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BRENDEL IS THE PLACE TO BE!
WE PUT KIDS FIRST!

At Brendel Elementary our mission is to provide the highest quality education in a safe, caring and challenging community that allows for individual differences and learning styles. 
  Student Doing School Work  Student Reading School Book  School Girl Raising Hand Student Sitting at School Desk  Boy Sitting at School Desk
 
District Announcements
Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative - Community Seminar
During the months of April and May, many of our students will be participating in a Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative assembly presented by the Michigan Attorney General's Office.  On April 28, 2014, a community seminar for parents and members of the community will be held beginning at 6:30PM at the Howard Pepper Auditorium located at Grand Blanc High School.  The Community Seminar presentation provides practical tools including Internet Safety Tips and how to: 1) access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry; 2) understand the impact of digital footprints; 3) appreciate the risk of sharing photos with embedded location information; 4) recognize the potential dangers and legal ramification of sexting; and 5) identify cyberbullying warning signs and develop a plan of action if needed.  For an event flyer please click HERE.
Last Day of School Changes Due to House Bill 4295
House Bill 4295 (recently signed by the governor) provided some make-up day relief, this year only, to districts around the state that usually have more than the minimum required number of school days within an academic year.  Grand Blanc is one of those districts.  So, this is our make-up day.  We have checked and double-checked that we have the required number of days and instructional hours.

Thursday, April 24 – Originally a professional development day, will now be a full day of school.  (A reminder Synrevoice will be sent out).

Wednesday, May 7 – Originally a “late start day,” will now be a regularly scheduled school day.  No late start on that day.  This will add 2 hours 20 minutes to our instructional time. 

Thursday, June 12 – The original last day of school will still be the last day of school for all schools except Brendel Elementary.

Friday, June 13 – Will be the last (full) day of school for students at Brendel Elementary.   Also, the last day for all but Brendel teachers.

Monday, June 16 – Last day for Brendel  teachers.   

Five minutes may also be shaved off the kindergarten lunch hours at Reid and Brendel between now and the end of the school year.  This will help contribute to the required instructional time necessary for those classes.  

Grand Blanc Sinking Fund Renewal Election - May 6, 2014
Click HERE to see the fast facts on this renewal and how it help to keep our buildings repaired and our students safe, warm, and dry.

Schools of Choice
Grand Blanc Schools will be accepting 105 Schools of Choice applications (within Genesee County), for grades K-6th and 105c Schools of Choice applications (Contiguous Counties to Genesee County), for grades K-6th, beginning June 16, 2014.  Click HERE for additional details.

105/105c Schools of Choice Application deadline
July 15, 2014 – 4PM
Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration is now taking place at all of our elementary buildings in the district.  Please click HERE for a checklist of required documents, special requests, and forms.
Future Bobcats Tennis Clinic Fundraiser
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, there will be a Future Bobcats Tennis Clinic Fundraiser at the Grand Blanc High School Tennis Courts.  Click HERE for additional information and the registration form.
Camp Learn-A-Lot 2014
Check out the video below for information on Camp Learn-A-Lot 2014, Grand Blanc Community School's summer school program.  More information and registration forms are below.
Elementary Registration Form Middle School Registration Form
Enrichment Events 2014
Online Registration Form





Children's Garden Fall Registration for 2014-15
Registration for all programs is currently underway.  Children’s Garden offers Preschool, ALL DAY care for preschoolers and AM & PM Latchkey (Preschool through 5th grade). Our center is open for AM Latchkey at 6:30 AM and closes at the end of PM Latchkey at 6:00 PM.  For more information please click on the links below.  If you have further questions please call 591-6083.
Click HERE for the Flyer
Click HERE for the Children's Garden Website and Registration Forms


Navigating Our District Technology: Parent and Guardian Help Sheet
Parents, need help with website log-ins, Synergy grades, Pay Schools, and lunch account information?  Click HERE for a Technology Help Sheet.
A. J. Brendel Announcements
You are Invited Brendel, City School,
McGrath Elementary and Reid Elementary
TRANSITION from 5th to 6th GRADE
TRANSITION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Students, Parents and Educators Working Together
¨ Become familiar with middle school procedures,
organizations and practices.
¨ Information provided by the West Middle School Principal,
Assistant Principal, Counselor, Teachers, Parents
and Students.
For questions, contact Mrs. Koenig @ 591-7308

Grand Blanc West Middle School
Gymnasium
6:00-8:00 p.m.
April 29, 2014


 
Talent Show Auditions
Monday May 5 starting at 5:00 p.m.
Sign up for times
by Miss Stimac's Classroom Room 104

Talent Show Performance
Monday May 12
6:30 p.m.


