Welcome to Our Fall Fundraiser!

This important program will help us raise much needed funds that will be used for support art and science programs, sponsor family events and provide teachers and staff with funds for classroom materials. Over the next two weeks, we need your support to help make this one of the most successful fundraisers our school has ever had.

We're excited to be working with Orange Ruler, as they offer our school a fresh and innovative way to help us reach our goals. In addition to helping us raise money, their program emphasizes the importance of teamwork, being active, thinking of others and believing in yourself.

The program also streamlines the entire fundraising process to make it easy for you to help in this important cause. Just follow these four simple steps:

STEP 1: Register your child/children by going to orangeruler.com/signup

STEP 2: Send donation requests via email or Facebook to your friends and family.

STEP 3: Enter cash or check donations on your personalized page as soon as you receive them to ensure your child receives credit. No additional action is needed for credit card donations.

STEP 4: Turn in all check and cash donations in the collection envelope provided on Turn-in Day (envelope also used to record check and cash donations). Please make sure all checks are payable to Briarwood Elementary PTA.

** TURN IN DAY 9/24/2018 ** FUN RUN DAY 9/26/2018 **

All donations 100% tax-deductible and all company matching accepted.



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!

Sign up by September 30th to be entered for a drawing to receive an overnight stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport and His and Hers Ricardo Beverly Hills Luggage!

Why Join PTA? Click here to find out more!




Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This is your chance to express who you are as an individual through one or more of the following:

Dance Choreography Dance Choreography      Film Production Film Production             LiteratureLiterature

Music Composition   Music Composition               Photography Photography               Visual Arts Visual Arts

Reflect on the theme: Heroes Around ME and get creative!

Review Criteria

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.

  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.

  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?

  • What is your personal connection to the theme?

  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)?

  • What/Who was your inspiration?

For specific rules, entry form, guidelines and more about Awards and Prizes go to: https://www.wastatepta.org/events-programs/reflections/ or https://www.pta.org/reflections

Submit Your Entry:  Briarwood entries are due by November 2nd. There will be a basket in the school office to turn in your artwork. All artwork must have a entry form filled out and 2D visual art pieces need to be mounted on sturdy material. Printed entry forms are located in the art hallway on the 1st floor.  Please contact Tira Will at tirataylortatum@gmail.com with any questions.


 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


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

21 - Popcorn Friday

26 - Orange Ruler Fun Run 

30 - Briarwood @ SAFECO Field! 12:10PM






7 - Spirit Wear Deadline


8 - Teacher Work Day, No school for students


12 - Family Movie Night


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


Year at a Glance


Draft Meeting Minutes May 21st, 2018
Please review these minutes before the General Meeting on Tuesday, September 18th. Click on this  link to check it out. ... read full article

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