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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 Respectful
Actively Learning and Listening
Responsibility 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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Brendel Bulldogs welcome our families to the 2017-18 School Year!
Brendel Bulldogs welcome our families to the 2017-18 School Year!
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Online PD Library for Staff

3 months ago

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The Positivity Project
The Positivity Project
Brendel Elementary is proud to be a Positivity Project School!

WHAT IS THE POSITIVITY PROJECT?

The Positivity Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping America’s youth build stronger relationships by seeing the character strengths in themselves and others. Our vision is to create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.”

Positive psychology’s 24 character strengths serve as the foundation of The Positivity Project’s approach. We believe that character is more than just behavior – it’s what is inside all of us. By partnering with schools across America, we are enhancing students’ self-confidence and strengthening their relationships with each other.

In today’s rapidly changing world, strengths of character must be intentionally cultivated at an early age. It is critical to ensure that our mental, emotional, and moral capacities grow alongside our advances in technology. And, we must make it a priority to educate our youth on how to tap into their character strengths – especially when times are tough.
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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 PESG at www.mypesg.com. PESG 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.
Parent Pick Up
Parent Pick Up
Starting Monday, September 19, 2016 we will once again start enforcing the walk up release time for students to 3:58 p.m.
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
Cheese crackers filled with cheese
Rice Cakes
Apple sauce
Fruit cups
Mini muffins
Granola Bars
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
Pictures
Pictures
If you take pictures of a school field trip or any school events you would like share email them to emartin@grandblancschools.org
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1:1 Device Information Page (Grades 5-12)

14 days ago


During the 2017-2018 school year, Grand Blanc Community Schools will provide each student in grades 5-12 an Acer Chromebook for school and home use.


Click HERE for help updating the Chrome OS of your device.

Click HERE for information on Charging your Chromebook.

Click HERE for the required form for Parents.

Click HERE for the complete 1:1 Device Handbook.

Click HERE for the Pay Schools Link for Insurance Payment via check or Credit/Debit Card. 

If you are purchasing insurance for 2 or more of your children, please assign the insurance to your oldest student and then enter your other student's name(s) and ID number(s) in the comment box on the payment screen.

Click HERE to enjoy a Chromebook Care Video.   

Click HERE for a video displaying Digital Citizenship


Chromebook Program Key Points

  • Students will be assigned a Chromebook device at the beginning of the school year. 
  • The device will come in a hard protective case.
  • Devices will be kept for 3-4 years or until the student graduates.  It is the intention to have students retain their original Chromebook each year while enrolled in Grand Blanc Community Schools.*
  • Families will be able to purchase optional insurance each year to help defray the cost in the event of accidental breakage.
  • Teachers have been trained by our technology consultants (Communications by Design out of Ada, MI) in how to use the device effectively within the curriculum as one of the many tools they teach with.  Please understand that our teachers and students will learn and grow in the use of the Chromebooks in the classroom as the year progresses.
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    *Students do not have a separate right to a device.  It is the District’s intention to issue the same device barring abuse, breakage, theft, etc.

District Acceptable Use Policies

CLICK HERE

1:1 Device Handbook - Program Details

CLICK HERE


Acer Chromebook 

C-740

Please click below for an electronic version of the manual.

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Internet Options for Low Income Families


Learning can occur “Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace,” but to continue learning in the home, high speed reliable broadband is crucial. With more devices in the hands of students, districts have shifted away from traditional approaches to homework. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seven out of ten teachers assign homework that requires high speed internet access, yet in some communities as few as one in three students have home internet connectivity. When students do not have internet access at home, the gap widens in terms of what students can do. Equitable access to the internet is essential to maximize lifetime learning and success.

Families can access www.everyoneon.org to learn what internet options are available in their communities, including mobile hotspots. The website also lists information on discounted computers for qualified families as well as local technology training opportunities. In the coming year, the FCC’s Lifeline program will begin to include internet access. Information on the updated program will be forthcoming.


Free WiFi Hotspots in the Grand Blanc Community*

*Not a comprehensive list

 

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Big Boy Restaurant, 11432 S Saginaw St, (810) 694-6617
Biggby Coffee, 2223 E Hill Rd, (810) 771-3600
Coffee Beanery, 12745 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 694-9227
Culvers, 9090 Holly Rd, (810) 771-7755
Firehouse Subs, 11501 S Saginaw St, (810) 603-7205
McDonalds, 9293 Holly Rd, (810) 953-1495
McDonalds, 5543 Fenton Rd, (810) 234-7231
McDonalds, 12237 S Saginaw, (810) 694-7460
McDonalds, 2330 W Grand Blanc Rd, (810) 655-8169
McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd, (810) 694-5310 
Leo’s Coney Island, 6238 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 606-0500
Panera Bread, 6224 Saginaw Rd, (810) 606-1960
Sophia’s Kitchen, 11395 Saginaw St, (810) 695-8555
Starbucks, 11355 Saginaw St, (810) 603-3402
The Coffee Beanery, 12745 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 694-9227
Tim Horton’s, 11334 S Saginaw St, (810) 603-0629
Tropical Smoothie Café, 2383 Hill Rd, (810) 953-2233


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