• Principal Message, December 10, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 12/10/2017

     

    Good evening Briarcliff families, this is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. The Hurricanes are coming to Briarcliff in January. Our students have been participating in Readvolution through the Carolina Hurricanes along with all other elementary children in the district.

    Thus far, we have logged just under 1,000 books. Our goal is to read over 2,000 books by January 10th. Please read with your children at night and help them log their books. In the classroom, teachers will give the students hockey pucks to display in the main hallway.  

    We want to be able to show the Hurricanes that Briarcliff students love to read. 

    Monday:

    Orange

    Y-Learning

    Koala

     

    Tuesday:

    Yellow

    Y-Learning

    Koala

     

    Wednesday:

    Green

    Coffee with the Principal in the STEAM lab at 8:30

    Y-Learning

     

    Thursday:

    Blue

    Coffee with the Principal Session in Spanish in the STEAM lab at 8:30

    Y-Learning

    Koala

     

    Friday:

    Red

    Y-Learning

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  • Principal Message, December 4, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 12/4/2017

    Happy Monday! 

     

    Attached to this week's message is our Newsletter for December- Monthly Bulldog Newsletter.

     

    Monday:

    Orange

    Y-Learning

    Koala

     

    Tuesday:

    Yellow

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    3rd Grade Parent Meeting- 5:45

    PTA- 7:00

     

    Wednesday:

    Green

    Y-Learning

     

    Thursday:

    Blue

    5th grade Camp Hanes meeting- 6:00

    PTA Spirit Night Chipotle, Duck Donuts, & Firehouse 

    Y-Learning

    Koala

     

    Friday:

    Red

    3rd Grade Field Trip

    Y-Learning

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  • Principal Message, November 26, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 11/26/2017

    Good evening Briarcliff families, this is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving break.  During this season and throughout the year, I am thankful to work in such a wonderful school community.  It is not too late to contribute to the food drive. Our Student Council is still collecting canned goods for the Food Bank.

     

    Monday 

    Orange Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Tuesday 

     

    Yellow Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Wednesday 

    Green Day

    Y-Learning

     

    Thursday 

    Blue Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Friday 

     

    Red Day

    Y-Learning

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  • Principal Message, November 19, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 11/19/2017

    Good evening Briarcliff families, this is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend Principal Message.  Thank you to everyone for making our 50th Anniversary very special last week. We had 5 events in 5 days for a full week of excitement. A big shout our goes to our PTA for their ongoing support with the Book Fair and our Staff Reunion. We could not have done it without you.

     

    Monday: Blue Day

    Monday is Make-Up Picture Day for those who needed retakes or were absent. In the afternoon, Koala and Y-Learning will meet.

     

    Tuesday: Red Day

    On Tuesday , wear something from your favorite sports team.  Tuesday is an Early Release Day and students will be dismissed at 12:30. Y-Learning Meets in the Afternoon.

     

    There will be no school Wednesday-Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We hope you are able to spend time with your family. 

     

     

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  • Principal Message, November 12, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 11/12/2017

    Good evening Briarcliff families, this is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. Briarcliff Elementary will be celebrating its 50th Birthday this week. There will be lots of student, family, and staff centered events this week.  Our Peace, Love, and Briarcliff Book Fair starts tomorrow. 

    Monday (November 13th)

    Time Capsule Day- We will be creating a 50 on the field in the late afternoon around 2:00 with a pep rally followed by our Time Capsule ceremony. The high tomorrow will be 59.  Please make sure your child has a coat and is dressed for the weather.

    Blue Day

    Book Fair

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Mad Science

    Tuesday (November 14th)

    Bagels and Books starts at 8:00.  Shop early and enjoy breakfast.

    Decades Day- Dress up in your favorite decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. 

    Red Day

    Book Fair

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Wednesday (November 15th

    Dance the day away during specials. 

    Orange Day

    Book Fair

    Y-Learning

    Thursday (November 16th)

    We will be honoring our past and present staff with a reception at 5:00 thanks to our PTA and sponsors.

    Our Family Night will be from 6:00-8:00.  All 4th and 5th graders will be performing in our evening performance at 6:00.  It will be a spectacular performance.

