Monday, October 30, 2017

Share Your Favorite Family Dish

The Winter Festival Community Meal Sign-Up is Up!

Support our amazing school by sharing something you love at our Winter Festival community meal.
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Over 600 people will come together at Winter Festival to see a fun-filled show of student talent, to share delicious food, buy goodies from our bake sale, and enjoy our community coming together.

One way to participate in the community event is to share a special dish for our community meal. In addition to soliciting some food from local restaurants (also a spot for that on the sign-up!), much of our nourishing food from this day comes from folks wanting to share their delicious kitchen creations...

Appetizers, dips, bread, rolls, crock-pot yumminess, allergy-friendly fare, casseroles, chili, soups, fruit salads, green salads, pies, cakes....whatever you like to make.


The more participation we have for the community meal, the more special it is. We would love for every family to be a part of it! Thank you for your support.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Upcoming Decorations Events

All of these events will be held in the BCSIS Art Room.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Talent Show Sign-Ups Are Now Open

Kids Got Talent!
If your student is interested in performing at the BCSIS Talent Show on Saturday, December 2, between 11:15 am - 2:45 pm, please register online by Friday, November 17. The full link to the sign-up form is:

About Talent Show Acts
  • Acts must be 2 minutes or less (we encourage you to practice at home and time yourselves).
  • A microphone, CD player, and piano will be provided (please no big set-ups, so we can accommodate everyone).
  • Be creative! Singing, dancing, playing instruments, martial arts, comedy, magic, skipping rope, and poetry reading are just some ideas. You can even perform with friends.
  • Only one online registration is necessary for a group of friends.
  • Please be sure your act is well-prepared and appropriate for our school.
  • We will try to have siblings’ performances in adjacent time slots.
  • We encourage younger siblings to perform with their older “alumni” siblings.
  • Please register online (here’s that link again) by November 17 in order to participate.
  • Final performance times will be sent to students a few days prior to the event.

Questions? Contact Tara Powers:

Back Again This Year: The Hand-Crafted Market

All You Makers...

We’d love showcase your AMAZING talents at the 2017 Winter Festival Market!

Our community is talented!
In the past, some handcrafted items that people gush over at our market include:

Knit and Crocheted items • Woodwork •
Upcycled hand dyed yarn • Rope Baskets  • Quilted and Sewn Creations
Paper Arts • Photography • Pottery • Painting • Illustration • Canned goods
Soaps • Sculpture • Upcycling • Sewing • Felting • Glasswork • Jewelry
Decoupage • Metalsmithing • Toys •Fiber Arts •
Packaged Baked Goods & Candies

Whatever you love to make!

Please consider donating one or more handmade items for sale at this year’s event.
Student works encouraged!

Use this donation form, or pick one up from the table behind Andrea’s desk in the main office. Donation Deadline is Monday, November 27, 2017.

All sales benefit our students and unique programs through Friends of BCSIS.
All donations are tax deductible. Friends of BCSIS is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.

A few knit hats already donated for this year's Winter Festival!

NEW this Year: The Spin-and-Win Raffle!

This year, in addition to the traditional Hand-Crafted Market, a raffle-type event will be held at Winter Festival. It is called “Spin-and-Win.”

With Spin-and Win, everyone is a winner. Spin-and-Win participants pay a set price and immediately win a prize valued at what was paid OR MORE!

We Are Seeking Donations
This raffle will include donations that fall outside the handmade nature of the Hand-Crafted Market. Things like event tickets and gift certificates to local business, for example.

You! In order to make this a success, we need quite a few donations from local businesses and events. That’s where you, our parent community, can help.

Ideal Spin-and-Win donations include:
  • Gift certificates ($25 increments ideal, higher value welcome, as well.) If a place is offering to donate $50, and it feels appropriate, ask for 2 certificates of $25 each. Though we graciously accept any donation amount.
  • Tickets (events, movies, museum entries, experiences, games, an event as part of a season ticket subscription, destinations, etc. . . )
  • Vouchers to redeem for a particular item or items.  Think: “redeem for a ____ at our Boulder store”

If a business donates an actual item we will either use it for this Spin-and-Win or, if better suited, we will use it for the Hand-Crafted Market or the next fundraiser.

Also, if a restaurant prefers to donate actual food to the December 2nd event, we love those donations as well for our Community Meal.

  1. Please look over this business spreadsheet and if you are willing to ask a business for a donation please put your name in the “solicitor” column. This is important so a business is only approached once from BCSIS. Add any businesses not yet included to the spreadsheet as well. If you have trouble accessing the spreadsheet through the link above, please let us know.
  2. Walk into a business and ask face to face or call or email businesses to request donations.
  3. Use the BCSIS donation form so that the business has our information and tax exempt number AND we also have their information.  A stack of these forms are also available behind Andrea’s desk.

Now! The deadline for donations being in hand is Monday, November 27, 2017

Questions? Email Amy Scheff,
Amy’s already asked over a 100 businesses and have been greeted with a smile and friendly response each and every time, and have a 35-40% success rate!. Don’t be shy, businesses LOVE to support the community! If you’d like some help with an idea of a script, contact her
If we are light on donations for the Spin-and-Win all of the certificates, merchandise and/or other goods will be allocated to another fundraiser for this school year. But, we have high hopes that this will be a HUGE SUCCESS!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

2017 Winter Festival

Preparations for the 2017 Winter Festival are in the Air! 

Save the Date of Saturday, December 2, 2017 (11 am to 3 pm) for our 
13th Annual BCSIS Winter Festival Community Event, featuring....

  • a Student Talent Show
  • a Community Market with lovely handcrafted goods for sale
  • a delicious Community Meal
  • chances to win some fabulous items at our new festive Raffle Drawings