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Classroom Baskets


What are Classroom Baskets?
Each classroom has chosen a theme for a gift basket and collected items that fit their theme, to be raffled off.   Despite in person learning being canceled for the year, the PTO is going to proceed with the classroom basket raffle. Our students, parents, and the PTO put a lot of hard work into the classroom baskets. (Also, some baskets have perishables or time sensitive items.) 

How will the Classroom Baskets work now that the Bolt is canceled?

You can purchase raffle tickets on the webstore (here) by April 30th.  Tickets are $5 for 1 ticket, or $20 for 5 tickets.

On May 1st all raffle tickets will be placed in 1 bin. Raffle ticket holders will not be able to pick which basket their raffle tickets have a chance to win, it will be completely random.  Each day, starting May 1st-May 21st,  1 basket will be raffled off. The winning raffle ticket drawn that day will be announced on the PTO facebook page, and the winner will be contacted.  That winning raffle ticket wins the basket that was assigned to that date (the winner will not choose which basket they want).  That winning raffle ticket will be removed from the bin of raffle tickets, and cannot win again.  BUT if you have multiple tickets, you can win multiple times!  So make sure to buy multiple tickets to increase your chances to win!! There are 21 baskets being raffled off, so you have 21 chances to win!  Winners will be put in touch with the Lead classroom parent that was in charge of the winning basket.  Together they will coordinate how to safely get the basket to the winner (this will involve a porch pick-up or drop off).

Can I see what is in each basket?

You can see an itemized list, and a picture, of each basket that is being raffled off right here!

Thank you so much for participating!  Please email with any questions!







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.


National Walk to School Day



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.

Yearbook Sale Information


Order your 2019-2020 yearbook here!
passcode: blackberry

Ebooks are FREE

PLUS-FREE – 4 pages customizable PLUS the Back Cover

Deadline is April 5th for free shipping to the school.

FOR ONLINE ORDER HELP: Call 855-537-0050 (toll free), email or visit

Amazon Smile


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

Dear Families,

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.