Run by: BSPTO

Timing: Late September and/or early October.

Needs Volunteers: Yes

The Read-A-Thon campaign is our fall fundraiser. Similar to our Spring Jog-A-Thon, kids can get family & friends to ‘sponsor’ their reading efforts. Students track the number of minutes they read during a two-week period, and sponsors can donate at a per-minute rate or a flat amount. Donations to help the school are always great, but the main goal is to get the kids reading and make it fun!

Here are electronic copies of the materials:

After the two-week reading period, students collect donations from their sponsors.

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)


Volunteers are needed to plan this campaign usually starting in the spring.  Prizes need to be figured out and such.  In the fall help is needed to prepare the packets that go home with the kids.  After, help is needed to tally up the returned folders and distribute prizes.


Back to School Night (For Parents)

Run by: School

Timing: shortly after the first day of school

Needs Volunteers: No

This is a parent only event.  Back to school night starts with words from the principle in the gym.  The principle will talk about any changes for the new school year that parent need to know about.  It is followed by two meet the teacher sessions in your child’s classroom.  There are two in case you have 2 children.  Basically the teacher will give a presentation about how he/she does things, and probably leave time for questions.

Back to School Picnic and Supply Drop Off

Run By: School

Timing: Approximately a week before school starts

Needs Volunteers: No

This event is centered around dropping off school supplies in students’ classroom.  It is a first chance to meet the teacher and usually happens only a day or so after you find out who your child’s teacher will be.  The picnic gives parents and children a chance to socialize and find out who is in who’s class as well as share in the general excitement that school is starting again.