Hive Happenings



HH 04.30.18

Hive Happenings - Teacher Appreciation Week

HH 04.04.18

Hive Happenings - Spring Fundraiser 2018

HH 03.19.18

Hive Happenings - 03.19.18

HH 02.25.18

Hive Happenings - 02.25.18

HH 02.11.18

Hive Happenings-02.11.18

HH 01.26.18

Hive Happenings-01.26.18


Hive Happenings-12.17.17

HH 12.12.17

Hive Happenings-12.12.17

HH 12.03.17

Hive Happenings-12.03.17 Dec Updates

HH 11.27.17

Hive Happenings-11.27.17

HH 11.03.17

Hive Happenings-11.03.17

HH 10.28.17

Hive Happenings-Thank you for Fundraising

HH 10.15.17

Hive Happenings-Fall Cookie Dough Orders Due 10/16

HH 10.02.17

Hive Happenings-Fall Cookie Dough Fundraiser 2017

HH 09.30.17

Hive Happenings

HH 09.03.17

Proposed Changes to the Bylaws

HH 08.23.17

Survey - 2017

HH 08.16.17 

Welcome Back Bees!



The Bridgeway Island K-8 Elementary (BWI) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a nonprofit whose mission is to enhance the educational experience, and the physical, social and emotional development of BWI students. Our primary purpose is to raise funds for educational materials, equipment, and field trips. It is our belief that through the collaboration of parents, teachers, and the community we can achieve the best possible learning environment for our students.

Here's what's happening at the hive



Join us in a PTO Summer Splash! June 2nd, 4pm-9pm at 3840 Eagle St, West Sacramento, CA 95691.


All of the PTO community is invited to come together for a fun end of the year pool party where we celebrate everyone's hard work this school year.

This is a family friendly party. Please bring a dish to share, your favorite beverage and any pool/party supplies your family may need.






Teacher (aka Superhero) Appreciation Week ended in success with a fantastic teacher raffle, boasting 29 items!


Thank you families for your generosity during this week of appreciation festivities for our SUPER Bridgeway teachers!!!





Raising funds for Bridgeway Island Bees


Thank you to the 147 guests who attended the 4th Annual Spring Fundraiser; guests whose generosity helped make the event a huge success!


We met and surpassed our $15,000 fundraising goal, raising $15,900*!
*Total calculation as of 5/9/18


Thank you to our restaurant and bar sponsors:

Sail Inn Grotto & Bar
Kick n Mule Sports Bar
Broderick Roadhouse
Pooja Indian Grill
Lenise’s Café
The Ebeun Family
Iron Horse Tavern
Vince’s Ristorante
Devil May Care Ice Cream & Frozen Treats
Jackrabbit Brewing Company
Burly Beverages
Bogle Winery
Hendry Winery


Thank you to our major sponsors:

• Yolo Federal Credit Union, whose sponsorship allowed for discounted tickets to be available to Bridgeway Faculty and Staff.
• Exclusive Realty & Mortgage, for donating their photo booth.
• Minuteman Press, who donated the printing of our program.
• Mauricio Jorrin, who donated his skills as our Emcee and DJ.
• Flans Digital, who provided the event photography.


Thank you to all the businesses and families whose donations combined to create 60+ silent auction packages, 20 raffle packages, and 5 live auction items. The full list of sponsors can be found here.


And last but not least, thank you to our parent volunteers:

Lisa Wells
Melissa Stevens
Kim Mundhenk
Yuliya Mundy
Erica Lindley
Kristy Kloetzer
Samantha Janssen
David Janssen
Gena Grefaldia
Charmaine Flansbaum
Michelle Alves
Jeffrey Albrecht


These 12 parents donated hundreds of hours of their time over 5 months, ensuring that the event ran smoothly and was the best Bridgeway Island Spring Fundraiser so far! If you missed the fun this year, don’t forget to buy your tickets early next spring. We were only 3 tickets away from selling out this spring, and we already have great ideas for next year.

Spring Fundraiser Event Photos


  • Attend bi-monthly PTO meetings
  • Volunteer to plan and/or work at PTO events
  • Patronize businesses holding BWI fundraisers

To volunteer, please email the PTO at


Meetings will begin at 6 p.m. in the School Cafeteria.

Wednesday 9/13/17, First General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:00

Wednesday 11/8/17, General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:30

Wednesday 1/10/18, General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:30

Wednesday 3/14/18, General PTO Meeting, 6:00-7:30

Wednesday 5/09/18, General PTO Meeting & ELECTIONS, 6:00-7:30


2017 - 2018 PTO EVENTS

Friday, 9/01/17 - Membership Mixer - Jackrabbit Brew Co., 5:30-9:00pm

Friday, 9/22/17 - Fall Carnival, 5:00-7:00pm

Monday 10/02/17 - Cookie Dough Fundraiser – Ends Mon, 10/16/17

Friday, 10/20/17 - Harry Potter Movie Night, Time 5:30pm

Monday, 11/13/17 - T-Shirt Fundraiser

Wednesday, 12/13/17 - Sponsored Holiday Craft Night

Friday, 2/02/18 - Despicable Me 3 Movie Night, Time 5:15pm

Saturday, 4/14/18 - Spring Fundraiser West Sacramento City Hall, 5:30pm

Friday, 5/04/18 - Coco Movie Night, Time 5:15pm

End of the Year Potluck Party - TBD


Family Night Out - Upcoming Restaurant Fundraisers 

Wednesday, 11/29/17 - Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser

Wednesday, 12/20/17 - Panda Express Restaurant Fundraiser

Friday, 01/19/18 - Papa Murphy's Restaurant Fundraiser

Wednesday, 02/21/18 - Dickey's Restaurant Fundraiser

Stay tuned, more to come!



