BRIARWOOD ELEMENTARY pta newsletter
May 9, 2023 www.briarwoodpta.org
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL LASH
Wow, we had an amazing turnout at Open House! The students were eager and proud to show off their classroom, projects, art work, and school. Thank you for your continued support at home. Working together, our Bulldog students continue to shine bright!
Talent Show, 3-6 Grade
We are so excited to announce the 2023 talent show! Please see the attached flyer for more information. As students consider their act, please keep in mind that there is a two minute time limit. Your act and attire must be school appropriate. Please click the link below and fill out the information about your act.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES @ BRIARWOOD
Friday, May 12
Volunteers & donations needed- see flyer below for details and sign-up
Thursday, May 18
3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show - 8:30am
Friday, May 19
5th & 6th Grade Talent Show - 8:30am
Monday, May 22
6th Grade Graduation - 7:00pm @ Briarwood
Tuesday, May 23
Last day of school - early dismissal @ 12:30pm
May 22-Sept 29
Summer Watering and Weeding - volunteers needed- see flyer below to sign-up!
Full BW PTA Calendar is available here
Volunteers are still needed- please sign up today!
We specifically need volunteers for the inflatables and food stand. If we don't have volunteers for the inflatables or games during any time slots, we will not be able to provide the activity. Please consider volunteering so we can make this another fantastic carnival for the kids.
If you've already signed up to volunteer, THANK YOU! We cannot pull this off without YOU!
Volunteers, please check in at the "Welcome/Greeter" table so we know you've arrived for your assigned station.
Briarwood Carnival Volunteer Signup 2023
Help make the annual Briarwood Carnival (Friday, May 12) a huge success! We have many volunteer spots to fill, including bakers for the Cake Walk. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you! Questions? Contact Krissie Kiehne (816) 686-4942, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Briarwood carnival is FREE for ALL! Thanks to our generous community!
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It's teacher appreciation week - let's show our teachers some love!
SAVE THE DATE!
As this school year comes to a close, we are already looking ahead to one of our biggest fundraising events, the Briarwood Auction!
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 2, 2024 and join us for a Night at the Masquerade as we hold our biennial auction to benefit Briarwood! The auction supports a variety of important academic and cultural programming in our school. Our goals for the 2024 auction are to:
- Provide our children with a full-time innovation specialist to support the building blocks of education in both reading and math for all grade levels
- Support student access to enriching education content via teacher-requested subscriptions
- Other key educational needs as they arise
The auction is a perfect opportunity to get to know others in the Briarwood community and show your support for our kids. Stay tuned for more information on how to get involved and support the Briarwood Auction and visit our website at briarwoodauction.com!
JOIN THE 2024 AUCTION COMMITTEE!
We are looking for the next auction leadership team and volunteers to make the March 2024 Briarwood Auction a huge success! The auction is Briarwood's largest fundraiser and funds most of our PTA budget for two years. Do you have a special talent or skill? Are you looking for a way to get involved and give back? We'd love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. Please reach out to Katie Enger (email@example.com , (913-972-7091) and Clarissa McMillan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thank you for helping make our 2024 auction a great success!
Summer Watering and Weeding from May 22 - September 29
Our landscape committee has made so many improvements to beautify our school, but we need your help to keep it that way over the summer!
Please sign up to help water and weed each week, starting May 22 through September 29. You can either sign up for the beds in the front of the school, or the pollinator and raised beds in the back.
We've made improvements to our watering system, so it will be easier this year. We will send an email to all volunteers with more detailed instructions by the last day of school.
If you need to cancel your time slot, please be sure to call Katie Stramel 479-409-4400 to make other arrangements!
Sign-up here to help keep our school beautiful!
A SPACE FOR EVERY BULLDOG - DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION AT BRIARWOOD
CELEBRATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS IN MAY
Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
Ideas for engaging in AANHPI Heritage Month activities w/ kids:
• Learn the differences between Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
• Cook up something delicious inspired by AANHPI cultures
• Create a neighborhood map of local AANHPI landmarks
• Discuss and practice cultural awareness and empathy
LINKS TO MORE RESOURCES
VOLUNTEER CROSSING GUARDS NEEDED
Please help us keep our students safe by volunteering to serve as a crossing guard at 86th and Juniper.
- Remind children to walk themselves and/or their bikes/scooters across the crosswalk.
- Help direct the before/after-school traffic and remind drivers that cars are not permitted to turn left off of 86th Street.
- Crosswalk volunteer shifts are 7:50-8:10am and 3:05-3:20pm (12:25pm-12:40pm on half days).
NOW AVAILABLE: SMORE TRANSLATION
- On the right side of the newsletter, a bar will appear with the Translation feature.
- Click on the Translation bar then click on the Select Language button.
- Choose your language of choice from the drop-down menu of languages and click close. The newsletter will now be translated.
En el lado derecho de la pagina, aparecerá una barra con la función de traducción. Haga clic en la barra de traducción y luego haga clic en el botón Seleccionar idioma. Elija español en el menú desplegable de idiomas y haga clic en cerrar. El boletín ahora se traducirá.
GET SOCIAL - Connect With Us Online!
Grade-level Facebook Groups (private):
Briarwood Elementary Class of 2029 (6th grade)
Briarwood Elementary Class of 2030 (5th grade)
Briarwood Elementary Class of 2031 (4rd grade)
Briarwood Elementary Class of 2032 (3nd grade)
Briarwood Elementary Class of 2033 (2st grade)
Briarwood Elementary Class of 2034 (1st Grade)
Briarwood Elementary Class of 2036 (NEW GROUP!)
2022-23 PTA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Mary Boomer • email@example.com
Deana Curtin • firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Hunt • email@example.com
Rachel Wymore • firstname.lastname@example.org
Terra Snyder • email@example.com
VP Community Events:
Kristin McClasky • Kdp1202@gmail.com
VP Student Services:
Susan Jarrold • firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Becker • email@example.com
Denise Wheeler • firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Wiens email@example.com
Diana Beckman • firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Hill • Wendyhill329@gmail.com
Diversity & Inclusion Chair:
Jessica Bryon • email@example.com