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

Black History Month

For Black History Month, we tend to see grandiose posts about amazing black people throughout history. As we walk through our every day life, if you look around, you will see the fabulous Black people in your lives who deserve the same recognition and love for being uniquely them. Black Excellence is all around us. Let's show some love. Please share stories, pictures, or drawings of Black people who have influenced your/your child's life in some way.

You can share your photos to contact@friendsof budlong.org. We will do a random number generator, and the winner will receive and FOB facemask! We cannot wait to have our feed filled with the Black Excellence that is all around us!

In addition, here are some ways we can support the Black community during Black History Month that will hopefully create habits of support year round.

Support Black-owned businessesDonate to Black organizationsSupport Black artists, poets, musiciansEducate ourselves on the Black Lives Matter MovementCall out racism and prejudice in your communityEducate ourselves and others on implicit bias, systematic racism, and social injusticeExplore Back History through books, movies, poems, music, etc.Engage in healthy conversations about Black HistoryFollow Black people, groups and organizations on Social MediaBe open and willing to educate ourselves, be humble when we get it wrong, learn from the many mistakes we are bound to make along the way, and do better

Upcoming Meeting

FOB Board Meeting

Board Member Only

Thursday, February 25th

8:00pm on Google Meet

Virtual Event

Please Join us for our Virtual Story Time featuring Ms Teresa!

Wednesday 3/2 at 7pm! Click on the flier above to be taken to our Story Time Google Meet!


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!

Click here to join Story Time!

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Restaurant of the Month

Join us at Hot Dog Station for our February Restaurant of the Month!

Please place all orders for (delivery or carry out) online and say you're "#withbudlong" in the comments!

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 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!

#withBudlong Giveback

Join us 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

FAMILIES #withBUDLONG Sponsorship!


Donate today through 2/14/2021 to be a part of 2021's FAMILIES #withBUDLONG

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!

Year Round Sponsorship Program!

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

Virtual Event

Thank you to our host, BATMAN, 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!

February's Budlong Hero!

We are proud to announce February's Budlong Hero is Naomi Nakayama! To say that we are dealing with unprecedented times would be and understatement. Ms Nakayama has handled everything thrown her way with grace and humility, keeping us all in the know as best as she could, leaving all questions answered and parents feeling reassured and grateful we are at Budlong. We have no clue what the world will continue to throw our way, but what we do know with Ms Nakayama leading the way, we are in excellent hands. She is a Budlong treasure, a true example of how to #bebudlongbeautiful and we are honored to have her be February's #budlonghero!!

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

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!

1/18/2021 - 3/1/2021

10% off all merchandise! #withbudlong10

50% off all Christmas Ornaments!

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

Show your Teacher some Love Contest!

Thank you so much to all of our families who participated! This was so much fun to see so much love for all of our amazing Budlong teachers! We're excited to share our winners are...

    • Ms. Salky

    • Ms. Moy

    • Ms. Tovar

Teacher Appreciation Q1!

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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