Welcome to Briarlake
Briarlake Phone Numbers
Main Office: 678-874-2502
Clinic: 678-874-2507
FAX Number: 678-874-2510
2014 - 2015 PTA Officers
Co-Presidents:Robyn Binger & Monica Cowles
VP Programs: Sonya Tinsley & Tracie Herold
VP Fundraising: Jennifer Copland & Dee Dee Lewis
Treasurer: Pam Fleming
Secretary: Debbie Martin-Gerstle
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Activities and Events
School and PTA Activities - these could change based on incoming Staff and PTA suggestions.

Summary of Activities by Month

July/August Activities: Dates to be announced.
Summer PTA Meeting-Briarlake PTA meets during the summer to plan for the upcoming year. The budget and events are discussed at a pot-luck dinner for all interested PTA members. Come and meet the officers and help make plans for the year.
New Parent Orientation - All new to Briarlake parents are invited to an orientation session. Several current parents will present information that will help families adjust to school. Question and answer session included.
Open House - Briarlake opens its doors to all parents and students on the Wednesday before the first day of school. This is an opportunity to see the school, visit the classrooms, meet the teachers, sign up for the PTA, purchase school spirit clothing and volunteer.
Parent Welcome Coffee - A get together on the first day of school to welcome parents new and returning.
Curriculum Night Held in August - Meet the teachers and staff and learn about the curriculum offered in each department. (Parents Only)
September Activities:
Ice Cream Social - An evening in September to enjoy ice cream at school with friends and families.
Reflections Fall Reflections takes place during the fall semester. Students prepare an entry in visual arts, literature, music or photography. Entries are judged at the local level, with the top winners in each category moving on to the next level(s) of competition (i.e., county, state, and national competitions.
School Pictures - Smile! Individual pictures taken each fall. Class pictures usually taken in the spring.
October Activities:
International Walk to School Day - held in October to promote fitness and friendship. This international awareness day encourages all students to walk to school.
Fall Festival - A fun atmosphere of games, food, haunted house and crafters market. This is one of our favorite events of the year!
November Activities:
Storyteller Night - Enjoy a family night with a storyteller.
Book Fair - A Scholastic Fair in the fall where students and parents can shop for books.
Thanksgiving Lunch - Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving lunch with your child(ren) and be thankful for our wonderful school.
December Activities:
Holiday Program - An evening of music by the PreK-1st grades will delight your ears.
January/February/March Activities:
Winter Used Book Sale - Save books for our annual used book sale. A great time to pick up lots of cheap reads!
Grandparents' Day - new annual tradition of inviting grandparents to join grandchildren for lunch, usually held on Valentines Day.
Kindergarten Round-up - Briarlake staff and administration provide information for upcoming kindergarten parents about the kindergarten program at Briarlake. Meet the teachers, get a glimpse into what kindergarten is like, provide all the paperwork required to enroll your child and meet other kindergarten-to-be parents.
International Night - A time to celebrate the many cultures that make up the Briarlake community. Music, food, displays and more.
Briarlake Healthy Habits Fun Run - The Fun Run is open to all Briarlake families and the community. Walk or run the 5K or the 1 mile. Time to get healthy!
April/May Activities:
Field Day - Classes spend the day outside with their teachers and peers participating in a variety of athletic and fun events.
Family Picnic - Our spring celebration and family night.
Awards Day - A morning to celebrate the achievements of all of our students.

Ongoing PTA Activities:

Campus Clean-Up Days - Several times a year Briarlake invites parents, teachers, students and the community to help spruce up around our school.
Terrific Thursdays - Throughout the year, treats like lunch, breakfast, dessert are provided to the staff as our thank you for all they do. Each classroom will coordinate this event with their parents once during the year.
Briarlake Walk to School Days - Time to get out of the cars and walk to school. The Safe Routes to School committee coordinates walk to school days throughout the school year. Please join us for these great healthy, community events.
Spirit Nights: a percentage of the sales comes back to our PTA
Chick-fil-A Night-Several evenings during the year Briarlake families are welcomed to the Chick-fil-A at the LaVista Road location for dinner. This is a fun time to get together with other Briarlake families.
Uncle Maddio's-Enjoy a pizza dinner at the restaurant in Northlake Festival.

Special Programs - Many programs have been planned for our Briarlake students. These are brought to the school by our Cultural Events Committee. Programs take place during the school day.

Join the Briarlake PTA!

Be sure to join the Briarlake PTA! A proud and longstanding Briarlake tradition is to have 100% participation in our PTA. We are great supporters of our school and we hope you will join us. It is only $5.00 per adult but that money will go a long way toward helping our school. Memberships will be available at Open House, and Curriculum Night.

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Mixed paper is being recycled at Briarlake. We will accept newspapers, office paper, colored construction paper, magazines, and cardboard. Please DO NOT include staples, laminated paper, or envelopes with windows or metal clasps.

Briarlake Elementary School
3590 LaVista Road - Decatur, GA. 30033 - 678-874-2502
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