Hassle Free Fundraiser

The Hassle Free Fundraiser is back!  Don’t bother your neighbors or buy things you don’t want.  Your donation will help with any of the many things that the PTO  funds:  assemblies, birthday books, family fun knights, field trips, parent directory, playground equipment and so much  more!  If our fundraising goal is met by September 6th there will be a 52′ inflatable obstacle course at Run for Fun!  Click on the photos below for more info!  Visit the webstore here to make an easy online donation.

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. Even if you have subscribed in the past, you still need to fill the form out to receive the newsletters.

2019-2020 Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

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.

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

PLEASE CLICK THE SIGN UP GENIUS BELOW TO SEE WHAT POSITIONS ARE OPEN:

 

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
https://kbkpto2019.picaboo.com
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

 

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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.

Blackberry Creek Skate night!

Attention all Blackberry Creek Families…
Looking for something fun to do over the extended Columbus Day Weekend?
Grab your family and friends and head on down to the ALL SCHOOL SKATE!

When: Sunday October, 13th  4:30-6:30 pm
Where: Funway Ultimate Entertainment Center 1335 S River St. Batavia

What: 2 hours of fun on wheels! Don’t miss out on this exciting family event!
Open to all Blackberry Creek Elementary School students, families and friends.
Tickets are available to purchase in advance through our webstore here for  $10/per person (includes skate rental fee).

Spirit Wear

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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:

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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!)
  • February 1, 2020
  • March 1, 2020
  • April 1, 2020

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

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

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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.