Save the Date! On Friday, February 28th, we are going back to the 80’s for our most rad family dance night yet.  Dig out your most excellent neon, put on some fresh kicks, and tease that hair to the sky for a night of dancing, crafts and family fun.  This year we will have a costume contest (awards for K-2, 3-5, and Family). We will have snacks for purchase and a totally tubular store featuring fun 80’s themed trinkets.


The dance is from 6-8pm in the Briarwood gym and commons. This is not a drop off event.  Students must be supervised at all times. 


We LOVE our volunteers. If you would like to help us set up or during the event, please sign up here! 


Any questions, please email




Missoula Children's Theatre presents Peter and Wendy! 
March 9-13th, 2020 at the Briarwood Commons.

When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual…at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan. Mistaken identities, ever-morphing clouds, a classy crocodile, some very lost boys, and a fickle shadow all add to the mayhem. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Darling embark on a quest of their own and find themselves trekking everywhere from Hawaii to the North Pole in search of their three missing children. With help from the earth-friendly Neverlanders, exotic Neverland creatures, and faithful Tinker Bell, the Darling children are found, disputes are ultimately resolved, and everyone–including Captain Hook–finds a place where they truly belong.  

Registration for auditions will open on Monday, February 24th on our website.  All students who would like to audition need to register by 7pm on March 4th.  We will not accept any late registrations.  Auditions will be Monday, March 9th.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Nakapaahu at



Our BIGGEST Volunteer Awards of the Year

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.

Click here for the nomination forms. Nomination Deadline: March 1






WSPTA Recognizes Briarwood PTA with a Silver Membership Growth Award

Our Briarwood PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Silver Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling members equaling at least 105% of their previous year’s total membership. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2019-2020 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all if does for Briarwood. Join on-line at or use the Membership Form.





Yearbooks are now on sale!  We will accept pre-order sales only.  

Please order by March 1, 2020 to reserve your copy.  Yearbooks will be distributed in June.

Do you have pictures from Pizza Bingo that you would like to share for this year's yearbook? We have a link for you to upload your pictures and share them with us! Please click on the link and find Briarwood in the menu. We appreciate all your pictures!



Love Lines are also available for purchase. Would you like to send a personal message to your student in the yearbook? Please click here to order. 



Board Members for 2019-2020 

                                       President-Jasmine Brothers
                                       Co - VP Programs-Vacant
                                       Co - VP Programs- Vacant
                                       Co - VP Family Nights- Vacant
                                       VP Art- Rosie O'Keefe
                                       Co-VP Fundraising- Vacant
                                       Treasurer- Ben Mathis
                                       Secretary- Megan Raak
          VP Communications - Kristi Isaacs


Upcoming Calendar


17- NO SCHOOL, President’s Day

18-21- NO SCHOOL, Second Winter Break

24-PTA Meeting library

28- Family Dance Night

28- Popcorn Friday


Year at a Glance