April 21 Newsletter
Bunny Sitting with an Easter Basket 

Newsletter


Lost At School
 

Lost At School





THE YEARBOOK DEADLINE IS COMING UP! PLEASE HELP MAKE IT THE BEST YEARBOOK EVER BY SENDING IN YOUR PICTURES.

Tiffany Stevenson is our 2013-2014 Yearbook Coordinator, she is looking for pictures from school this years field trips, events, last years Daddy Daughter Dance, Field Day and the Mother & Son night for this years yearbook. She is also looking for 5th Grade Camp pictures!
Please email pictures to her at
t.stevenson83@yahoo.com 
and any questions you may have. 
Thank you!



Important Dates


April
23-Original Artwork Delivery
May
  3-Daddy Daughter Dance ***Note Change
  6-Sinking Fund Renewal Vote
  8-PTO Meeting 5:30
  8-Muffins with Mom 8:00-8:40 A-L
  9-Muffins with Mom 8:00-8:40 M-Z
June
  5-Donuts with Dad 8:00-8:40 A-L
  6-Donuts with Dad 8:00-8:40M-Z
11-BOGO BookFair Reading Under the Stars
12-BOGO BookFair Reading Under the Stars 13-Awards and Farwell Walk
13-LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!



Girl with Spring Tulips



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YEARBOOK

Tiffany Stevenson is our 2013-2014 Yearbook Coordinator, she is looking for pictures from school this years field trips, events, last years Daddy Daughter Dance, Field Day and the Mother & Son night for this years yearbook.  Please email pictures to her at
t.stevenson83@yahoo.com 
and any questions you may have. 
Thank you!
Girl Carrying Book and Waving


Procedures
 
Morning Drop Off
· We would like the students to start getting themselves out of the cars.
· Make sure you drop them off in the cone marked area.
· Make sure there is an adult out supervising your child.
· Remind them to walk behind the yellow line.
· Remind them to all be careful of moving cars.

End of the Day Procedures
· Discuss with your child(ren) whether they will be riding the bus, going to latchkey or parent pickup…
· Contact your child’s teacher regarding any end of the day routine changes.
· Do not wait until last minute to make changes to end of the day arrangements. This causes a lot of confusion and leaves more room for error.
· Student release times:
·  Bus riders 3:45-3:55
·  Parent car pickup 3:45-4:00
·  Parent walk up 3:58-4:00
· Your child’s safety is always our number one concern.
 

Peanut Policy
Classroom
  No peanut or nut foods will be consumed or distributed in any classrooms. This includes daily snacks as well as birthday treat.

Lunchroom
To reduce the risk of exposure to peanut and nut products in the elementary, Grand Blanc Community Schools has decided to remove all obvious peanut and nut products from the elementary menu such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and peanut butter as a condiment.

Students without peanut or nut allergies may consume peanut or nut products for lunch from home but must not eat at a nut free table.


Field Trips
Peanut and nut products are not prohibited, but parents are asked to consider an alternative, nut-free lunch for their child while on a field trip.

Buses
The Grand Blanc Community School District has a policy of no eating or open food on school buses.

The entire policy may be viewed at:  http://board.grandblanc.schoolfusion.us


AR Level

To find out AR levels and points about your books or GDL books.
Click here!
Owl Sitting on a Stack of Books


Brendel Annual Education Report

Please click HERE to read the Annual Education Report which provides key information on the 2012-13 educational progress of Brendel Elementary.
SchoolFusion Registration
Parents, have you signed up for SchoolFusion yet? When you do all of the posted content from the teachers will be available in one area for you. First create your account, find your child(ren) and let the school do the rest. Once students are enrolled in their classes all of their information is readily accessible in the My Family area upon login. So, don't wait, click HERE to join the site.
  • Important Note: Parents, you do not need to join the classrooms as your children in your profile will provide you with a much more efficient and concise view in the My Family area. It is the teacher's discretion as some prefer that parents at this level join the classes.
  • Need Further Guidance? Parent Help Sheet