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The Bulldog Bark: Oct 14, 2018

October 14, 2018 Edition

Hi there Brentwood families,

Have you heard that Brentwood’s got reason to celebrate this week? It’s true; our own Kindergarten teacher Amy Stephens was recipient of the 2018 Austin Ed Fund Grant!

Her grassroots project provides a way for kids to share online book reviews with each other via 100 Kindle Fires. Through her project, students K through 5th will strengthen their ability to read, retell stories, and write reflectively about the story. Because of Amy, our Kindergartners are able to implement meaningful technology in their learning experiences.

Congratulations, Ms. Stephens and THANK YOU for what you’re doing for our students!

See the full newsletter >

October 14th, 2018|The Bulldog Bark|

Principal’s Writing Challenge #1: What are you thankful for?

All students and families are encouraged to accept Principal Laroche’s first Writing Challenge for this school year. The challenge objective is for students to practice expository writing, which simply means that you are writing to explain what you think and why you think it. Expository writing explains, describes, and informs.

Expository writing typically follows the following format –

  • Introduction with main topic that answers the prompt.
  • #1 supporting reason or example.
  • #2 supporting reason or example.
  • #3 supporting reason or example.
  • Conclusion that restates the main topic, revisits key details, and tells the lesson learned.

The best writing is the result of editing and revising before publishing your final piece. Principal Writing Challenge final drafts are due to Principal Lacroche by email (amber.laroche@austinisd.org) or paper by Friday, October 26th. Include student name, grade, and teacher name. Families are encouraged to support and participate with their child in my challenge.

All writing challenge entries will be celebrated at The Principal’s Writing Challenge Bulldog Share, in the library, Thursday, November 15th from 7:30-8:00 am. All participants will receive a special writer’s tool!

Principal’s Writing Challenge Prompt:

What are you thankful for? Think about the experiences, people, places, and times that have made you feel thankful. Write about what you are thankful for and why.

October 14th, 2018|Principal's Writing Challenge, The Bulldog Bark|

The Bulldog Bark: Oct 7, 2018

October 7, 2018 Edition

Brentwood families,

Enjoying the long weekend? We’ve still got another day of it! Monday, Oct 8 is a student holiday and a parent/teacher conference day. Speaking of dwindling time, we’ve only got one week left in the Keep It Simple Fundraiser.

One. Week. Left.

Time is dwindling in the the Keep It Simple Fundraiser. If you haven’t donated yet, you can’t postpone! If we reach the goal, students will earn a PJ Party. But more importantly, the many programs that make Brentwood what it is will be funded!

See the full newsletter >

October 7th, 2018|The Bulldog Bark|

Authors visit students in the Brentwood Library

The Brentwood librarians are excited to be welcoming several amazing authors to the Brentwood Library this fall semester.



Author Jennifer Ziegler

Author Jennifer Ziegler

Author Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Happy Campers)

Tue, Oct 2 | Fourth Grade

Jennifer Ziegler released “Revenge of the Happy Campers” in Apr 27, 2017. The book was the third volume in the Brewster triplet series published by Scholastic. Her Other books include Sass & Serendipity, Alpha Dog, and How Not to Be Popular, as well as several teen series books penned under different pseudonyms. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, author Chris Barton, and their four children. Learn more at jenniferziegler.net.



Author Nathan Hale

Author Nathan Hale

Graphic Novel Author/Cartoonist Nathan Hale (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series)

Mon, Oct 29 | Grades 2-5

Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. He is the illustrator of the graphic novel Rapunzel’s Revenge and its sequel, Calamity Jack. He also illustrated Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody, The Dinosaurs’ Night Before Christmas, and many others.

An order sheet to purchase some of Hale’s books through BookPeople (including his newest Hazardous Tales book, Lafayette!) will be sent home soon.

Learn more at nathanhaleauthor.com.



Author Angela Dominguez

Author Angela Dominguez

Picture Book Author/Illustrator Angela Dominguez (Mango, Abuela, and Me)

Dec (Date TBD) | PK-1st Grade

Angela Dominguez is the author and illustrator of several books for children including Maria Had a Little Llama, which received the American Library Association Pura Belpré Illustration Honor. In 2016, she received her second Pura Belpré Honor for her illustrations in Mango, Abuela, and Me (written by Meg Medina). Her debut middle grade novel, Stella Díaz Has Something to Say, was published January 2018. When Angela is not in her studio, she teaches at the Academy of Art University, which honored her with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013.

