Botsford Elementary Support Team (B.E.S.T.)
Parent Teacher Organization
The Botsford Elementary Support Team (B.E.S.T.) is Botsford’s version of a Parent/Teacher Organization. The purpose of this organization is to promote a close relationship between the community, school and home. B.E.S.T. sponsors programs and functions for students, parents, faculty, and community members in order to attain this goal. In addition, B.E.S.T. raises funds for the purpose of providing items and services which directly or indirectly benefit the majority of the students. We believe that through family centered activities and sports, we’re building a healthy environment for our children to socialize with peers after school hours. We all know that it is important to be involved in our children’s education at home, but when parents are involved in school activities, children tend go farther in school and the schools they go to are all the better.
The Botsford Elementary Support Team meets on the second Tuesday of almost every month (during the school year) at 7:00 p.m. in the school media center. All parents and guardians of students attending Botsford Elementary School are automatically members of B.E.S.T. and are welcome at every meeting. There is no charge for being a B.E.S.T. member (as with some other PTO groups). Free childcare is available during the meeting for children over three years of age.
B.E.S.T. sponsors many activities for our Botsford students and their families at a minimal cost. Some of these great interactive programs include:
Harvest Fest Flag Football T-ball/Softball Field Day Floor Hockey Holiday Shoppe
Movie Night Scholarships Staff Appreciation Holiday Sing-A-Long Ice Cream Social
School Grounds Beautification 5th Grade Graduation Breakfast
Our Fall Market Day Catalog Fundraiser is one of our biggest and most successful fundraisers. This is our primary money maker so we don’t have to fundraise all year long.
All of these great programs are made possible by the support of our Botsford families. Volunteers make it all happen. We need and appreciate all the time volunteers give to make these activities successful each year!!
Up to date communication for B.E.S.T. activities is provided through our Botsford Groupvine email list. Please let our B.E.S.T. Secretary know if you would like to be added to the list. Communication is also provided by the school on Mondays in the Bobcat Buzz, Botsford’s Weekly Newsletter. The Bobcat Buzz, which contains the most up to date information of the events at Botsford, is sent home with your child every Monday and is also available on our district’s website within the Botsford Elementary main page.