Upcoming PTA Sponsored Events and Important Dates

   

2017-2018 PTA Membership Form Live - Click HERE to Purchase  

2017-2018 Watch D.O.G.S T-Shirts - Click HERE to Purchase

2017-2018 B.E.A.R.S. Campaign/Brinker Yard Sign - Click HERE to Donate

If you want to Volunteer or access all Order Forms, please click HERE.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

September 24-30 - National Box Tops for Education Week - Donate Box Tops

September 28 - Library Volunteer Training at 8:00 am in Library

October 2 - Fall Picture Day at School

October 4 - International Walk to School Day

October 5 - Community Partners Newk's Dining Night Out

V.I.P. Tutors, Library and Workroom Volunteers NEEDED - See below for details  

REMINDER: PTA Fall Family Picnic has been RESCHEDULED to April 13, 2018

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INTERNATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America  participate every October.  

Be sure to mark your calendars for October 4 and participate in the fun.  

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS NEWK'S DINING OUT EVENT

Come join us for our Community Partners Dining Night Out at Newk's on Thursday, October 5 from 4:00 - 9:00 pm.  Grab a late lunch, snack or dinner and give back to Brinker.  Please let your cashier know that you are there for Brinker Dining Out Spirit Night, and they will donate 15% of the proceeds back to Brinker. To view the flyer, please click HERE.   

 

 

BOX TOPS

The first-ever National Box Tops for Education Week is September 24th – September 30th, so join us in the celebration and earn cash for our school. Each Box Top you clip and submit is worth 10 cents, and they add up fast!

It's easy to participate! During that week just bring all your box tops from home and drop them in the collection box right outside the gym.

If each Brinker child were to simply clip 10 box tops, it would generate nearly $700 for our school. Imagine the possibilities! Thanks for your support! 

  

V.I.P. TUTORS

Our VIP Program is an awesome, fun way for parents, grandparents or community members, to volunteer and help our Brinker students directly. You commit half an hour a week to assist a student who needs a little extra support in math and/or reading, as well as boosting the student’s confidence in their academics. If you choose to sign up to volunteer, you will submit your available days and times you can be at Brinker to tutor during school hours. You will be paired with a student or may also select whether you prefer to work with the younger or older grades and if you prefer to tutor in reading or math.

You do not need to be a teacher or a former teacher to be able to tutor. The students’ teachers will provide you with the assignments and information for each tutoring session.  If interested, please e-mail viptutors@brinkerpta.org. There is a great need for tutors, especially during the second semester.

  

 

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Good Morning!  We are excited to let you know that the fall library volunteer schedule is now ready for you to sign up to volunteer. Volunteer timeslots cover 1-2 classes, and you would be helping to check-in/check-out and shelve books. It’s a great way to see your child at school! 

Library Training will take place on Thursday, September 28 at 8:00 am in the library.

You can sign up on by clicking HERE (log on required) to find the 2017-2018 Library Volunteer form. For any questions, please e-mail library@brinkerpta.org.

 

WORKROOM VOLUNTEERS

 One of the easy and flexible ways to volunteer at Brinker is in our Teacher Workroom. Every week, our teachers could use extra hands to help behind the scenes, preparing assignments and projects for their classes. Brinker volunteers can help by taking some of these additional tasks off of our teachers. The Teacher

Workroom is currently in need of more volunteers to keep up with the requests.  We need at least 4-5 volunteers each week to help our teachers with this work.

To volunteer for the Workroom, please click HERE (log in required) or email workroom@brinkerpta.org.

  

 

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2017-2018 B.E.A.R.S Campaign

DON’T DELAY…ORDER YOUR BRINKER YARD SIGN TODAY!

Do you know what the Brinker PTA’s B.E.A.R.S. Campaign is? Do you want a 2017-2018 Brinker yard sign to show your school spirit?   If you want a yard sign, you must donate before October 13th. 

B.E.A.R.S (Benefactors for Educators, Academic Resources and Students) is Brinker PTA’s primary fundraiser which provides our students and teachers with activities, programs, and resources to enrich their school year. B.E.A.R.S. means no stressful door to door selling of cookies, candles, and popcorn. No donation is too small.  Donations can be made in any amount. 

With a donation of $100 or more, your family will receive a Brinker Yard Sign.  A donation of $250 or more, you will receive a yard sign and 5 books will be donated to the Brinker Library in your family's name. 

Please click HERE to make your donation.  Don't forget to check with your company's HR department to see if they offer corporate matching. We will be happy to help provide any needed school information.

B.E.A.R.S. is a simple way for you to support our students and teachers.

Please contact Anita Dewers with questions at waysandmeans@brinkerpta.org.

   

     

TUESDAY TUNES 

Each Tuesday morning, a Brinker student performs their musical instrument in the lobby as students enter the school.  Following their performance, the student will be introduced and recognized on the "Good Morning Brinker" broadcastAny Brinker student who has had two years of formal musical training is invited to perform.  Each student can perform once a year; however, if your student wants to courageously start the season for us this September, you will receive a bonus second performance later in the year. 

Please click HERE to sign up (requires login ID and password).  For more information, email tuesdaytunes@brinkerpta.org.

 

2017-2018 PTA MEMBERSHIP - WE NEED YOU!

Are you looking for ways to give your child a rich and rewarding experience at Brinker? Join the PTA! Each year, the PTA sponsors and organizes numerous activities to provide our students with fun and exciting learning experiences. And while we love parent volunteers, you are not required to volunteer time as a member of the PTA. But your membership dues do help to provide the following PTA sponsored events for our students and Brinker community. Here are just some of the many activities of the Brinker PTA:

  • Author visits by award-winning writers
  • High Tech High Touch and other "in-class" science field trips
  • Heroes in History visits
  • Purchase of School Supply Agendas for all students
  • Cultural Diversity Day
  • SAGE - Experience the Awareness program
  • Field Day
  • End of year Brinker Bash
  • Drum Fit Physical Education Program
  • Tuesday Tunes
  • After-school Chess Enrichment
  • After-school Enrichment Classes
  • Fulfilling teacher wishlists to meet classroom needs
  • Fall Family Picnic
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation Events throughout the year
  • Kindergarten Reading Buddies
  • VIP Tutoring Program

With so many activities to enrich the educational experience of all of our students, we need the participation of all of our parents. Two Parent Family Memberships are $18.00 and Single Parent Family Memberships are only $11.50.

To become a member of this year's PTA, click HERE. For questions, please e-mail us at membership@brinkerpta.org.

 

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Are you new to Brinker? Are you interested in learning about our ongoing activities at school? The primary way that the Brinker PTA shares information about our organization and activities is through electronic communication.  If you will be a Brinker Bear family in 2017-2018 or a community member interested in our PTA news and events, we invite you to subscribe now to our Bear Facts Newsletters if you are not currently receiving them!

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