Angela Dominguez was born in Mexico City, grew up in the great state of Texas, and now resides on the east coast.

Learn more at angeladominguezbooks.com.

September 29th, 2018|Library, The Bulldog Bark|

The Bulldog Bark: Sept 23, 2018

Sep 16, 2018 Edition

Brentwood families: Grab your sweaters and your Pumpkin Spice Lattes, because we have a “cool” week in store. Not a single day forecast to hit the 90s!

Another sign of fall – We’re approaching the 9-week mark at Brentwood, and that means parent/teacher conference time. Here are the upcoming student holidays to plan for.

  • Friday, Oct 5 is a professional development day. Pay special attention to this one because it’s a District of Innovation Day for Brentwood, so it’s not on the AISD Calendar you may have received at the start of the year.
  • Monday, Oct 8 is parent/teacher conference day for elementary students. You’ll hear more on the specifics of this day from your student’s teacher as it gets closer.

But in the meantime, let’s get to barkin’…

See the full newsletter >


What’s Happening This Week?

  • Coffee with the Principal – Mon, Sep 24 at 8am in the Brentwood Library
    Join Principal Laroche tomorrow morning at 8am for a discussion around Culture Fusion at Brentwood.
  • Fall Gifted & Talented Nomination Window (Grades 3, 4, & 5) – Ends Wed, Sep 26
    Brentwood Elementary’s Gifted and Talented (GT) program is “designed to move students with high ability at a pace appropriate to their rate of learning through studies that go beyond the age-level or grade-level expectations.”  Fall nominations are for Grades 3, 4, or 5 only, and this is the only nomination window for those grade levels. To learn more, check out this overview or attend the Info Session on Mon, Sep 24.
  • Browse all upcoming events >

 


You’ve probably heard all about the Keep It Simple Fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $15,000 to fund programs that support and enrich your child’s education. And as of Friday, we’re at $6,830.43 – almost the halfway mark! Students will earn a PAJAMA PARTY if we hit our goal by Sat, Oct 13. Help pull this effort to the finish line!

Make Your Donation Today

 


Things To Know

  • Classroom Leveling This Week for Kinder & 2nd
    Once enrollment settles each year, AISD provides relief to overcrowded classrooms by dissolving smaller classes. This year, Brentwood’s Kindergarten enrollment is below the expected level, so students from Ms. Bush’s Kinder class will be combined with the other classrooms, and Ms. Bush will transition to 2nd grade.Families of students impacted directly have already been informed of the specifics. If you have a Kinder student, they may have some new classmates join their classes within the next week. No matter their grade level, encourage your student to be a positive support for those who are dealing with these changes. The school truly appreciates your cooperation, support, and understanding of this district process.
  • Joining the PTA is Seriously Simple
    You might think that PTA means lots of volunteer time. And it can, if that’s what you’re into. But even if volunteering time is not your jam, we’d love for you – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and everyone – to join. The PTA supports the program that make Brentwood extra special. To learn more (or join online in minutes), go to joinpta.org and select Brentwood.
  • New Four-Part Series for Families of Children in Special Education
    If your child has special needs, you might appreciate a new four-part education and training series presented by Texas Law INCLUDE. Sessions will be held on Tuesday nights between Oct 2 and Nov 13 from 6-7:30pm at Kealing Middle School. Whether you’re new to the special education process, or a seasoned parent wanting more information about how to use the ARD process productively and collaboratively, learn more.

  • No-Cost Flu Shots offered through AISD
    The CDC recommends a flu vaccine every year. With this program, clinics take place during the school day on Oct 17. No missed work, and no cost to you. For more info or to sign up, follow this link.

  • Quick Link: September Lunch Menu
    We’ve keeping track of the link to the September 2018 lunch menu so you don’t have to. Now the only question is, are you bringin’ or buyin’?

 


 

We could use your help!

  • Help organize the Literacy Library
    Ms. Sluyter, the Brentwood Literacy Specialist, needs volunteers to help inventory and organize new book sets for our literacy library on Thursday mornings from 8-9. If you can help, contact Ms. Sluyter at victoria.sluyter@austinisd.org.
  • Brownie Troop Seeks Donations for Austin Pets Alive
    Brentwood 2nd grade Brownie Troop #42612 is collecting items for Austin Pets Alive. Drop your donations in the collection box outside of the school office. Requested donations include used towels, blankets, gently used dog sweaters (Large or X-Large) soft baby blankets, egg timers, feather cat toys, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels. For more ideas, check the Austin Pets Alive Wish List.

