Back to School 2018 Posted July 16, 2018 by blacks46

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We hope you have been having a fantastic summer. Hard to believe it is time to start thinking about school again but planning is under way for the 2018-2019 school year. Last year was a great year for the BMS PTO. In line with our mission to provide financial and volunteer support to Blacksburg Middle School, with help from our responsive families – we were able to fund close to $15,000 in activities and resources for the school – including larger projects such as a new Video Studio, the school wide Brain Pop subscription, color printers and the 8th grade dance as well as smaller projects providing resources directly to classrooms such as board games, VR sets and funding for support areas- guidance, nursing, school resource officer to enhance their services. This was possible through parents direct donations, involvement in our Kroger Community Rewards, Amazon Smiles links or participating in one of our sponsored events such as restaurant nights. Thank you!

We were also able to provide over 400 hours of volunteer work in the school. This includes daily help with the library and copy shop, volunteer support for the various start of the year activities, health days at the school, and decorating for the 8th grade dance. It is a great feeling to know that when the school asks for volunteers – we can feel confident that the parents will respond. Again- Thank you.

To the returning parents- welcome back – we look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the PTO – we would love to hear from you. If you are a new parent – welcome! We are hearing great things about the rising 6th grade class and their parents and look forward to meeting you! If we can help your child’s transition into the school – please ask. We are an all member organization so as a parent of a child at BMS- you are a member. The PTO is a great way to stay involved with your child’s school.

Our first meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 20th at 6pm. Ms Weidner will be our guest speaker that night. We hope you are able to join us.