Family Fun Night

Movie Night
Movie Night

Chair:
When:
Various

Bring your family to view a pre-selected movie at the school.
Variety Show
Variety Show

Chair:

Student talent performance. Parents are needed to supervise rehearsals, publish a program, make posters and help backstage.
International Night
International Night

Chair:
When:
January 6, 2017 6:00-8:00 PM

The night is full of amazing ethnic snacks for sampling, informative country displays from each classroom, entertainment, art stations….and much more! Don’t miss this incredible experience filled with entertainment, food and friends!
Carnival Night
Carnival Night

Chair:
When:
June 2018

Celebrate the end of the school year with Briarwood's Carnival. This is one of our biggest and most fun events. Volunteers help run the games, sell wristbands and serve food. The planning committee works throughout the school year.
Pizza Bingo
Pizza Bingo

Chair:
When:
November 2017

One of our favorite family fun nights! The PTA takes pizza orders for dinner and coordinates the bingo game and prizes.
Ice Skating Party
Ice Skating Party

Chair:
When:
January 6, 2017

Community Relations

Back to School BBQ
Back to School BBQ

Chair:
When:
9/5/2017

Plan the "Meet the Teacher BBQ" held the day before school starts. Includes planning and food shopping. Volunteers help the day of - overseeing food services, spirit sales and PTA membership.
Membership
Membership

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

This committee handles the PTA membership drive at the beginning of the year. We are striving for 100% membership!
Holiday Gift Drive
Holiday Gift Drive

Chair:
When:
November/December 2016

Work to coordinate this fun holiday drive - in conjunction with the Issaquah Food Bank.
Parent Education
Parent Education

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Pass along information from PTA council to Briarwood parents regarding available parent education seminars.
For a list of upcoming parent education seminars visit the Issaquah District PTSA website.
Student Directory
Student Directory

Chair:
When:
Fall

Volunteers update our database with student information, then design, solicit advertisers and publish the annual PTA student directory. Only PTA members receive a free copy of the directory.

Fundraising

Orange Ruler Fun Run
Orange Ruler Fun Run

Chair:
When:
9/2017

The main fundraiser for the Briarwood PTA. Students collect pledges, and complete laps around a track created for the event. Many volunteers are needed as lap counters, etc.
Cookie Dough
Cookie Dough

Chair:
When:
Distribution April 20, 2017

The Briarwood PTA is pleased to announce a delicious way to support our students. Otis Spunkmeyer is one of the most famous brands of cookies. We will be selling the pre-portioned, ready to bake, frozen cookie dough in twelve popular flavors. In addition, Otis Spunkmeyer offers six pastries and four Cucina Grande ready to bake, frozen pizzas. Orders will be taken in March 16-27, 2017. Orders will be delivered on April 20, 2017.
McTeacher Night
McTeacher Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
March 24, 2017

Briarwood teachers and staff moonlight at McDonald's for a night. Students and families come for dinner or dessert - and a portion of the proceeds goes straight to the school.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Please cut and save Box Tops for Education. You can send them to school at anytime in a plastic sandwich bag with your teacher’s name on the outside of the bag to receive credit for monthly and year-end classroom collection competitions. Briarwood PTA receives 10¢ from General Mills Corporation for every Box Top collected. Briarwood PTA uses this income to fund special events for its students.
Procurement
Procurement

Chair:
When:
Throughout the Year

Our procurement chair works to procure items from local businesses that we can use as prizes, awards, etc.
Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets
Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets

Chair:
When:
Sales begin in January

Support Briarwood PTA by buying Brown Bear Car Wash tickets at a reduced price!
eScrip
eScrip

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

Register your credit cards/Bartell's Drug card with eScrip and participating merchants contribute each time you make a purchase. To register or renew your membership click here.

Art/Drama Enrichment

Missoula Children's Theatre
Missoula Children's Theatre

Chair:
When:
March 2018
Bellevue Art Museum - Art of Discovery
Bellevue Art Museum - Art of Discovery

Chair:
When:
Spring

Original works of art come to Briarwood with "The Art of Discovery" - a program sponsored by the Bellevue Art Museum and PTA. Volunteer art docents hold workshops with all grades - allowing students to share their impressions of the art.
Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
Fall - Winter


The Washington State PTA, in partnership with the National PTA, sponsors a state wide arts education contest in the fall known as the Reflections Program. The student art entries will be judged at the school (Briarwood), council (Issaquah School District) and Washington State PTA levels. The State PTA winners are entered into the National PTA contest. CLICK HERE for more information about categories, rules and guidelines and an entry form. You will need to sign in to the website, and also register your student.

