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 - Click HERE to Donate

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS: 

Feb. 15 - General PTA Meeting - Voting for Nominating Committee

Feb. 15 - Spring Book Fair FAMILY NIGHT - Details Below

Feb. 19 - Student Holiday - School Closed

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

LAST CALL FOR YEARBOOK PHOTOS - Details Below

Mar. 23 - BRINKER COLOR RUN - REGISTER NOW to get a t-shirt

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GENERAL PTA MEETING THURSDAY FEBRUARY 15

A Brinker PTA General Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 pm in the Brinker Gym. On the Agenda is electing a Nominating Committee to propose a slate of PTA Officers for the 2018-19 school year.

The PTA Officers to be slated include President, 1st Vice President-Communications, 2nd Vice President-Volunteers, 3rd Vice President- Ways and Means, Secretary & Treasurer.

We need five (5) volunteers and two (2) alternates, who are Brinker PTA Members, to serve on the Nominating Committee. Time commitment is minimal (1-2 meetings) as determined by the Committee to review the candidates' qualifications submitted by the general PTA membership. Meetings should be held fairly quickly to determine a slate of candidates and to allow sufficient time for publication prior to the March election.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Nominating Committee, please plan on attending this General PTA Meeting.

We will also need 3-5 PTA member volunteers to serve as Tellers to count ballots and record the vote that day. If you would like to volunteer as a Teller, or if you have any questions, please contact parliamentarian@brinkerpta.org any time prior to the General PTA Meeting on February 15.

 

  

  SPRING BOOK FAIR FAMILY NIGHT

Come! Sit! Read! 

It’s time to dig up some purr-fect new books at our

“Paws for Books” Family Night TONIGHT

February 15th

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Bring the kids dressed in their favorite jammies, along with a stuffed animal as they enjoy their bedtime story with friends like Clifford the Dog, Geronimo Stilton and the Plano West football players. 

At family night, please consider bringing dog or cat CANNED food.  All donations will be delivered to the City of Plano Animal Shelter.  A collection area will be in the book fair hallway. 

 

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 42

1st grade must collect 400 Box Tops to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 333

2nd grade must collect 400 Box Tops to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 107

3rd grade must collect 500 Box Tops (3rd has more students) to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 283

4th grade must collect 500 Box Tops (4th has more students) to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 109

5th grade must collect 400 Box Tops to win EXTRA RECESS - currently at 89

Kinder through 5th Grade have collected almost 963 Box Tops which is almost $100 for Brinker PTA!

We are so proud of our students and their desire to help collect Box Tops.  One and a half weeks left...let's keep collecting! 

   

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!

    

 SAVE THE DATE: BRINKER COLOR RUN

 Brinker PTA is excited to announce that Brinker will be holding our 3rd Annual Color Fun Run for Brinker students on Friday, March 23rd from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. This event is designed to bring our Brinker Community together to have fun and promote healthy family lifestyles. Registration information to come soon, but for now mark your calendar for Brinker Color Fun Run on Friday March 23, 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Interested in joining the fun? Click HERE to register and HERE to volunteer.

      

  

 

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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