Benefit for The Bend
Benefit for the Bend looks a little different this year. Instead of a night out, we will be hosting a night in "Bingo for the Bend." This fun Virtual Family Night will have something for the whole family! With Virtual Bingo, fun prizes, a Silent Auction, and much move, you definitely don't want to miss out! Mark your calendars for March 12th and keep an eye out for more information soon!

Grand Chief Families
We have been in contact with your children’s Grand Chiefs via email to connect them with your child(ren)s’ teachers regarding their reading opportunity within the classroom. Please check with your Grand Chiefs to make sure they take that opportunity if they are interested. They are welcome to contact me for questions!

Also, we are sending home in backpacks a Valentine’s gift kit for your Grand Chiefs. The kids can color in the Valentine and y’all can package the Valentine and candy in the provided bag for you to give to your Grand Chiefs for Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, the dish cloth gift didn’t work out well, and we will put your child's art in the gift bag for their Grand Chief. Let Patricia Craft know if there are any questions or concerns - or 205-276-8878. Thanks for your help!

CBS Carnival!!! It is happening!!
Mark your calendars for May14th to be an amazing day at The Bend! Carnival is happening and its going to be SO VERY NORMAL!! And by normal, we mean the new normal. This Wednesday the theme entry sheets will be coming home in your child(ren)'s red folder and will be due back on February 10th. Remember, the kids vote, not us, so hold yourself back from filling in your top entries. I bet our Chiefs will come up with some incredibly cool ideas!

Those serving on the committee, a few approved substitute teachers, and some of the staff will be staffing it this year. So, GET READY because I bet this tradition will be EPIC this year and we are SO GRATEFUL it is happening!!

Volunteer to Serve
Ready to make up for lost time and give your all to the people that matter most in your life? ME TOO!! And that is why PTO is for everyone! The 2021-22 school year is certainly your opportunity to go ALL out! Tell us what you are interested in helping with and we’ll get you all set up with a committee. We will find a way to connect you in a meaningful way with The Bend! Any commitment is one that is valued and rewarding. Click HERE to sign up!


Mercedes Kids Marathon
The Mercedes Kids Marathon for Kindergarten through 5th graders will be held on February 20, 2021. We hope your child(ren) will participate!

Do you have an incoming Kindergartener for next year?

Do you have an incoming Kindergartener for next year? Help us prep and plan for their arrival by clicking here! While we won't be hosting official CBS playdates, we will send helpful updates and information to our parents and allow for our incoming class to begin communicating with each other informally. And if you know of any other CBS families with incoming Kindergarteners, please share this form and help us spread the word so that we can begin "getting to know' them! it's going to be a fabulous 2021!

Substitute teaching opportunity

School starting in the fall is always exciting! We anticipate a shortage in substitute teachers and aides this school year. If you would like to join the MBS team as a substitute teacher, please contact Mary Ellen Janik at Kelly Services at You will need to complete an application for Kelly, go through their training process, and have a background check. Mary Ellen will be able to explain all the details.

You can substitute on the days that are convenient for you at the school of your choice. Come one, come all, we need you! Substitute teachers serve in a critical capacity. We only want the best for Mountain Brook students! Any questions, please contact Dr. Susan Cole, Director of Personnel, at 205-871-4608.

The PTO would like to THANK...

Renee Pierce, Grade Level Art for BFTB

The Entire BFTB Committee

Jessica Schniper and Jessica Dolly--Teacher Appreciation Week

So many ways to support our school

  •  Learn more about our 2020-2021 Chief Sponsor campaign here.  Please contact Grace Kipp if you would like more information. 

  • Grandparents and other special friends can support our school and we will hold a special event to recognize them.  Please contact Patricia Craft if you would like to get more information.

  • Download Planet Fundraiser in the App Store/ Google Store OR text the word “RAISE” to 444-999.Once you have the app on your device, select our school in the “Campaign” menu. 

  • No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the Box Tops app, then simply scan your receipts. The app will automatically credit our school. For those of you that have box tops to turn in, we can still submit them! 

  • Become a Publix Partner! Participating is easy. Simply sign up for Club Publix, click Publix Partners, and select our school. Then enter your phone number or use pay with the Publix app every time you check out. Cherokee Bend Elementary School will earn cash back from your purchase.