Give Stuff, Get Stuff

No matter how you contribute to our Bears,
every dollar and every hour makes a difference.

Create lasting memories by participating in our events and get something in return! Check out these activities:

Happening Now!

Charleston Wrap…It’s our fall fundraiser – our biggest of the year! support our school fundraiser!There are a variety of household items you can purchase in addition to food and that adorable gift wrap paper we need to stock up before the holidays. Last year, we even had a pig race for the students selling the most items. Yes, a pig race! Questions? Email


Family PortraitsWe schedule a special photography shoot right here at the school. Bring your family, pet, neighbor and get that annual loved portrait just in time for the holidays! You get a free family portrait for a $10 donation to the school. And, new this year are special children’s poses – with dress up clothes and all! Download this form and send it to us in your child’s backpack. Questions? Email


Yearbook…Our team of volunteer photographers capture precious memories of our Bears. This year, our yearbook can be be customized. They are $28. But, order by September 30 to get a 15% discount. To purchase a yearbook or to create your custom message, go to and enter our school’s passcode: 1015217531682993. (Form in Spanish)


Just a plain old donation…See us at one of our onsite events or send cash or check through your student’s teacher addressed to BLES PTO. Thanks to those of you who’ve already given generously.

Sponsorship…Does your company do in-kind or monetary donations? Take a look at all of the activities we have going. Consider finding a sponsor for one of our events today.

Spirit Wear…Your PTO provides spirit wear, plush bears, lunchboxes and more to help us show our Berkeley Bear spirit!

Shop and GiveYou can give to our school just by shopping where you normally shop!

Photo keepsakes…At Grandparent Day lunch and our memorable Candlelight Luncheons, our team of volunteer photographers take photos of our guest and design a border with a special BLES design and the year. It’s a must-have.

Spirit Nights…Enjoy a meal at your favorite restaurant with other BLES families and a portion of the cost of your meal goes directly to our school.

Turkey Trot…The not-to-miss fun run of the year. Who doesn’t need a turkey for Thanksgiving? And, did we mention pancakes? Yes, we’re combining the annual pancake breakfast with the Turkey Trot run this year. Work up an appetite. We’ll have breakfast waiting! More information coming in September/October.

Dollar Donut Days…In March, we’ll be in the lobby each Friday morning at 7:45 selling Krispy Kreme donuts for $1. Send a $1 with your child or come in and get some donuts to take to the office.

Bingo Night…It’s the event people stand in line for. Yes, it’s true! It’s a March Friday night of fun and prizes with some entertainment sprinkled in. You can purchase dinner at the event. What else can we say – it’s the best family night out ever!