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.

Announcements

Morning announcements are made via video. 6th graders help our principal deliver announcements.

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 Folders

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”.

Thunderous Thursday/Fabulous Friday

 A “pep rally” usually held the last Thursday and/or Friday of the month. Spirit Sticks are awared.

Heroes and Sheroes

Boys (heroes) and girls (sheroes) who are recognized on Thunderous Thursday/Fabulous Friday for demonstration outstanding life skills.

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.

Lemonheads

Those crazy, fun loving kids at Thunderous Thursday/Fabulous Friday LIVE.  Also, the official candy of Brentfield.

Life skills 

Every month, a new life skill or two is introduced as part of the curriculum.

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.

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.

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).

Spirit Stick  

 Awarded to the class in each grade level that best uses the LIFESKILLS. The specials teachers and librarians watch for students’ demonstration good use of the LIFESKILLS as they work with each class. It is awarded at TTL, and classes proudly display the Spirit Stick until the next Thunderous Thursday Live.

Teacher Treats 

One grade a month is responsible for “treating” our teachers with lunch/goodies to recognize them for their dedication to our kids!

Tooth Necklace             

The nurse gives you one when you lose a tooth. 

 

Upcoming Events

 

Full calendar