Ice Cream Social 2018

The Ice Cream Social for 2018 is happening this Monday evening, September 17, from 5:30-7:00PM! Teachers will be on hand to scoop ice cream and families will also enjoy a delicious pizza dinner.

Purchase your advance tickets here!

The Ice Cream Social is one of the favorite PTA-sponsored events! This annual event comes at the perfect time when we’ve all settled into the routines of Fall but the heat is still lingering.

Be sure to order tickets ahead of time to take advantage of the short will-call line. Pizza will be served and water will be available. Bring your yellow reusable Briones cups (also available for $1 at event).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join the PTA 2018-2019

Now that the school year has started, we would like to invite all community members to join the Juana Briones PTA — your membership truly makes a difference! (Read more about why joining the PTA matters.)

The Briones PTA works closely with the principal and teachers throughout the year, and funds a variety of school events, activities, and supplies, including:

  • School assemblies with performers and educators like Playing with Poetry and the Lawrence Hall of Science.
  • Community-building events like Harvest Festival, Great Gatherings, First Day Coffee, Ice Cream Social, Book Fair, and Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • Supplies and equipment like musical instruments, a sound system, supplies for the Maker Cart, sports equipment, and many more.

(Read more about the PTA programs.)

By joining the PTA, you have a voice in the programs we support — and it’s easy. Just fill out the printed one-check form and return it to the office, or (new this year) fill out the membership form online!

You’ll see a suggested donation amount on that form, but donations in any amount make a difference. Our goal is for all families to join, participate, and feel welcome at Juana Briones!

Welcome, new families!

Actually, whether you’re new to Juana Briones or not, welcome! Here are some tips to help with the transition to school (or back to school).

Join us for the welcome back party: Sunday, August 12th
The annual “Welcome Back Party” will happen on Sunday, August 12, 4:30-6:00 PM. This is an opportunity to see old friends, to meet new ones, and see the class placements for the 2018-2019 school year. The PTA will host a popsicle party and new family treasure hunt to help your student get familiar with Briones!

Stop by the principal’s welcome: Tuesday, August 14th
Tuesday, August 14th is the first day of school! Classes begin at 8:15 AM, but please arrive early for community coffee and conversation from 7:30-8:15 AM. Then stay for the principal’s welcome in the MP room, 8:30-9:00 AM.

Look out for the PTA welcome packet
Your PTA Back-to-School Welcome Packet will include information on upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and membership information. Back-to-School packets will come home with your students in their backpacks on the first day of school.

Reach out if you have questions
Our School Office staff has returned. You may email your questions to our School Secretary, Kathryn Ames(, our School Clerk, Sharon Fisher (, or Briones Principal Katy Bimpson ( You may also call the Briones Office at 650-856-0877.

And join the PTA!
Your membership makes a difference! The mission of the Briones PTA is to support our childrens’ learning environment and build a stronger school community.

Important Dates for 2018

We wish you a wonderful summer, and we’re looking forward to seeing our school community when the 2017-108 school year begins! Here are some important dates to keep in mind as you prepare for the new year.

Saturday, August 4
Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meet and Greet

On Saturday, August 4, Briones will have a meet and greet for all incoming kindergarten students to Briones from 10:00-11:30 AM in the playground area behind rooms 1 and 2.

Sunday, August 12
Welcome Back Party

The annual “Welcome Back Party” will happen on Sunday, August 12 at 4:30 PM as it will be an opportunity to meet up with friends and see the class placements for the 2018-2019 school year.

Tuesday, August 14
First Day of School

The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 14 at 8:15 AM. We look forward to seeing everyone for a great start to the school year.

Monday, August 27
Back to School Night

The Briones’ Back to School Night will be on Monday, August 27 beginning at 6:00 PM with the K-2 classes followed by 3-5 at 7:15 PM.

243 Trees Planted

Working with TreeRing and their partner, Trees for the Future, the Juana Briones community had 243 trees planted in our name!

TreeRing Green Yearbook School

And although it’s summer, you can still purchase your 2017-2018 Juana Briones yearbook online! Get started by clicking on this banner to get a book shipped directly to your home:

Click to buy your yearbook now!

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