BVE – El Toco Dine Out Fundraiser Tonight – 20% for BVE

Briar Vista Elementary logo

When: Tonight 9/24/2013

Where: El Toco North Highland

Time: 5pm - 8pm

What: Briar Vista Elementary Dine Out Fundraiser

 

One of the easiest, and most delicious, ways you can help raise money to support Briar Vista Elementary is to participate in their Dine Out Spirit Nights.

This month our Dine Out restaurant is El Taco at 1186 North Highland Ave.

It's so simple to participate! All you have to do is eat at El Taco between 5 and 8pm and tell them your with BVE. Anyone can participate: neighbors, relatives, co-workers, pretty much anyone you want to recruit.

20% of all BVE proceeds will go straight to Briar Vista.

AND, if they have more than 60 guests attend, El Taco will donate 20% of the entire night to Briar Vista!

Here are some tips to help us meet our goal of 60 guests:
Make reservations and be sure to tell them you are with BVE! 404-873-4656. Tell your neighbors, friends, relatives & co-workers. We look forward to seeing you (and all of your friends) at El Taco!

Druid Hills Charter Cluster Vote – Tuesday Aug 13th

View the Charter Petition Before the August 13th Vote

A copy of the Petition in full is located on the Charter Cluster Website and in the front offices and Media Centers of DHHS, DHMS, or Avondale, Briar Vista, Fernbank, Laurel Ridge, or McLendon Elementary Schools.For a streamlined version of the petition, check out the Executive Summary.

Get Out the Vote!

Date: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Where:  Druid Hills High School GYMNASIUM
Address:  1798 Haygood Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Click here for complete voting details!

www.druidhillschartercluster.org

 

Town Hall Meeting with Marshall Orson, Dekalb County School Board Member

Title: Town Hall Meeting with Marshall Orson, Dekalb County School Board Member
Location: Emory Presbyterian is located at 1886 North Decatur, Road, Atlanta, GA 30307
Description: Please join Marshall Orson, DeKalb County School Board member, for a Town Hall on February 19th from 7pm to 8:30pm at Emory Presbyterian Church.

Marshall will address critical issues concerning the DeKalb County School District including accreditation, leadership, and reform ideas. Emory Presbyterian is located at 1886 North Decatur, Road, Atlanta, GA 30307.

Mr. Orson is our new School Board Representative. It is extremely important that we voice how important BriarVista Elementary is to our community.

Mr. Orson, lives and has been involved with the Fernbank Elementary School cluster for some time and in the past has talked openly about closing BriarVista Elementary. Currently there is discussion about creating a Driud Hills High School Charter Cluster, it is unclear how this would effect BVE school.

We ask you to stay informed as much as possible as this affects every household in our neighborhood.

To stay up-to-date with developments, the following blog provides current information:

http://dekalbschoolwatch.wordpress.com/
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2013-02-19
End Time: 20:30

BriarVista Elementary Update

HOW WILL DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION AND CLOSURE AFFECT YOU?

HOW WILL AN ABANDONED SCHOOL AFFECT YOUR PROPERTY VALUES?

HOW WILL THE COUNTY SPEND YOUR TAX DOLLARS?

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER SPLOST? HOW WILL THIS MONEY BE SPENT?

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD?

As President of the Briar Vista PTA I am asking for your help assuring our school's ability to continue serving the community.

Briar Vista Elementary is critical to the health of our community:

·         Achieved the standard set by " No Child Left Behind" 6 out  of the last 7 years.

·         One of 3 public elementary schools in the state offering Montessori teaching as an option.

·         Open capacity to receive students from area schools already over capacity.

·         Active community partner with local neighborhood association's initiatives

Great schools make great communities!  As a citizen and tax payer in Dekalb county you need to know of the county's plan to redistrict, renovate, and close school this year and in the future.  Their plan called "2020 Vision" is a 10 year plan to evaluate schools for physical adequacy, get input from the community, consolidate schools and redistrict, and upgrade and/or build schools in the future.

IF YOU DO NOT MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD NOW THERE WILL NOT BE ANOTHER OPORTUNITY!!!!

By clicking  on the link below you can immediately have a voice in this process.  The survey takes about 1 minute and the results directly impact the decisions made by the county.

http://surveymonkey.com/s/vision-2020

There are other ways to get involved.  If you would like to support our efforts click on the below link to find out what you can do to help.

http://www.briarvistapta.org/dcss

Please contact me at president@briarvistapta.org with question or comments.

Thanks and best regards,

Matt Huey

President

Briar Vista PTA

Click Below for a link to the BriarVista Elementary's newsletter.

https://www.woodlandhillsatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Newsletter-Nov-2010-Draft5.pdf

Brad Grulke
WHNA, President
phone: (404) 290-4056



BriarVista Elementary Update: Removed from list of possible schools closing

Per the AJC article this morning, Dekalb County-which is closing at least 4 elementary schools this summer-has removed BriarVista Elementary from the list of possible schools to close.

http://www.ajc.com/news/dekalb/10-schools-remain-on-420627.html

BriarVista Elementary is critical to our subdivision in many ways.

A lot of residents don't know much about the school.  Therefore, in the next few months I intend to get information to you from teachers, parents, and the principal of BriarVista Elementary.

Brad Grulke
WHNA, President
phone: (404) 290-4056