Donations needed for raffle

54521152_1983104801985922_1930866465620099072_oOn Saturday, April 6, we will be hosting our annual Spring Carnival and Raffle, a community-wide event that is great fun for Bluffsview students and their families. Each year, Bluffsview families are a great support in helping this event be such a great success. We appreciate the time, effort, and financial contributions from the entire Bluffsview Community.

We rely on the proceeds from the raffle to support some of the school-wide programs that the PTA is able to offer Bluffsview such as COSI on Wheels and Artists in the Schools program. In addition, the PTA has been focused on raising funds for technology such as laptop carts and chrome books.

So, this is where you come in. We are asking for you to consider donating an item or gift card, or making a financial contribution to the Bluffsview Raffle. We are thrilled to receive donations such as toys, games, or activities for kids. We are also in need of gift cards to restaurants, stores, and events.

If your family life is anything like ours, it is jam-packed. We are happy to do the shopping for you, just send in a check (made payable to the Bluffsview PTA) or cash with your child in an envelope marked “Bluffsview Raffle Donation” and we will take it from there. A SignUpGenius has also been created to avoid any guesswork: Raffle SignUpGenius

We would like to acknowledge any donation on our Facebook group (Bluffsview Raffle), through promotional material that is distributed to Bluffsview families, and at the event itself, unless you request otherwise.



Which class will get to silly string Mrs. Fox?

Come skate with Bluffsview Elementary on Monday, Feb. 25 from 6-8 p.m.

The classroom with the MOST PRE-SALE tickets for the Bluffsview Skate Party will get to silly string Mrs. Fox at the end of the party on Monday!

Tickets are available for purchase Friday and Monday outside the cafeteria during lunch. $3/ticketBuffsviewSillyString022519

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for the following upcoming PTA events:

  • Skate Zone Party: Feb. 25
  • Dudes n Donuts: Mar. 1
  • Next PTA meeting: Mar. 19
  • Spring Carnival and Raffle: Apr. 6
  • Dames n Donuts: May 3
  • Charity Happy Hour at the Hills Market: May 5
  • Science Night: May 9

Bluffsview Reading Week (Jan 28-Feb 1)

Thanks to school librarian for organizing the following events for Bluffsview Reading Week:

Tues, Jan. 29: Wear Your Special Word What’s your special word? Let us know by wearing your word. Get creative! Students will be making props for this is art class, but they can create on their own as well.

Wed, Jan. 30: Kate David Author Visit Author and Bluffsview parent Kate David will be visiting our school and sharing her award-winning picture books. Students will be able to order personal copies and have them signed.

Thursday, Jan. 31: Where Do You Want to Go? Reading takes us everywhere! Where do you want to go? Dress to show us! Want to visit Paris? Love the beach? Excited for a hiking trip? Ready to visit the moon? Have fun showing us where reading can take you!

Fri, Feb. 1: Family Fun Night Face painting! Reading! Board Games! Crafts! STEM activities! Nintendo Switch!  us at the Northwest Library from 6:30-8:00 for a night of fun with the whole family. Wear your PJs and check out library materials. Pizza provided as supplies last.

Pick up Spirit Wear tonight

Amy Tolbert will be handing out Spirit Wear tonight from 6:00-7:00 by the cafeteria. If you want to keep your purchase a surprise, stop by tonight. Can’t make it tonight? Contact Amy at to make other arrangements. Purchases that aren’t a surprise can be sent home from school with students on Thursday.

Pick up Spirit Wear this Wednesday evening

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Many of you ordered Spirit Wear to give as holiday presents. We will have an evening pick up time for those of you would would like your purchase to be a surprise!

Amy Tolbert will be at Bluffsview from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 for those of you who would like to pick up at that time. Those orders that aren’t picked up, will be sent home with students later in the week (Thursday, Dec. 20). If you have any questions, please contact Amy Tolbert at

Parent Night Out this Friday evening

Drop your K-5 students off with us between 6-9 p.m. for some fun while you have a night to yourself!

Cost is $15/child.  Families with 3 or more children are capped at $40.

Activities such as movie, crafts, gym activities and more.

Snacks and drinks for additional purchase, $1 each.  Snacks are fruit, popcorn, chips, rice krispy treats, and drinks will be gatorade, water and juice box. You can help decide which goodies to choose when you sign in.

They will have an opportunity to visit the Penguin Patch and do their shopping from 7:00-8:00 p.m. instead of during school.  Please specify at sign-in if you would like for them to do some shopping!

There will be waivers to sign, and all attendees must be signed in and out by a parent. Allow yourself a few extra minutes to get your child all set up before you leave. We want to ensure safety for all of the children in our care that evening

Please RSVP to Walk-ins are welcome as space allows.  Please specify the number of children you will have. We will then send you some forms to make check-in quicker and easier for you.  Sign in/out will be by the backdoor entrance.

6th graders will be helping during both events! Funds raised will be used for camp, service projects, gift to the school, and their end of elementary school celebration.  6th graders are being asked to help out as a “worker.”

Holiday Shop will be open this Friday

Students will enjoy shopping for their loved ones at the Holiday Shop (aka the Penguin Patch) during school hours and after school until 7:00 pm.

Please send cash only in the envelope attached to the flyer if you wish for your child to shop during school hours. Feel free to specify how much will be spent for each person on their list, and we will do our best to keep them close to those amounts. Prices range from as little as 25¢ up to $11.00.

If students are ONLY able to shop during school hours, please write “During School” in the special instructions area on the side.

Please let us know if you have any question at