Save the Date! Pancake Breakfast February 2nd

Mouth watering pancakes. Juicy sausages. Tangy oranges. And a cup ‘a juice or coffee to wash it down. Mmmm… good.

Not only is the food good, but it goes to a good cause: fifth grade activities! For those not there yet, fifth grade at Bonny Slope is a special time, a transition year as our little ones get ready to go to middle school. Pancake Breakfast helps pay for many of those activities, including a two-day science school field trip to study ecology and learn to build like the beavers do.

The best part of Pancake Breakfast is the kids do the work (with a little help from parents). They will sell the tickets, seat you, and serve the food.

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So mark your calendars!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019
7:30AM-10:30AM
BONNY SLOPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA

Tickets will go on sale in January so look for a fifth grader knocking on your door! Tickets will be:

$5/person or $20/family (max 6 people) in advance
$7/person or $25/family at the door on the day of the event

And for our fifth graders and their parents, get an early jump on the time slot and job you’d like. Sign up today:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948AFA92BA3F85-pancake2

Book Fair Coming Up, Volunteers Needed

The 2018 Scholastic Book Fair is looking for volunteers to help students select and purchase books next Monday through Thursday—many time slots are only 20 minutes. Find a time you might already be at school for pick up or drop off! Also there is room for setup help this Friday.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4fa4a828a46-bonny2

55% of Book Fair sales come back to our school to purchase books and other supplies for our library and classrooms.

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. 

Book Fair Dates/Hours:

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Monday, November 5th                      8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 6th                     8:00 am – 7:00 pm   (FAMILY NIGHT)
Wednesday, November 7th               8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday, November 8th                   8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our family night is on a TUESDAY this year, due to the early release schedule.  Bring the entire family to browse books and enjoy a sweet treat.    If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair.  Online sales count toward our book fair totals. 

If you are sending money to school with your child, please make sure they have a good way to keep it secure – a labeled plastic bag or envelope works just fine.   

We need your time and energy to make this Book Fair a success!  To volunteer, sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4FA4A828A46-bonny2 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

Jog-A-Thon 2018 Is A Runaway Success!

In an amazing effort, the Bonny Slope Community has come together to raise over $65,000 to help enrich the school experience for all students. This student led fundraiser was achieved with 567 students participating.  A huge THANK YOU is in order to all parents, volunteers, donors, and sponsors who helped us surpass our goal. We have successfully earned the All School Glow-In- The-Dark Dance Party and are looking forward to seeing what shade of purple Mrs. Maza and Ms. Montelongo will be rocking!

Classroom Participation Rewards

A record number of 20 classrooms reached the 85% participation goal and will receive an in-class donut party.  A special shout out to Mrs. Dell, Henely, Swardstrom, and Taylor/Oordt’s classes for reaching an astounding 100% participation!

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Individual Prizes Scheduled

$50 prize:   429 students will receive a mini squishy. These will be distributed individually during student conferences.  

$150 prize:  205 students have earned an opportunity to attend the OMSI Golly-ology juggling show, scheduled for Tuesday, October 23rd from 7:30am-8:15am in the gymnasium. An email has gone out for those who reached this goal.  

$300 prize: 62 students will enjoy an on-site Game Truck and pizza party. An email will follow for those who reached this goal.

Thanks again for an amazing event!  

Jog-A-Thon committee



Box Tops for Bonny Slope!

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Now that we’ve all settled ourselves into the back to school groove it’s time to start turning in those box tops.  Box Tops are located on certain product packaging and when turned in they are worth 10 cents each.  Go to www.boxtops4education.com to see which companies participate in Box Tops.  Our goal this year is to earn $1,500 for our school.  At ten cents each, that’s 15,000 box tops!  Can we do it?  I think so!

As a fun incentive, the top two classrooms to collect the most Box Tops by the end of the school year will earn an ice cream party!  To see who’s leading the pack, check the score board near the red Box Tops collection bin.

We receive checks twice per year and the first submission deadline is quickly approaching.  I will be sending in the Box Tops we’ve collected by October 31st.  Now is the time to check your cupboards and fridge and follow these tips:

  • Save your box tops in an envelope or plastic bag labeled with the name of your teacher or print out a collection sheet from the Box Tops website.  Don’t forget, teacher name = points earned toward an ice cream party.

  • Have your kiddo put your bags/envelopes in the red collection bin.  The red collection bin is located in the hallway close to the office. 

  • Please double check the expiration date on your Box Tops.  Expired Box Tops cannot be submitted.

  • All Box Tops must be fully intact.  If you accidentally tear or cut a portion off of the Box Top, please tape it back together.

Ask your neighbors, family, and co-workers to help clip those Box Tops.  Let’s fill up that collection bin!

