Boston Harbor School PTA

Category: Fundraising

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!





Send in Box Tops

Our Box Tops coordinator says Kindergarten is in the lead for our fall contest, with over 50 sheets submitted. 3rd grade is close behind! Extra submission sheets are in the BHS lobby so keep those Box Tops coming!

Order Holiday Gift Cards with Scrip, Support the PTA

The PTA is launching our fourth year of Scrip fundraising. Scrip allows us to raise money by shopping with gift cards for everyday purchases like food, clothing, entertainment and gas. Each scrip gift card you buy earns a rebate for Boston Harbor PTA.

There are two easy ways to order Scrip:

1. Browse retailers online and place your order using a ShopwithScrip account (sign up online at and use Boston Harbor PTA Enrollment Code 4F8626F128355)…

OR, 2. If you are unable to set up an online account, you may use the PDF order form and sent in to the school with a check or cash.

This month’s order is due Wednesday December 2, 2015, and your order will arrive the week of December 14.

Additionally, if you use ScripNow! you have access to immediate electronic delivery (some gift cards are only available this way such as ebay, Petco, Taco Time) and gift card reload options for select scrip cards. Find all of the instructions in this handy PDF, or contact Angela Harmeier ( with any questions.

Thank you for supporting the Boston Harbor PTA through Scrip!

Deadline for Wreath Orders 11/4: Tomorrow!

Don’t forget to order your wreaths! Spread holiday cheer and help send fifth graders to Camp Cispus for outdoor education. The deadline is tomorrow, 11/4. Contact the office with any questions, and see this post for details.

Equal Exchange Fundraiser

This week we’re kicking off a fall fundraiser with Equal Exchange, featuring beautiful (and delicious!) fair trade goods. Look for information in your child’s backpack. We appreciate the work they do, and our school will earn 40% of profits if you order through the catalog. Get a jump start on your holiday gift lists!

Visit the Book Fair!

Our version of the standard school book fair brings teacher favorites and best-sellers from local Orca Books in downtown Olympia! Shop Tuesday through Friday this conference week, in the morning before school or from 12:15-4:00 p.m.

Cash or card accepted, and profits support our school. You can even buy a book from your teacher’s classroom wish list!

Order Your Wreath, Send a Kid to Camp!

There’s still time to order a wreath! This fundraiser supports our fifth graders’ outdoor education program at Camp Cispus. Download a PDF order form or fill one out in the school office by Wednesday, November 4th. Wreaths are delivered to school the week of Monday, November 23rd.

Order Your Holiday Wreaths + Raise $ for 5th Grade Camp

Order your holiday wreaths now! The Olympia School District Education Foundation coordinates an annual wreath sale, and all sales benefit overnight outdoor education– CISPUS– for 5th graders!

Order a lush 22” holiday wreath with pinecones for $22. Just download a PDF order form or fill one out in the school office by Wednesday, November 4th. Wreaths are delivered to school the week of Monday, November 23rd. Buy one for all of your relatives and the neighbors too!

Box Tops Kick Off!

Box Tops collection sheets went home Friday! (Extra sheets are available in the school lobby.) The first classroom to score a touchdown wis a class party!

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