Dedicated to serving our schools and students.
Who we are.
We are an organization made up of dedicated parents serving our school and children’s needs for a better educational experience. The Bennett Valley Alliance of Parents and Teachers (BVAPT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose purpose is to enhance the education of Bennett Valley students and to build community.
All parents and teachers are automatically members. There is no cost to join. Members are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings. The Board of Directors is the voting body that works in collaboration with the superintendent, principals, faculty, staff, and parents. The teachers and administration of the Bennett Valley Union School District are wonderful partners collaborating with the parents for a fully supported team.
Join us! We meet the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm in the district office located by the teachers parking lot on the Yulupa campus.
What we fund.
We raise money through fundraising events such as the annual walk-a-thon,
book fairs, gift wrap sales, and more. These contributions fund programs
and services which benefit every student and teacher at our schools.
Teacher & Principal Stipends
Field Trips & School Assemblies
Computers & Technology
Staff Appreciation Events
Student Planners & Friday Folders
Strawberry’s Basketball Program
Sensory Tools & Supplies
And much, much more!
We need you!
BVAPT is an Alliance between Parents and Teachers in the Bennett Valley
Union School District. We like each other a lot so we decided to form
an organization to make our school awesome!
We want you to join us! We meet the second Tuesday of every month
from 6:30-8:00pm in the district office located by the teachers parking lot on
the Yulupa campus.
Since BVAPT is a group run by volunteers, we need people just like YOU!
There are many short and long term opportunities to help. You are welcome
to join us. We look forward to meeting you!
A big high five for you for even considering this! You’ve taken a step in the
right direction. There are several ways you can volunteer.
Frequently asked questions.
What is BVAPT?
BVAPT is an Alliance between Parents and Teachers in the Bennett Valley Union School District. We like each other a lot so we decided to form a club to make our school great!
How do I volunteer?
Thank you for even considering this! There are several ways you can volunteer:
- Come to our events and help (keep your eye out for Sign Up Genius emails)
- Contribute behind the scenesBecome a Board Member! Find out what positions are open.
- Email us and let us know you are excited and are ready to jump in!
How much time does volunteering involve?
As much as you are willing to give. It can be as small as making copies for the book fair or as big as helping serve at one of the food booths at an event. If you really want to join the action, become a member. Positions are available!
Do I need to be a board member to participate?
Absolutely not! We have small, one-time tasks or more involved needs. You can also simply come a meeting and observe or provide input.
When I have questions, who do we ask?
Simply email us!
How do I become a member?
All BVUSD parents and teachers are automatically members. There is no cost to join.
How is BVAPT different from BVEF?
Bennett Valley Alliance of Parents and Teachers (BVAPT) and Bennett Valley Education Fund (BVEF) are two non profit organizations that support the Bennett Valley Union School District’s two schools: Yulupa Elementary and Strawberry Elementary. While BVEF focuses their efforts towards providing arts and sciences to the district, BVAPT focuses their efforts towards supporting the teachers and the educational curriculum. These are accomplished through providing additional funds for the library, the teachers allowances, aiding student funds for field trips, school supplies, reading incentive programs and many other programs. We provide these through fundraising and community building events.