Juana Briones PTA: A Full Year of Traditions
The Juana Briones PTA supports events and programs throughout the year to build a strong community and to support the education of all children in our school.
August – September: Back to School
The Saturday before school begins, incoming kinder families are invited to meet new friends at a playdate in the kinder playground. (2019 info here.)
Welcome Back Party and Scavenger Hunt
The Sunday before school begins, families come to Briones to see old and new faces, ring in the new school year, and share popsicles too. There will be a tour of the campus, a scavenger hunt to help our new Bobcats get familiar with our wonderful campus, and class rosters will be posted. (2019 info here.)
First Day Coffee
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. (2019 info here.)
Back to School Night
By now, you’ve heard all about your child’s new class; here’s a chance to meet the teacher and learn more about the year. This event is usually held in the first month of school on a weekday evening. (Parents only, please!) (2019 info here.)
Ice Cream Social
Families, come celebrate the first weeks of school with an old-fashioned pizza and ice cream dinner picnic. (More info here.)
October – December: Festivals
PTA sponsors this fair with games, bake sales, and a climbing wall that helps fund key school supplies and programs. This event, fun for the whole family, is a highlight of our year. (More info here.)
At the Harvest Festival Auction Table, plan to sign up for at least one of these down-home, community-building parties. Bring the kids to Bingo or Old Fashioned FamilyFun Night… or go for an adult event such as Poker Night! These events are a great way to get to know other Briones families. (More info here.)
International Walk to School Day
This is a school- wide effort to reduce reliance on cars by walking, biking, carpooling or taking the bus to school.
3rd Grade Bike Safety Program
A day dedicated to training 3rd graders on correct bicycle usage and safety.
Staff Cookie Exchange and Holiday Luncheon
In December, we all make cookies— big piles for teachers to take home. We also host lunch to show our appreciation for our hard-working teachers and staff.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Each day of this week, parent volunteers surprise teachers with something special to show our appreciation.
Annual coffee in early December to thank our parent volunteers.
Ice Skating Party
An all-school party held in the winter at Winter Lodge Rink. Includes pizza, hot cocoa, and lots of fun.
January – June: Community
Math Night is a fun evening of playing with numbers and logic games. This evening is one of our family favorites!
All-School Spring Picnic
Celebrate spring by coming together for a bring-your-own dinner picnic – the kids love the chance to enjoy the playground in the evening!
Come celebrate our diversity with this colorful, delicious family celebration with food, culture, games, and entertainment from over 20 countries represented at Briones!
A week-long book store in our very own MP room! Books for kids, teachers, and parents!
Staff Appreciation Week
A week in the spring that shows our staff how much we appreciate them! Activities include a meal, smoothies, mini-massages, and coffees.
Open House Night
Kids love to share all their hard work from the year. Come spend a weeknight evening at school. Bring a picnic supper to eat on the grass, and tour our colorful, student-decorated classrooms.
Take home Briones memories with our full-color 100-page yearbook.
5th Grade Promotion
The PTA helps to fund the promotion ceremony for our 5th grade class.
Ongoing PTA Events
PTA General Meetings
Meetings for the PTA membership to discuss and vote on upcoming programs and business. Find out what’s going on around campus and throughout the district. Meetings are held multiple times during the school year.
PTA Executive Board Meetings
Monthly meetings of the Executive Board of the Briones PTA where the Board meets to discuss school and PTA related topics.
Parent Ed Nights
Speakers and educational opportunities for parents at Briones and throughout the district. (If there’s a topic that interesting to you, please propose it to the board!)
Enjoy a movie and popcorn in the MP room with other Briones families!
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR KIDS AND JOIN THE JUANA BRIONES PTA! It’s easy! Just fill out the membership form, now available online!