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Farewell from PTA Co-President Sonya Tinsley-Hook

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.

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

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.

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Briarlake Spirit Wear - Store opens August 1!

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:

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Another amazing Briarlake PTA Field Day!

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

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Reading Bowl Begins with Summer Reading!

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.

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2017 Summer S.T.E.M. Academic Challenge is Here!

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.

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2017-2018 School Supplies

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 anjevonsmith@gmail.com or Amanda Holt at amanda_e_holt@hotmail.

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Congratulations to students who Participated in All Academic Challenges SY 2016-2017!

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

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Summer Building Schedule and Summer Registration

The District’s 4-day Compressed Work Week will begin on Monday, June 5th through Friday, July 28th. Summer registration will begin June 5th, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m.

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Way to go to all Students who completed the 4th Academic Challenge (Math)

Here are the Academic Challenge 4 Math answers. Students with * completed 1st, 2nd and 3rd Academic Challenges. 5th Grade Hebist Abitew Janila Benitez Preshika Chhetri * Hannah Choy * Kamaih Dunn Sophia Hook * Sara Semere Giovanni Silvestri * Michael Simon 4th Grade Peyton Basnight Troy Butler Lucas Fondu * Aaron Gerstle * Cash Hackney Jackson Holt * Jaden Hwang * Erika Kato * 3rd Grade Caleb Adenuga Lexi Ballentine Soren Borja * Gia Choy * Dniel Glonty Zane Hartken * Mariann Kersh * Nahom Samuel Sam Shapiro * Emma Trotti * Sean Ziegler 2nd Grade Cassiopee Amblard Davis Anderson Jackson Benedict Adam Berkowitz * Logan Bernard * Jophie Chan * Evan Fondu * Blaire Griffiths * Caiden Hughes * Jana Hwang * Grayson Jones Vera Kurbatova * Nora Miller * Nate Morris * Vivian Moore * Nate Morris * Colin Pan * Adam Samuel Aaron Schubert Kazuki Wells * 1st Grade Isha Amara * Hunter Buigut Kaden Chan * Eris Kelly * Benjamin Zhai Scott Ziegler Kindergarten Zoe Benitez Sebastian Borja * Hana Fondu * Ian Gerstle * Logan Holt * Christina Hughes Jude Richardson Lulia Samuel Benjamin Trotti Pre-K Emily Coronado Kouki Kato * Hannah Nitsche Claire Zhai

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