Brendel Bulldog Newsletter, December 16, 2016 223 Bush Street, Grand Blanc, MI 48439 Office 591-6137 ~ Attendance Line 591-6349 ~ Fax 591-6149 TRANSPORTATION: 591-8965
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Doris Goetz, Principal BRENDEL ELEMENTARY THE PLACE TO BE! WE PUT KIDS FIRST!
A.J. Brendel Mission Statement 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.
Dear Parents, As we approach the holiday break and soon after, the end of the first semester, it is a good time to consider what our kids have accomplished so far this school year. It is pretty wonderful for me as their principal to get to know them (still learning names!!), and see their enthusiasm and growth as learners as well as their growing good citizenship. As educators and parents, we want all kids to achieve and expand to the utmost; all children need to express their interests and talents and to develop those amazing brains they have. But even more than that, we treasure watching them grow into caring, collaborative people. When I see children spontaneously helping each other, speaking kindly to someone who is sad, using good manners, treating a guest teacher with respect, persevering even when the work is tough or being a friend is tough, that is what truly warms my heart. We all know the world is full of smart people, but the folks who know how to work with others respectfully and can regulate their behavior with others and in general, are the folks who really find success and happiness in life. That is our goal at school; grow our students intellectually, emotionally, socially, and physically. We do that together, home and school. Thanks for entrusting your children to our Brendel staff, and we wish you a wonderful holiday break with family and friends! Play in the snow together…make a snowman, a fort or a snow angel! Play is food for the soul! Mrs. Goetz
M " ake sure that your children are dressed for the weather. Students will go outside unless it is raining or below 10 degrees. Make sure they have hats, gloves, boots, snow pants, scarves...
FULL DAY OF SCHOOL
21 Pajama Day
Winter Break Begins
5 PTO Meetimg 5:00 p.m.
Winter Break Continues
20 Holiday Celebrations
What college did you go to? University of Michigan Flint Where are you from? Lapeer Michigan What do you like to do in your spare time? I play with my son Chase, read books, and play soccer. Who is your hero and why? My mom and dad because they’re always there for me. What is your favorite color? Purple What is your favorite food? Pizza and salad What is your favorite place and why? My mom’s house because she makes good food and she also brings up good memories. What is your favorite book series? Hunger Games because I like the action and the characters. Something you would like to share: I grew up on a horse farm and I competed for 18 years.
By: Ella Place and Brooklyn Saultman
Mrs. Shae Rondy
What college did you go to? Central Michigan University Where are you from? Davison, Michigan What do you like to do in your spare time? Play with my son, watch Netflix and be on the farm. Who is your hero and why? My mom because she can do anything. What is your favorite color? Blue What is your favorite food? Pizza Where is your favorite place? Why? Florida because I love to see the ocean. What is your favorite book series? The Series of Unfortunate Events because I like all the bad things and how the kids solve the problems. Something you would like to share: I am a very outgoing person and I like to tell jokes. I also love seeing kids be successful!
By: Michael Colburn and Logan Ito
Mrs. Alexandra Schaibly
Be Respectful Actively Learning and Listening Responsibility for my actions Kindness to others