Brentwood Bulletin

Friday, April 29, 2016

Brentwood Elementary Mission Statement

Expectation of Excellence
~Achievement~Actions~Attitudes~

5th Grade Parent Meeting

We highly encourage all parents of current 5th grade students to attend an informative meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the PCMS auditorium. We look forward to sharing information in regard to curriculum and instruction, the purpose of middle school, developmental characteristics of middle school students, and the day-to day routine at Plainfield Community Middle School.

Brentwood's Book Fair 2016

We will have our annual Book Fair the week of May 9-13, 2016. The Book Fair will be open to students during the school day and to families on May 10th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.


This is a great time to grab some GREAT books for your students (and yourself!) at GREAT prices!

4th Grade NEEDS Volunteers for Math Fact Challenge Celebration

The Math Fact Challenge Celebration is scheduled for Friday, May 13th. We are continuing with the tradition of snow cones and bounce houses for our students. To make this event a success we need help.

If you are able to help with this event during 4th grade's jump time (and have an approved background check on file with the office) please sing up through the Signup Genius http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4dafab22a2fc1-math.

4th Grade
11:00-12:00

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.

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!

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.

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.

Mobile Dentist at Brentwood May 13

If you are interested in your child seeing our Mobile Dentists on May 13th please contact Nurse Gyori at sgyorihelmuth@plainfield.k12.in.us or (317) 838-3652 immediately.

May-at-a-Glance


May 2nd - 6th
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9th
PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m.
Free Pizza

May 13th
Math Fact Challenge Reward Day

May 20th
Field Day

May 24th
Last Day of School!!!

Brentwood Will Run Mini-Marathon


Brentwood's after-school Running Club for 4th and 5th grade students offered the opportunity to students through the KidsFit program they are enrolled in to participate in the 500 Festival Finish Line 5K part of the Mini-Marathon on May 7th. The following students are choosing to participate this year.


Our club members have been working hard, are excited and a little nervous for the big run. Please join us in wishing all our students and staff who are participating in

the Mini-Marathon "Good Luck"!


Participating 5th Grade Students:

Delaney Edwards

Carlee Solero

Kate Broadstreet

Josie Heyob

Allyce Madden-Hawkins


Participating 4th Grade Students:

Megan Siereveld

Drew Guthrie

Ethan Daugherty

Addison Hacker

Cianna Zablon

Morgan Evans

Katelynn Jones

Emma Morrissey

Ellie Whitehead

Lance Cole

Maverick Masterson


Participating Staff Members:

Mrs. Eakes

Mrs. Edwards

Miss Landis

Mrs. Solero

Brentwood's Teacher of the Year

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5th Grade Teacher, Miss Rachel Landis, is Brentwood's Teacher of the Year

Every year one teacher from each Plainfield Community School Corporation school is chosen to be its Teacher of the Year. This year fifth grade teacher, Miss Rachel Landis has been selected as Brentwood Elementary's Teacher of the Year.

Each teacher is nominated by any parent in the Plainfield School Corporation, any student in the corporation who is 17 years of age or older, or any Plainfield Community Corporation employee.

The criteria that a nominee must possess to be chosen as Teacher of the year is as follows:

  • Concern for individual students and ability to inspire learning
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with fellow professionals
  • Willingness to devote time and energy to activities which result in improved instruction for children
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of public in the community
  • Desire to keep abreast of current educational theories and practices
  • Ability and willingness to make contributions to the field of education
  • Examples of innovative practices started in the candidate's classroom

We wish Miss Landis all the best as she continues through the selection process for the different levels of Teacher of the Year as it progresses. We are so proud of your accomplishments, what you contribute to our students, staff, families, and community!

2016-2017 NEW School Hours

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~2016 PCSC Summer Camps~

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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.

Brentwood on Social Media

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