• Friday at 5:00: Braelinn News

    November 9, 2018


    Congratulations Laura Minter, Braelinn Elementary Teacher of the Year!

    How would you know before Friday@ 5:00?  Follow us on Twitter!

    @BraelinnStars (Come on, we only have 27 followers!)



    BRAELINN FUN RUN: TOMORROW, Saturday, November 10

    Tomorrow is the Braelinn Fun Run (Run for the Stars Salutes our Veterans!) The race starts and ends at the school. 

    8:30am 1-Mile Walk/Run.  9:00am 5K.  Still need to register?  No worries, arrive 6:30-8:00am in the cafeteria to register.  Already registered? Race packets were sent home with Braelinn students today.  If your child was absent today, we will have your packet in the cafeteria in the morning from 6:30-8:00am.  Parking is limited, so golf carts are best.  Arrive early and dress warm.  For student safety, The Braelinn playground is closed during the Fun Run.




    The PTO will be holding a Parent Vote Monday, November 12, in the school lobby from 9:00-10:00am.  The vote will be supervised by Principal, Jennifer Couch, with no PTO meeting, so please come prepared to simply vote YES OR NO.           All Braelinn parents and staff are encouraged to vote.  (The Staff Vote will be held 6:30-8:00am November 12.)  The vote will be counted and an email sent to all Braelinn staff and parents by 4:00pm Monday.  The vote is a YES/NO VOTE to spend $10,000 to retain an attorney to solve the legal issues faced as a result of the tax situation disclosed at the first PTO meeting of the year.   FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR ALL INFORMATION POSTED ON THE PTO WEBSITE: https://braelinnpto.com 


    TUESDAY, November 13…YOU HAVE PLANS!

    5:00-7:00 pm Braelinn Chick-fil-A Spirit Night at the Starr’s Mill location 1222 Highway 74 South with the Braelinn Elementary Book Fair open all day 8:00am to 6:00pm.  You can do both!  Read, Eat, Read, Eat, Read…




    ALL LUNCH TIMES ARE MODIFIED November 14, with ONLY K and 4th grade in the cafeteria that day.  No lunch visitors for grades 1, 2, 3, or 5 this day.  Reservation forms were due today.  If you missed registration, you must register by 10:00am Monday so we have an accurate food order. Stop by the office or email knapp.shari@mail.fcboe.org before 10:00am Monday.

    (For your calendars:  December 12- Holiday Lunch Grades 1-2.  February 7 - Holiday Lunch Grades 3 & 5.)



    Join Ms. Couch for conversations about Chromebook usage, homework, and elementary grading policies.




    If you are interested in volunteering to help at the registers, please check out this SignUp Genius link!

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4aaeab2ba46-fall1      We NEED VOLUNTEERS!

    Book Fair Hours:

    Monday Nov. 12    11am to 3 pm (OPENS LATE for visitors, but opens for student-only shopping at 8am)

    Tuesday Nov. 13    8 am to 6 pm (Late night for families! Also Chick-fil-A Spirit Night 5-7PM!

    Wednesday Nov. 14   8 am to 3 pm (also K & 4th grade Holiday Lunch)

    Thursday Nov. 15   8 am to 3 pm (also Chat with the Principal in the Cafeteria 9:00-10:00am)

    Friday Nov. 16    8 am - 12 pm (CLOSES EARLY!)


    Book Fair fliers have gone home with students!  We do have an online book fair in case you can't make it in to the school:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/braelinnelementaryschool2

    Items will be shipped to the school.  Please make sure to include your child's name on the order!

    Thank you for supporting this fundraiser for the Braelinn Media Center.  All proceeds will go back into the media center for new books and other library materials!  Send questions to Patricia Hipps.  hipps.patricia@mail.fcboe.org




    LAST CHANCE…Monday, November 12 is the last day to purchase your magnet for $6 or RETURN the magnet to school Monday.  Please note, ALL magnets must be accounted for by Monday.  Checks can be made out to Braelinn Elementary.  Ordered products will arrive prior to holiday/semester break.  The products make great gifts; so be thinking about all those relatives who are hard to buy for.  Fundraising money this year will be used by Dr. Mitchell for your child’s art program experience.  In the past Dr. Mitchell has been able to bring in an amazing cartoonist that the kids had a blast learning from.  Questions can be directed to Micki Walker (pmwalkerptc@gmail.com


    PLEASE JOIN PICK-UP PATROL: Safely Dismissing 533 children under the age of 11 in 20 minutes

    If you are still receiving emails every Thursday to join PUP, please use the link in your email to join PUP today before the link expires.  All afternoon transportation changes must be entered in PUP by 1:45pm.  PUP is now our one-stop-shop for all transportation changes.  Still need help? Please email oden.jan@mail.fcboe.org



    VETERAN’S SLIDESHOW LINK:   https://youtu.be/sbLYM44dLOI

    Today, Braelinn Elementary honored more than 100 veterans during our annual Veteran’s Program. Thank you Braelinn families for all you do to serve our country, our community and our school.  I am honored to work with you and your children/grandchildren.    Today’s slideshow (Thank you Karen Mello!) is also posted on our website.

    Thank you SMHS Band for making our celebration musical!  Follow us on Twitter to see the band! @BraelinnStars



    In a Nutshell:

    November 10 Fun Run DRESS WARM

    November 11 A day of restJ

    November 12-16 Book Fair

    November 12 PTO Voting.  Magnet orders due.  K/4 Holiday Lunch reservations by 10am.

    November 13 Chick-fil-A Spirit Night and Book Fair Family Night

    November 14 Holiday Lunch K and 4th Grade (No lunch visitors grades 1, 2, 3, and 5)

    November 15 Chat with the Principal

    November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break


    Thank you for all you do to make Braelinn a great place to lead and learn!