ACTION ALERT

Earlier this year the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that our public schools are being underfunded by as much as a half billion dollars per year. The Kansas Legislature has until June 30th to put a new plan in place.

Call on the Kansas Speaker of the House and the Chair of the Education committee to pass tax reform that ensures money is available for school funding and pass legislation that fully funds public education.

Speaker of the House, Ron Ryckman – ron.ryckman@house.ks.gov or 785-296-2302

Chair, Rep Larry Campbell – larry.campbell@house.ks.gov or 785-296-7654

Let them know why you believe investing in public education is a sound investment for the State.

PTA Slate for 2017-2018

The General Meeting for voting to accept the slate will be Monday, April 24th at 2:50 in the cafeteria. It will only last 15 min.

Co-Presidents

Nancy Batdorf
nbatdorf@gmail.com
913-568-2303

Allison Taylor
buckletaylor@yahoo.com
913-579-5594

President-Elect

Erika Saleski
esaleski@comcast.net
773-844-0294

VP Administration/Parliamentarian

Kara Petrovic
petrovickl10@gmail.com
816-718-0041

VP Community Service

Jill Rogers
jillcrogers2002@yahoo.com
913-908-7638

VP Education/Cultural Arts

Michelle Ingram
mich_ingram1@hotmail.com
816-830-0514

VP Finance

Amy Winter
awinterkc@gmail.com
913-219-2772

VP Funding

Brenda Manteufel
bren723@yahoo.com
913-484-7157

Secretary/Corresponding Sec.

Jenna Joplin
jennajoplin@hotmail.com
913-461-8321

Treasurer

Humaira Mirza
humairaamirza@gmail.com
505-417-0668

Briarwood Foundation

Heather Kimmel
Hkimmel1@me.com
816-519-0908

Public Relations

Chelsea Hilton
Chelsea.hilton@gmail.com
816-456-5654

VP of Administration: Kara Petrovic

Auditor

John Joplin
John.joplin@americo.com
816-585-3359

Legislation

Brandi Fisher
brandi@mainstreamcoalition.org
816-679-3837

Membership

Leta Anderson
lmander1973@yahoo.com
816-213-0981

Room Parent Liaison

Kim Stroud
Kimstroud73@yahoo.com
913-683-3810

Student Directory

Danny Novo
danny@dannynovo.com
913-951-9177

My School Anywhere (MSA)

