Volunteers Needed for Beaverton Clothes Closet 2/20

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Come join fellow Bonny Slope Parents and Staff and volunteer at the Beaverton Clothes Closet.  The Clothes Closet is operated by volunteers from the School District's parent groups and Beaverton community to provide free clothing for students in grades K-12 from families with limited income. It's a truly wonderful experience to help children and families in our own community.  Shifts are for 2 hours and run from 9:15AM-4:30PM on Wednesday, Feb 20th.

Sign up here- https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4bafab2ba1fc1-2019

BSCO Board Seeks New Officers for 2019-20, Applications due Apr 5

Greetings amazing BSE community.  The BSCO Board is looking to fill several leadership positions for the 2019-20 BSCO Board, as officers roll off their term.

While every position is up for re-election, the confirmed openings are as follows:

  • President

  • Vice President

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Director of Communications

  • Member at Large

While board members are encouraged to serve two years in a position, all positions are elected on an annual basis.  As restricted in our bylaws, no member can serve more than two consecutive years in a position. Given the large number of board members transitioning out of their role this year, the board is considering having a current board member stay one additional year in a different role in order to equal out the number of transitions each year.  The chart below outlines the responsibilities of each role.

If you are interested in the long-term vision and general attitude, atmosphere and culture of our parent organization, serving on BSCO’s board allows for an incredible amount of input.  Specifically, serving on the board allows you to:

  • Approve/deny all teacher grants

  • Approve/deny budget requests under $1,000

  • Direct input into writing BSCO’s annual budget

  • Direct input into special projects that exceed the annual budget

  • Direct input into scheduling BSCO’s Dates to Remember

  • Contribution to the overall goals of the Board – such as this year’s goals of building the volunteer pipeline, smarter giving and increased STEM oriented programs

The time commitment varies between positions, but the minimum requirements are:

  • Monthly Board meetings (averaging about 2 hrs each)

  • Three community meetings

  • Setting-up/picking-up at one Parent Education night per year

  • Participation in at least one August playdate or Back to School Night to meet new and returning families

All positions can be done by a working parent.  The bulk of all the positions (aside from the meetings) takes place online or via email.  Additionally, several of the current members rolling off this Board will still be parents at BSE next year, allowing for an ease of transition where new members can have veteran support to answer questions.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please complete the online BSCO Board Application Form no later than Friday, April 5, 2019.  The 2019-20 ballot slate will be voted on during the final community meeting on Tuesday, May 21.  If you have any questions, please email Ashish Gupta, BSCO President, or this year’s nominating committee lead, Andrea Steyskal or any of the current board members.

POSITION & OFFICIAL DUTIES

PRESIDENT

  • Preside at all BSCO community meetings and at all BSCO Board meetings.  The president shall be an informal member of all committees.
  • Prepare and distribute the agenda for BSCO community meetings
  • Act as a liaison between BSCO and the Principal of BSE, with at least one private meeting annually.  The President serves as the representative for BSCO to the Administration of BSE.
  • Ensure representation of BSCO at all regular meetings of the District parent group officers’ meetings.
  • Monitor BSCO funds with the Treasurer to ensure appropriate transactions

VICE PRESIDENT

  • Perform duties of the President in his/her absence
  • Act as a liaison between the fundraising committee leads and the Board
  • Ensure proper acknowledgements to all sponsors

SECRETARY

  • Keep accurate record of official business transacted at each Board meeting and community meetings
  • Have on-hand at each meeting a copy of the Bylaws, minutes of previous meetings and a list of the committees and their chairs
  • Post the recorded meeting minutes for each community meeting within 2 weeks of the meeting date
  • File the annual report with the Oregon Secretary of State.  Renew yearly insurance coverage.
  • Oversee the election and ensure that each election is conducted in a fair manner.  Create the ballot used by BSCO to vote for officers

TREASURER

  • Receive all monies of BSCO, keep an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approved budget
  • Present a financial statement at every Board and community meeting
  • Responsible for ensuring the filing of annual reports to the Internal Revenue Service
  • Maintain financial and audit records

