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PJs and Movie Night / General Meeting

Friday, September 20
Doors Open 6:00 PM
Movie Starts 6:15 PM

This is a FREE MOVIE NIGHT for children while parents attend the PTA General Membership Meeting. We will be screening Dumbo (2019, rated PG). The PTA will offer popcorn and lemonade at no charge; slices of pizza sold for $1. For best enjoyment, bring your blankets, pillows, and stuffies to get cozy!

If you plan to purchase pizza, please RSVP so we can get a headcount; sign up can be found in UpToUs under PJs & Movie Night.

While kids enjoy the movie, the PTA will be presenting the 2019-2020 budget for a vote by the membership and providing updates on a number of financial, educational, and community initiatives planned for this year.

Remember, you need to be a PTA member to vote, and we want EVERY Briones family to have a voice! If you haven’t become a member yet, you can sign up online right now. It’s quick, easy, and will help support critical educational programs that impact ALL students, including classroom supplies, enrichment assemblies, and field trip transportation. (Learn more here.)

Order now for Ice Cream Social!

The Ice Cream Social is a kid favorite! An evening with pizza, ice cream, and friends is just the right way to get back into the swing of the school year.

This year, the Ice Cream Social will be held on
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Buying tickets in advance is highly recommended, and you can now purchase online! The cost is just $6 per person, and includes both pizza and an ice cream sundae with all the toppings. (This a community-building event, not a fundraiser — the ticket price is only to help cover some of the food costs.)

Option 1: Order at our online store. (Credit cards and Paypal accepted.)

Option 2: Pay with cash or check. Please print and submit this form with cash or check to the office by Tuesday, September 10th. (If paying by check, please make out to JBPTA.)

Please contact Lama Rimawi at with questions or to volunteer.

Sponsored by JBPTA

Reminders on PTA Membership and PiE

PTA General Membership Meeting.  Tuesday, August 27th, from 7:00 – 9:00 in Room 12.  Meet your PTA Board and find out what they have planned for the year.   NOT a movie night (childcare NOT provided).  Please click here for the proposed Agenda:  AGENDA

PTA Executive Meeting.  Our first meeting was held on August 16th.  Please click here for the PRESS RELEASE from the meeting.

PTA Membership Campaign.  Make your voice heard!  Joining the PTA is like registering to vote.  PTA works closely with teachers and the principal to organize and financially support community building activities, science enrichment programs, field trips, theatre productions, school supplies, musical instruments, playground toys, teacher grants, etc. Membership is only $10 per adult.  Click Here:  One Check Form.  Don’t forget to submit to your Company for corporate matching:  Corporate Matching Form

Double your PiE Donation – Now thru Sept 3rd.  The PiE 2019-2020 fundraising campaign is happening now.  Your support makes a huge difference to our school community.  PiE funds go to every PAUSD school and help principals to staff programs that deliver a well-rounded education.  PiE’s funding provides enrichment and support in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), the Arts, and Wellness and Support.  PiE-funded staff make a positive impact on our kids every day.  Double your impact:  Between now and Sept 3rd, gifts and pledges will be matched by a $500,000 Back-To-School Challenge Grant.  Please donate today at

Back to School Events 2019


When: Wednesday, August 14th, 8:30AM-10:00AM

Where: Outside Principal’s Office

After dropping your child off on the first day of school, please plan to stay and have a cup of coffee and some pastries with us. The Principal will be giving a welcoming speech and PTA representatives will be there to answer any questions.


When: Friday, August 16th

Where: Friday Folders

Back to School Packets will be sent home on Friday, August 16th, in your child’s Friday Folder. All the important information you need for the school year will be included in the packet. We will also put the information online. 


When: Tuesday, August 20th, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Where: Your child’s classroom

August 20th is Parent Night. By this time, you would have heard all about your child’s new class. Now it’s time to meet their teacher and learn more about the school year. Parents of children in grades K – 2 may visit their children’s teachers and classrooms from 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM. At 6:55 PM there will be a general session with words from the Principal, PiE,, PTA, and supporting organizations. Afterwards, parents of children in grades 3 – 5 may visit their children’s classroom from 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM. This event is for Parents only.

Welcome Back Party and Scavenger Hunt

When: Monday, August 12th, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Briones!

Please join us on Monday, August 12th, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM for our annual Welcome Back Popsicle Party! Class rosters will be posted at 6:00 PM.  There will be scavenger hunts from 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM, to help our new Bobcats get familiar with our wonderful campus. Come have a popsicle and see which class your child will be in this year! It’s the perfect time to connect with old friends and welcome the incoming kindergarten class and new families.