December Newsletter - Neill on Wheels - Giving Tree - PAC - Family Tech Talk - Spirit Night - Holiday Coffee Concert - Parties

Sat, Dec 3 1:54pm

A Message from Principal Neill: Happy December! Can you believe we are almost finished with our first semester? Time is truly flying by this year! We have two weeks left in this semester, and during t ... [More]

Thanksgiving Week reminder AGC

Tue, Nov 22 6:50pm

For all of our families this week:  Be safe, know you are loved, and we look forward to seeing you all next week (AFTER we all take some time to give thanks!)   Wait a second...why does our Eagle look ... [More]

Thanks - Taping Ms. Neill - Landscaper - Annual Giving Fund - and MORE

Sun, Nov 13 2:29pm

A message from Principal Neill: Greetings BVE Family and Friends, The Fall Festival was Amazing!!!!  Thank you so much to our PTO, under the Leadership of Shannon Thies.  We had such a great turn out ... [More]

Fall Festival Recap - Pictures - Money for Music - Veterans Day Carpool

Tue, Nov 8 5:52pm

Fall Festival Recap Thank you one and all that came out to have a great time. For those that donated time by volunteering, MANY THANKS, we could not have done it without you. Thank you to our lovely v ... [More]

Fall Festival - Last chance for wristbands!

Thu, Nov 3 4:55pm

FALL FESTIVAL Order your LIMITED TIME Fall Festival Wristband Friday, November 4th, from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us for fun and games to help raise money for our classrooms! Pre-Order your wristband o ... [More]

Fall Festival THIS FRIDAY!

Tue, Nov 1 8:23pm

FALL FESTIVAL Order your LIMITED TIME Fall Festival Wristband Friday, November 4th, from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us for fun and games to help raise money for our classrooms!   What does the wristband ... [More]


Sun, Oct 30 1:10pm

Games * Prizes * Food * Fun Friday, November 4th, from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  Join us for fun and games to help raise money for our classrooms!   WRISTBAND Pre-Order your wristband or tickets today for a ... [More]

Fall Festival Details

Fri, Oct 28 6:58pm

FALL FESTIVAL Friday, November 4th after school (4:30 pm - 7:30pm) Games * Prizes * Food * Fun Ticket prices: 1 - 24 tickets $1 25 tickets $20 50 tickets $35 75 tickets $50 100 tickets $65 Order your ... [More]

Fall Festival Wristbands! LIMTED TIME OFFER!

Tue, Oct 25 5:05pm

FALL FESTIVAL Order your LIMITED TIME Fall Festival Wristband Friday, November 4th, from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Join us for fun and games to help raise money for our classrooms! Pre-Order your wristband o ... [More]

Mod Pizza, Red Ribbon Week, and FALL FESTIVAL! Wristbands and volunteer opportunities.

Sun, Oct 23 4:19pm

A Message from Principal Neill: Greetings BVE Family and Friends, Our International Night was a HUGE SUCCESS! I am so proud of our International Committee for the fantastic night they put together. Th ... [More]

Traffic concerns, International Night, Pumpkin Patch, and Fall Festival Sign Up,

Sat, Oct 15 3:38pm

A message from Principal Neill:  Greetings BVE Family and Friends, We have had a wonderful week at Briar Vista! We hope that you all have had an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher during ou ... [More]

PENNY WARS Sneak Attacks

Sun, Oct 2 4:00pm

Great job on all of the weekend sneak attacks! If you're going to add a sneak attack you can go through Zelle ( or PayPal (  

October Spirit Night correction

Sat, Oct 1 12:21pm

WHOOPS! Our Spirit night at Mod Pizza ( 2502 Blackmon Dr, Suite 810 Decatur, GA 30033) is ALL DAY on Wednesday, October 26th! Come in for lunch or dinner and be sure to mention Briar Vista Elementary ... [More]

Weekly update, Penny Wars leaderboards, Adult Eagles, and more.

Fri, Sep 30 6:42pm

A Message from Principle Neill:    Greetings BVE Family and Friends, Happy October!!! Now is the time to enjoy the second Spring of the year with all the leaves changing and the cooler temperatures. A ... [More]

Correction on PAC meeting

Fri, Sep 23 7:35pm

The next scheduled PAC meeting is October 17, 2022. Meeting details to come.