Box Tops for Education

Clipping and submitting those 10¢ coupons really do add up! Last year we earned over $1,066 for our school and classrooms. Since Bridgeway started collecting, back in 2012 we’ve earned over $6,900! If you are new to the program, you can register as a Bridgeway supporter at and see a complete list of products where you can find Box Tops. Have friends, family and neighbors sign up to donate online as well.

Our goal for the year is $1,500. Let’s hit the ground running and turn in those Box Tops you’ve been clipping and saving all summer!

Our next submission for the 2017-2018 school year is 02/23/18.


Please clip and send them to the school office or to your student's teacher in a plastic bag and we will turn them in to get money for our school!  Be sure to put your student's name on the bag or sheet to get credit for the class contest.

For more information, visit:


SCRIP Programs


Nugget Markets – Request your free Nugget Markets scrip card from the BWI PTO. Register online and link to our school and a percentage of your purchases will be paid to the school.  To improve the profits to the school, you can also register multiple cards (family & friends) under one account.  For more information, visit


Shoparoo is a free app for smartphone users that allows anyone to take pictures of their shopping receipts and earn cash donations for their school! With Shoparoo, every grocery receipt - regardless of the store or products purchased - earns money for your school. You can also take pictures of your non-grocery receipts (from clothing stores, electronics stores, restaurants, home improvement stores, etc.) for entries into Shoparoo's cash donation sweepstakes that can reward a school up to $15,000!  Download the app, select our school and your child’s grade. We will be having grade competitions this year! Download the app here:


Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. To shop at Amazon Smile, go to and search for BRIDGEWAY ISLAND ELEMENTARY PTO. The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.

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School Cents at Arden Fair – Shop Arden Fair, and earn points to help our school win CASH prizes! Cash prize is based on total points accumulated from August 1, 2017 – April 30th, 2018. You can either turn in your original receipts to *Guest Services, drop them off at the school office (School Cents envelopes are available in the office) or new this year, online receipt entry!


Earn Bonus Points for attending Arden Fair Kids Club each month. For dates, visit


For more information on School Cents, visit:


*New this year, online receipt entry! Visit



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BWI PTO Calendar of Events

Today: 5/22/18

PTO BOD, Chairs, Committees & Leads

2017-2018 Board of Directors

President – Erica Lindley 
Vice President – Charmaine Flansbaum
Treasurer – Jeffrey Albrecht
Secretary – Michelle Alves
Communications – Deo Santos



Fall Carnival Co-Chairs – Charmaine Flansbaum & Michelle Alves 
Fall Cookie Dough Chair – Erica Lindley
Incentives (Bee Involved Program) Chair – Samantha Janssen
Spring Fundraiser Co-Chairs – Jeffrey Albrecht & Michelle Alves


Fundraising Committees

BoxTops – Venessa Ricardez & Claudia Santos
Restaurants – Deo & Claudia Santos
School Cents – Claudia Santos
Shoparoo – Claudia Santos
T-Shirt Fundraiser – Erica Lindley
Grants – Jeffrey Albrecht & Michelle Alves


Parent Leads

Spring Fundraiser Leads – Charmaine Flansbaum, Samantha Janssen, Kristy Kloetzer, Yulia Mundy & Lisa Wells (Formerly Volunteer Spot) – Charmaine Flansbaum
After School Programs – Vacant
Movie Night Coordinators – Erica Lindley & Charmaine Flansbaum
PTO Photographer – Vacant

Current Contests

Box Tops

Will your class be the top Box Top earner this month?

How about the school year? 



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  • Kindergarten Playground Shade Structure
  • Kindergarten Field Trip T-Shirts
  • First Grade Bishop’s Pumpkin Farm Field Trip
  • Second Grade Powerhouse Science Center Outreach Programs
  • Third Grade Theatreworks Field Trip – Junie B’s Survival Guide to School
  • Fourth Grade Sutter’s Fort Field Trip
  • Fifth Grade State Fair Day Supplies
  • Sixth Grade Sly Park Supplies and Science Fair Materials
  • Seventh Grade California Academy of Sciences Field Trip
  • Eighth Grade Alcatraz Island Field Trip
  • Onsite Events: Explorit Science Center Program
  • $5,000 New Book Funds for K to 3rd Grade
  • National Junior Honor Society Field Trip
  • Classroom Seating Rug, Wobble Chairs, and Balance Balls
  • Physical Education Bowling Set
  • Pencil Sharpeners and Clipboards
  • Fall Festival Event
  • Holiday Craft Fair Night
  • Teachers’ Welcome Back Lunch
  • Teachers’ Incentive Program
  • Cookie Dough Fundraiser
  • Box Tops Prizes
  • Year-end Teacher Appreciation