It is hard to believe we are already a month into school! We have been working hard to develop warm and welcoming communities in our classrooms and on our playground by teaching and reinforcing our PAWS expectations: Practice Safety, Act Responsibly, Work Together, and Show Respect. One of our favorite developments has been the Peers for Peace program, in which 5th and 6th grade students have volunteered their recess time to help younger students in the lunchroom and on the playground. The kindness and leadership which has emerged is inspiring to see! A few reminders for this month:
Title I: We are proud to be a Title I Targeted Assistance school! This means we receive additional federal funds to provide more resources to our young learners. If you would like to learn more about Title I school status, a brochure will be available at our front office.
Learning Improvement Day: There is no school for students this Friday, October 12th. Teachers will use this time to meet together to set goals for our school and your children.
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Conferences will take place October 17-19. Our parent-teacher conference sign ups opened last week. If you haven’t already, be sure to log in to Pick-A-Time to save your spot to meet with your child’s teacher.
Visiting school grounds: We love having visitors! For the safety of all our students, we ask that visitors check in with our office and receive a visitor sticker. This communicates to our staff and students that everyone on our campus is authorized to be there. This includes waiting with students on our playground in the morning. Thanks for your help in providing a safe environment for all.
Parking loop: The large parking lot on the east side of the school is used for morning drop off and afternoon pick up. At these times, there is one entry (near the park), and one exit (near the crosswalk). Thank you for helping us keep traffic moving by following this flow of traffic. Additionally, thanks for helping us to keep the bus loop clear for buses.
Halloween: At Brentwood, we save our costumes for the evening of our school carnival put on by our PTO on Friday, October 26th, 5:00pm-7:30pm. In order to focus on learning and to create an inclusive environment for all students, we do not dress in costumes during the school day.
Thanks for sharing your children with us each day! It is our privilege to know and work with them. We look forward to seeing you soon during parent-teacher conferences.
Justin Valentine, Principal
Christine Spinnell, Principal Assistant