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Join us for Camp Bobcat on May 12th.  

More information can be found here.

*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)

*Grade Level Captains

Our 9th annual Walk-a-Thon is coming up on April 26. Students should begin obtaining pledges via the pledge sheet that will be sent in your child's Friday folder this week and/or via pledgestar. The Walk-a-Thon team has been hard at work securing very exciting prizes for this fun annual event. Thank you in advance for your participation in this vital fundraiser for BVE!

Shop for stylish, reusable bags and other fun items here to support BVE! 

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. 

*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.

Amphora Lafayette is teaming up with BVE to celebrate our outstanding  teachers! 

Support  BVE and show your appreciation for our devoted teachers by giving them a gift from Amphora    that they will love and use.  Shop at Amphora between April 17th and April 21st and Amphora will donate 15% of your entire purchase back to BVE.  While you're at it, taste over 60 unique and healthy oils and vinegars and pick up something for yourself!  Free gift wrapping available. Parents must mention that they have a child attending BVE.  Children are always welcome and encouraged to sample! 

Amphora is Located at
7 Fiesta Lane, 925 310 4681

Sun- Thurs 10:00- 6:00pm
Fri- Sat  10:00- 7:00pm

Please email with any questions or ideas about Bobcats Out and About.

Dear BVE community,

Happy Spring!

Have you heard? Camp Bobcat is returning to BVE on May 12 for a fabulous evening of fun, made possible by our wonderful BVE teachers. Signups for this fun, student-centered event open tomorrow at 10am. Spaces are limited so sign up quickly to reserve your child(ren)'s spot for a night of fun at Camp Bobcat!

Please join us this Thursday April 20 at 7:00pm as we welcome Meredith Dolley as BVE's new principal at our general PTA meeting in the library. Rachel Zinn, LAFSD Superintendent, will also be joining us to share information regarding the district's budget and changes for the 2017/18 school year. 

We hope you have had a chance to help your children start collecting pledges via pledgestar or the pledge sheet for our 9th annual Walk-a-Thon on April 26. Thank you in advance for your participation in this important fundraiser for BVE!

With gratitude 
In recognition of Volunteer Appreciation Day on April 20, I would like to say a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our wonderful BVE volunteers. It definitely "takes a village" and I am constantly amazed by the volunteer contributions that our community makes to help make BVE a great school!

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


*Did you donate to LPIE & PTA Bobcat Fund

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