The Ball-Chatham-Glenwood Parent Teacher Organization (BCG PTO) is a group of volunteers dedicated to bolstering the educational experience at Chatham’s three elementary schools. The BCG PTO organizes educational projects, acts as the liaison between parents and teachers, and raises funds to support the three schools. YOU are a PTO member by virtue of having a child(ren) enrolled in the schools. The BCG PTO generally meets at 6 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at the Chatham Public Library (child care can be provided with advanced notice). For more information, follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BCGPTO or contact us via email anytime at BCGPTO.org
|Executive President||Angie Wiserfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Executive Secretary||Rick Funderburgemail@example.com|
|Ball Vice President||Janette Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chatham Vice President||Jessica Chopraemail@example.com|
|Glenwood Vice President||Kelly Settlemoirfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Your time & talent truly make a difference in all of our children's lives. Thank you!
Contact your school's Vice President to learn about specific volunteer opportunities available.
Please ensure that you have submitted a Volunteer Background Check form for the current year.
Events and Fundraising
Find information and order forms for current fundraisers on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BCGPTO or online via the Virtual Backpack
Book Fairs: All three schools host a Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and spring. Coordinators are looking for set-up assistance, shopping helpers for students, and cashiers. Donating 2 or more hours durng book fair week helps our students as well as generate funds to keep libruary shelves full and updated.
Box Tops: Keep collecting and sending in Box Tops and Bonus Box Tops from the many products you use daily. Check out classroom totals at each school’s webpage, the PTO link below, or each building’s billboard. Volunteers help count and verify Box Tops Collection Sheets and award prizes. Campbell Soup Labels, Pop Tabs from aluminum cans, Little Italy’s Proof of Purchase seals, and Gently Used Science-based Books are also collected. For more information, contact BCGBoxTops@gmail.com
Collection Sheet (20) Collection Sheet (30) Collection Sheet (50) TOTALS
Fun Fair: An army of volunteers is needed to pull together the affordable indoor carnival for families scheduled in the spring. You can join the planning committee or volunteer for the afternoon of food, fun, games, and prizes for all ages. Proceeds help support educational opportunities for all elementary students.
Nelson's Chicken Dinners: Aid the BCG PTO's fundraising efforts by purchasing or helping to serve a full take-out dinner of ½ chicken, complete with sides, roll, and disposable tableware on a fall evening.
School Supply Kits: Help distribute and then count order forms for the pre-selected name brand school supplies for each grade level in the spring and pass out the boxes at registration.
Spiritwear: Show your Glenwood Titan Spirit by selecting items and designs, tallying orders, sorting purchases, and delivering school appearel and gear to students and staff in the spring and the fall.
Directories: Assist in organizing and distributing a vital parent resource of contact information arranged class by class. Directories ($5) and Notepads ($1) are available for purchase through the school office.
Scrip: Support our schools while you shop! The PTO receives a percentage of the gift card value from each purchase. You can now go online or use the Scrip App on your phone to purchase, reload, track, redeem, or send eGift Cards. Refer to BCG PTO SCRIP for purchasing options and enrollment code.
Awareness and On-going Projects
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS): The Ball-Chatham School District’s goal is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for the students, teachers, and staff through the implementation of the PBIS system.
Celebrations: PTO members assist school personnel in a variety of positive weekly and quarterly activities to reward our children for meeting the goals of being respectful, responsible, and safe.
Red Ribbon Days: PTO volunteers aid staff to help spread an anti-drug message during October.
Teacher Appreciation: The PTO coordinates lunches and small gifts to show the teachers and staff that we appreciate all their efforts and also welcomes new teachers to the district. You can help by donating time, food, or funds toward these events.
Website & Social Networking: Help maintain the PTO’s online portal and social networking site(s) with updates and news. For additional information, links to order forms, and helpful reminders:
Classroom-based Activity Opportunities
Parents are needed throughout the school year to support a variety of functions. Volunteer participation makes activities and events run more smoothly. Teachers would like help with planning and implementing special projects, class parties, chaperoning fieldtrips, various donations, and attending special activities. Assistance is also greatly appreciatd with cutting, copying and laminating paperwork throughout the year. Contact your classroom teacher(s) to determine the best way you can help.
Curriculum Enrichment Opportunities
(supported by BCG PTO, yet organized independently)
The NatureKIN Network is a collaboration of parents, educators, community organizations and businesses that partner with the Ball Chatham School District and its Educational Foundation to bring to life science-based curriculum that also ties into math, reading, literature, history, social studies, music, the arts, technological sciences and leadership. The NatureKIN Network strives to enrich student learning by giving all students’ first-hand involvement and experiences through demonstrations, guest speakers, outdoor classrooms (gardens at each elementary school) and advanced learning opportunities. Volunteering is not school specific, but instead is activity specific. Contact Viv Held at TheNatureKINNetwork@gmail.com
(generation Healthy!) Coalition is working within the school system to create a generation of healthy kids through education, empowerment, improved nourishment and enhanced physical activity, thereby reducing the incidence of childhood obesity and its detrimental health effects. Volunteer needs include health education fairs, cooking events, and physical activity programs. Contact Jen Dillman at Jen@genHkids.org