Edition 5: Book Fair, Grandparents Days, Picnic at the Playground, and More!

What’s going on at Brentwood?

More to Know

Bulldog T-Shirt Status Update: If you ordered your Bulldog T-shirt online, it was likely delivered to the teacher’s classroom on Wednesday or Thursday of last week. Still need to order one? You can still order online through Sep 20.

Sept Lunch Menu is Out: We've made lunch menus easy to keep up with. Go to brentwoodpta.com/lunchmenu to be redirected to the latest lunch menu. Now the only question is - are you bringin' or buyin'?

September 11 is this Wednesday. HB 1501 requires school districts to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence at the beginning of the first class period of the day. Before the moment of silence, the instructor must make a statement of reference to those who died on September 11, 2001. Principal Laroche has adjusted the district sample statement for elementary schools and will read this over the announcements on Wednesday, Sept. 11:

Today commemorates the events that happened on September 11, 2001. Even though you were not born in 2001, it is important to remember this event. The events of September 11th shocked the world and many lives were lost. People everywhere, and of all ages, sent cards, gifts, and money. Many came to New York City to offer help. The events of September 11th altered the course of history and have led to changes that impact our lives today. We must show kindness and understanding towards all people, and that we must have the courage to protect and defend each other. Our moment of silence today will be in memory of Sept. 11.

Chances to Chip In

Last Call for Book Fair Volunteers

Our fall Book Fair goes down this week, and we could still use a few more parent volunteers to help set up, sell books, and more. Sign up here. Questions? Contact our school librarian, Ms. Slaten, at kate.slaten@austinisd.org.

Join the Taste of Brentwood 2020 Committee

PTA is seeking committee members to help plan Brentwood's adults-only fundraising event featuring local restaurants, cocktails, music, and a silent auction. This year's event will be Fri, Feb 7. To help, contact Paige Deegan at pfillipp@gmail.com.

Donate to the Brentwood Teacher Book Club

Teachers at Brentwood are hoping to purchase professional books for a book club that will help them continue to learn and grow in their (very important) craft. So far, they’re about 1/3 of the way to their goal. Donate to the cause.

After-School Opportunities

Brentwood Choir Program (4th and 5th grade)

Ms. Flaherty has announced an after school choir program available to 4th and 5th graders. The choir will perform several times throughout the year. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday afternoons from 3:00-3:45 in Ms. Flaherty’s room beginning Tuesday, September 17th.  Learn more.

Globetrotter Kids (1st thru 4th grade)

Globetrotter Kids explore our world and its many cultures, gaining global understanding and cultural respect along the journey. Fall 2019 will feature TURKEY, MADAGASCAR & SWEDEN. Members will learn about the geography, history, language, art, music, and, most importantly, the people, through games, art projects and other hands-on activities. Starting Oct 2nd and running for 12 weeks, classes are held either Wednesday OR Friday, from 3 to 4 pm. Learn more.

Community Events This Week