Welcome to the Briargrove Elementary School PTO Website
Dear Briargrove Parents,
When a child walks into a new elementary school on the first day, she or he is filled with anticipation, trepidation and lots of excitement. What can she or he expect? What will Briargrove Elementary be like? Our first mission is to welcome that child into a warm, nurturing community, to make explicit that elementary school is a wonderful adventure and each child a special participant. We have an important responsibility—to identify and build upon common values, to make a family out of a group. In Elementary School, new academic and social skills develop that will unlock the world. By providing experiences that engage imagination and curiosity, we build self-reliance and confidence. When children are authentically involved in the learning process they are motivated, persistent, industrious and enthusiastic. We build habits of mind and love of learning through work in literature, writing, math, science, the arts and the study of a new language. Each child has much to contribute and much to learn. What an exhilarating journey!
I look forward to joining with you on this wonderful adventure that is just around the corner. School tours are scheduled for every Friday at 9am. Come see what we are about. Welcome to Briargrove!
- A message from Principal Hinds
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We will have registration for the 2014-15 school year April 1-30, by appointment only. You may go to our website at www. houstonisd.org/briargrovees and sign up for an appointment on SignUp Genius, which will go live on March 24. At that same website you can download our registration packet. In this packet, a detailed list of documents needed to register and immunizations required is included. If you do not have proof of an address in our attendance zone at that time, our next registration will be in early June. Registration will also be held during the two weeks before school starts on August 26.
If you have any questions or need anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact us: 713-917-3600.
Safety is a top priority. Enhancements to the campus security have been installed in the past months. Scanners were added to all exterior access doors for faculty and staff. A set of shatter proof doors were added to separate the front entry (under the Hug Zone) from the rest of the school. After checking in at the front desk, you will be buzzed through for admittance to the school hallway. Please respect the rule that ALL visitors are REQUIRED to enter through the front doors. Also, make stranger danger a topic of conversation with your children. Here is a link to the National Crime Prevention website to guide your talk.
Briargrove’s Parent Patio is the designated space on our campus for a parent and their student to enjoy lunch during the school day. In order to ensure the safety and security of all students, we ask that you adhere to these policies as we are unable to accommodate dining in any other area of our building. Please make a habit of checking the weather report for rain, extreme heat, or extreme cold before you make plans to eat with your student. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation with this matter as we are trying to grow leaders and learners at all levels.
Is volunteering at school on your list? In the coming weeks we will be looking for help in the library. We are thrilled to welcome Jess Wordyn as our school librarian. Mrs. Worden has big plans and will need extra hands to inventory and books. This is the hub of our school and reading is a top priority. Contact Mrs. Worden if you would like to be included in the Library Volunteer Club: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enthusiasm and team work is at an all time high at our school. Thank you for all that you do to ensure the success of each child at Briargrove Elementary. We are all set for an incredible year!
FAMILY GIVING CAMPAIGN
THANK YOU TO OUR FOLLOWING FAMILY GIVING CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS
Newton Family, BP Foundation, Harper Family, Anonymous, McMackin Family, Andrew Family, Knolle Family, Po Family, Martin Family, Maki Family, Blume Family, Luman Family, Cochran Family, Peters-Bell Family, Rosenblum Family, DeJarnette Family, Morr Family
McConn Family, Zarr Family, Ball Family, Palafox Family, Eknoyan Family, Lara Family, Richardson Family, Tsang-Kao Family, Gill Family, El Fady Family, Buck Family, Fisher Family, Kinney Family
Esquivel Family, Butler Family, Farinola Family, Devine Family, Wynne Family, Bullion Family, Sharafeldin Family, Burrow Family, Kidd Family, Landry Family, Condit Family, Ruiz Family, Lieberman Family
Green and White Club
Bohsali Family, Riley Family, Vu Family, Apache Corporation, BP Fabric of America Fund, Quigley Family, Rapalo Family, Droullier Family, Khan Family, Talluri Family, Cortez Family, Sweeney Family, Yi Family, Boerne Family, Clark Family, Cypher Family, McWherter Family
The Family Giving Campaign kicked off in October and is going strong, but we still need your support! IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GIVE!! Click on the red “DONATE NOW” link below. Briargrove is “Growing Learners & Leaders” and we cannot do it without you! Every amount counts!
Mark your calendars:
April 9th, Wednesday: Early dismissal at 12:30.
- Review the Volunteer Opportunities then fill out the Volunteer Interest form so you can be contacted asap.
- Order a BG Spirit Shirt from the online school store (or you may pay cash at the front desk) for your child to wear each Friday.
- Like Us on the Briargrove Elementary PTO Facebook page to stay current on timely information. And,or follow us on Twitter at Briargrove Elementary PTO.
- Donate new or gently used uniforms at the front desk for the Uniform Depot. You may also pick up clothes there for wear this year.
Click on this LINK for a fabulous video by Tony Wagoner, the Harvard Education Specialist, speaking about his teaching philosophy and how it relates to innovation. As a follow up, HERE is an article by Thomas Friedman about the importance of raising inquirers who can shape their own careers for the future.
This is the direction Principal Hinds is steering our school. Great things are on the horizon!
Also, the ONLINE SCHOOL STORE is open for business. You can purchase the BG white spirit shirts, sweatshirts, and fleece jackets as well purchase event tickets and make donations. Click on the Support BG tab above to find the store.