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News and Announcements

Important Phone Numbers

Elementary Office:      901-765-4613           
Office Hours: 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:      901-765-4601    
Office Hours 7:30 am - 3:30 pm  
EarlyCare Times: 7:00 am - 7:45 am
BriarCare Times: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm     


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!

Moms Bible Study-BCS moms bible study will meet in the Cox Room beginning January 12 through April 26 from 8:15-9:15. This study will be based on Priscilla Shirer's book Armor of God. The study guide will be $15. Please mail a check payable to Laura Bishop to 271 Mountainbrook Cove, Eads, TN 38028. Reservation and payment must be received by Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Email Laura Bishop at laurabishopmd@comcast.net or Stachia Cutchin at stachia30@comcast.net with questions or to reserve your spot.

Teddy Bear Tuesday-Our next service project will be held Tuesday, December 8. Students may bring stuffed animals and small toys to donate to the Salvation Army. Students may wear jeans and a Christmas shirt on Tuesday, December 8. A guest from the Salvation Army will be coming to chapel on Wednesday, December 2 to explain this service project to our students.

1/2 Day Briarcare Dates-Briarcare will be available on December 16-18. These are half-days of school. Little Saints- 1st grade will be dismissed at 11:45 and 2nd-5th grade will be dismissed at 12:00. Registration information will be coming home after the Thanksgiving break.

Holiday Briarcare Dates-Briarcare will be available December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and January 4.  Registration information will be coming home soon.  Please contact jbpotts@briarcrest.com for questions. 

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, December 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. 


Important Dates

Monday, December 7 - Christmas Program for 4th-5th grade 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 8 - Teddy Bear Tuesday
Thursday, December 10 - Christmas Program for 2nd-3rd grade 9:00 am
Thursday, December 17 - Christmas Program for Little Saints-1st grade 9:00 am
Thursday, December 17 - Christmas Parties for Little Saints-2nd grade 10:00 am
Friday, December 18 - Christmas Parties for 3rd-5th grade 11:00 am
Wed-Fri, December 16-18 - 1/2 days for all students (11:45 dismissal for LS-1st grade, 12:00 dismissal for 2nd-5th grade)
Tuesday, January 5 - Classes begin


School Uniforms

Click here for information on uniforms for elementary students. 

Click here for the 2015-2016 uniform price list.  


School Supplies

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.


Parent Handbook

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.

Tutorial Program

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.

Briarcrest Conservatory

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.











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6000 Briarcrest Avenue, Memphis, TN 38120
Phone: (901) 765-4600