Edition 8: 🎵Ooooh-oh, we're half way there...

Brentwood Families,

Ooooh-oh, we’re halfway there! Ooooh-oh, we’re livin’ on a … TELL ME YOU DIDN’T SING IT IN YOUR HEAD!

Y’all - As of Thursday night, we were nearly halfway to our goal! Before Oct 8, we need another $10,800 in donations and Keep It Simple will be a WRAP. Donate today and let’s put this puppy to rest.


What’s going on at Brentwood?


Austin ISD Pride Week 2019

The week of October 7-10th Austin ISD is hosting its own Pride week, a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ students, staff and families and showcase the district's commitment to creating a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment. Learn more about the Austin ISD Program.

A committee of parent and teacher volunteers have planned activities that will engage, educate, and inspire students at Brentwood.

  • Students will receive district-provided #AISDpride stickers and are invited to wear rainbow colors on Thursday, October 10th.

  • During the weeks of Sept. 23 - Oct. 10th, all classes will receive a counselor guidance lesson which emphasizes that love makes a home and that families take many different shapes and forms.

  • There will be a "Pride for our Promising Leaders" bulletin board outside the counselor office which includes pictures and biographies of current LGBTQ leaders.

  • Students will create a handprint mural which symbolizes our united effort to keep Brentwood safe, supportive, and inclusive.

If you have any questions, please contact Brentwood’s counselor, Tess McKenna, at tess.mckenna@austinisd.org.

Austin Pride Week Events


More to Know

It was originally Mr. Belding who put the PAL in principal.

It was originally Mr. Belding who put the PAL in principal.

  • School Changes. Austin ISD is hosting a series of conversations about the proposed school changes. They’re seeking input on the scenario options (will be finalized later this fall) which are aimed at improving academics, equity and facilities across the district. See the meeting times here.

  • This is Custodian and Groundskeeping Appreciation Week. Encourage your kiddo to take a few minutes to show admiration and gratitude to those who keep our buildings and grounds looking good every day!

  • It’s also National Principals Month. How will we show our appreciation for the one who puts the ‘PAL’ in Principal?

  • Lunch Menu: 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'?


Chances to Chip In

  • Donations Sought for Austin Pets Alive: Second grade Brownie Troop #42619 is collecting items for Austin Pets Alive, an ongoing Brentwood Girl Scout initiative. The collection box is near the office. APA needs items like creamy Jif peanut butter, wet cat & dog food, meat-based baby food, puppy pads, laundry detergent, plastic sandwich bags, paper towels, baby wipes, etc. For more info, visit APA’s wishlist.

  • Share your musical skillz. During Music in the Morning, students enjoy live performances by fellow students, parents, and community members, as they arrive at school. Act fast! Only l2 spots remain between Oct 7 thru Oct 18. Sign up here.


Upcoming Community & After-School Events

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