Clay Art Docent
Clay Art Docent

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Help in the classroom to facilitate fun, meaningful and creative art projects. Supplies will be provided. This is an ongoing activity - tailored to the volunteer's availability.
Kindergarten Art Leader
Kindergarten Art Leader

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

If you enjoy working with students, then this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. No art knowledge or experience is required, all volunteers are welcome. This is a visual arts program designed to allow students more opportunities to explore their art talents through educational art lessons and creative art projects conducted in the classroom once a month. Classroom art docents implement art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher requests. Lessons are designed to teach the students about various visual art elements and techniques as well as experiment with different mediums, including paint, ink, pastels, fabrics and clay. The Art Docent Chairperson will work with classroom docents to provide training throughout the year. "NO" experience is necessary and all materials are provided.
1st Grade Art Leader
1st Grade Art Leader

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

If you enjoy working with students, then this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. No art knowledge or experience is required, all volunteers are welcome. This is a visual arts program designed to allow students more opportunities to explore their art talents through educational art lessons and creative art projects conducted in the classroom once a month. Classroom art docents implement art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher requests. Lessons are designed to teach the students about various visual art elements and techniques as well as experiment with different mediums, including paint, ink, pastels, fabrics and clay. The Art Docent Chairperson will work with classroom docents to provide training throughout the year. "NO" experience is necessary and all materials are provided.
2nd Grade Art Leader
2nd Grade Art Leader

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

If you enjoy working with students, then this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. No art knowledge or experience is required, all volunteers are welcome. This is a visual arts program designed to allow students more opportunities to explore their art talents through educational art lessons and creative art projects conducted in the classroom once a month. Classroom art docents implement art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher requests. Lessons are designed to teach the students about various visual art elements and techniques as well as experiment with different mediums, including paint, ink, pastels, fabrics and clay. The Art Docent Chairperson will work with classroom docents to provide training throughout the year. "NO" experience is necessary and all materials are provided.
3rd Grade Art Leader
3rd Grade Art Leader

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

If you enjoy working with students, then this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. No art knowledge or experience is required, all volunteers are welcome. This is a visual arts program designed to allow students more opportunities to explore their art talents through educational art lessons and creative art projects conducted in the classroom once a month. Classroom art docents implement art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher requests. Lessons are designed to teach the students about various visual art elements and techniques as well as experiment with different mediums, including paint, ink, pastels, fabrics and clay. The Art Docent Chairperson will work with classroom docents to provide training throughout the year. "NO" experience is necessary and all materials are provided.
4th Grade Art Leader
4th Grade Art Leader

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

If you enjoy working with students, then this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. No art knowledge or experience is required, all volunteers are welcome. This is a visual arts program designed to allow students more opportunities to explore their art talents through educational art lessons and creative art projects conducted in the classroom once a month. Classroom art docents implement art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher requests. Lessons are designed to teach the students about various visual art elements and techniques as well as experiment with different mediums, including paint, ink, pastels, fabrics and clay. The Art Docent Chairperson will work with classroom docents to provide training throughout the year. "NO" experience is necessary and all materials are provided.
5th Grade Art Leader
5th Grade Art Leader

Chair:
(none)
When:
Throughout year

If you enjoy working with students, then this is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for you. No art knowledge or experience is required, all volunteers are welcome. This is a visual arts program designed to allow students more opportunities to explore their art talents through educational art lessons and creative art projects conducted in the classroom once a month. Classroom art docents implement art lessons in coordination with the classroom teacher requests. Lessons are designed to teach the students about various visual art elements and techniques as well as experiment with different mediums, including paint, ink, pastels, fabrics and clay. The Art Docent Chairperson will work with classroom docents to provide training throughout the year. "NO" experience is necessary and all materials are provided.

Reading Enrichment

Fall Book Fair
Fall Book Fair

Chair:
When:
Fall

Volunteers are needed to help set up and run the Scholastic book fairs, including preview days for classrooms and at least one evening for selling books. Daytime and evening shifts are available. Fairs are typically held in the Fall and Spring.
Lunchtime Book Swap
Lunchtime Book Swap

Chair:
When:
Various throughout the year

An annual event where students bring in books they've already read - to swap for "new" books from other students. Volunteers help coordinate the lunchtime event - publicizing the swap and organizing donations.
Spring Book Fair
Spring Book Fair

Chair:
When:
Spring

Annual Scholastic spring book fair - buy one get one free.
Reading At Home (RAH)
Reading At Home (RAH)

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

A monthly reading program designed to encourage students to read. If they made their goal - they win a prize! The program kicks off in October.

Minutes are accepted via our new online tracking system.

Some parents prefer to keep track of minutes on a paper calendar, then transfer to the online system at the end of the month. If you'd like a paper calendar for your own record-keeping only (they can not be turned in for credit), here is one that can be customized for each month:
At-Home Fridge Log

Gift-A-Book
Gift-A-Book

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

The objective of the Gift-A-Book program is to help build our school’s library as well as foster a love for books and a sense of pride in our library. Parents are given the opportunity to purchase a book that will be donated to the library in their child’s name. Each month, notice goes home with each student who has a birthday that month. When the order is processed a book plate is inserted in the book designating the book as a gift from the student.

