Welcome! How to Navigate Konstella (Instructions to join PTO, Volunteer, Change Notifications and more)
Wed, Aug 12 10:22pm

The BCMS community is becoming more active with lots of events, messages, initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and activities. To help keep everyone informed in the most effective way possible, the BCMS PTO is now utilizing a new communications platform called Konstella. This system will allow the PTO to reach the school community digitally and on the go. The system has many features which we hope that you will take advantage of, such as:

  • Committee signups
  • Volunteer signups
  • Calendars
  • Parent Groups
  • Announcements
  • Ticket purchases

 

We hope that this new system will help ease the amount of paper used at school and streamline the number of emails you receive about BCMS events and initiatives and be a one-stop information shop.  We look forward to keeping you informed and helping our community grow!



Download the Konstella app for easy access on your mobile devices

 

Join a Room

Place your child in his/her grade level "classroom" so that you are kept in the grade-specific communication loop. 

Web:  Click your name in the top left corner.  Click "Your Children" to add/modify your children.

Mobile App:  Click the Settings icon in the top left corner.  Click "Your Children".

 

Join PTO! 

Web and Mobile App: Click the orange “Buy” button in your feed under PTO Membership 2020-2021, OR Press “More” and then “Sales”.

Click “Select” for the member level you want, Quantity “1”, then Save/Select, Click “Place Order” (you may have to scroll) and input your credit card information. 

 

Volunteer!- Join a Committee

We have many needs throughout the year. At this point, please add your name to the Committees you are interested in helping with, and those Chairs will publish specific signup sheets for you that you can find later under More- Signups

Web: Click the green "Committees" link on the left-hand menu to browse the committees. Click on a committee and sign up or remove yourself.

Mobile App: Click the "Directory" tab at the bottom.  Click "Browse Committees” to browse and sign up for the committees.

  

Send a Message to a Group

Web: The left-hand menu shows all the groups you are in.  Click the group, type in the text area to post a message.  Or, click the + sign right next to “Private Messages” to create a new group.

Mobile App: The "Messages" tab at the bottom shows all the groups you are in. Click any group to send messages.   Or, click the + sign at the top right corner to create a new private group.

 

Send a Message to an Individual or Individuals

Web: Click the "+" sign right next to the "Messages" label on the left-hand menu.

Mobile App: On the “Messages” tab, click the "+" at the top right corner.  Choose "Send a Private Message".

 

Summary of the Mobile App Navigation

School Tab: Shows the announcements, events, and sign-ups in your school and classrooms.

Messages Tab: Shows the groups you are in and the messages in the groups.

Directory Tab: Allows you to look up parents, browse committees (iPhone), and Social Groups.

Settings Icon in the top left corner: for account settings.

 

 Notification settings

If you would like to change the frequency or number of notifications you receive about activity and messages from our Konstella community, you can select whether to receive notifications

  • immediately by app notification, email, or both
  • limit to a daily digest email of all activity, or
  • none if you'd prefer to only see what's new when you choose to go to the app/site

If you'd like to change your preferences:

Mobile App:

Tap the "Settings" (gear) icon in the upper left

Tap "Notifications"

Tap each category to set frequency

 

Web:

Click your name at the top of the left menu bar

Click "Account Settings"

Click "Notifications" 

Select the frequency for each category's drop down box