For the last two years, the school and PTA have paid for notebooks, tissues, markers, pencil, paper and other necessary school supplies. Before we started paying for it, families had to shop for and bring to school about $75 worth of supplies per student every year! We now buy everything at a bulk/discount rate at a cost of $10,000 to uniformly supply our classrooms. But our supply fund is running out!
We’re asking all our families to contribute $10 to $60 per child (as your budget allows) to contribute to classroom supplies. You can either drop an envelope with cash or check – made payable to “Beacon Hill PTA” – in the PTA box at the BHIS front desk, or donate online and note “School Supplies Fund” under “add special instructions to the seller.”
Don’t throw it away – bring it to the recycle center outside Ms. Logel’s Art Room! (Don’t know where the Art Room is? Check the map on page 3 of your School Handbook.)
CARDBOARD: Small boxes that would fit in the recycle center drawers, inserts or interesting cardboard pieces, large boxes can be cut into square or rectangles. Trying to keep sizes under control this year due to space.
PLASTIC: CLEAN Bottle caps and lids in all sizes, small plastic containers-yogurt cups, applesauce/babyfood pouch tops, straws.
OTHER REQUESTS: Fabric, yarn, collections of any sort that could be made into art – old keys, wire, metal pieces, stickers, foils, decorative papers.
OLD MARKERS! We are also participating in the Crayola ColorCycle program to recycle old markers. We’ll take any type of marker – not just Crayola. Highlighters and even dry erase markers! Caps and all can go in the COLORCYCLE BOX outside the art room. They send us free shipping labels and recycle them.
The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.
Help support the Beacon Hill International School PTA by donating to and shopping at our rummage sale!
Donation drop-off times – bring your items to the BHIS Gym:
Shop the Rummage Sale:
We’ll also have a Goodwill Fill-a-Truck onsite Saturday from 2-5pm. For the Fill-a-Truck event you may drop off your donated items on 14th Ave S in front of the school’s gym.
Stop by and find lots of unique and quality items or help us fill the truck to earn money for new library books, community-building events and more!
To thank you for your KINDness, KIND has donated bars for our event. Come pick up a free bar after you shop our sale or after donating your items (Saturday only while supplies last).
Here are the donation guidelines for the Fill-a-Truck event:
Why come to a PTA meeting?
Connect with other parents * Be the first to hear about important news and upcoming events at school * Have a voice in the activities and programs the PTA supports * Learn how the students and teachers of BHIS benefit from the work of the PTA * Volunteer your time, at school or at home, to make a difference in our school community