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONs

  • Responsible for the BSCO website, updating current information and managing, soliciting and publishing content including blog posts
  • Administer email accounts assigned to BSCO Board members and Committee Leads
  • Serve as administrator of all official BSCO social media
  • Act as liaison with the BSE administration and front office for all community communication needs

MEMBER-AT-LARGE

  • Serve in a supportive role to the duties of the President and Board of Directors
  • Organize and/or provide support for any Board projects that further the mission of BSCO, based on the needs of the current year.  Examples include, but are not limited to community surveys, facility improvement projects and additional community outreach.
  • Remains vacant until all the other Director offices are filled.

Online applications can be found at:

http://www.bonnyslopebsco.org/bsco-board-application

DUE APRIL 5, 2019

Parents, Students Needed To Hold Pancake Breakfast Feb 2

The ticket pre-sales are wrapping up for this year’s major fifth grade fundraiser, Pancake Breakfast, which will be held in just one week, February 2, 2019. Tickets are still available for any Bonny Slope parents, students, or community members online or at the door!

Now our attention turns to filling in the staff to host this event. We need you, fifth grade parents and students. There are lots of slots that need to be filled if we are going to have this event next week!

  • We have no parent kitchen staff at all for the 9-11 slot, and are still missing some for the 7-9 slot as well.

  • We need students to provide customer support and act as runners to the kitchen.

  • We are missing students for ticket tables.

  • We need griddles! Hey, we are only borrowing them. We’ll give them back. We promise.

  • We need parents willing to stay for a short while afterward and help clean up.

The bottom line: these roles are critical to pulling off a successful event, raising money to send your child to Science School and host other fifth grade activities.

As of this writing, there are 38 parent volunteers for 65 slots, and 96 student volunteers for 121 slots. Parents, we especially need you! If your child needs to be there anyway, hang around, cook some pancakes, and have some fun! 😀

Sign up for a slot today!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090948afa92ba3f85-pancake2

BSE Volunteers! Join us for Orientation 9/11

Bonny Slope Volunteers!  Come hang out with us and learn the ins and outs of being a Bonny Slope volunteer.  Get your picture taken for your badge as well.  You only need to come to one of these sessions.  

  • Tuesday, September 11th – 8:30-9:15am in the cafeteria.
  • Tuesday, September 11th – 6:00-6:45pm in the library.

Check out opportunities here and make sure to complete the background check, if you haven't already.

If you're new to Bonny Slope this year or you haven't volunteered before, look at our handy dandy New Family Checklist.

Looking for Yearbook Committee Lead

Did you know BSCO has over 30 committees?  Thanks to an amazing parent community, all but ONE of these are staffed for 2018-19.  We are still looking for folks to lead the yearbook committee:

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Yearbook - You and your volunteers will design, photograph, layout class pictures and edit the pages of the yearbook which is provided for purchase each June. You can recruit volunteers from each classroom to help proof their classroom page and forward any special photos of their classroom kids during the year to the yearbook committee.

If you are interested, send Katie, Director of Committees, a note.  She can help connect you to resources that are already in place from previous years.

Thank you!

Thank you Committee Leads!

We appreciate every volunteer at Bonny Slope, but we’d like to give a special 'thank you' to the following parents for their committee leadership this year.  BSCO Committee Leads make such an impact on our community, your efforts have not gone unnoticed.  Bravo and thank you!

