Dear Briargrove Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! This year’s PTO fundraising goal will look different as we adapt to the challenges our school and community will face due to COVID-19.  While our fundraising will look different this year, our commitment to supporting our school and community remains unchanged.  This year, expect to see the Briargrove PTO step up in this uncertain time and increase funds that support vital programs not funded by HISD including:

  • IB program

  • Security

  • Curriculum Support

  • Teacher Training and Supplies

  • School and Playground Facilities

The Briargrove PTO believes in fostering a culture of 100% participation, where we all stand together to support our school and students, regardless of the size of the contribution. Donating to the Briargrove PTO Annual Fund comes with benefits not only for your family, but also for your child’s education. Please consider supporting our Roadrunners as we strive to make Briargrove the best it can be!

Giving Opportunities

Annual Giving


Let’s all support our school and our children by making a donation to the Annual Fund. Our goal is 100% participation, no matter the size of your donation! 

Giving Levels: 

Giving Tree $1500+
Incentives below, plus:
Family Naming Rights for Selected School Area (Library, Blacktop Pavilion, Cafeteria, and more!). First come, first served!
Permanent Name Placement on BGE Donor Tree

1957 Society $750+
Incentives below, plus:
Invitation to Spring Donor Party
Legacy Circle $250+
Incentives below, plus:
Invitation to Spring Family Social Event

Green and White Club $100+
Incentives below, plus:
BGE Water Bottle

Roadrunner Friend $1+
Acknowledgement in Newsletter
“I love the PTO” Backpack Tag for each BGE student
Each and every dollar counts! 

DONATE HERE

Corporate Underwriting


Do your family, friends, or neighbors own a company interested in supporting our Briargrove community and making a meaningful impact on our school and students? Check out our Corporate Underwriting page to learn about the many opportunities for companies to give through our program.

Fall Fair: 
Purchase a pumpkin to paint! This fun event will coincide with our annual Spaghetti Dinner on October 26th. 

Auction: October 5 – 11
This week of online fun provides many opportunities to show your support. Sign up for student parties and adult only socials. There will be many insta-buy items that you and your roadrunner will love! 

Read-a-Thon: February 28 – March 11
Gear up for an exciting week of reading! Prizes will be given for students in each grade with the most minutes logged. Encourage your friends and family to show their support by donating to your student!

Support BGE Throughout the Year

PTO


All parents, guardians, teachers and administrators are eligible members of the BGE PTO! We encourage you to attend a general meeting to get involved and meet other members of our community. See the
PTO Calendar & Events page for dates. 

Dad’s Club


Join the PTO Dad’s Club. Enjoy time with other school dads, listen to interesting speakers, and help with specific school projects. Past projects include carpeting the music room and building the Parent Patio.

BGE Spirit Days and Nights


BGE Spirit Days and Nights are a way to give back to local restaurants as well as support your school all while crossing dinner (and/or lunch) off your to-do list.  When you order from the participating restaurant, the restaurant gives back 10-20% to BGE PTO.

Hospitality:

Join the PTO Hospitality Committee to volunteer for events at school and at parent’s homes. We will host parent speaker series, a Spaghetti Dinner in the fall and a Heroes Dance in the spring. 

Grade Parent Committee:

Join the The PTO Grade Parent Committee to coordinate help to our amazing teachers. Committee members will lead creative efforts to meet classroom needs identified throughout throughout the school year. We know that happy, supported teachers equal happy, supported kids.  It’s a perfect opportunity for those who want to be more involved with their children’s grade-level teachers while collaborating with other parents.

Please contact committee chairs Crystal Wade and Sara Muir to express an interest: Crystal.Wade@hotmail.com and Sara.Muir@hotmail.com

Community Partners

Amazon 
Shop at smile.amazon.com and choose “Briargrove Elementary PTO” as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a portion of your purchase amounts to our school.

Kroger 
Link your Kroger card online at Kroger.com under “Community Rewards” These are easy ways for your extended family and friends to support our school as well. Please pass this information along to grandparents, uncles and aunts, neighbors, coworkers, etc.

BGE Gear:

Show your school spirit in your BGE gear! School shirts with the new Briargrove Crest will be available for purchase.