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Join the fun at the upcoming Parent Parties.  We will have a Poker Night, organized by BVE PTA Dads and a Bunco and Boas Party, organized by BVE PTA Moms early in the new year.  Click here to learn more and buy tickets.

ECOLunchboxes Fundraiser - Non Toxic, plastic free lunch boxes
5th Grade Actitivities has teamed with ECOLunchbox, a Lafayette mom owned green business that provides non-toxic, plastic-free luncboxes that are healthy for people and the planet.  Reduce you reliance on and exposure to plastics with these awesome bento boxes, containers and lunch bags.  All products responsibly made from stainless steel, silicon and cotton.  Great as gifts.  Go to and use coupon code BVBOBCATS to get 5% off and earn $$ for Burton Valley 5th Grade Activities.


Keep all their gear organized and out of the lost and found. We've partnered with Emily Press Labels to help identify belongings so they return home. Their personalized name labels are super durable, dishwasher, microwave and laundry safe. Available in lots of cool designs and colors too! When your order through our special shopping link, a portion of the proceeds benefits Burton Valley PTA. 

* BVE needs a LPIE Fundraising Chair.  Join the LPIE Power Party Team to help find BVE families to host pay-to-plays for the annual LPIE Power Party.  Contact Heidi Keeley or Erica Beeman for more information.

*Sign up to volunteer in the Library. Click here to volunteer during your child's class.

*Volunteer to update the BVE PTA website contact

*The Grade Level Captains help to coordinate volunteers for the following campus-wide BVE events by grade level:
o Kindergarten: Teacher Appreciation Week in May
o 1st Grade: Book Fair/Ice Cream Social in March
o 4th Grade: Camp Bobcat in May
o 5th Grade: 5th Grade Activities (various dates)
Please contact your Grade Level Captain or the PTA President, Stephanie Francis-Jonesfor more information or with any questions.

*Grade Level Captains


UPCOMING EVENTS - For More Information Click Here

December 1-Kindergarten Parent's Night Out

December 16- Holiday Sing

December 19- January 2- Winter Break


Dear Families,


Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful and restful thanksgiving break with family and friends. As we return to our usual routines, I wanted to take this opportunity to again thank those of you that took part in our community engagement survey last spring. When we asked parents what changes they would like to see at BVE, the overwhelming response was the desire for more opportunities to connect with other BVE  parents. We created the grade level events which are off to a great success! The next opportunity for a grade level event is the Kindergarten event on December 1. More information can be found here

We have also introduced two great events to the BVE PTA calendar! You asked for more social events and we are pleased to offer you two great events in the new year to give you more opportunities to connect with fellow BVE parents while also supporting BVE. The first fun event is the Poker Party on January 21. The next great event is the Bunco and Boas party on February 2. Grab a friend, book a sitter to make it a date night or come solo and make these events nights to remember! Find out more and buy your tickets here

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or want to know how to get involved in the BVE community.

With gratitude

A heartfelt thank you to Jaia Kaufman for "manning the fort" while I was away and for her tireless and dedicated efforts as Executive VP. The position doesn't receive much limelight but she is deserving of resounding praise. Thank you Jaia!

Best wishes for a wonderful week ahead,
Stephanie Francis-Jones
PTA President 2016-17



Burton Valley Elementary PTA

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