Join the PTO Board and BLES Counselors and Staff at Satisfeed: We’re volunteering November 14 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. We are asking our PTO members to join us to help Duluth Cluster families get fresh food that many need so desperately during the pandemic. We still need 15 more people for both days.  Middle school age and above aged students can help. We don’t recommend elementary aged students. sign up: Satisfeed Volunteer Sign-up Sheet. Location: Life Church International- 4830 River Green Parkway, Duluth GA. There is a need for 4-5 Spanish speakers each day. If you’d like to donate, visit www.satisfeed.org/donate.

The Turkey Trot is Back in Business – Virtually! Thanks to Michelle Hammond for seeing an opportunity, bringing it to the PTO board and chairing our Turkey Trot this year. So, here’s how it will work:

o   Create a team of up to 8 racers for your student, company, tennis team, etc. to see who wins the prizes for raising the most funds and/or be entered for random prize drawings when your team completes the race! Invite neighbors, grandparents, babysitters, remote working team, etc.

o   It doesn’t matter where a racer lives. We’ve got racers all over the globe!

o   Sign up at https://blespto.racery.com/r/2020-berkeley-lake-turkey-trot/.

o   Race begins Saturday, Nov. 21, at 12 a.m. We will be tracking time until Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. ET.

o   You can actually run the distance as portrayed on our customized BLES Turkey Trot route, run another route of your choosing or choose from a variety of activities to do anywhere you want (including cleaning house and playing on the playground!). Then log the activity each day of the week and see your team’s avatar move across the route according to the miles associated with that activity. Catch a Google Street View of the new virtual locale, then cheer your real fellow racers by clicking “likes” and posting pics and comments!

Even though we can’t meet at the school for the run/walk and eat pancakes, we hope you’ll join us virtually to support the teachers and students of Berkeley Lake Elementary School. The Turkey Trot has always been a great way to foster a sense of community for our school and neighbors! This year, it’ll be a great way to celebrate the week of Thanksgiving together with friends and loved ones – no matter where you are!

We won’t have t-shirts available this year but share your race bib on social media! Brag about your streaks or longest mileage! Take a pic with it on at the real life location you’ve “run” to! Let’s see who “runs” but lives the furthest away! It’s great way for loved ones who live far away to feel a part of your student’s world.

If you have any questions, contact us at info@blespto.org.

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser is back!Family, Friends, and Supporters of Berkeley Lake Elem School PTO,Now more than ever, YOU can make a difference! We are officially kicking off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap® – and we need YOUR help! To reach our goals and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone to do their part. Luckily, it’s super easy!  We appreciate all of your support and encourage you to spread the word to your friends & family, near and far! The more people who shop, the more money we can raise for our organization! Together, we can ensure our organization reaches its goal – and even surpasses it!  The fundraiser will run from October 20, 2020 – November 20, 2020.Thank you for your help! 
– Berkeley Lake Elem School PTO

Here’s how to help:
1.    Please click here to register today! Use our ORGANIZATION ID 11515 to register!
2.    Send 10 unique and valid shopping email invites to your friends & family using our invite tool at registration.
3.    Shop! With over 2,500 gift ideas, you can check-off your holiday gift-list and support our important cause, too.

PRO TIP: The more email invites you send, the more supporters we’ll get! So, break out your email contact list, share on social media, and help spread the word!Will you take a few minutes and register now?Questions about registration? Call CW Customer Support at 1-866-395-2926

Grandparents Day is Sept. 13. Let’s Celebrate – Digitally! We’ve created a picture frame for you to snap your photo and send to your grandparents. It’s free to use to make your grandparents’ day! Download your PNG or JPEG file, snap a picture with the frame and send it.

(We typically sell these at our Grandparent’s Day luncheon as for $5. If you’d like to provide a donation, please see MyPayments Plus, PTO section, and type in the amount you’d like to give.)

We’re still here!

We’re meeting on Zoom now, but know that we are here if you need us or have any ideas about supporting our school family during this challenging time.

Your PTO Board plans throughout the summer in order to present the operating budget and annual priorities to you at August Curriculum Nights. We’d love to have your valuable input as we move forward. As always, you can send feedback and ask questions via info@blespto.org.

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