Missoula Children’s Theatre is Coming!


March 12-16, 2018-Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre rendition of The Wiz of the West will be held for Briarwood Students K-5th grade Monday, March 12th after school.  Students ages 10 and up, may also audition for student director roles.  Rehearsals will commence that evening through the rest of the week with performances on Friday, March 16th during the school day for staff and students at Briarwood, and for families at Liberty High School, 6:30pm. Tickets are $8. 


Help is needed from Briarwood Families!  Parent Volunteers are needed (help with registration after auditions, supervise, help with tear down and setup on Friday.).  Dinners for Directors are needed. (Easy – quick foods for each night of the week – families can sign up for one night – make it or buy it.  No known allergies.)  Sign up to volunteer here 


Registration for auditions is required.  This will open on February 15th at 7pm.  Only 150 kids can audition for 65 parts. Register here. For questions or if you want to help, please contact Katrina Rockey or Adrienne Baker, Briarwood PTA Missoula Chairs at 425.443.2449/ 206.235.0921 or Katrina.rockey@hotmail.com and/or  steveadriennebaker@yahoo.com.





Do you want 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, 2018

Click here for nomination forms!

Winners Announced at our March General Meeting - March 19, 2018



HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: A Parent ONLY event, Monday, March 12th @ Issaquah High School, 6:30PM-8:30PM or Monday, April 16th @ Central Washington Campus in Sammamish. The "Hidden in Plain Sight" initiative helps parents spot signs of at-risk behaviors, using an interactive display of a teenager's bedroom. After walking through the display, participants will learn more about adolescent development and common signes of substance use provided by professionals in treatment, law enforcement, substance abuse prevention and other parents. This exhibit educates and empowers parents to communicate with their children about at-risk behavior that could lead to substance use disorders. Register at: ParentWiser.org/events 




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 the 4th year of the Great Artist Program, Clay Art and a Rock Painting Project.
The Great Artist program introduces children to some of the world’s great artists and one of their masterpieces. This year, students are being exposed to Andy Warhol, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas,M.C, Escher and Joan Miro. Each lesson allows students to create their own masterpiece using a different medium while using the Great Artists’ work as inspiration. 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 2nd Grade made owls and in December 1st Grade made snowflake bowls. This month 5th grade is working on making Taco Dragons. Kindergarten will make Butterflies in March and 4th Grade will make pinch pot owls in May. 
Our Rock Painting Project was inspired by the Kindness Rocks Movement and the book "Only One You" written by Linda Kranz.  Each child at Briarwood is getting to paint a rock with an inspirational message or a picture that shows their own uniqueness. These rocks will be displayed on Briarwood's grounds for years to come. 
Thank you to all 33 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!




Life Would Be Unbearable

Without PTA Members!




All members receive a bear paw magnet and a printed student directory (includes on-line access).

New this year! Members will also receive a valuable 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!




Upcoming Calendar



2 - Popcorn Friday, 2nd Recess

12-16 - Missoula Children's Theater

15 - Staff Luncheon, Foods from Around the World

16 - Missoula Children's Theater Assembly and Evening Performance

19 - PTA Meeting, 6:30PM, Briarwood Library

23 - McTeacher Night, 5-8PM

30 - Family Movie Night, 6:30PM



Year at a Glance

New 2017-2018 Bell Schedule
Bell Times Regular Wednesday Early Release General 9:10 AM - 3:35 PM 9:10 AM - 1:25 PM 9:10 AM - 11:40 AM Half-Day Kindergarten 9:10 AM - 12:10 PM 9:10 AM - 12:10 PM n/a AM Preschool 9:10 AM - 11:40 AM n/a n/a PM Preschool 1:05 PM - 3:35 PM n/a n/a AM ECEAP 9:10 AM - 12:10 PM n/a n/a PM ECEAP 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM n/a n/a                                                       ... read full article

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