Programs and Student Events
Performing Arts - The PTA provides arts program enhancements though various events through out the school year. We have brought music and drama performances to our school, Artist workshops and demonstrations, as well as provided for a variety of field trips to local venues so that our Brinker Bears can experience all that our art community has to offer! For more information on Arts in Education enrichment, please contact our Curriculum Based Programs Chair.
Reading Enrichment- The Brinker PTA encourages our students development of the love of reading. We do this through support of the 2x2 and Bluebonnet reading programs as well as finding great children's Authors to visit our school. We also support our kindergarten Reading buddies program, that helps our littlest bears develop their reading abilities. For more information on these enrichment programs, please contact our Literary Enrichment Chair.
Chess Enrichment - Why play chess? It's a game for people of all ages that develops logical thinking, promotes creativity and independence, and chess is fun! These after school enrichment classes runs for 8 weeks and culminates with a Brinker Chess Club tournament. Instruction is customized to each student, so all skill levels are welcome. Classes are taught by Mr. Bobby Hillman, a teacher at Plano West Senior High and USCF-certified chess coach. For questions, please email our Chess Club Chair.
Reflections - Reflections is a national arts program sponsored by the National PTA. Students have the opportunity to submit entries in six categories: dance choreography, film/video production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. For more details on the Reflections program and how to enter, please contact our Reflections Chair.
Tuesday Tunes - Each Tuesday morning, a Brinker student plays a musical instrument in the lobby as the students enter the school. Any Brinker student who has been playing an instrument for at least two years is invited to perform. For more information, please contact our Tuesday Tunes Chair.
Community Outreach - Brinker PTA selects special projects that help teach our students how they can impact the community. By partaking in activities that benefit the public or its institutions, our PTA is actively engaging our students in serving as leaders of our community. For information about our current outreach projects, please contact our Programs Chair.
Cultural Diversity Event - Brinker celebrates the diversity represented within our school and local community. We do this though two different events. our Cultural Diversity event educates and celebrates the many cultures around the world, many of which our represented in our Brinker community. Our SAGE event, provides inclusion awareness by letting our students experience everyday life activities through the eyes of students with special needs and different abilities. For more information about these events, please contact our Cultural Diversity/SAGE Chair.
Healthy Lifestyles - Brinker PTA encourages healthy lifestyles by introducing education opportunities and programs that focus on health and wellness. These activities include school assemblies, PE program enhancements, drug awareness events and parent learning opportunities. For information on our current health and wellness programs, please contact our Healthy Lifestyles Chair.