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STAAR Testing Reminder

 

Parents, please remember that next Tuesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 23, students in grades 3-5 will be completing their STAAR Testing.  During these days, no visitors or volunteers will be allowed in the building.

 

  

Plano ISD Council of PTAs Vendor Fair 

Looking for some new and fun ideas for fundraisers, student & parent programs, catering services, food trucks and other event planning ideas available to our community?  Then, join the Plano ISD Council of PTAs for their Annual Vendor Fair on Saturday, April 26th from 10 am - 2 pm in the Plano Senior High School Gym.  This event is FREE and open to the public, children are welcome.  This is the perfect opportunity for representatives from PTAs, Booster Clubs, Sports Teams, Church Groups, Scout Troops, NCL, YMSL, and other charity or non-profit groups.  For more information, view event flyer.

 

Plano ISD 5th Grade Outdoor School Open House

Current 4th grade students and their famillies are invited to tour Collin County Adventure Camp and view the facilities that host PISD Outdoor School. Open house is come and go on Sunday, April 27th from 2-4 pm. A brief overview of the Outdoor School program will be given followed by a tour of the facilities.  For more information and directions to the facility, please view the event flyer.

 

 


Brinker PTA Online Auction

Bidding is Now Open! 

 

 

 

5th Graders Will Celebrate Colonial Day on Friday, May 2nd   

Each year at Brinker, our 5th Graders get to experience a little sampling of American Colonial Life on Colonial Day.  Both the children and our wonderful volunteers dress in Colonial-style attire and learn about different facets of Colonial life.  This year, 5th graders will be celebrating this fun Brinker tradition on Friday, May 2nd, but we need your help!  To volunteer, please sign in to your Toolkit Account and complete the Colonial Day Volunteer Form.  For more information, contact 5th Grade Lead Homeroom Representative, Felicia Giambalvo, at fifthgrade@brinkerpta.org

 

Teacher Appreciation Volunteers Needed

We are in the planning stages of one of the teachers' favorite events of the year - the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon!  The date for our luncheon is Thursday, May 8th.  One of the most important parts of the luncheon is to line up volunteers to stay in the classrooms with the students while our teachers are enjoying a nice relaxing lunch.  If you would like to volunteer, please email Jeanne Koepke at volunteers@brinkerpta.org and let her know which classroom you would like to volunteer for.  Volunteers will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. 

Volunteers will not be able to volunteer for multiple grade levels unelss there is NO overlap in any of the times since we need volunteers to be in their assigned classroom for the entire hour as designated below.  All volunteers MUST be security cleared. There is still time to get cleared if you haven't already, but you will need to complete a Plano ISD Volunteer Application THIS WEEK to ensure your clearance goes through in time!  We will provide further instructions to the vounteers as we get closer to the day of the event.  

Below is the list of times the volunteers need to be at the school for each grade level: 

Grade                                Arrival Time             Lunch/Recess                  Volunteers Needed 

Kindergarten                     11:45 am                  12:00-1:00                       3 volunteers per classroom 

1st grade                          10:30 am                  10:45-11:45                     2 volunteers per classroom 

2nd grade                         11:00 am                  11:15-12:15                     2 volunteers per classroom 

3rd grade                          10:45 am                  11:00-12:00                     2 volunteers per classroom 

4th grade                          11:30 am                  11:45-12:45                     2 volunteers per classroom

5th grade                          11:15 am                  11:30-12:30                     2 volunteers per classroom

Thank you for helping us celebrate the best teachers in Plano ISD!

 

Cultural Diversity Event Needs Volunteers 

The Cultural Diversity Committee is looking for volunteers to help with this year's Cultural Diversity Event which will be held on Thursday, May 15th.  During their Specials time, students will be visiting booths representing 6 different countries and learning more about their cultures and traditions.    

There will be three different volunteer shifts:  

  • 7:35 am - 9:35 am (2nd Grade & Kindergarten)
  • 9:25 am - 11:25 am (4th & 5th Grade)
  • 12:35 pm - 2 :45 pm (3rd & 1st Grade).    

All volunteers must have a completed security clearance by Friday, May 9th.  If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Cultural Diversity Volunteer Form.  If you have any questions about this event, contact diversity@brinkerpta.org.

  

Plano ISD Education Foundation presents Thrill of the Grill 5K 

Registration is now open for the 2014 Plano ISD Education Foundation's Annual Thrill of the Grill 5K on Saturday, May 17th.  Grab some friends and bring the whole family out to help support the Plano ISD Education Foundation.  For more information, view their event flyer or visit www.thrillofthegrill5k.com. 

 

Join Brinker PTA for 2014-2015! 

Thank you to everyone who joined the Brinker PTA this year so we could provide student programs to help make "every child's potential a reality."  We are so excited that because of your support, we had an increase in members this year and hope to continue that trend.  We have now opened PTA membership for 2014-2015 and we encourage all parents, grandparents, staff, and community members to join the Brinker PTA.  PTA Membership does not require volunteering or any kind of time commitment.  We only ask that you help support the programs and events that we provide for ALL students, ALL staff and ALL families throughout our community.  Any current families who haven't joined yet can still have the opportunity to receive a 2013-2014 PTA Directory by joining Brinker PTA no later than Wednesday, June 11th.  If you have any questions, please contact our Membership Chair at membership@brinkerpta.org.

 

2014-2015 School Supplies Packet Sales Now Open

In an effort to make your back to school experience a little less stressful, the Brinker PTA is offering you the opportunity to pre-purchase your child's school supplies online for the 2014-2015 school year.  These packs contain all of the items included on the teacher's supply list for your child's grade.  To purchase your school supplies, log into or create your Toolkit Account.

Our Early Bird ordering period is now OPEN and continues through Wednesday, June 11th.  Packets purchased during this time will be tax-free and will be delivered to the student's classroom prior to our Meet the Teacher event in August.  All school supplies sales are final, no refunds wil be available.

Early Bird Prices for next year's school supplies packs are as follows:

Kindergarten   $35

1st Grade   $39

2nd Grade   $42

3rd Grade   $48

4th Grade   $48

5th Grade   $38

Pricing for packets purchased between June 12th & August 22nd will increase $3 each and will be delivered to the student's classroom during the first 2 weeks of school.  

A student agenda will be provided to every student free of charge this year courtesy of the Brinker PTA.  Purchasing school supplies through this website is an OPTIONAL service provided by the Brinker PTA.  For a complete list of school supplies, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding school supplies orders, please contact Amy Young at schoolsupplies@brinkerpta.org.

 

50% off all Brinker Spirit Wear - While Supplies Last!

Enjoy 50% off spirit wear items beginning in March!  Please note that all items have limited sizes and quantities available.  Items can be ordered online at www.brinkerpta.org.   For Spirit Wear questions, please contact our Spirit Wear Chair at spiritwear@brinkerpta.org.

 

It's Not Too Late to Purchase Yearbooks  

There's still time to purchase a 2013-2014 Brinker Yearbook.  Just log in to your Toolkit Account and purchase your yearbook online.  Yearbooks are only available for a limited time, so order yours today.  Not sure if you've purchased your child's yearbook yet?  Check your previous orders.  For questions about Brinker yearbooks, contact Shannon Garza at yearbook@brinkerpta.org

 

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