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 22-23!
Dine-Out to Support the PTA!
We are excited to announce one last dine-out fundraiser this school
year...with Sodam Chicken (17551 15th Ave NE)! Sodam Chicken is
co-owned by a Briarcrest family, so we couldn't be more thrilled about
this new partnership.
On Tuesday, June 6th, Sodam Chicken will donate 20% of sales of their
tasty chicken (and other delicious dishes) to support our community.
If you visit the restaurant, bring this image/flyer or mention the
fundraiser at checkout. If you order online
(https://sodamchicken.menu11.com), use the digital coupon code
"SODAMFUND" at checkout.
Don't forget to post about the fundraiser on social media, order extra
for tomorrow's lunch, and invite family and friends. See you there!
Skate Night at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate
What: Roller Skating
Where: Lynnwood Bowl and Skate
6210 200th St Sw Lynnwood WA 98136
When: June 16th 5:00pm-7:00pm
Admission : $10 per skater - includes quads or inlines
No Drop offs allowed! Parents are asked to stay and encouraged to participate. (There is no outside food allowed in during this event)
Art Docent Greeting Card Fundraiser
You know those greeting cards we keep talking about?
Well, they’re here! View a digital gallery of each classroom’s student designed greeting cards available to purchase now and a limited supply at the upcoming Open House on April 13th.
Orders will include a pack of 10 cards plus envelopes for $15. All proceeds from this fundraiser go straight back to the art docent program to fund the projects we do each year.
To ensure we have enough stock we are offering an online pre-sale now through April 5th! Order online or please complete and return an order form on or before Wednesday April 5th so you don't miss out on these cute cards created by our students
Questions? Email Danielle at email@example.com.
Yearbooks Go On Sale April 1st!
It’s that time of year. Yearbooks will be on sale from April 1- April 14, so get your orders in for the 2022/2023 Briarcrest Yearbook. Price is $18. Be on the lookout for the order form which should be coming home soon. You can pay by cash or check to Briarcrest PTA or online at https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com. If your family would like a yearbook but are unable to buy one, please reach out to your teacher, Family Advocate Val Anker or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no guarantee yearbooks will be available later, so don’t miss out!
The Shoreline School District is facing a financial crisis and will be making significant cuts (possibly $18-19 million) to its budget for next year. These cuts will impact students and staff significantly. We encourage families to learn about this crisis and to get involved. Please read more detailed information from the PTSA about the budget crisis and action steps that can be taken here:
*We encourage you to attend one of these upcoming community information sessions with Superintendent Reyes to learn more about the budget crisis:
Tuesday, January 31, 7-8:00 pm, at Einstein Middle School Commons
Wednesday, February 1, 5-6:00 pm, at Kellogg Middle School Commons
Friday, February 10, 12:30-1:30 pm, on Zoom: https://ssd412-org.zoom.us/j/84030688699...
Wednesday, February 15, 6-7:00 pm, in the Shoreline Room, Shoreline Center (north end of the building)
Briarcrest Goes Green!
Briarcrest Elementary has recently kicked off a new waste reduction and recycling program as part of the King County Green Schools initiative! In just two short weeks, we have already seen a huge reduction in cafeteria food waste by over 50%! Our first goal is to sustain this inspiring waste reduction and implement self-sustaining ways for all students to independently navigate our system in the cafeteria. Students of all grades have been doing a great job being thoughtful about how to dispose of their food waste and are learning the categories of school waste management and what it means for disposing of their daily school or home lunch items.
We’ll continue to create learning opportunities for students and families to support our efforts and engage in this process over the coming months. Our next goal is to create a Briarcrest Green Team of school community members. The Briarcrest Green Team members may include students, teachers, custodians, administrators, or family/guardian or community volunteers.
Please encourage your student to participate and consider joining us as we look at how to share more information with our school community, create fun and meaningful projects at Briarcrest, and help us track and celebrate our new environmental practices and progress.
For more information on how to get involved or get your student involved, please contact Stephanie Pelz at email@example.com.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game!
Whether you're a lifelong Mariners fan or jumping on the bandwagon, all are welcome onSunday, April 2nd at 1:10pm for Briarcrest at a Mariners Game fundraiser to watch our beloved Ms take on the Cleveland Guardians. Tickets - at the 300 level - are $15 per person ($5 of each ticket donated to the PTA).
Ticket sales end Friday, February 17th so don't delay! Friends and extended families are always welcome.
Ticket purchase details: Make out checks to “Briarcrest PTA” – be sure to include your student(s) name and # of seats in the note field. Turn in clearly marked checks or cash with this form (also being sent home) to your student’s teacher or to the office.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Celebration of Cultures!
A Very Big Thank You!
Thank you all for your generous donations to our straight up fund! We exceeded our goal and brought in just over $26,000. This makes it possible to continue all the great programs we have been able to offer to families, like our science carnival, art docent program and back to school BBQ, just to name a few. These donations really help create a fun, educational environment that truly makes our school feel like a community, so thank you!
No matter how big or small your contribution was, it makes a difference.
Missed this round? We are always accepting donations here.
Class and Grade Directory
The Briarcrest PTA is committed to finding safe ways to connect the Briarcrest community! Please fill out this form to be included in your child's classroom and grade directory. The directory will be distributed to the class through your classroom representative at the email address provided.
Briarcrest Family Business Directory
To support our school community, the Briarcrest PTA has compiled these businesses owned by Briarcrest families.
Included businesses are not endorsed by the PTA; we have only collected and provided the information.
Help fill our Little Free Pantry!
Briarcrest PTA has adopted a Little Free Pantry! 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.
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