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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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Bike/Walk to School Day, Wednesday, May 10

Thanks to parents Linda Coil and Jen Petrich for coordinating the Walk/Bike to School events! And thanks to the PTA for providing financial support for this event. PTA funds provide prizes and other traffic calming materials. #yourptadollarsatwork

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2017-2018 School Council Parent and Teacher Representatives

Voting Members: Principal Ms. Jamela Lewis Parent Representatives Anjevon Smith - Chair (1 year term remaining) Liberty Garcia - Vice Chair (2 year term remaining) Ellyn Cochran - Secretary (1 year term remaining) Pamela Hege - Parent Rep (2 year term remaining) Teacher Representatives Ms. Debbie Wise - Teacher Rep (1 year term remaining) Ms. Martina Baerman - Teacher Rep (2 year term remaining) Non-Voting Members Debbie Martin-Gerstle - Mentor/ former-Chair Tony Pan- Academic Achievement Committee Co-Chair (1 year term remaining) Anne Garcia - Academic Achievement Committee Co-Chair (2 year term remaining)

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Hurray! Field Day is Friday, May 19th!

PTA Field Day will be held on Friday, May 19th and is sure to be another great event at Briarlake! Many parent volunteers are needed to make Field Day a success, so please consider volunteering and use the sign up genius to volunteer Your support is appreciated! If you ordered a shirt, they will be distributed by teachers on Thursday May 18. If you did not order a t-shirt, please have your child wear a shirt in the color of your grade’s assigned color:

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Our Science Olympians are Going to State!

Our Briarlake Science Olympiad Team is Going to State! The Science Olympiad Team came in 3rd place at the Regional Competition and is headed to the State Competition at Kennesaw State University on May 13th! Good luck, team! Last Friday, our Science Olympiad team was honored for being a state qualifier and one of the top Science Olympiad programs in our county at DeKalb’s Annual Torchbearers for Science awards program. Top medal-winners Aaron Gerstle and Hannah Choy accepted the award on behalf of our team.

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Friday (5/5): 4th Academic Challenge is Due

School Council’s 4th Academic Challenge of the yea for Briarlake students is due this Friday, May 5th. This final challenge has a math focus and all students who participate in the Challenge will earn a certificate, have their photo taken for display on the Academic Challenge board, and receive a small treat sponsored by PTA. #yourptadollarsatwork

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Career Day Appreciation

Thanks to Ms. Thomas for organizing Career Day every year. It is a great way for Briarlake students to make real world connections to what they are learning in school. Stay tuned to the Blast for pictures and highlights from this upcoming event! And thanks to the PTA for providing financial support for this event. PTA funds provide food and thank you gifts for our Career Day guests. #yourptadollarsatwork

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STEM Update: PTA is Paying for Big Thinkers to Come to Your Child's Classroom!

PTA is paying for Big Thinkers to come in May to do fun, hands-on science workshops with each individual class. Wow! See the attached schedule for when Big Thinkers will visit your child’s class. Thanks to all of you who give generously to PTA each year for making this great opportunity for our children possible! #yourptadollarsatwork

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2017 teacher appreciation week

This Week is Teacher Appreciation Week, Monday, May 1st - Friday, May 5th Show your teachers how much you appreciate them! It is hard to believe our year is drawing to an end! As we begin wrapping up the year, we want to thank our teachers for all they do. This week, May 1st - 5th is National Teacher Appreciation Week and Briarlake PTA is celebrating our great staff. Also check out our Briarlake PTA Facebook page for profiles on some of the wonderful teachers that make Briarlake a great place for our children to grow and learn!

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2017 Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Laura Pittman, and our Educational Support Specialists of the Year, Sallie Elliott and Clishe Thomas!!! Briarlake’s PTA acknowledges our teacher/para of the year with a $100/$50 gift card respectively. #yourptadollarsatwork

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