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Hive Happenings 2017-2018

HH 10.15.17

Hive Happenings-Fall Cookie Dough Orders Due 10/16

HH 10.02.17

Hive Happenings-Fall Cookie Dough Fundraiser 2017

HH 09.30.17

Hive Happenings

HH 09.03.17

Proposed Changes to the Bylaws

HH 08.23.17

Survey - 2017

HH 08.16.17 

Welcome Back Bees!



The Bridgeway Island K-8 Elementary (BWI) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a nonprofit whose mission is to enhance the educational experience, and the physical, social and emotional development of BWI students. Our primary purpose is to raise funds for educational materials, equipment, and field trips. It is our belief that through the collaboration of parents, teachers, and the community we can achieve the best possible learning environment for our students.

Here's what's happening at the hive

Fall Cookie Dough Fundraiser
This fundraiser runs from Monday, Oct 2 to Monday, Oct 16.

Delivery is Nov 3rd, 2017.



PTO Movie Night
Join us on Friday, October 20th as we celebrate our first movie night. 

Bring some blankets and folding chairs and come on out for an evening with your fellow Bees.

*Food will be available for purchase at 5:30PM.




Box Top Submission Deadline

Be sure to turn in ALL your Box Tops to your teacher.

Some have an expiration date of 11/01/17.


Will your class be in the lead?



School Cents at Arden Fair Mall

October School Cents Promotion
Take a photo with the bubble wand and bubble wall located next to American Eagle on the Lower Level near Macy's.
Post your picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Tag Arden Fair, include #AtoBeBubbly and either tag or list Bridgeway Island Elementary in the post.
Each person who posts will earn 500 points! (Limit 500 points per person regardless of the social media channel).
Let's earn some extra points!
-Sample photo below-


Monthly Flyer

The School Cents Program at Arden Fair Mall runs from August 1st to April 30th, 2018.


Arden Fair wants to help us earn cash for our school. It's easy! Shop Arden Fair, turn in your original receipts to Guest Services, and earn points to help Bridgeway Island Elementary win CASH prizes! Our school will earn five (5) points for each dollar spent at any Arden Fair store or restaurant. Let's BEE #1!


Here are several ways to submit your receipts:


Option 1: **NEW** SUBMIT YOUR RECEIPTS ONLINE - This is a brand new feature this year. Just a few clicks and your receipt is submitted. Best of all, for the months of August and September, our school will earn TRIPLE points for each receipt submitted through this new online process.  Go to to submit your receipts online. Click on School Cents and complete the form to upload. View Tutorial Video Here.


Option 2: Visit the Guest Services booth inside the mall. Simply mention the School Cents program, tell them the name of our school and show them your receipt.They will log your totals, stamp the back of your receipt and hand it back to you.


Option 3: Turn in your receipts to the school office in an envelope marked "School Cents" and your School Cents coordinator will make sure they get turned in. *If you would like your original receipt back, please provide your name and phone number inside the envelope.


Option 4: Fill out the provided log sheet using your corresponding receipts. Attach all original receipts and present to Guest Services, or place in one of the envelopes provided and drop into the School Cents Box located at Guest Services. No loose receipts will be accepted.

  • Receipts must be turned in within 90 days of purchase
  • Receipts must be dated between August 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018
  • Attend Arden Fair Kids Club events to earn 1,000 bonus points for School Cents. Must be a student at the participating school to earn points. Learn more about Kids Club and view upcoming events here.
  • Requirement: You will be required to use option 1 during the month of December to expedite the process, as Guest Services is very busy during the Holiday Season. You may resume options 2, 3, and 4 on January 1, 2018.

Shop these stores in October and receive TRIPLE POINTS:

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Disney, Fly Zone by Kids Foot Locker, Gap Kids, and Icing.

Kids Club


Now through December 31, 2017

You are invited to join us once a month for fun and exciting Kids Club events! Each child who signs up to become an Arden Fair Kids Club member will receive a VIP card that is punched during each event.  You can sign up for Kids Club by joining us for one of our events, or sign up any time at our Guest Services counter in front of JCPenney. 


Earn 1,000 Bonus Points per student for School Cents by checking in at Kids Club events!


Kids Club events begin at 10am in Center Court.

November 11- Save the date for a Pajama Party with Santa!

Wear your favorite pajamas.


We appreciate all your support!


  • Attend bi-monthly PTO meetings
  • Volunteer to plan and/or work at PTO events
  • Patronize businesses holding BWI fundraisers

To volunteer, please email the BWI PTO at


Meetings will begin at 6 p.m. in the School Cafeteria.

