Welcome to 2018-19 School Year!

UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                                                                           

Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who helped to make the 2018 Fun Run a success! 
Prize coupons were sent home on October 5th.  Please check your student(s)' backpacks.  More information on prizes can be found here.


        

 
Fall Box Tops Contest!
The PTCO collects box tops throughout the year.  Our first 
contest deadline is Monday, October 22nd (the day after Fall Break).  Please drop them off in the grade level bins in the hallway by the front office - make sure you label them with your child's name and homeroom teacher.  The class that collects the most will win a $100 gift card to spend on their classroom!

SAVE THE DATE: Storybook Ball AND Trunk or Treat - Friday, October 26th 5-7pm. 
Come dressed in your favorite non-scary costume and support our school!  Volunteers and donations are needed to help make this event fun for everyone - click here for linkContact Jenn Stearns with questions.

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 SEPTEMBER.

Longmont Dairy Caps

You can turn in your Longmont Dairy caps at school!  There is a box near the front office.  Thank you!

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!

Last year, the PTCO was able to raise over $100,000!  With these funds, the school was able to make the following purchases:

~The marquee in front of the school
~ A new electric piano
~120 iPads and covers
~Professional development for teachers
~Many other various school expenditures (including PE equipment, field day rentals, school programming supplies, books and bookshelves, etc)


Distribution of PTCO Funds Raised 2017-18
Technology/Media: (35%)
School Programming: (25%)
Classrooms: (25%)
Integrated Arts: (10%)
SPED: (3%)
Principal's Priorities: (2%)




New Furniture for BFHE Group Spaces
The BFHE PTCO is excited to announce that we will use funds raised this spring to purchase innovative furniture for the student group spaces that will be created over the summer.  These spaces, funded by the Innovation Grant that Black Forest Hills is receiving from the CCSD, are meant to facilitate group work and collaboration among students, and the furniture that the PTCO will purchase has been chosen by our teachers for comfort and adaptability to help achieve this goal.  The new group spaces will be ready for use by the beginning of the 2018/19 school year.  We will post the plans for these spaces once they have been finalized, so that you can get a sense of the exciting changes that will be taking place.

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 (35%), school programming (25%), classrooms (25%), integrated arts (10%), SPED (3%), and principal’s priorities (2%).  Since a significant portion of this year’s spring proceeds will go towards furniture needed for our group spaces, these percentages are no longer accurate.  However, we plan to return to a similar allocation of funds as we have had in previous years once the student group spaces have been properly furnished.  We are excited about the way that these spaces are coming together, and we hope that they will be of great use to all our students in the years to come.  We want to thank all the community donors who are helping us to make these spaces the best they can be.

Give a Hoot - Pledge it Forward!                                                                                                                     

If you are not interested in participating in the various fundraisers at BFHE, but still want to support our school and it's programs, please consider a simple donation through our 'Give A Hoot' program.  By donating monthly or as a onetime donation, you, other family, and community members can give money directly to our school.  By receiving donations as little as $10 a month per student, we can continue to make our school stand apart with advancements in technology, arts, and classroom enrichment!  Do you want your donation to go even further?  Make sure to check with your employer to see if they have a company matching program for donations.  All donations are tax deductible.

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


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