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2022 - 2023 committees

There are so many ways to get involved at school through the PTO. Please consider co-chairing a committee if you have the time. If you have an interest in assisting with a particular committee and the co-chair positions are currently filled, please contact

Art Adventure

Co-Chairs: Jennifer Hanson & OPEN 

  • Education-enhancing program for 1st and 2nd graders
  • Partnership with the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) 
  • "Picture People" (parent volunteer) visit classrooms and teach students about art and other cultures
  • Second graders take a field trip to the MIA in the spring

Book Fair

Co-Chairs: Amanda Carlson, Lindsey Berry & Jourdan Hay  

  • Two book fairs per year held during the school day
  • Students shop during their lunch period
  • All proceeds benefit the Media Center
  • Volunteers help set up/tear down, assist students find books, and manage the check out station

Family Fun Night

Co-Chairs: Ashley Nelson & Becky Fluegge  

  • End of year celebration with pizza, ice cream, DJ, games, and family-friendly activities
  • Committee sources and coordinates vendors, food, promotion, games and sponsors

Friends of the Media Center

Co-Chairs: Trista Lucore & Allison Lang  

  • Assist in the Media Center with various tasks
  • Checking-in, checking-out, shelving books, helping students find books, etc. 
  • Sign up for as many shifts as your schedule allows - this is the most flexible!

Fun Run

Co-Chairs: Andrea Russell & Andrea Vieyra  

  • Largest fundraiser for the PTO with a 2-week fundraising campaign
  • Students compete and raise funds to benefit the PTO
  • Campaign culminates with a "Fun Run" at school with their classmates 


Co-Chairs: Julie O'Connell & Allison Lang  

  • Maintains seasonal plantings in the front entrance pots and the vegetable garden
  • Work with administration to find other ways to help nature bloom at the school

Marketing, Website & Social

Co-Chairs: Becky Fluegge  

  • Oversee and manage PTO website and social media channels
  • Creates flyers for PTO events

Parents' Night Out

Co-Chairs: Kristi Lindell, Lindsey Berry, Mehanaz Mohammed & Becky Fluegge

  • Create and plan parent events throughout the year that expand beyond the interior of school

Restaurant Nights

Co-Chairs: Sarah Tishler & OPEN  

  • Coordinate 6 restaurant partners to host fundraisers throughout the year
  • Goal is to create a fun events while promoting local businesses
  • Work with restaurant managers on scheduling and gathering payment 
  • Coordinate scheduling students to work the fundraiser event, when appropriate

School Store

Co-Chairs: Lindsey Berry & Katie Zhang


  • School Store is open every other Friday 
  • Committee identifies new items to sell and assists in sales during school hours
  • During School Store days, 4th and 5th graders are the student-helpers (tally up sales, assist with payment)

School Supply Packs

Co-Chairs: Trista Lucore & Emily Nold  

  • Coordinates the ordering and distribution of pre-kitted school supplies for the following year
  • Proceeds benefit the PTO

Spirit Wear

Co-Chairs: Rachel Brandt & Becky Fluegge  

  • Work with vendor to create apparel and accessories to help the BCE community show their Paw Pride
  • Coordinate the sale and distribution of orders through the School Store and at events 

Staff Appreciation

Co-Chairs: Ashley Nelson & Meghan Williams  

  • Help plan Staff Appreciation days throughout the year

Staff Dinner

Co-Chairs: Katherine DeWall & Mehanaz Mohammad 

  • Plans and prepares potluck-style meals for teachers during Parent Conferences


Co-Chairs: Katherine DeWall & OPEN

  • Plans and coordinate community partners for 1-2 day event in-school


Co-Chairs: Amy Kiel 

  • Coordinates the online scheduling of volunteer opportunities

Yearbook & School Pictures

Co-Chairs: Trista Lucore & OPEN 

  • Creates and sells yearbooks to students
  • Volunteers needed to take pictures throughout the school year
  • Assist students and teachers on school picture days 

3rd Grade Lemonade Stand
Chair: Robyn Vetter

3rd Grade Lemonade Stand
Co-Chairs: Annie Danielson, Sarah Tischler, Joe Russel