Yearbook Sale Information


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Order your 2020-2021 yearbook here!
passcode: blackberry

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

PLUS-FREE – 4 pages customizable PLUS the Back Cover

Deadline is April 5th for free shipping to the school.

FOR ONLINE ORDER HELP: Call 855-537-0050 (toll free), email info@picabooyearbooks.com or visit picabooyearbooks.com

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 form 2

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! Any orders placed after this will not be delivered until 2/2020)
  • February 1, 2020
  • March 1, 2020
  • April 1, 2020

Fun Lunch

Payment for orders can be made on the webstore, which can be found here. There will no longer be any paper order forms, or checks accepted as payment.  Fun lunch orders will only be collected twice a year.  All fun lunch orders are due by August 27th.  SORRY, ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ORDERS CAN BE ACCEPTED.

Fun lunch options for quarantined families:  Your child’s lunch will be placed in a cooler outside the main entrance, for pick up only during your child’s lunch period.  NO REFUNDS AVAILABLE.

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Cougars 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: January 19th Ending Date: March 14th

  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 March 20th. 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                            28th                                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.

Holiday Shop

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This years Blackberry Creek Holiday Shop will be on December 4th from 3:30-6pm, and December 5th from 9-11am. It will take place in the Blackberry Creek gym.

The Holiday Shop makes it possible for children to experience the joy of choosing their own special holiday gifts for family and friends, while teaching them to budget their money.  A money control envelope will be provided to help them decide who they should buy for, and how much they should spend on each person.  Imagine the fun they will have surprising their loved ones with a “secret” gift they bought….all by themselves!

In order for this event to run smoothly, and be enjoyable for the children, we need parent volunteers!  Please consider volunteering a couple hours of your time to make this a successful event for the kids!  Click below to sign up to volunteer!

Sign Up!

Any questions please email kbcpto@gmail.com

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.

After School Enrichment!

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After School Enrichment Coming in February!  Instructors and Helpers Needed!

Do you have a hobby or talent you can share with our students?  Do you want your kids to have something fun to do after school while it is too cold to play outside?  Sign up to instruct or volunteer during After School Enrichment!

Classes will be held February 1, 8, 22, and 29 from 3:30-4:30.  The topic or theme of your class is your choice.  Some ideas are sports, crafts, art, science, games, cooking, community outreach – it’s up to you!   You will be reimbursed for your supplies needed to teach the class.

Bonus for you!  If you sign up to instruct or assist in a room, you get priority sign up for your child!

If interested, please sign up here:  Sign Up! Any questions – please email Julie Keen and Theresa McDonald at kbcpto@gmail.com