PTA News 10/10/18

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 8:14pm

Join us for a NIGHT OF KINDNESS!
Friday, Oct. 12, 6:30-8:00 PM
Participate in 7 projects to spread kindness around our community
And 3 collections: 
Hats and Gloves for PVMS
Mac & Cheese and cereal for Grass Roots of HOCO
$2 to help pay for outstanding lunch balances at BBES

That's 10 acts of kindness in one night! 

30 Acts of Kindness!
Through the month of October students are being asked to perform 30 Acts of Kindness in honor of BBES' 30th Anniversary!
Every time your student has 5 Acts of Kindness remind them to ask their para for a hand to put on the kindness tree in the cafeteria! 

Have you registered for the Raise Craze Fundraiser yet?
Students are winning extra recess and homework passes and if we raise $20,000 Mrs. Inskeep says she will let the students SLIME HER!! 
Register at 

Let's make this our last fundraiser of the year!!

Please donate to the October Coffee Cart (10/17)!!

Our first Coffee Cart of the year is coming up next Wednesday (10/17) and we need your help to make it great!! The Coffee Cart is a monthly event where we push carts full of goodies down the hallways of BBES and provide our staff with some special treats. It is one of the staff’s favorite days of the month, but we can’t do it without your donations. This is a really easy way to support the people who work with our children every day! Items can be dropped off in the office by your students when they come to school (or even at before care). Please check out the following link and consider signing up to participate!! Thank you in advance for your help!!! If you have any questions, please contact Jen Macomber at

Upcoming coffee cart dates: 11/28, 12/19, 1/16

Trunk or Treat - Thursday, October 18th

We need volunteers to host a trunk. All the details are listed below. There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk! Last year we had 25 trunks and more than 500 students participate in this event. Let's see if we can beat that record!

  • Have your decorated trunk parked in the BBES bus loop between 5:30 & 6:30 pm.
  • For the safety of the children the bus loop will be closed at 6:30 pm sharp.
  • Make sure that you have enough candy to serve at least 400 students
  • Provide at least 150 nut free treats. PTA will provide teal pumpkins for your nut free treats
  • Click the following link to sign up:

Can't host a trunk? No problem! You can still help by donating treats. Treats can be sent to school with your child or you can bring them to the front office.You don't need to sign up to donate treats.

Please contact Lakesha Ott at with any questions.

Watch D.O.G.S Orientation/Pizza Night - Thursday, October 25th

Joe Smaw is in need of volunteers to make this night a success. If you are able to help out with any of the needs listed below, please contact Joe Smaw at .

5 Volunteers Needed:

  • Pizza Pick up
  • Set Up and Clean Up (aranging tables, hanging calendars and posters)
  • Handing out stickers and directing traffic
  • Manning the t-shirt table (collecting cash and distributing shirts)

Spirit Night at Uno's on 10/22

Please join BBES PTA on Monday October 22nd at Uno's  4470 Long Gate Pkwy, Ellicott City, MD 21043. This is an ALL day event from 11am-11pm.  This includes Dine-in and Carry-out. Uno's will donate 20% back to our PTA! Make sure to show the flier from this newsletter or the Facebook event and mention Bollman Bridge Elementary School.

Staff Favorite Things List

Looking to know what treats the amazing BBES staff likes? Need an idea for a thank you and you are out of ideas? Look no further!  Check out the attached list to see what their favorite candy or treat is!  The staff members were polled and responded voluntarily to list their favorite things.  Use this list to generate ideas, however it’s not meant to replace your own ideas of showing thanks, because the most important part of a thank you is that someone took the time to say thanks at all!

BBES Staff Favorite Things