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!

 

Yearbook Sale Information


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Order your 2018-2019 yearbook here!
passcode: blackberry

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

PLUS-FREE – 4 pages customizable PLUS the Back Cover

Deadline is April 17th for free shipping to the school.

 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

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 2-3 weeks).  The following dates are the spirit wear deadlines for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • August 31, 2018
  • September 28, 2018
  • October 31, 2018
  • November 30, 2018 (deadline for orders for Christmas!)
  • January 31, 2019
  • February 28, 2019
  • March 29, 2019
  • April 30, 2019

Fun Lunch

Payment for orders can be done with cash or check (print off order form here and return to school in an enveloped marked “KBC PTO Fun Lunch”).  Or, you have the option to pay online with a credit card right here at the KBC PTO Web Store!  If you pay online with a credit card, you do not need to send the paper order form in.  This year fun lunch orders will only be collected twice.  Paper order forms can be found here. 

Orders can be placed beginning January 7th.  All orders are due by January 18th.  (IF YOU ARE USING A PAPER FORM, PLEASE RETURN YOUR COMPLETED ORDER FORMS TO SCHOOL BY FRIDAY, January 18th, 2019,  (ATTENTION: KBC-PTO – FUN LUNCH)

SORRY, ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

 

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Ozzie’s Reading Club

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Our school will be participating in Cougars Reading Club, a reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars baseball team. Your child will have the opportunity to improve his or her reading skills while earning a ticket to a Cougar game, a Cougars drawstring bag, a free hot dog and drink to enjoy during the game.

  When:                      

Beginning Date: February 3rd  Ending Date: March 30th

  What:                       

An eight week program divided into four-two week segments, with each segment representing a base on a baseball diamond. When a student completes a segment he or she will advance to the next base.

  How:                         

Your child needs to complete the following reading assignment every two weeks:

120 minutes for grades EC-K, 150 minutes for grades 1-2, and 200 minutes for grades 3-5

After each reading assignment has been completed, record the accomplishment under the respective week on the Parent Verification Form.  You can print the form out here.

After the 8 week program, return the ENTIRE SLIP to the homeroom teacher by April 4th. Please be sure the student’s first and last name and the teacher’s name is included.

Rewards:                

At the game they attend they will receive a drawstring bag and hot dog and drink, as well as a Golden Ticket which provides complimentary admission for all June-September home games!

  Game Date:  

May                            24th                                6:30pm

 

Please email kbcpto@gmail.com with any questions.

Barnes and Noble Reading Knight

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December 16th, from 9am-10pm, Blackberry Creek will be participating in a Reading Knight at Barnes and Noble.  There will be tons of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Starting at 4pm there will be a scavenger hunt, ornament decorating, and making reindeer food (while supplies last).  At 5pm and 6pm there will also be story time!  Followed by Brownie Troop 553 singing Christmas Carols at 7pm.  EVERYTHING in the store besides gift cards will count towards our book fair and earn money for the Blackberry Creek PTO.  (Things like books, toys, records,music, café, and nooks). It’s a great opportunity to get some shopping done while helping earn money for the PTO.

There is a pizza and cookie combo available for preorder also.  There is no advance payment being collected, it is just to make sure that Barnes and Noble have enough of each variety on hand.  Pizza will be paid for at Barnes and Noble, when you pick it up.  The preorder form can be found here.  You can also preorder on the webstore here.

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecakes and Cupcakes are also available for purchase.  Cupcakes come in a four pack including flavors Vanilla, Chocolate, and Pumpkin.  The cheesecakes are a 14 piece cheesecakes that come in a variety of flavors including Hershey’s Chocolate, Original, Pumpkin, Red Velvet, Apple Crumble Pie, and a Cranberry Bliss Tray (6 pieces).  All cheesecakes and cupcakes must be paid for in advance, by December 11th.  Sorry, no exceptions! Order forms for cheesecakes and cupcakes can be found here, or they can be purchased at the webstore here.  All orders will be available for pickup at the Barnes and Noble Café on or after December 16th (at 1pm).

Barnes and Noble is located at the Corner of Randall & Williamsburg in the Geneva Commons. Even if you can’t make it to the store, you can still help out by participating online by entering our book fair code during checkout.  Our code and more information can be found here.