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
Have a safe and wonderful summer. Check in on our Briargrove Elementary PTO Facebook page as well as the Briargrove Elementary School website to stay informed through the next few months. Please make reading a daily priority in your home. See you in August!
ORDER SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR
BRIARGROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2014-2015 SCHOOL SUPPLY SALE
Order Securely Online
Starting Today thru June 25th
1. Go to www.epipacks.com
2. Enter the school ID: BRI026 *** Please note the that is a zero before 26****
3. Follow the directions or steps to complete your order
4. Print your online confirmation as your receipt.
Sales tax will be added at check out.
OR CASH ONLY
Order by returning the order form (found at Briargrove’s front desk) along with your cash payment by: June25, 2014.
School supplies will be in student’s classroom on the first day of school.
- 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.