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BRENDEL IS THE PLACE TO BE!  WE PUT KIDS FIRST! 
ABSENCE HOTLINE 810-591-6349
BRENDEL OFFICE 810-591-6137  
Bulldogs BARK at Brendel!
Be Respectful
A
ctively Learning and Listening
Responsibility for my Actions
K
indness to Others
 
 

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.       

Grand Blanc Community Schools is in the process of changing over our website to School Blocks.  Our full site will be launching on July 1, 2016.  For now you may see a mix of the old and new.  We appreciate your patience during the changeover and look forward to a new web platform.
Upcoming Events
 
District Announcements
AUGUST COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASS NOTICE
 
Anyone who had originally registered for an August class through Community Education;
  • Rata2ee
  • Rockets (K-2nd Grade)
  • Rockets (3rd-5th Grade)
  • Raspberry Pi (A.M. Session)
  • Raspberry Pi (P.M. Session)
  • Electrical Circuits
If you are still interested in participating in the class, please contact the Grand Blanc Parks & Recreation office at 810-694-0101.  We are making every effort to still offer these classes if registration requirements are met.
 
2016-2017 SCHOOLS OF CHOICE
Grand Blanc Schools is now accepting,
105 Schools of Choice applications (within Genesee County)
and 105c Schools of Choice applications (Contiguous Counties to Genesee County)
Beginning Monday June 13, 2016
Click HERE for additional details.
Click HERE for School of Choice Form 105 (Genesee County)
Click HERE for School of Choice Form 105C (Contiguous Counties)
 
105/105c School of Choice application deadline,
July 12, 2016 at 4pm

A. J. Brendel Announcements
Summer Hours
Office Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed on June 20th for computer update
Closing June 24th until August 1
                              New enrollments~8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


 
Doris Goetz Announcement
June 3 Newsletter
Summer Ideas
KEEP THE LEARNING MOMENTUM GOING
DURING THE SUMMER

 
There are numerous activities parents and other adults can do with children to keep their academic skills sharp during the summer months. These ideas inclu​de:
  • Read, Read, and Read Some More: Parents should read to their child every day. Reading levels improve more quickly when parents ask questions about the material and true discussions occur over the content. Set an example and make sure your child sees you reading.
  • Road Trip!: While traveling, play “I Spy” with road signs/license plates for words, numbers, colors, and shapes. Turn the inevitable question, “Are we there yet?” into problem solving games involving elapsed time, distance traveled, and estimation.
  • The Great Outdoors: Go to parks and trails to walk or ride bicycles. Plant a garden or flowers together. Turn each outing into a biology or botany lesson. No need to pretend you know it all, go to the library and get books to help your child identify the animals, bugs, insect, plants, flowers, trees, and weeds. Outdoor community music festivals are a great way to experience a wide variety of music.
  • In the City: Visit your local museum during free admission days. Find free or inexpensive camps or events through your city’s parks and recreation department, local schools, or houses of worship.
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game!: A great place for math: learn how to calculate stats such as RBIs or ERA. Time the innings to calculate an average inning length. Come up with a strategy for estimating the number of seats in the stadium. Read a book about a baseball superstar before going to a game.
  •  ​Volunteer: Contact a local house of worship for volunteer opportunities. Contact a local soup kitchen or senior center to see how your family can help out.
  • Back Home: Make a meal together. Have each family member pick a favorite recipe and work together measuring ingredients and reading recipes. Talk about conversions: cups/pints/quarts/gallons/ounces/pounds, etc.
  • Using Technology: Visit Kahn Academy for a wide variety of math and science lessons. Readingrocket.org can give parents reading tips for various ages. Starfall.com is a great site for young readers. For older students, look for free online classes offered through colleges and universities.
  •  ​Move It!: Sign up your child for summer swimming lessons or other athletic events. Consider coaching your child’s team so you can spend that time together.

August
31-Brendel BBQ 5:30-7:30 p.m.
September
6-First Day of School


 
Elementary Library
Summer Elementary Library Hours
Mason Library ~  4455 East Cook Road
Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-noon


Indian Hill ~ 11240 Woodbridge
Wednesdays June 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27
9:00-11:30 a.m.
 Monday-Thursday August 1-18 from
                                 9:00-11:30 a.m.


 
2016-2017 Grade Level Supply List
Click on the grade level to get suggested
school supply list.  
Please remember that there may be changes and
additions once school starts.


Kindergarten List
First Grade List
Second Grade List
Third Grade List

Fourth Grade List
Fifth Grade List
Absent/Tardy
Did You Know . . . . .School starts at 8:40a.m.
Arrival between  8:41 to 9:10 a.m. is a Tardy.                                       ¼ day absent       
Arrival after 9:10 but before 12:30 a.m. is an AM absence.                ½ day absent
Leaving before 12:00 noon and not returning is a full day absent.    1 full day
Leaving after 12:30 p.m. but before 3:20 is a PM absence.                ½ day absent
Leaving between 3:20-3:40 p.m. is an early out.                                   ¼ day absent

It is very important to arrive to school on time and stay for the full day.  Arriving late and  leaving early adds up.  Two tardies equal a ½ day absence.  Four tardies will be one full day absent. This is the same when leaving early.
  

 
 
Healthy Snacks
Healthy Snack Idea
Fruit Snack/Fruit Roll ups                                         
Yogurt/gogurts
Teddy Grahams, Graham Crackers                     
Fruit-Apples, Grapes, Oranges...
Pretzels                                                                            
Cheezits,
Triscuits...

Cheese crackers filled with cheese
Rice Cakes
Apple sauce
Fruit
cups
Granola Bars
Baked Lays products, Cheetos, Doritos...
Cupcakes, donuts and cookies for birthday snacks will not be allowed and will be returned to your child at the end of the day. 

 
Visitors
Parents please remember that you MUST sign in
in the office and get a visitors pass when
entering the building during school hours
for any reason.


 
Walk Up to Parent Pickup
Starting Monday September 21 we will be enforcing the parent pick up at the cafeteria doors for 3:58 walk up release.
Our first priority is the safety of our Brendel Students and Staff.

Gently used Books
We are looking for gently used books for
​classroom libraries.  If you have any books
that you would like to donate please contact
Mrs. Martin at emartin@grandblancblancschools.org
or drop them off in the office.
Thank you for your 
continued support.
 
Brendel Annual Education Report

Please click HERE to read the Annual Education Report which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress of Brendel Elementary.
Morning Start Time
 
Important to Know
 
School Starts at 8:40 a.m. 
Students are in their seat ready to learn at
 
 8:40 a.m.

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