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Book Fair is Fast Approaching - Nov 5-8

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Dear Parents and Families: 

The 2018 Scholastic Book Fair is fast approaching!  We can’t wait to get some great books into the hands of our students while also raising funds for our school.  Remember that 55% of all sales from the fair (yes, this includes those pencils, erasers, bookmarks and posters) come  immediately back to our school to purchase books and other supplies for our library and classrooms.

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. 

Book Fair Dates/Hours:

Monday, November 5th                      8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, November 6th                     8:00 am – 7:00 pm   (FAMILY NIGHT)
Wednesday, November 7th               8:00 am – 1:30 pm
Thursday, November 8th                   8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our family night is on a TUESDAY this year, due to the early release schedule.  Bring the entire family to browse books and enjoy a sweet treat.    If you are unable to attend the Fair in person, we invite you to visit our online Book Fair at scholastic.com/fair.  Online sales count toward our book fair totals. 

If you are sending money to school with your child, please make sure they have a good way to keep it secure – a labeled plastic bag or envelope works just fine.   

We need your time and energy to make this Book Fair a success!  To volunteer, sign up at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4FA4A828A46-bonny2 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair!

 

Sincerely,

Your Book Fair Co-Leads, 

Cindi Otis and Melissa Gatchell

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This Year’s Jog-a-thon was a Huge Success Despite the Downpours!

The 11th annual Jog-A-Thon went off without a hitch despite the less than ideal weather. Our students didn’t let the rain slow them down as they ran their little hearts out around the track representing their classroom’s country.  To date, this generous community has already fundraised over $48,000, with over 400 students donating in some capacity. Once again, an all-school glow in the dark dance party is on the line as the school works toward the participation goal of 526 students, roughly 80 percent of BSE’s student body.  

The purple hair dye is on standby and Mrs. Maza & Ms. Montelongo are eagerly awaiting students to reach their goal of 90% all school participation. We can do this!

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CLASSROOM PRIZES

There is still time to earn the in-class donut party! Individual classrooms are working toward their 85% participation goal. As of now, Dell’s, Kang’s and Henely’s classrooms have earned that reward, with several classrooms very, very close.

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As a reminder, ANY AMOUNT DONATED COUNTS AS PARTICIPATION.

INDIVIDUAL PRIZES

$50 - Mini Animal Squishy

$150 - GollyOlogy Juggling OMSI show (before school)

$300 - Game truck & pizza party (TBD)

Top lappers for each grade will also earn a special prize!

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Parents still have two ways to continue the momentum and join the cause.  

  1. Head to http://pledgestar.com/bonnyslope and donate to your favorite little jogger.

  2. Return cash or check (made out to BSCO) to the school office by Tuesday, 10/16.  Lost your Jog-a-thon envelope?  Return in any envelope just be sure to include your students name & teacher.

Lastly, a HUGE thanks to all our parent & community volunteers! There is no way we could have done it without you.

Still have questions: jogathon@bonnyslopebsco.org

Jog-a-thon is here! Live updates...

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It’s Jog-a-thon day, and Bonny Slope children are running, walking, and jogging their laps to raise money for all the great programs BSCO has in store this year. It’s always a fun time too, even with the rainy forecast!

Head on over to BSCO’s Facebook page to see live updates from the event!

You can still get those donations in online at https://pledgestar.com/bonnyslope/ and by turning in your envelopes.  The last day to have your donations count towards prizes is Tuesday, October 16th.

For more information, visit http://www.bonnyslopebsco.org/home/2018/9/18/jog-a-thon.

4 Days Until Jog-a-Thon!

Jog-a-Thon participation counts have been updated!  With just 4 days to go until our BIG event on 10/5, it's clear our Bonny Slope classrooms are working hard for their Donut Parties! If your student’s class is falling short, it's not too late!  Any donation, large or small, is considered participation! You still have time to create your child’s online fundraising page at http://pledgestar.com/bonnyslope or turn in your JAT envelope. For more details go to http://www.bonnyslopebsco.org/home/2018/9/18/jog-a-thon.  Let's do this Bonny Slope!!

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Jog-A-Thon Gaining Speed

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This year’s Jog-a-thon event is scheduled for Friday, October 5th. The early numbers are IN and we are gaining speed!

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View our handy chart for class/grade race times, countries, and class colors. In the coming weeks each class will learn more about their country thanks to our awesome Cultural Enrichment team.

We need you to make this happen! If you’d like to volunteer, you can sign up here.

START YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE TODAY

You can create your page now at pledgestar/Bonny Slope. Each student who creates an online fundraising page is automatically entered into a raffle for a prize. These raffles happen during lunch for each grade giving everyone a solid chance to win!

Updated Tax Receipt Form

The blue parent guide inadvertently included tax receipts from last year. If your sponsors would like a paper tax receipt, you can download and print out the correct version here: 2018 Tax Receipt Form.

ALL SCHOOL PRIZES

Reminder: ANY AMOUNT DONATED is considered participation.

