If you don't want to miss a thing, here is what's happening:
Virtual Book Fair is Open Now Through May 20!
SHOP OUR VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR WITH BOOKS INC. ON MAY 11 - MAY 20!
Our amazing PTA is excited to be partnering with local independent bookstore, Books Inc., for our first ever Virtual Book Fair. There are books available for the entire family including young readers to parents. To view our personalized Briones book fair catalog, click here. A copy of the catalog is attached with this letter as well. This catalog can be used as a shopping guide that includes book recommendations from our expert Briones librarian, Julie Griffin.
in the coupon area to mark your purchase as a Briones order. A portion of all of the sales during May 11-20 will come back to our school. Let’s support this wonderful local bookstore and Briones!
Happening Friday, May 15th!
Friday Fun Day is BACK!
Bobcats, are you ready to send in your song requests, listen to music, and do some dancing, or just hang out and listen to your favorite songs?
If so, Friday Fun Day is back! All you need to do, is register below then you will get an email with a zoom link! Your parents can help you if you need it.
To keep Friday Fun Day safe, please do not share your zoom link with others.
Friday Fun Day will happen from 12:30-12:50 starting on Friday, May, 15th, until Friday, May 29th. You can join anytime and stay as long as you'd like, but you need to register first!
I can't wait to see you there!
PTA General Meeting - Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM.
On Tuesday, at our PTA Executive Board meeting, a budget was presented that represented several scenarios. We are fortunate to have reserves, however our Board is trying very responsibly to balance the budget without having to dig too deeply into those reserves knowing that most of our fundraisers are on hold for the time being.
PTA will ask for donations on the one-check form in the Fall and I am hoping each family can contribute what they are able to in order to help support our students during what will be yet another unprecedented school year.
Please join us this Friday evening at 7:00 PM to vote in the new budget and more. An invitation will be coming via email from PTA!
Happening Monday, May 18th!
Next Monday, May 18th, is Briones Spirit Day!
If you have a Briones t-shirt or hat, or if you have any clothes that are Briones blue, wear them next Monday for our Briones spirit day! Your teachers will be wearing theirs and I am going to wear mine to our Principal's meeting!
Send pictures of your Briones spirit to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will create a collage for everyone to enjoy!
Backstage with the Superinendent
This Monday, May 18, 2020, from 5:30-6:30 PM, Dr. Austin will be asking for parent feedback about school reopening. There are two ways to join the webinar:
- If you would like to view the webinar live and do not want to submit questions or comments, we would suggest viewing on YouTube Live option.
View on YouTube
- For those who would like the option of submitting questions and comments through the Q&A feature, we would suggest the Zoom option.
Join via Zoom(link is external)
Happening Tuesday, May, 19th!
Be Informed - Watch Board Meetings!
Our PAUSD Board will be talking about the Budget among other important items on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 6:30 PM.
If you wish to participate in the open forum segment of the meeting, please log onto the meeting via zoom. If you are interested in watching the meeting without participating you can choose to watch on channel 28 at Midpen Media Center.
Coming up and ongoing activities!
Project Cornerstone Family Reading Nights!
Come join our Project Cornerstone ABC Parent Volunteers for a reading and activities based on the OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld! Each month, parent volunteers come into our classrooms to lead a discussion and share practical tools for creating a safe and caring environment at Briones. This month we have the unique opportunity to join with our students to learn about a growth mindset and resiliency, especially relevant topics for today's reality.
Grades K-2: Wednesday 5/20 @ 7pm
Grades: 3-5 Thursday 5/21 @ 7pm
We hope to see you there!
Briones Community, Strength, Kindness, and Inclusion Rock Garden Project
Our fifth grade classes each completed a three-hour course called Expect Respect from Project Cornerstone and created action plans for how they could help make Briones an even kinder, more respectful school. Unfortunately, school closed before they could carry out their plans. One of the ideas that they discussed was creating a kindness rock garden.
In honor of the AMAZING class of 2020, we invite you to decorate a rock to add to the Briones Strength and Kindness Rock Garden!
Who: EVERYONE! Students, parents, teachers, staff, siblings, alumni, community members!
What: Decorate a rock (or two) with messages of kindness, strength, happiness, and inclusion
How: You can use markers, paint, or get creative with other items. Please keep in mind that the rocks will be made into an outdoor art installation.
Then what? Take a picture of your creation and send it to Ms. B.at kbimpson@ pausd.org Keep your rock safe and bring them to school when we re-open. We will create a rock garden art installation at school for everyone to enjoy.
Fifth graders will be invited to bring their rocks back to Briones where they will be added to a special honorary part of the garden!
Can't make a rock at home? No worries! When school re-opens we will have rock decorating days at noon until everyone who wants to make one has had the opportunity to.