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Help our students prepare for tomorrow with tools to build their future.

Dear Team BCPS Education Champions and Ambassadors:

It might be the first day of summer, but Baltimore County Public Schools are busy gearing up for the annual Back to School Involves You, Too campaign with our school supply drive and BCPSfest to be held at White Marsh Mall, on Saturday, August 25, 2018.

This campaign is a reminder to our entire community that everyone – from retirees to elected officials to our business partners – has a stake in ensuring a successful start to the new school year for our students and teachers, benefiting them directly. With your support and assistance, BCPS seeks to collect school supplies for children across Baltimore County who need help getting ready for the school year, which begins for Baltimore County’s 113,000+ students on Tuesday, September 5, 2018.

  • FACT: On average, it costs approximately $50.00 to help a child begin the school year with the tools they need to succeed.*
  • FACT: On average, a teacher spends approximately $500 to provide supplies to students in his/her classroom from their own income. **
  • FACT: Everyone can help in one way or another with time, talent, or treasure.

This year we have multiple ways in which you can help, which include hosting a school supply drive, volunteering your time and service, or making a monetary donation. (See enclosed documents.)

Your support for students, teachers, and classrooms in Baltimore County is valued and valuable. We thank you for selecting how you can get the 2018-2019 school year off to a great start for many of our amazing students. Thank you!

Contributing to a Brighter Future for All Our Students,

Deborah S. Phelps                                                                                               Laura E. Lemon

Executive Director                                                                                               Associate Director

 

*Source: http://fox59.com/2015/07/28/what-it-costs-to-fill-a-typical-school-supply-list/

**Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teacher-spending-school-supplies_us_55e49091e4b0c818f618a6c7

 

 

 

 

 Register to Participate

Your decision to participate in our tools for school supply drive will greatly impact the success of BCPS students, teachers, and classrooms.

To register your company or organization please complete the online form below.  You have the option to request a box/bin which we will deliver to you the week of July 2, 2018.  Please specify your preference in the online registration form.  If you choose to utilize your own container, simply print out the poster "School Supply List" (located in the Posters For Display) and attach it to your box/bin. It's that easy.

 

 Watch and Learn

Host Jeff Salkin of Direct Connection, Maryland Public TV speaks with Executive Director of the Foundation, Deborah Phelps

about the Tools for School! Campaign.

 

How can you participate?

Back to School Involves, You Too School Supply Tool Kit

Overview

We thank you in advance for your decision to participate in our Tools for School  Supply Drive on behalf of the students and teachers of Baltimore County Public Schools, hosted by The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

By coordinating a Tools for School  Supply Drive, becoming an Education Champion, or Volunteering your Time and Service you will greatly impact the success of our students.

The Tools for School  Supply Kit is intended to answer any questions your organization might have allowing you to execute a prosperous drive by sharing tips and tools to make it successful. The Tools for School Supply Drive Kit includes the following information:

OPTION 1: Host a Tools for School  Supply Drive

OPTION 2: Impact our Classrooms - Become a Champion of Education

OPTION 3: Volunteer  Your Time and Service

Resources: Templates for Promotion (see resources below)

If you request further assistance, resources or have questions, please contact:

Ms. Cindy Whitcomb, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools

Headquarters:  443.809.8962

Email:   cwhitcomb@bcps.org

 

Tools for School Participation Options

Click the links below to access resources to support your school supply drive:

 Register to Participate

Your decision to participate in our tools for school supply drive will greatly impact the success of BCPS students, teachers, and classrooms.

To register your company or organization please complete the online form below.  You have the option to request a box/bin which we will deliver to you the week of July 2, 2018.  Please specify your preference in the online registration form.  If you choose to utilize your own container, simply print out the poster "School Supply List" (located in the Posters For Display) and attach it to your box/bin. It's that easy.

 

 Donate

No amount is too large or too small.  $5.00 can provide a student with folders, pencils, pens and erasers.  $50.00 can fill a student's backpack with the tools for school. $500.00 can prepare 10 students for school.  $5,000.00 can help several classrooms.  If you would like to contribute, click on the link provided below which will take you to our Donate  page.  You can also download and complete the fillable PDF to contribute: Impact Agreement for Back to School Involves You Too Tools for School Drive

 

 Champions of Education

Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors and community partners who have collected schools supplies in the community.

 

 

 

 

 Our Partnerships

Your generosity and support allowed the Foundation to impact 112,139 students, and 8,904 teachers in 173 schools, programs, and centers in Baltimore County Public Schools. Three main areas of impact were:

  • We awarded 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants focused on 21st Century themes
  • TEAMBCPS Clean Green 15 Environmental Literacy Grants to our schools totaling over $100,000+
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Business, Economic, Entrepreneurial and Financial Literacy (BEEF) scholarships totaling nearly $50,000.