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Thanks For A Great Year!

May 2015


We’ve had a great year here at BPE!  As a PTA Board, we began the year with a brand new group

people ready to serve our school.  We had lots of ideas and big goals.  With the help of dedicated board

members, committee chairs and countless volunteers just look at some of the things the BPE PTA

accomplished over the past 9 months!  Membership rose this year as we “made PTA POP!” with our Fall

Membership Drive.  PTA successfully funded many projects, provided extra field trips and supplies for our

kids through the Big Kahuna Fall Fundraiser, Box Tops for Education and monthly Dining Out Nights.  We established a cool new way to recycle with the World Wear donation bin.  We showed our school pride with new spirit wear designs and collected fun spirit sticks on Fridays!  We hosted an awesome Back to School BASH and Fall Tailgate party.  We roller skated with Santa!  We partnered with the local medical and business community to host the 2015 Health and Wellness Expo.  We found out that many Bette Perot families are really good cooks as we tasted chili at the first annual Chili Bowl Chili Cook Off!  We preserved memories made at BPES through the annual yearbook and the Personalized Brick project. 


Thank you for joining PTA, volunteering your time and talents to PTA projects and supporting activities at Bette Perot.   


Before we break for summer our volunteers are busy working on just a few more fun events for our students and their families.  Please join us Friday, May 15, for the Spring Sock Hop!  Dust off your poodle skirts or leather jackets and get ready to step back in time for a fun night of music, soda floats, popcorn, raffle prizes and an old fashioned cake walk!  Admission is free.  Concession items will be on sale, as well as, raffle tickets and cake walk tickets. The fun starts at 6:30pm in the BPE gym.  This event is open to all BPE students and their families.     


We will celebrate the end of another school year with our annual End of the Year Parties on Thursday, June 4th.  Look for more information coming home from your classroom teachers regarding party times and volunteer opportunities.


Again, thank you for making this a great year!  Enjoy a fun and safe summer break. 


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Making Memories Is What It's All About!

April 2015


Elementary school is a magical time in a child’s life.  It is a time to learn, build friendships and make memories. I loved elementary school, as I am sure many of you did.  When I get the chance to go home, I love to walk back to campus and visit the place where I first attended school.  This month the PTA will be sponsoring a very special fundraiser that I hope you and your family will want to support.  We are selling personalized brick paver stones engraved with your child’s name, family name or special message.  Most of you have seen the personalized bricks around the flag pole as you walk on campus.  Through this fundraiser, we are excited to offer another opportunity for families who have not purchased a “piece of history” to do so.  The new stones will be placed around the playground area for you and others to enjoy for many years to come.  The money raised support our continued effort of improving our playground areas. 


Students will bring home an order form the week of April 6th.  Extra copies will be available in the foyer of the school.  The deadline to order will be April 17th.  To ensure prompt manufacturing and delivery service, we must stick to the deadline provided by our chairperson.  Please don’t delay if you wish to order.  The selling dates will be April 6-17th.  Contact Dee Dee Mackey with questions.


Through this fundraising opportunity we can provide a beautiful, lasting keepsake for our children to remember time spent at this very special school. 


Have a great month making memories with your kids!


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Is That Spring I See On The Horizon?

March 2015


March is shaping up to be another busy month around campus.  We are looking forward to celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday, spending some time exploring the wonders of science after our General Assembly meeting, dining out at Chick fil A, and gathering new volunteers to join our Executive Board and Committees for next year.


Speaking of gathering new volunteers . . . the PTA is looking for new faces and fresh ideas!  If you would like to be involved, make new friends and help make a difference in your school then we have a job for YOU! 


Check out the “We Need YOU In The PTA” flyer being sent home through teachers’ newsletters and front office communications this month. Please consider running for an elected office or chairing a committee next year. A PTA is only as strong as its members and volunteers.  We need Y-O-U!


Finally, I would like to say how lucky I feel to work with such a dedicated group of volunteers.  Our executive board members, committee chairs, volunteers, teachers and administration never cease to amaze me!  Programs and projects are successful because people care enough to get involved and lend a hand.


Our school benefits from the generosity of volunteers every day.  Thank you to those who work tirelessly simply because our kids matter.  It is an honor and a pleasure to serve with each of you!


Have a great month!


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"F" Is For Fun At BPES!

February 2015


February is shaping up to be another fun-filled month at Bette Perot Elementary.  We are looking forward to dining out at Pluckers, tasting some amazing chili recipes at the Chili Cook Off, celebrating Valentine’s Day and shopping at the Book Fair this month.


Your Fundraising Dollars Are Hard At Work For BPES!

