“A Bear is Born" Variety Show 2019

Friday, February 8 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



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 tirataylortatum@gmail.com for more information.

Food Collection Drive

January 29-February 11

The Issaquah Food Bank’s Lunch for the Break Program provides a box of food for each school age child within the Issaquah School District during long school breaks. This helps take stress of families to provide extra meals for kids who would normally receive lunch at school. Our PTA has pledged to provide 30 boxes of food for the February Mid-Winter Break by holding a classroom food drive January 29-February 11th. The food bank requests specific items so we are asking each student to bring the requested item from their teacher’s classroom list. Please view the list here. Send your child back to school with the item(s) and place it in their classroom collection bin. For more information or to register to receive a food please visit www.issaquahfoodbank.org/lunchforthebreak. If you have any questions, please contact program Chairs Michelle at michellesplaver@yahoo.com or Kristen at kristens@johnlscott.com. Thank you for your support of this much-needed program! 

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: March 1, 2019 

Click here for nomination forms!

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




All Family and Staff Memberships receive a free gift, On-line student directory (Printed copy upon request by 10/31) and a 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!



 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



 4 - Popcorn Friday

 11 - Sock Hop 6PM-8PM

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

 17 - Staff Luncheon

 18 - Popcorn Friday

 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No School for students or staff 

28 - Teacher Work Day, No School for students 

 29 - Variety Show Auditions

30 - Variety Show Auditions




Year at a Glance



November General Meeting Minutes Draft
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