Welcome to 2019-20 School Year!

UPCOMING EVENTS                                                                                                                                                           


Check out the most recent HOOTIE'S HIGHLIGHTS NEWSLETTER & most recent HOOTIE'S BLAST! 



The PTCO has voted to allocate funds raised from the 2019 Auction and upcoming 2019 Fun Run to update the BFHE playground and blacktop.  We would like your feedback about what improvements can be made. Click here to fill out the survey.  We will be forming a committee of parents and teachers to review this information and design a plan for the playground renovation.  If you are interested in being part of the committee please email Pam Holloway.



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

    The MONTHLY PROMO FOR SEPTEMBER is 10% off Vintage Football Tees with Code SEP19P

We have IN-STOCK BFHE T-shirts for $20 (available for purchase with cash or check at PTCO events).  Check them out below:
    
 

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. 

    



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.  The meetings for the 2019-20 School Year will be Sept 10th, Dec 3rd, March 3rd, April 14th from 6-7 pm in the BHFE Library.  All parents are welcome to attend!



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.  Click here to sign up!

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 Fundraising Program  

The King Soopers fundraising program will allow you to simply use your registered King Soopers loyalty card to earn funds for BFHE.

Here’s How It Works:

• No more reloadable gift cards (this will now be tied to the King Soopers loyalty card).

• You can continue to use your remaining balance on your gift card but no need to reload.

• You can enroll your King Soopers Loyalty Card online at the secure website, https://www.kingsoopers.com/topic/king-soopers-community-rewards 

• Click “Enroll Now” & Log-in or create a KS account linked to your loyalty card.

• Select Black Forest Hills Elementary School PTCO (Organization Code: XU932).

Once registered, every time an enrolled member shops at King Soopers using his or her Loyalty Card, BFHE will earn rewards. 

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 2019!

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                                                                            

BFHE Choir: Choir is accepting new members and is open to all interested 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders.  Click here to read the information letter from Mr. Gleason and follow this link to sign up.  The first practice was on September 5th.

Student Parliament: 3rd, 4th and 5th graders participating in Student Parliament had their first meeting on September 9th.  Student Parliament meets in the art room immediately after school until 3:15 pm.  Please email Ms Knowlton if you have any questions.

KidStage: The Fall production of Aladdin began Thursday, August 29th.  Click here for a flyer.  Please email Kimberly Boulton with any questions and stay tuned for information on the next production.

LEGO CLUB (now called Creative Brikster Club): The first session started Wednesday, September 4th and is based on the Minecraft themeEmail Lily with any questions! 

Coding for Kids is back for the 2019-2020 school year!  The Little Coders class (1st and 2nd Grades) provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through a fun blend of hands-on activities. The Animation Maker/Beginner class (3rd - 5th Grades) allows students to learn the core skills of creating simple animated movies, creating 2D and 3D characters and animating those. For more information on both programs, you can also view a flyer here (both classes are currently full).  If you have questions, please email Coding for Kids.

Spanish Club began the week of September 9th.  Classes are provided by Spanish Enrichment, Inc and are taught by native Spanish speaking teachers.  Click here for a flyer with more information, including pricing, discounts, topics, and times. 


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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