The support you give through your volunteer time and donations is immeasurable.  None of what we are able to do through PTA would be possible without your support.  So far this year PTA has been able to support our school, its students, faculty and the community in the following ways:


  • Extra field trip experiences for all grade levels

  • Family events such as Fall Tailgate and Health & Wellness Expo

  • Classroom Winter party snacks, crafts and games

  • Staff Appreciation luncheons

  • Running Club (resuming this Spring)

  • Awards for PTA Reflections recipients

  • Scholarship donation to our feeder pattern High School, TCHS

  • Donation to Casey’s Kids – a program supporting disadvantaged youth in Keller ISD

  • Book Fair support for the BPES library

  • Money for new recess equipment for all grade levels (arriving this Spring)

  • Money for teachers to purchase Spirit Sticks for student awards and incentives

  • Sound board equipment for Drama/Music productions

  • Student club support such as Student In Action


We are thrilled with the many ways PTA has been able to help our school and look forward to giving back in more ways in the coming months.


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Happy New Year! 

January 2015


Welcome back!


What’s your New Year’s Resolution?  You might consider resolving to become more involved at Bette Perot.  Volunteering even a little bit of your time is not only helpful to our school but rewarding, too!  The staff and students love to see parents (AND grandparents!) helping around the campus.


Here are just a few ways you might consider volunteering. 


  • Watch D.O.G.S.: Dads, if you are looking for a way to get involved and see what your child does all day, consider becoming one of our Watch D.O.G.S.!  Contact Mrs. Cox, our school counselor, or Caroline Vorwerk to be added to the Watch D.O.G.S. calendar.  There are still many dates available!

  • Be a school volunteer:  Our teachers, office staff and Co-Curr teachers oftentimes need a little extra help.  Please contact Julie Onkels to be added to our PTA Volunteer Contact List.  Julie emails “Sign Up Geniuses” with volunteer opportunities, don’t be left out!

  • Volunteer in the Library:  If you have ever stopped by the library you might have noticed the piles of books needing to be re-shelved. Ask Mrs. Pratt, our fabulous Librarian, how you might be able to help.  She is always in need of some friendly faces looking to brush up on the “Dewey Decimal System!”

  • Volunteer from home:  Ask your classroom teacher or the front office if there are projects needing to be completed from home.  This is a great way for our working families or parents with small children to still lend a hand.

  • Consider becoming a PTA Board Member in 2015!  I know it’s only January, and you might be thinking, “Next year’s PTA?” . . . but it’s never too early to consider running for next year’s Board.


The PTA nominating committee will be forming the 2015-2016 PTA ballot in early Spring.  Consider attending our General Assembly meetings over the next few months to become familiar with the BPES PTA.  You might decide you would be a great fit next year’s Board! 


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Happy Holidays from your PTA!

December 2014   


I hope this update finds you enjoying the month of December with your family and loved ones. The holiday season is underway at Bette Perot. We have some fun activities planned for you this month.  Please join us Tuesday, December 2nd, at Mooyah Burger from 5-9pm for our December Dining Out

Night event. 


Skating with Santa” is coming to Rollerworld on Monday, December 8th.  Join us anytime from 6-8pm. Admission is $5 per skater.  A portion of your admission fee will be donated back to Bette Perot.  Everyone is welcome!  Please invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun.  Santa will be making an appearance!  Hope to see you there!


Winter Parties will be held Friday, December 19th.  More information will be sent home from the front office and your Classroom Parent. 


Lastly, please don’t delay, order your yearbooks today!  Prices will increase on December 20th.  Personalized ads will not be accepted after that date. Online ordering is fast and easy.      


The BPES PTA would like to wish you and your family a holiday season filled with fun, laughter and love.  In the midst of the hustle and bustle of this time of year, we encourage you to take a moment and enjoy some quality time with your kids.  Why not try a few of these fun activities this month?


Make Christmas Cookies
Make Christmas Decorations
Go Caroling
Visit a Local Nursing Home
Decorate a Christmas Tree
Volunteer to Feed the Homeless
Shop for Needy in the Community


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Hello Patriot Families!

November 2014   


It’s November . . . the time of year when we take a moment to reflect on the things we are thankful for.  The Bette Perot PTA is thankful for our staff, students and our BPE family.  You are the heart of this wonderful school.  Bette Perot Elementary is a special place because of you!


Thank you!

Thank you for buying cookie dough (and the other products in the fundraising catalog!)  The Big Kahuna

Fundraiser, was a huge success because of the support you showed.  We exceeded our goal, raising over $12,000 for our school.  We look forward to using this money for student field trips, more fun, family events and other programs, supplies, contests and upgrades for our wonderful school. We are grateful for your support!


Our school is a busy place. 

There always seems to be something fun going on!  Check out our "What's New" section for upcoming dates and information, including “Coffee and Conversation With Mrs. Young” hosted by the PTA on Wednesday, November 12, at 8am in Room 102.  Refreshments will be served as Mrs. Young shares with us all that is happening at Bette Perot.  We hope you will join us.


New Spirit Wear is here. 

Fall Spirit Wear is now on sale.  Check out The Store for ordering details.  All orders must be placed by 8:00 a.m. on November 20th.  Orders will be delivered to your child’s teacher before Christmas break.


