Have you joined the Briarcrest PTA for this school year? If not, now is the perfect time to do so! While membership is not required to attend this week's PTA meeting, membership does allow you to VOTE on issues brought to the board during a meeting, as well as amplify our school and our district's voice at the State level.
- Signing up for PTA Membership is quick and easy online. Join here!
- Want to become a member but are concerned about the cost? Not a problem! Many scholarships are available to cover the membership fees.
- Can't remember if you joined yet? You can log-in to MemberPlanet and check, or email us and we can check and let you know!
- Memberships need to be reactivated every year. If you were a member last year don't forget to reactivate your membership for 20-21!
Yearbook Cover Contest
Have your art featured on Briarcrest’s yearbook cover! Turn in your cover art to your teacher or the office by December 10th. Follow these guidelines for your art to be considered:
- Include Briarcrest 2021-2022
- Use 8.5” x 11” paper, portrait style (vertical)
- Use bold and bright colors! Markers, crayons, or paint work best.
- All words must be ¼ inch away from the border/edge.
- Only one submission per student.
- Write your name, grade, and teacher in PENCIL on the back
- Turn in your best work!
Help fill our Little Free Pantry!
Our Little Free Pantry needs some help. To ramp up for the Holiday Season, please drop off any non-perishable food donations or personal care items at our LFP on the corner of 25th and 145th in the Shoreline United Methodist Church parking lot.
The PTA is challenging every grade to be responsible for stocking the pantry each month the rest of the year. To kick off the season of goodwill, we are asking all grades for donations in the month of December and the challenge will begin the first of the year. The assigned months are as follows:
December - All grades
January - Kindergarten and 1st grade
February - 2nd grade
March - 3rd grade
April - 4th grade
May - 5th grade
June - All grades
Looking to Expand your Library at home?
Each month, the Briarcrest PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee will highlight a children’s book in each PTA newsletter that we think can be a powerful jumping off point for meaningful conversations with our kids. Over the course of the year, we hope to spotlight books that cover issues such as race and racism, immigration and multilingualism, gender and sexuality, disability, and more. We also will feature books that appeal to different age/grade levels. We are open for suggestions of topics and books so let us know if you know of a great book!
To see each month's Book Recomendation go to this page
Washington State PTA Recognizes Briarcrest PTA with the Platinum Membership Growth Award
Briarcrest PTA has recently been recognized by Washington State PTA as a Platinum Membership Growth Award recipient! PTAs are presented with this award for enrolling at least 20% more members this year compared to last year. That means our PTA is growing! Thank you to everyone who has become a member so far this year: YOU are the reason our PTA achieved this award! If you haven’t yet signed up for a 2021-2022 PTA membership, please consider joining today! By doing so, you are demonstrating your support for our PTA and all it does for Briarcrest. Join Briarcrest PTA
Does your family need some help for the holidays? Or are you looking for a way to help out? There will be holiday baskets this year! The YMCA will be taking over the annual PTA Council Holiday Baskets. Some important information to note:
- Date: December 18th (this is a week later than in years past) Timing TBD
- Location will be the Dale Turner YMCA
- To Register fill out this form or contact Val Anker, Briarcrest’s family advocate
- Registration will be open November 26 - December 10. Late registrations after this date will not be accepted.
- At least one family member is required to attend a school in the Shoreline District.
For those who are able to donate, NO food drive will happen this year. However, toy donations and $25 gift cards to Target, Fred Meyer, Amazon, or nearby fast food places are appreciated. Toys can be dropped off at any Shoreline Fire Department and both toys and gift cards can be dropped off at the Dale Turner YMCA. If you are interested in volunteering for the event, please email HolidayBaskets@shorelinepta.org
Winter Coat Drive Results
We collected over 70 coats to donate to The Works for Shoreline Students! Thank you to all who contributed to this successful event.
Students Voted! Your New Briarcrest Spiritwear is Here!
Nurse Susan has been working extra hard this year during covid. She spends countless hours responding to emails and helping us all know when it is safe to send our kids to school and the proper steps to follow when they are sick. She also goes to kids in their classrooms, instead of kids coming to her when they need to be seen. She has been doing an amazing job of helping keep us all healthy and safe. We have set up a kudos board where you can leave a special note of thanks for Nurse Susan. It is easy to add a quick message, picture, or even video to let her know how much we appreciate her. Kudosboard for Nurse Susan
Art Docent at Home - Design your own Mittens!
If you look closely you’ll see patterns everywhere! In nature, on buildings, and even on your clothes. Today we’re going to be textile designers. A textile designer's job is to use things like shapes and lines, often repeated, to create 2-dimensional art. These mini pieces of art are then put on fabric and turned into clothes! Let’s see what kind of interesting art you can come up with when you design your own mittens!
Want to Attend a PTA Meeting?
PTA Meeting zoom links will be sent to the email address used to sign up for membership. If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest, please enter your email address here by 6:00 pm on the day of the meeting. Zoom links will not be posted on the website or on Facebook.