 


 

Community News

  • Fulmore Middle School Humanities and Law Magnet Program for International Studies invites the parents of all 5th and 6th grade elementary students to attend one of two Parent Information Nights – Tue, Oct 9th and Tue, Nov 13th from 6-7:30pm in the Fulmore Cafeteria. Meet members of the Fulmore community and learn about the Magnet and Dual Language programs and application processes. Learn more with these flyers: Who is Fulmore? and More about Fulmore Parent Info Nights. Contact the Magnet Administrative Assistant, Jennifer Rodriguez at 512-841-4916 with any questions.
  • Creative Action Day Camp for Oct 5 Student Holiday – Enjoy friends, games, puzzles, art, and creative play led by Creative Action’s Professional Teaching Artists. All Brentwood students aged 4 – 11 welcome. 8:30-5:30pm at Brentwood Elementary. $65/day. Register and learn more.
  • Mad Science After-School Program is a hands-on hands-on chance at imaginative learning, perfect for students who are interested in science and how it effects the world around them. Thursdays from 3-4pm in Brentwood Elementary Room 315, starting Oct 11. $99 / 6 weeks. Register or learn more.

Now Playing at McAllum Theatre

First there was Star Trek. Then there was Star Wars.
Now, there is STARMITES, an iconic 80’s Sci-Fi musical.

With a book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating and music and lyrics by Barry Keating, Stamites brings to life the comic-book, sci-fi world of the eighties. With youthful characters, colorful dance numbers, and a pop-infused score with a dash of punk rock, this peppy piece of musical theatre will enchant audiences of all ages.

The story follows Eleanor, an introverted teenager who finds herself magically teleported to the comic-book world she adores. Eleanor teams up with Spacepunk and a band of guardian angels known as the “Starmites” to battle Diva, the Queen of Innerspace and the menacing Shak Graa to save the universe from the clutches of evil. Starmites is a playful and heartwarming adventure about the struggle of discovering who you are.


About The Bulldog Bark

Most Sundays during the school year, the Brentwood PTA publishes The Bulldog Bark, an email newsletter full of everything Brentwood families need to know to stay up to speed. The Bulldog Bark email list is volunteer-run, and goes out to over 650 subscribers each week as of September 2018.

If you’ve got any suggestions for how we can improve this puppy (har har, get it?!), please email the editor at bulldogbark@brentwoodpta.com.

September 23rd, 2018|The Bulldog Bark|

SPEAK: Support Parents’ Education, Advocacy & Knowledge

A note from Texas Law INCLUDE in collaboration with AISD.

Are you the parent of a child with special needs? Do you find yourself confused during ARD meetings? Are you looking to reach out to your school about the needs of your child, but don’t know how?

Texas Law INCLUDE is holding a four-part education and training series for families whose children are in special education. If you are new to the special education process or a seasoned parent wanting more information about how to use the ARD process productively and collaboratively, please join us. All are welcome!

Register at https://tinyurl.com/utspeak2018 or for more information, contact:

Kathy Palomo, M.Ed,
Special Education Social Services Specialist for AISD
In-Home and Parent Training Coordination

Office:    512-414-5833
                512-414-1731 (Bilingual)

More details in the flyer below.

September 23rd, 2018|Special Needs, The Bulldog Bark|

The Bulldog Bark: Sep 16, 2018

Sep 16, 2018 Edition

It has been great to see everyone over the past week. All the friendly faces and support are a great reminder of the wonderful school community we have here at Brentwood!

The coming week might offer a chance to catch up on rest and responsibilities, but there are still some neat things going on at Brentwood.

See the full newsletter >


 

What’s Happening This Week?

  • PTA Trivia Night & General Meeting – Tue, Sep 18 at 6:00pm
    Please come out to our first general PTA meeting of the year. This meeting is a FUN night of trivia, so come with your team ready to answer questions about music, movies, and more!! We look forward to seeing you!

  • Free Austin Public Library Card Deadline – Tue, Sep 18
    AISD and Austin Public Library have partnered to offer full-access library cards to every AISD student. The Austin Public Library’s student card is free and available to all district students, including current cardholders, regardless of home address and outstanding fines.
    Learn more and find out how to apply.


