School Directory

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The Blackberry Creek PTO is excited to by using the DirectorySpot App again this year!  Please click on the link here to have your information entered into the directory for the 2017-2018 school year.  Only families who enter their information into the app will have access to the directory.

 

Ronald McDonald Pop-top drive

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Recently, Mrs. Reilley (a 5th grade teacher) and her daughter’s Girl Scout troop went to the Ronald McDonald house near CDH to cook dinner for the families staying there. During the visit, they went on a tour and the volunteer guide talked about how money is raised to fund the house. One of those ways is the collection of pop-top tabs.

Her daughter’s Girl Scout troop would like to begin collecting pop-top tabs for this charity, and she’s asking for KBK’s help. If you could collect tabs, it would be greatly appreciated! Tabs can be placed in a Ziploc bag and sent to school with your child. We will also be collecting them through the summer and they can be turned in to Mrs. Reilley at the start of next school year.

Click here for more information on this program.

 

End of the Year Picnic

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The end of the year picnic is May 19 from 5pm-7pm.  It will be held outside by the playground (weather permitting).

There will be hot dogs, chips, and water for sale ($1 each).  The Good Humor Man will also make an appearance.  he will be selling ice cream for a $2 donation.  All of his donations go to St. Jude’s hospital.  There will be games to play, prizes to be earned, and cotton candy and popcorn!  Pie face will be introduced this year ($1 ticket), face painting, and a visit from the fire department!  Our very own Mr. Fox will be the DJ for the evening!  Please bring blankets and chairs for your family.

We need a lot of volunteers to make this picnic run!  Please consider donating a small amount of your time to help with games or concessions.  If you have a middle schooler or high schooler this is a great opportunity for them to earn service hours! Click below to sign up!

Questions?  Email kbcpto@gmail.com

 

National Walk to School Day

 

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This years Walk to School Day will take place on October 5, 2016.

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 Bike to School Day you can view their website here.

Teacher Appreciation

 

Teacher appreciation week is fast approaching (May 1st-May 5th)!

We are looking forward to spoiling the teachers throughout the week as follows:

Monday: A flower from your garden. Your child’s teacher will have a vase.
Tuesday: Pastries and Coffee (PTO provided with your generous donations) 
Wednesday: Write a letter, card or poem of appreciation.
Thursday: PTO hosts a teacher luncheon
Friday: Coffee break: PTO will restock the coffee in the staff lounge as well as provide a variety of creams.

The webstore is open to begin accepting donations for Teacher Appreciation week. Please consider donating to help the PTO cover the cost and show our appreciation for all they do!

 

School toolbox

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School Supply Ordering made EASY!!!
Just go online and order ~ ships right to your home!
No rummaging through store bins and fighting the kids who want to add to your shopping cart ~ customize your school supplies and have them shipped to your house.
It’s that easy!  Order TODAY.  Click here to see more information about the School Toolbox!
Follow the link here to order.

Yearbook Sale Information

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Order your 2017-2018 yearbook here!
passcode: blackberry

Costs:
Hardcover-$30
Softcover-$20
Ebooks are FREE

PLUS-FREE – 4 pages customizable PLUS the Back Cover

 For additional information: Contact Kimberly Bartkowiak @ bartx2x2@sbcglobal.net
FOR ONLINE ORDER HELP: Call 855-537-0050 (toll free), email info@picabooyearbooks.com or visit picabooyearbooks.com

Family Fun Knights

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Join fellow Blackberry Creek Families for a Family Fun KNIGHT !

Get a group together and join us!

Join us Thursday, March 3rd at Epic Air in South Elgin for a great time!  Blackberry Creek students get a discounted rate of $9 for 1 hour of jumping or $14 for 2 hours of jumping*,  between the hours of 4-7pm.

AND THERE’S MORE…..for every jumper the PTO will get $2 back to support our students!  What was that?  YES $2 for every jumper that attends.

TEACHERS also jump FREE* with a school ID.

(*sock purchase is required if you do not have your own Epic Air grippie socks)

You can view the Epic Air flier here for more information about this fun filled KNIGHT.

Spirit Wear

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Every Friday is Spirit Day at Blackberry Creek.  Show your school spirit by wearing your favorite spirit gear.  Spirit wear can be ordered through the webstore here and will be sent home with your student, unless otherwise specified!