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!







2017 Kindergarten Registration

The 2017 Kindergarten Registration and Literacy Fair will be held February 25, 2017 from 8am-11:30am.  It will take place at Kaneland Harter Middle School (south of Harter road, across from Wabaunsee Community College).  View the flier here for what time you should attend, and what you need to bring with.

Social Media Policies

Over the last few years, we have created a Facebook Group where parents and staff members could share information about activities sponsored by PTO, Blackberry Creek Elementary School and the Kaneland School District. The Facebook page is a great place to find reminders about upcoming events and post questions. With everyone’s busy schedules, it is a great place to quickly get the information you need about what is going on at the school.

To eliminate confusion of its purpose and ensure that the page remains a positive source of information sharing, we have established a set of guidelines for the Facebook page. Please see the user policy below.

The Facebook page is a private group page that is only for Blackberry Creek parents, teachers and staff members. Click here to go to our Facebook Group and request to join. Once we confirm you are a parent or staff member, we will grant you access. We appreciate your interest in helping make Blackberry Creek a great place for our kids and the community.

KBK-PTO Facebook Page User Policy

The Blackberry Creek Elementary PTO Facebook Page is provided by the PTO as a service to families, teachers, and staff. We maintain this site as a means to quickly share useful information about PTO events, activities and policies. Updates are frequently posted by PTO board members and committee chairs—and we encourage others to join the discussion!

All postings on this page are subject to removal by the PTO board. Please note that the page administrators review all postings and comments to ensure they align with this user policy before they are posted to the page. If you have questions at any time, please contact the PTO board at

The Blackberry Creek PTO cannot allow postings that:

  • Identify KBK PTO members, KBK staff, parents or students in defamatory, critical or negative terms.
  • Contain inappropriate, critical or abusive language or statements.
  • Violate any individual’s privacy.
  • Do not show consideration for others or are considered likely to offend or negatively provoke others.
  • Are considered spam.
  • Are unrelated to Blackberry Creek PTO, Blackberry Creek Elementary, Kaneland schools or our community.

The Blackberry Creek PTO facebook admins reserve the right to remove any posts or comments at any time. If you have questions or comments about this policy, please email

Thank you for joining us in supporting Blackberry Creek Elementary School and the KBK PTO. We are proud to be part of this tremendous learning community!

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.


Family Knight Out

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Whether you enjoy mingling with friends, or just enjoy an evening of no cooking and great food, the Family KNIGHT Out events will have something for everybody! Come out to feed the troops and support your school.  It has never been easier than this to help in a fundraiser!

2018-2019 Family Knight Out dates:

September 27th, 2018: Potbelly’s, 1530 Commons Drive, Geneva IL 60134
October 5, 2018: Chuck E. Cheese, 4-9pm-511 N. Randall Rd. Batavia IL
October 31, 2018: Ambrogi’s,  All day, no flier needed-107 Valley Dr. Elburn IL,
November 1, 2018: Portillo’s, 5-8pm- 531 N. Randall Rd., Batavia IL
November 13, 2018: Chipotle, 4-8pm, 1441 S. Randall Rd, Geneva IL
December 6, 2018: Aurelio’s- 330 W. State St. Geneva IL
January 10, 2019: Buona Beef, 10:30am-10pm-2425 W. Main St., St. Charles IL, Flier 
February 21, 2019: Potbelly’s, 1530 Commons Drive, Geneva IL 60134
March 21st, 2019: Portillo’s, 5-8pm-531 N. Randall Rd., Batavia IL
April 12th, 2019: Chuck E. Cheese, 3-9pm-511 N. Randall Rd. Batavia IL
April 25th, 2019: Ambrogi’s, All day, No flier needed-107 Valley Dr. Elburn IL

Do not miss your opportunity to help the students and have some great food! Mark your calendar TODAY!

Ronald McDonald Pop-top drive


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


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


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.

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!