BMS News—August 17, 2018

Mark Your Calendar

Aug. 21           PM Hickory Picnic, 5:30 pm, Winslow Woods Shelter

Aug. 25           September Lunch and AfterCare Sign-ups Close

Aug. 28           AM Hickory Picnic, 5:30, Winslow Woods Shelter

Additional Important Items

Sept. 3             NO SCHOOL—Labor Day

Sept. 4-7          Class photos all week

                                    Details to follow

Sept. 7-9          6th Grade Turkey Run Camping Trip

Sept. 22           Fall Festival, 11:00 to 3:00, Lower Playground

Lunches and AfterCare

Lunch and aftercare sign ups for September opened on the 15th and, more importantly, close on the 25th at 11:59:59 pm. This year that deadline is firm. Thank you in advance for setting alarms and otherwise ensuring your child is signed up.

If you are having any trouble accessing either sign up, please contact Teresa Mandell, IT Manager, at it@montessori.k12.in.us.

Box Tops for Education

Help raise funds for the school through the Box Tops for Education program:

  • Visit BTFE.com for a complete list of Box Tops products. New products are added regularly! You can register to receive extra coupons and opportunities to earn Box Tops as well.
  • Download the Box Tops for Education™ Bonus App. The app provides offers for Bonus Box Tops on specific products. All you have to do is check the offers and scan your receipt if you qualify. There are often amazing offers!
  • Encourage family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers to help you collect Box Tops. Grandparents are an excellent source!

Drop off Box Tops at school at any time. We will have two collection due dates for Box Tops this school year, which we will post as we get closer. Many BMS classrooms have a Box Tops drop-off spot located near the classroom door, or you can use the collection box in the main office. Watch your parent pocket for more details.

 Mabel’s Labels

Label all your family’s gear, your canned goods, and your child’s school items, AND raise money for the school. Shipping is free in the US and the percentage of your purchase coming back to the school is 20%. This is a huge percentage, as these things go.

Visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com. Click “Support a Fundraiser.” Select “Bloomington Montessori School (IN)” and off you go.

This is an ongoing fundraiser, so there is no deadline other than your own desire to prevent another lost water bottle or mitten. Happy labeling!

Kroger Community Rewards Program

We have a new number: SG291

If you are already enrolled in the program, please double-check to see that you are properly enrolled: https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/

If you are not enrolled, please visit: https://www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/

Families have raised as much as $3,200 in one quarter for the school. Anyone who shops at Kroger can join in the fun. My parents live in IL and can help when they shop at their local Kroger store. We currently have 125 households enrolled—are you?

We also have grocery cards for Lucky’s and Bloomingfoods. Please visit the front desk to purchase.

And remember, you can earn Parent Volunteer hours for this—4 hours for participating in the Kroger Rewards program. So, if your parents join, and you join, that’s 8 hours, and if you came to Fall Beautification, that’s at least two hours, making 10 hours—wow, you’re done!