Monday Message Reading Edition!

For the Week of May 18, 2020

Click on the Monday Message below to Hear the News of the Week!

Remember: Next Monday, May 25, is a holiday as we observe Memorial Day.

It's Briones Spirit Day today!

Wear your Briones t-shirts, hats, or anything blue to show your school spirit today!

Send a picture of yourself showing off your Bobcat spirit to Ms. B. at, and she will share it with teachers, staff, and the community!

We've got spirit, yes we do!

We've got spirit, how 'bout YOU?!

ABC Family Reading Nights Happen This week!

Come join our ABC readers to this month's book, The Okay Book. This book talks about resilience and having a growth mindset, two things that can help you through challenging times or activities.

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders join us on Wednesday evening at 7:00PM

3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, your night is Thursday at 7:00 PM

Click on the link below to get your zoom invitation!

Registration for ABC Family Reading Nights

Reading with Teacher Julie

Our wonderful librarian, Teacher Julie, will be reading about Ramadan this week. Whether you observe this holiday or just want to learn more about it, check out Teacher Julie's library page to learn more!

Reading Gnome on the Loose in Palo Alto and East Palo Alto! Have you Seen Him?

PTA needs your help to find a sneaky gnome who loves reading and is looking for quiet places read his favorite books! He is known as Ned the Nerdy Gnome and he will show up around different yards around Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.

Be on the lookout for clues from PTA! If you find him, take a picture with him and ask an adult to help you send your photo to PTA!

Good luck!

Briones Community Kindness and Strength Rock Garden

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 rocks 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. kbimpson@ by May 25, 2020. Keep your rock safe and bring them to school when we re-open. We will apply a protective coating to each rock and add it to the collection!

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 can.

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