Spring into Reading: Let your Imagination Grow!

We are excited for our BMES PTA READ-A-THON fundraiser! This fundraiser will help raise funds for the PTA to support BMES while encouraging our children’s lifelong love of reading. On February 28th READ-A-THON packets were distributed via the Wednesday folder. The READ-A-THON held an official kick-off with a school-wide assembly on March 1st. The READ-A-THON will end on March 22nd with the BMES READING NIGHT event.

All students who hand in their READ-A-THON forms will receive a pencil and be included in a prize raffle. Students who read 250+ minutes will have a chance to win additional prizes, including Principal for the Day! The class with the highest percent of participation and the top three student readers (by minutes read) will also win prizes.

We hope you’re excited to spring into reading and let your imagination grow! Thank you for your support and participation!

READ-A-THON resources and important dates:

Click here for the BMES PTA READATHON packet

Important dates:

March 9Pajama Day (come to school in your pjs!)

March 16School Spirit Day (come to school in your BMES attire or blue & white)

March 22 – Book Character Dress Up Day (come to school dressed as your favorite book character) & BMES Reading Night from 6:30-8pm (come back to school -still dressed up as your favorite character- to hear stories of spring and earn 20 extra minutes towards your minutes read)

Help raise money for BMES PTA with everyday shopping.


Here’s a few easy ways:

Register your Giant Food card ( with their A+ School Rewards Program. A+ School Rewards is a unique and easy way Giant Food offers its customers opportunities to be rewarded by earning money for their designated schools. Customer registration begins September 11, 2017. Program dates are October 6, 2017 -March 15, 2018.Step 1: Register your Giant Food card online or sign in to your account. Step 2: During program window, log in and select Burnt Mills Elementary School (you can choose up to 2 schools to support).Step 3: Shop at Giant Food and earn points for Burnt Mills with each purchase!

Do you shop with Amazon? Bookmark this link . Click on this link, then make all of your Amazon purchases. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Burnt Mills Elementary School PTA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

Shop at Harris Teeter and earn points for BMES PTA. Just go to Harris Teeter, click on “Together in Education” logo. BMES PTA code is 4044. Harris Teeter brands must be purchased to earn points.

The Burnt Mills Elementary School PTA has partnered with Benefit Mobile as a method to raise funds while doing your normal shopping. Benefit Mobile is a free iPhone or Android phone app that is used to pay for your everyday purchases such as groceries, clothes, home goods, and more. You pay at the physical store or online by purchasing a gift card from Benefit Mobile for that vendor. A portion of your purchase goes directly back to the BMES PTA. There are many retailers and there are security features on the app to prevent unauthorized purchases.Step 1: Download the “Benefit Mobile” app. The icon looks like this: Step 2: Add “Burnt Mills Elementary School” as your beneficiary.

Step 3: Add a credit card to make payments.


Register at Certifikid ( and save on local family fun! Use promo code BMES at checkout. You’ll save an additional $5 off your purchase of $30 or more. BMES PTA will receive $5 as well.

BoxTops for Education

Buy participating products (list here), Clip the Box Tops, and Send them to school. Burnt Mills Elementary School Earns $0.10 for each Box Top. They really add up, so clip away! Money earned goes directly to BMES, not to the PTA (PTA only helps coordinate this program).

Box Tops will be collected throughout the school year, but the next collection due date is February 16, 2018.

Your child can put their Box Tops (in a baggie) in our Box Tops for Education mailbox located in the school lobby.