Information
Donor List (Updated Oct 2016)

Recognition

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Committee members help provide refreshments at monthly luncheons for the Briarwood staff. The events take place during the day, but some volunteers help by simply dropping off food on the morning of the lunch.

Click Here for a complete list of 2016-17 Luncheon Themes
Golden Acorn Awards
Golden Acorn Awards

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter

Annual recognition of volunteers and staff. A committee reviews nominations and decides winners.


State PTA Awards
State PTA Awards

Chair:

Be responsible for putting together and submitting materials so Briarwood PTA can be considered for State PTA awards
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teacher Appreciation Week

Chair:
When:
May 1-5, 2017

Plan and publicize small tokens of appreciation for the staff during this week in early May. Can coordinate with Staff Appreciation committee chair/members.
VIP (Volunteers Inspire Praise)
VIP (Volunteers Inspire Praise)

Chair:
When:
Year-long

The VIP program is a way for us to honor volunteers who go above and beyond. If a volunteer receives a VIP nomination, their name is entered into a drawing for fun prizes at each General PTA meeting. (must be present to win)

Communications

Website - Design and Content
Website - Design and Content

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

The webmaster works with Board Members and Program Chairs to post up to date information on the website. This includes keeping the calendar current, posting articles about new/current events, and offering products for sale. The webmaster is also in charge of the design elements of the website - including photo editing, graphic design, and minor background programming.
Briarwood Bear Facts
Briarwood Bear Facts

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

The Briarwood PTA's monthly newsletter.
Click here for the latest issue.
Facebook Admin
Facebook Admin

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Provide timely postings to the PTA's Facebook page.
Briarwood Bear Blast
Briarwood Bear Blast

Chair:
When:
Weekly

Responsible for weekly eBlast sent to all website users. Content includes activities coming up that week, deadlines, thank-you's to volunteers, and calendar for remainder of month.

Student Life

Popcorn Fridays
Popcorn Fridays

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Most Fridays the PTA sells popcorn to students during recess. Volunteers help with popping and sales.
Field Day
Field Day

Chair:
When:
June 2018

Typically held the last week of school - during the school day. Volunteers are needed in the afternoon to help run the events.
Spirit Sales
Spirit Sales

Chair:
When:
Fall - Spring

Show your school spirit. Order your new Briarwood t-shirts and sweatshirts now!

Yearbook
Yearbook

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

This is an ongoing committee that documents the school year and memories of Briarwood students. Volunteers include photographers, editors and someone to coordinate sales and distribution. Please contact us at briarwood.pta.yearbook@gmail.com with questions or to submit items.

5th Grade Committees

5th Grade Promotion
5th Grade Promotion

Chair:
(none)
When:
June 15, 2017

Fifth grade promotion ceremony at Briarwood and then a celebration at Castle Ice. Volunteers help with decorations and refreshments. Traditionally, 4th grade parents volunteer to help - so 5th grade parents can enjoy the event. Takes place the week school lets out in June.

Camp Colman
Camp Colman

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring 2017 TBD

Volunteers assist with the coordination of the fifth grade outdoor learning trip - 3 days at Camp Colman. Includes planning a parent information night - and coordinating chaperones. Pam Lindner is the Staff Coordinator.

Math/Science Enrichment

Math at Home
Math at Home

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Science Fair
Science Fair

Chair:
(none)
When:
April 21, 2017

The Briarwood Elementary PTA Science Fair is held each year in the spring, and all students are invited to participate by entering a science project.
Science @ Home
Science @ Home

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Science-to-Go Kits are now available. Students are allowed to borrow the kits from the library for a limited time.

Other Committees

Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee

Chair:
(none)
When:
Winter-Spring

Interested PTA members are elected to this committee at the general PTA meeting in January and help recruit officers for the next school year. Committee members serve for one year (two consecutive years are prohibited.)

Advocacy

VIS - Volunteers for Issaquah Schools
VIS - Volunteers for Issaquah Schools

Chair:
(none)

Be a liaison between VIS and our PTA. Send information to post on our website and include in the newsletter.
Advocacy Representative
Advocacy Representative

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Gather information provided by the PTA council on legislative issues affecting our schools and children. Share with parents at PTA meetings. Rep also attends the Legislative Assembly held each fall.
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative
Issaquah Schools Foundation Representative

Chair:
When:
Throughout year

Volunteer to be the parent liaison for the Issaquah Schools Foundation (ISF.)

Other

Great Artist Program
Great Artist Program

Chair:
When:
Throughout year