What events should incoming kindergartener families look out for?

Brentwood typically hosts a series of events to help Kindergarten families ease into school. Here’s what to expect.

January

Kindergarten Welcome Walk

Incoming Kindergarten families have the opportunity to meet the principal, receive a guided tour of the school, visit a Kinder classroom, meet the Kinder team, and ask any questions they may have. Don’t miss this chance to see what makes Brentwood Elementary such an amazing school! Parents and children are welcome.

April

Austin ISD Pre-K Fall Registration

To qualify, children must be four years old on or before September 1 of the year for which you are registering and: meet income requirements, speak a language other than English as their main language, have an active military parent, have a military parent who has been injured or killed in active duty, homeless, or served by Child Protective Services. When registering your child, please bring the following documentation: Proof of birth, Up-to-date immunization record, current proof of income, current proof of residence and parent/guardian picture ID. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gonzalez at 512-414-2039

May

Kindergarten Registration

Incoming Brentwood families are invited to the school to register their students. Early kindergarten registration assists the District in determining enrollments, assigning staff, and meeting individual school needs. Accurate enrollment projections reduce the need to reorganize classes and teachers after school has started.

Enrollment Information

Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1 of the year for which you are registering. All students new to Austin ISD must provide a birth certificate, current record of immunizations, child’s last report card, proof of address (rental contract or utility bill with valid address), parent photo identification or driver’s license, and the child’s Social Security Card (optional).

You can begin registration online at https://my.austinisd.org/. You will then need to print the completed registration and bring it along with the required documentation to Brentwood Elementary during the May registration period.

Order School Supplies

The Brentwood PTA offers you an easy way to order all of your school supplies for the upcoming school year. Avoid the hassle of running to stores during back-to-school season.

August

PTA-Sponsored Kinder Playdate

Come meet new friends and play at the Yellow Schoolbus Brentwood Elementary Playground. This is a great opportunity for your student to meet other incoming Brentwood kindergartners. The PTA provides snacks such as watermelon, popcorn and cold water for the kids. Feel free to bring treats for your kiddo or to share. No teachers or administrators will be in attendance – just cool kids and the adults they bring. This event is hosted by the Brentwood Elementary PTA.

Parent Kinder Orientation

This is a one-hour orientation for parents facilitated by the Kindergarten team.

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher happens the week before the first day of school. This is a chance for you and your student to come to the school to meet your new teacher, visit your new classroom and drop off school supplies.

Boo-Hoo / Woo-Hoo Breakfast

After you drop off your kindergartner on the first day of school, please stop by the library for our annual Boo-Hoo/ Woo-Hoo Breakfast. We will have breakfast treats, coffee, and boxes of tissues for those who get a little emotional. It’s also a great time to meet other kinder parents.

September

Back to School Night

This is an opportunity for you to visit your student’s (or students’) classroom, meet the teacher if you haven’t already, learn about the instructional program, and get information about volunteer opportunities in your child(ren)’s class. The information presented during the info sessions is aimed at parents, but the school certainly understands that some families may need to bring along children in order to attend.