We are asking for donations of diapers, wipes, tampons, and feminine pads. These donations will help serve children 0-18 that receive support from the BPS Students in Transition program, BECEP, South Central High School, all BPS social workers working with families in need, Healthy Families of Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota, and the Adopt-A-Block program.
We have seen an evident need to help people in our community with basic items such as diapers, wipes, and feminine hygiene products. This underlying need in our community is now exacerbated due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting rising unemployment. WIC and SNAP benefits help with food, but do not help with these items or other personal hygiene items for children and families in our community. A group of organizations along with faith leaders are working with families and have come together with the goal of meeting the current above-mentioned needs and building relationships between churches and organizations to continue and increase the scope of support into the future.
Our first goal is to collect and build resources so the above organizations can distribute to families in need. Donations can be dropped off at:
Century Baptist Church (205 Colt Dr.) Monday & Thursday 11:00 am-1:00 pm.
Evangel Church (3225 N 14th St.) Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm.
J&R Vacuum (223 E Main Ave) Monday-Friday 9:00 am-6:00 pm. Drop off at loading dock and call 258-5619 at time of delivery.
To have donations picked up, call Becky Matthews at 701-220-5271. To learn more about the Needs Nook, contact her at email@example.com or 701-220-5271.
COVID-19 BPS Fundraising
Donate to Student Cold-Weather Efforts BPS social workers have identified the need for snow boots, snow pants and water-repellent gloves for students in need. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help purchase these items, please go to https://www.bpsfoundation.com/donations/kidskicks/.
Donate to Family Assistance Fund The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) has established a COVID-19 BPS Family Assistance Fund. Those that wish to donate may do so through the foundation website or by mail. To donate online, go to https://www.bpsfoundation.com/donations/cv19bps-faf/. To donate by mail, send checks to the BPS Foundation at 806 N. Washington St., Bismarck, ND 58501 and write “COVID-19” in the memo line. Families seeking assistance are encouraged to reach out to their counselor or social worker who will connect them to established community resources as well as submit requests for funding needs that cannot be met within existing resources. The BPSF thanks those who have already reached out to volunteer and/or provide monetary donations to help those within our community who are struggling.
Donate to Student Feeding Efforts BPS has had many kind offers to help with student feeding. If you want to make a monetary donation to help feed students in need, go to www.bpsfoundation.com/meals.
Kindergarten Registration is open!
Fall kindergarten registration is now open for children who will be 5 years old on or before July 31. Go to www.bismarckschools.org/Page/3781 to get information to complete your child’s registration. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can visit any public elementary school to use one or stop by Central Registration at 806 N. Washington St., door #2. If you need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-323-4110. Students who attend BECEP can be registered for kindergarten at BECEP by March 12. NOTE: Parents who do not register any student, grades K-5, by August 1 may not be assured a spot in their neighborhood school due to lack of space, so register early!
Register for 6th grade summer band camp!
BPS summer band camp is for students entering 6th grade and will take place August 9-13 & 16-19 at Simle Middle School, 1218 Simle Dr. Choose the morning (9-11:30 am) or afternoon session (12:30-3 pm). Reminders about the camp will be sent via email by the district. For up-to-date information, go to www.bismarckschools.org/Page/162. For questions, contact Fine Arts Secretary Nicole Fitzgerald at 323-4082.