Bushy Park PTA Newsletter
Leading with Kindness | January 15, 2020
Travel the world in a couple of hours and see it from different perspectives. International Night gives you a sense of countries you’ve never visited and how it feels to be in a different place.
International Night is Thursday, January 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm.
Join us for an evening where we come together as a school to share our unique heritage with each other.
If you would like to represent a country, please complete the following: https://forms.gle/Z4P6MKLfG1EV3TsZA
Family File Update
If you are currently a PTA member, please expect emails from MemberHub over the next weeks and verify your membership.
Please take a moment to join our MemberHub and add your contact information at: https://bpes.memberhub.com/join/875u4m.
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Book Club & January Membership Drawing
Looking for a good book to read? Enjoy a good discussion? Join the 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Family Book Club and discover...Save Me a Seat.
- Wednesday, February 5th
- Wednesday, February 12th
- Wednesday, February 19th
- Weather Makeup Day: Wednesday, February 26th
Location: BPES Media Center
Space is limited, so please reserve your spot. Register by Friday, January 31, 2020 at: https://tinyurl.com/sv37zym
For questions about the book club, please email Ms. Griffin.
The PTA will be doing a drawing from all family memberships at the end of January for a copy of Save Me a Seat.
Congratulations to the Huffman Family!
You've won the December membership drawing: "Be Kind" by Pat Zietlow Miller (Author), Jen Hill (Illustrator).
Golden Scissor Box Top Contest
It is 6 weeks away from the February 20, 2019 submission deadline for the Golden Scissor Box Top contest. We have done a great job so far, so please stay on the lookout for those Box Tops! Remember, the student, class, and grade, with the most Box Tops will win a prize. Digital earnings will also count toward the contest, so please send a screen shot of your earnings with your child’s name, grade and teacher to firstname.lastname@example.org or print the screenshot and place it in the collection box with child’s name, grade and teacher by the deadline. If you have multiple children, please indicate how many points to apply to each child. The information found in the “My Lifetime Earnings” box is all that is needed to apply the digital earnings to each child’s total.
Cultural Arts: Curtis Blues
"Up-cycling: Turning Junk into Musical Instruments From Africa to America is an interactive assembly that challenges students to use recycled materials to make folk instruments. Using the STEM engineering design model as a guide, Curtis performs on a variety of instruments made of “up-cycled” materials. Students discuss responsible green practices and how to use discarded items to create musical instruments as people have done throughout history."
Source: Young Audiences/Arts for Learning of Maryland | Audience: K-5
A Night with the Stars - The Bushy Park School Dance
BPES students from Pre-K to 5th grade (only please) are invited to and may be escorted by a special adult to this magical evening.
Tickets are $8 per adult / $4 per child and available for purchase online at:
If you would like to participate, but are under financial constraints, please contact Mrs. Bialeski directly. Financial constraints will not limit your participation.
- Tickets are limited due to the Howard County Fire Code. Once we reach capacity for this event, we will no longer be able to sell tickets.
- You will not receive a physical ticket. Please provide your last name at check-in.
- There will be no tickets available at the door for anyone who did register in advance.
Bushy Park's Got Talent
Talent Show, Friday, May 1, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm
What's your talent?
- Audition submissions are due April 3rd.
- Finalists announced April 8th.
- Dress rehearsal April 30th.
- Talent show May 1st!
Submit your 30 second audition by April 3rd at: https://forms.gle/PYTmtq6ZxbKPCUkK7.
Family Story-time & Snacks
Do you have an hour to volunteer at school? Can you make an hour to volunteer? If you are able, please visit our Volunteer page for updated opportunities.
We have everything from event-specific to seasonal opportunities.
1/20 - Schools & Offices Closed
1/23 - Spirit Day: International Day (Wear something to celebrate your heritage)
1/23 - PTA International Night, 6:30pm
1/24 - Last day of 2nd marking period
1/27 - Schools Closed for Students
1/28 - Winter Concert, 6:00pm
1/29 - Winter Concert, 6:00pm SNOW DATE
2/4 - Schools & Offices Closed
2/6 - PTA Meeting (Conference Call)
2/13 - 3 hour early dismissal (12:50pm), Parent Conferences
PTA Valentines Workshop at Parent-Teacher Conferences
2/14 - 3 hour early dismissal (12:50pm), Parent Conferences
2/17 - Schools & Offices Closed
2/28 - Spirit Day: Wacky Tacky / Crazy Hair Day
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.