Jan 27, 2019 Edition

Hi Brentwood Families!

Two Brentwood Custodians will retire this week – Gladys with 41 years in Austin ISD and Dee with 25 years. Help us send them off with love. On Monday, please send your kiddos in the custodians’ two favorite colors, yellow and purple.

Also – if your house is as noisy as mine, you might feel like nobody ever hears you. Here’s your chance to be heard. The Austin ISD 2019 Family Survey is open through Mar 8.  Help the district prep our students for academic success by sharing your opinions in this confidential survey. Results will be used by campus principals, district administrators, and the Board of Trustees, and will be available on the AISD website by the end of June.

And that’s not all…

What’s Up This Week?


Science Fair Awards Assembly (PreK – Grade 2): The awards assembly for all PreK-2nd Science Fair participants will be held in the gym on Monday, January 28th at 7:40am. Good going, junior scientists!

American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge Kickoff: Remember Jump Rope for Heart? It’s now called Kids Heart Challenge and it kicks off in the Gym this week during ENCORE classes. Get ready to show your kiddos those Double Dutch skills you’ve been hiding.

Kinder Field Trip: The Very Hungry Caterpillar: On Monday, some of Brentwood’s littlest Bulldogs will get to see four of Eric Carle’s classic stories delivered by a menagerie of 75 charming puppets at the Paramount. Yes. I’m a little jealous. Learn more  →


Science Fair Awards Assembly (Grades 3-5):  The awards assembly for all 3rd-5th grade participants will be held in the gym at 7:40am. Good going, junior scientists!

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age:  This award-winning film probes the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, and academics. It offers solutions on how we can help our kids navigate the digital world. Austin ISD is offering two FREE community screenings:

  • At Lanier HS on Tue, Jan 29th at 6pm
  • At Akins HS on Thu, Feb 7th at 6pm

View the trailer →

Reverse Evacuation Drill: Student safety continues to be a campus priority. Safety drills are exercises that Austin ISD uses as teaching moments, to prepare students and staff for how to respond appropriately to emergencies. A variety of drills are required each school year, and Tuesday’s is one of them.

WED, JAN 30 – FRI, FEB 1

Benchmark Assessments: Students in grades 3-5 will get the chance to ‘sharpen their pencils’ this week with district-wide benchmark assessments:

  • Wed, Jan 30 – 5th Grade Reading
  • Thu, Jan 31 – 3rd and 4th Grade Reading
  • Fri, Feb 1 – 5th Grade Science

Being prepared can pay off.→


Spring Gifted & Talented Nomination Window (K, 1st, 2nd): 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. The nomination window for Kinder, Grade 1, and Grade 2 is open now. Learn more about the Gifted & Talented Program at Brentwood →