WEEK 30: March 1 - March 7

3/2/2020 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!






pre-k lottery

Register for PK Lottery Online Now Through March 12th.


Visit https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/pre-k/ for more information!



Building penguin habitats in 1st grade!  Check out the rulers, scissors and pencils in their pockets to support their Engineering process.  The students chose to wear the lab coats and are diligently working to ensure habitats are created with a roof, floor and door!  Our STEM Tech Teacher, Ms. Black requires students journal the EDM Process and refer to it often as a resource for teaching and learning.  


We are excited to Document the rigorous learning to come! 





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 meeting

PTA Meeting Wednesday, March 4 at 6pm!


There will be a general PTA meeting this Wednesday at 6pm. We will vote in our nominating committee, who will help us find new officers for next year. We'll get updates on our budget and the exciting things that the PTA has been doing. See you in the library! 



 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!




Number/t-shirt pick-up will be available this Friday, March 6th in the cafeteria (3-5pm) as well as race morning starting at 7:30am.  We will be taking registration again at these times.


**We need your help to make this event a success.  PLEASE volunteer - 5k & Fun Run SignUp


See you this Saturday, March 7th at the start line!!


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

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







LHS Mary Poppins MATINEE tickets are still available 3/7-8, featuring Briarlake alumni Jeremy Mezoff, Sonia Barrios, Chris Rigby, Amy Nguyen, Hanna Baniassad, Jordan Lin, and Emmit Mansfield. Click below for tickets for shows 3/6-3/14.

Tucker, GA Mary Poppins Events | Eventbrite



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.



This year’s theme is “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers”. Students, families, and the community are challenged to search for books that provide mirrors (stories that reflect their own culture and help build identity) and windows (stories that offer a view into someone else’s experience and the range of possibilities in the world).


For our school-wide celebration this year at Briarlake we are inviting students and staff to dress up in attire that represents their culture and diversity. For example: Ms. Graham, the librarian, is from a small farming community and grew up around livestock. She also grew up participating in rodeos and winning a few competitions. Ms. Graham will be dressing up in her western wear on Read Across America Day to reflect this important part of her own culture.


Note to staff/community members: Do you have a special book or story that fits this year’s Read Across America theme? If you would like to volunteer to read this book aloud to a class on March 2 or you have more questions, please contact Ms. Graham, amanda_graham@dekalbschoolsga.org.


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