Welcome to the BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters! We appreciate your interest in joining. Boosters has an annual membership fee because Boosters does a lot to support the students, teachers and staff of BASIS Scottsdale Primary and that support requires funding. 100% of your membership fee is used to aid BASIS Scottsdale Primary in various  ways such as:  

Running the Lunch Program  
Spirit Wear
Sponsoring social events
Parent Mixers
School Carnival  
Teacher Appreciation Lunches
Financial Support for the Graduation Ceremony
Purchase of supplies for the classrooms of every department
Assists with the funding for equipment purchases for the school’s athletic and arts programs
Teacher Appreciation Monthly lunches 

Membership does not require volunteering your time, but we sure appreciate it. See the Volunteer Opportunities tab for more information.
Purchase your 2016/2017 Membership here:
Step 1: Fill out form !
Step 2: Pay online!     

In just the past year, BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters has purchased the following supplies and sponsored the following social events for the school:   

– Raz Kids Reading Program
– Hats and Costumes for the Drama Department
– Holiday gifts to all teachers and staff
– Nearly $1,000 in gift cards for all Teachers and staff
– Tenting, chairs, stage, refreshments for the Graduation Ceremony
– Boo Bash
– Gym equipment (Athletic Department)
– Lunch Program Supplies
– Teacher Appreciation week, door decorating
– Pancake Breakfast
– Valentine Treats

– Meet ups      

These are just a few ways that Boosters directly uses your membership fees to help BASIS Scottsdale Primary students, teachers and staff and remember you have voting privileges at our general meetings!!
Working Together, We Can Make a Difference!

We Need Your Help – Please Volunteer with BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters!


The BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters needs many volunteers in a variety of positions from student and parent activities to lunches and fundraising.


Please click here to check out our volunteer spots immediately available:


BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters Volunteer Descriptions:

Carpool / Transportation Committee – Oversees the student valet service and coordinate the parent carpool program.

Community Building – Coordinate events celebrating our parents such as first day of school parent social and hiking club, while partnering with our Fundraising committee with fee-based events

Facebook – Maintain grade-level Facebook groups

Fundraising – Talk to local businesses (or consider involving your own business!) about the great things happening at BASIS Scottsdale Primary and invite them make a donation, place an ad in our newsletter, website or both. Boxtop program, Dinner Nights, Store Programs, Silent Auction / Gala, and other events.

Lunch– Explore various options for the student lunch program

Lunch Chair: Desiree Siino

Membership – Member Dues: Responsible for managing members who have paid dues and noting them as Members in the directory. Directory: Responsible for creating the student parent directory, overseeing any directory advertisements and coordinating the distribution and sales of the directory in the fall. Google Docs or Microsoft Office skills a plus!

Spirit Wear – Partners with the BASIS branding team to create fun t-shirts, car decals, labeled pencils, and other fun items to show off our school spirit.

Student Activities – Coordinate events celebrating our students while partnering with our Fundraising committee and BASIS Scottsdale Primary School. Welcome Back to School Party, Dance/Party, Team/Club (led by School), Student Appreciation, Student Movie Night.

Teacher Appreciation – Coordinate events to make our teachers and staff feel special by planning staff lunches, keeping the staff lounge stocked with goodies, and planning other events and gifts to let them know we care.

Website / Communication / Marketing  – Working closely with the board, this committee is responsible for producing newsletters, maintaining the website and posting announcements on the public Boosters Facebook page. WordPress experience needed for website maintenance.


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Meet the 2016/17 Executive Board!


Chair/President – Meenakshi Makkar

I served as Vice-Chair for the BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters Club for school year 2015-16.

I am a CPA practicing in Phoenix office of a national firm.  I have been on various committees with boosters clubs at my kids’ schools helping with fundraising and social events planning. I have been involved with the BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters club from the day one!  My experience with the boosters club in last year will help us do things more efficiently and make them better in coming year.

 Vice – Chair/President- Sarah Superfon

Sarah Superfon, has both a kindergartener and a first grader continuing on at Basis Scottsdale Primary next year.  As Board Secretary of Basis Scottsdale Primary Boosters she has been extremely involved with fundraising, the IRS and legal filings for the State. Sarah was responsible for the amendment of the articles of incorporation which provided the the approval for the Boosters to be deemed a 501 (C) (3) in December.   Sarah will be fundraising for Basis this year and have signed onto multiple committees to volunteer.



