Dear BCE Families,

 

As we start the second half of the school year, we wanted to provide a financial update that was made possible by all of you.  Thanks to your continuing donations in the first half of the school year, our PTO has provided our annual grant to Bluff Creek Elementary of $10,025 for classroom and specialist needs.  These funds help to support the various and unique learning experiences provided to our children by the wonderful staff at BCE.  We are especially grateful for all of you who have supported the PTO through restaurant nights, spirit wear sales, and general donations.  You are all so kind and very generous! 

 

The Fun Run was a huge success this fall, raising over $44,000, thanks to the Fun Run committee members, parents and staff at BCE.  Since we did not use an outside company to assist with the Fun Run, we were able to keep over $38,000 to provide additional support to BCE.  We have already granted $9,000 to the teachers and specialists ($1,000 per grade level and $500 per specialist).  We have also helped purchase new furniture for the Media Center and fixed broken playground equipment.  In addition, we are gathering quotes and design ideas, with the help of the Student Council, for an additional play area/music garden in the bus loop area.   

 

To continue our support to BCE in the next school year, we will continue to be more creative in our fundraising efforts to be able to support school programs and cover overhead costs of the PTO.  We are planning events such as: staff dinner, book fair, restaurant nights, parents night out with a silent auction, and a spring fling. 

 

 

Below is a summary of donations and sales collected by the PTO ($56,590 total through 12-31-21):

 

We were able to give back to the BCE students and staff the following in the first half of the year ($21,977 total through 12-31-21):

 

Remember there are several ways to donate to the PTO (without even noticing!). 

  1. Attend the PTO events with your family and have fun! The proceeds go right back to the school
  2. Shop for books at the Scholastic.com. BCE receives free books based on the sales
  3. Restaurant Nights: take the family out to eat and we'll get a portion back of the sales (See BCE PTO Calendar for all the dates)
  4. OfficeMax: mention BCE at check out and 20% of your purchase will be donated to BCE
  5. Amazon Smile: designate Bluff Creek as your selected charity and Amazon will donate 2% of your order. (on eligible products)
  6. Collect Box Tops AND download the Box Tops app to scan your receipts and easily donate that money directly to the school
  7. Order Papa John's: use BLUFF20 anytime for 20% off your entire order as well as 20% back to BCE

 

 

Thank you for partnering with us for another great year!

 

Sincerely,

2021/2022 PTO Board