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Happy Fall, Y 'all

October 2014   


It’s October and fun things are happening all around campus this month!  Here are just a few things we’ve got planned for October. . .  Spirit Fridays, new Spirit Stick designs, Walk and Wheel Wednesdays, Watch D.O.G.S., Box Tops contest, Membership Popcorn parties, and the Fall Tailgate & Movie Night!

Check our website and facebook page often to get all the latest 411 and updates to everything going on at BPE! 


The Big Kahuna Fundraiser is in full swing! 

Our goal through this year’s fundraiser is to provide extra field trips for each classroom, fun Fall and Spring events for ALL Bette Perot students and families, other programs, supplies, contests and upgrades for our wonderful school.   We ask that you not allow your kids to go door to door or sell to anyone without a parent present.  Safety is always our number one priority.  Hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to purchase something delicious from this year’s fundraising catalog.  Online orders make it easy for friends and relatives to order from anywhere.   All orders must be returned to school by October 10th.  


BPES Fall Tailgate Party & Family Movie Night is coming!  

Join us Friday, October 10th from 6pm-8:30pm for our annual Fall Event.  Games, bounce houses, and NFL Punt, Pass and Kick will be set up on site. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be sold for your dining convenience.  Popcorn, cotton candy and glow sticks will be on sale, too!  “Monster’s University” will be our featured movie beginning at dusk.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this fun Tailgate party and movie under the stars. 


We are over 300 members strong!  

With your support, we have almost doubled our membership from last year.  If you have not joined yet, there is still time.  Simply go to our Forms page, print out a membership form and send it to school.   Your annual dues of $8.50 help to make parties, programs, and activities possible for our kids!


I am overwhelmed by the support our families, staff and teachers have shown the PTA.  THANK YOU!  Your kind words, positive feedback, willingness volunteer and join PTA is appreciated.


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September is PTA Membership Drive Month! 

September 2014   


Joining PTA benefits both your school AND your family!


When we, as parents and community leaders, become involved in our schools, we send a message that our kids are the future and they are worth supporting.  A strong membership creates a successful PTA.  We need YOU to help make that happen.  Your membership dues of $8.50 go to support fun and important programs that directly impact each child at Bette Perot. Please consider joining the BPES PTA this school year and become involved.


6 Reasons to Become involved in your child’s school. . .*


  • Volunteering at school makes a big difference! Research shows that kids whose parents are involved in their schools get better grades, do better on tests and have fewer discipline problems at school.

  • It feels great to participate! Your child spends a lot of time at school and it’s great to share in some of his/her school-related experiences.

  • It’s a manageable commitment.  Volunteering can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be.  Spend as much or as little time as you have to give, and your efforts will be appreciated.

  • You can tailor volunteering to play to your strengths. Many volunteer opportunities are sure to compliment your strengths, interests or professional skills.

  • You’ll get to know other parents. Volunteering can create a circle of adult friends around a school and help foster connections between families in your neighborhood community.

  • It’s FUN! Get involved today and see why the volunteers around our school are having so much fun!

* Information cited from ‘JumpIn’ magazine and


Take a minute to fill out a membership form.  Please contact our VP of membership, Elizabeth Marsh, should you have any questions or need assistance.


As we settle into September, our PTA volunteers are busy planning, organizing and preparing fun and exciting activities! There is a lot to look forward to around campus this year!  Thank you for visiting our Web site! Please continue to do so throughout the year to stay up-to-date with what’s going on at Bette Perot. 


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Welcome Back Bette Perot Patriots!

August 2014


On behalf of the PTA, I would like to welcome you to a new school year!  When our doors open on the first day of school, Bette Perot Elementary will enter its 11th year of educating children in Keller ISD.  Whether you are a returning Patriot or new to the school, we are excited to have you in the Bette Perot Family! 


We are putting a fresh face on the PTA.  We understand in order to stay connected with your school community, communication is the key.  Our PTA is committed to keeping the lines of communication open this year.  We have a new website with an easy to locate link on the Bette Perot School website.  We also encourage you to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get all the up-to-date information on what’s happening at BPE! 

We have big plans for the coming year but need YOU to help us be successful!

Here are just a few things PTA is working on for next year. . . .


  • Hosting a fun Back-To-School Bash for all BPE students, their friends and families

  • Putting the “party” back into your kids’ school parties

  • Supporting field trips for all grades

  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle through Walk & Wheel Wednesdays, Running Club and the Health and Wellness Fair

  • Offering programs with relevant topics on parenting and education

  • Hosting wonderful Watch D.O.G.S. on our campus

  • Celebrating the arts through the Reflections Program and Yearbook cover contest


If you would like to be involved, meet other parents and help make a difference in the education of your child and others, then we need you to be a part of our team!  Please consider joining the PTA.


Again, welcome back to school!  The BPE PTA is back and we’re ready to “Back The Future.”  Won’t you join us?





Keli Garrett


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