Welcome Back to a New School Year!

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We would like to welcome you to the Bonny Slope community as we prepare for another great school year!  The Bonny Slope Community Organization is your parent group for Bonny Slope Elementary.  All parents are automatically members of BSCO and we look forward to meeting and working with you.  Please mark your calendars with some important dates and events and read on for important information regarding volunteering at Bonny Slope.  

Bonny Slope Picnic/Meet the Teacher

All families are invited to our annual Bonny Slope Picnic on Thursday, August 31st.  The festivities kick off from 4:30-6pm with a Meet the Teacher event, where you can drop off school supplies and explore your child’s classroom.  The picnic will take place on the BSE field from 5-7:30pm.  Bring your own picnic, chairs or a blanket and join the fun! 

The Franz truck will be serving mini grilled cheese sandwiches to kids for FREE (limited quantities available).  Enjoy treats provided by BSCO and meet other BSE families as we kick off the school year.  

5th grade students will be on hand for student-led school tours.  We hope you can join us!

Welcome Back Coffee

Parents are invited to a Welcome Back Coffee.  BSCO will be hosting the event on Tuesday, September 5th, from 8:30-9:30am in the cafeteria.  Catch up with old and new friends, and meet our principal, Mrs. Maza.  Enjoy some coffee and pastries.  We would love to see you.  Please stop by!

Volunteering

We hope you will find time in your schedule to become a Bonny Slope volunteer.  Your help plays a major role in our success.  There are a variety of options to get involved with your child’s education at Bonny Slope, including volunteering in the classroom, helping staff our library, working on an event committee, or doing production projects for teachers.

In order to start be a volunteer OR a visitor in your child’s classroom, you MUST complete the following steps:

  1.  Fill out an online parent application.  Follow the steps to create a username, password and profile. This includes the background check the District requires.  This may take a few days or longer to process, so do it now!
  2. Read the Volunteer Handbook (online at www.bonnyslopebsco.org/business).
  3. IMPORTANT FOR NEW AND RETURNING VOLUNTEERS-- Log into myvolunteerpage.com (mVP) to update preferences.  The easiest way to do this is to go under “My Profile” in the top right, click on “Interests,” select your school from the drop-down menu, and then click on what areas you are interested in helping with.  Doing this will allow us to know where you want to volunteer your time!

All information, required links and more details are available on our website, www.bonnyslopebsco.org/volunteering.

Volunteer Orientations

Two Volunteer Orientation Sessions have been scheduled to accommodate as many people as possible.  You need only attend one session.  Come and learn more about participating at BSE.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
AM Session -- 8:30am-9:15am, in the cafeteria

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
PM Session -- 6pm-6:45pm, in the library

Volunteers are required to wear identification badges while on school grounds.  We will be taking photos for your badges at both of these Volunteer Orientations, as well as at the Parent Welcome Coffee.

Once school gets underway, your child’s classroom coordinator will contact you with additional information.  Volunteering typically starts in October, once teachers have had time to assess their volunteering needs.  

Classroom Coordinator

If you are interested in being a classroom coordinator, responsible for working with your child's teacher to organize volunteer schedules, etc. please check that box in your mVP profile under “Interests”, and we will follow up with you.  We need classroom coordinators and this is a wonderful way to get to know your child's teacher as well as other parents.

Kindergarten Lunches

If you are interested in volunteering right away, please consider signing up to help our kindergartners during lunch time.  Our youngest students need help finding a seat, opening containers, cleaning up, etc.  The goal is to get them feeling comfortable and independent at lunch time. You are encouraged to sign up for as many dates as you can.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0444a5af2fa2f58-kindergarten3

Please Note:  A Background Check is required prior to visiting/volunteering during school hours.

What We Do

BSCO funds amazing family events and student enrichment programs throughout the year.   Please browse through our website www.bonnyslopebsco.org to sneak a more detailed peek at what’s available to your family.

Thank you and we hope to see you at the Back to School Picnic!  

Best,

Jenna Dornblaser                                   
DeDe Osborne
Directors of Volunteer Support
volunteers@bonnyslopebsco.org

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