Recording Secretary – Monabeth Kappeler

Monabeth Kappeler is a nurse by trade and has worked primarily with the pediatric clientele.  Monabeth believes in service in all aspects of her life and volunteers much of her free time. Not only in her church but in her community as well- she started her community’s Neighborhood Watch in 2013. However, her biggest and favorite area of service has been raising her very own Basis Bull Pup- who is her pride and joy. It would be an honor for Monabeth to help serve in BSP Boosters as the Recording Secretary.



Treasurer – Michele Stanek

Michelle was an active member in her son’s preschool for three years, including one year as the Special Event Coordinator. She is proficient in using Quicken and Excel, as well as Microsoft Word. Michelle currently has a son who is in kindergarten at Basis Scottsdale Primary and is looking forward to next year as he enters the first grade there. Michelle is passionate about her family and education, and is looking forward to sharing this with the students and families of Basis Scottsdale Primary.



Birthday Book Club

CELEBRATE  your child’s birthday and fill BSP shelves with books!

BSP Boosters Club is excited to partner with the school to make sure our kids have access to a wide variety of books in our school library with the launch of our Birthday Book Club program!    Order Here:

By donating a book through the Birthday Book Club, you will support our school library, give the gift of reading to all the children in our school, and create a lifetime memory for your child.

•Books will be pre-selected by experienced teachers based on general interest and needs of the children. Your child will have the opportunity to pick a new book from these pre-selected books.

•A sticker will be put inside the book cover, honoring your child with his/her name, birth date, class and year of donation. Your child’s Humanities teacher will recognize all kids for donating a book for the Birthday Book Club. Kinder kids will be recognized on the day of their birthday and 1-4 graders will be recognized once a month.

•Your child will have the honor of being the first one to check out this book before it is made available to other kids.

•Finally, your child’s name will be recognized in Boosters Club’s Monthly Newsletter!

Birthday Book Club Deadline

Anytime before the last day of the month prior to your child’s birthday. So, for all October 2015 birthdays, the deadline is September 30th. Please be sure and participate by the deadline so your child’s name gets published in the monthly newsletter!

How To Participate in the Birthday Book Club

1 To join the Birthday Book Club, just make a $20 donation to the BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters Club to buy a book for school library in honor of your child’s birthday!

2 Just complete the form below or click here for the Birthday Book Club Form and you will be taken to options for payment (check and credit cards are accepted!)

3 Please contact Meenakshi Makkar at if you have any questions.

School Supply List..Shopping made easy!

BASIS Scottsdale Primary Boosters Club is excited to announce that we have partnered with EPI to make your school supply shopping easier!  Go to and enter our school ID: BAS023 to order all your supplies online!


EPI will bundle and ship supplies directly to your house for a flat fee of $15.95 per order. You can save even more on shipping by ordering multiple packs for siblings or friends in one order.


Not only will ordering through EPI save you time, money and hassle, your purchase also supports the Boosters Club! We use the funds we raise through your purchases to fund our Student Activities and other exciting programs for your children!


Summer is fading fast! With less than 5 weeks left before school starts, your last few weeks should be spent lounging by the pool, having family field trips, and making memories – not rummaging through bins, wandering the aisles, and waiting in long lines to buy school supplies. Visit and enter our school ID: BAS023 to order.


Hurry! Orders must be placed by July 25th to be received in time for the first day of school.


**These bundles include the complete list of suggested items for each grade level, however some individual teachers may request additional materials specific to their class.


Thank you for supporting your Boosters Club!




Bull-pup Lunch Round up


Basis would love to see the Boosters begin the lunch program the first week of school however, we need several volunteers each day to meet this hefty task.

TIME & TALENT:  email for a Lunch Program volunteer shift to assist with distributing and serving lunches. It’s a great way to get on to an otherwise “closed campus!”

There are over 1,000 BASIS Scottsdale Primary parents/ guardians, and there are only 180 days of school! We are challenging every BASIS family to sign up to volunteer for at least one lunch shift just one time during each semester. While we need multiple volunteers for each day, if every adult member of each BASIS household commits to just one shift – one time per semester, we can be sure to provide this lunch program all year.  The lunch program will be one of the largest fundraisers this year.


Signup here:

TREASURES: Donate one or more of the following lunchroom supplies; Please drop off at the Boosters table on August 3rd and 4th at meet the teachers:

  • Clorox Wipes
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Plastic Food Service Gloves (latex free)
  • Plastic Plates
  • Water Bottles