BVE News and Upcoming Events
October 10, 2018
Briar Vista Elementary PTO


Career Day

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Parents and friends, please plan to join us on Career Day, October 17 and share details and interesting facts about your profession.

Feel free to recommend family and friends that would also love to discuss various careers with the students.

For more information, see your child’s courier, or contact Ms. Dollar at or Natasha Wilder at


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[Hidden image]Principal Advisory Council Meeting

All parents and teachers are invited to attend the Principal Advisory Council (PAC) meeting on this Friday, October 12, 2018 at 8am in the Media Center. This will be the first meeting with the newly elected parent representatives Tenzin Sonam and Jennifer DuBose, and teacher representative Marian Dingle. The PAC will be selecting officers for the 2018-2019 school year and will discuss the ongoing redistricting and strategic planning discussions within DeKalb County School District.


[Hidden image]Montessori Open House

Briar Vista is one of only two public Montessori schools in the DeKalb County School District with both Montessori and traditional-class tracks offered.  We are excited to share our diverse school community, academic achivement with you and allow you to learn more about this our school.

Please join us on October 16 at 6pm to learn more about Dr. Maria Montessori and how Briar Vista uses the Montessori method:

  • Participate in student led lessons
  • Better understand how students are learning
  • Learn how to integrate Montessori at home

For more information please reach out to



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International Night and Day

International Night will be held Thursday, October 18 from 6-7:30pm. Be sure to return the sign up forms sent home in your child's courier. New this year will be International Day. Your child is welcome to bring in items that represent your family's culture. Parents are welcome to attend. Contact your child's teacher if you would like to come and share your cultural traditions with the class.



[Hidden image] Eagle Dads

Calling all dads, uncles, granddads.... Our next Eagle Dads is Friday, October 19. Come for morning dropoff, help with cafeteria hours, or afternoon carpool. Come out and let the students of BVE see dads helping around the school.


*All dates are subject to change


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Fall Festival is Coming

October 27, 12pm - 3pm

We are preparing for our next fun-filled event of the year, Fall Festival. This year's festival will be held Saturday, October 27th from 12pm-3pm.

We need your creative minds and energetic help today! If you are interested in assisting with planning, please contact Amber Melendrez at

As always, we need volunteers. If you can spare some time to help at the event, please sign up here.

Interested in having a booth at the festival? You can have one with just a $50 sponsorship fee. Reach out to Amber Melendrez at for more information.


October Box Top challenge

Student vs. Student!!

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Our October challenge is student vs. student. The student that brings the most box tops will win a prize! Have your friends and family send in box tops for you! Write, call, email your friends and family and have them send in at least $1.00 (10) Box Tops for you!


They should be mailed to 

BVE Box Top Challenge

1131 Briar Vista Terrace NE

Atlanta, GA 30324

Make sure they out your child's name and teachers' name on the BACK on the envelope! All Box Tops must be in by October 26, 2018.

Don't forget, another, even easier, way to earn Box Top dollars for BVE is the add the Box Top Bonus App to your mobile device.

1.  Load the Box Top Bonus App on your  device

2.  Register in the App and select Briar Vista Elementary School

3.  Browse and select offers within the App, then purchase those products at any store

4.  Upload your receipt using the App

5. Box Tops will confirm your purchase via email and credit the Briar Vista account for those offers



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