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Red Ribbon Week is 10/24-10/28. 
More info can be found here.


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. 

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.

Calling all artists! Our reflections program's theme this year is "What Is Your Story?". This program is open to any student that would like to create an original work of art in dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography or visual arts. Attend a workshop on campus or create your masterpiece at home. Entries are due by October 21st.  Submission rules can be found here.

* 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.
*Click here to find out about opportunities to volunteer in your child's classroom

*Volunteer to help with the festivities during Red Ribbon Week!

*Volunteer at the Res Run!  Help raise funds for BVE!

*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
5: Teli Thayer and we are currently looking for another 5th Grade Captain to join the team. Please contact Stephanie Francis-Jones if you are interested.


UPCOMING EVENTS - For More Information Click Here

October 17-21 - 3rd Grade Otis Lennon School Abilities Test (OLSAT)

October 24-28 - Red Ribbon Week

October 30 - Reservoir Run

October 31- Halloween Parade 2:15pm

November 4 - PTA Blood and Bone Marrow Drive 8:15am to 1:15pm

Dear families,
We hope to see you at our next PTA meeting on October 20th which will be held at our new time of 8:40am in Room 7.  We will be raffling off one of the premium parking spots at BVE for all parents who attend. At this meeting you will be able to learn more about the local propositions that affect children and families that the PTA is endorsing. We have also lined up an opportunity for you to meet the candidates for LAFSD School Board.  This will be held at Lafayette Elementary School on October 25th at 7pm.  We hope to see you there!
Red Ribbon Week starts next Monday, October 24!  This year's theme is "responsibility" and you will receive a packet of information regarding the week's fun filled and interactive events in your child's Friday folder this week. We have teamed up each grade with a campus event this year and 2nd Grade Parents will be volunteering at Red Ribbon Week.  If you haven't had a chance to sign up,  please join the volunteering fun here.
Did you know that we can receive $250 for the early-bird registration competition for the Reservoir Run? We won this prize last year and hope to demonstrate to the Lafayette Chamber that BVE is dedicated to community involvement and enthusiasm. Prizes also go out to the school with the most participants overall so it's not too late to register.
 With Gratitude... It is with heart-felt thanks that I express gratitude to Annette Robison and her team (Anita Kapoor, Gina McKenzie, Daniele Upp, Joe Van Noy, Kristin Greenaway, Blair Wellington, Cyndi Mauch, Becky Courter and Aimee Gates) for a wonderful Fall Family Festival.  This is without a doubt my family's favorite event of the year and your dedication to making the event a success is very much appreciated.
Best wishes for a wonderful week ahead,
Stephanie Francis-Jones
PTA President 2016-17


Burton Valley Elementary PTA

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