September 23rd Newsletter. Fall Garden Day Penny Wars. Whitney McGinniss. PAC Meeting.

Fri, Sep 23 5:35pm

Message from Principal Neill:  Greetings Briar Vista Families and Friends, ** Fall Garden Day Is Cancelled and will be Rescheduled** Wow, it's hard to believe we are in the last week of September! We ... [More]


Tue, Sep 20 12:35pm

We are not using TreeRing for our yearbook this year.  If you receive an email from them offering to purchase the 2022-2023 yearbook, please disregard it. If you have already purchased through TreeRin ... [More]

September 16th Newsletter, Hispanic Heritage Month, Penny Wars, FALL FESTIVAL

Fri, Sep 16 4:33pm

A note from Principal Neill:  Greetings BVE Family, Friends, and Community, We had a wonderful turnout for our Title I Annual Meeting. Please take time to share your feedback and how we can best serve ... [More]

Tonight is the last of Dragon Bowl Give Back!

Wed, Sep 14 3:06pm

Dragon Bowl graciously gave us THREE days to order!  TONIGHT is the last night! Wednesday 9/14.  You can dine in, carry out and even have your order delivered all day! Don't forget to mention you're s ... [More]

September 9, 2022 Newsletter

Fri, Sep 9 4:23pm

A note from Principal Neill Greetings BVE Family, Friends, and Community, We had a wonderful week with our Coffee and Conversations and Grandparent's Luncheon. Thank you so much for your involvement i ... [More]

Attention Adult Eagles! This means YOU!

Thu, Sep 8 4:50pm

Dads, Moms, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Grandparents, Caretakers, Briar Vista Neighbors! We'd love to have your help in the morning to help get our Eagles safely out of their cars and into the school read ... [More]

September 2, 2022 Newsletter

Fri, Sep 2 4:40pm

Neill's Newsflash  Greetings Briar Vista Families and Friends, Enjoy your long weekend celebrating Labor Day!!! Tuesday will mark a day that you will need to review arrival and dismissal with your fam ... [More]

Principal Advisory Council (PAC) voting 9/20-9/27

Wed, Aug 31 5:15pm

There are 2 open seats and the deadline to declare your nomination is 9/2 (Friday). Elections will be administered by the DCSD School Innovation Department. All eligible voters will vote via an online ... [More]

August 26th Neill's News & PTO Information Update

Fri, Aug 26 6:27pm

Letter from our Principal Ms. Neill:  Greetings Briar Vista Families and Friends, Thank you to our parents who were able to attend in person or virtually to our Title I Curriculum Night on August 23rd ... [More]

Week of 8/22 Updates

Sun, Aug 21 6:14pm

Greetings Briar Vista Family and Friends,      MAP Testing Our teachers will start MAP Assessments for Grades 1-5 Monday-Friday. MAP assessment data is used to guide instruction and tailor individuali ... [More]

Neill's Newsflash August 12, 2022

Mon, Aug 15 9:16am

Greetings BVE Families,   Congratulations! You made it through the first week of school! Our teachers are already into their instructional modes. Please help your child stay on top of their academic p ... [More]

A message from Principal Neill

Fri, Jul 15 9:11pm

Greeting Family and Friends, I hope you are enjoying your Summer, we are getting ready to welcome you to another exciting year at Briar Vista!!! Continue to get the most of the few weeks you have left ... [More]


Thu, May 19 9:42am

Friday, May 20th is the last day of school. Students will be released at 11:15 am. There is NO AFTERCARE. Have a safe, happy, and healthy summer!

BVE Community Support Needed!

Tue, May 17 9:34am

Briar Vista Community: We ask for your continued support of our great school as we enter summer break. Please read the attached information from the Principal Advisory Council (PAC) on how you can adv ... [More]

Did you forget to order a yearbook?

Mon, May 16 3:14pm

There are a very limited amount of yearbooks available for purchase starting Tuesday, May 17th in the school's front office.  First come first serve, sorry no holds. CASH ONLY $20

End of 2021-2022 year. Last day of school, graduations, summer camp, and more information!

