Dear Briarcrest families,
I would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year! It is always so great to have our students return from the summer. We have had a wonderful (and busy) start to the school year, filled with making new friends and reuniting with old ones. I would especially like to welcome our new students and families – it is so nice to have new Bulldogs at our school!
Our Curriculum Night will be Tuesday, September 23rd, from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for families to meet again with their child’s teacher and learn about our classroom plans for the year. Child care will be provided that evening in the form of a movie, with a suggested donation of $2 per child.
This Friday, September 19th, we will have a team of Microsoft Volunteers visiting our school from 9:30 – 3:00 as part of United Way’s Day of Caring. They will be working on our garden beds, helping us spruce them up and preparing them for the fall/winter. Families/community members are welcome to join in their efforts; we often have students pitch in and help, too!
Please take note of our drop off/pick up diagram for the parking lot on the following pages. It is by far the safest and most efficient way we have of having our students arrive or depart by car. Please do not park along 158th in any areas that block traffic, the fire hydrant, or make it difficult for other cars to see our patrols or pedestrians. On a similar note, families walking their dogs to school need to keep them off of school property. Shoreline is an animal-free district due to some unfortunate incidents wherein animals became overwhelmed by our children, resulting in bites. Keeping our students safe is of the utmost importance!
Nurse Gary and I will be working on our annual immunization campaign for the next two weeks, which mostly concerns kindergarteners, 6th graders, and students who are new to the school/state. All of those students need to have their immunizations updated by October 1; past that date, students missing immunizations are not allowed to attend public schools in the State of Washington.
Thank you for all of your support, and here’s to a great year!
Jonathan Nessan – Briarcrest Principal