Pancakes with Santa

Please join us in a new holiday tradition for Buckeye Valley West as we have “Pancakes with Santa!” 

When: December 15th, 8:00 – 11:30 AM
Where: Scioto Township Firehall, 3737 Ostrander Rd, Ostrander, OH
Cost: $6 per person ($3 for 3 and under)*
All you can eat pancakes, sausage, and a variety of beverages.

*If you are a Buckeye Valley West family who would like to attend the event but it would be a financial burden to do so, please click here to request confidential assistance.



Spirit Wear is Here!!

Get your spirit wear before December 5th!  Here is the link:



Thank you! Thank you!

The Rivalry Direct Donation Campaign…..



Thank You! Mumkin Sale Successful!

Thanks to the hard work of students and parents, Mumkin sales brought in just a hair shy of $8000 profit.  This money goes to help support the students and teachers of BVW.  Mumkin pick up will be Thursday, October 11th from 3:00 – 6:30.




All of the students should have received their MUMKIN order packet on Friday, 8/31.  These are due back on 9/14.  These yearly favorites are still as cute as ever!  An added bonus is that they can be ordered online as well, this year.  You just need to log into and click on “Online Shopping.”  Your child’s code can be found on the envelope/packet.  Thanks everyone for helping the PTO support our students and teachers!


PTO Meeting Dates for 2018!

PTO Meetings are a great way to get involved in your child’s school. These gatherings include updates from the PTO Board and Principal. By attending, you get the inside track of what’s happening in our school, our district and community. You will have a chance to ask questions and participate in discussions. We encourage you to attend.

Your voice matters. Your opinion counts.


 PTO Meeting Schedule for the remainder of 2018

(Meetings will be on the following dates and last approximately one and half hours.)

September 12th @ 4:00 pm – BVW Library 

October 16th @ 6:30 pm – Tavern 42 

November 13th @ 4:00 pm — BVW Library 




Open House!!

Open House is Wednesday, August 15th, from 6 – 7 pm.  See everyone there!


Have a Great Summer!

The Buckeye Valley West PTO would like to thank you for a great year as we worked to support our children and staff.  It’s with your help that we were able to provide so much for them!  See you again in August.


Field Day/Super Games

BVW FIELD DAY Super Games will be at BVW Tuesday May 22nd from 9:00 – 3:00 for FIELD DAY!!! Students will enjoy at least 2 hours of jumping, obstacles, games, dancing & treats!

We need volunteers on May 22nd, plus donations in advance. Please register using the following Sign-Up Genius link:

We will provide water and popsicles, plus Kona Ice will be available for purchase! Only their small size will be available due to timing. Purchases must be made in advance. You can purchase Kona Ice on our website at for $3.30 until noon Monday May 21st. (The extra $.30 covers PayPal fees). Or, your child can bring $3 cash or check along with the following form to school by Monday May 21st.


Welcome New Officers

Please join us in Welcoming New Officers for our 2018/19 School Year!

Elizabeth Wead Knackstedt Co-President
Katie Bond Co-Treasurer
Amanda Bird Co-Communications
Nicole Tackett Co-Communications
and returning Officers, Kim Eggert Co-President, Steph Cepec Vice President, Ann Dudte Co-Treasurer and Emma McComis Secretary.

We look forward to working together to bring about an exciting year for our students next year. As always thank you for your support, we couldn’t do it without you!!


Spring Carnival


This year the annual carnival will be held on Friday, May 18th. For those of you new to BVW, every year the PTO hosts a carnival at the end of the school year. This includes food, games, and fun for the entire family!

For the 2018 BVW Carnival we plan to have:
JGumbos, Kona Ice, The Dunk Tank, Silent Auction, Face Painting, Bake Sale, Prize Room, outside games (weather permitting), Vendor Room, New Games- Parents, we welcome you to create your own fun game! (Pinterest is a
great place for ideas!)

*If you have a game idea please contact Lisa Krichbaum
[email protected]

The BVW PTO appreciates any help from parents to help make this event successful, fun and memorable for the students. As the date approaches please
keep in mind that we need volunteers for the following areas:
• Game workers (Fun for middle or high school students!)
• Game set up and take down
• Face Painters
• Bake sale items/workers
• Silent auction baskets
• Vendors for the vendor room/Sponsors
• Prize room Volunteers

**To volunteer or sign up to be part of the carnival committee,
please use the Sign-up-Genius link…

Thank you,
The BVW Staff and PTO


My Coke Rewards


Amazon Shopping Rewards

We are excited to announce a new Amazon link that will give a higher “kickback” to Buckeye Valley West PTO.  The link below should be used to REPLACE the Amazon Smile link.  This new link provides earnings of 4 – 8%, whereas the previous link was only providing a reward of only 0.5%.  Please replace your old bookmark with this new one and remember to link through it when you do your Christmas shopping!!  Thanks so much for your help in trying to bring in as much money possible to help support our school!


Spirit Wear Store

Show your School Spirit by purchasing BV Wear-

We partnered with a local company to provide a variety of options for children and adults. Many selections and sizes to chose from. Prices ranging from $13 to $27.

On-line sales only. Available for purchase throughout the entire school year! Feel free to share with others. 20% of all sales donated to BVW PTO.

Thank you for your support!!

Order here:
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Welcome Brochure


Welcome New & Returning BVW Families! The BVW PTO would like to take this opportunity to introduce our organization and share our plans for the 2017/18 school year.

To provide a structured means of promoting good communication between the home, school, parents and community for the education and welfare of Buckeye Valley West students.

If you missed Open House or were not able to stop by our table to pick up a Welcome Brochure, a pdf version is available here, or you can pick one up in the office.

Our Welcome Brochure covers:
– Commonly Asked Questions/Answers
– PTO Meeting Schedule
– Volunteer Opportunities
– Schedule of Events & Fundraisers
– How to Stay Informed
– Helpful Links

Looking forward to an exciting year! Thank you for your support!!



2017/18 BVW PTO VOLUNTEER REQUESTS!/showSignUp/8050a4bafac2da31-1718/15101909

As we all know, it takes a village!  Please consider committing to help your BVW PTO during the 2017/18 school year.  This Sign-up Genius includes opportunities to lead/chair various fundraisers and events throughout the school year.  PTO Board members and past chairs will certainly be there to help along the way, but we’d love to see more parents taking the lead! Thanks in advance!



Box Tops

Clip and Save your Box Tops

It’s an simple way to earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10 cents.

  It adds up, last year we collected nearly $2,000!

Paste them to your child’s collection sheets and turn back in. If you need more click below:

      Box Top Collection Sheet 1

      Box Top Collection Sheet 2

      Box Top Collection Sheet 3