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Welcome to the Broadus Wood PTO!  The PTO is a non-profit organization of all parents, guardians, and staff at Broadus Wood and our mission is to foster the best educational experience possible for our students. We strive to do this through a variety of ways. We fund field trips and assemblies, hold after school and evening events, and purchase items to improve facilities and instruction. We also work to facilitate communication among staff and families and provide a forum to discuss long-term plans for the school. 


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Staff Appreciation Week - May 6th - 10th
Our Teachers are First Class!

Monday:

Continental Breakfast

Teachers and Staff will enjoy breakfast to get the week started.


Tuesday:

Refueling Station

Teachers and staff will enjoy a yummy snack at the trail mix bar. 


Wednesday:

                                                            Airmail

Recognize your teachers by wearing their favorite color, writing them a letter, or bringing them a flower


Thursday:

In-flight Snacks

A beverage and snack of choice will be delivered to teachers and staff.


Friday:

In-Flight Meal

Lunch will be provided for teachers and staff by local vendors and parents.

 

Please visit our SignUp Genius for information on how to contribute toward teacher and staff gifts.



Muffin Wednesday

This is a service to say thank you to our teachers and staff. Every other Wednesday our volunteers bring in a light breakfast. This can just be a light treat. In the past parents have brought in yogurt and granola, bagels and cream cheese, donuts and coffee, or fresh fruit and muffins.

We ask two parents to sign up for each Wednesday. For more details and to volunteer, please go to the Muffin SignUp page on our website.


Direct Donation Campaign

Once again, we are reaching out to you for our annual Direct Donation Campaign. If you are new to our school, this is the primary way our PTO raises funds for the year. Many schools sell items or have carnival type events, but the feedback from our community has shown that people prefer to simply give directly to the PTO in the form of a charitable donation.
 
In September, the PTO Board established a budget for the year.  Our main expenditures are teacher support and charter buses for field trips. The rest of our funds are directed toward improvements and materials for the school, such as books, software and special teacher requests.
 
In order to fully fund this, our goal is to raise $6,000. This means asking our families to contribute $25 per child. We understand that not everyone is able to contribute that much and welcome any contribution you feel you can make.  We also cannot express how grateful we are to those of you who choose to be more generous, year after year. Remember that the PTO is a not-for-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization, so direct donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under federal tax law. 
 
You can find a copy of our letter, which was sent home several weeks ago, here.  Please complete the information and send it with your donation in an envelope labeled "Direct Donation".  Return the envelope to school with your child via “Backpack Express.”  Checks should be made payable to Broadus Wood PTO.  If you would like to send funds via PayPal, choose the option "Send money to Friends and Family" and enter the email address "treasurer@bwpto.org". Please be sure to put your child's name, teacher, and the donor receipt information (name and address) so that we may send the tax receipt.  The Broadus Wood PTO greatly appreciates your efforts and support!
 

Logo Sales

PLEASE NOTE:  The Spring Logo Sale has been extended until Tuesday, April 30th.  Your child should me assigned a color for Field Day this week.

Broadus Wood Spring Logo Sale is here! Each year we coordinate the spring sale along with Field Day
which is being held on June 4th. As part of Field Day, each child is assigned to a specific color
team. A BW logo shirt is NOT required for Field Day (any shirt in your team color is fine). However,
if you have been thinking about purchasing a shirt, consider buying one during our sale. It is a fun
way to show your school spirit and avoid the last minute rush for a shirt.

Order forms were sent home last week, but you can find a copy of the form here and a copy of the items available here.

Summer Book Drive and Picnic
 
Thank you once again for making our Book Fair so successful! We want to keep that excitement going, especially over the summer, so mark your calendars for our Summer Book Drive! 

* Donate books your family no longer reads (baby, pre-K, adult books also welcome).
* Students will choose a book(s) to take home for the summer.
* All remaining books will be available to families on the evening of Friday, May 31st.

We're also going to have our School Picnic that Friday evening. So come celebrate the end of the year with us and take home some new (for you) books!

Look for details in the coming weeks, but in the meantime please save those books for our collection.

Logan Funfest

All Earlysville families young and old are invited to the fourth annual Logan Funfest at Broadus Wood Elementary School on May 18, 2019 from 1 to 4 PM!!

What: Bounce houses, games, kids raffle, silent auction, music and fun
Where: BWES, overflow parking at Chestnut Grove Baptist with bus shuttles 
When: May 18th, 2019 from 1-4
Why: LifeNet Health

This event is a community based fundraiser for LifeNet health, the primary organization in Virginia which raises awareness about organ donation, supports organ donor families and organ recipients through the process.  The Logan Funfest is in honor of Logan Gill, who was a donor in 2015.

Questions, to donate to the raffle/auction, or volunteer please contact jeremyfgill@gmail.com

Camp4Real BWES Kids Night Out/Summer Camp
 
Come join Broadus Wood’s own Brittany Ham (on her BIRTHDAY!!!!) for what’s sure to be a REAL Fun and REAL Active evening! Our Kids Night Out events serve as an opportunity for families to get a little preview of what our weeklong camps will look like in the summer! It’s also an opportunity for the kids to get some great exercise, eat a healthy snack and learn about nutrition through creative and meaningful gameplay, and play some REAL Awesome C4R favorites like Revenge of the Bulls, Catapult, Giant Parachute games and more! Parents can do WHATEVER THEY WANT!!!! We’ll take care of the kids and you go have yourselves an evening that best suits you! As with all our camps and events, we have only the best physical educators leading the activities with your kids so you can be sure they will be safe and have a wonderful time! Any student from any school can attend!
 
In case you didn’t know, we are offering a half-day camp at Broadus Wood this summer July 8-12! You can register here and join Ms. Ham and your BWES friends for some local summer fun and healthy food!
 
Check out our other summer camp offerings at Meriwether Lewis, Hollymead, Blue Ridge School (outdoor rec), Stone Robinson and more schools around your community at Camp4Real.com!
 

Field Day

Field Day is just around the corner!  The school needs lots of volunteers to make this a successful day for our students.  Please visit the SignUp Genius to volunteer.  Thank you!
 



Communications

The PTO communicates with families in several ways. Make sure you are connected!

1.  Backpack Express. Although we and the school are trying to use electronic communications as much as possible, we will occasionally send home paper flyers. Our teachers put these in your child's folder/backpack. You may also return things like order forms in this manner.

2.  The Bobcat Bulletin. This is our weekly newsletter. To make sure you receive this, simply sign up at this link.

3.  BWESNewsOnline. This is our e-mail listserv, which we primarily use for reminders and other announcements. To sign up, click on this link.



2018-2019 Executive Board

Position Name Email
 President Sarah Tullopresident@bwpto.org
 Vice PresidentHeather Russellveep@bwpto.org
 Treasurer Jessica Kirbytreasurer@bwpto.org
 Secretary Elizabeth Hatchersecretary@bwpto.org
 Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Skippervolunteer@bwpto.org
 Principal Ms. Amy Morris amorris@k12albemarle.org
 Teacher RepresentativeMs. Meghann Wymermwymer@k12albemarle.org 




Upcoming Events


May 6-10th - Staff Appreciation Week

May 14th - PTO Meeting, 7:30pm

May 27 - Memorial Day, no school for students

May 31st - School Wide Picnic and Book Drive

June 4th - Field Day

June 7th - Last day of school

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