Vision and Hearing is over, and it was a success! I had 3 parent volunteers each day! Thanks to the parents that helped make it a sucess. It was great getting to know you all. A special "thank you" to the PTO for providing lunch on Monday, it was fantastic! We also had 7 nursing students from Denver join us as a part of their pediatric rotation, which helped everything run smoothly. I'm so proud of our students, the visiting helpers said they couldn't believe how well behaved and good mannered they all were. A pat on the back to a
Please join us this Thursday for our annual Grade Level Curriculum Night and Parent Update meeting, from 5:30 -6:30 p.m.! This year we are adding a technology demonstration showcasing some of our new learning tools. This is a great way for parents to connect with their child's teachers and learn about what's new at the school this year.
We would like to remind all parents of the importance of following safety guidelines in the parking lot and Hug and Go Lane. (found in the Family Guidebook) This week alone I have witnessed cars speeding, agresssive driving, cars left unattended in the Hug and Go Lane, cars parked in the childcare bus spots (blue curb), and children exiting cars on the driver's side which puts them right in the path of oncoming cars!
We are having a great week! Students are fully engaged in meaningful work and are excited about learning!
Our PTO is sponsoring another Spirit Night TONIGHT (Thursday) at the Dairy Queen on the corner of Hover and Ken Pratt, by Sports Authority. A portion of what you spend comes back to the PTO to support programming for all students! What a great deal - have a treat AND support your school at the same time! Be sure to mention Blue Mountain when you place your order.
It's time to order your Blue Mountain spirit gear! Please look at the attached flyer for details. All orders may be placed online using the link and code provided on the flyer or just follow the link below:
We know that the cost of certain medications can be challenging on the pocketbook. We have located a great source for Co-Pay assitance for those needing an Epi-Pen. You can click on the link below for more information.
Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress.
Are you smarter than a 5th grader at BMES? How about a 4th grader?Can you solve this problem is 4 minutes?
Sample Math Olympiad problem: Dana has some trading cards. She divides her cards into 5 equal groups with none left over. She then divides one of the groups into 4 piles of 3 cards each and has 2 cards left over. How many cards does she have in all? (the solution is at the bottom of the Weekly Update).
Brain-based research tells us that physical activity promotes emotional and social health, while increasing memory, concentration and processing speeds. Movement also boosts academic achievement and reduces behavior and discipline issues. On the flip side, too much sitting causes strain on the spinal column, fatigue, restlessness and lowered concentration.