Category Archives: General Announcements

Remembering Maria Eichler

Dear Briones Families,

Thank you so much for all the support and care you have given the Juana Briones community after the sad news of the passing of our long-time secretary, Maria Eichler.

Maria was such an important part of the Briones family for 30 years and she is greatly missed. The family has setup a scholarship fund in her memory through the PTA.

For more information, please see this page about the Maria Eichler Scholarship.

Thank you again for all of your thoughts and support.

Sincerely,

Tom Jacoubowsky
Juana Briones Principal

PiE Rally Days – Challenge Grant

Did you know that Palo Alto PiE (Partners in Education) pays for the Briones art teachers, science teacher, and all classroom aides?

Every gift to PiE counts, and helps to make our school programs possible. The deadline for the Challenge Grant has been extended – gifts and pledges made by October 23rd will be matched by a $235,000 Rally Days Challenge Grant. This is the final Challenge Grant for the year!

Please donate or make a pledge today at: http://papie.org/donate/

Room Parents Needed!

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that is sure to give you better connections to your child’s class and to the wider school? Do you want a position that’s rewarding but has a lot of flexibility? You might be a great fit for room parent!

This is a vital position the helps facilitate communication within your child’s classroom. Much of the work is done via email and the time commitment is generally only a few hours per month, so it’s doable even if you aren’t able to be on campus during the day.

Responsibilities include:
  • Coordinate the communication of important school and PTA announcements and information with parents in your class.
  • Act as the main point of contact for your teacher and help coordinate parent support for classroom needs.
  • Organize the classroom gifts for your teacher and aide.
  • Serve as the point of contact for your classroom with the yearbook committee and the Great Gatherings team.
Please join us for a Room Parent Training Session to learn more!

Each session will be roughly 30 minutes, held at the drop-off at the tables outside the MP room. You’ll get an overview of the responsibilities and have an opportunity to ask questions and decide if you’d like to volunteer!

  • Tues, Aug 29th, 8:30 am
  • Weds, Sept 6th, 8:30 am

 

Welcome Back from Your PTA President

Greetings Briones Families!

As the PTA president, I would like to welcome back returning students and families! I also extend a very heartfelt WELCOME to our new BRIONES families! To all of you, I look forward to making 2017-2018 a fun and productive year.

To the PTA Executive board, committee chair leaders and all of our volunteers, I look forward to working with all of you this school year, some for the first time. I know we will have a great year because of the dedicated and amazing volunteers we have on the PTA.

The purpose of the PTA is to first and foremost support our students. Children succeed when families, schools and communities work together. In addition, the PTA supports the faculty, staff and parents. The Briones PTA is fortunate enough to support a wide variety of school events, activities and supplies/equipment. For example, the PTA sponsors all of the school assemblies that bring in great performers and educators to the kids and many exciting events such as the Ice Cream Social, Harvest Festival, Ice Skating Party, Book Fair and much more! This previous school year the PTA also purchased some new musical instruments which benefited all of the Juana Briones students.

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