Briarlake ES 
 Week 10: 
October 9th-October 15th 

This Week:  Columbus Day Monday- No School, Box Tops Due This Friday!
Fall Festival Tickets - 9 Days Left to Pre-Order!
Save $$!  Pre-order your tickets now!!!
22 tickets - $10 (includes 2 free tickets)
33 tickets- $15 (includes 3 free tickets)
44 tickets- $20 (includes free tickets)
 Purchase your tickets online through PT Avenue at 55 tickets for $20 (15 free tickets!!!)
2. Click "Online Store"
3. Click to Set Qty
4. Determine your quantity
5. Add to Cart
6. Use your existing PT Ave Shopping Account or create one!
Tickets purchased on the day of the Festival will not include free tickets. Order your ticketsTODAY!

To give you an idea of how many tickets you will need:
ticket per person - Approximately 15 games and/oractivities

tickets per person- Cake Walk, Dunk Tank, Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin painting, Crafts (including tattoos, hairspray, face painting,henna,etc.),concessions (snocones,popcorn,cotton candy and drinks), bake sale (can be cash as well)

tickets per person- Haunted House, Inflatables, Toddler area (with several games), and special attractions/events

5 tickets per person- Dunk Tank "Power Hour" Dunk one of the Officers or Board Members from:
PTA, Foundation, School Council, a Teacher (12:30pm-1:30pm). (NamesTBA)

6 tickets per person- Haunted House "Scary Hour" - A scarier version of the day's Haunted House(3pm-4pm).
***All pre-ticket orders must be received in the office by MondayOctober 17,2016.***
**To purchase tickets now, order using PT Avenue on the Briarlake website OR complete the form here and return to the school in a marked envelope with your payment. Envelopes can also be left in the Fall Festival Ticket Basket in the office.You may pick up your order the day of the Festival at the ticket table at the Festival entrance.**
Our food vendors are CASH only.( Vegetarian options available ) Please bring money to purchase crafts from our craft vendors! 

Fall Festival Relies on Parent Volunteers
We Need Your Help!

Briarlake's 21st Annual Fall Festival is approaching and cannot be a success without our parent and family volunteers! Volunteering for this event is FUN and for your help, we have a little something for you! 

  • Shift Volunteers: Will receive (x10) extra tickets
  • All-Day Volunteers: Will receive (x10) extra tickets and a food voucher
Volunteer slots are organized by grade to give you the opportunity to meet other parents in your child's grade. We deeply appreciate your assistance!! Sign up now here.
DONATE to the Beaver Boost before October 22nd!

Thanks to you we have raised $12,663 towards our goal of $20,000 by October 22! We need EVERYONE to participate in the PTA's primary annual fundraising effort. 100% of the money raised stays with the school. The suggested donation is $125 per family. Donors at this level will receive a Briarlake tote bag. Donations of ≥ $300 are entered in a raffle for an iPad! Donations from Grandparents, other relatives, and Briarlake alums are welcome! Your donation is tax deductible (tax ID #58-6072359).

The CLASSROOM CHALLENGE IS HEATING UP! Every class with 100% participation in the Boost will win a pizza party with Bucky the Beaver! 

Teacher Percent Participation
PK Wise
K Baerman 50%
K McCarthy 47%
K Tonka 13%
1st Graham
1st Sinclair 33%
1st Ward 43%
2nd Coffman 33%
2nd Law 32%
2nd Pittman 27%
2nd Roseberry 38%
3rd Conner 32%
3rd Foege
3rd Reynolds 45%
4th Echols 24%
4th Moehlich 48%
4th Spencer
5th Evans 20%
5th Foy 35%
5th Francis
Warbington/Moseley 11%

The Beaver Boost accepts donations via
check, cash, and securely online through  AffiniPay 

QUESTIONS?: Contact Ann Chahroudi 
Fall Box Tops Deadline is This Friday!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION - Little Things Mean A Lot!
$10,583.23! That is how much Briarlake has earned over the years from collecting Box Tops! Little things really do add up. A great way to get your children involved in raising funds for Briarlake is by helping you collect and clip Box Tops. Look for collection sheets in your child's Friday folder or print them online at .

Encourage your child to paste Box Tops to the collection sheet -- make it fun! Clipped Box Tops can also be submitted in baggies labeled with the number of Box Tops you are donating. Either way, drop them off in the Box Top Collection Box provided in the front office.

In addition to clipping and submitting Box Tops, you can now earn eBox Tops for 
Briarlake at Just sign up online and designate Briarlake as the school you wish to support. Please bring in your Box Tops by October 14th to meet our Fall Deadline. Contact our 2016-17 Box Top Coordinator,  Mark Cochran  if you have questions or want to help! .
You Could Win a $25 Publix Gift Card!
Win a $25 Publix gift card from the Briarlake PTA. This year, the Briarlake PTA is using a new program, PT Avenue for the school directory, spirit wear, membership, finances, etc. 

We need your help getting all parents and kids listed in the Briarlake PT Avenue account so that we can easily create the school directory. 

What you can do.......

2. Click "Register"
3. Enter your family's information, including your child's name and teacher's name
4. That's it! Unless you'd like to go to the PT Avenue online store to purchase Fall Festival tickets, give to the Beaver Boost and/or join PTA! 

PTA will be giving away 2 $25 Publix gift cards to families who sign up for the directory through PT Avenue. Names will be drawn for the gift cards at the Fall Festival. 

Support Track Club on October 23rd!
PNC Atlanta 10 Miler

We have an opportunity to raise up to  $5,500 for track renovations!!!  Please come out and support Briarlake's Track Club on Sunday, October 23rd.  This year's cheer zone theme is SUPERHEROES.  Throw on your superhero costume (or wear Briarlake Spiritwear) and come out and cheer.  The more people we have, the louder we are, the more dressed up we are...the more MONEY we earn!!!
Check out the Briarlake Track Club website for more information about the cheer zone.

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: Bret Moore


Secretary: Dan Kelly

Please help keep our children & families safe.

Thank you for your cooperation in following the  Carpool Safety Rules & Map

NO LEFT TURNS from Briarlake Road into the school carpool lane. Please obey the law.
NO CELL PHONESPlease do not use cell phones during car pool. 

Carpool ends at 2:50pm. If parents come to pick up children after 2:50 pm, please come inside the front office to sign out children on the computer. 

   School Council
Chair: Deborah Martin-Gerstle

Vice Chair: Anjevon Smith


Secretary: Ellyn Cochran


Parent Representative:Jared Cobb  


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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Let's make our school even more spirited by encouraging our kids to wear Briarlake Spirit Wear each Friday.  Go Beavers!