BESCA Funding and Programs Survey
As a member of BESCA, your opinion matters! Your BESCA board has been working to establish objectives for their term and in doing so, it’s important that we hear from you regarding desired programs and spending. Please take a few moments of your time to share your priorities by completing the BESCA survey. The survey contains 15 questions and will require approximately 20 minutes of your time. Your feedback will help the BESCA board and committee chairs understand the priorities of the Booksin community, so that we may direct available funds and volunteer efforts accordingly.
The BESCA survey will be available online through Friday, April 3, 2015. We look forward to sharing the feedback gathered here and using it to direct our resources for the 2015-16 school year and appreciate you taking the survey!
Our mission is to serve as advocates for the students of Booksin Elementary School to enable them to achieve their fullest potential in a stimulating environment through the cooperative interaction of parents, teachers and community.
The priority of BESCA is to enhance and enrich the total school experience for all students equally and without bias.
This is accomplished through:
• providing services for school functions
• engaging in fundraising projects that support the school’s goals and the Association’s Mission
• encouraging parent, teacher, and community involvement and interaction
• collaborating with the San Jose Unified School District in providing educational opportunities
BESCA stands for Booksin Elementary School Community Association and is the School Connected Organization (SCO) that supports Booksin Elementary. An SCO serves to enrich the educational and/or extracurricular programs within the school community and is required to work within the framework provided by San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD). BESCA is governed by a set of bylaws and is managed by an Executive Board comprised of 5 elected parents, 3 teachers and the principal. BESCA meetings are held monthly during the school year, with the exception of the months of December and June.
Each year, BESCA supports a multitude of programs that benefit every Booksin student. In addition to funding such programs as art, music, science, technology, the garden, the library, class field trips and more, our fundraising events, particularly Walkathon, provide funds to teachers for use within their classrooms, assist students with fees related to 5th Grade Science Camp and much more. That said, not all of BESCA’s support to Booksin is financial. Booksin is known for its culture of parent involvement and volunteerism. Members of BESCA’s parent community are active on and off campus every day, both in the classroom providing assistance to teachers and outside the classroom working on initiatives and events such as Dining Nights Out, Hicklebee’s Book Fair, Safe Side programs, the Student Book Exchange, Yearbook and more.
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BESCA Bylaws 2012
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