I Teach Because...

Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.

PTO Open Position

Blue Mountain PTO is looking to fill the following positions:
Vice President of Communications - Oversee all communication from the BMES PTO to the BMES school community, create and update (as necessary) parent email distribution lists and act as the primary channel for email communication to parents, and communicate with BMES staff on a weekly basis regarding PTO contributions to the Weekly Update.

Financial Literacy Summer Camps

Jr. Money Matters Camp: for students entering 3rd and 4th grade
June 20-24, 2016; 8:30am – 4:30pm
Students explore fun and relevant things about money, banking and the world of work, while learning important basic financial skills.  On the last day, students will get to work in a business and run their very own life-like town.
Young Ameritowne Camp: for students entering 5th and 6th grade
June 27-July 1, 2016; 8:30am – 4:30pm

Cardboard Carnival

Parents may start sending donated materials in on Monday, April 11th

No Aluminum, No Glass, Wash Out Items (if applicable) and Flatten Cardboard

What We Need:

  • Cardboard boxes (flattened; all sizes and shapes)

  • Cardboard tubes (paper towel, toilet paper, etc)

  • Egg cartons

Summer Super STEM Camps

Winner of Longmont science fair finds that playing video games just before bedtime prevents sleep

The winner of the grand prize at an elementary school science fair discovered that, while video games immediately before bedtime can be detrimental to sleep patterns, ceasing to play an hour before going to bed can be as good as not playing at all.

SCHS Mardi Gras

The SCHS Education Foundation raises money for our students, classrooms, teachers, and for the benefit of our future Raptors. One of the ways they do this is by having a yearly online silent auction.  There is NO FEE to browse or bid on almost 200 LOCAL businesses that are offering Gift Cards to NUMEROUS restaurants, Gift Cards to businesses, product such as Otterbox, IPL or Microneedling, Hot Air Balloon Rides for 1, 2, or 4 people, Teeth Whitening, Fitness, Automobile Care, etc.

Exercise and the Brain

Parents and Guardians,

The specialist team (Art, PE, and MESA) had the opportunity to take a book study this fall called SPARK written by John Ratey.  It is an excellent book with some incredible information.  This book focuses on the importance of exercise and how it enhances brain functions.  While reading this book, we decided to work collaboratively on a unit that centered around the amazing concept of how exercise positively influences our brains.  

Incoming Kindergarten Parent Meeting

We will be having an information meeting for incoming kindergarten parents on Wednesday, December 2nd from 5:30-6:30pm in the gym.  There will be an overview of Blue Mountain's instructional programming, kindergarten content, expectations and registration information.  We hope to see you there!

Lynx To Movement - October Results

We have completed the first month of our new Lynx to Movement program.  We would like to congratulate Mrs. Glasgow's 5th grade class on being the class winner for October.  They had 75% participation!! AWESOME JOB!  We also chose one student from K-2nd and one student from 3rd-5th who had highest participation and those winners were: Matthew Scogin - 2nd grade (Hayles/Fischer) and Spencer Giles - 4th (Hampton).  Thank you to everyone who participates in this awesome program!