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Welcome to Brendel Elementary
Welcome to Brendel Elementary
BRENDEL IS THE PLACE TO BE! WE PUT KIDS FIRST!

Bulldogs BARK at Brendel!

Be Positive
Actively Learning and Listening
Respectful and Responsible for my Actions
Kindness 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.

ABSENCE HOTLINE - 810-591-6349
BRENDEL OFFICE - 810-591-6137
Important Phone Numbers Main Office 591-6137 Absence Hotline 591-6349
Important Phone Numbers Main Office   591-6137 Absence Hotline 591-6349
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We are ready for a great year.
We are ready for a great year.
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HELP WANTED
Grand Blanc Community Schools is currently in need of guest teachers and support staff. Please read the following information on how to become a substitute or pass on to someone who may be interested.

If you are interested in being a guest teacher, please complete the following process:

• Complete application process with EduStaff at www.edustaff.com. EduStaff is the contract company that the majority of the Genesee Area School Districts use for guest teachers

• You must be fingerprinted for school employment (NOTE: Make sure to request that a copy of your
fingerprints goes to Grand Blanc Community Schools)

-Pick up a fingerprint request form at Grand Blanc Schools Central Office, 11920 S. Saginaw Street,
Grand Blanc, MI. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

-You must call and make an appointment to be fingerprinted and there is a fee.

-You can be fingerprinted at the GISD (810)591-4400 or at the local Police Departments.

• If you do not have a valid MI Teaching Certificate then you will need to apply for a MI Substitute
Teaching Permit. Contact the GISD, (810) 591-4400 for more information.

• Let me know when you have completed the process. My contact info: Paula Catalano at (810)591-6005 or pcatalan@grandblancschools.org. I will need your name and contact information, then I will request you into our district.

Individuals interested in support staff substitute positions such as paraprofessionals and noon hour supervisors, please complete the following:

• Please Contact Century Temporary Services at 810-695-1606

• You must be fingerprinted for school employment (NOTE: Make sure to request that a copy of your
fingerprints goes to Grand Blanc Community Schools)

-Pick up a fingerprint request form at Grand Blanc Schools Central Office, 11920 S. Saginaw Street,
Grand Blanc, MI. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

-You must call and make an appointment to be fingerprinted and there is a fee.

-You can be fingerprinted at the GISD (810)591-4400 or at the local Police Departments.
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
This time of year we sometimes see an increase in illness such as Hand Foot Mouth disease. Hand Foot Mouth is a viral disease in which typically the child will experience sudden onset fever, sore throat, cough, and tiny blisters inside mouth, throat, and on extremities.
How can it be prevented?
• Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing utensils
• Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
When can student return to school?
• 24 hours after fever is gone without fever reducing medication
• If secretions from blisters can be contained and open sores covered


Popcorn Friday!
 Popcorn Friday!
Bring in your quarters!
Flint Water Registry
Flint Water  Registry
People who were impacted by the Flint water crisis are able to participate in a registry that will connect them to programs and other resources aimed at minimizing the effects of lead on their health, while promoting wellness and recovery. Therefore, if you and/or your child lived in, worked in, had daycare, or in an educational program in the city of Flint from April 25, 2014 to October 15, 2015.
Please visit:
www.flintregistry.org,
call (833) 463-5468, or
email flintregistry@hc.msu.edu
Healthy Snacks~Please remember that Brendel is a Nut Free School.
Healthy Snacks~Please remember that Brendel is a Nut Free School.
Research proves that healthy, growing, learning brains require healthy snacks! The following snacks are suggested for daily snacks:

Fruit Snack/Fruit Roll ups
Yogurt/gogurts
Teddy Grahams, Graham Crackers
Fruit-Apples, Grapes, Oranges...
Pretzels
Cheezits
Triscuits
Raisins
Cheese crackers filled with cheese
Rice Cakes
Apple sauce
Fruit cups
Mini muffins
Granola Bars
Cut veggies, carrots,celery, cukes...
Baked Lays products, Cheetos, Doritos...

Please stick with this list for classroom birthday treats. Thank you for your cooperation and support in keeping all our students healthy.

*Holiday and classroom party menus may vary per teacher request.
Grand Blanc, Michigan