Bixby Elementary PTA Newsletter
October-November 2020
From your PTA President

Dear Bixby Community,

It’s officially Fall with October and November upon us.  From my perspective, it seems that families are busier now than ever before.  Managing distance learning, possibly dealing with a loss of a loved one, trying to keep up with work, some looking for ways in which to engage with our children in a safe and responsible way and many other issues that we don’t have an idea of what challenges our Bixby families and teachers are experiencing. 

We recognize that it just hasn’t gotten any easier for many.  In this time, Bixby PTA wants you to know that we are here  to support our families and teachers to ensure our kids have a good academic year.  From classroom resources to out of the classroom experiences.  My son shared with me the other day that he can’t wait when he can be at the school playground or at Kids Club with Ms. Ella.  I am sure he is not the only child feeling this way.  I have heard from 5th grade parents, the want their child or some with twins, children, to have an incredible last year of elementary school, how can we make it special for them before they become middle schooler?  And many more stories that our board and room parents hear from our Bixby family.  Well, we want to make things better and we need your support to get there, this is why our membership theme this year is so relevant, we will be better together! Read More
Attention All Bixby Beavers
Harvest Festival Goodie Bags & Home Kits
PTA has created an opportunity to celebrate Fall and ensure all Bixby Beavers receive an
“Art & Math Manipulative Home Kit,” Compliments of the Covid-19 Relief Grant by TikTok and a Harvest Goodie Bag compliments of Bixby PTA
Join us in creating your own altar for
“Dia de los Muertos”
(Day of the Death) 

Join a live feed that will show step by step how to put together a colorful and creative altar to remember your deceased loved ones. Please sign up by filling out this this form: Día de los Muertos Google Sheet

Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 23, 2020
Questions? email Maribel Marshall, Arts Committee Chair at

Join us in celebrating
Native American Heritage Month
We will be hosting a read aloud with Ms. Deseo our school librarian.  We will also provide materials to inspire our students to create a painting of gratefulness inspired by not only our book but the colors of the season.

Here is the flyer with details and please let us know if you are interested in this google form by Friday, October 23rd: Sign Up Link

Art work submitted by November 18th via Instagram (IG) Please follow us and tag us @bixbypta and #NAHM #nativeamericanheritagemonth #proudbixbybeaver #proudtobeLBUSD
Bixby PTA 5th Grade Committee

Fifth grade committee has been working hard planning and developing a series of fundraisers to support a fun and memorable last year of elementary for our Bixby Beavers 5th graders!

Join 5th grade committee kick off their first fundraiser. Order now for the holidays and support 5th Grade programs!
Fundraiser Link and Use Code: BIXBYECA001 Referring Name: Bixby PTA 5th Grade Committee
We invite you to join us! There is no wrong or right way to be involved- anything you can give, time or money, anything will support your child’s potential. Our next PTA Meeting November 10th at 6 pm via Zoom. For more info. email

Being a member creates community and support. This is a photo of former kindergarteners summer of 2019. Like shown in this photo, these guys remain friends to this day. Meet Charles, John and Zane, current second grade Beavers!

Send a photo you would like shown at the next Bixby PTA Newsletter email here Subject: Photo
Introducing Bixby PTA's
Diversity EquityInclusion & Belonging Committee
The PTA Association voted to create Bixby's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee.

For more information here and if you are interested in becoming a member, please email Bixby PTA
Bixby PTA Dining for Dollars Night!

This program partners to support local restaurants and Bixby PTA.

When you order Bixby PTA will get 30% of the sales for the night when you show this flyer

Dine In or Take Out at Mama's
October 21, 2020
8:30 am to 9 pm

For more information about Dining for Dollars email Ways and Means Committee

National PTA:
Raising Lifelong Voters

With the presidential election less than a month away, how are you talking to your kids about civic engagement? We spoke to U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, who offers wisdom from her experience in the classroom and on the Hill. She shares how families can help kids become active citizens and lifelong voters by encouraging them to contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.

Learning PODS help kids bridge the social divide.
Millions of children are going to school online because of COVID-19. Parents trying to balance child care and education are turning to learning pods. Read more