Parents are invited to connect with other families in a variety of ways. We have an active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) that families can join. Our PTO plans family gatherings and school-wide events, like field day and restaurant nights.
All BECS parents and teachers are encouraged to join the PTO. Faculty representatives attend the monthly meetings to facilitate communication between staff and parents. It is an opportunity for everyone to become involved in the activities at the school and occasionally off premises. This is an ideal forum for the expression of your concerns and opinions on school issues, program management, etc.
The PTO board consists of the president, secretary, treasurer and volunteer-coordinator. The school director and two teacher representatives are also part of the PTO board. There are committee chairpersons for each event. Any parent who is a member of PTO may serve on the board and all parents are encouraged to attend PTO meetings.
The PTO pays for many things which are above and beyond the cost of tuition. The PTO, to date, has paid for the majority of the playground equipment, the playground bike path, the shelter house and picnic tables, the sandbox, the bike sheds, classroom computers, classroom storage cupboards, and buses for field trips. These items all make for a more pleasant learning environment for the children and a positive working space for teachers. These items cost several thousands of dollars and sometimes take multiple years of fundraising to achieve. Fundraisers vary from year to year based on parent and teacher involvement and participation.