Boston Harbor School PTA

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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!





PTA Meeting Wednesday 3/9

Please join us at the PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 9 @ 6:00 p.m. in the library. There will be free childcare!

BHES Garden Ready for Spring

Thanks to all of the hard-working kids and adults who participated in the recent weekend garden clean-up, our Boston Harbor Elementary garden is looking ready for spring! There’s fresh dirt, flowers and lots of promise for a busy gardening season to come. BHS parent Eric Olmstead already has kids selecting seeds to plant in their classroom garden beds! If you’d like to help out in the garden, either during the week with kids or on the weekend with maintenance, please contact

PTA Meeting Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m. – We hope to see you there!

We hope to see you at the PTA Meeting on Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m. in the library. We’ll have free childcare, plus info on all of the upcoming fun at BHS. We’d love to see NEW faces and hear NEW ideas. We’d love to see you!

3/4/5 Play Practice Begins Today

3/4/5 play practice starts today! Practices will be held until 5:15 p.m. and the final play performance is on 1/15 at 5:30 p.m.

3/4/5 Winter Play Forms Due Tomorrow

Don’t forget to turn in your permission form by tomorrow for the January 3/4/5 Winter Play. It’s a free and fun opportunity for our kids to experience theater!

Donations + Volunteers Needed for Bearzaar 12/17

We need more donations for the annual Holiday Bearzaar! Kids love to select a special item for each member of their immediate family. Books, candles, mugs, toys, small crafty items, small tools, kids’ DVDs, baby gifts, wrapping paper, tape, ribbon… We’ll accept it all and more, so send them into school today. (No clothes or shoes please.) We also need help with set up on 12/16 + all day 12/17 for wrapping shifts and clean up. Contact Angela ( if you can help!

Calling All Bakers!

The PTA will organize cookie platters for the Boston Harbor staff again this year! If you would like to contribute your favorite goodies (we will need three dozen of each item) or help put together the cookie platters on Thursday, December 17th please email Nicole Lockwood (nlockwood0303 at gmail dot com). Thank you for continued support!

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!

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!


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