We are so excited to share our digital alternative to our usual in-person fair! In this booklet, you will find tons of information on daycares, preschools, and other child-centered businesses in the Overland Park, Olathe, and Leawood area! Enrollment starts soon for the 2021-2022 school year, we hope this helps you make your choice!
BVECPTA T-Shirt Fundraising Campaign has launched! Did you know those playgroups we host are not free (to the PTA)? We pay each Parent Educator to be there using funds raised by membership fees, restaurant nights, and donations. Our volunteers use their own "free" time to organize the Preschool Fair, Trunk or Treat, and Spring Celebration, to name a few. Show us your LOVE by purchasing a new PTA shirt! Campaign ends May 9th!
Join us for our annual Spring Celebration featuring a Touch-A-Truck viewing and access to the playground. All Parents as Teachers, Early Childhood, and PTA families are invited.
Bring a Blue Valley resident with children ages birth to 5 and encourage them to sign up for one of our great programs such as Parents as Teachers or the Early Childhood PTA. Staff will be onsite to get them started. Those families who join the PTA will get a free children's book!
Last year, the Overland Park Police Department provided not only a police car, but also an Animal Control truck and water rescue boat! There was also a fire engine, school bus, snow plow and loader. New this year will be a John Deere tractor!
Donuts, fruit, coffee, and water are provided first come first served.
Update 4/30/2018: Hilltop Appreciation Week is just a week away. We have several activities planned so you can show your teachers and staff how much you appreciate them. We also have a sign up genius that has gone live so that you may volunteer to bring food or drink for the Teacher and Staff Luncheon on Thursday, May 10! (See link below)
Did you know that there are over 100 teachers and staff members that service our kids on daily basis? Hilltop has teachers, parent educators, administrative staff, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, custodians and more! Each and every staff member is beneficial to Hilltop! The PTA likes to show our gratitude for all teachers and staff, so our Hilltop Appreciation Week committee has been busy organizing teacher/staff gifts. If you would like to make a donation for a teacher/staff gift, you may click on the Sign up Genius link below. No gift is too small.
We still need volunteers to help set up and clean up. Set up entails laying out the food by 11:30am. Clean up is putting food away and wiping down tables. See the sign up genius link below to sign up!
Thank you for helping us make this a great success!
Hilltop Appreciation Week is May 7-10, 2018. Hilltop Appreciation Week celebrates teachers and staff at Hilltop. The BVEC-PTA is hard at work requesting donations for teacher gifts, planning a teacher luncheon and the student activities listed below:
Sunday 5/6/18 2:00 pm - All families are invited to come draw pictures at Hilltop on the concrete. Rain or Shine.
Tuesday 5/8/18 - Students may bring in a flower for each teacher/staff.
Wednesday 5/9/18 - Students may bring in handmade pictures for each teacher/staff.
Thursday 5/10/18 - Teacher/staff appreciation luncheon.
More information to come! If you are interested in volunteering to help with planning and coordinating these events for Hilltop Appreciation Week, please email Heather or Brooke at firstname.lastname@example.org
BVEC-PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS 2018-2019
If you are interested or would like to nominate someone you think would be a great candidate for the Blue Valley Early Childhood PTA, please see the link below and complete the nomination form. Nominees will be contacted by the nominating committee to verify their interest and may decline their nomination, if so inclined. The nominating committee will present a slate of officers-elect at the BVEC-PTA Executive Board Meeting in May. The deadline for submission is May 18, 2018.
The following is a description of each position:
Serve as principal executive officer of the organization. Sets the agenda for regular monthly board meetings. Supervise and coordinates the work of the Executive Board officers and committees of the organization. Preside and participate at all executive and membership meetings. Perform delegated duties as written in the BVEC-PTA Bylaws. Works closely with the following: Hilltop principal, Hilltop principal’s administrative assistant, Hilltop receptionist, PAT director, PAT director’s administrative assistant, all board members, and others. Helps set the PTA calendar with the Principal, PAT director, and the executive board.