Brentwood PTA’s largest annual fundraiser is now in progress. The best part — there is nothing to buy and nothing to sell! JUST DONATE! Your donations go directly to programs that support and enrich your child’s education. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible!

Make Your Donation Today

 

Things To Know

  • No-Cost Flu Shots offered through AISD
    The CDC recommends a flu vaccine every year. With this program, clinics take place during the school day on Oct 17. No missed work, and no cost to you. Get more info or sign up.

  • Quick Link: September Lunch Menu
    We’ve keeping track of the link to the September 2018 lunch menu so you don’t have to. Now the only question is, are you bringin’ or buyin’?

  • Gifted & Talented Nomination Window –GRADES 3, 4, AND 5 ONLY – Now Thru Sep 26
    Brentwood Elementary’s Gifted and Talented (GT) program is “designed to move students with high ability at a pace appropriate to their rate of learning through studies that go beyond the age-level or grade-level expectations.” Fall nominations are for Grades 3, 4, or 5 only, and this is the only nomination window for those grade levels. To learn more, check out this overview or attend the Info Session on Mon, Sep 24.


 

We could use your help!

  • Chime in on GT programming
    The PTA seeks a few good people for a committee focused on developing and administering project-based learning for GT kids of all grades. The committee will work with Principal Laroche and Assistant Principal Cobb to get programs off the ground. Even if you previously expressed your interest to Karen Habib, please contact Ms. Cobb at marcelina.cobb@austinisd.org to indicate your interest.

  • Brownie Troop Seeks Donations for Austin Pets Alive
    Brentwood 2nd grade Brownie Troop #42612 is collecting items for Austin Pets Alive. Drop your donations in the collection box outside of the school office. Requested donations include used towels, blankets, gently used dog sweaters (Large or X-Large) soft baby blankets, egg timers, feather cat toys, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels. For more ideas, check the Austin Pets Alive Wish List.


 

Recapping a Great (Busy) Week

Last week was a busy one between the book fair, grandparents days, a Campus Advisory Committee Meeting, picture day… and so much more. And what a great week is was.

A message from our fabulous friends at the library: Thanks from the Brentwood Library! Thank you to all of the kids, parents, volunteers, teachers, staff, grandparents, and other loved ones that helped to make our fall Scholastic book fair a huge success! As always, all of the money we raised will go to purchasing new books fort the Brentwood Library. Happy reading!”

 

Community News

  • Mindful Kids Classes will take place from 9:00-10:00am on Saturdays at The Meditation Bar. Brentwood teachers Carmen Gray and Shelly Hollander offer a peaceful way for your child to begin their Saturdays, starting Sep 22Register and learn more.
  • Creative Action Day Camp for Oct 5 Student Holiday – Enjoy friends, games, puzzles, art, and creative play led by Creative Action’s Professional Teaching Artists. All Brentwood students aged 4 – 11 welcome. 8:30-5:30pm at Brentwood Elementary. $65/day. Register and learn more.

 

Coming Soon from McAllum Theatre

First there was Star Trek. Then there was Star Wars.
Now, there is STARMITES, an iconic 80’s Sci-Fi musical.

With a book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating and music and lyrics by Barry Keating, Stamites brings to life the comic-book, sci-fi world of the eighties. With youthful characters, colorful dance numbers, and a pop-infused score with a dash of punk rock, this peppy piece of musical theatre will enchant audiences of all ages.

The story follows Eleanor, an introverted teenager who finds herself magically teleported to the comic-book world she adores. Eleanor teams up with Spacepunk and a band of guardian angels known as the “Starmites” to battle Diva, the Queen of Innerspace and the menacing Shak Graa to save the universe from the clutches of evil. Starmites is a playful and heartwarming adventure about the struggle of discovering who you are.


About The Bulldog Bark

Most Sundays during the school year, the Brentwood PTA publishes The Bulldog Bark, an email newsletter full of everything Brentwood families need to know to stay up to speed. The Bulldog Bark email list is volunteer-run, and goes out to over 650 subscribers each week as of September 2018.

If you’ve got any suggestions for how we can improve this puppy (har har, get it?!), please email the editor at bulldogbark@brentwoodpta.com.

