Bushy Park PTA Newsletter
Leading with Kindness | October 8, 2019
Pumpkin-Spiced for your reading pleasure.
- Fall Fest Friday
- Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
- FFN Family Art Night Success
- Bushy Bear Dash
- Summer & Opening Events Survey
- October Membership Drawing
- Spirit Wear Sale
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Tony Locos Fundraiser
- FFN Family Fit Night
- After School Activities
- Mabel's Labels Fundraiser
- Upcoming Events
- Cultural Arts: Christylez Bacon "Human Beatbox"
- Community Sponsors
Our Fall Fest is Friday!
Please consider volunteering for one of the activities at: https://signup.com/go/whXqTxs. Special thanks to Mrs. Lioi for planning this fall-tastic event!
Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur
The two most important holidays in the Jewish religion are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year. The New Year means celebrations, prayer and time with family and friends. On Rosh Hashanah people eat apples dipped in honey to symbolize a sweet new year. Rosh Hashanah this was September 30th and October 1st last week. On Rosh Hashanah Jews are asked to think about their behavior over the past year and ways to improve themselves.
10 Days after Rosh Hashanah is Yom Kippur. Jewish people around the world will celebrate Yom Kippur This Wednesday, October 9th. From the beginning to the end of the holiday jewish people are supposed to think about asking for forgiveness from those we hurt over the past year and ways to be a better and more kind person. Adults are not supposed to eat all day but instead focus on prayer, forgiveness and improving their behavior. When the sun sets, Jewish families and friends gather together for a big meal.
Thanks to our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee for this contribution.
FFN Family Art Night
On your mark! Get set! GO!
The 8th Bushy Bear Dash will take place on Friday, October 25th!
Amount raised as of 10/6: $3,640
This 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!
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!
Look for donation forms coming home with your students! Please consider supporting the Bushy Park PTA, your students and your school! New this year, donations are also being accepted through PayPal! Visit https://www.bushyparkpta.org/bushy-bear-dash to donate today!
Summer & Opening Events Survey
As leaders in our school community, we value engaging with parents and community members to solicit feedback in a variety of ways. As we reflect on our summer activities and opening events while they are still fresh in our minds, we would appreciate your thoughts on the timing, structure, and communication of these events.
This survey will be open through Friday, October 11th. The information we gather through this survey will be used to inform our planning for next year's opening. While the survey is anonymous, please keep in mind that the results will be shared with the BPES staff, BPES PTA leadership team, and other community members.
If you are interested in being a part of analyzing and synthesizing the feedback we collect and in helping develop our plan for opening events next year, we invite you to join us in person on Monday, October 14th from 8:15-9:00am in the BPES Media Center. If you would like to attend, please email Mrs. Bialeski directly at email@example.com by Friday, October 11th.
We thank you in advance for your feedback and look forward to collaborating to ensure that our summer and opening events best meet your needs in the future.
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.
To become a member or renew your annual staff membership, please complete our online form and submit payment.
The BPES Spirit Wear Store is OPEN!
We have everything from event-specific to seasonal opportunities.
Tony Locos Fundraiser, October 14th & 15th
This is the time to bring your whole family to Tony Locos! On October 14th & 15th, Tony Locos will donate 10% of all sales back to our PTA!
Tony Locos, Bar & Restaurant
Italian, American, & Puerto Rican Cuisine
710 Lisbon Center Drive
Woodbine, MD 21797
Open from 11am-Midnight
Come out, enjoy a meal, and support your school! Thank you!
Family Fun Night (FFN) Fit Night!
What's next? You need to be there too:
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.
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 10/4: $118.94
Number of orders as of 10/4: 11
Cultural Arts: Christylez Bacon "Human Beatbox"
9 Schools Closed for Students
11 Spirit Day: Gladiator Day (Wear Red, White & Black)
11 Fall Fest 6-8pm
15 Fall Student Portraits
18 Schools Closed for Students
25 Spirit Day: Pink Out (Wear Pink)
31 Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties 2:30pm
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.