• Principal Message, June 2, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 6/2/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff families,

     

    Thank you so much for making sure our students arrived on time, got a good night’s rest, and ate a healthy breakfast before EOGs. We still have a few more days of testing.

     

    Monday:

    5th Grade Science EOG

     

    Tuesday:

    4th Grade EOG

    (EOG breakfast just for 4th graders)

     

    Wednesday:

    4th Grade EOG

     

    Thursday:

    Running Club

    Positivity Project Celebration

    5th Grade Free Enterprise Day

    Garden Club

     

    Friday:

    Registered Volunteers Needed to help with field day.


    Session 1- Kindergarten/1st (8:45 am-10:25 am)
    Session 2- 2nd/3rd (10:45 am-12:15 pm)
    Session 3- 4th/5th (1:00 pm-2:30 pm)

    PBIS Celebration Reward: PJ/Movie


    *Please have your students bring an extra set of clothes to school, as they will likely get wet.  Also, apply sunscreen at home and don't forget a hat!

     

    Monday:

    5th Grade Picnic

    Running Club Race 9:00

    Faculty/5th Grade Kickball game after the Race

    Green Day in the afternoon

     

    Tuesday:

    Last Day of School

    5th Grade Graduation 10:00

     

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  • Principal Message, May 27, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 5/27/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff families,

     

    I hope everyone enjoyed the long holiday weekend. As we come back to school this week, we are entering the period of time where End of Grade (EOG) testing will occur.

    Students in grade 3-5 will be taking End of Grade tests in Reading and Math. 5th grade students will take Science.

     

    During this time, guests will not be allowed to volunteer or come for lunch in order to preserve the integrity of the quiet environment needed for testing. Lunch schedules will also be off depending on the grade level.

     

    Please make sure your child gets a good night’s rest, eats a healthy breakfast, and arrives to school on time.

     

    May 29- 3rd and 5th Grade

    May 30- 3rd and 5th Grade

    May 31- 3rd and 5th Grade make-up testing

    June 3rd- 5th Grade Science

    June 4- 4th Grade

    June 5- 4th Grade


    Thank you and have a good evening.

     

     

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  • Principal Message, May 12, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 5/12/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff Families,


    This is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. I want to take a moment to wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day! Please congratulate the following teachers for being nominated for the Cary Honor A Teacher Award. The ceremony is on Monday night:

     

    Mrs. Carpenter, Kindergarten

    Mrs. Huggins, 2nd Grade

    Mrs. Strader, 2nd Grade

    Mrs. Oakley, Kindergarten

    Mrs. Hargett, 5th Grade

     

    Monday

    Orange Day

    Y-Learning

    Cary Honor a Teacher

     

    Tuesday

    Yellow Day

    Y-Learning

    Letterland Performance at 6:00. All families are welcome to come and see the Letterland Performance. We will also have a summer reading book give away at the end of the performance.

     

    Wednesday

    Green Day

    Y-Learning

     

    Thursday

    Blue Day

    Y-Learning

    Running Club

    Garden Club-Group B

     

    Friday

    Red Day

    Y-Learning- Last Day

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  • Principal Message, May 2, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 5/2/2019

     

    Briarcliff Elementary Parents,

     

    Safety is the top priority of our school. This is why I wanted to provide you with information about an incident that happened at school this morning. First, please know that all students were safe during the duration of the incident.

     

    At 11:24 a.m. today, we were notified of police activity in the area and we went into a code yellow community lockdown. In a community lockdown, all exterior doors of the school are locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the building. In code yellow, students are permitted to move between classrooms and the school operates "business as usual" with the exception of no outside activities.

     

    We were given the all clear announcement from the Cary Police Department at 12:46 p.m. and the lockdown was lifted.

     

    We greatly appreciate the relationship we have with law enforcement and WCPSS Security in responding to such situations. They work closely with us to ensure the safety of our students every day.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call the school office.  Thank you for your continued support of our school.

     

    Warm regards,

    Stephanie Raiford

    Principal

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  • Principal Message, April 8, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 4/9/2019

    Good Afternoon, this is Stephanie Raiford, Principal of Briarcliff Elementary, with a brief announcement.  This week on Monday, we conducted a school-wide lockdown drill and our students and staff did well.

    The drill took approximately 15 minutes.   We practiced this drill so that our staff and students are familiar with our lockdown procedures in case of an emergency.   During the drill, the school was not open to visitors.    We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

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  • Principal Message, April 7, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 4/7/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff families, 

     

    This is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. Thank you to everyone who came out to International Night last week. Thank you for sharing the rich culture and traditions of our families.  

     

    Monday

    Green Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Tuesday

    Blue Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    5th Grade Field Trip

     

    Wednesday

    Red Day

    Y-Learning

    5th Grade Field Trip

     

    Thursday

    Orange Day

    Running Club

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Friday

    Yellow Day

    3rd Grade Field Trip

    4th Grade Field Trip

    Y-Learning

     

    Spring Break is finally here! Students will be out from April 15th- April 22nd returning to class on April 23rd. 

