We are hosting our third annual book donation drive for the Children's Book Bank from November 16 - 23. Please bring books - baby books, board books, Spanish books, story books, animal books, etc. to school during that week to drop in the donation boxes. Boxes will be located in the lobby at Hollyrood and at Fernwood in the second-grade corridor and across from the library. (Please no coloring/activity books or text books.)
This book drive takes place the week before the Scholastic Book Fair and is timed perfectly for you to clear some space on your bookshelves for your new books!
Your online shopping can do double-duty, making it an effortless way to help your PTA raise classroom funds.
We were glad to see so many families enjoying themselves at the annual PTA Spookarama! Great games, cakes, and costumes made for a fun evening, and the event raised nearly $3000 for the PTA! This is money that will be spent on classroom materials to directly benefit our kids.
A very special thank you goes out to Spookarama Parent Coordinators Sam Shiffman and Doug McMahon for spearheading such a wonderful event, and another round of thanks goes to countless volunteers for making it a very memorable evening.
This year's Spookarama is Friday, October 29th, 5:30 – 8:00 PM!
If you know of any fifth- to eighth-grade student volunteers who would like to earn two community service hours by helping at Spook-A-Rama, please have them contact our student coordinator parent Kelly Rice. There are two time slots available for students for the night of the event (4:45 - 6:45 PM or 6:30 - 8:30 PM). Students will not be allowed to work more than one shift, but they do get a free pizza dinner for their efforts. Students can help serve food, decorate, supervise games or clean up.
On Monday, large parent volunteer sign-up posters will be placed in both BCS campus lobbies. Please sign up for one or more volunteer shifts. Room parents, please do what you can to help ensure that these important slots get filled.
Below are the proposed PTA standing rules for this school year. The rules will be amended as necessary and voted upon at the September 21 general meeting.
Below is the proposed PTA budget for this school year. The budget will be amended as necessary and voted upon at the September 21 general meeting.
Every year the PTA sells Chinook Books as a fundraiser. Chinook Books cost $20 and we get to keep $10 of each book sold! This is an easy way to raise money for the school to help support our classrooms. We would love it if each family could sell just 5 books. Last year we earned approximately $3500. Let's top that this year and break $4000.
This year Chinook Books have an added bonus. Included in each book is a coupon for an iPhone/iPad app worth $16. Use the coupon code in the Chinook Book to download the app for free. When you are out and about, you can pull up the coupon on your iPhone and show it to the cashier or waitress and use the coupon this way. Then, when you do remember the hard copy of the coupon, you can use it as well. No more fretting about not remembering the coupon. Plus, it's like getting two Chinook Books for the price of one! Don't have an iPhone? That's okay, you can give the coupon to someone who does.
It’s true - buying Scrip through our Scrip program is free, easy and allows us to raise money for our school without Beverly Cleary School families donating money to the school themselves.
What is Scrip?
Scrip is just another word for gift cards that businesses sell to the PTA at a discount.
You are cordially invited to the Beverly Cleary School Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, September 7, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM on the Fernwood playground.
This will be a fun evening where you and your children can get reacquainted with friends and families of BCS while eating ice cream and playing on the playground. Your Beverly Cleary School PTA Board will be doing all the work scooping ice cream and cleaning up. Board members will be available to answer questions about membership, scrip sales and other PTA sponsored events.