Upcoming PTA Sponsored Events and Important Dates
May 24 - Senior Graduation Reception
May 25 - General PTA Meeting and 4th Grade Talent Show
May 31 - 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony and Reception
June 1 - Brinker Bash
June 1 - Yearbook Signing Day
June 2 - Last Day of School - Early Release at 12:00 pm
2017-2018 PTA Chair Roles Still Open - Let Us Know Your Interest
2017-2018 School Supplies Form Live - Click HERE to Purchase
2017-2018 PTA Membership Form Live - Click HERE to Purchase
Order Clearance Spirit Wear NOW (details below)
Volunteers Needed - Workroom, Library and VIP Tutors - details below
If you want to Volunteer or access Order Forms, please click HERE.
CALLING ALL CLASS OF 2017 SENIORS
Wed May 24th 4:30-6:00 at Brinker Elementary
Calling all Seniors who attended Brinker Elementary! Take a walk down memory lane and visit with classmates and teachers.
Wear your college shirts!
Click HERE to see flyer.
PTA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING & 4th GRADE TALENT SHOW
Please join us on Thursday, May 25, for our last PTA General Membership Meeting of the year. The meeting will begin promptly at 12:30 pm in the Brinker Gym. Immediately following the meeting, parents and students will be treated to the annual Brinker 4th Grade Talent Show. Don't miss it!
5th GRADE RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Families are invited to attend the 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, May 31, from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the Brinker Gym. This is a special event in which the 5th grade students will wear their class t-shirts with light khaki or white pants, capris or skirts (no shorts please). Please join us for a reception outside by the flagpole immediately following the ceremony. Parents are welcome to begin arriving at 8:30 am through the side doors from the teacher parking lot.
Class schedule is as follows:
8:00am – 8:45am – Kindergarten
9:00am – 9:45am – First Graders
10:00am – 10:45am – 2nd Graders
11:00am – 11:45am – 5th Graders
12:00pm – 12:45pm – 4th Graders
1:00pm – 1:45pm – 3rd Graders
On Thursday, June 1, each grade will celebrate the school year with dancing and fun with our favorite DJ and a yummy frozen treat.
We have 3 volunteer shifts open and need at least 4 volunteers per shift to help.
Volunteer Times Needed:
7:50 am – 10:00 am
9:50 am – 12:00 pm
11:50 am – 2:00 pm
Please sign up at www.brinkerpta.org on the Orders/Volunteering tab. We appreciate your help in making this end of year celebration a success for our Brinker Bears!!!!
YEARBOOK SIGNING DAY
Pre-purchased yearbooks will be delivered to students early next week. Students bring their yearbooks back to school on Thursday, June 1, when they will be given time during the school day to sign one another's yearbooks. For those still wanting a yearbook for this school year, a limited number will be available for purchase on May 24, 25 and 26 outside of the school (more details to come next week).
PTA CHAIR POSITION OPENINGS FOR 2017-2018
Brinker PTA Needs You! Our volunteers are the heart of our school and without you our amazing PTA Programs cannot run. Please consider giving your time and energies to enrich the lives of our Brinker Bears!
- Community Partners Chair - Organize partnerships through local grocery and retail stores and schedule dining nights at local restaurants to drive fundraising
- Literary Enrichment Chair - Coordinate with librarian to promote enrichment activities including author visits, Bluebonnet and 2x2 Reading programs
- Young Rembrandts Chair - Coordinate this after-school art program with Young Rembrandts, including promoting in newsletters, communications with Brinker Staff of students involved and assisting with securing of parent volunteers
- Chess Enrichment Chair - Coordinate this after-school chess program with Plano West coach, including promoting in newsletters, communications with Brinker Staff of students involved and assisting with securing of parent volunteers
- Environmental Chair - Responsible for promotion and participation in environmental awareness programs including PTA’s EPA poster contest and Word Wide Wear bin
- Red Ribbon Week Chair - Plan Red Ribbon Week Activities with Brinker counselor
If you are interested in one of these PTA Chair positions, please email email@example.com.
