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. Even if you have subscribed in the past, you still need to fill the form out to receive the newsletters.
The PTO is looking for people to sign up to be their child’s Lead Classroom Parent and Classroom Photographer. The descriptions of each job can be found below. Please sign up by Sunday, September 1st. Your help is truly appreciated! The PTO cannot host events without parent volunteers. Thank you so much!
***New This Year*** Classroom Holiday Parties will all be from 9:00am-10:00am. The Halloween Parade will be at 9:00 am. The Halloween Party will start when the Parade ends and last exactly 1 hour later.
Lead Classroom Parent:
The Lead Classroom Parent is responsible for planning and facilitating the 3 holiday parties, and communicating with teacher and parents as needed throughout the year. The Lead Classroom Parent will also organize a Classroom Basket donation to be raffled off during a spring PTO event.
There will be a Lead Classroom Parent meeting Thursday, September 19th at 9:30 am. The meeting will be at Julie Keen’s house at 1289 Lance Ave. Elburn, IL.
**Note: Early Childhood has only 1 Lead Classroom Parent for all EC classes. Early Childhood’s Lead Classroom Parent is only responsible for organizing the Classroom Basket donation. You will not be planning or facilitating classroom parties.
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
PLEASE CLICK THE SIGN UP GENIUS BELOW TO SEE WHAT POSITIONS ARE OPEN:
COLLECTION TIME IS FEBRUARY 3 – 28!
What are Classroom Baskets?
Each classroom has chosen a theme for a gift basket that will be raffled off at the Blackberry Bolt 2k/5k on May 2. Students are invited to bring in an item to make one great basket!
How Can I Contribute to the Basket?
Students may bring in an item related to their theme to contribute to their classroom basket February 3-28. Each classroom will have a collection bin. Click here to see each classrooms theme.
How Can I Win a Basket?
Come to the Blackberry Bolt 2k/5k on May 2. Raffle tickets will be for sale for $5 each or 5 for $20.
Any questions, please contact your lead classroom parent, teacher or
Robin Olsen @ email@example.com
Stephanie Clehouse @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
This years Walk to School Day will take place on October 2, 2019.
International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October.
For more information on National Walk to School Day you can view their website here.
Every Friday is Spirit Day at Blackberry Creek! Show your school spirit by wearing your favorite spirit gear. Order on the webstore or you can view the spirit wear order form by clicking the links below:
Spirit wear form 1
Spirit wear form 2
Spirit wear orders will have an end of the month ordering deadline. (Please note, turn around for orders is about 3-4 weeks). When ordering with paper forms check or exact cash only please! (No change will be given). The following dates are the spirit wear deadlines for the 2019-2020 school year:
- September 1, 2019
- October 1, 2019
- November 1, 2019
- November 18, 2019 (deadline for orders for Christmas! Any orders placed after this will not be delivered until 2/2020)
- February 1, 2020
- March 1, 2020
- April 1, 2020
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!
Payment for orders can be done with cash or check (print off order form here and return to school in an enveloped marked “KBC PTO Fun Lunch”). Or, you have the option to pay online with a credit card right here at the KBC PTO Web Store! If you pay online with a credit card, you do not need to send the paper order form in. This year fun lunch orders will only be collected twice.
Orders can be placed beginning January 1st. All orders are due by January 17th. (IF YOU ARE USING A PAPER FORM, PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED ORDER FORMS TO SCHOOL BY FRIDAY, January 17, 2020 (ATTENTION: KBC-PTO – FUN LUNCH)
SORRY, ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.
THE GAME PLAN
Our school will be participating in Cougars Reading Club, a reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars baseball team. Your child will have the opportunity to improve his or her reading skills while earning a ticket to a Cougar game, a Cougars drawstring bag, a free hot dog and drink to enjoy during the game.
Beginning Date: January 19th Ending Date: March 14th
An eight week program divided into four-two week segments, with each segment representing a base on a baseball diamond. When a student completes a segment he or she will advance to the next base.
Your child needs to complete the following reading assignment every two weeks:
120 minutes for grades EC-K, 150 minutes for grades 1-2, and 200 minutes for grades 3-5
After each reading assignment has been completed, record the accomplishment under the respective week on the Parent Verification Form. You can print the form out here.
After the 8 week program, return the ENTIRE SLIP to the homeroom teacher by March 20th. Please be sure the student’s first and last name and the teacher’s name is included.
At the game they attend they will receive a drawstring bag and hot dog and drink, as well as a Golden Ticket which provides complimentary admission for all June-September home games!
May 28th 6:30pm
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Help our school earn funds by submitting codes or coupons off of participating products! Check out the great lists below!
Box Top$ for Education
Big changes are coming to the Box Tops for Education Program, and you’re the first to know! Over the summer, you’ll begin to see some participating brands change their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.
Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. The Box Tops for Education team is hard at work building a NEW-and-improved, user-friendly Box Tops mobile app that will be ready this summer.
The new app will feature state-of-the-art technology that allows you to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school’s earnings online. As we mentioned above, some brands have already started to update their packaging in advance. Until the new app launches, if you see the new Box Tops label on packages, you can use the current Box Tops Bonus App to earn Box Tops for that product. Simply download the app, select the bonus offer for the product you’ve purchased and scan your receipt to earn.
If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, be sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Better yet, once the new app launches, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping the traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.
Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
For more information visit BTFE.COM/SNEAKPEEK
Tyson Project A+
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.