Pre-Purchased School Supplies will be Delivered at Open House

Summer Registration Opens
June 5th, Mon-Thurs 
8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m
Order Your School Supplies Kits for 2017-2018 Today - Deadline June 11th! 
Don't battle the back to school lines in August - Take care of your school supply shopping now! 
Our own Ms. Sally Elliott has created the school supply lists for the 2017-2018 academic year so that you can order your school supplies NOW and have them shipped to the school and waiting for you at Open House. 

Order forms went home in last week's Friday folders and you can order online through the link below! Take advantage of this opportunity to get your back to school shopping done early!

Customized grade specific school supplies kits are now available for purchase on-line. Each kit is tailored specifically by grade with items requested by the teachers for the upcoming school year. They will be shipped to the school just in time for Open House.  

Order Your Kits Today at:
Enter Our School ID:  BRI148

Contact Anjevon Smith or Amanda Holt (VP's of Fundraising)

Reminder: Turn in PTA receipts by THIS THURSDAY, May 25th 
Turn in all PTA Receipts by the last day of school!
It's time for PTA to close the books for the fiscal year so turn in those receipts by the last day of school. PTA spends June reconciling the bank account in preparation for the rigorous annual independent financial audit PTA goes through every year. 

To turn in your reimbursement request, do the following:

1. Get those receipts (we must have receipts as part of our annual audit)

2. Get a reimbursement form (can be found on the PTA website or in the front office)

3. Complete the reimbursement form, attach your receipts, and place in the "PTA Check Request" box in the front office by the end of day (6pm) on Thursday, May 25th

Thank you for all you do for the Briarlake community!
Important Dates to Remember in May...and throughout the Summer!


Wednesday, May 24th- Awards Day for 1st - 4th Grades
Awards Program Times: 1
& 2
8 to 9am; 3
& 4
th -
9:15 to 10:15 am;
Jr. Beta Club Induction for 4th
Grade only
10:15 to 11:00 am
Wednesday, May 24th - Class Parties, 1 to 2 pm (Special Note to 5th Grade: Please refer to information from your Room Parents and Teachers regarding your earlier start time and party location.)
Thursday, May 25th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for students,
5th G
rade End of Year Ceremony & Celebration Activities/Reports Sent Home, PTA Receipts and Reimbursement Requests are Due


June 5th - 9th - Camp Invention at Briarlake
Sunday, June 11th - Last Day to Pre-Order School Supplies
Wednesday, June 14th - Cougar Camp for Rising 6th Graders at Henderson Middle School, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, July 26th  - Briarlake PTA Summer Meeting - 6pm, Location TBD

Wednesday, August 2nd -  2017-18 Open House, 8am-12pm 
Monday, August 7th - First Day of School for DeKalb County School District

Free Lacrosse Clinics!! 
Druid Lakes Youth Lacrosse Association (DLYLA) will hold FREE lacrosse clinics for beginner girls and boys this summer.
Have fun learning the fastest growing sport for free! All ages welcome.  *No equipment needed, Just bring a water bottle

Saturdays:  8:30-9:30am
St. Pius Main Field- 6/17, 7/15, 7/22
St. Pius Seaver Field- 6/24

Saturdays:  8:30-10:00am
Evansdale Elementary School
6/10, 6/17, 6/24, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29

For more information and to register, see: or email
DCSD Offers Summer Reading Opportunities 
This summer, students can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because  Get Georgia Reading partner  myON   is delivering thousands of free books   to computer and mobile devices that students can access 24 hours a day-every day-from May 3 through Aug. 31, 2017.
myON  includes:
  • More than 13,000 enhanced digital texts from Capstone and over 60 other publishers, as well as daily news articles.
  • A library searchable by genre, topic, and target Lexile┬« range to engage students with just-right texts. 
  • Picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, and informational texts that appeal to a variety of ages.
  • Flexible reading scaffolds: audio narration to model fluency, highlighted text, and embedded dictionaries.
  • Spanish and dual-language titles.
Please share the link below and the attached flyer with students and parents.  All registration and access instructions are included.
Thank you for helping to ensure that our students have access to reading materials this summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lynn Angus Ramos, K-12 English Language Arts Coordinator, at
Summer Gifted Enrichment: Register by May 31st
Serendipity Enrichment Program
The Department of K-12 Curriculum and Instruction will offer the Serendipity Summer Enrichment Program for identified gifted and talented students in grades 1-6.  The program will be held June 12-15, 2017 at Stone Mountain Middle School from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   The registration link is now open until May 31, 2017.  Register gifted students today through the following link:  

Camp Invention at Briarlake!
Thank you to our Camp Invention Parent, Anjevon Smith!

Thanks for stepping up to help support Camp Invention, Anjevon!

Registration for Camp Invention is open!  Click here for more information or contact Ms. Thomas if you are interested in learning more!

Briarlake Elementary PTA
Quick Links
     PTA Officers

Co-Presidents: Sonya Tinsley-Hook & Emily Graybill

VP Programs: Allyson Martin & Angela Barnett 

VP Fundraising: Ann 

Chahroudi & Anjevon Smith


Treasurer: Alexandra Schubert


Secretary: Dan Kelly

   School Council
Chair: Deborah Martin-Gerstle

Vice Chair: Anjevon Smith


Secretary: Ellyn Cochran


Parent Representative:Jennifer Petrich


Teacher Representatives: Ms. Wise and Ms. Law


Principal: Jamela Lewis

     Foundation      Board Members 
Co-Chairs: Ann Mancuso & Greg Brass

Treasurer: Amber Blanchard

Secretary: Vacancy


Members: Jacqueline Butler, Monica Cowles, Claire Foege, Paul Grant, Darryl Martin, Tim Martin, Emily Mason, Josh Newman, and Carolann Reiter



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