Fall Scholastic Book Fair
Come for a “Once Upon A Time” experience at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair, October 1st through 5th. The Book Fair is open daily from 7:30 am to 3 pm, and will also be open from 7-8 pm Wednesday for those that attend Family Literacy Night. Students must have a parent present to shop at the Book Fair before or after school. Throughout the week, during their regular library time, students will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair and make a wishlist or shop for items if they have brought money to school that day. All sales earn money to purchase new books for our school library. To shop online, click here. If you are available to volunteer during the day next week, please click here to sign up. We especially need volunteers for the 11:30-1:30 and 1:30-3 shifts on all days, all shifts on Thursday and Friday, and Wednesday evening from 7-8.
Yearbook Cover Contest
You may recall from our September newsletter that the annual Yearbook Cover Contest begins October 1st. Entries will be accepted until October 22nd. The winners will be selected at the October PSS Meeting, which will be held October 24th, at 8 am in the Staff Lounge. Join us to see all of the finalists and vote for your favorite!
Student Store Opens 10/5
Our first day of the Student Store this school year is coming! Beginning October 5th, the Student Store will be open every Friday from 7:30-7:45 am. All proceeds from the Student Store benefit the 5th Grade Celebration at the end of the year.
Fall Conferences 10/8-10/10
It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for Fall Conferences, but here we are! In order to meet with all of us, our teachers put in some very long days during conference week, and we like to show our appreciation by providing them with some nourishment. Our Hospitality Committee has planned meals and snacks for 10/8-10/10, and would love your help to get all of the items needed. It’s easy to contribute, there are small and large requests, and of course you can sign up to bring one item or many. Click here to see the SignUp Genius.
First Due Date for Box Tops is 10/9
If you have been saving Box Tops for Education, now is the time to send them in! We will have a collection box outside each classroom. The class that turns in the most Box Tops will win a popsicle party and will get to display the travelling trophy in their classroom!
Did you know you can sign up and earn bonus Box Tops online? Click here to learn more!
Red Robin Fundraiser
Dine out with your family at Red Robin on October 15th from 4-8 pm, and Red Robin will give 20% of sales back to Boones Ferry! It’s a fun and easy way to earn money for our school!
Our first Family Fun Night event of the year is coming October 26th! Bring the kids to Boones Ferry from 6-7:30 pm to Trick-or-Treat at school! Our amazing teachers never disappoint with their creative costumes, and students will be able to vote for their favorites at the end of the evening. Candy collection begins October 1st, please drop off one bag of Halloween candy per family in the bin located near the front entrance of the school.
Community Opportunity: If you or someone you know runs a local business and would like to participate in our Trick-or-Treat Night event, please contact the TOTN Committee at email@example.com. All we ask is that you provide some candy or trinkets for the students that will “Trick-or-Treat” your booth, or bring along a fun, quick game or activity for the kids to participate in.
Welcome Back to School!
Summer may not be over yet, but summer vacation is! Here at Boones Ferry Primary School, we are hitting the ground running...the Fun Run, our annual fundraiser, is just a few short weeks away! Read on to learn more about the Fun Run and other news and happenings in September!
Our 18th Annual Fun Run is September 28th
BFPS PSS is excitedly preparing for another epic Fun Run this year! Our annual fundraiser supports so many wonderful enrichment and extension opportunities for our students. The kick-off assembly on Sept. 7th catapults us into 3 weeks of fundraising that leads up to the exciting and electric Fun Run event on September 28th.
We are proudly using the online "Pledgestar" system to solicit flat rate donations to friends and family of our Boones Ferry community! It's such a fun and easy way to text, email or post on social media. We hope to have 100% participation this year and are confident our Dragonfly spirit will radiate through the community. Toe tokens will be sold on various dates/times for $5 each. Toe token money WILL count toward student totals. Our Prize Chart is cumulative this year and we can't wait to show it off at the assembly! Fun Run packets will be distributed Friday, September 7th. Any monetary donations must be returned by October 1st.
PSS Open Board Position
Due to a family move, we are in urgent need of a new PSS Secretary. The Secretary must be able to attend all PSS meetings to take minutes. This is a Board position and therefore has a vote on PSS bylaw and budget proposals. If you are interested, please contact PSS President Amy Cossio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Wear Shop is OPEN Now
We all know how much kids grow over the summer...get your NEW BFPS Spirit Wear now! The shop is open until September 28th: https://pacificcoastathletics.tuosystems.com/stores/18.
Mark Your Calendars...the Biennial Auction is Coming!
Mark your calendar for the night where our BFPS community unites and Makes Magic Happen! Our biennial Auction is February 2nd at 6:00pm. This year's goal is to raise $75,000 to purchase new Google Chromebook and iPads for our students at BFPS. Please join us for a lively auction, dinner, dancing and to witness firsthand how generous our community is! This year we will dance the night away to the band Hit Machine! For complete details, to purchase tickets or to make a donation please visit: https://bfpspss.schoolauction.net/2019bfpsauction/. If you have interest in joining our planning committee please email Carly Carpenter at email@example.com.
Join Us at Our First PSS Meeting of the Year
Whether you are new to Boones Ferry, or a seasoned Boones Ferry parent, if you want to be in the know about what's happening at Boones Ferry this is the place to be! Meet the PSS Board members, learn about what we do for our community, and find out how YOU can help! Meeting is September 26th at 7pm in the school library.
Playworks Comes to BFPS
Thanks to the generosity of our Boones Ferry families and at the request of BFPS staff, PSS was able to fund a new program at BFPS, coming to recess in October. Playworks is a recess program that helps kids to stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play. Learn more about Playworks here: https://www.playworks.org/.
Yearbook Cover Contest
Each year, PSS holds a yearbook cover contest where the winning artwork is placed on the yearbook cover. Any student in Boones Ferry Primary is eligible to submit an entry! Please be on the lookout for the flyer with complete instructions which will be going home October 1st. Entries are due October 22nd. Please join us at the October 24th PSS Meeting where we will be voting for the winner via secret ballot. Winners will be announced when the yearbook is distributed in June! Yearbook sales will start in January. If you have photos you’d like to submit to the yearbook throughout the year please email them to Carly Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org.