Welcome to 2018-19 School Year!

UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                                                                           

BFHE 2019-20 School Supply Online Sale!  Now through June 14th, save time and money on school supply shopping with our online sale. PLUS, ordering school supplies helps to support our school!  All supplies are delivered and waiting in your child’s classroom in time for meet and greet in August. Use the school code BLA192 when ordering and make sure you select NEXT YEAR'S GRADE LEVEL. Click here for a flyer and Click here to order


BFHE Legacy Bricks!  Become a permanent part of BFHE by purchasing an engraved brick for the main entry walkway. Purchasing a brick is an easy way to show your support for our school, and it makes a great gift for your graduating 5th grader or Kindergartener! Order online here by May 31st!

NEW!  We now have BFHE Decals available in the front office for $6 each.  If you'd like to purchase one, please stop by the office with cash or check. They look great on water bottles, laptops, car windows, etc. 

    


DAIRY QUEEN COMMUNITY NIGHT!  Celebrate the end of the school year with PTCO and BFHE at Dairy Queen/Orange Julius on Thursday, May 30th from 5-8pmClick here for a flyer.  Don't forget to mention you're with BFHE when ordering.  We hope to see you there!

Do you have BFHE spirit wear for spirit days?!  Don't miss out. Click here to order today!! 


IMPORTANT SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                                               


Got The Black Forest Hills App? 
For parents, this app will keep you up to date with all the happenings of the school! ​ You'll have easy access to school calendars, news, staff directories, a student absence form, and more!  When you install the app, be sure to say yes when it asks to allow push notifications.  This will enable you to get notifications that will pop up on your home screen.

Click here to download.




Marker Recycling
BFHE is now recycling markers, any brand.  If you have any you wish to recycle, please put them in the bin (marked "recycle markers") in the front hallway located next to the PTCO board.

School Accountability Committee (SAC)
The work our School Accountability Committee does during its monthly meetings supports the school and assists our principal in making important decisions that directly impact our school and our students!  Click here to learn more.  

Please click here if you would like to visit the Black Forest Hills Elementary School home page.  The Black Forest Hills Elementary home page is regularly updated with important school announcements and houses information such as the parent-student handbook and the transitional school calendar.  


CURRENT VOLUNTEER AND FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES                                                                    

BFHE WATCH D.O.G.S. 
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement program that works to support education and safety.  

Legacy Bricks
Become a permanent part of Black Forest Hills Elementary School by purchasing an engraved brick for the main entry walkway.  Bricks can be engraved with your family name, a student's name and graduation year, or a favorite quote - just to name a few ideas.  Bricks come in two sizes.  The cost for the 4"x8" brick is $60 and the cost for the 8"x8" brick is $100.  Donations for engraved bricks are tax deductible.  Click here to learn more or to order your brick today!

King Soopers Reloadable Cards!

Here's how they work:

~Purchase a card for $5 from Sarah Welt at the Front Office.  The card costs $5 because it already comes loaded with $5.

~Before checking out at King Soopers, ask the cashier to load additional funds onto your card.  You may use any credit card you normally pay with to load your King Soopers card.

~After your card is loaded, the cashier will scan your groceries, and you will pay with your loaded gift card.

The school earns $5 for every $100 you load onto your card!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sarah Welt at Hospitality@bfhebfheptco.org.

**Just a reminder... your King Soopers Reloadable Card may expire after one year of inactivity.

Amazon Smile
Here's a quick and easy way to help support BFHE!  When shopping on Amazon go to smile.amazon.com and select Black Forest Hills Elementary as your charitable organization!  You DO NOT have to create a new account with Amazon - you can use your existing account.  The first time you visit smile.amazon.com you will be asked to pick your charitable organization.  The school earns money with every purchase made on Smile!

Box Tops
Please keep bringing in your Box Tops as the school collects them all year long. Place them in a ziplock bag with your child's name and their teacher's name written on it. Then turn in your Box Tops to the appropriate bins, which are located near the front entrance. The next batch will be counted in OCTOBER.

Longmont Dairy Caps

You can turn in your Longmont Dairy caps at school!  The next batch will be submitted in the 2019-20 School year.  There is a box near the front office.  Thank you!

Read More on "Ways to Give" page...

BFH CLUBS/EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES                                                                            

Integrated Arts Website
Check out the Integrated Arts website, located at BFHArts.org.  Details for many of the clubs and activities that are offered at the school can be found there under the tabs for Music, PE, Art, and STEM. 


THANKS FOR SUPPORTING THE PTCO!                                                                                                                    

Thanks in advance for your support of all of the PTCO programs and events this year!  The money we raise is used for technology, classrooms, school programming, integrated arts, SPED, and other school-related items.  Your contributions are vital to our students' success and are greatly appreciated!

This school year (2018-19), the PTCO was able to raise close to $100,000!  With these funds, the school was able to make the following purchases:

~A Tractor with snow plow
~Additional Furniture for our NEW Innovation Spaces
~TWO new Water Bottle Dispensers for our Students
~New Computers for our Teachers
~Professional development for Teachers

~Many other various school expenditures (including specials equipment, school programming supplies, books and bookshelves, etc).



Distribution of PTCO Funds Raised 2018-19
Technology/Media: (30%)
School Programming: (25%)
Classrooms: (20%)
Integrated Arts: (15%)
SPED: (10%)
Principal's Priorities: (nominal%)





The BFHE PTCO had originally planned to allocate proceeds from this year’s spring fundraisers as it did last year, with funds going to technology & media (30%), school programming (25%), classrooms (20%), integrated arts (15%), SPED (10%), and principal’s priorities (nominal). A significant portion of this year’s spring proceeds will be saved to go towards projected updates to our school playground. We plan to return to a similar allocation of funds in the 2019/20 school year as we have had in previous years. We want to thank all the community donors who are helping us to make our school be the best it can be.



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