Upcoming PTA Sponsored Events and Important Dates

   

2017-2018 Year Book - Click HERE to Purchase

2017-2018 Color Run Registration - Click HERE to Register

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 - Click HERE to Donate

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Feb. 23 - LAST DAY to Turn in Box Tops - Collect Now!

Feb. 23 - Drum Fit Sessions for ALL Students

Mar. 1 - PTA Executive Board Nomination Forms Due - Details Below

Mar. 8 - Brinker Open House 6:00 -7:00 pm

March 9 - Bluebonnets and 2x2 Reading Logs Due

Mar. 23 - Brinker Color Run - REGISTER by Friday, 2/23 to get a t-shirt

LAST CALL for Yearbook Photos - Details Below

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SPRING BOX TOPS GRADE LEVEL CONTEST

Who is ready to start collecting? 

Which grade will be the Spring Box Tops Champion?

It’s the Brinker Box Tops Contest!

January 22nd - February 23rd

Collecting Box Tops is a fun and easy way to raise money for Brinker and to win EXTRA RECESS MINUTES!  For every Box Top we collect Brinker earns $.10.  Parents please send your kids to school with their Box Tops beginning Monday, January 22nd.  Each grade will have a collection box in their grade level area.

Each grade that collects the below amount of Box Tops wins 15 EXTRA RECESS MINUTES.

Kindergarten must collect 400 Box Tops to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 78

1st grade must collect 400 Box Tops to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 403

2nd grade must collect 400 Box Tops to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 301

3rd grade must collect 500 Box Tops (3rd has more students) to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 288

4th grade must collect 500 Box Tops (4th has more students) to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 174

5th grade must collect 400 Box Tops to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 97

Kinder through 5th Grade have collected 1384 Box Tops which is $138 for Brinker PTA!

Congrats to 1st grade for exceeding their Box Tops goal!!!

We are so proud of our students and their desire to help collect Box Tops.  The contest ends this Friday, 2/23...let's keep collecting!  Thanks to all who participated!

   

 

NOMINATE YOUR PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD

Election is on March 21st!

The following volunteers were elected to serve on the PTA Nominating Committee:

  • Nominating Chair - Julie Chisum

  • Paul Campbell

  • Kristi Lee

  • Nelsy Mele

  • Marina Kovoor

  • Nicole Post (alternate)

  • Manjari Golagani (alternate)

If you would like to make a nomination for the 2018-2019 Executive Board, the Nomination Forms are available on the desk in the front office or click HERE to print the form.

You may nominate yourself or make a recommendation of someone else. The following positions are open for nomination:

  • President

  • 1st VP – Communications

  • 2nd VP – Volunteers

  • 3rd VP – Ways & Means

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

Forms must be completed and submitted to Kim Fischer, Parliamentarian, by the end of the school day, March 1, 2018. They may be dropped off at the front office Drop Box or emailed any time prior to the deadline. The Nominating Committee will present their recommended slate of officers at the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm. Election of these officers will be held at that time.

 

BRINKER OPEN HOUSE

Please mark your calendars for Open House on Thursday, March 8 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  This is a great event to come see your child's classroom work and enjoy seeing teachers and friends.  The whole family is invited to this "come and go" event

 

 

BLUEBONNETS AND 2X2 READING LOGS DUE

Remind your students to keep reading books from the Texas 2x2 Reading List and Texas Bluebonnet Awards.  These award-winning books can be found at our local public libraries. Click on the links below for each reading list:
 
In support of these Texas reading programs and the extra efforts of our Brinker students, Brinker PTA recognizes 3rd-5th grade students who read at least 10 books from the Bluebonnet list and Kindergarten–2nd grade students who read at least 15 books from the 2x2 list. The students who read the books and turn in their reading logs by the March 9th deadline will be invited to attend a celebration in the spring.

A reading log was provided to your child by the librarian at the beginning of the year and can also be found at the links above. If interested, have your child read the books on the reading list and keep track on the reading log and turn in their log by March 9th. Happy Reading!

Contact  our Literary Enrichment Chair if you have any questions literarysupport@brinkerpta.org

 

 BRINKER COLOR FUN RUN

March 23, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:00 pm

REGISTER for the 3RD ANNUAL BRINKER COLOR FUN RUN NOW!

The Brinker Color Fun Run is an untimed run where Brinker students are dusted in different colors at stations around the lap course.  The event is all about students running, walking or even skipping while family members and Brinker community cheer them on! 

Please note students will not be collecting donations for laps, but there is an option to sponsor your student's run through the Color Run Sponsor Collection field below the Color Run Registration Fee if you choose to do so - this donation will go toward supporting Brinker PTA's Programs enriching and enhancing students' educational experience and their healthy lifestyles.

Click HERE to register to secure your t-shirt as they will only be available until February 26th and click HERE to volunteer.

We hope you and your family can join us for this fun family event!

 

 

YEARBOOK PHOTOS LAST CALL!

We are working feverishly over the next few weeks to complete the design of the yearbook.  If you have photos you would like to submit, please email yearbook@brinkerpta.org or download and use the ImageShare app.  Project ID is 811826.  No pin.   

And if you have a LOT of photos you would like to share, please contact Nanditha at yearbook@brinkerpta.org and she will be happy to setup a google drive for you to upload your pics.

PLEASE list event and grade. 

Thank YOU!

          

  

 

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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