Lori Bennett
lorib77@me.com
913-485-7139

Preschool Liaison

Kelsey Nazar
kpnazar@gmail.com
913-904-4854

Student Pictures

Michelle Ingram
mich_ingram1@hotmail.com
816-830-0514

VP of Community Service: Jill Rogers

Community Service

Humaira Mirza
humairaamirza@gmail.com
505-417-0668

Crossing Guard Volunteers

Lindsay Sowden
lindsaysowden@gmail.com
913-636-5239

Landscape

Paige Johnson
paigeannajohnson@hotmail.com
785-423-4727

6th Grade Activities

Shannan McKee
shannanmckee@me.com
913-269-6199

Co-chairs: to come

Ice Cream Social

Julie Fore
Jfore1@kc.rr.com
913-231-5039

Cassie Horn
cassiehorn@smsd.org
816-674-4350

Staff Appreciation

Charity Marrone
Charity.marrone@gmail.com
816-225-4135

Co-chairs: to come

Carnival

Pete & Charity Marrone
Charity.marrone@gmail.com
816-225-4135

Jeremy & Brandi Roth
brandijean77@hotmail.com
816-686-8526

Matt & Krissie Kiehne
krissiekiehne@gmail.com
816-686-4942

Spirit Wear

Kelli Alldredge
kelliksa@yahoo.com
913-461-4518

Julie Fore
jfore1@kc.rr.com
913-231-5039

Grandparent’s Day

Katie Enger
katieenger@hotmail.com
913-972-7091

Veterans Day

Amy Prendiville
Aprendiville13@yahoo.com
816-560-8795

Skate Party

Michelle Ingram
mich_ingram1@hotmail.com
816-830-0514

Yearbook

Liz Meitl
lizmeitl@gmail.com
913-235-2578

VP of Cultural Arts: Michelle Ingram

Art Smart/Environmental Awareness

Karen Siebert
karenbeths@yahoo.com
913-220-4123

Chat ’n Chew

Shari Brundige
sjtbrundige@gmail.com
816-213-2547

Laura Wildman
wildmanlaura@yahoo.com
913-954-2078

Citizenship

Tammy Sufi
tammysufi@gmail.com
202-271-6085

Reflections

Katie Barnett
jktbarnett@hotmail.com
913-908-5713

Birthday Books

Jon Wilson
jonwilson@webcohesive.com
913-484-5192

Science Night

No Science Night 2018

VP of Funding: Brenda Manteufel

New Book Fair

Megan Cicero
megancicero@att.net
913-461-6652

Sara Passan
ssrieke@yahoo.com
913-209-3255

Used Book Fair

Robin Pond
pond.robin@gmail.com
913-488-3611

Rachel Folger
rfolger79@gmail.com
816-853-6649

Dining Partner

Stacy Terrill
theterrils@gmail.com
816-686-5766

Corporate Fundraising

Maureen Liljegren
mliljegren@kc.rr.com
563-650-1055

School Supplies

Molly Lund
mollylund@gmail.com
913-271-3745

Auction

No Auction in 2018

Progressive Dinner

Mary Boomer
maryseltzerboomer@gmail.com
415-637-5576

Stacy Terrill
theterrils@gmail.com
816-686-5766

Trivia Night

Jill Wehner
j.wehner@me.com
913-481-4195

Megan Hodges
hodges.megan@gmail.com
913-481-8524

Laura Wildman
wildmanlaura@yahoo.com
913-954-2078

Grade Level Parties

Krissie Kiehne
krissiekiehne@gmail.com
816-686-4942

Bulldog Jog

Brian & Amy Hughes
Bkh09@yahoo.com
816-914-3399

Public Relations: Chelsea Hilton

Website

Jessica Ralston
jessica.t.ralston@gmail.com
816-678-9617

Birthday Books!

It’s not too late to sponsor a birthday book for your Bulldog! A Birthday Book is a great way to celebrate your Briarwood Bulldog and support our Briarwood library! (It also makes a convenient gift from grandparents or other family members!) It’s simple: all you need to do is fill out the Birthday Book form and return to Briarwood along with $10 for each book. Then, on his or her birthday or half birthday, your child will choose from a selection of books to be placed in the library with a special commemorative bookplate.

Earn money for Briarwood while you shop on Amazon

Earn money for Briarwood while you shop on Amazon. Just go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7152153 and designate Briarwood as your charitable organization. Briarwood will earn .5% from most purchases. Use the website https://smile.amazon.com each time you shop Amazon. All of your account information will remain the same but you’ll be raising money for Briarwood as you shop. It’s easy!

Student Transfer Procedures / Procedimientos de Transferencia del Estudiante

Spanish/Español

All In-District and Out-of-District transfers shall be submitted electronically by the parent to the Office of Instructional Leadership.

Transfers considerations:

  • Siblings of current In-District Transfer students receive priority consideration.
  • In-District Transfers are reviewed first.
  • Remaining transfer requests are considered in the order they are received.

Transfer Timeline:

Application

All applications are submitted electronically to the Office of Instructional Leadership. The online application opens March 1 @ 8:00 a.m. and closes April 30 @ 5:00 pm. Beginning March 2016, SMSD will no longer accept “new” Out-of-District Transfer students unless the requesting students are:

  1. a sibling of an existing transfer student (currently in good standing).
  2. a dependent of a current and continuing SMSD employee

New students enrolling in the district or current students moving within the district boundaries after June 1, are eligible to submit a transfer application.

An employee hired after July 1, may submit a transfer request for their child directly to the Office of Instructional Leadership.

