WEEK 29: February 23 - February 29
2/24/2020 6:00 am
HELP OUT YOUR SCHOOL
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!
Register for PK Lottery Online Now Through March 12th.
Visit https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/pre-k/ for more information!
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.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.
HMS PARENT TOURS
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.
THIRD ACADEMIC CHALLENGE
It's all about the A 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
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.
SAVE THE DATE!
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.
BRIARLAKE SPIRIT NIGHT
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.
BRIARLAKE 5K & 1 MILE FUN RUN
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 (email@example.com)
Sponsorship Opportunities - Warren Fondu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
mary poppins musical
WINDS IN THE EAST, MIST COMIN' IN, LIKE SOMETHING IS BREWIN', ABOUT TO BEGIN. . .
Families, kids, and teachers will all have a ball at the Mary Poppins Musical at Lakeside High School (with Briarlake alumni: Jeremy Mezoff, Sonia Barrios, Chris Rigby).
NEW THIS SEASON: Lakeside Theatre Company proudly introduces an INCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE Matinee on Saturday, March 7 at 2pm. An INCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE is a welcoming space for all people with or without neurodiverse needs. Wiggles, dancing, and distractions are expected in this judgement-free environment so that everyone may enjoy the shared experience of live theatre.
ALSO at each show, please enjoy our cash MARKET PLACE, where you can buy snacks and merchandise before and after the show, and at Intermission. And for MORE fun, we'll have free children's activities available. Snacks and merchandise range from $1.00 to $10.00 each (CASH ONLY). Activities are free.
TICKETS - Please select carefully. All seats are reserved. No refunds or exchanges. Premium Reserved - $15 Reserved - $12
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 7pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 2pm (Inclusive Performance)
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 2pm
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 7pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 7pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 7pm
DOORS OPEN 30 MINUTES BEFORE SHOW TIME
Please save the date for the next Lakeside cluster summit, March 3rd, 6:30-8pm, Henderson Mill Elementary school.
We will hear updates from Allyson Gevertz and Trenton Arnold, details about other agenda items will follow.