Bushy Park PTA Newsletter
Leading with Kindness | October 23, 2019
The Bushy Bear Dash is Friday!
At the beginning of the year, I asked you to do two things to support our PTA:
1) Join the PTA. Thank you to those families that have.
2) Donate to the Bushy Bear Dash. Thank you to those who've already donated.
This Friday, October 25th is the Bushy Bear Dash!
The Bushy Bear Dash is the main fundraiser for the school each year, with 100% of the money collected going toward funding PTA activities and events. The money raised is relied upon to benefit the school through cultural arts programs, classroom enrichment activities, teacher and staff appreciation, school assemblies, family fun nights, and so much more!
Amount raised as of 10/22 at 4:56pm: $9,312
232 donations representing almost 1/2 our students
Students will be walking or running a designated course during their related arts class period. There will be games and a DJ, making this an enjoyable and memorable event for all.
Thanks to Mrs. Lease for planning this important and fun event!
BPES PTA Leadership Team, 2019-20
Randee Wilding, President
Kristin Baker, Treasurer
Voula Augustin, First Vice President
Gina Lease, Second Vice President
Michelle Sexton, Secretary
Jaime Belmore, Corresponding Secretary
Cash or Check? Please download the form below.
"Namaste my friends at Bushy Park.
My name is Neeva Patel and I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Diwali this year.
Diwali is a festival that is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world.
It is one of the most popular festivals symbolizing “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance”
Homes, businesses, temples and buildings are lit up with candles and lights.
I hope this Diwali will bring happiness and light to all of you! Happy Diwali!"
Thanks to our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee for this contribution.
Fall Fest was a complete pumpkin-painted success. Special thanks to Mrs. Lioi for planning this fall-tastic event!
If you have any photos from Fall Fest to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in helping plan next year's Fall Fest? Please email email@example.com.
Family Fun Nights (FFN) Fit Night!
One of the PTA's goals this year is to build community and create new opportunities for families to connect.
Please join us on Monday, November 11th, 6:45-8:30pm. We will be working out with 39 Minute Workout & Wellness! Bring your water bottles and towels for our second FFN of the year!
RSVP for your family at: https://forms.gle/wKhFsEeNQCCYe7of8.
October Membership Drawing
Our PTA's guiding principle is "Leading with Kindness." This book provides several case studies on developing and exercising compassion.
The PTA will be doing a drawing from all family memberships at the end of October.
To become a member or renew your annual family membership, please complete our online form and submit payment.
We have everything from event-specific to seasonal opportunities.
Parents and Teachers: We need your help!
Encourage students to participate
Discuss the meaning of the theme and brainstorm ideas
Provide materials and space to create their own work of art
Volunteer to judge
Deadline for Entries: November 12, 2019. All students are invited to participate.
Buddy Bear is now live on Mabel's Labels!
The Logo Label pack is available by visiting:
- Select Bushy Park Elementary
- click on “Combo Label Packs” and the Logo Label pack will appear.
That's it! The PTA will receive 20% of all sales and you will know that your towels, lunch bags and water bottles will always be labeled!
Amount raised as of 10/21: $118.94
Number of orders as of 10/21: 11
Cultural Arts: Christylez Bacon "Human Beatbox"
Classroom Book Fund
The PTA Classroom Book Fund is a great way to honor your child, encourage reading and share a book! Gifting a book to your child is a great way to get your child to read a book that he/she chooses themselves. Dedicate this book to your child, let them take it home for 2 weeks, and then return the book to your child's classroom for other's to read for many years to come!
25 Spirit Day: Pink Out (Wear Pink)
31 Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties 2:30pm
4 Cultural Arts: Christylez Bacon "Human Beatbox"
7 PTA (Online) Meeting 7pm
11 FFN Family Fit Night 6:45-8:30pm
25 PTA Dinner for Staff
Website PTA Calendar: https://www.bushyparkpta.org/calendar
Facebook PTA Events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BushyParkPTA/events/
Are you a business owner or a sports league? The Bushy Park Elementary PTA invites you to become a business or sports sponsor. Our community sponsor program provides an opportunity to support the staff and students of Bushy Park Elementary.
Bushy Park Elementary PTA
Our PTA is here to build a bridge between home and school, integrating the efforts of parents, teachers, staff and our community. It is an integral part of the Bushy Park community by offering many activities and programs to our families.
Our mission is to promote a positive partnership among our educators, children, and community-at-large through advocacy efforts and programs focused on the education and well-being of our children.
Our vision is simple. Lead with kindness and let everything follow.