Our Projects

When the fun of fundraising is through, the excitement of our projects are just beginning. We truly value and appreciate each donation by putting it back into the school. We work diligently and carefully with the Budlong administration to make sure the funds go into the school in the best way possible to support our students and our talented staff.

Thanks to the generosity of families, community members, and businesses, Friends of Budlong has been able to support the projects listed below.

The 2020/21 School year will be different as a result of COVID-19. We look forward to continuing our in person Projects as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Kindness of Bulldogs

Friends of Budlong is looking to give back in a very important way. Please read the Kindness of Bulldogs letter and consider helping if you are able. If you are in need of assistance, please reach out to contact@friendsofbudlong.org. As always, thank you for being #withbudlong and for showing what it means to #bebudlongbeautiful!

To read our June 2021 update, you can do so by clicking here!

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!

Teacher Grants

We are proud to support our Budlong teachers. Teacher Grants help sustain school programs and buy needed equipment and materials. Here are our Teacher Grant Winners for the 2019/20 school year.

  • Access for All, Michelle Daly, EL PK-8

  • Living Lincoln, 2nd grade team, Grades K-8

  • Mad Science, Elizabeth Salky, Kindergarten

  • 3D Doodle Pens, Sophia Crespo, 5th grade team

  • Super U Challenge, Kelly Kukla, 2nd grade team

  • Inside Out, 2nd grade team, Grades 2-5

Tech Support

Friends of Budlong is proud to announce that we are able to provide Budlong with an extra 65 Chromebooks to help support this new normal that is remote learning. We are hoping to continue to support Budlong with tech needs through this time and beyond.

Click here to request a Budlong Chromebook!

Be Budlong Beautiful

We are proud have partnered with "You are Beautiful" to create a one-of-a-kind sign that the school community can enjoy for years to come. The letters, spelling out our uplifting motto, will span the fence along Foster Ave. Take a stroll by Budlong to see the final product! #BeBudlongBeautiful

Teacher Appreciation

We truly believe that we have the BEST teachers and staff here at Budlong Elementary. Showing our love and support for our teachers is a great privilege to us.

Have an idea for a new project? Please share it with us!