10/23 - Bonds Career Center and GreerMade Fall Festival and Open House


Bonds Career Center is partnering with the Greer Chamber’s GreerMade program for a Fall Festival and Open House on Wednesday, October 23rd. The event is a way to highlight all the cool things students and businesses in Greer are making. Come check out the businesses in our community that have amazing career opportunities available for our best and brightest students…many of whom will pay for college for students who take advantage of their educational programs.

Enjoy a free hotdog bar, holiday shopping and live, interactive demonstrations at the family friendly event for the entire community.

Purchase Bonds GreerMade products, including home decor, seasonal gifts, stocking stuffers, and more.



  • SPONSORSHIPS - $100+ to participate or sponsor the event

Email Michelle Willis HERE or call 864-355-1093.

Fall After School Enrichment Programs

We will begin taking applications for Fall Enrichments on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 7:30 am. Pick up for enrichment programs will be in the Bus Loop each afternoon (near the gym).

Please visit the BVES Enrichments Website for all the details, copies of applications and more information.  If you are unable to print applications, there are copies in the front office. Applications will ONLY be accepted at the front entrance of the school.

  1. Students may only apply for 2 enrichment opportunities per student at this time. We will update the Enrichment site as courses fill. Check back for updates. Please note that the 2-enrichment limit is only for the fall enrichment opportunities. We will send information about the Winter/Spring enrichment opportunities in late October. 

  2. You must send payment with applications.  Checks are to be made payable to: Buena Vista Elementary. You must make a separate check for each application.

  3. Enrichment programs are offered on a first-come first-served basis and have a limited number of participants per course. We will only accept applications at the front entrance of the school. If you are normally a back-path walker, please plan to walk to the front entrance with your application.


NEW - Parent Backpack Application


The Parent Backpack is a new online application developed by the Greenville County Development Team to replace the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This central location allows you to view your child’s grades, attendance, and discipline incidents.

CLICK HERE for a training video on how to set up an account!

Then go to https://parents.gcsbackpack.com/ to signup and associate your child(ren) to your account.

After you have setup your account and requested your child(ren) be added to the account, you must verify your identity with your child’s school by bringing your ID to the BVE front office. Each parent may set up a separate Backpack account, but each parent must also come in to verify their identity with the office before your accounts can be activated. If you have multiple children at different schools, you must visit each school to verify your identity.

Get Your Yearbook Today!!



Order by October 31, 2019 to save $5! All orders must be received by February 14, 2020.
Don't miss out on the only way you are guaranteed a yearbook full of Buena Vista's 2019-20 school year adventures!

Order forms can be printed HERE. If you order by this method, a receipt will be sent home. Please make sure you receive this to know your order was processed.

** Please note when ordering, checks should be made payable to BVES PTA (NOT the school). **

Want to pay by credit card? No problem – order online HERE. Note that online orders will be charged $1.50 per book for tax.

Regardless of how you pay, you can buy as many yearbooks as you'd like at the same time (no separate checks or orders necessary)! We are looking forward to another great year, appreciate your support and welcome your pictures.



Volunteer Information- All Current and Interested Volunteers Please Read

It takes a village to raise a child and an entire community to make a school “Someplace Special.” Every year, the students of Buena Vista benefit from the strong tradition of parents, grandparents, and members of the community who are willing to give their time to support our programs and, most importantly, our children.

The Buena Vista PTA simply could not do all the amazing things it does without a lot of help. We have a place for every member of our school community whether you are a stay-at-home parent, a parent who works part-time or full-time outside the home, or even a grandparent who is retired. You can check out the Volunteers section of our website for an overview of some of those opportunities.

Last year, the Greenville County School District established new guidelines for volunteers. Anyone who wants to help out in any school in the county has to submit an application for either a Level 1 or a Level 2 volunteer clearance. Please visit our Volunteer Approval Process page for more information on how to get approval to volunteer in our schools.