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Bulldog Bulletin for the Week of 4/20/20



Read Aloud from Mrs. Nelson


Since kids had to write in their journal, Mrs. Nelson decided to write her own and it turned into a book! Enjoy! Click Here. A special thanks to Mrs. Wooten, Mrs Morten, and Mrs. Barber for helping me make the video!



Thank you !!!


Ms. Benton and I want to take a minute to thank all of our teachers, students, and parents who have  shown perseverance, love, open mindedness, and bravery in such a new landscape. As we embark on the Remote Learning Adventure we have seen growth, challenges and change. We are appreciative of your grace, patience, kindness, and understanding.We hope you are all staying safe and healthy.

Thank you to Ms. Soder


It was Media Specialist Week and @BriarcliffES we have the very BEST media specialist @WCPSS. Thanks for all you do to encourage Bulldogs to read everyday! Please have students send her emails!


Breakfast with Mrs. Nelson & Ms. Benton


Please feel free to login to breakfast just to say hi or ask a question. We are missing our bulldogs and would love to see you! Tuesday Mornings from 8-8:30 at the link below.

BES Remote Learning Schedule


Here is a copy of the schedule for Briarcliff ES students. We understand that some families may need to adjust their times based on their schedules and personal situations. We are asking that every student participate in the activities that will be provided in their teacher’s Google Classroom. 





Please make sure your child has gotten the google classroom code for our specialist from their classroom teacher. They are doing some amazing things in music, art, pe, media, technology and STEAM. Be sure to join them daily from 10:30-11:00! 


UNC-TV Learning Opportunity


UNC-TV and the NC Department of Public Instruction are expanding their educational programming for all students PreK through grade 12. This will be especially useful for students who have not yet accessed digital resources for remote learning. Please click here to access the information and schedules.

Remote Learning Resources


WCPSS has created the Remote Learning Site to support families and their students. Please click the link above for the most up to date information. 

Technology Support for Families


Have a technical issue?

  • Contact the Help Desk through the online system at
  • Use this link for additional information regarding technology
  • Call our Help Desk at 919-694-8100 (the HelpDesk will be staffed to take calls weekdays from 7:00am -5:00pm)



Virtual Spirit Week


We will have a new SPIRIT IDEA for each day of the school week for the entire month. Here is the link. You can print it out and hang as a reminder or visit our website to see it.


4/20- Draw a picture of you being brave and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


4/21-Dress up like a favorite book character and then add an adventure for that character. Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


4/22- Draw a picture of a Bulldog and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


4/23- Read a book to your favorite stuffed animal and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


4/24- Wear your Briarcliff shirt and Tweet it @BriarcliffES and @MrsLoriNelson #BESVirtualSpiritDay


Blossoming Bulldogs SPRING into READING!!!


Our reading challenge for April is to read 15-20 minutes EVERYDAY. There is time built into the Remote Learning Schedule for this. If we hit 100,000 minutes we will have a Virtual Dance Party with all of the teachers. Please feel free to print this form to keep track. At the end of the month we will have you fill out the same form you did above for March. When your kids are reading please post pictures on twitter @BriarcliffES @MrsLoriNelson @drtsexton @WesternArea #BulldogsRead