You're Invited

Friday December 9th - 6-8 pm

Briarwood Commons

Come join the fun as we explore our diverse community of students and families at Briarwood.

 Experience delicious ethnic foods, arts and crafts and entertainment from around the world! 

 If you would like to participate by volunteering or bringing a cultural dish, snack or dessert, click here.


 Upcoming Calendar

Dec 7 & 8 – Conferences, No classes for elementary students

Dec 9 – International/Culture Night

Dec 16  Popcorn Friday, Playground during 2nd Recess

Dec 19 – PTA Board Meeting Offsite TBD

Dec 21 First Winter Break Begins

 2016-17 Year at a Glance

 

Read All About It!
BEAR FACTS NOVEMBER 2016 NEWSLETTER   Our PTA November Bear Facts Newsletter is now available by viewing by following this link .   Please take a few minutes to read the Newsletter. It contains many program updates, upcoming events as well as news and information from our district, state and community. Thank you and we hope you enjoy this month's issue of our Bear Facts Newsletter! ... read full article

Thank You Gift A Book Donors!
2016-2017 GIFT A BOOK DONORS Thank You Gift-A-Book Donors! Thank you to everyone who participated in our Gift-A-Book program from September to October. Through your generous donations, we added 18 new books to our library!   SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER   NOVEMBER-DECEMBER   JANUARY-FEBRUARY   Anushka A.     Arnav K.     Brecken B.     Cameron F.     Claire W.     Colby T.     Harris P.     Jackson W.     Jacob J.     Keira M.     Olivia A.     Prabhgun B.     Rebecca H.     Richie K.     Robert M.   ... read full article

Bellevue Holiday Ice Skating Fundraiser
Bellevue Holiday Ice Skating Fundraiser: The Bellevue Downtown Association is offering a fundraising opportunity for our school at the 2016-2017 Bellevue Magic Season Ice Arena. Mention that you are with Briarwood at the admission counter and a $3 donation will be made to our PTA for each paid rink admission during specific dates Nov. 25-Dec. 16, 2016 and Jan. 3-8, 2017. Admission to the rink is $12/person (includes skate rental), $9/person for those eight and under. Please see Flyer  for more details. Note: You do not need the flyer in order to get the donation-just mention you are with Briarwood. ... read full article

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Holiday Gift Collection Drive
Issaquah Food Bank Holiday Gift Barn Program “Holiday Gift Barn” is a holiday gift program for Issaquah School District families with children ages birth-18. Like last year, Pickering Barn will become a “department store” where parents can choose 3-4 gifts for each of their children, plus stocking stuffers! Please click on the Issaquah Food Bank website below to get to the link for more details and registration forms: http://issaquahfoodbank.org/ The link has the information for Issaquah School District families in need who want to register as a shopper, as well as information for anyone or any group wishing to donate ... read full article

Community Outreach
 How You Can Help! Issaquah Community Service ’s largest fundraising event, 2016 Merry Christmas Issaquah , kicks off at the end of November, and runs through the end of December ! For more than 40 years, ICS has been serving the Issaquah community with financial assistance for rent and utilities, as well as connecting residents with other local resources.  ICS has experienced a higher than average number of requests this Fall, making this year’s fundraiser even more important.  Look for their announcement in the Issaquah Press, their partner for 35 years.  For more information on how to donate, visit their ... read full article

Parent Education
PARENT EDUCATION Additional district events sponsored by   Parentwiser*   and/or partners this year: Register for these and future events at   http://ParentWiser.org .  Walk-in are also welcome! Jan 12 th   Birds & Bees Talks for the 21st Century: Raising Kids in the Age of Technology, by Amy Lang at 7-8:30pm at Cascade Ridge Elementary on how and when talk about the birds and the bees and simple tips for handling all the yucky stuff tech can bring into kids’ lives.  For parents of grades K-5. See Flyer  for more details. Jan 17 th Teen Kindness Advocate, Houston Kraft speaks  to parents 6:30-7:30pm ... read full article

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