September 16th, 2018|The Bulldog Bark|

Gifted & Talented Nominations – 2018-2019 School Year

About Brentwood’s Gifted and Talented (GT) and Talent Explore (TE) Program

Brentwood Elementary’s Gifted and Talented (GT) and Talent Explore (TE) programs are designed to move students with high ability at a pace appropriate to their rate of learning through studies that go beyond the age-level or grade-level expectations. Talent Explore identification is for high ability students who do not qualify for Gifted and Talented but demonstrate potential to perform at high levels when grouped with Gifted and Talented students.

Students may be identified as one or more of the following:

  • GT STEM (science and mathematics),
  • GT Humanities (language arts and social studies),
  • Talent Explore STEM (science and mathematics), or
  • Talent Explore Humanities (language arts and social studies).

Brentwood does not have a pull-out Gifted and Talented program. GT-identified students are provided enrichment and differentiation opportunities with other GT students within the classroom.

Additionally, Brentwood has implemented the following programs:

  • Problem-based learning in specified content areas identified as GT
  • Math Pentathalon (Grades 2-5)
  • Film Kids
  • Book Studies

Learn more about the Gifted & Talent program at AISD.

The Nomination and Screening Process

All Brentwood students are eligible to be screened for Gifted and Talented (GT) and Talent Explore (TE) through a nomination and the GATE screening process. Data from several quantitative and qualitative criteria are collected over a three-week period and reviewed by the campus GT Decision-Making Committee.

Screening and testing requires parent/guardian permission by the campus deadline. A variety of measures are used for screening and testing, including assessments for bilingual students. Testing is entirely computer-based.

Students screened for Gifted and Talented who are not identified for GT services are automatically considered for Talent Explore.

How to Nominate Your Child

There’s no permanent counselor and GT Advocate right now, so Ms. Laroche and Ms. Cobb are overseeing the Gifted and Talented Assessment Process.

The first step in the process is to complete the Checklist for Parents and the Parent GT Nomination Form and email them to Amy Shirey (amy.shirey@austinisd.org) during the nomination window for your child’s grade level. You will receive a confirmation response upon receipt of the forms.

Nomination Windows & Info Sessions

Kinder, Grade 1 and Grade 2

  • Spring Gifted & Talented Nomination Window – Kinder, 1 and 2 ONLY – Jan 14-Feb 1, 2018
  • Info session  – Jan 14, 2019 at 5:00pm in the Brentwood Library
September 14th, 2018|Gifted & Talented, The Bulldog Bark|

The Bulldog Bark: Sep 9, 2018

Sep 9, 2018 Edition

The school year is in full swing! This second week of September week marks several important events — as well as a streamlined new format for The Brentwood Bark.

See the full newsletter >

Lots Happening This Week

  • Scholastic Book Fair – Mon, Sep 10 thru Fri, Sept 14 – Grow your child’s personal library while helping to make Brentwood’s school library even better. See hours and more in the event details. Also, please consider volunteering; there any many volunteer slots still open.
  • Grandparents Day Luncheons – Wed, Sep 12 & Thu, Sep 13 – Grandparents and other special adults in your childrens’ lives are invited to bring a lunch and eat with their grandchildren. Lunches might not occur at their normal times, so be sure to check the schedule.
    • Wed, Sep 12 – Pre-K, Kinder, 1st, and 5th grades
    • Thu, Sep 13 – 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades
  • Keep it Simple Fundraiser – Starts Wed, Sep 12 – Brentwood PTA’s largest annual fundraiser begins this week. The best part — there is nothing to buy and nothing to sell! JUST DONATE! Your donations go directly to programs that support and enrich your child’s education. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible. Learn more and donate.
  • Picnic at the Playground – Thu, Sep 13 – Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner, chairs, and/or a blanket and spread out at the school playground on the south side of the school. Food trucks will be available for meal purchases. Water & juice will be provided. The picnic will be moved inside if raining. See event details.
  • Picture Day – Fri, Sept 14 – Your children may want to look sharp on Friday when Lifetouch comes for school photos. You can optionally pre-order pictures at mylifetouch.com with the Picture Day ID: XY608168Q0 with credit card or PayPal.

