• BMSA Giving Tree 2019

    Sign up to give to a family here, or bring in any monetary donation (however small) to go towards Winco or Walmart gift cards.  

    Once again, our BMSA Family is collecting gifts for families in need!  We hope that your family will consider giving an item from our list below.  The PTO initiated this project in 2015 as means of providing giving opportunities for the students and their families.  After heart-warming reviews by givers and receivers the last 3 years, we are repeating this win-win event.  This is an opportunity to seek to understand the needs of others.  If you decide to give, here are some ideas for involving your child(ren). 

    • Ask your child's input in choosing the gift to purchase.
    • Bring your child to shop and help choose the item. 
    • Talk about how you feel when you have an opportunity to help others. 
    • Talk about times when others have helped your family.  
    • Reflect on your blessings and the feelings of gratitude that arise when you do this.
    • Encourage empathy by asking what your child imagines the child your shopping for might like.

    Have fun with it.  Use it as an opportunity to "sharpen your saw."  We are so blessed to belong to a community of people who take care of each other!

    Here are the steps to participate:

    1. Sign up below.
    2. Purchase the items. (Recipients understand the clothing and toy items requested should be under $25 each.  If there are multiple items requested, you may choose some in order to keep the cost under $25.  This will help to ensure equity between siblings.)
    3. Label your unwrapped item(s) with the family letter, gender, and age of the child you bought it for.
    4. Deliver it to the school by Tuesday, December 11th.

    *One more thing: When you are choosing a child to shop for, try to choose one that is a different age than your child.  This will help avoid your child noticing the new clothes on a classmate.  

    If you sign up for a holiday food box, here are some ideas of food items you may include: 

    • box of stuffing mix,
    • canned green beans,
    • canned corn,
    • French's fried onions,
    • 5 lb bag of potatoes or box of mashed potatoes,
    • can of pumpkin, any pie filling,
    • ready-made pie crust (non-frozen),
    • brownie or dessert mix,
    • bag of brown sugar,
    • can of sweet potatoes,
    • box of hot cider or hot chocolate mix,
    • cream of mushroom soup,
    • can of chicken or turkey broth,
    • miniature marshmallows,
    • canned peaches,
    • canned pears,
    • gravy mix or jar of gravy,
    • canned cranberry sauce,
    • cornbread mix or other bread mix. 

    Sign up to give to a family here, or bring in any monetary donation (however small) to go towards Winco or Walmart gift cards.