McTeacher's Night
Current Schedule (subject to change): 5PM-5:30PM   Front Counter Mr. Barashkoff, Mrs. Gunderson, Mrs. Krohn Drive Thru Mrs. Horvath, Mr. Hinman Dining Room Mr. Rossiter 5:30PM-6PM   Front Counter Mrs. MacLean, Ms. Davis, Mrs. Peeples Drive Thru Mrs. Geist, Mrs. Wertz Dining Room Mrs. Brousseau 6PM-6:30PM   Front Counter Mrs. Dean, Mrs. (Lynn) Evans, Mrs. Comolli Drive Thru Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Muirhead Dining Room Ms. Nakapa'ahu 6:30PM-7PM   Front Counter Mrs. Martinson, Mrs. Dean, Ms. "Super Ki" Coates Drive Thru Mrs. (Erin) Evans Dining Room Ms. Nakapa'ahu     ... read full article
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Cultural Kaleidoscope Writing ContestKelly Sanford2/26/20243/22/2024
Cultural Kaleidoscope Writing Contest
Cultural Kaleidoscope: Celebrating Our Heritage Description: The "Cultural Kaleidoscope" writing contest invites Briarwood students to explore and celebrate their diverse cultural heritage through the power of storytelling. This contest encourages students to reflect on their unique cultural backgrounds, traditions, and values, fostering a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity and promoting empathy and understanding among peers. Prompt: Imagine you are sharing a special tradition or story from your family's cultural heritage with a new friend. Write a short story or essay about this tradition or story, explaining its significance to you and your family. How does it make you feel connected ... read full article
PTA Sponsored Family Movie NightKelly Sanford2/26/20243/15/2024
PTA Sponsored Family Movie Night
Movie: Elemental (Disney, PG) When: Friday, March 15 th , 6:30PM (doors open at 6pm) Where: Briarwood MPR/Cafeteria/Gym Cost: Free!  (No registration necessary) Concessions available for purchase (cash only): Candy, Soda, Water, Popcorn **Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop offs, please!) **Folding chairs will be set up, but folks are welcome to bring low chairs or comfy pillows/blankets to set up on the floor. We are looking for volunteers to help!  Please visit the following link to sign up: Briarwood: Briarwood PTA Movie Night (signupgenius.com) ... read full article
Nominate an Outstanding Educator!Nicole Jacobs2/4/20244/6/2024
Nominate an Outstanding Educator!
Would you like to recognize and thank someone who puts a lot of heart and energy into our school?  Do you know an educator who goes above and beyond in their dedication to students' growth and learning? If so, we invite you to nominate them for our prestigious "Outstanding Educator" Award by clicking here .  Nominations are open until April 5, 2024, so don't miss this opportunity to recognize an outstanding educator who deserves to be celebrated! Thank you for helping us honor the remarkable individuals who shape the future through their dedication to education. ... read full article
ReflectionsMerrilee Brandt9/28/202310/27/2023
Reflections
Reflections® is a National PTA and Washington State PTA arts recognition program for students in grades pre-K through 12. Submit artwork (with a completed entry form- see link below, and labeled with artists name) to the labeled bin in the Briarwood Office between October 2 nd and October 27 th !  Please contact Merrilee at merilee.peha@gmail.com if you would like to participate but don’t have the supplies to do so. Winners at the state level will be announced in April/May.  All Briarwood participants will be recognized in December. Artwork Categories: Literature – works of fiction and nonfiction in: poetry, prose, ... read full article
Family Pumpkin Patch NightKelly Sanford9/30/202310/13/2023
Family Pumpkin Patch Night
  The PTA is so excited for our 3rd annual Pumpkin Patch Family Night!  What a special opportunity to get outside with our Briarwood community for some festive fall fun!     When: FRIDAY OCTOBER 13th!  Time: 5pm - 7:30pm Where:  Fletcher Farm - 18712 SE May Valley Rd, Issaquah, WA 98027 Cost: $20 per family (Click here to purchase tickets)   Dress for the weather! This is a fun community event we hope you join up!   Included with Admission Fee: Putt Putt golf course and Obstacle Course Corn Hole games and other lawn games Scavenger Hunt  Story book trail  Farm animals ... read full article
McTeacher's NightNicole Jacobs4/13/20245/3/2024
McTeacher's Night
Current Schedule (subject to change): 5PM-5:30PM   Front Counter Mr. Barashkoff, Mrs. Gunderson, Mrs. Krohn Drive Thru Mrs. Horvath, Mr. Hinman Dining Room Mr. Rossiter 5:30PM-6PM   Front Counter Mrs. MacLean, Ms. Davis, Mrs. Peeples Drive Thru Mrs. Geist, Mrs. Wertz Dining Room Mrs. Brousseau 6PM-6:30PM   Front Counter Mrs. Dean, Mrs. (Lynn) Evans, Mrs. Comolli Drive Thru Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Muirhead Dining Room Ms. Nakapa'ahu 6:30PM-7PM   Front Counter Mrs. Martinson, Mrs. Dean, Ms. "Super Ki" Coates Drive Thru Mrs. (Erin) Evans Dining Room Ms. Nakapa'ahu     ... read full article
Nominate an Exceptional Volunteer for the Golden Acorn Award!Nicole Jacobs2/22/20244/6/2024
Nominate an Exceptional Volunteer for the Golden Acorn Award!
