Hope this finds you well! Another week down. Here are some things you might want to know about this week:
Looking ahead, the fourth annual Scripps Spelling Bee will take place on Jan 16, but practice can start now. Brentwood Bulldogs in grades 1-5 are eligible to participate. The winner of the school bee will be eligible to move on to Schripps’ regional and national Bees! To sign up, go to this form.
We have a long-standing tradition of helping neighbors in need. About ~20% of our students benefit from free and reduced meals, and some families struggle to buy groceries. To help, the PTA collects donated $10 HEB gift cards. Principal Laroche and our school counselor will privately deliver the cards to families in need. There are 3 easy ways to help:
What’s else is going on at Brentwood?
November Agenda Now Available! The CAC is a group of parents, administrators, and teachers, who meet monthly to advise Principal Laroche on policy decisions that impact our school. If you have any questions, concerns, or helpful feedback, please come to the meeting. The first part is reserved for “citizen communication.”
The first Principal Writing Challenge for this school year is for students to practice expository writing, which simply means that you are writing to explain what you think and why you think it. Expository writing explains, describes, and informs. see the prompt.
Brentwood Elementary’s nomination window for Kinder-2nd Grade gifted and talented nominations closes on Fri, Nov 15, 2019. This is the only nomination/testing process window for Kinder-2nd Grade this year.
Join Austin ISD and Brentwood Elementary for an important community meeting to discuss the next steps in the Brentwood modernization process as the project moves into construction.
It’s that time of year to be thankful and spend time with our students for a Thanksgiving lunch. The café will be selling a delicious Thanksgiving meal.
Students and families who participated in Principal Laroche’s first Principal Writing Challenge of the year are invited to attend The Principal’s Writing Challenge Bulldog Share in the library. All writing challenge entries will be celebrated, and participants will receive a special writer's tool!
What’s happening in the community?
Check out this free day of kids yoga, dance therapy, storytelling, and complimentary plant-based fare. This annual event is aimed at sharing the sincerity of nature with the community, through learning, play and creative expression.
Enjoy a Parents Night Out while your kids (ages K-5th) learn about engineering.
join the ausTIN CANs Robotics Team, in the Anderson HS Applied Technology Building, for a night of fun and all things Robots! There will be adult supervision and a ratio of 6 kids per 1 HS student. All proceeds support the ausTIN CANs.
More to Know
November Lunch Menu: Go to brentwoodpta.com/lunchmenu to be redirected to the latest lunch menu. Now the only question is - are you bringin’ or buyin’?
Thinking about Middle School? Information about middle school choice tends to roll in throughout the winter and early spring, so we’ve also created a page you can bookmark labeled Middle School Fall 2020 Round Up where we’ll store all the info we receive. Please send info that should be included to email@example.com.