Buffalo Ridge Educational Alliance

BREA

The Buffalo Ridge Educational Alliance (BREA) is our Parent-Teacher Organization designed to support the staff, students and community of Buffalo Ridge.

The Objectives of the BREA shall be:
-To foster positive relationships between home, Buffalo Ridge Elementary and community
-To foster communication between teachers, staff and parents
-To facilitate the funding of appropriate activities that support the BREA objectives


Upcoming Events:                                                             

BREXtravangza!
Thursday April 25 6:00-7:30pm

          
​​Our students do AMAZING things throughout the entire school yea and now you have a chance to see a glimpse of it yourself first hand at our BREXtravaganza on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00pm-7:30pm. BREA will be holding a silent auction for a handful of items, starting the week before and ending on the night of BREXtravaganza. https://www.32auctions.com/brea2019  Although the auciton is not yet live, please go to the auction website to set up your account and take a look at the items which will be available! We look forward to seeing  you at BREXtravaganza.

         We are also looking for a few volunteers to help in the gym.  You will be working a 30 minute shift to help monitor the science fair projects. Please see the sign up sheet for more information.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c49a8a82ea0fc1-brextravaganza

BREA Needs You! 
The following exciting volunteer BREA opportunities are open for the 2019-20 school year:

         One Co-President: We are fortunate to have one volunteer, with BREA experience, who has agreed to serve as one Co-President. We are looking for one more person to serve with her so that this role can be filled by two Co-Presidents. Generally, the Co-Presidents:
         -preside at meetings of the BREA and of the Executive Board;
         -coordinate the work of the officers and committees of the BREA;
         -develop the agenda for all BREA meetings and,
         -schedule and attend monthly meetings of the BREA Executive Board and with the principal.

         Chairperson of the Science Fair Committee: The Chairperson of the Science Fair Committee is responsible for organizing the school science fair, held annually in the spring. Although a science background is helpful in this position, it is not strictly necessary. Generally, this includes:
          -accepting and reviewing science fair applications from students'
          -ensuring there are enough volunteer judges for the science fair;
          -recording student scores on the day of the science fair;
          -advertise and coordinate communication regarding the event;
          -organizing science fair volunteers; and 
          -ordering materials for the science fair, such as participant T-shirts and ribbons.

         Vice President of Ways and Means: Generally, the Vice President of Ways and Means:
           -organizes and coordinates BREA fundraising activities;
           -is a member of the BREA Executive Board; and
           -attends monthly BREA Executive Board meetings.

        One or two people to serve as Vice President(s) of Student Activities: Generally, the Vice President of Student Activities:
            -organizes and coordinates all committees and activities that enrich the BRE community or foster relations of the BREA with parents, teachers, staff, and community (e.g., Back-to-School Carnival, Rock Slide Fun Run and Breakfast, 4th and 5th grade Sock Hop, and family movie nights);
            -is a member of the BREA Executive Board; and
            -attends monthly BREA Executive Board meetings.

Spirit Rock

               Parents, Students & Staff have the opportunity to "Rent the Rock" to recognize a student's birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize a teacher or staff member, congratulatory events, etc.  It is a great way to spread positive messages and increase excitement in our community! $25 during the school year and $25 during the summer.  100% of your donation goes to BREA.  Payments are accepted online through MySchool Bucks at this link or by check payable to BREA.  Checks must be dropped off to the front office prior to the rental date - with your name & date written in the memo.

King Soopers Loyalty Card

                 
Why not let a percentage of the money you are already spending go towards supporting the BREA? No longer need to purchase and or reload a card.  Simply use your registered King Soopers loyalty card to earn funds for the BREA.  This new program is linked to your loyalty card/phone # that you enter upon checkout.  The new program does not payout on a percentage basis. How much an organization earns will depend on their participants spend compared to other organization's spending.  A check is sent quarterly from King Soopers straight to the BREA.  If families do not have a King Soopers rewards card, they would need to sign up for the card before enrolling. To enroll https://www.kingsoopers.com/signin?redirectUrl=/account/communityrewards/ 
Once there search either for Buffalo Ridge Education Alliance, not BRE
Or enter BREA code CQ552. Click "Enroll".  All money reloaded to supporters gift cards can be used until the funds are depleted. Email any questions to: jennifer.munro@yahoo.com  
          



                                  
Important Dates:

             
BREXtravaganza
April 25th, 6-7:30pm
 
           

            Please find the BREA General Meeting Presentation that occurred on Oct. 26, 2017 in the Learning Commons here.


Jen Munro (jennifer.munro@yahoo.com)

Kim Mulligan (kimberlyamulligan@gmail.com)

BREA Co-Presidents, 2017-2018 School Year