When: Friday, March 23rd, 5-8PM


Where4411 NE Sunset Blvd, Renton, WA 98056 (near Ace Hardware)


 Members of our Briarwood Elementary Staff will be there to serve you whether you eat inside or use the drive-thru. Briarwood PTA will receive 20% of all purchases during the event so have dinner with us and bring your families and friends. Tips for Teachers will also be collected at the registers and the drive-thru windows.


Please contact Jill Santiago at pinkjilly@gmail.com if you have any questions.





Otis Spunkmeyer cookie dough fundraiser starts this month!

Students will come home with order packets on Thursday, March 22th, and all orders MUST be submitted by Thursday, April 5th. Orders will be delivered to the school for parent pick-up the first week in May. 



Do you have a love of science? Display your latest ideas and research at this year’s Science Fair - Friday, April 27th, 6-8PM. All students are encouraged to participate by working on a science project at home and displaying it at the Science Fair. 

Register here today!




HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: A Parent ONLY event, Monday, March 12th @ Issaquah High School, 6:30PM-8:30PM or Monday, April 16th @ Central Washington Campus in Sammamish. The "Hidden in Plain Sight" initiative helps parents spot signs of at-risk behaviors, using an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom. After walking through the display, participants will learn more about adolescent development and common signes of substance use provided by professionals in treatment, law enforcement, substance abuse prevention and other parents. This exhibit educates and empowers parents to communicate with their children about at-risk behavior that could lead to substance use disorders. Register at: ParentWiser.org/events 




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 the 4th year of the Great Artist Program, Clay Art and a Rock Painting Project.
The Great Artist program introduces children to some of the world’s great artists and one of their masterpieces. This year, students are being exposed to Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas,M.C, Escher and Joan Miro. Each lesson allows students to create their own masterpiece using a different medium while using the Great Artists’ work as inspiration. 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 2nd Grade made owls and in December 1st Grade made snowflake bowls. This month 5th grade is working on making Taco Dragons. Kindergarten will make Butterflies in March and 4th Grade will make pinch pot owls in May. 
Our Rock Painting Project was inspired by the Kindness Rocks Movement and the book "Only One You" written by Linda Kranz.  Each child at Briarwood is getting to paint a rock with an inspirational message or a picture that shows their own uniqueness. These rocks will be displayed on Briarwood's grounds for years to come. 
Thank you to all 33 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!




Life Would Be Unbearable

Without PTA Members!




All members receive a bear paw magnet and a printed student directory (includes on-line access).

New this year! Members will also receive a valuable V.I.P. punch card for free and discounted items

at many of our PTA events!

Why Join PTA? Click here to find out more!




Upcoming Calendar



12-16 - Missoula Children's Theater

15 - Staff Luncheon, Foods from Around the World

16 - Missoula Children's Theater Assembly and Evening Performance

19 - PTA Meeting, 6:30PM, Briarwood Library

22 - Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Fundraiser begins

23 - McTeacher Night, 5-8PM

30 - Family Movie Night, 6:30PM



Year at a Glance

New 2017-2018 Bell Schedule
Bell Times Regular Wednesday Early Release General 9:10 AM - 3:35 PM 9:10 AM - 1:25 PM 9:10 AM - 11:40 AM Half-Day Kindergarten 9:10 AM - 12:10 PM 9:10 AM - 12:10 PM n/a AM Preschool 9:10 AM - 11:40 AM n/a n/a PM Preschool 1:05 PM - 3:35 PM n/a n/a AM ECEAP 9:10 AM - 12:10 PM n/a n/a PM ECEAP 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM n/a n/a                                                       ... read full article

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