City of Plano needs a Crossing Guard for Brinker Elementary

The City of Plano is urgently seeking applicants to work as a paid School Crossing Guard for our campus beginning immediately.  They would like to see this position filled by a parent or grandparent within our school’s community.  If you are interested in filling this position, please view their informational flyer or contact Michelle Roberts at michelle@plano.gov


Subscribe Today to Receive the Bear Facts Newsletters 

Over the summer, we will be updating all of our online communications and getting ready for the new school year.  If you will be a Brinker Bear family in 2014-2015, we invite you to subscribe now to our Bear Facts Newsletters if you are not currently receiving them!


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

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.

School Supply packet prices for next year are as follows:

Kindergarten   $38

1st Grade   $42

2nd Grade   $45

3rd Grade   $51

4th Grade   $51

5th Grade   $41

Packets purchased between June 12th & August 22nd will be delivered to the student's classroom during the first 2 weeks of school.  All school supplies sales are final, no refunds wil be available.

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.


Reflections Contest 2014-2015

Information on the 2014-2015 National PTA Reflections Contest is now available!  For all the details on theme and rules for entering visit our Reflections page or contact reflections@brinkerpta.org.



2014-2015 Bluebonnet & 2x2 Reading Lists

The 2014-2015 Bluebonnet and 2x2 reading lists have been released.  You can view each of the lists in the links below. 

2x2 list:  http://www.txla.org/groups/2x2-current 
Bluebonnet list:  http://www.txla.org/TBA-nominees  

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Burchett, Literary Enrichment Chair, at literarysupport@brinkerpta.org.  

A Note from the Brinker Library

We will not be including one of the titles listed on the Texas Library Association’s Bluebonnet list on next year’s reading log due to concerns regarding appropriateness. The title Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan deals with issues that are more appropriate for the secondary level. If you would like to take a look at the book to determine its appropriateness for your child, please pay close attention to pages 10 and 25 for a sample of what our concerns are for some of our younger readers. 


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