PTO

The BIS PTO is an opportunity for the home and school to come together in the interest of all BIS students and faculty. Our goal is to foster a cooperative learning environment between home, school and community so that we can promote academic, social and emotional growth of our children.

INVOLVEMENT

The PTO is open to all BIS families and staff.  There are no dues for membership.

The PTO welcomes parents’/guardians’ participation in monthly PTO meetings. It is a great way to learn about many of the activities taking place in the school. The 2018 PTO meetings will be held on the following dates.  All meetings are held at 3:10pm in the BIS Media Center (library):

September 12, 2018

October 17, 2018

November 11, 2018

December 12, 2018

If you have any ideas or would like to help with any projects, please come to the meetings or contact any of the officers.

The PTO always welcomes volunteers for our sponsored events such as classroom parties, student field trips, and PBIS (positive behavior) reward events.  Information on the dates and times of these special events will be communicated within the principal’s weekly e-mail and/or by the classroom teachers.  Any parents volunteering for these special events must have a completed background check on file with the BIS office for the safety of all our students.

FUNDRAISING

An annual fundraiser is sponsored and coordinated each year by the PTO. Proceeds of the fundraiser are used to support school activities and programs. A few examples of activities and programs the PTO has provided funding for include:

  • Student field trips, academic celebrations, PBIS reward events, classroom parties
  • Reimbursement to each teacher for classroom supplies
  • $3 for each student to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair
  • Visiting authors/artists

Each year the fundraiser is selected by the PTO based on staff and parent input.  We encourage every family to participate in PTO fundraisers as much as they can.  Prizes are awarded for the top student salesperson.

In addition to these sales, the PTO earns money through the following sources:

Kroger Community Rewards – earn money for our school every time you shop at Kroger using your Kroger Plus card.  Visit http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and select “I’m a Customer”.  Sign in to your Kroger account and select our organization number, VA952, or choose “Batesville Intermediate School PTO” from the menu.

Box Tops and the Box Top Bonus App – cut out Box Tops from participating products and send them to school with your student.  The Box Top Bonus App can be downloaded to your phone to help BIS earn even more money from your grocery receipts when you buy participating products.

Tyson Project A+ – clip the labels found on the back of Tyson frozen chicken packages for products such as chicken nuggets and fajita strips.  Each label we collect is worth 24¢ for our school. Send the redemption labels to school with your child.

Coca-Cola Give (previously My Coke Rewards) – turn your Coca-Cola product purchases into donations to BIS. Visit coke.com/give/schools, select Batesville Intermediate School and scan or enter product codes from participating Coca-Cola products. Or simply send in Coca-Cola product bottle caps or the codes from Coca-Cola boxes to BIS with your student.

LEADERSHIP

This year’s officers are:

President – Lisa Schneider

Vice-President – Kendra Basler

Secretary – Olivia Denni

Treasurer – Kim Benz

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact any of the PTO officers.

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