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Briarlake PTA is both a Model PTA and a National PTA School of Excellence.

Briarlake Elementary School is located in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia. Briarlake has been educating the children in our community for 60 years. We have Pre-K - 5th grades. Learn more about our school.

Important Dates

2017 Summer Registration

Opens June 5th, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m - 2:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.

July 7

School supplies orders due July 7.   Click here for more information.

August 2

Open House 8am to 12pm. Click here for more information.

August 7

First day of school 2017-2018!

August 11

Summer S.T.E.M. Academic Challenge due August 11. Click here for more information.

STEM Certified!

Briarlake Elementary School is now officially AdvancED STEM Certified!   Click here for more information.


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Ways to Stay Informed!

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  Sign-up for important updates and general information from Principal Lewis with the Remind App. On your phone, enter the number 81010 then text @bespri. You can also sign up online.

From Our Blog

Farewell from PTA Co-President Sonya Tinsley-Hook

on July 12, 2017

I’d like to take a moment to share with you a message from our former PTA Co-President, Sonya Tinsley Hook, who has been an inspiration to me. This a good reminder why we volunteer and what makes our community special. It is in our collective efforts in making things positive and beautiful that make a whole world of difference. Thank you Sonya! This message originally appeared as part of the last week of school blast sent last May 21, 2017.   Continue reading

Save the Date - Open House, Wednesday August 2nd 8am - 12pm

on July 7, 2017

Briarlake’s Open House has been scheduled! It will be on Wednesday, August 2nd from 8am-12pm. Open House is your opportunity to: see the school and visit the classrooms meet the teachers and staff signup for aftercare signup for the PTA support our PTA and Foundation purchase PTA spirit wear, and volunteer and so much more! Your time at Open House time is determined by your child’s last name.   Continue reading

Briarlake Spirit Wear - Store opens August 1!

on July 7, 2017

Catch the Beaver Fever! Check out our new options for Briarlake Spirit Wear - Store Opens August 1! It’s not too early to start planning for the new school year! This year Briarlake is offering online spirit wear and school supply sales. Links below. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show your Briarlake love! Visit the Briarlake Spirit Store: The online store will be open the following dates:   Continue reading

Another amazing Briarlake PTA Field Day!

on May 21, 2017

Thanks to parent Dawn Taylor for coordinating all of the field day activities (for several years in a row!), Coach Cocks for co-coordinating with Dawn, Volunteer Coordinator Melissa McConnell for recruiting our volunteers, and the 81 parent volunteers who made Field Day a smashing success! Check out these beautiful Field Day photos by parent, Randy McDow. Thanks, Randy! #yourptadollarsatwork   Continue reading

Reading Bowl Begins with Summer Reading!

on May 20, 2017

This year’s Briarlake Reading Bowl had an outstanding year and finished in 3rd place at the District competition! We look forward to having another great year in 2017-18 and summer reading is where it all begins! If you will be in 4th or 5th grade next year and are interested in being a part of next year’s Reading Bowl team, start reading any of these books that have been selected for the elementary school competition: http://www.   Continue reading