Do you want to recognize and thank someone who has put a lot of heart and energy into our school? Nominate an amazing volunteer for our annual Golden Acorn Award – a PTA tradition since the 1930s!  Nominations close on April 5, 2024.  Learn more about the Briarwood PTA Golden Acorn Awards here . ... read full article
Book SwapKelly Sanford1/22/20242/2/2024
Book Swap
  The Briarwood Book Swap is coming soon! Mark your calendars for  Thursday February 1st  and have the kids bring books to school to share. Then, on Friday February 2nd they will get other books to take home! Each child can bring as many books as they would like to give away and they will be able to take back the same number of books up to 10 (they are welcome to bring more than 10, but can only take home up to 10).  The Book Swap will be during the school day and we are in need of volunteers for February 1st and February ... read full article
Family Movie Night FRIDAYKelly Sanford1/13/20241/19/2024
Family Movie Night FRIDAY
CANCELLED DUE TO BROKEN WATER PIPE :( Briarwood Family Movie Night Movie: Elemental (Disney, PG) When: Friday, January 19 th , 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) Where: Briarwood MPR/Cafeteria Cost: Free! (No registration necessary) Concessions available for purchase (cash only): Candy, Soda, Water, Popcorn **please note that children must be accompanied by an adult (no drop offs, please!) **folding chairs will be set up but folks are welcome to bring comfy pillows/blankets to set up on the floor.   We are looking for volunteers to help!  Please visit the following link to sign-up if you can! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080C48A4A72BAAF94-47178373-briarwood   Hope to ... read full article
Fall Book FairLena Wiegering11/16/202312/9/2023
Fall Book Fair
  Fall Book December 4 - 8, 2023 Volunteers Needed to Make This Event A Success!    Briarwood's Fall Book Fair starts Monday, December 4th in Rm. 165 at Briarwood Elementary. Students will have the opportunity to browse, shop and make wish lists during the school day at their designated library time.  Have your student bring cash or consider setting up an eWallet . We will also be hosting evening family shopping hours on Dec. 6 & 7 from 5:30pm - 8pm. We NEED volunteers to make this event a success! So please consider signing-up. Most Shifts are 1.5 to ... read full article
Reading is Magic Read-a-ThonKelly Sanford11/5/202312/1/2023
Reading is Magic Read-a-Thon
   The PTA is excited to announce this year’s Read-A-Thon fundraiser theme… READING IS MAGIC! Not only will students benefit from the magic of reading, but we will also celebrate the conclusion of our Read-A-Thon with a visit from our favorite magician and an all-new performance!  All students that participate will receive participation prizes and be entered into a drawing for many unique experiences such as Principal for the Day, Librarian for the Day, PE teacher for the Day, and Music teacher for the day!  Classrooms will earn a class reward for meeting reading and/or fundraising goals. Students that meet ... read full article
2023-2024 YearbooksKelly Sanford10/11/20233/30/2024
2023-2024 Yearbooks
  Be sure to order your 2023-24 yearbook now ! Students look forward to having these keepsakes in hand the last week of school to collect much-sought-after autographs from their classmates and teachers, so don’t let your Briarwood Bear be without one!   Each hardcover book is $40.   Click  here to place your order for Yearbooks and Love Lines!   If you need assistance to place your order or have further questions, contact  yearbook.briarwood@gmail.com . ... read full article
Popcorn Fridays Kelly Sanford9/14/202310/31/2023
Popcorn Fridays
POPCORN FRIDAYS this school year are FREE...sponsored by the PTA! Monthly Popcorn Fridays are coming up and we need help from parents to make them happen.  Please consider signing up for multiple shifts. Training will be provided on your first volunteer day. Sign Up here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ea9a629a2fbcf8-popcorn#/   You must be approved by the district to volunteer, please make sure you are cleared here:  https://www.isd411.org/get-involved/volunteer The popcorn is made with sunflower oil and is gluten free. Questions?: If you have any questions you can contact us at  Briarwood.Popcorn.Committee@gmail.com    ... read full article
Time to Register to Volunteer through ISDKelly Sanford8/1/202310/31/2023
Time to Register to Volunteer through ISD
Volunteer Applications are now available at: https://issaquahvolunteers.myschooldata.net/Home.aspx   The first time completing this process can be a tiny bit overwhelming so the district put together a little cheat sheet to help.  Click here to review the steps necessary.   Our goal is to get as many Briarwood parents and caregivers approved so that this step won't be required if an opportunity arises during the year.  The quickest way to get approval is to complete this process now.     ... read full article
Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Online AuctionNicole Jacobs2/26/20244/8/2024
Issaquah Schools Foundation Nourish Every Mind Online Auction
Click here to see all the fun items and experiences that have been so generously donated to raise funds to support our ISD kids!  Don't miss out on the chance to win lunch with Mrs. Kleinkopf & Ms. Dorn for your child and two friends!  Nourish Every Mind Auction 2024 Catalog (schoolauction.net) ... read full article