Things To Know

  • Commemorating September 11 – HB 1501 requires school districts to commemorate the events of Sept. 11, 2001 with a moment of silence at the start 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 shared the statement she plans to make on the Principal Laroche Facebook Page.
  • No-Cost Flu Shots offered through AISD – The CDC recommends a flu vaccine every year. With this program, clinics take place during the school day. No missed work, and no cost to you. For more info, and to sign up look for the papers that came home in your child’s Wednesday Folder or follow this link.
  • Free Austin Public Library cards for every AISD student – AISD and Austin Public Library have partnered to offer full-access library cards to every AISD student. The Austin Public Library’s student card is free and available to all district students, including current cardholders, regardless of home address and outstanding fines. Application deadline is Sept 18. Learn more and find out how to apply.
  • Quick Link: September Lunch Menu – We’re keeping track of the link to the September 2018 lunch menu so you don’t have to. Now the only question is, are you bringin’ or buyin’?

We could use your help!

  • THIS WEEK! Lots of sign-up spots left for Book Fair volunteers – We need help this week to set up, sell books, and more. Sign up here or contact our school librarian, Ms. Slaten at kate.slaten@austinisd.org.
  • Chime in on GT programming – The PTA seeks a few good people for a committee focused on developing and administering project-based learning for GT kids of all grades. The committee will work with Principal Laroche and Assistant Principal Cobb to get programs off the ground. If interested, contact Karen Habib at habibi1231@gmail.com.
  • Fit to be dyed? Join the T-shirt Tie-Dying Committee – It’s not Brentwood without tie-dyed tees. Take part in this important tradition by joining a PTA committee of 2-3 tie-dye helpers. Work will occur over the next few weeks.  If interested, contact Erin Puckett McClure at erinmcclure@gmail.com.
  • Help organize the Literacy Library – Ms. Sluyter, the Brentwood Literacy Specialist, needs volunteers to help inventory and organize new book sets for our literacy library on Thursday mornings from 8-9. If you can help, contact Ms. Sluyter at victoria.sluyter@austinisd.org.
  • Contribute gift cards for families in need – All year long, you can help a Brentwood family in need today by donating one or more $10 HEB or Target gift cards, in-person or online. But there’s no better time than now. Learn more.

Community News

  • Fall Ukulele Class for ages 8 – 12 yrs will meet Tue on campus from 3:15pm-4:15pm beginning Oct 2. Learn more.
  • iPianoLab Keyboard Club for K and up will meet Wed on campus from 3:00pm-4:00pm starting Oct 3. Learn more.
  • Austin Youth Fitness Running Club will meet on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm. PE Teacher Karen Marshall will lead the running group this year! Register and learn more.
  • CrossFit Central Kids Program for Grades 1-5 meets Tue & Thu from 4:15-5:00 across from Lamar Middle School. Learn more.

Coming Soon from McAllum Theatre

First there was Star Trek. Then there was Star Wars.
Now, there is STARMITES, an iconic 80’s Sci-Fi musical.

With a book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating and music and lyrics by Barry Keating, Stamites brings to life the comic-book, sci-fi world of the eighties. With youthful characters, colorful dance numbers, and a pop-infused score with a dash of punk rock, this peppy piece of musical theatre will enchant audiences of all ages.

The story follows Eleanor, an introverted teenager who finds herself magically teleported to the comic-book world she adores. Eleanor teams up with Spacepunk and a band of guardian angels known as the “Starmites” to battle Diva, the Queen of Innerspace and the menacing Shak Graa to save the universe from the clutches of evil. Starmites is a playful and heartwarming adventure about the struggle of discovering who you are.

About The Bulldog Bark

Most Sundays during the school year, the Brentwood PTA publishes The Bulldog Bark, an email newsletter full of everything Brentwood families need to know to stay up to speed. The Bulldog Bark email list is volunteer-run, and goes out to over 650 subscribers each week as of September 2018.

September 9th, 2018|The Bulldog Bark|

Austin Public Library Cards for All AISD Students!

Did you know that AISD and Austin Public Library are partnering to offer full-access library cards to every AISD student?

The Austin Public Library’s student card is free and available to all district students, including current cardholders, regardless of home address and outstanding fines.

What can AISD students get with a library card?

Interested? Here’s what you do.

  • Complete an application. Applications were sent home in the Sept 5 Wednesday folders, or you can get an additional copy of the application in the Brentwood Library.
  • Return it to the Brentwood Library by September 18th.

Activated cards will be delivered to the school and distributed to students. Cards expire after one year and can be renewed during the following year’s student registration.

Learn more about the program

September 8th, 2018|The Bulldog Bark|