Blackberry Bolt End of the Year Picnic

What Do You Get When You Add the Spring Picnic to the Blackberry Bolt?

A Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!!!

The Spring Picnic will be at the same time as the Blackberry Bolt! Come participate in the Fiesta even if you or your family are not running in the Blackberry Bolt.

When: Saturday, May 5th 9:00a.m-12:00p.m.

Where:  Blackberry Creek Gym


  • Face Painting
  • Pinatas
  • Pie Face
  • DIY Maracas
  • Taco Heaven Food*
  • Silent auction 50/50 raffle
  • Games



*We strongly encourage you to purchase food tickets for Taco Heaven at before April 30th to guarantee a meal.

Tickets will be sold the day of while supplies last.

Teacher Appreciation Week


The Blackberry Creek PTO is once again planning for teacher appreciation week.   Every year we honor our hardworking and dedicated teachers and their outstanding support staff during teacher appreciation week.  This year we are planning a big luncheon and several other surprises and gifts!  We need your help though!  To make this happen we need donations!  Please visit the webstore here to donate to this cause.  Teacher appreciation week is 5/7-5/11 this year.  We are already starting to shop/book/order things, so the sooner people make donations the better.  We are so blessed at Blackberry Creek to have such a wonderful group of teachers and staff.  Let’s show them how much we appreciate them!



Blackberry Bolt Sponsors

The Blackberry Creek PTO would like to thank all of the sponsors of the Blackberry Creek Bolt 2K/5K.

Platinum Level Sponsors
CG Cookie
Rich Wrap
Taco Heaven

Gold Level Sponsors
True Knack Graphics

Silver Level Sponsors
J&R Herra
MP logistics
Kristy Sreenan with Baird Warner
Railside Citrus Insurance Agency
Don McCue Chevy

Bronze Level Sponsors
Drendel & Janson Law Group
Melissa Johnson with Remax Excels
Uncle Duff and Dave’s Landscaping Service
2G Exteriors
The Spin Cycle of Geneva
Erik Weidner of Allstate Insurance
ASV Insurance
Paisano’s Pizza and Grill
Elburn Parks Commission
Brogan’s Paint

Mile Markers
Abbington Banquets
Wazio Orthodontics
NRK Welding

Water Station
Kriss Jones with Shear Image
Fisherman’s Inn
Bob Jass Cheverolet




Blackberry Bolt 2k/5k Race Information

To make this event successful we need TONS of helpers!  Please click on the Sign Up Genius to see how you can help!

Do you like to run? Have a need for speed? Come out and join us for our first annual Blackberry Bolt 2k/5k walk and run. This is a race to enrich our students. We, the PTO at Blackberry Creek Elementary School are constantly finding new ways to challenge our community and raise funds to expand and enrich the existing curriculum. With your support, we can bring new opportunities to the children and enhance their social educational experiences.

This family fun event will take place on Saturday May 5th, 2018. Our morning will kick off at 8:30am with a 2k walk followed by a 9am start for the 5k race. Special features not to miss include a variety of amazing baskets for silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, authentic Mexican cuisine for finishers as well as extra food tickets for sale and fun activities planned for the kids.

Registration is open now!  Register here for the race!

Early bird rates (before April 1st): $30/5k, $15/2k

April 1st-May 4th: $35/5k, $20/2k.

May 5th (race day entry): $40/5k, $25/2k

All participants will receive a t-shirt and 5k participants will also receive a finishers medal and one meal ticket. There will be awards given for the top 3 males and females in each age division for the 5k (7 & under, 8-11, 12-17, 18-35, 36+). Please note: participants that register after April 1st are not guaranteed their t-shirt size/medal.

Pre-race day packet pick up at Blackberry Creek Elementary School on Friday, May 4th from 3:30-7:00pm.

Additional food tickets available for $10. Meal includes 1 Chicken taco, 1 Beef taco, rice, beans, chips and salsa!

50/50 Raffle tickets available for purchase here!

Silent Auction will be open for biding beginning April 15th-4/29th via 32Auctions. Please check back soon for prize details!

Attention! Seeking sponsors! If you are a business owner and are looking for new ways to gain exposure please consider sponsoring this event. There are many sponsorship levels available and we would like the opportunity to present your business to our school community and beyond! Please click here to view more information about sponsoring this event!

You can view/print the Blackberry Bolt flier here!



Teacher Appreciation Dinner

Wednesday, November 1st the Blackberry Creek PTO would like to provide our teachers with a dinner during conferences.  We will be accepting donations through the webstore here to help offset the cost of the dinner.  Please consider making a small donation to show our teachers how much we appreciate them.

Charleston Wrap


This ONLINE ONLY sale runs all year!!  There are a wide variety of items to choose from including high quality double sided wrapping paper, personalized gifts, kitchen items, holiday cards and more! Something for everyone on your list!

Click here to register your student so they can start selling (Blackberry Creek school code is 11792)! You can also find more information in the parent letter by clicking here.

Feel free to contact Nicole Burke at with any questions and stay tuned to learn more about fun classroom incentives for the top selling class!

support our school fundraiser!

PTO reimbursment form

Please complete this form to be reimbursed or request a check for future purchase. After the form is filled out, please email a picture or pdf of your receipt to the KBC PTO Treasurer at to complete your request.



Volunteer Appreciation Night


To all those who have generously given their time and effort by volunteering for Blackberry Creek Elementary PTO committees and events, the BBC PTO invites you to a volunteer appreciation gathering!

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 (6:30-8:30pm)
Where: Schmidt’s Towne Tap (107 N. Main Street in Elburn)

*Cash Bar-non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers will be provided by the PTO.