Parent Faculty Organization

PFO Officers

President: Veronica Best
Vice President: Catherine Hood
Secretary: Elaine Johnson
Treasurer: Mylinda Smith

You can contact us at

bes.pfo@lumpkinschools.com

Q: What is the purpose of PFO?
A: The purpose of the Blackburn PFO is to support a sense of community among the students, faculty and parents of BES. We also aid the students by providing support for their educational and recreational needs. PFO also tries to enhance the school programs through monetary support and volunteer efforts. Our team is made entirely of volunteers.

Q: How can I help?
A: You can help by joining the PFO and paying the membership fee. Your membership fee stays here at Blackburn and will directly help our students at BES. You can participate with our fundraisers when possible. 

Q: What if I can’t help financially?
A: If you are not able to help financially, you can donate your time. Time is very valuable and since the PFO is all volunteer work we can always use some help. Just let us know how to get in touch with you. When we have an activity for volunteers, we will contact you and see if you are available. 

Q: What do I get by joining PFO?
A: Your membership is a show of support and it entitles you to vote in the PFO Board election in the spring. You also get to select a free BES item from our PFO store. 

Q: What are some activities that PFO does?

A: Fundraisers such as: Box Tops, Fall Festival, Restaurant Nights, Art to Remember, Hat Day, Valentine’s Day Sale, and Spirit Merchandise. Other activities include: Bear Jamboree, D.A.R.E graduation celebration for 5th graders, and we support individual classrooms.

Help Support our children and staff at Blackburn Elementary School

* Hat Day is the last Friday of each month. Bring $0.50 and you get to wear your hat.

* Zaxby’s School Spirit Night is the 4th Tuesday of each month (unless we are out of school).

*Papa John’s night is the 3rd Tuesday of each month (unless we are out of school).  Code is BBE50.

* We have monthly PFO meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month (unless we are out of school that day). We will not have a meeting in the months of January and April.  The first meeting is September 20, 2018.

We look forward to getting to know and working with the parents and faculty of BES. Let’s support our students and faculty to make 2017-2018 a great school year!