2017-2018 SCHOOL SUPPLIESBrinker PTA provides parents the opportunity to pre-purchase school supply packs for students for the upcoming school year. These packs contain all of the items included on the teacher's supply list for your child's grade.
2017-2018 PTA MEMBERSHIP
PTA Membership is now open for the 2017-2018 school year online. We would love to have ALL of our parents join the PTA. Please remember that you do notneed to volunteer your time to be a member of the PTA - although we love our volunteers! We understand that some parents simply are unable to volunteer their time.
100% of the membership dues paid by parents are used to support programs for ALL of our Brinker students. Just a few of those programs and student benefits include:
- Tuesday Tunes program
- Teacher Appreciation Events
- Curriculum-based Programs such as Rhythm Path, Drum Fit program and theater productions
- Brinker Color Fun Run
- Brinker Marathon Kids Program
- Field Day
- Family Fall Picnic
- Class Field Trips
- Paid Author Visits
- And many more!
Purchasing a membership is easy and inexpensive. The cost for annual membership is $18.00 for a two-parent family and $11.50 for a single-parent family. We hope you will join our membership!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SPIRIT WEAR CLEARANCE - PURCHASE NOW
Spirit Wear Clearance Inventory is available to order by clicking HERE or log in to brinkerpta.org and find the order form under the Orders/Volunteering section. Sizes and quantities are limited so don't wait!
Order online anytime and your order will be delivered to your oldest child's classroom.
Hello amazing Brinker Elementary PTA Leaders,Your efforts have led to some amazing milestones and I wanted to take a moment to congratulate you!First, your PTA is one of 452 that earned the Head Start Award. Congratulations! By recruiting 75% of last year’s total membership, you are well on your way to having one voice for every child on your campus -- and the school year has just begun!The other milestone that you made possible is unprecedented -- Texas PTA membership growth in August. This is especially significant since we are in the midst of a legislative year and every member counts when we advocate to make every child’s potential a reality at the Capitol. School funding will once again be in jeopardy and we want to send a powerful message to Legislators.The Early Bird and many other membership awards are well within your reach. The next award deadline is September 30. PTAs must submit membership rosters and dues for at least 100% of the previous year’s total membership. I am confident that you won't stop until you have one member to represent every child on your campus. Visit http://www.txpta.org/my-pta/awards/ to learn about each opportunity and their deadlines.Your Head Start award emblem is a badge of honor we encourage you to showcase loud and proud! Share it in your PTA emails, on your social media channels and your PTA’s website. Notify your school district of the distinguished honor and keep in contact with them throughout the year.Wishing you continued success,Lisa HolbrookTexas PTA President
Estimados líderes de Brinker Elementary PTA,Sus esfuerzos obtuvieron resultados que superaron los requisitos para el Premio Head Start.En primer lugar, su PTA es uno de los 452 que ganaron el Premio Head Start. ¡Felicidades! Al reclutar 75% de membresía total del año pasado, usted está en camino de tener una voz para cada niño en su escuela y el año escolar acaba de comenzar.El otro resultado que usted ha hecho posible es un crecimiento de miembros de Texas PTA para el mes de agosto. Esta medida es particularmente importante ya que estamos en medio de un año legislativo y cada miembro cuenta cuando estamos abogando por hacer el potencial una realidad de todos los niños en el Capital. La financiación escolar estará de nuevo en peligro y queremos enviar un mensaje poderoso a todos los legisladores de Texas.La próxima fecha límite de premio es el 30 de septiembre, cada PTA debe presentar su lista de membrecía y cuotas para el 100% o más de membresía total del año anterior. Estoy seguro que no dejará hasta obtener un representante de cada niño en su escuela. Visita http://www.txpta.org/my-pta/awards/ para aprender acerca de cada oportunidad de premios para su PTA.Su emblema de premio Head Start es una medalla de honor. ¡Le animamos que demuestre su trabajo fuerte y orgulloso! Compártalo en su correo electrónico de PTA, en sus canales de comunicación sociales y la página web de su PTA. Informe a su distrito escolar del premio que ha recibido. Recuerde de mantener contacto con su distrito escolar durante todo el año.Les deseo un año exitoso,Lisa HolbrookPresidente de Texas PTA
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