Field Day

Run by: School

Timing: During school on one of the last few days of school

Needs Volunteers: Yes

Various games and activities are setup in the field.  Children participate to earn tickets.  The tickets are turned in for snacks (like goldfish).  And at the end they all get an otter pop.  During this time their teachers have a chance to start packing up the classroom for the year.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to divide up the snacks into cups for the kids to buy with the tickets, hand out those snacks in exchange for tickets, as well as to cut and hand out otter pops.  For the older grade volunteers are also needed to staff the activities.  For the younger grades they have the older grades staff the activities.

Clothes Closet

Run by: School district

Timing: One day on a weekend in the spring

Needs Volunteers: Yes

This is one of Bethany Elementary’s community service projects each year.  We staff the Beaverton School District’s Clothes Closet, which provides clothes to K-12 students in financial need.  We staff the Clothes Closet one day on a weekend, usually in the Spring.  It is located next to the Beaverton School District Administrative Offices.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to staff the clothes closet and at times throughout the year to launder lost and found clothes so they can be donated to the clothes closet.

 

Garden Club

Run by: BSPTO

Timing: after school in the spring

Needs Volunteers: Yes

Parent lead club after school that plants and manages a small garden in the raised boxes in back of the school

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to lead the children in planting and managing the raised beds.

 

Family Dance Night

Run by: BSPTO

Timing: May in place of movie night (last Friday of the month).

Needs Volunteers: Yes

A theme dance that gives the kids a chance to dress up and have some fun.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to plan the theme and decorate for it.  Various booths like a photo booth need volunteers.  The main table needs staffing to have parents sign that they are responsible for their children and to give door prizes.  A DJ is needed of course.

 

Staff Appreciation Week

Run by: BSPTO

Timing: May

Needs Volunteers: Yes

A whole week of showing the staff at the school we appreciate them.   The ways vary every year, food is often involved at some point as well as decoration in the hallway or on the teachers door.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help come up with way to show appreciation, and then to implement them.

 

Jog-a-Thon/Bobcat Blast

Run by: BSPTO

Timing: Late April

Needs Volunteers: Yes

Our annual Jog-A-Thon, the “Bobcat Blast”, is our spring fundraiser. The students raise money by getting sponsored to jog laps around the 1/4 mile track, it’s great exercise and a lot of fun!  Sponsorships can be a flat amount, or a per lap amount. They get 20 minutes to do as many laps as they can, which varies by grade level.  We had one or two 5th graders go 12 or 13 laps.  But most students are under 10 laps, with the younger grades usually topping out at 8.

Check the calendar event for the current years flyer.

If you or your child’s sponsors work for Intel/Nike please check out the Company Matching page for info on the easiest way to get your donation matched which also allows you to use a credit card.

Otherwise you can donate with cash, check (made out to BSPTO) or PayPal (They take a % though)

Students are asked to wear a shirt that matches their classes color (should be noted in the packet that comes home).  During the jog students will have an index card pinned to their shirt.  As they pass the Class tent a volunteer will mark the card for each lap.  And the end they will get an Otter pop.

Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to plan this campaign usually starting in the late fall.  Prizes need to be figured out and such.  Before the event help is needed to prepare the packets that go home with the kids.  During the event volunteers are needed to staff the class tents, marking laps on children’s cards, handing out Otter pops.  Additional help is needed to add up marks for each card and record them for sending home with the child.  Afterward, help is needed to tally up the returned pledge envelopes and prepare prize bags.

Spring Book Fair

Run By: School

Timing: Usually March

Needs Volunteers: Yes

The school teams up with scholastic to have a large number of popular books for sale.  The school earn scholastic bucks by selling the books which can be used to buy books and other supplies for the library.  This is usually at least one week long.  Students with money in hand are usually allowed to go down between 7:30 and 8am when it is open.  Classes will make a trip to look during their usual library time.  It is also open after school for parents to visit with their child.

Volunteers

Lots of volunteers are needed.  There is setup before the book fair, and of course tear down and clean up after.  Assistance during open hours is also needed.

Biscuits with Beauties

Run By: BSPTO

Timing: Sometime in February.  7-7:20am before school in the gym

Needs Volunteers: Yes

Children are invited to bring a “Beauty”  in their life to enjoy some biscuits and such before school.  This can be a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, family friend or any female influence in the child’s life.

Volunteers

volunteers are needed to help distribute the food and drinks, as well as setup and clean up.  We have to have the gym ready for 7:30 drop off to start.