J.R. Briggs Family Newsletter April 4, 2019

MCAS Starts Next Week For 5th-Grade

We have been informing you for many weeks that MCAS was coming for our upper grades at JRB. Next week we start the assessments with our 5th-Grade ELA. Here is the rest of the schedule.


  • Grade 5- Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 & 11
  • Grade 4- Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 & 24
  • Grade 3- Thursday and Friday, April 25 & 26.


  • Grade 5- Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30 & May 1
  • Grade 4- Thursday and Friday, May 2 & 3
  • Grade 3- Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 & 8

Science and Technology

Grade 5- Thursday and Friday, May 9 & 10

The 18 Annual Community Benefit Hockey Game

In addition to the game, we are selling a limited number of "Be Someone's Rainbow" bracelets for $1. The bracelets also raise funds for this year's beneficiary, Ella. Students (or parents) may purchase the bracelets at appropriate times (not leaving class) throughout the next two days (Thursday and Friday). 100% of the sale goes to support the fund.

Calendar Correction

The next early release day will be May 31st and not June 7th, as previously published. The Friday before Graduation Sunday - June 2nd is a district-wide traditional half day for building based activities and it was recorded in error. Attached is the corrected calendar.

Substitutes Wanted

As a district we are looking for more substitutes. If you have a desire to come in and work with students, please click here to find the packet needed to apply. We would love to have you join us at JRB!

Artful Insights
Music/Chorus News

Congradulations to our JRB Concert Band and our Chorus as they participate in the district Choral and Band nights. There is still one more event of this series left:

  • DISTRICT JAZZ NIGHT at OAKMONT Thurs., 4/11/19 at 6:30pm.

In addition, if you have a child that takes music or voice lessons, please click the link below. It will take you to a quick survey regarding a recital night.

PTA News & Events

Yearbook Update

Grab Some JRB Gear

The store is still open for some JRB attire. Click the link below for the store page.

What's Coming Up!
  • April 6- Fun Run and Benefit Hockey Game
  • April 10 and 11- 5th-Grade ELA MCAS
  • April 11- District Jazz Night
  • April 15-19- April Vacation
  • April 23 and 24- 4th-Grade ELA MCAS
  • April 25 and 26- 3rd Grade ELA MCAS
Ash-West SEPAC

The Ash-West SEPAC is in the process of planning our 2nd Annual Remarkable Inspiration in Special Education (RISE) Awards Ceremony. It will be held on May 9th at 6:30PM in the JR Briggs Cafeteria. We are very excited that Eric Dawley has accepted our invitation as our Keynote speaker and will share about the amazing impact of the Unified Basketball program on Oakmont students, families and our community as a whole. More information about this event will be forthcoming.

Other Special Education News

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