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After School Programs           

·        Shubhangi Kulkarni (Chincholkar)

Art Literacy     

·        Maureen Louie

·        Melissa Manos

·        Joshua Madrid

·        Currie Reese               

Artist In Residence     

·        Cori Anger

Auction            

·        Lauren McCabe

Author Liason  

·        Jennifer Mikovsky

Back to School Picnic  

·        Cara Cook

·        Nadia Wald

Blog Writers   

·        Bridget F Clark

·        Leigh Havelick

·        Hannah Donohue

Bobcat Trail Club        

·        Angie Bruxer

·        Kelly Matsushima

Book Fair         

·        Melissa Gatchell

·        Cindi Otis

Box Tops         

·        Nicole Reynolds

Carnival           

·        Kirsten Forsberg

·        Reilley Keating

Community Garden    

·        Christine Hyatt

Community Outreach/Clothes Closet

·        Melissa Rice

Directory         

·        Brenda Mayland

Earth Week     

·        Michelle Huss

·        Shannon Bekins

Fifth Grade Activities

·        Rachael Pettit

·        Sheri Bauer

Geography Club          

·        Mindy Poorman

·        Stacey Stefanelli

Jog-a-Thon      

·        Sydney Keister

·        Cara Cook

Library Volunteers      

·        April Hill

Matching Funds          

·        Julie Gupta

Monster Mash

·        Barbara Simon-Evrenosoglu

·        Hannah Donohue

Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)  

·        Chevy Pham

·        Aparna Srinivasan

·        Kai Chen

Pancake Breakfast      

·        Leigh Havelick

·        Megan O'Malley-Cook

Parent Education        

·        Megan O'Malley-Cook

Production Team        

·        Michelle Mulholland

Science Night  

·        Holly VanderPloeg

·        Kate Resch

·        Aparna Srinivasan

STEM in Residency     

·        Erin Hire

Spiritwear       

·        Ryan Puntney

Staff Appreciation      

·        Stefanie Ebenal

·        Sierra Lavelle

Technology Advisor     

·        Elia Freedman

Walk to School Day     

·        Shannon Bekins

·        Leslie Zagelow

Yearbook         

·        Melissa Manos

·        Jessica Gaibler

 

No Monster Mash Next Year?? Volunteers Needed for a Few Programs!

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Thank you to the many parents who have volunteered to serve as a Committee Lead or Co-Lead next year.  We are lucky to have so many fantastic parents and community members who support our school and students in a variety of ways!  But, we still need your help because the following committee lead positions have not been filled for the 2018-19 school year. Without individuals or teams to run these committees, it is likely that these events and programs won't happen next year:

  • Monster Mash  
     

  • Auction Fundraiser
     

  • Yearbook

Please contact Katie Kammer or Holly VanderPloeg if you want to volunteer for Monster Mash or Yearbook.  Contact Ellen Rothery if you would like to volunteer to be a part of the Auction.

Calling Volunteers to Help a Neighbor School!

Good morning Bonny Slope volunteers!

Following is a message from one of our 5th grade teachers, Mr. Vaughn.  Please consider this unique volunteer opportunity -- it'll make you feel good to lend a hand!

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June 8th: Are you willing to volunteer for one short shift at one of our neighbor schools to help them have a successful event? If so, read on!

Dear Parents,

Every year our 5th-grade students take on projects to study and battle the social injustices we see around us every day; it's inspiring to watch them take on causes they are passionate about.

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One cause that comes up every year is the idea of school equality; our students know that they are very lucky to have a school like Bonny Slope, and that many of their neighbors don't have all of the benefits we do. What to do about it, though, has always escaped us. It's a very complex situation. But this year, some students who transferred from neighboring schools mentioned that at their old schools, one thing they didn't have a lot of was ... parent volunteers.

Light bulb!

We checked with our neighbor school, Barnes Elementary, and they confirmed it: their parent population doesn't have as much flexibility to volunteer as ours, which puts a lot of the burden for their field day/Jog-A-Thon back onto the teachers, and restricts what they can do.

After talking to several parents around here and to our volunteer leaders, it seems there is a will to help ... that's where you come in.

If we can get one parent volunteer per class to help out at Barnes Elementary on June 8th, it will make a huge difference to their staff and students. I know they're not our students ... but they're still part of our community. And what could be more Bonny Slope than taking care of our community?

Thanks for considering! If you're available to help on June 8th, please e-mail Jenna Dornblaser with your availability at volunteers@bonnyslopebsco.org.

Mr. Vaughn
5th Grade
Bonny Slope Elementary