Minute to Win It

What:  Family Fun Knight-Minute To Win It

When: October 26th, 6:30-8pm

Where: Blackberry Creek Multipurpose room

Activities Include:

  • Halloween themed challenges
  • Crafts
  • Photo Booth
  • Costumes Welcome!
  • Tons of fun with your friends!!

This fun event is free for everyone, but we are collecting donations for the Elburn Food Pantry.  

To make this a successful event we need parent volunteers!  Click below to see how you can help!

Hassle Free Fundraiser

HASSLE FREE FUNDRAISER

Introducing the KBC PTO Hassle Free Fundraiser! For the month of October we will be running a check writing campaign. No need to pound the pavement or cold call everyone on your favorites list, you simply choose the amount for your tax deductible contribution and send it to school or pay online here .

•Tired of chasing down neighbors, friends and family to order wrapping paper?
•Do your loved ones avoid your calls come the start of the school year?
•Does your child empty your wallet in hopes of being the top seller in their class?
•Are you needing one more tax write off to keep the IRS at bay?

If you answered “yes” to any of these then this is the fundraiser for you!

PUTTING YOUR MONEY TO GOOD USE…
What does the PTO fund? As an organization we raise money to enhance your child’s curriculum as well as enrich their social and educational experiences. Listed below are some of the contributions made possible by the PTO…

-Assemblies  -Birthday Books -KAI -Charity -Family Fun Knights -Jump Rope For Heart Prizes
-New School Year Classroom/Teacher Fund -Parent Directory -Planter Beautification -Welcome Social
-Playground Toys/Equipment -Grade Level Expenses (Field Trips, etc.) -STEM

YOU’RE WELCOME.  In an effort to simplify things this year we have cut several of our other fundraisers. Click here to read more about the Hassle Free Fundraiser!  (What has been cut and what will stay.  And also the fun incentives for the kids and parents!)

Newsletter sign up

The Blackberry Creek PTO is a great way to get information about the PTO and school happenings.  To sign up for the newsletter please fill out the form below.  If you are already a subscriber, you don’t need to fill this out.

2018-2019 Volunteer Opportunities

The PTO is looking for people to sign up to be their child’s Lead Classroom Parent and Classroom Photographer.  We are also looking for a couple of parent volunteers to Chair some committees.  The descriptions of each job can be found below.  Please sign up by September 1st.  Your help is truly appreciated!  The PTO cannot host events without parent volunteers.  Thank you so much!

Lead Classroom Parent:

The Lead Classroom Parent is responsible for planning and facilitating the 3 holiday parties, communicating with teacher and parents as needed throughout the year, and organizing the themed basket fundraiser for your child’s classroom in the spring.  There will be a Lead Classroom Parent meeting September 21st at 9:30 am.

**Note: Early Childhood does not have a Lead Classroom Parent.  They do have a Basket Coordinator only.  There is 1 Basket Coordinator for all 4 of Early Childhood teachers.  They are required to go to the Lead Classroom Parent meeting on September 21st at 9:30 am to learn about the Classroom Basket Fundraiser.

Classroom Photographer:

The Classroom Photographer is in charge of taking photographs at the three holiday parties and uploading them to the yearbook page as well as taking pictures as needed by the classroom teacher.

**Note:  Early Childhood does not have a Classroom Photographer.

***NOTE:***  Parents can only sign up to be either a Lead Classroom Parent or a Classroom Photographer in 1 classroom only!  You cannot sign up for either position in the same classroom or multiple classrooms!

Click here to sign up to be a lead classroom parent or photographer

 

Chair Person(s)- Family Fun Knights:  You would plan a Family Fun Knight at the school.  Some examples of Family Fun Knights are Sports and Skills Knight, Craft Knight, Reading Knight, Cultural Knight etc.  We are especially looking for a Fall Family Fun Knight to happen around October.  You can decide on what kind of Family Fun Knight you would like it to be.  Please put in the comments what type of Family Fun Knight you are interested in coordinating.

Chair Person(s)- Blackberry Bolt 5K:  You would help plan the Blackberry Bolt 5k.  Chair Person(s) will be broken into different categories to help make planning manageable. You would have to coordinate with your team and all of the 5K teams at times

*****Chair Person(s)- 5K Race: You will plan the 5K race itself.  You will be in charge of the logistics of the race, registration, signs, medals, t-shirts, water, food, etc.

Chair Person(s)- Silent Auction You will get sponsors for the race by reaching out to businesses.  You will also collect donations, and put together the silent auction for race day.

