BRENTFIELD-ISMS  

  

 

Above and Beyond

 

Doing more than expected and giving your best. Currently when a student participates in a designated number of activities such as summer reading, DI, Reflections, Marathon Kids, etc. they receive the Principal’s Award at the end of the year for going Above and Beyond.

 

6th Grade Advisory Committee

 

Group of 6th grade parents who plan 6th grade activities and fundraisers.

 

Auction

 

Every other year, the PTA throws a fantastic, off-site auction party/fundraiser for the adults. Opposing years, we have a  "Mini-Auction" during the Family Fun Night/PTA Meeting.

 

Back to School Night

 

Grade-level meetings during the 2nd week of school.  Parents learn about curriculum and key events.

 

BFE

 

Shorthand way of referring to Brentfield Elementary.

 

Bobcat Bob & 
Bobcat Betty

 

 

Our school mascots, they are cool, smart and a friend to all.

 

 

Bobcat Bulletin 

 

Our email subscription newsletter service which allows you to receive important announcements from Brentfield.  Go to www.brentfieldpta.org to subscribe.

 

Bobcat Folder

 

Weekly folder sent home with your child.  It will contain work your child has done and also important information from the school and PTA. Parent volunteers, stuff these folders each week. These volunteers are coordinated through the room reps.

 

Buddy Fun Day

 

Annual field day that is held in the Spring.  The kids have a blast and the fun ends with a picnic that parents attend. This event requires lots of parent volunteers.

 

Cafetorium 

 

Part cafeteria, part auditorium, in both buildings.

 

Clothes Closet

 

RISD Council of PTA’s clothing donation program.

 

Covered Area  

 

Outdoor Gym

 

D.I.            

      

Destination Imagination. A creative and logical thinking activity for grades 3-6.

 

Dobie 

 

RISD school that Brentfield sponsors. Dobie is a very special school and has a preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten.  We have lots of activities that benefit Dobie including a Thanksgiving food drive, reading buddies, music programs, Valentine parties and teacher appreciation luncheon!

 

Exemplary

 

The key word in the staff’s mission: “Brentfield Elementary, An Exemplary School in EVERY Way”.

 

Intermediate Building

 

The West building houses grades 4-6.

 

Invention Convention 

 

Let’s invent! Held in the Fall.

 

Lake Brentfield  

 

“Pond” that forms between the two buildings when we have a lot of rain.

 

Materials Center

 

Locations in each building where teachers (and sometimes parents) get materials for bulletin boards, make copies, etc.

 

Outdoor Learning Classroom

 

The biggest PTA project in the history of our school! The Center is used by teachers and students for enrichment learning.

 

Pack Pride

 

Brentfield is divided into 4 packs:  blue, red, orange, and green.  Each pack is trying to win the most pack points to determine a pack winner.

 

Pay Pams 

 

Online service that allows parents to pay for cafeteria accounts and check up on what their kids are buying in the cafeteria.

 

PIN   

 

Personal Identification Number – yes, your kids already have one! Students punch this number as they exit the lunch line (see Pay Pams).

 

Primary Building

 

The East building houses grades K-3.

 

PTA   

 

Parent Teach Association. We are proud to have one of the state’s best PTA’s in one of the state’s best schools! The PTA is responsible for or helps with most of the programs at Brentfield.

 

REACH  

 

RISD gifted and talented program.  Students in grades K-3 participate in REACH classes at Brentfield.  Students in 4th-6th spend one full day each week at Bowie Elementary for REACH classes.

 

Reflections 

 

PTA Arts Program. Reflections activities typically start in September.

 

ROAR Assembly

 

Monthly "Pep Rally".  ROAR = "Respect Others Act Responsibly."

 

Room Reps 

 

One-two parents per class help coordinate classroom volunteers and volunteers needed for PTA events.

 

Spirit Day 

 

Every Friday, students are encouraged to show their Brentfield spirit by wearing either a Brentfield t-shirt or anything green or gold (or yellow).

 

Stock the pantry

 

 

One grade per month is responsible for "treating" our teachers and staff with snacks in the staff lounges to recognize them for their dedication to our kids!

 

Student of the
Month (SOM)

 

Each month a student is chosen from their class who exemplifies the characteristics of the month.

Tooth Necklace   

         

The nurse gives you one when you lose a tooth.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Full calendar