FRIENDS OF BEAR VALLEY FUNDRAISER

The Bear Valley PTA supports our school by purchasing items and supporting programs to enhance our children’s education. The PTA also works to help create a community environment where children, teachers, staff, parents, and grandparents can participate in activities outside the classroom. The PTA could not offer all this amazing support without your generosity.   
 
In order to accomplish this, we humbly ask all families to consider making a contribution to the 2019-20 Friends of Bear Valley Elementary fundraising campaign. Unlike other fundraising programs, 100% of your tax-deductible gift will go directly to Bear Valley.

Each donation enters your family into Friends of Bear Valley Elementary Raffle.  This year’s raffle prizes include a 2 day stay at a historic cottage on the Homer Spit, a Girdwood Bake Shop gift certificate and the honor of being “Principal for the Day.” All donating families’ students will receive a treat delivered to their classroom! Finally, the classes that raise the most money AND have the highest participation will receive pizza parties!

Our goal this year is $18,000 and the campaign will run from today until October 5th, 2019

No gift is ever too small. Together we can make a difference and provide our children with the best environment possible.

To donate online, please use the Paypal link below then complete this form and return it to your child's teacher. The form allows us to track and recognize your generosity!  

FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Join us at Bear Valley Elementary for a SPPOKTACULAR NIGHT!

Saturday, October 5th, 2019 5:00pm-7:30pm

*Carnival Games * Face Painting * Trick or Treat Hall * Photo Booth * Bouncy Castle *  Magic Show * Movie Room *

Costumes encouraged but optional. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here to purchase your tickets online in advance. You may also purchase tickets and pick up advance purchase ticket envelopes on Friday, October 4th from 3-6pm, or at the front door on Saturday night. 

FFFN is made possible by YOU! Please donate your time and/or treats!

We need many volunteers to make this night a success and we most certainly have a task to fit your availability. 


2019-20 PTA MEMBERSHIP

PTA members support our school in ways budget limitations have made difficult for the school alone by purchasing items and supporting programs to enhance our children’s education. 

Bear Valley PTA now offers online membership or if you prefer, you may use the offline paper form and send it in to your child's teacher.
 

SPIRIT WEAR AND REUSABLE SHOPPING BAGS

We still have most sizes of Bear Valley t-shirts and hoodies available for sale.


Bear Valley PTA has a great way for you to support our school and be prepared for the Anchorage Bag Bag which started Sept 15th. 


RECESS WISH LIST

Our awesome noon duties have put together an Amazon Wish List for a variety of outdoor recess equipment that will be available to all students during recess to enhance their playtime!

If you are signed up to contribute to Bear Valley PTA through Amazon Smile you can increase your impact by starting at smile.amazon.com. Then head over to the Wish List. Once you chosen an item to contribute, you can have it sent directly to the school. Please include a gift note so we know who to thank for the donation!

Don't forget that donations to Bear Valley PTA are tax deductible!

 
 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

September 17, 3:45pm-5:00pm: PTA Meeting
September 20, 6:30-8:30pm: Movie Night "Mary Poppins Returns"

October 5, 5:00pm-7:30pm: Fall Family Fun Night
October 10: Picture Retake Day
October 21-25: Book Fair

HELP SUPPORT BEAR VALLEY ELEMENTARY PTA

Bear Valley PTA Fundraising Opportunities

Mabel's Labels - BV will earn 20% of your purchases now through October 31st. Last years parents claimed these to be the best way to label their kids belongings! They are dishwasher, microwave, and laundry safe. Help us keep the Lost and Found boxes empty by labeling your belongings. Mabel's Labels Order Here

Box Tops - Send in your Box Tops. Print this collection page or place your labels in a plastic bag with your teacher's name and we will do the rest. Try downloading the App and earn even more Box Tops for Bear Valley! What are Box Tops?      

Amazon Smile - Amazon will donate 0.5% of smile.amazon.com eligible purchases. Visit the website, select Bear Valley PTA as your charity. Bookmark the link as credit is only received when shopping from smile.amazon.com, not amazon.com, nor through the mobile app. 

Fred Meyer Community Rewards - Link your Rewards card to Bear Valley PTA and earn $ back to BV. You will still earn your own Rewards as usual. Sign me up! Need help? Here is a step by step guide!

Office Depot/Office Max - Tell them you would like to contribute to Bear Valley Elementary whenever you shop at Office Depot or Office Max and they will donate 5% back to BV. 

These simple fundraisers bring over $3000 to our school!

Thank You for ALL You Do to Help Support Your School!!


YEARBOOK PHOTOS

The Yearbook Committee is starting to collect photos for the yearbook. This year, we are using Shutterfly Share Sites to collect and manage our photos. 

Shutterfly makes it so simple to upload photos and even has an app that makes it even easier. To upload photos, please go to: bearvalleyyearbook.shutterfly.com to get started. You will have to login with an existing Shutterfly account, or signup for an account. It will then ask if you would like to request permission to join the site. This is a one-time step to keep the photos private. Once your access has been verified, you may login and start uploading!. 

Please email yearbook@bearvalleypta.com if you would like to join the yearbook committee or if you have any questions!

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK!

We have a CLOSED group on Facebook for anyone interested in staying informed about anything and everything related to Bear Valley Elementary. (A closed Facebook group means that only people whose name we know and recognize are allowed to join the group.) You do not need to be a PTA member. This is a great way to stay in touch with what's going on in our community: ASD closures, school events, community events, etc. 

To join, click here. Or from Facebook account search for "Bear Valley Elementary PTA" and click the JOIN button.