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Bulldog Bulletin for the Week of 2/8/21

Upcoming Important Dates


2/15 - Calendar Day Out-No School

2/16 - Teacher Workday

2/17 - Students in grade K-3 return to school full time, Students in Grades 4 and 5 return to school in Rotations. Rotation B (Rotation 2) returns this week

2/24 - Asynchronous Day


From the PTA

To celebrate Valentine's Day and welcome our amazing teachers & staff back to school, we're asking families to "Buy a Teacher a Treat" and help the PTA Hospitality Committee give each of them something sweet on February 16th. If you are interested in helping, please donate here:


Thank you for your help! We love our Briarcliff Family!



Important: Complete a Meal Benefits Application by Feb. 26, 2021 


Please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. For every student that turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the student and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school which means more services for students, especially students that are struggling in reading or math. These funds also are used for materials and supplies for students and teachers. These are valuable resources that teachers can use to improve student achievement.  


Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at . Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535. 



Updated Return to School Information


Kindergarten-3rd Grade

All kindergarten students signed up for in person learning will return to school on Wednesday, February 17th. You will be notified on Monday afternoon of any classroom assignments that have changed.


Grades 4 and 5

Students in Grades 4 and 5 will return to school the week of January 15th in groups of 3 cohorts (Rotations). Cohort (Rotation) and class assignments will be sent out by the end of the day on Monday. Here are the dates for each cohort (rotation for the remainder of the year)




From our School Counselors

Restorative Practice and Community Building Circles

Please see the attached flyers for Educators, Parents, and Caretakers to explore circles. 

English version

Spanish version 

We are launching this Saturday from 9am-10:30 am, and we have many open spaces for participants. Thank you for spreading the word! 


Food Distribution Locations


Kirk of Kildaire West - 1st & 3rd Saturdays (10am - noon)

White Oak Church West - 1st & 3rd Fridays (noon - 2pm)

First United Methodist Cary - West - 2nd & 4th Fridays (noon - 1pm)

Triangle Community Church - 2nd & 4th Saturdays (10am - noon)


Counseling Google Classroom

Based on feedback, we have created a Counseling Google Classroom for all students. We hope this helps students connect to our resources. You should now see this classroom on your student’s Google Classroom dashboard and they just need to “accept.” This will allow you and your student to book counseling sessions and access our meeting locations with less confusion.


Lunch Bunch Offerings 

We are offering optional lunch bunches for all grade levels. This is a time for kids to come say hi, chat, and be social with each other under the supervision of BES staff and/or your School Counselors. We will consider adding sections based on interest. Lunch bunch is ongoing until Spring Break. 





Location (Google Meet in Google Classroom) Links Below To Google Meet.











Staff Shout Out!


Our teachers have been working extremely hard to plan lessons, activities, and discussions that are engaging for all students. If you would like to give a Shout -out to any of the Briarcliff Staff, please use this link to record a “Staff Shout-Out”. These are posted on our website!