Fantastic Walk-a-Thon!

DSC00370 Friday was the perfect day for our Walk-a-Thon!  Our students were dedicated walkers and had a great time on the field.  Thank you so much to all of our fabulous volunteers!  We could not have done it without all of your help! DSC00388

Donations are due Wednesday, June 11th.  Don’t worry if you lost your collection envelope.  You can send your child’s donations in any envelope.  Just be sure to label it with your child’s name and the words “Walk-a-Thon” on it.  Together we can reach our goal!

Thank you so much for being such an awesome community to work with!

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The Walk-a-Thon is Friday, June 6th!

Looks like we will have another beautiful day for the Walk-a-Thon again this year!

The Walk-a-Thon is this Friday.  Kindergarten is from 9:40-10:10 and Grades 1-6 will walk from 1:15 to 2:30.  Our fundraising goal this year is $6,000 or about $12 per student.  The first $5,000 goes toward transportation costs for next year’s field trips.  The Student Leadership Team would like to use any additional funds to purchase new balls for various playground activities.  You can send in donation envelopes June 6-11.  Lost yours?  No worries, click here to get a blank form.W-a-TStudCollection

I did a test walk this morning and found out our lap is .13 miles long and took about 2 1/2 minutest to walk.  How many laps do you plan to walk this year?

For Friday, be sure to wear your walking shoes and put sunscreen on!

See you there!

Mrs. Wandler and Mrs. Ebisu

BC Summer Reading Online Registration Open!

We are having a summer reading program for Briarcrest students in Grades K-5. This is a voluntary program. Each student who applies for the program will check out 4 books from the Briarcrest Library in June (The week of June 10th) and keep them until you can come in for one of our Summer Reading Check Out times. This year, Summer Reading Check Out will be every Tuesday evening 6:30 – 7:30 beginning July 1st. Summer Readers are encouraged to come to as many check out times as they can to return/renew and check out new books (Limit: 4 books per student at any one time). Summer Readers should read and return their final books to Briarcrest in September when school starts.

All students who are registered for the BC Summer Reading program AND visit the BC Library during at least TWO check out times will be invited to the Summer Reading Pizza Party August 26th. Students can participate in this program and the King County Public Library Summer Reading Program at the same time. Research suggests that students who read during summer vacation retain or improve their reading skills.

All applications for this reading program will be due to the Briarcrest Library no later than Wednesday, June 4th. If you have any questions, please contact the library.

Click here to register your child for the Summer Reading program.

Movin’ Mondays

Dear Briarcrest Families,

Spring is here, and so are our Movin’ Mondays!  We would like to encourage our students to participate in our spring Walk to School days, after such a successful Walktober and Movin’ Mondays campaign last year.  I know it’s been switching back and forth between rain and sun, but our students are hardy Bulldogs – hopefully we’ll get lucky with some dry walking days.

Please register your child to walk, so that our Walking Captains can contact you to let you know of additional walking days.  To do so, click here:

We will have the same routes and Walking Captains as last fall.  To see the routes, starting points, times, and Captain contact information, please refer to the Walk to School Map.

Movin’ Mondays will be on May 12 and 19, and June 2.  The organized groups will be only to school; students should follow their normal go-home plan each day.

Students who walk on the designated Mondays will receive a foot charm for their backpack.

Happy Walking!

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Pizza Party!

Today Mrs. Shin and Mrs. Pitt’s class enjoyed the pizza party they earned from our Pennies for Patients coin drive.  They collected over $200!

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Thank you for supporting the BC library!

Thank you all so much for supporting our book fair last week!

Thanks to you…

  • 55 books were donated to classrooms
  • the library kept 43 books to add to the collection
  • over $100 in books were given to BC students
  • the library was able to keep some money to spend on future books and library programs

Also, a huge thank you to our volunteers: Monica Schippers, Mindy Vanden Berg, Rachelle Mitchell, Sarah Smith, Laura Drinkwine, Jammie Starr, Sara Lorimer, Shelley Anderson, Carolyn Lane, Tracy Henry, Janet Markwardt, Lindsay Cornelius, Nancy Fong, Judy Ding.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Happy reading!

Mrs. Wandler and Mrs. Loviska


The Book Fair is open!

IMG_2222 IMG_2223 IMG_2224As you can see this is a HUGE book fair!  There are so many great titles available, including all of this year’s award nominees for Children’s Choice, Young Reader’s Choice and Sasquatch.

I tried out the new Scholastic book fair app this morning.  The app will allow you to scan the cover of any book at the fair and find out the Lexile level, intended audience and a brief summary.  Slick!

For those of you who want to skip the crowds and lines, remember there is an online fair going on as well.

The Minecraft Handbook is currently not in stock.  However, you can purchase it at the book fair and we will order it for you.  Not sure how long that will take…but they are usually pretty quick!

Thank you for supporting the book fair and your BC Library!

Book Fair!

Our biggest book fair of the year is just around the corner (April 7-11)!  This is the biggest fund raiser of the year for our library.  Every purchase you make will help us buy more books and support fun library programs like Open Library Nights and Summer Reading.

If you are unable to make it in but would still like to browse or purchase books, online shopping is available here:

We still have plenty of volunteer opportunities available as well!  Please contact Mrs. Loviska.

See you at the book fair!

Mrs. Wandler and Mrs. Loviska

Math Olympiad

Our Briarcrest Brainiacs did so well at Math Olympiad!  We won 3rd place overall for having 33% of our eligible 4th-6th graders participating, and had 30 students win medals out of the 66 students attending.  That is absolutely fabulous.  We had 19 coaches/chaperones help with the program, which was directed this year by our fourth grade teacher, Stacey Neble.  Thanks and congratulations to all!IMG_1291