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  • Principal Message, March 31, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 3/31/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff families,

     

    This is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. Just as a reminder the Monthly Calendar will be sent home in Tuesday folders this week. The link to the newsletter is attached to the email and a copy is on the front of the website for those who have not subscribed. 

     

    Monday

    Purple Day

    Cultural Arts Performance

    Craftivity Club

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Tuesday

    Blue Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    PTA Meeting at 7:00 in the Media Center

     

    Wednesday

    Red Day

    1st Grade Field Trip

    Y-Learning

     

    Thursday

    Orange Day

    International Night 5:00-7:00- Come see the world and experience the cultures of our families.

    Garden Club Group A

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Friday

    Yellow Day

    2nd Grade Field Trip

    Report Cards Go Home

    Y-Learning

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  • Principal Message, March 17, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 3/17/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff families,

     

    This is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. Over the past year, I switched to an online newsletter format in the hopes that it would allow greater access for families to have school information on their phones through email and texts. Based on feedback from families, they would prefer to receive the school calendar on paper so it is easy to post for all members of their family. 

     

    We will be sending the March calendar home this week and families will receive the calendar before the first day of each month. I will continue to post the dates on the front of our webpage and post the newsletter as well in case you need access remotely. 

     

    Coming up this week:

     

    Monday

    Orange Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Battle of the Books

    Craftivity Club

    Spirit Night @ Tijuana Flats

     

     

    Tuesday

    Yellow Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

    Wednesday

    Green Day

    Student Council

    Y-Learning

    Mad Science

     

    Thursday

    Blue Day

    Garden Club Group A

    4th and 5th Grade Family Partnership Night 

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

     

    Friday

    Red Day

    Mindfulness in the Morning

    Y-Learning

     

    Saturday

    8:30-11:30

    Coffee & Grounds

    RCMS Parent Conferences in the Media Center and Gym

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  • Principal Message, March 10, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 3/10/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff Bulldogs,

     

    This is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. Thank you to our wonderful PTA and and our entire Briarcliff community for supporting our teachers. 

     

    I have a couple of safety reminders for families this week. The front entrance of the school is designated for Day Care vans in the morning. Families are not to use that entrance for drop off until after 8:25 when carpool has shut down. We had a close call on Friday and I want to keep all of our children and staff safe.

    There are rarely lines in carpool in the morning due to the length of time for arrival. 

     

    Monday

    Orange Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Battle of the Books

    Craftivity Club

     

    Tuesday

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Family Partnership Night for Kindergarten and First Grade Families. It is not too late to let us know if you want to come to learn about how to support your child with Math at home.

    *Dinner and childcare are provided. 

     

    Wednesday

    Green Day

    Y-Learning

    Mad Science

     

    Thursday

    Blue Day

    First in Fitness Competition! Wish our students well for all of their hard work. We know you will make us proud. 

    Koala

    Y-Learning

     

     

    Friday

    Red Day

    Mindfulness in the Morning

    3rd Grade Field Trip

    Y-Learning

     

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  • Principal Message, March 3, 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Raiford on 3/3/2019

    Good evening Briarcliff Bulldogs,

     

    This is Mrs. Raiford with your weekend announcements. We have quite a few clubs underway at Briarcliff. Please be sure to check the calendar to verify the times if your child is enrolled. It is Teacher Appreciation Week at Briarcliff and our PTA has done an excellent job getting ready for this week.

     

    Monday, March 4EXPLORE your feelings: Give your teacher something that lets them know how much you appreciate them--cards! Make a card, buy a card, or simply be on your best behavior today!

    Orange Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Craftivity Club

     

    Tuesday, March 5Help your teacher EXPLORE their senses: Bring in scented lotions, candles, soaps or even a pretty flower.

    Yellow Day

    First in Fitness Practice

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    PTA Meeting at 7:00 in the Media Center

     

    Wednesday, March 6Give your teacher a taste of the WORLD: Does your teacher like something salty or sweet? Coffee or tea? Bring in their favorite treat to eat or for their favorite restaurant. 

    Green Day

    Y-Learning

     

    Thursday, March 7Make your classroom the best in the WORLD: Help make your classroom a more peaceful place. Be a good listener. Bring in any supplies that could help your teacher.

    Blue Day

    Koala

    Y-Learning

    Garden Club- Please make sure you come to the right day. 

    2nd/ 3rd Grade Family Partnership Night- Teams will work with you on activities that you can do at home. A free pasta dinner will be provided and childcare. 

     

    Friday, March 8Help your teacher be their own EXPLORER: Bring in a card to your teacher’s favorite store.

    Red Day

    Mindfulness in the Morning

    Students will be dismissed at 12:30. Our wonderful PTA will be hosting our Teacher Appreciation luncheon that afternoon. 

     

    Here is the Monthly Bulldog Newsletter

     

     

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