WEEK 28: February 16 - February 22

2/17/2020 6:00 am


The PTA is looking for members who will serve on our nominating committee. The committee is elected volunteers who work as a team to help us find other members who are willing and able to serve in important positions for the 2020-2021 school year. Please contact us if you are willing to be a part of this important group!






congratulations honor chorus

Congratulations to Logan Bernard, Josiah Lee, Aiden MacGregor and Ruby Tankersley who were selected to perform in the DeKalb County Elementary Honors Chorus. They rehearsed with the best singers from other DeKalb elementary schools on Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8. The chorus gave an amazing concert at First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates to a standing room only group of parents, community members and dignitaries. Awesome job, Logan, Josiah, Aiden and Ruby!



2020-2021 student placement considerations

Briarlake teachers and administration are planning for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. If you have significant concerns that should be considered as class lists are developed, please submit this form by February 28, 2020.


briarlake concert

The next, greatest event in musical history is coming soon! 3rd Grade, 4th Grade and 5th Grade will perform in Concert, Tuesday, February 25 at 6:00 pm in the Briarlake cafeteria.  

It will be Awesome!


Come see our future superstars in this year's performance. Learning and performing this program has been our major class project for the past few weeks. Every student has been rehearsing and we want to make sure they get to be awesome with us. There is only one concert, so please make every effort to have every student there. If your student cannot attend, please send an email to Mr. Lee so we can adjust our plans. don_lee@dekalbschoolsga.org


On concert day, students should arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 and go to their classroom. They will come to the stage as a group. If you arrive before 5:30, please hold your student with you until 5:30. We will not wear any special outfits but will dress for a dress up occasion. The concert should last about 45 minutes. 3rd Grade performs first, then 4th Grade and 5th Grade.



 The parents of rising 6th graders will have a chance to tour Henderson Middle School at one of the three daytime parent tours.  Note, this is separate from the rising 6th grade orientation that students will attend.  Please see attached flyer for more information.



It's all about the in STEM! Art!


See the flyer to find out the particulars of this month's challenge. All submissions are due Friday, March 6 @ 6pm. Students who complete the challenge will have their names posted in the Blast and will receive a certificate and prizes. This is meant to be a challenge. Students simply need to try their best and learn something new in the process. 


pta day at the capitol

Register NOW for PTA Day at the Capitol

Join us for this over 40 year tradition of taking our advocacy for children to the Georgia Legislature!  On Tuesday, February 25, registration will open at 8:30AM at the Fulton County Government Center Assembly Hall. Our program will begin PROMPTLY at 9AM and will cover current legislation, navigating the Capitol, and the basics of advocacy. We will then walk up to the Capitol to advocate for Georgia's children.

This program will be appropriate for your middle and high school studentsand will be a great way for them to see civics in action.  Consider bringing them!

All registrations made before February 18 will include a boxed lunch.




The Briarlake Foundation's 2020 Leap Year Auction is coming!  


Briarcliff Woods Beach Club | Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 6-9 pm

The Briarlake Elementary Foundation is excited to announce this year's annual silent auction and fundraiser to be held on Leap Year Day, February 29th, 2020. 


We had a blast last year at our St. Patrick's Day-themed event. This year, use your extra day to fall down the rabbit hole and wander into Wonderland for the evening! 


More details to come, but we are collecting parent donations now!    


Do you own a business that provides an item or service that you would like to donate?  


Please use the Parent Donation form (found here) to let us know! 

Email the auction team with any questions or to volunteer to help.



Let's Jump Into Winter Break.


Are you sweatin' what to do with the kiddos over Winter Break?  Briarlake PTA's got you covered!  Come join us at Get Air Stone Mountain from 5-8PM  Thursday, February 13th  for a Spirit Night and we'll tire them out together. Plus, 20% of proceeds will be returned to the PTA with presentation of the flyer from the 2/7 Friday.



 It's time to run!  Our very own Briarlake 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday, March 7th.  Fun for all runners AND walkers of all ages.  We will be taking over the neighborhood starting at 8:30am.  Don't miss out on a fun day with friends and family!  Online registration is open and can sign up here.  Paper forms were also sent home this week.  Hope to see you at the start line!




Questions - Mami Fondu (mami.e.fondu@gmail.com)

Sponsorship Opportunities - Warren Fondu (chefondu@gmail.com)




Couldn't make the meeting? See the minutes and catch up on Cluster news. 


HEss academy summer camp

It's not too early to starting thinking about summer camps!  See the attached flyer for Hess Academy Summer Camps.  Book in January to receive a 15% discount!



Time to register! Introducing our NEW 2020 program, Elevate.


Camp Invention is a high-energy, hands-on STEM camp.


June 1-5, 2020 | https://www.invent.org/programs/camp-invention


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