What We Do

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The Bonny Slope Community Organization, or BSCO, is the parent-teacher organization at Bonny Slope Elementary School. As a parent or guardian of a child at Bonny Slope, you are automatically a member of the BSCO. With the goal of enhancing the educational experience of Bonny Slope students, the BSCO coordinates volunteer efforts, community events, educational enhancement and fundraising.

The BSCO was founded by parents as a non-profit organization when Bonny Slope Elementary opened in 2008. The BSCO has raised funds and organized volunteers to support many of the extras that enhance our school. 

Bonny Slope Elementary is an authorized International Baccalaureate ("IB") World School in Portland, Oregon offering the Primary Years Programme. Bonny Slope Elementary is dedicated to excellence by empowering our students with skills and attitudes to be lifelong learners,  global thinkers who are culturally sensitive, and to take action and create a better, more peaceful world.

New to Bonny Slope?

The Bonny Slope Community Organization, or BSCO, is the parent-teacher organization at Bonny Slope Elementary School. As a parent or guardian of a child at Bonny Slope, you are automatically a member of the BSCO. With the goal of enhancing the educational experience of Bonny Slope students, the BSCO coordinates volunteer efforts, community events, educational enhancement and fundraising.

Checklist for New Families

  1. To attend any daytime school function:

    1. Fill out parent application to ensure you can volunteer and attend events at school. Parents and guardians are not allowed to volunteer or attend school functions during school hours unless they complete these steps. If you can volunteer, be sure to check off interests in your Profile so you can be contacted.

  2. Email:

    1. If your child is currently in K through 5th grades, you are automatically signed up for the School newsletter, Paw Prints. You will also receive the BSCO newsletter in alternating weeks.

    2. If you want to be emailed the moment a new story is posted OR your child isn't yet at Bonny Slope but you would like to be added to the BSCO Newsletter, see the sign-up links below this checklist.

    3. RSS Users: If you use an RSS feed app you can subscribe to our feed here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/squarespace/zbsb

  3. Facebook users:

    1. LIKE and FOLLOW the BSCO Facebook Page

    2. JOIN a grade-level specific BSE Facebook group:

      1. If you have a kindergartner next school year, search Facebook for "Bonny Slope Incoming Kinders" and request to join

      2. For other grade levels search Facebook for "Bonny Slope kindergarten/first/second/third/fourth/fifth grade" and request to join

  4. Instagram users:

    1. If you have an Instagram account, FOLLOW bsco_bonnyslope

  5. Volunteer!

    1. Check out available volunteer opportunities

  6. Calendar:

    1. Add BSCO's calendar to your Google Calendar or mobile device on our calendar page . It includes all the school and BSCO events.

    2. Attend a friendly BSCO Community Meeting to see what's happening.

  7. Have fun:

    1. Check out all the FUN ACTIVITIES for your kids at and around Bonny Slope!

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