DONATE TO THE BRIARLAKE BOOST!!! 
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BRIARLAKE BEAVER BOOST  CHALLENGE!

The Beaver Boost is the PTA's main annual fundraising effort. Our goal is to raise $30,000 by October 31, 2017 and 100% of that money stays with the school!

Thanks to your generous donations, we have already raised $17,432!


The Beaver Boost directly supports the following and much, much more:
  • Academic and Cultural Enrichment Programs
  • Teacher Start-up Funds, Training, and Gifted Certification 
  • Buildings and Grounds Improvements 
  • Communication
The Beaver Boost accepts donations by cash, check, or online through https://briarlakepta.membershiptoolkit.com or https://secure.affinipay.com/pages/briarlake-pta/payments

The suggested donation is $150 per family.

Donations of ≥ $300 are entered into a raffle for a Nintendo Switch!

Donations of ≥ $150 will receive a Briarlake mug.

Any donated amount will receive a Briarlake bracelet.

Classroom Challenge: 
  •  All classes that have 100% participation in the Boost will win a pizza party with Bucky the Beaver! 
  • All classes that have 75% participation in the Boost will win a cookie and ice cream party!
  •  All classes that have 50% participation in the Boost will win a popsicle party!
                                           Week of 10/23/17 Percentages
Alexander
40%
 
Lucas
52%
Graham
54%
 
Merrigan
58%
Sinclair
40%
 
Foy
59%
Coffman
31%
 
Evans
60%
Pittman
36%
 
Baerman
59%
Roseberry
33%
 
Washington
56%
Yun
50%
 
Ward
42%
Reynolds
42%
 
Faridi
66%
Laverdure
33%
 
Gelb
33%
Francis
21%
 
Wise
59%
Foege
66%
 
Moody
0%
Echols
42%
 
Moseley
25%

Whether you donate $1 or $300, we are aiming for 100% participation from Briarlake families, friends, and teachers to help make Briarlake a better school!  Your donation is tax deductible (tax ID # 58-6072359).
 
Questions:  Contact Anjevon Smith anjevonsmith@gmail.com or Amanda Holt amanda_e_holt@hotmail.com 
 



Did you miss the Parent-Principal Forum on Tuesday night?  Click here for the presentation.

Room parents!

Ms. Moseley is still in need of a room parent.  Please contact either the teacher or Gina Benedict if you are interested.

Support the Atlanta Hawks AND the Briarlake Beavers!
FUN-omenal Fundraising Opportunity! The Hawks will donate $5 back to Briarlake for every ticket sold for the 10 games listed below using the hawks.com/schoolsassist site.  Go to as many games as you like, but save the date for Saturday, December 9th to be the Briarlake Family Night! Let's Go Hawks! And let's go, Beavers! 
School News
THIS Tuesday:  Last Chance for 10% Yearbook Discount!

10% Off Pre-sale Deadline:  Oct 31

Don't miss out on this pre-sale opportunity to purchase your 2017-2018 yearbook for 10% off! Simply  visit the TreeRing site and place your pre-order by  OCTOBER 31 using code from flyer. 

With your yearbook purchase, you will receive two, free customizable pages to upload your child's favorite Briarlake memories. Also, TreeRing plants a tree for every book purchased! This is your last chance to order at this discount!


Announcing the Briarlake Elementary Math Club!

Learn fun mathematics and prepare for the Sagamore Hills Math Tournament. 

Math Club will meet in Mrs. Baerman's classroom on Tuesdays, from 3:30-4:00 pm, starting October 31. 

If your child is is interested, and is in grades 3rd-5th, please, email Gregg Shapiro ( gs@shap.net) and include: Student (First/ Last Name), Grade, Parent (First/ Last Name), Parent Email.

#yourptadollarsatwork
Coding Club is Open to 4th and 5th graders. 
Coding Club will meet every  Friday starting 11/10 from  2:45 to 3:30 @ Innovation Lab
Slots are limited!  Register by 11/3 
#yourptadollarsatwork
Coding Club webpage: 

Briarlake Aftercare: Fall Frisbee

Four Seasons Sports Camp Ultimate Frisbee started on Friday September 22 and will continue through December 15. Classes run from 2:40p through 5:40p. If you'd like to enroll a child not in aftercare, please contact Ms. Hamilton at  marian.hamilton@dekalbschoolsga.org
Calendar
Upcoming Dates
 
October 2017 - National Bullying Prevention Month 



10/29...........................Oak Groove Festival
10/31...........................Briarlake Beaver Boost ends (if we reach our goal of $30,000)
10/31...........................Math Club begins (Baerman's Room 3:30)




 

 

11/3.............................Fantastic Friday Lunch for Staff (PreK & 5th Grades, Co-Sponsored by PTA)
11/6.............................School STEM Meeting, 2:45pm
11/7.............................Make-up Instructional Day 
11/9.............................Chipotle Spirit Night
11/13-11/17.................Briarlake PTA Book Fair
11/14...........................PTA Monthly Board Meeting, 7:40am-8:30am, Briarlake cafeteria
11/14...........................PTA Book Fair Celebration/DJ Willy Wow
11/15...........................Thanksgiving lunch, Pre-K, 3rd-5th grades
11/15...........................Science Olympiad Interest Meeting (Grades 3rd-5th), 6pm Media Center
11/16...........................Thanksgiving lunch, K-2nd grades
11/17...........................Progress reports sent home
11/17...........................Gifted Assessment Ends
11/20-11/24.................NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
11/27..........................Parent Teacher Conference Night, 3pm-6pm (PTA provides dinner for teachers)
 

November Breakfast               November Lunch
 



Don't want to miss a thing?  Sync your Google calendar automatically to the Briarlake calendar!  Head over to the PTA website and click +Google Calendar!
District News
DeKalb County School District to continue 20-minute extended-day class schedule through November 30.

DeKalb County School District (DCSD) will continue to add 20 minutes to its school day through Thursday, Nov. 30, in an effort to recapture much of the instructional time lost due to the storm known as Hurricane Irma.
Other important aspects of this plan include:
  • There will be no 20-minute extended day on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
  • DCSD schools and offices will also remain open on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 7) as the district ensures that students don't miss out on lessons vital to their academic achievement.
  • Schools will also be closed Nov. 20-24 for the Thanksgiving Holiday. 
  • Winter Break will remain as originally scheduled.
In sum, these moves will allow DCSD to recover three of the four days lost to Irma. The district will waive the fourth day.
Community News
COSTUME PARADE -  Sunday, October 29th at 1 pm

It is the fifth year of the Oak GROOVE Festival, a fantastic community event in the Lakeside neighborhood. This year, for the first time, there will be a costume parade and we would like all the neighborhood kids to join!

Oak Grove/Lakeside Neighborhood
Oak GROOVE Festival kicks off at  1 pm with a Costume Parade led by Lakeside High School Viking Marching Band! Meet at Oak Grove United Methodist Church at  12:45 pm. Tell your friends and meet for a good time marching to the Oak GROOVE Festival. Jump and play in the Shumate Cool Kids Zone, giant slide, bounce house, face painting, visit with "Marshall" from "Paw Patrol" and more! For more information about the Oak GROOVE Festival go to  www.oakgroove.org and like us on Faceboook.