Friday Features - 1/25/19
Your Weekly BGS PTO News & Happenings
Join Us At Fitness Night
Our BGS Wellness Committee wants to get you up and moving at this year's Fitness Night on Wednesday, January 30 (snow date is Friday, February 1). This annual favorite challenges our Bears to kick off a healthy new year while we raise money for a cause. Grades K-1 will run from 6:15 - 7:30 PM, then Grades 2-4 will follow at 7:30 - 8:45. The event is free, but donations are encouraged. This year, our Wellness Committee has committed to raising funds for some adaptive equipment our playground and gym classes to make our school more inclusive for all!
We NEED your help to run some of the fitness stations while your kids participate! Sign up for a slot here: http://bit.ly/BGSFit
RSVP for the Sweetheart Dance
Those of you who have been part of BGS in past years likely know that one of our yearly traditions has been to hold a Father-Daughter dance to celebrate Valentine's Day. After hearing your feedback and an in an effort to be more inclusive, this year's event will be a Sweetheart Dance. This is a special night where BGS students get dressed up and get to enjoy a night out with their special someone. Advanced registration is required.
Mark you calendar for a night of memories. We cordially invite you to our Sweetheart Dance on Friday, Feb. 8 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Dress your best and come prepared to dance the night away!
This event is open to BGS Students (teachers too!) only and a Sweetheart of their choice (mom or dad, grandma or grandpa, or other special person in their life).
Reservations are required and cost is $5 per child (payable at the door). Register for the dance here: http://bit.ly/BGSDanceRSVP
Contributions of small snacks and juice boxes are appreciated. Let us know how you can contribute by signing up here: http://bit.ly/DanceHelp
Our school is proud to announce that we are hosting our 3rd Annual Souper Bowl of Caring. Souper Bowl of Caring uses the energy and excitement around our nation’s largest sporting event, The Super Bowl, to create an opportunity for our students to join a national movement of giving and serving.
During the week of January 28th thru February 1st, students are invited to participate in a school wide service project by donating canned soup or other canned food item to be delivered to our local food banks.
At the same time, students will have the opportunity to predict who they think will win the BIG game on February 3rd. A table for each team will be set up in the school hallway. Students can place their canned good on the table for the team they think will win Super Bowl LIII - the New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams.
Thank you for doing your part to make our Souper Bowl of Caring a success!
In Case You Missed It...
Keep Those Box Tops Coming!
Our Class Box Top contest runs through Feb. 1. Simply clip those unexpired Box Tops and send them in to school in a bag marked with your teacher's name. The class with the most Box Tops wins a popcorn and movie party!
Not sure what products carry those coveted Box Top for Education labels? Check out the full list here.
Are You an Interior Designer by Trade?
If you have professional interior design experience and might be able to lend a hand to help us create a plan to turn the faculty room from drab to fab, please reach out to the PTO (firstname.lastname@example.org). We'll get you in touch with the committee working on the effort.
News from Around the District
B-R Schools Are Shaving the Way to Conquering Kids' Cancer
WHEN: FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.
NEWS: The selfless students and faculty of the Bridgewater-Raritan Schools will once again have their heads shaved to raise money to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!
Ladies who wish to participate but not shave their heads are invited to cut their hair for Beautiful Lengths and Locks of Love.
Over the past 8 years students from every school in the B-R School District participated - raising over $750,000.00 for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which funds the most promising research and pediatric oncologists working for cures for childhood cancer.
Register to Participate Here: https://www.stbaldricks.org/events/BR2019
Want to Support the Cause in Other Ways? Purchase a T-Shirt Here - 100% of proceeds go to St. Baldrick's
Sponsored by the Van Holten Elementary School PTO
Dates to Remember
- Jan. 28-Feb. 1 - "Soup-er Bowl"
- Jan. 30 - Fitness Night (see times above)
- Feb. 1 - Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey
- Feb. 1 - Fitness Night Snow Date
- Feb. 8 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM - Sweetheart Dance (RSVP Required)
- Feb. 15 - In School - Planetarium Assemblies
- Feb. 18 - School Closed
- Feb. 26 - 4-7 PM - Barnes & Noble Night (details coming soon)