Pre-Purchased School Supplies will be Delivered at Open House

Order Your School Supplies Kits for 2017-2018 - The Deadline is Today!
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. 

You can order online through the link below through June 11th - TODAY! 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)

Complete the Summer Academic Challenge - Due Friday, August 11th
Proposed Changes to the DeKalb County Schools Fundraising Policy - Submit your input by June 30, 2017
A proposed revision to Board Policy KEB related to Fundraising (Solicitations) and accompanying Regulation KEB-R(1) was presented to the Board of Education at the May 15, 2017 meeting. That policy  and regulation are now available for public comment at the following links:
Alternatively, please visit the Board of Education homepage at Links to proposed policies and regulations available for public comment are listed on the right hand side of the page.

The District welcomes your input as we work together to create a policy and regulation to best serve and support DeKalb County School District students.  Please provide all comments by  June 30, 2017 for review and consideration by the Board prior to the July 10, 2017 meeting. 
Important Summer Dates


Summer Registration Opens, 
June 5th, Mon-Thurs, 
8:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Sunday, June 11th - Last Day to Pre-Order School Supplies
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
Messages from the DeKalb County Board of Health

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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