Sun, May 15 2:40pm

Families, it's hard to believe that we're on the last week of the school year! Make sure you check with your teacher(s) for any directions on taking home items from the classroom.  Pre-Kindergarten an ... [More]

Talent Show, Friday May 13th 10:30 & 12:30

Thu, May 12 3:05pm

Join us online for the talent show Friday, May 13th at 10:30 am and again at 12:30pm!  

Last day to order yearbooks is TODAY! Monday May 2, 2022

Mon, May 2 12:41pm

Today is the last day to order your 2021-2022 yearbook!  The cost is $19.59 if you order BEFORE Tuesday, May 3rd. After Tuesday, May 3rd, the yearbook will be mailed directly to your home and you will ... [More]

Upcoming May Events! 5/20 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Wed, Apr 27 12:30pm

May 2nd - May 7th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Be sure to thank your child(ren)'s teacher. They are hands down, the best!   You can now order your 2021-2022 Briar Vista Elementary School YEARBOOK! Th ... [More]

PAC meeting postponed to Wednesday, May 4th at 4PM. Agenda and link will remain the same.

Wed, Apr 13 12:48pm

Hello.  Today's PAC meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, May 4th at 4pm.  The same teams link will remain.

April 4 - 15 Newsletter

Sat, Apr 2 7:00pm

No school this week, it's SPRING BREAK! April 4 - 8 We hope you all have a fun and restful Spring Break! Be safe and we will see you all on Monday, April 11th.   PAC MEETING Wednesday, April 13th from ... [More]

Silver Graphics Fundraiser

Mon, Mar 28 6:40pm

Dear Parents, Our SilverGraphics Art Fundraiser is underway. Order Catalogs were sent home recently. You can order beautiful keepsakes personalized with your child's artwork. These make great gifts an ... [More]

Virtual Career Day - We need YOU!

Mon, Feb 28 4:00pm

  Dear families, We are preparing for a virtual Career Day. Please help us by participating. You can participate by. . . Recording a 3–5-minute video of you at work State your name, present job, and e ... [More]

Week of February 28 - March 4 Newsletter

Mon, Feb 28 3:49pm

  Join us for our FIRST Used Book Sale   When: Wed, Mar 2 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Where: Briar Vista Elementary School   Come out and support our school as we kick off our annual fund drive with a book sale! ... [More]

School Pictures Are Ready!

Fri, Feb 4 6:11pm

School Pictures are here!! Please read this information carefully!   ***IF YOU NEED TO MAKE CHANGES***   Contact PTO Co-President Kande Buck-Johnson ... [More]

DCSD Device Survey ending soon

Thu, Feb 3 6:45pm

The DeKalb County School District device survey is closing soon. Make sure your family has responded.

January 24-28 Newsletter

Tue, Jan 25 10:41am

Montessori Parent Meeting January 25, 2022 Please join our Montessori Parent Meeting Virtually Agenda Items: Garden Updates Staffing School Choice Farmer's Market Join on your computer or mobile app C ... [More]

Anyone Else Switching to Remote?

Sun, Jan 9 3:05pm

I’m hearing from some people across the district that all we need to do is email the principal if we want to continue on remotely. Has anyone had any luck emailing Ms. Neill?

January 10-14 Newsletter

Sat, Jan 8 6:33pm

Back to the building We will return to school in person January 10, 2022. We are required to have all students and staff members wear mask and practice CDC guidelines. Please visit our https:// ... [More]

Holiday Coffee Concert! Friday, December 17th SCHEDULE

Mon, Dec 13 9:47am

Hello BVE Families!   It is time for our annual Holiday Coffee concert. The performances will be virtual this year, so grab your favorite coffee mug and tune in this Friday, December 17th to see our s ... [More]

December 13 - 17 Newsletter

Fri, Dec 10 5:46pm

2021 Virtual Giving Tree It's that time of year again! Our 2021 Giving Tree launch!⁠ Please see the SignUp Genius link and scroll through the tabs on top to pick the child you will support. ⁠ Thank yo ... [More]

2021 Virtual Giving Tree is LIVE

Wed, Dec 8 12:38pm

                   It's that time of year again! Our 2021 Giving Tree launch!⁠ Please see the SignUp Genius link and scroll through the tabs on top to pick the child you will support. ⁠ Thank you ever ... [More]