    In addition to the Family Book fair, join us to see:

    • Room of Fame with old yearbooks, pictures, and memorabilia from the past 50 years.
    • Hallway displays from the decades.
    • Visit our Retro game room with timeless classics as well as Ms. Pac Man and Atari.
    • PTA will also be selling “Since 1967” tee shirts so get them before they are gone.

    Yellow Day

    Book Fair

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Friday (November 17th)

    STEAM Career Fair for 3-5th grade students

    Book Fair ends at noon.

    Green Day

    Y-Learning

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  • Principal Message, November 3, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 11/3/2017

    Good evening Briarcliff families, this is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements.  Students and staff participated in a Lockdown drill this week to practice our emergency procedures.  I am very proud of our students for how well they did during the drill.

    Our Student Council Book Drive is underway. Bring your canned goods and drop them off in the main hallway.

    As we start getting ready for the 50th Anniversary celebration, you will receive an invitation to come to our family night on November 16th.  Plan to come to the performance at 6:00, book fair, and participate in our evening activities.  We are still looking for speakers for our STEAM Career Fair on November 17th.

     

    Monday:

    Red

    Mad Science

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    Tuesday:

    Orange

    Lego Club

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    Join us for the PTA meeting at 7:00.

    Wednesday:

    Yellow

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    Thursday:

    Green

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    Friday:

    No School- Holiday

     

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  • Principal Message, October 29, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 10/29/2017

    Thank you to everyone who came out for Fall Fest on Friday night. We appreciate our PTA for continuing the tradition.  Speaking of tradition, the Student Council Food Drive is underway. Please consider sending in canned goods to help families in need.

     

    Attached to this message is the Newsletter for November Monthly Bulldog Newsletter- November

     

    Monday

    Orange Day

    Mad Science

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Tuesday

    No School-Teacher Workday

     

    Wednesday

    Yellow Day

    Y-Learning

     

    Thursday

    Green Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Friday

    Blue Day

    Y-Learning

     

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  • Principal Message, October 25, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 10/25/2017

    Good evening Briarcliff Families,

     

    We have a special message from the PTA about Fall Fest.

     
    Fall Fest is this Friday, October 27, from 5:30 - 8:00pm. The kids have a great time every year, and so do many of our Briarcliff parents! Your whole family is welcome to attend.
     
    There will be a DJ, dance party, food sales, many games, and lots of prizes!
     
    There is a costume contest, so be sure to wear your Halloween costume!
     
    Drop off your carved pumpkin this week because there will also be a pumpkin contest!
     
    Volunteering at Fall Fest is such a fun time. You get to watch all the Briarcliff kids run around in their costumes and help ensure they have a great time! If you're able to volunteer, great! Sign up for a volunteer shift or to bring food, supplies, or small prizes here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044faba62bab9-briar cliff   Please check it out because there are many shifts and volunteer opportunities still available! Donations of individually-wrapped small candy or non-edible prizes can be dropped off in the main office.
     
    Whether or not you can volunteer, bring the whole family Friday and have a great time at Briarcliff's Annual Fall Fest!
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  • Principal Message, October 15, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 10/15/2017

    Good evening Briarcliff. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and we are looking forward to a great week ahead. A special message from the PTA. Please continue to turn in your pledges from the Bulldog Bolt. Thanks and have a great evening.

     

    Monday

    Yellow Day

    Mad Science

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Tuesday

    Green Day

    Lego Club

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Wednesday

    Blue Day

    Y-Learning

    Thursday

    Red Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    PTA Spirit Night at City BBQ. You must bring a flyer with you.

    Friday

    Orange Day

    Early Release- Students are dismissed at 12:30

    Y-Learning

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  • Principal Message, October 8, 2017

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford at 10/8/2017

    Good evening Briarcliff families, this is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements.  Our third graders will be testing Wednesday- Friday just after 8:30. They will be taking the CogAT. Please make sure your child arrives on time. 

     

    Monday:

    Mad Science

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    Tuesday:

    Lego Club

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    Wednesday:

    Y-Learning

    Thursday:

    Y-Learning

    Koala

    Friday:

    Careers on Wheels for K-2

    Y-Learning

    Saturday:

    PTA Coffee and Grounds 9:00-12:00

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