Vice President of Preschool
Coordinates and oversees the committees under Vice-President of Preschool. Perform delegated duties as written in the BVEC-PTA Bylaws. Oversees the following committees: Trunk or Treat, Room Parents, Picture Day, Yearbook, and Hilltop Appreciation Week. Works closely with the executive board, Hilltop principal, administrative assistant and receptionist; along with, the coordinators for each committee under the Vice-President of Preschool.
Vice President of PAT: open
Coordinates and oversees the committees under Vice-President of PAT which are the following: Field Trip Coordinator, Playgroup Coordinator, and Preschool Fair Coordinator. Perform delegated duties as written in the BVEC-PTA Bylaws. Works closely with the executive board, PAT director, and administrative assistant and PAT liaison.
Record detailed minutes of the proceedings of all Executive Board and membership meetings. Take attendance and keep a roster of all members and voting members attending each Executive Board meeting. Conduct correspondence and mailing duties as written in the BVEC-PTA bylaws. Oversee committees: public relations & newsletter. Distribute minutes to board members and post on the website. Works closely with all executive board members.
Receiving Treasurer and Membership (2yr position)
Check PTA mailbox regularly for payments, take deposits to the bank, enter transactions in QuickBooks, & maintain a list of paid members. Duties to be split between treasurers: reconcile QuickBooks against the monthly bank statement (QuickBooks report), prepare a monthly budget (QuickBooks or Excel report), Renew insurance annually, prepare and file 990 with IRS annually by November 15, prepare and file 1099s with IRS annually by January 31 (as needed), & coordinate yearly audit. Perform delegated duties as written in the BVEC-PTA bylaws. Works closely with all executive board members, Hilltop principal, and PAT director.
Disbursement Treasurer (2yr position) – open
Check the PTA mailbox regularly for bills, pay bills, enter transactions in QuickBooks, send new member information and dues to state PTA. Duties to be split between treasurers: reconcile QuickBooks against the monthly bank statement (QuickBooks report), prepare a monthly budget (QuickBooks or Excel report), Renew insurance annually, prepare and file 990 with IRS annually by November 15, prepare and file 1099s with IRS annually by January 31 (as needed), & coordinate yearly audit. Perform delegated duties as written in the BVEC-PTA bylaws. Works closely with all executive board members, Hilltop principal, and PAT director.
Lead for all fundraising efforts of the PTA including book fair, art card day, Shutterfly storefront, family calling cards, and restaurant fundraisers. Recruit volunteers from field trips, play groups and other Parents as Teachers and PTA events using sign-up genius. Works closely with PTA Newsletter Coordinator, Hilltop Principal, Kendall Burr and Parents as Teachers Director, Michelle Kelly and Social Media Coordinator and Educator, Melissa Ely to include our fundraising opportunities in all newsletter correspondence to families. Currently holds administrator role for our Blue Valley Early Childhood PTA Closed Facebook page to periodically post these opportunities.
We have an exciting event coming up on February 1. BLOCK FEST!
Building with blocks can be a fun learning experience for children. Block play can help prepare your child for future success in math and science. When children play with blocks, they engage in play that builds understanding of math and science concepts and are developing numeracy - the understanding of numbers in everyday life. Blocks of different sizes and colors can be explored. This event takes place Thursday, February 1. There are two sessions being offered: 5:00 - 6:00pm and 6:15- 7:15pm.
PTA members watch your emails and facebook for more information on how to sign up for this fun and interactive event!
Storytime has changed locations. Storytime will be held at the Blue Valley Library for the 2018 Spring schedule,
Birth-3 years old is from 9:30-10am
3-5 years old is from 10:15-10:45am
The 2018 Spring Semester playgroup schedule is here! Children birth to 5 stay and play with their parents, grandparents or caregivers. Free play lasts about 45 minutes then a brief clean-up time and then storytime with fingerplays, songs and books. This is a PTA member only event.
January 23 (Tuesday) at 10am
February 5 (Monday) at 10am
February 8 (Thursday) at 4pm
February 10 (Saturday) at 10am
March 1 (Thursday) at 4pm
March 5 (Monday) at 10am
March 24 (Saturday) at 10am
March 27 (Tuesday) at 10am
April 5 (Thursday) at 4pm
April 9 (Monday) at 10am
April 21 (Saturday) at 10am
April 24 (Tuesday) at 10am
May 3 (Thursday) at 4pm