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
Do You Have A Future RoadRunner?
It’s time for registration for those NEW to Briargrove and are not currently registered. Here are the livelinks:
April 16-30th http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0B44AAAC22A31-spring1
In order to complete your child’s registration within the allotted time, please arrive at your appointment with all registration forms completed and with clear copies of all required documents.
Registration packets containing all necessary forms to be completed may be picked up at the front office. It is highly recommended that you stop by the school to pick up a registration packet a few days before your scheduled appointment to allow enough time for you to complete the forms and gather the necessary documents that you will need to bring with you. Included in each packet are:
Requirements for Registration
New Students Enrolling in Briargrove
Texas Public School Student/Staff Ethnicity
Home Language Survey
Request For Food Allergy Information
Uniform and Dress Code Policy
2014-2015 Academic Calendar
If you are unable to make your appointment, please reschedule on SignUp Genius as soon as possible. If you are late to your appointment, you will have to reschedule. If you do not have proof of an address in our attendance zone at the time of registration, 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.
Briargrove Dad’s Club – 2nd Annual Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament: THIS THURSDAY
Apr 17, 2014 (Thu), 7:30pm to 11:30pm
1050 N. Post Oak Blvd., Suite 250
Dads you are invited to come out and enjoy a night of Poker and drinks at the 2nd Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament to support the Briargrove Dad’s club. Your donation of $100 includes poker and food. Bring your own preferred drink of choice.
Arrive around 7:30PM and poker will begin promptly at 8:00PM. Prizes will be awarded to the top players.
There will be several opportunities to buy back into the tournament if you make an early exit. Anyone not able to pre-register will be able to pay at the door via cash or check payable to Briargrove PTO.
Seating is limited so reserve your seat in advance so purchase your tickets online. Click HERE.
- 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.