We are Friends of Budlong

We are a volunteer group of parents whose main purpose is to work collaboratively and respectfully with Budlong Elementary School to fundraise to enhance the Budlong experience. We are striving to make Budlong Elementary School and Friends of Budlong an incredible resource for every child and family in our community. We are proud to Be Budlong Beautiful.

#withbudlong #bebudlongbeautiful

Please help us thank and support our PLATINUM Sponsors who have so generously supported us!

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Meeting

FOB Town Hall Meeting

Open to all!

Thursday, March 18th

8:00pm on Google Meet

Google Meet Code:

meet.google.com/idj-ngfe-bmx

#withBudlong Giveback

Join us 3/1-3/8 for a #withbudlong giveback at Timeless Toys! Shop online or in person and say you're #withbudlong for 15% of your purchase to come back to Budlong!

Don't forget to share pictures with us and show your #withbudlong pride!

Click on the image above to be taken to their website!

Virtual Event

Please Join us for our Irish Whiskey Tasting!

Saturday 3/13 at 6pm via Google Meet!

Click on the image above to be taken to our Eventbrite ticket sales.


If you are interested in making a donation, click below!

Click here to join Story Time!

meet.google.com/bru-yrkd-kan

Virtual Event

Please Join us for our St Patrick's Day Pajama Party!

Wednesday 3/17 at 7pm! Click on the flier above to be taken to our Pajama Party!


If you are interested in making a donation, click below!

Click here to join the Party!

meet.google.com/bru-yrkd-kan

Virtual Event

Please Join us for our Virtual Story Time featuring The Lucky Trikes!

Tuesday 3/23 at 7pm! Click on the flier above to be taken to our Story Time Google Meet!


If you are interested in making a donation, click below!

Click here to join Story Time!

meet.google.com/bru-yrkd-kan

Restaurant of the Month

Join us at Kale My Name for our March Restaurant of the Month!

Please place all orders by phone or online for takeout, and don't forget to say you're #withbudlong!

Don't forget to share pictures with us and show your #withbudlong pride!

Click on the image above to be taken to their website!

#withBudlong Giveback

Join us Thursday 3/25 4-8pm for a McDonald's Giveback!

Go to McDonald's at 3241 W. Peterson Ave (Peterson & Jersey) and turn in the slip above or say you're #withbudlong and 15% of your order will come back to Budlong. 100% of all pie purchases and cash tips will come back to Budlong as well!

Business Giveback

FOB strongly encourages you to shop local and support minority and women owned businesses whenever you can. We love our community and are concerned about the aftereffect of this pandemic. But we also understand that being able to afford to shop local is a privilege, and not many of us can do so. If you turn to Amazon for your shopping, please support Budlong by using AmazonSmile. Click on the image above to take you to AmazonSmile to bookmark for when you shop Amazon.

Announcements

Year Round Sponsorship Program!

We are excited to announce our new Year Round Sponsorship Program for the 2021/22 School Year!

FAMILIES #withBUDLONG Sponsorship!

Thank you to all of our FAMILIES #withBUDLONG! Your generous donation goes a long way in helping us continue to #bebudlongbeautiful!


Don't forget to check with your company to see if they will match your generous #withbudlong donation!


Click here to head over to our Sponsorship page for more Sponsorship information!

Budlong's Kitchen!

Friends of Budlong is excited to be putting together a Cookbook that helps us celebrate the diversity and different cultures here at Budlong.

If you would like to submit a recipe, please email Elizabeth Burba at elizabethburbarn@gmail.com. Please include student name, grade/teacher, culture of origin, fun fact, and a photo!

We are looking forward to this coming to life, celebrating each other by sharing a meal!

Budlong Hero!

We are proud to announce March's Budlong Hero is Sophie Crespo, our Budlong Tech Coordinator and Teacher. Ms Crespo has been running all things tech-related and helps all staff and families stay connected through technology. We don't know what we would have done without her through this year(+) long virtual experience or how we would have managed. Thank you, Ms Crespo, for keeping us all connected while apart! She is a Budlong treasure, a true example of how to #bebudlongbeautiful and we are honored to have her be March's #budlonghero!!

To nominate someone to be April's Budlong Hero, please reach out to contact@friendsofbudlong.org

Virtual Event

Thank you to our host, Ms Teresa, for hosting our virtual story hour!


Stay tuned for more of our virtual events coming throughout 2021!

Have ideas or are interested in hosting a virtual event? Please reach out to contact@friendsofbudlong.org


If you are interested in making a donation, click below!

Spirit Wear Pickup!

The Spirit Wear shop is open and FOB is here to package and hand out your orders COVID safe rain, snow or shine. You can head on over to our Spirit Wear page to place you next order and see when our next pickup date will be. Don't forget to wear your Spirit Wear to class on Wednesdays. Virtual or not, we're proud to be #withbudlong!

50% off all Christmas Ornaments!

Head over to our Spirit Wear page for updates on all of our pickup dates.

Teacher Appreciation!

FOB was able to get Starbucks to donate coffee and cups to our Beautiful Budlong teachers and staff, and FOB made custom facemasks as well. Thank you Budlong Teachers for all you do! You are the best of the best and we love and appreciate you! Don’t forget to take time to thank a teacher!


Funding Technology!

FOB was able to fund 65 new Chromebooks that have officially arrived at the school! FOB was also able to fund a Grade Transferer Software, which allows teachers to transfer grades from Google Classroom to Aspen, reducing teachers admin time!

Click here to request a Budlong Chromebook!

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