*****Chair Person(s)- EntertainmentYou will plan the Family Fun Activities surrounding the race around the theme that has been chosen. You will plan music, games, etc.

Chair Person-Box Tops:  You will be in charge of collecting box tops from the box, cutting them, making tallies, and helping with classroom rewards.  This is a great job for someone who works, or would like to be involved, but you can’t get to the school often.

Chair Person-Buddy Bench:  Students use The Buddy Bench often.  However, it needs an update.  You would plan how you would like to update The Buddy Bench.

Winter Bash Committee:  We already have a Chair Person for this wonderful event.  You would help the Chair Person plan and execute a family night to celebrate the holiday season.  *This event is in the evening, and is for students and their families. This is not to volunteer the night of the event. *

Spring Swing Committee:  We already have a Chair Person for this wonderful event.  You would help the Chair Person plan and execute a school dance for students and their families.  *This is not to volunteer the night of the event.*

To sign up for one of these Chair person committees, click below

 

Yearbook Picture Submissions

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We are looking for pictures throughout the 2018-2019 school year for the yearbook!

Submissions of ALL pictures: Class party / events / 5th grade baby (child) photos
PASSCODE: blackberry  (all lowercase)
Submissions are requested within 2 weeks of an event. Please only submit  up to 10 quality photos per event.
Photos require at least 3 students per photo. Unfortunately, due to space issues, we can’t use all the photos that are submitted.

 

Family Knight Out


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Whether you enjoy mingling with friends, or just enjoy an evening of no cooking and great food, the Family KNIGHT Out events will have something for everybody! Come out to feed the troops and support your school.  It has never been easier than this to help in a fundraiser!

2018-2019 Family Knight Out dates:

September 27th, 2018: Potbelly’s, 1530 Commons Drive, Geneva IL 60134
October 5, 2018: Chuck E. Cheese, 4-9pm-511 N. Randall Rd. Batavia IL
October 31, 2018: Ambrogi’s,  All day, no flier needed-107 Valley Dr. Elburn IL,
November 1, 2018: Portillo’s, 5-8pm- 531 N. Randall Rd., Batavia IL
November 13, 2018: Chipolte, 4-8pm, 1441 S. Randall Rd, Geneva IL
December 6, 2018: Aurelio’s- 330 W. State St. Geneva IL
January 10, 2019: Buona Beef, 10:30am-10pm-2425 W. Main St., St. Charles IL, Flier 
February 21, 2019: Potbelly’s, 1530 Commons Drive, Geneva IL 60134
March 21st, 2019: Portillo’s, 5-8pm-531 N. Randall Rd., Batavia IL
April 12th, 2019: Chuck E. Cheese, 3-9pm-511 N. Randall Rd. Batavia IL
April 25th, 2019: Ambrogi’s, All day, No flier needed-107 Valley Dr. Elburn IL

Do not miss your opportunity to help the students and have some great food! Mark your calendar TODAY!

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Amazon Smile

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When in Amazon, choose Kaneland Blackberry Creek Elementary as your charity and .05% of your purchases will be donated back to the PTO!  Click the link here to be taken directly to amazon smile to start shopping and earning!

Box Tops & Tyson Project A+

Help our school earn funds by submitting codes or coupons off of participating products!  Check out the great lists below!

 

Box Top$ for Education

Box Tops coupons are located on hundreds of General Mills products. Simply cut out the coupons (preferably on the dotted lines) and submit them into school. Each coupon is worth 10 cents which quickly adds up.  When submitting Box Tops please make sure your child’s name as well as teacher and grade are clearly written on the envelope. Also, no expired Box Tops can be used so please check before you submit. A great way to collect as many Box Tops as you can is to get family and friends involved. Make them aware that your child’s school is collecting and ask them to save as well. Grandmas from across the country have mailed in Box Tops to help out their grandchildren at Blackberry. It’s an easy fundraiser that has earned Blackberry Creek thousands of dollars. Please spread the word and start collecting today!  To view the list, please click to visit their website.

Collect Box Tops to help your classroom win the traveling trophy and a new game for the classroom!

Guidelines for submitting Box Tops for contest:

  • Submit Box Tops that are NOT expired
  • Please trim Box Tops
  • Write your teacher’s name on the bag or envelope along with the count of box tops included.
  • You may submit any amount at any time.

A collection box is in the main hallway at school.

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Tyson Project A+

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This convenient program earns your KBC PTO 24 cents per label submitted!  Simply clip the label and turn in to school.  To view the list of participating Tyson products, please visit their website.