If 80% of student body participate Bonny Slope earns a school-wide Live DJ Glow in the Dark Dance-a-Thon

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If 90% of student body participate Mrs. Maza & Ms. Montelongo will dye their hair purple!

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CLASSROOM PRIZES

Donut Party - Each class that reaches 85% participation earns a donut party during school hours. Track your class’s progress by watching the thermometer for your classroom and be sure to look at the poster outside the front office to see how every classroom is doing.

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INDIVIDUAL PRIZES

$50 - Mini Animal Squishy
$150 - GollyOlogy Juggling OMSI show (before school)
$300 - Game truck & pizza party (during lunch/recess)

Top lappers for each grade will also earn a special prize!

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For additional information & for details about matching funds please go to http://bonnyslopebsco.org/fundraising.

More Questions? Reach Angie Bruxer, Hayley Drimmel, Christa Meyer and Regina Noonan at jogathon@bonnyslopebsco.org.

Thank you Bonny Slope families!

2018 Jog-a-thon Kicks Off “Running Around the World!”

Our 11th Annual Jog-A-Thon is off to a running start! This school-wide event promotes fun and fitness while raising funds for BSCO’s annual budget. Students will solicit pledges/donations, then run, jog, or walk their way to the finish line on Friday, October 5th. The money raised supports programs that directly enrich students' education and experience here at Bonny Slope.

With the success of last year’s Jog-A-Thon, we will keep with the theme “Running Around the World.” Each classroom will be assigned a country or region and will learn about that country or region in the classroom. The Cultural Richness committee is planning some fun and educational experiences for all grades. Every classroom will have a designated shirt color.

The Parent information booklet (blue) went home last Friday in each student’s backpack. In it you will find information on Pledgestar, FAQ, prize list, and classroom country list for each teacher.  Below you will find important information to get you started.

FUNDRAISING

Students may start soliciting pledges today!  There are two methods to raise money. Choose the most convenient method or feel free to utilize both.

1. Online Method:

Build a quick, simple, and secure online fundraising page through http://pledgestar.com/bonnyslope.  *EASY ONLINE PLATFORM! After several easy steps, parents and students will be able to email, Facebook, and Twitter their page to friends and family.  Create pages early to be entered into a weekly prize raffle.  (Note: If all your pledges happen to be online, bringing in the envelope is optional.)

2. Envelope Method:  

Students solicit pledges and then collect them in the JAT envelope. Each sponsor should write their name, pledge per lap, and maximum pledge on the attached envelope.

If the sponsor would like a tax receipt, the student should fill out the receipt (donation amount and date) and give it to the sponsor immediately. 2018 Tax receipt forms are found here. (Our apologies, the receipts in the blue packet have the wrong date on them.) Students may also collect flat donations in advance, but should keep the money and the pledge envelope until after the event.  Envelopes need to be turned in by Tuesday, October 16, 2018 to be eligible for prizes.

Envelope: collect pledges and then, after Jog-a-Thon, return to collect donations.

Electronic versions of these documents: 2018 Pledge Form2018 Tax Receipt Form

  • Many companies provide Matching Funds for donations to BSCO. Please see below for details.
  • More Questions? Angie Bruxer,Hayley Drimmel, Christa Meyer, and Regina Noonan at jogathon@bonnyslopebsco.org.

MATCHING FUNDS

Maximizing your company’s matching funds is an important aspect of BSCO’s fundraising.  Please visit http://www.bonnyslopebsco.org/fundraising for a list of local gift matching programs. This is an incredible way double our goal!!

PRIZES

School Prize:

  • If 85% of our student body participates AT ANY LEVEL, Bonny Slope earns a GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE PARTY with a live DJ!  ANY amount of donation is considered participation!
  • If 90% of the student body participates AT ANY LEVEL 90% participation- Mrs. Maza and Mrs. Montelongo will dye their hair PURPLE!!!

Classroom Prize:

  • Classrooms 85% participation: All class donut party (during school hours)

Individual Prizes:

  • $50+ Mini Animal Squishy
  • $150+ Golly-Ology Juggling OMSI show-  Tuesday 10/23 from 7:20-8:20 am.
  • $300+  Game truck and Pizza party- TBD, during lunch/recess
  • Top "lappers" for each grade get a special prize.
  • Weekly raffles for all of those who sign up for Pledgestar!

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the Jog-A-Thon. This is such a fun event to watch your child run/walk and help the event run smoothly. Look for an upcoming sign up to arrive in the next few weeks. *Please note:  A background check via the mVP system is required to volunteer/visit during school hours.  Please allow 1-2 weeks for the background check to process.

More Questions?

Contact Angie Bruxer, Hayley Drimmel, Regina Noonan, and Christa Meyer at jogathon@bonnyslopebsco.org

Website: http://www.bonnyslopebsco.org/fundraising/

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