Dear Briones families, we are looking forward to seeing all of you for our annual International Fair on Sunday March 24 from 1 to 4PM. We have lots in store for you!
Come and celebrate the diversity that makes Juana Briones so special! Host a table about your country, make a dish for our delicious international potluck, or participate in the international costume parade. This is an opportunity to share your culture with everyone in the school and learn about other cultures from around the world.
In addition to the food and the country tables, we are hoping many students and parents will sign up for the international costume parade and performance! Parents and children are welcome to perform!
We will also be celebrating the Indian festival of Holi starting at 3:30PM. Everyone participating in the Holi festivities will play with dry food-grade colors and will need a change of clothes and you will need towels to cover your vehicle seats on your way home. Everyone participating will also need to shower at home afterwards.
We have wonderful news on the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) front. Thanks to your kind donations to the PTA, we are piloting several SEL programs at our school this year.
Why SEL? Studies have shown SEL can positively impact social behaviors and attitudes, teamwork skills and academic performance. Studies also have shown that students exposed to SEL “have fewer conduct problems, less emotional distress and lower drug use among other benefits.” Check out the CASEL website for more information.
Jen Baker, our school counselor, will be piloting the Kimochis SEL Curriculum in K-2nd this year.
April McCandless (2nd grade), Julia Hughes (2nd grade) and Sarah Noonan (3rd grade) will be piloting the Growing Early Mindsets (GEM) curriculum this year.
Tom Culbertson (4th grade) and Jaclyn Petty (4th grade) will be piloting the award-winning Brainology curriculum this year as well. This is a growth mindset curriculum based on the pioneering work of Carol Dweck.
To learn more about Growth Mindset, please check out these parent education materials.
This is all in addition to Responsive Classroom and Project Cornerstone, programs that have been and continue to be supported by the school and district.
It is so exciting and it is all thanks to you, our wonderful parents, PTA, teachers, and principal.
For parent resources, check out this guide to learn more.
Come Join the Fun at Winter Lodge!
Friday, March 8th
5:30 – 7:30 PM
Come get a taste of winter on the ice for this very popular, Family Ice Skating night.
Bundle up for fun on or off the ice with ice skating
($20 includes skate rental, no tickets needed if not skating),
pizza ($2 per slice), bake sale, complimentary hot chocolate,
plus Arts & Crafts (new this year!).
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW
We need your help!
If you are interested in baking or volunteering, sign up here:
HURRY! PRE-ORDER closes on March 6th!
Save the Date: March 9, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM – Midnight!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.
Come as a flapper or come as you are,
Dress as a gangster or silent screen star.
It’s going to be fun – no matter the dress,
Just bring yourself, we’ll take care of the rest!
Get dolled up in your swankiest 20’s or black tie attire and join us for a roaring good time! Live Jazz Band, Cocktails, Heavy Hors-de-Hovers, and Briones Alumni. Adults Only Affair.
$75.00 per person, includes two complimentary cocktails, heavy appetizers, and dancing to a LIVE BAND!
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. Get them before they’re gone!
JUANA BRIONES LASER TAG & ROUND TABLE PIZZA RESTAURANT NIGHT
WHO: All current Juana Briones Teachers, Students and Families! Recommended age is 7+
WHEN: December 5th (5:00 PM – 9:00 PM)
WHERE: Laser Quest on Capital Expressway, San Jose & Round Table Pizza
WHAT: Buy a ticket for $10.00, per person -OR- $30.00 per family. Play laser tag for the whole evening (in one hour time slots). Coordinate with your friends and teachers and sign-up for as many one hour time slots as you would like to play. Spots are limited to the first 100 people per hour to sign up. Time slots are as follows: (5:00 – 6:00) (6:00 – 7:00) (7:00 – 8:00) (8:00 – 9:00).
HOW DOES THIS WORK?
STEP ONE: Sign up for as many time slots as you and your friends would like to play that evening. ONE HOUR SLOTS SIGN UP HERE
STEP TWO: Pay $10.00 per person (or $30.00 per family), for the evening of laser tag on the JUANA BRIONES 3DCART STORE!
ROUND TABLE PIZZA: Round Table Pizza (a few doors down from Laser Quest) will be sponsoring a Juana Briones Restaurant Night that evening, from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM, with 15% of proceeds going to the PTA.