Virtual Giving Tree 2021

Thu, Dec 2 11:57am

           2021 Virtual Giving Tree Briar Vista Elementary PTO is reaching out to help our families in need again this holiday season. We have had such success over the last few years that we know we ... [More]

Pre-Thanksgiving Newsletter

Wed, Nov 17 10:27am

Virtual Thanksgiving Luncheon Join us for a Thanksgiving Virtual Luncheon. Thursday, November 18th. Times will vary by class. Watch for your child's teacher to send the link for your Virtual Luncheon. ... [More]

October 4th Newsletter

Sun, Oct 3 3:57pm

FALL BREAK THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND NEXT MONDAY! Please spend time with your child over Fall Break with experiences in Reading and Math. We will see you bright and early October 12, 2021. Join us Wed ... [More]

September 26th Newsletter

Sun, Sep 26 8:15pm

  Annual Title 1 Meeting  September 28, 2021 @ 5:30PM 2021-2022 Title 1 Stakeholder's Meeting     PTO Volunteers Meeting If y ... [More]

September 21st Newsletter

Tue, Sep 21 11:02pm

PTO Meeting, September 23, 2021 6:00-7:00 pm Joining information for the PTO Meeting Join with Google Meet Join by phone(US) +1 316-536-0840 (PIN: 532752576) ————————————— ... [More]

Don’t forget, place your order for taco Tuesday by 4 PM

Mon, Sep 13 12:30pm

Moe’s School Pop Up at BVE Tuesday, September 14, 4-6 pm Welcome to Moe’s School POP-UP! Taco kits are $34.99 + tax $5.00 from each kit sold goes to your school for 1 to 50 kits sold! $10.00 from each ... [More]

ATTENTION BVE family and community Business Owners...join us on Konstella!

Sun, Sep 12 6:53pm

We invite our Briar Vista Elementary families who are business owners to grow their business  in the Briar Vista Elementary School community.  Some of you are looking for exactly this way to reach out ... [More]

Meet our 2021-2022 PTO Board

Sat, Sep 11 2:11pm

Good afternoon, Briar Vista Families! Allow me to introduce our new PTO Board.   Kande Buck-Johnson (she/her) is one of our Co-Presidents! Kande is a recent transplant to the Atlanta area. Paisleigh i ... [More]

Principal Neill's Weekly Newsflash - August 23, 2021

Mon, Aug 23 7:15pm

Highlights from the newsletter.   Hello Eagle Leaders, I hope to see you this week for our Virtual Title I and Curriculum Meetings Tuesday, August 24th. Below you will find our links and locations to ... [More]

After Care Program Message:

Mon, Aug 16 4:17pm

Hello Briar Vista Elementary!   We have had a successful two weeks of Aftercare! Children are enjoying activities and building friendships that will last a lifetime! If you are an Aftercare parent and ... [More]

August 14th Newsletter - PTO Meeting - Spirit Nights - Title 1

Sat, Aug 14 10:35am

PTO MEETING (Virtual) MONDAY, AUGUST 16 When: Monday Aug 16, 2021 6pm – 7pm JOINING INFORMATION:  Join with Google Meet  -or- Join by phone  470-285-0414 (PIN: 557733102 ... [More]

Masks 😷 & Water bottles

Mon, Aug 2 6:47am

Please make sure your students have a water bottle. There are filling stations, but the water fountains are not available for use. Don’t forget your student MUST wear a mask!

How Students Enter and Exit the Building

Fri, Jul 30 5:24pm

Students who will be having breakfast will go to the cafeteria, if a student is not eating breakfast he/she will go to their classroom through the following locations: Students who have the following ... [More]

Apply Today | 2021-2022 PAC Parent Candidates

Tue, Jul 27 11:57am

Forwarded email from DeKalb County School District:   Good Morning DeKalb County School District Parents/Guardians,   The candidate declaration window for your school’s Principal Advisory Council (PAC ... [More]

MORE INFO: Join The Principal Advisory Council of Briar Vista Elementary

Tue, Jul 27 11:56am

Principal Advisory Councils (PACs) bring parents, school employees, students and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and sha ... [More]

2021-2022 Update from the School

Mon, Jul 19 12:06pm

Good morning BVE Parents!!! As the start of the 2021-2022 school year approaches for students, we are working diligently to solidify preparations for receiving your students!! Today is the first day o ... [More]