PTSA News for the 2016-2017 School Year!
discussion of the proposal to allocate $2,600 of unspent funds towards the
update of the BCS sign, lighting, and lettering, a
motion proposing an additional $15,000 towards an electronic update of the sign
was made by A. Acey and seconded by D. Davis.
November 3, 2016 Agenda - Funding/Vote
Millage Renewal – Vote “YES” on November 8. Friends of BPS requested a donation of $1000 from each BPS school to assist in campaign costs (materials, mailings, signage, and postage). A. Acey moved to make the $1,000 donation from Unplanned Expenses (50070) to the millage campaign (Friends of BPS). D. Patterson seconded the motion. Motion will be posted for thirty days and voted on at the next PTSA meeting, November 3, 2016.
- does not increase taxes
- 38% decrease in funding if not passed
- passing it maintains our property valuesCollaborative Space Expense. J. Peterson motioned to move $1,831 from Unplanned Expenses (50070) to Collaborative Spaces (50350). N. Corum seconded the motion. Motion will be posted for thirty days and voted on at the next PTSA meeting, November 3, 2016.
Collaborative Space budget of $12,460 was maximized over the summer. Additional work was done by school/parent volunteers to build benches in one of the vacant areas; Home Depot donated close to $200 in materials. Carpet was needed to finish the benches totaling an additional expense of $1831.
PTSA Promise to Participate The BCS PTSA welcomes you to the 2016-2017 school year. Whether this is your first year at BCS or you have been here for many years, we are glad that you are part of the BCS family. The BCS PTSA is an active organization that plans, organizes, and funds many programs, activities, events, and technology used every day in our students’ classrooms. There are so many opportunities to get involved and we hope that every family will choose at least one PTSA committee to support with their time and energy during the next school year. Please click here for the link to the signup genius to sign up to participate.
BCS Directory 2016-2017: New Family Information
BCS Directory 2016-2017: Current Family Information
Please review and make any necessary changes. If you have a new student coming to BCS in the fall, you will have the opportunity to add his or her information at that time. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
At the BCS PTSA Clearinghouse meeting on January 7, 2016, a motion was made and seconded to put the following to a vote at the next PTSA Clearinghouse meeting on February 4, 2016.
Programs of the BCS Parent-Teacher-Student Association
The central goals of our parent/BCS community support group are to increase student achievement, to promote the welfare of children and youth, to increase the level of parent involvement, and to enhance the communication process between the school and the BCS community.
At BCS, parents, students and staff join together to specialize in tasks that are essential for effective school governance. Our structure promotes effective coordination of efforts and the development of leadership opportunities. We encourage all parents to participate and volunteer at some level in an area of their interest and embrace any individual wishing to pursue a leadership role.
The BCS PTSA Clearinghouse is comprised of everyone in the BCS Community. The Clearinghouse meets monthly to provide an opportunity for the individual committees to review their activities with the larger community. Meetings also provide an open forum enabling parents and students to bring issues and concerns to the forefront. Both the Principal and Assistant Principal attend the meetings and are available to answer questions.
The Management Committee is comprised our elected officers - our Co-Chairs, Co-Treasurers, and Co-Secretaries - and the various Committee Chairs and Co-Chairs. The Management Committee is charged with making recommendations to the Clearinghouse on important matters including preparation of the annual budget and the development of procedural policies. The Management Committee meets bi-annually or as needed to meet its responsibilities. The PTSA Clearinghouse Co-Chairs meet with the Administration regularly to review and discuss the issues of the day.
PTSA Clearinghouse Committees
There are 14 standing PTSA Clearinghouse Committees. Generally these committees meet on a regular basis to address topics related to the specific needs of our school community. They undertake a variety of projects throughout the school year and offer our entire community a host of volunteer opportunities and options for involvement in school activities. The PTSA menus list and link to each of our committee web pages.
Meetings and Budget
All parents and teachers are invited to attend our PTSA Meetings. Meetings will start promptly and will last 60-75 minutes. If there is a specific topic you would like to add to the meeting agenda, please email the Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org a week before the meeting and we will do our best to accommodate you.
(for questions please contact email@example.com)
PTSA 2014-2015 Final Budget [pdf 81 kb]
PTSA 2013-2014 Final Budget [pdf 57 kb]
PTSA 2012-2013 Final Budget [pdf 60 kb]
PTSA 2011-2012 Final Budget [pdf 72 kb]
PTSA Bylaws approved April 24, 2014 [pdf 144 kb]