Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Summer Academic Challenge! A special shout out to Lizzy Morris, a brand new kindergartner who completed the challenge before even starting at Briarlake! Way to go, girl! And all the other eager Beavers! 5th Grade Lucas Fondu Elise Garcia Aaron Gerstle Jackson Holt Rand Musawi 4th Grade Caleb Adenuga Lexi Ballantine Soren Borja Joshua Fairchild Jake Grant Zane Hartken Nahom Samuel Samuel Shapiro 3rd Grade Cassiopee Amblard Davis Anderson Adam Berkowitz Logan Bernard Elijah Boyd Evan Fondu Vera Kurbatova Walker Linsley Nate Morris Colin Pan Adam Samuel Tadel Shiferaw Rhyse Sterling Kazuki Wells 1st Grade Sebastian Borja Hana Fondu Ian Gerstle Logan Holt Lulia Samuel Kindergarten Lizzy Morris
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.
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.
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: https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=702 The online store will be open the following dates:
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
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.
Briarlake’s 2017 Summer Academic Challenge continues with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus of the 2016-2017 school year. The purpose of the Summer Academic Challenge is to maintain academic skills, relate STEM learning to real world problems, and explore extracurricular learning opportunities, including biology, science in art, and computer science. We encourage students, siblings and parents to work together as a family on these activities. All submissions DUE by Friday, August 11.
Deadline extended to July 7! Customized grade specific school supplies kits are now available for purchase on-line. Each kit is tailored specifically by grade with items requested by the teachers for the upcoming school year. They will be shipped to the school just in time for Open House. Order Your Kits Today at: www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks Enter Our School ID: BRI148 Contact (VP’s of Fundraising): Anjevon Smith at email@example.com or Amanda Holt at amanda_e_holt@hotmail.
36 students completed every Academic Challenge this school year. 5th Grade Preshika Chhetri Hannah Choy Sophia Hook Giovanni Silvestri 4th Grade Lucas Fondu Aaron Gerstle Cash Hackney Jackson Holt Jaden Hwang Erika Kato 3rd Grade Soren Borja Gia Choy Zane Hartken Mariann Kersh Sam Shapiro Emma Trotti 2nd Grade Adam Berkowitz Logan Bernard Jophie Chan Evan Fondu Blaire Griffiths Caiden Hughes Jana Hwang Vera Kurbatova Nora Miller Nate Morris Colin Pan Kazuki Wells 1st Grade Isha Amara Kaden Chan Eris Kelly Kindergarten Sebastian Borja Hana Fondu Ian Gerstle Logan Holt Pre-K Kouki Kato