 2015
Kindergarten Round-Up at Clarks Creek for ALL incoming Plainfield Kindergarteners
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. & 5-7 p.m. BOTH DAYS
Thursday, April 9, 2015
School Board Meeting at Admin Bldg @ 7 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
PTO Pizza Party for ALL Parents! @ 6:30 p.m. in Teacher's Lounge
Thursday, April 23, 2015
4th Grade Music Program @ 6 p.m.
Friday, April 24, 2015
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!!!**
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
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.