Bixby Community Builders
To increase community involvement, satisfaction, and unity. To raise funds that support supplemental faculty compensation and to enable special projects and special events to add to the Bixby experience for our children, faculty, and parents.
- To show love and support to our faculty
- To increase true communication between all community members
- To welcome new families to Bixby
- To ensure Bixby’s family style community continues
- To hold meaningful events- meaningful to our community members and raising significant funds
- To limit the numbers of asks for our parents
- To have FUNdraising events- just plain community building events
- To enrich the learning experience for both students and faculty
Who We Are
Volunteer parents and faculty who organize fundraising and community building events throughout the school year for Bixby. We are anyone who has ideas and energy to make these events a success. Volunteering is flexible and all abilities/schedules are appreciated! Any Bixby community member may join the BCB at any point.
- Read-A-Thon starts January 10th! All proceeds go to our library this year!
- New Parent Tea, Thursday, 01/11, 8:00-9:00 a.m. All parents are welcome!
- BCB Meeting on January 16th, 3:30-4:30 pm. All are welcome!
- Game Night coming February 9th, 6:00-8:00 pm. ALL Bixby families welcome.
- BCB Meeting on February 13th, 3:30-4:30pm. All are welcome!
- Auction and Social on March 17th, 2018!
Latest Bixby Community Builders (BCB) News
We raised over $5000 at this year’s Handmade Holiday Market- a huge heartfelt thank you to all our makers, bakers, volunteers, and shoppers!
Want to fulfill a teacher’s booklist wish? Look for Bixby wish lists on AmazonSmile in January.
Auction Items- large and small- gift certificates or physical items.
Sponsors- want to sponsor a table or part of our event?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas.
BCB Events and Activities
Original Works Art Project in mid-October
This fundraiser is intended for parents to have an opportunity to purchase merchandise/holiday gifts featuring their children’s artwork. Lisa, K teacher, Robert, 1st-5th grade art teacher, and preschool faculty work with the kids to produce great artwork. This artwork is then sent home along with an order form. Your child’s artwork can be placed on many unique and fun items like water bottles, pillowcases, and ornaments to name just a few. These pieces are huge hits with grandparents and uncles/aunts. Bixby earns 30% of the funds raised.
Bixby Bazaar in late November/early December
This is a lovely Bixby tradition- for a few hours, one weekday morning, the Bixby gym becomes a store where all K-5 kids can buy gifts for their immediate family for the holidays.
Handmade Holiday Market in mid-December
This is a FABULOUS Bixby tradition. Families and alumni families bake delicious treats (cookies, candies, bar cookies, cupcakes, or decorative treats) and make other handmade items (granola, candles, soaps, jellies, pillows, jewelry, and any other handmade items that our talented parent community wishes to create.) and bring everything in on the morning of the Monday sale. In addition to individual sales, trays can be ordered to take home or to the office or holiday parties… There is a separate student table where kids can buy slices of pizza and kid-sized treats after school.
Aligned with Bixby’s core values, this event encourages reading!! It is up the family’s discretion if they raise funds but everyone is encouraged to keep track of their reading. Pledges can take the form of money per page, per book or a flat donation. The read-a-thon culminates on 2/15 with a pizza party during lunch.
Auction and Social
This is Bixby’s hallmark event- an evening of community and fun! It is a wonderful night to celebrate Bixby and enjoy our amazing community.
Faculty Appreciation Luncheon
This is our chance to directly show our faculty how much we appreciate all they do all year.
We want to offer lectures to inform and inspire our parents as well as the larger community.
Fundraising on the Fly
Raise money for Bixby as you do your regular shopping at King Soopers, Lucky’s Market, Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe, Minted, and AmazonSmile. To receive information about any of these opportunities or to get a new card, please contact us at email@example.com.
We support student editors and parent volunteers in putting together a gorgeous K-5 yearbook each year. If you have any photos you’ve taken this year, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ask us for access to our SmugMug account.
And Keep An Eye Out For These Other Fun Community Building Events
- Community Restaurant Nights
- Bixby Talent Show
- Game Night
- Lights of December Parade in early December