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|Lower Elementary School Hours:
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|Upper Elementary School Hours:
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||7:00 am - 7:50 am
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Please mark your calendars for Grandparents' Day, Friday, March 28th. This will be a great time for your family members to see the new Fine Arts Center! After the program, grandparents will go to their grandchild’s classroom. If there is more than one grandchild, grandparents may go to each child’s classroom. It is our hope that each student will have a grandparent to attend this special day. A parent or special friend is welcome to attend if grandparents are not available.
Following classroom visits students may leave for a wonderful lunch and afternoon with their grandparents. STUDENTS SHOULD SIGN OUT WITH THEIR CLASSROOM TEACHER. Briarcare is available if students need to remain after early dismissal. Click here to download the Grandparents' Day Registration and Briarcare Forms
The Parent Handbook can be found on the Form Pages. Please refer to this handbook when necessary.
Theme for the Year
Our school-wide theme for the 2013-14 school year is “By Grace Through Faith.” Our school verse for this year is Ephesians 2: 8 (NIV):
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (NIV)
Students, your teachers will help you memorize this verse during the year and we will learn what it means to live a “grace-filled life!”
Elementary Wednesday Runners are available to download by going to the Upper Elementary Forms page by clicking here.
BRIARCREST CARES - Compassionate Arms Reaching Every Saint
If you would like to be a part of the Briarcrest CARES ministry, please go to the Forms page and download the flyer telling how you can be a volunteer for this important ministry to our Briarcrest family.
Sodexo Lunch Money
Parents - Please be aware of the new rules regarding overdrawn balances on your Sodexo account. A $5 fee will be assessed to your student's account each time they purchase food with a negative balance. Also, siblings may no longer "borrow" from each other's account.
Help Us Help Our School
Did you know there's an easy way to help us raise money for our school -- for books, band uniforms, reading programs and anything else that can use extra funding? It's called Take Charge of Education, and it's helping our school right now.
Here's how it works: Visit Target.com/tcoe or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate our school, then use your REDcard whenever you shop. When you use your REDcard, Target Credit Card, Target Debit Card or Target Visa Credit Card, Target will donate up to 1% of your purchases to the eligible K-12 school of your choice.
Learn more at Target.com/redcard or stop in a Target store to apply.
Grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors are all welcome to participate in the program. The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school.If you're already participating, thank you! Check out our school's progress anytime at Target.com/tcoe.
WBCS, "The Station by Kids for Kids" is Briarcrest's weekly in-house video production featuring the latest elementary school news brought to eager listeners by 5th Grade co-anchors. The program includes the pledges led by various classes, the morning announcements, and the weekly Brag Board. In addition to the AR Wall of Fame and photographs of classroom and schoo-wide events, WBCS delights students with the "Minute for Manners" segment, which provides timely answers to manners questions. WBCS also features "The Book Nook," where children review and rate books available for check-out in the elementary library.
Begun during the 2006-07 school year, WBCS is in its 6th season of keeping students informed and entertained, reminding them each week as the broadcast signs off that "It's always GREAT to be a Saint!"
Follow the link to view our weekly newscast: WBCS
Please remember to notify your child's teacher AND the school office if they will be absent or late to school. It is very important that your child be at school on time (8:05); however, we do realize that doctor and dentist appointments often cause them to check in late. Thank you for stressing to your child the importance of being at school and on time.
Field Trip Safety
During the school year, your child may take several field trips with his/her class. While these trips add an exciting culmination to a course of study or provide a new experience for your child, we want to be sure that all safety precautions are taken in transporting students to and from their destination. Briarcrest follows the state laws relative to children riding in vehicles on field trips.
Forty-seven states require booster seats for children who have outgrown their child safety seats but are still too small to use an adult seat belt safely. The only states lacking booster seat laws are Arizona, Florida and South Dakota. Tennessee law states that children between the ages of 4 and 8 (and under 4'9" in height must be placed in booster seats. We know that sometimes this is inconvenient for parents when booster seats are forgotten.Please help by reminding your child to bring a booster seat on field trip days.Your child's safety is of the utmost importance to your child's teacher and principal.
Do you need to know what is for lunch? •Access the BCS web site. •Go to Houston Levee Upper or Lower. •Click on "Menus" •Click first listing on Sodexo page. •Click on "Menu/Calendar" (left side of the page). •See the monthly menu.
BRIARCREST HAS A TUTORIAL PROGRAM!! Our program offers students academic assistance in core subjects, assists with homework, grade improvement and other needed areas. Any BCS student is eligible to participate. This is our fourth year to offer tutoring services to students in SK-Grade 12. Fees vary according to individual or group tutoring. Please contact your child's teacher before applying to this program. For further information, our Elementary Guidance Counselor Mrs. Eady can assist you at 765-6421.