Boston Harbor School PTA

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Happy New Year & Notable Winter Dates

Happy New Year!

The BHS PTA hopes you had a wonderful winter break and wishes you and your families good health, great joy, and plenty of adventure in 2018. We are excited to share a fun filled winter and spring with you!

And we want to thank for your participation, help, and support this fall!! From the Back to School Ice Cream Social to Rock Painting to the Halloween Carnival, Field Trips, beloved Holiday Events, and everything in between it was a truly fantastic fall — thanks to YOU, our incredible school community!!

As always, we welcome your thoughts, ideas, and questions! Please email  We’d love to hear from you!

BHS PTA Membership

Membership is open and ongoing and we’d LOVE for you to join us! A single membership is just $13 for the entire year. Membership forms are always available in the lobby and you can join by simply submitting your completed membership form along with payment (cash or check) to the school office at your convenience. Moreover, your BHS PTA membership is just that – a membership. It doesn’t commit or obligate you to anything! If and when you volunteer is entirely up to you. Part of every membership fee goes into our general operating fund and helps us do more for our awesome school. Membership is a simple and easy way of supporting us!

And there are some great member benefits! These include up to 30% off Great Wolf Lodge room rates, ticket savings and reduced fees at KeyArena/McCaw Hall, Xfinity Arena, and the Tacoma Dome. Use any one of these this year and your PTA memberships will pay for itself!

Support the BHS PTA

Be sure to check out the simple and easy ways you can support the BHS PTA simply by doing your weekly grocery or holiday shopping and recycling your waste!  More details are available on our Fundraising page. All the money we raise through these passive fundraising programs is invested in art and theater programs, field trips, and treasured PTA sponsored traditions including the Halloween Carnival, the Kids’ Gift Bazaar, and Field Day. The BHS PTA is hugely grateful for your participation!

Parent Recess Volunteer Program

In collaboration with our incredible school staff and administration, the BHS PTA is excited to continue this fun new program! We are welcoming parent
volunteers onto the playground during all school 
recess (from 2:30-2:45pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Volunteers will play and engage with our amazing students using two specific games: Parachute and Track Stars.

Please sign up, share, and come play with our awesome school community! And big thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who are making this a program a great success! Use the sign up genius link below:

Monthly General PTA Meetings

The dates for the 2018 BHS PTA general meetings are as follows:

January 10

February 15

March 14

April 11

May 8

June 13

All of our PTA meetings (with the exception of February — we won’t make you spend your Valentine’s Day with us!) will take place in the BHES Library at 6pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Everyone is welcome! And childcare, by optional cash donation, is always provided. We will be discussing some exciting activities and events and we’d love your help and input!

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for details on a Bingo Night in February, a Family Fun Night and Auction in March, an All School Dance in April, and Field Day in May. And, of course, movie nights and other activities in between! Please join us for any — or all — of these programs and events! Everyone is welcome and we’d love to see you there.

For the most current event information, please check out our Facebook page:


Welcome & Fall 2017 Notable Dates

The BHS PTA wants to extend a big, warm welcome to all the new and returning BHS families! We are thrilled to be back to school and we look forward to seeing and meeting you! We are working on a fall full of fun, family friendly programs and events. As always, we welcome your thoughts, ideas, and questions! Please email  We’d love to hear from you!

BHS PTA Membership
We’d LOVE for you to join us! Simply submit your completed membership form (additional copies are available in the lobby) along with cash or check payment to the school office. You can join at anytime! Member benefits include ticket discounts at the Tacoma Dome and Key Arena and up to 50% off rooms at Great Wolf Lodge so your membership will quickly pay for itself!

Boston Harbor Spirt Wear
Our online apparel stores are open for business until midnight October 22! And this year you have 2 great Boston Harbor logos to choose from — the newer anchor or the classic bruins. Choose one or buy a bit of both! You can access the Boston Harbor Bruins online store here: https://www.agpestores.c om//buddbaypromotions/grouppro ducts.php?prodgroup_id=18994&p rodgroupbypass=true  And you can access the Boston Harbor Anchor online store here: https://www.agpestores. com//buddbaypromotions/grouppr oducts.php?prodgroup_id=18968& prodgroupbypass=true

Upcoming Events
Please join us for any — or all — of these programs and events. We’d love to see you there! For the most current event information, please check out our Facebook page:



9/11                       9:10-10am Welcome Families Tea in the BHS Library

9/13                       6pm  PTA Meeting in the BHS Gym (childcare, by optional cash donation, will be provided)

9/21                       5:30-7pm   BHS Curriculum Night 

9/23-24                Value Village Donation Drive
Clean out those closets and get rid of your garage sale leftovers! Drop off your donations to the PTA at the Boston Harbor Marina Saturday, September 23 from 2-7pm or Sunday, September 24 from 10am-2pm. You can also take your donations directly to Value Village in Lacey from 2-5pm on Sunday, September 24 — just let them know you are donating to the Boston Harbor PTA!

We get paid by the pound for donated items; accepted items include clothing and accessories, bedding and linens, small household items, sporting goods, toys, books, movies, and more. They will happily take larger items, but the PTA will not receive credit for those items.

9/30                      2:30-4:30pm Rock Painting in the BHS Gym
Mark your calendars and come join us for an afternoon of rock painting with friends and family! We will paint and decorate rocks to later be placed throughout our community for our friends and neighbors to discover and enjoy. This event is FREE to all BHS families! If you are able contribute a light refreshment or baked item for our bake sale we would very grateful. Bake sale sign up will be on the PTA bulletin board!



10/11                     6pm PTA Meeting in the BHS Library (childcare, by optional cash donation, will be provided)

10/28                     5:30-8pm BHS PTA Halloween Carnival in the BHS Gym
The truly awesome and amazing BHS PTA Halloween Carnival is next Saturday, October 28 from 5-8pm in the BHS Gym! Costumes are encouraged and there will be live music, Meconi’s subs, Lattin’s Cider, caramel apples, popcorn, old time games, and a haunted house! Please plan on joining us for this truly magical and family friendly BHS tradition. Admission to the carnival is be $5 per child. (Adults are free, but donations are always appreciated. ) Cash payment is preferred.

We welcome — and deeply appreciate — your help in making this the best Halloween Carnival ever! We need volunteers to help make this beloved tradition happen! Please consider signing up through the link to help however you can:

Please contact Becky Goad ( and Heidi Olmstead ( our incredible Halloween Carnival Co-Chairs with questions. Thank you for your help and support!! 

Stay tuned for information about the school play in late October!



Keep an eye out for information about our Giving Tree program in early November.

11/8                     6pm PTA Meeting in the BHS Library (childcare, by optional cash donation, will be provided) Please join us and meet our new superintendent, Dr. Patrick Murphy, who will be visiting with us!

11/6-9 & 11/13-16           All School Play

We are thrilled to be partnering with Heidi Fredericks of Apple Tree Productions for the school play this year. With Heidi’s blessing, we are opening up the play to the whole school — and participation is FREE! Rehearsals will run from 3:30-5:30pm November 6-9 and November 13-16. Play performances will occur on Friday, November 17. There will be one – day time show (2pm) as well as one evening show at 7pm.

Due to space constraints, we may have to limit participation to the first 30-40 students to sign up. Sign-ups will be coming home in backpacks early next week. Please email Emily Waugh at if you have questions or would like additional information.

11/17                     All school play performances at 2pm and 7pm



Stay tuned for details about the beloved Kid’s Gift Bazaar!

No general PTA membership meeting this month. Happy holidays to Boston Harbor School friends and families!





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