Approval/Denial Process

Approval/denial of transfers will be based on the date and time the application was received, current enrollment numbers and good standing requirements at the time of review.

Barring unforeseen circumstances, transfer decisions will be communicated by the Office of Instructional Leadership no later than June 15. Additional approvals, if enrollment permits, will be notified by August 1.

All students on transfer shall be considered to be eligible for transfer based on good standing and space available.

For more information, you can read the entire student transfer procedures on our school website at http://briarwood.smsd.org.


Procedimientos de Transferencia del Estudiante

Todas las transferencias Dentro y Fuera del Distrito deberán ser solicitadas electrónicamente por parte de un padre a la oficina de Liderazgo Instruccional (Office of Instructional Leadership).

Consideraciones de transferencias:

  • Hermanos de estudiantes actualmente dentro del Distrito recibirán prioridad en consideración
  • Las Transferencias Dentro del Distrito son revisadas primero.
  • El resto de las solicitudes de transferencia son consideradas en el orden que sean recibidas.

Fecha límite de Transferencia:

Aplicación

Todas las aplicaciones son ingresadas automáticamente a la Oficina de Liderazgo Instruccional. Las aplicaciones en línea estarán disponibles el 1º de Marzo a las 8:00 a.m. y cerraran el 30 de Abril a las 5:00 pm. Comenzando Marzo 2016, SMSD no aceptara Transferencias “nuevas” de estudiantes fuera del distrito a menos que las solicitudes de estudiantes sean:

  1. Un hermano/a de un estudiante bajo transferencia (actualmente buen estudiante).
  2. Dependiente de un empleado actual y continuo de SMSD

Los estudiantes nuevos que se inscriban en el distrito o estudiantes actuales que se mudaran dentro de los límites del distrito después del 1º de Junio, son elegibles para solicitar una aplicación de transferencia.

Un empleado contratado después del 1º de Julio, puede someter una solicitud de transferencia para su hijo(a) directamente a la Oficina Instruccional de Liderazgo.

Proceso de Aprobación/Negación

Las transferencias Aprobadas/Negadas estarán basadas en la fecha y el tiempo que la aplicación fue recibida, números actuales de inscripción y requisitos de buenos antecedentes al momento de la revisión.

A menos que surgieran circunstancias imprevistas, las decisiones de las transferencias serán comunicadas por la Oficina Instruccional de Liderazgo antes del 15 de Junio. Las aprobaciones adicionales, si la inscripción lo permite, serán notificadas el 1º de Agosto.

Todos los estudiantes bajo transferencia deberán ser considerados a ser elegibles basado en los buenos antecedentes y disponibilidad de espacio.

Para más información, puede leer completamente los procedimientos del estudiante en nuestro sitio web escolar http://briarwood.smsd.org.

FOOD SERVICE….Did you know…………

Did you know ways to keep you and your family healthy during the holiday season? Please follow these 4 basic food safety steps: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.

Clean

  • Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of foodborne illness. Remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds before and after handling food.
  • Wash all kitchen counters, dishes, and utensils with hot soapy water.

Separate

  • Prevent cross-contamination by keeping raw meat, poultry, seafood and eggs separate from all other foods.
  • Designate one cutting board for fresh produce and another for raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs.

Cook

  • Use a food thermometer to ensure your foods have been cooked to the proper minimum internal temperature.
  • Keep food at 140° F or above after cooking.
  • Microwave food thoroughly to 165° F.

Chill

  • Refrigerate perishable foods within 2 hours. Remember to store leftovers within 2 hours as well.
  • Know when to throw food out. When in doubt, throw it out.

Stay food safe with Alvin and the Chipmunks! Check out the homepage for USDA and Ad Council’s partnership with the new movie from 20th Century FOX, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip at: http://www.foodsafety.gov/multimedia/kids/

Don’t forget – if your child receives free or reduced meals, they are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch per day as part of this benefit. All breakfast and lunch meal choices are available for all students regardless of eligibility status.

The school breakfast menus, lunch menus, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website at http://foodservices.smsd.org.

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