Wednesday 9/13/17, First General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:00

Wednesday 11/8/17, General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:00

Wednesday 1/10/18, General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:00

Wednesday 3/14/18, General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:00

Wednesday 5/09/18, General PTO Meeting & ELECTIONS, 6:00-7:00


2017 - 2018 PTO EVENTS

Friday, 09/01/17 - Membership Mixer - Jackrabbit Brew Co., 5:30-9:00pm

Friday, 09/22/17 - Fall Carnival, 5:00-7:00pm

Monday 10/02/17 - Cookie Dough Fundraiser – Ends Mon, 10/16/17

Friday, 10/20/17 - Movie Night, Time TBD

Wednesday, 12/13/17 - Sponsored Holiday Craft Night

TBD – T-Shirt Fundraiser

Saturday, 04/14/18 - Spring Fundraiser West Sacramento City Hall, time TBD



Family Night Out - Upcoming Restaurant Fundraisers 

Information coming soon! Stay tuned!



Box Tops for Education

Clipping and submitting those 10¢ coupons really do add up! Last year we earned over $1,066 for our school and classrooms. Since Bridgeway started collecting, back in 2012-2013 we’ve earned over $6,900! If you are new to the program, you can register as a Bridgeway supporter at and see a complete list of products where you can find Box Tops. Have friends, family and neighbors sign up to donate online as well.

Our goal for the year is $1,500. Let’s hit the ground running and turn in those Box Tops you’ve been clipping and saving all summer! Our first submission for the 2017-2018 school year is 10/27.

Please neatly clip and send them to the school office or to your student's teacher in a plastic bag and we will turn them in to get money for our school!  For more information, visit:


SCRIP Programs


Nugget Markets – Request your free Nugget Markets scrip card from the BWI PTO. Register online and link to our school and a percentage of your purchases will be paid to the school.  To improve the profits to the school, you can also register multiple cards (family & friends) under one account.  For more information, visit


Shoparoo is a free app for smartphone users that allows anyone to take pictures of their shopping receipts and earn cash donations for their school! With Shoparoo, every grocery receipt - regardless of the store or products purchased - earns money for your school. You can also take pictures of your non-grocery receipts (from clothing stores, electronics stores, restaurants, home improvement stores, etc.) for entries into Shoparoo's cash donation sweepstakes that can reward a school up to $15,000!  Download the app, select our school and your child’s grade. We will be having grade competitions this year! Download the app here:


Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. To shop at Amazon Smile, go to and search for BRIDGEWAY ISLAND ELEMENTARY PTO. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

Direct Link -


School Cents at Arden Fair – Shop Arden Fair, and earn points to help our school win CASH prizes! Cash prize is based on total points accumulated from August 1, 2017 – April 30th, 2018. You can either turn in your original receipts to *Guest Services, drop them off at the school office (School Cents envelopes are available in the office) or new this year, online receipt entry!


Earn Bonus Points for attending Arden Fair Kids Club each month. For dates, visit


For more information on School Cents, visit:


*New this year, online receipt entry! Visit Earn TRIPLE POINTS for all online entries made in August and September!



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BWI PTO Calendar of Events

Today: 10/22/17

PTO BOD, Chairs, Committees & Leads

2017-2018 Board of Directors

President- Erica Lindley 
Vice President – Charmaine Flansbaum
Treasurer– Jeffrey Albrecht
Secretary – Michelle Alves
Communications – Deo Santos


Fundraising Chairs

Fall Carnival Co-Chairs - Charmaine Flansbaum & Michelle Alves 
Fall Cookie Dough Chair - Vacant
Spring Committee Co-Chairs - Jeffrey Albrecht, Erica Lindley & Vacant


Fundraising Committees

BoxTops - Venessa Ricardez
Restaurants - Claudia Santos & Vacant
School Cents - Claudia Santos
Scrip Programs - Claudia Santos
Shoparoo - Claudia Santos & Vacant
T-Shirt Fundraiser - Vacant
Grants - Jeffrey Albrecht


Parent Leads (Formerly Volunteer Spot) - Cher Ekasala
After School Programs - Vacant
Middle School Committee - Vacant
Movie Night Coordinator - Vacant
PTO Photographer - Vacant

Current Contests

Box Tops

Will your class be the top Box Top earner this month?

How about the school year? 



Shop. Snap. Earn.

Turn your shopping receipts into donations for our school.

It's that simple!



  • Kindergarten Playground Shade Structure
  • Kindergarten Field Trip T-Shirts
  • First Grade Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm Field Trip
  • Second Grade Powerhouse Science Center Outreach Programs
  • Third Grade Theatreworks Field Trip – Junie B’s Survival Guide to School
  • Fourth Grade Sutter’s Fort Field Trip
  • Fifth Grade State Fair Day Supplies
  • Sixth Grade Sly Park Supplies and Science Fair Materials
  • Seventh Grade California Academy of Sciences Field Trip
  • Eighth Grade Alcatraz Island Field Trip
  • Onsite Events: Explorit Science Center Program
  • $5,000 New Book Funds for K to 3rd Grade
  • National Junior Honor Society Field Trip
  • Classroom Seating Rug, Wobble Chairs, and Balance Balls
  • Physical Education Bowling Set
  • Pencil Sharpeners and Clipboards
  • Fall Festival Event
  • Holiday Craft Fair Night
  • Teachers’ Welcome Back Lunch
  • Teachers’ Incentive Program
  • Cookie Dough Fundraiser
  • Box Tops Prizes
  • Year-end Teacher Appreciation