Kindergarten Parent Night Rescheduled

Due to weather, school is cancelled tomorrow, 2/12/2019, along with all evening events, including tomorrow's incoming kindergarten parent night. It has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 26th @ 6:30-7:30pm in the Briarwood Commons. 

We hope to see you there, and in the meantime, Kindergarten online registration can be accessed from the Issaquah School District website. If you cannot access the online application, or have other registration questions, please visit or call 425-837-5000- the Briarwood office- for assistance between 8:30-4:00 pm on school days.  




“A Bear is Born" Variety Show 2019


Friday, March 1st 6:00 pm

Briarwood Elementary Stage in The Commons

All students who would like to participate in the variety show need to register online.  Each member of group acts must register individually.  4th and 5th graders who would like to be stage crew must also register.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, January 20, 2019 at midnight

Register HERE


Spring Minions PTA Membership Contest


 Each Class that has 100% Participation will be given the opportunity to play silly pranks on Ms. Nakapaahu.

 February 28th Deadline: I Scream You Scream Human Sundae!

 March 31st Deadline: Slime Time!

 April 30th Deadline: You're Suspended!

 May 31st Deadline: Silly String!

 Special Prize: Mystery prank on Principal Thatcher!

 See Flyer for Contest Rules


Did you know that one of Briarwood PTA's missions is to enrich the education of our students in the areas of literacy, math, science, and the arts by sponsoring programs and events in these areas?   One of the ways we go about this is by funding an Art Docent Program.  This year, our program includes one Ceramic Project and seven Art Lessons for each grade level.
This year our art lessons are geared towards teaching your children some of the basic principles of art while introducing some of the World's Greatest Artists, seasonal projects and some curriculum based projects.  Your children will be exposed to different mediums such as Watercolors, Mosaics, Foil Embossing, Oil Pastels, printmaking and more.  Be sure to check out these masterpieces in the hallways the next time you are at the school.
Our clay art lessons are being lead by Beth Koontz and are off to a great start.  In October 3rd Grade created a Salmon, this aligns well with the 3rd Grade science curriculum.  In November 5th Grade made Dragons. This month 1st Grade will be making Coil Hearts and 2nd Grade will be making flowers.   Later in the year Science Tech will be making Dragons, Kindergarten will make Butterflies and 4th Grade will make pinch pot creatures. 
Thank you to all 41 of our wonderful art docents. Whether you are taking the time to learn the lesson and teach it to the kids or just coming in to help set up and clean up.  We could not run this program without you!
We are looking for volunteers to shadow several art positions this year and next.  Positions include: Art Docent Leads, Ceramics Leads, Reflections Chair and Bellevue Arts Museum chair.   Please contact Tira Will for more information.


2019 PTA Awards
Would you like to recognize and thank someone who puts a lot of heart and energy into our school? Nominate that volunteer for one of our three Annual Awards:

Golden Acorn Award - A PTA award given every year to outstanding volunteers for their service to our school and community. Our Golden Acorn specifically recognizes the contributions individuals have made at Briarwood Elementary and within our local community.

Outstanding Educator Award- created by the PTA to recognize individuals who have provided outstanding educational opportunities for children and youth that are beyond the normal scope of their jobs. An educator can be, but is not limited to being a teacher, and can include specialists, support staff, administrators or community members.
 Outstanding Advocate Award- honors an individual for a demonstrated commitment to helping create strong policies relating to the health, welfare, safety, and education of children. Volunteers who speak up for students, or who try to change things for the benefit of children are considered advocates. Nominees for this award could be a general or specialist teacher, an assistant, administrator, other school or district staff or a community member.

Nomination Deadline: February 25, 2019 

Click here for nomination forms!

Winners Announced at our March General Meeting - March 18, 2019 

  The 2018-19 Board

President- Nicole Morgan
Secretary- Jasmine Brothers
Treasurer-Alison Larsson
co-VP Programs- Kathleen Baillie
co-VP Programs- Tira Will
VP Family Nights- Kristi Isaacs
VP-Fundraising- Jill Santiago
VP Communications- Desiree Mostrom & Jen Catherall


Upcoming Calendar



6 - Variety Show Rehearsals

7 - Variety Show Rehearsals

8 - Variety Show 6PM-8PM

11 - General PTA Meeting, 6:30PM in the Briarwood Library

15 - Popcorn Friday

18 - Presidents Day

19-22 - Second Winter Break, No School for students or staff



1 - Yearbook and Love Line Order Deadline

1 - Popcorn Friday

7 - Staff Luncheon

8 - Multicultural Night 6PM-8PM

15 - Popcorn Friday

18 - General PTA Meeting, 6:30PM in the Briarwood Library

21-22 - Class Pictures/Spring Pictures

25-29 - Missoula

29 - Missoula Theatre Performance

Year at a Glance