News and Announcements
Important Phone Numbers
||7:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Elementary School Hours:
| 2 year olds-1st grade:
||8:00 am - 3:00 pm
| 2nd grade-5th grade:
||8:00 am - 3:15 pm
|Elementary Athletic Office:
||7:30 am - 3:30 pm
||7:00 am - 7:45 am
||3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tues., April 26 - Thurs., April 28 - ERB testing for 3rd grade
Friday, April 29 - Grandparents Day (see below for times)
Tues., May 3 - Thurs., May 5 - ERB testing for 4th grade
Thursday, May 5 - National Day of Prayer
Tues., May 10 - Thurs., May 12 - ERB testing for 5th grade
Friday, May 13 - Field Day for 2nd-5th grade
Tuesday, May 17 - Book Swap
Friday, May 20 - SK Recognition 10:00 in Sparks Chapel
Friday, May 20 - Drop-off for the uniform sale 3:00-6:00 pm in the cafe
Saturday, May 21 - Used uniform sale 8:00-12:00 in the cafe
Wednesday, May 25 - Awards Day for 2nd-4th grade 8:30 in Sparks Chapel
Thursday, May 26 - 5th grade Recognition 8:30 in Sparks Chapel
Friday, May 27 - Last day of school & End-of-year parties
News and Upcoming Events
Annual Fund-Click here to see the latest annual fund video. Click here to donate now. Thank you for supporting BCS!
Field Trips-Click here for information regarding Tennessee's Child Restraint Laws. These guidelines must be followed in order for your child to attend a Briarcrest field trip.
Grandparents' Day-All grandparents are invited to a special celebration on Friday, March 27. It is our hope that each student will have a grandparent to attend this celebration. A parent or special friend is welcome to attend if grandparents are not available. If you have a grandchild in both age groups, the younger grandchild may stay in the classroom until your classroom visit with the older grandchild is over. 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. The schedule for Grandparents' Day is below:
8:30-9:00 Little Saints through 1st grade grandparents meet in Sparks Chapel
9:00-9:30 Visit Little Saints through 1st grade classrooms (Guides will be available to assist.)
10:00-10:30 2nd through 5th grade grandparents meet in Sparks Chapel
10:30-11:00 Visit 2nd through 5th grade classrooms (Guides will be available to assist.)
Field Day-Field Day for grades 2-5 will be held on Friday, May 13. The rain date is Monday, May 16. The events for grades 2-3 will begin at 9:00. The events for grades 4-5 will begin at 12:45.
A.C.T.(Adventures in Creative Thinking)-Our PLUS teacher, Lois Parker, is spending time in our 1st-5th grade classes to teach lessons in an "out of the box" way. She is promoting critical thinking in creative ways. Be sure to ask your child about it!
Project Based Learning-Our 3rd grade has enjoyed researching and making simple machines through a Project Based Learning lesson with Mrs. Hosse and their classroom teacher this week.
Everyday Heroes-Miss Gaines, our school counselor, has started a new “kindness campaign” for grades 3-5. The focus is on thinking before speaking and the hope is to recognize kindness in the school and motivate and inspire the kids to be "everyday heroes” to each other. We look forward to seeing our heroes around school!
Facebook News-Please visit our Facebook page "Briarcrest Houston Levee Elementary PTF" for pictures and updates.
PTF Meeting-Our next PTF meeting is Thursday, March 3 at 8:15 in the Cox Room. Please join us to learn about ways to serve and fellowship. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!
One-to-One Initiative-Beginning next school year, 2016-2017, our fifth grade students will have school issued MAC computers. The computers will be used daily to enhance our curriculum and student learning. Learning technological, research and project based skills is crucial in this technological age. Briarcrest is committed to providing strong academic teaching within the one-to-one initiative. You will hear more about this exciting addition to our curriculum in the near future.
Click here for information on uniforms for elementary students.
Click here for the 2015-2016 uniform price list.
Click here for the 2015-2016 school supply list for items not included in the student prepack.
Summer Reading & Math Packets
Click here for the 2015-2016 Summer Reading and Math Packet information for grades 2-5.
Click here for the 2015-2016 Parent Handbook or go to the forms tab. Please refer to this handbook when necessary.
Little Saints Handbook
Click here for the 2015-2016 Little Saints (2 year olds) Parent Handbook or go to the forms tab. Please refer to this handbook when necessary.
Theme for the Year
Again Jesus spoke to them saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:1
Please remember to notify your child's teacher AND the school office (765-4613) if they will be absent or late to school. It is very important that your child be at school on time; 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.
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 Miss Gaines can assist you at 765-4621.
The Conservatory of Fine Arts is committed to helping students who are interested or gifted in the Arts discover and develop those talents. The Conservatory serves students in kindergarten through high school, offering private music instruction in the areas of piano, voice, guitar and violin both during the school day and after school. Please go to the following website to read more information about the fees and policies.