Current School and PTA Activities:
Thursday, November 14, is our next Spirit Night at Jason's Deli. The PTA will be selling Briarlake T-Shirts and handing out the new, special Briarlake Tervis Cups for those who donated $125 or more to the Beaver Boost. Come grab dinner and your new cup!
PTA Storytelling Program - Tuesday, November 19th. Join us for a magical evening with Ken Scott and his awesome literature based magic show. Ken has entertained over a million students with his unique program, was voted Greater Atlanta Entertainer of the year, and was also featured on CNN Headline News!
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.
The evening is preceded by a PTA meeting at 6 pm.
The class with the most attendance will win a prize. Plus you can earn PIE points for attending!
If you'd like to volunteer for the event, please contact Sonya Tinsley-Hook at email@example.com or Tracie Herold at firstname.lastname@example.org and earn even more PIE points.
The 2013 Scholastic Book Fair - "Reading Oasis: A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books!" - is on its way!
The Fair will take place at Briarlake on Wednesday, November 20 through Friday, November 22, on the cafeteria stage. The Fair will be open to students and families before school (7:15-7:40a.m.) on November 20 and 21, after school on November 20 (2:30-3:00) and during the Thanksgiving Lunches (10:45-1:15) on Thursday, the 21st and Friday, the 22nd. You can also beat the crowd and shop early after Storytelling Night on Tuesday, November 19.
Volunteers are still needed to help work short shifts during the Book Fair. You get to shop while you work and enjoy a 10% discount off your purchases! To volunteer, please contact Jill Stewart at email@example.com
School and PTA Activities:
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)
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 twice a year. Class pictures also taken.
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!
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.
Holiday Program - An evening of music by the PreK-1st grades will delight your ears.
Winter Used Book Sale - Save books for our annual used book sale. A great time to pick up lots of cheap reads!
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.
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!
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: