A LOOK BACK: PAST EVENTS

Kona Community Night is Friday, May 21st from 2:30-4:30pm in the Tallyn's Reach Clubhouse Parking Lot!  Your student should have brought home a flyer with a coupon attached. Please check their backpacks if you didn't get it!!!  ***We only have enough coupons for 1 per student at BFHE, so unfortunately we cannot replace them if lost


Black Forest Hills Elementary Kindergarten Graduation and 5th Grade Continuation Yard Signs!!!  
The PTCO is excited to offer personalized graduation yard signs to our families this year! 
Signs are $20 (covers cost of sign, personalization, and delivery to your home).  Sales are due by May 6th to ensure delivery before end-of-year events.  Please pay via Venmo (@BlackForestHills-PTCO) and include your child's first name and teacher in the comments.  If you have questions or require alternate payment options, please email copres1@bfheptco.org.

     


SPIRIT WEEK: May 10th - May 14th!  Student Parliament thought we should squeeze in one more week of fun by showing our school spirit!  This fun-filled week is our mini-version of Wish Week and the 5th grade -vs- staff kickball game (more info here) will close out the week!  Concession proceeds from the kickball game will go to Make-a-Wish Colorado

Monday, May 10th ~ DC -vs- Marvel!  Wear your favorite superhero t-shirt.

Tuesday, May 11th ~ BFHE Spirit Day!  The class with the highest percentage of students participating will win a popsicle party.

Wednesday, May 12th ~ Hats -vs- Silly Socks!  Wear your favorite!  If you can't decide, wear several.

Thursday, May 13th ~ Backwards and Mismatch!  We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Friday, May 14th ~ Teacher/Student Swap Day!  Teachers, dress like kids; kids dress like teachers!


The VIRTUAL Scholastic book fair was April 30th - May 13th.  Unlike previous years, this will not be a BOGO fair, but there will still be a great selection of books at great prices! Please email the following to bookfair@bfheptco.org no later than Wednesday, May 19th: screenshot of your sales receipt and include your child's name and teacher. You will receive a return email that the submission has been entered into the classroom contest (PTCO- sponsored pizza party and $30 in scholastic dollars awarded to the classroom with the highest sales!).  Book Fair Classroom Contest Winner ANNOUNCED: Ms. Seidel's class turned in entries totaling the highest sales at the Spring Book Fair! They won a pizza party and $35 in Scholastic dollars for the classroom. Thank you to all the families who participated and made the online book fair a success!



Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week is quickly approaching, and we are planning a fun-filled week to let them know just how much we appreciate them.  A Sign-up Genius has been created to collect donations of assorted gift cards and Teacher's Favorite Items.  If you can donate, please click on this link.  If you'd like to see your teacher(s)' favorites, click here.  Thank you for your continued support! 



BFHE's 1st Virtual Paint Night with Ms. Knowlton was a great success.  Click here to see a video from the event!  Thank you to everyone who was able to attend.  We hope you had a great time!

Community Canvas Night is Saturday, March 27th at 6:30 pm!  

Join us for a fun family night from the comfort of your home!  PTCO and Student Parliament have paired up again to bring you a spectacular, Covid style community event.  

Here’s how it works:  

*You sign up through our school link.  

*Your child will receive all of the supplies needed and prep instructions on Wednesday, March 24th (OR, there will be an afternoon drive through pick up at 3:15).  

*An email inviting you to the Zoom call will be sent out on Friday, March 26th.  

*At 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 27th, you log into Zoom and Mrs. Knowlton will lead the family through a canvas painting of an owl!  

The cost is $40 for a 4 pack.  Additional canvases can also be purchased for larger families.  (If your family does not need all 4, the kit is yours and you will have plenty of paint for additional free painting.)

***As an added bonus, you can purchase kid-sized BFHE aprons.  It will come in handy for our canvas night as well as easy to send to school for art days!  When ordering aprons, the Child Size will fit most Kindergarten (click here to see fit on a kindergartener) and 1st graders (click here to see fit on a 1st grader).  The Adult Size is best for most 2nd-5th graders. 

All proceeds from this event will go to purchasing picnic tables for outdoor lessons and benches for the playground area.  In order to have a good quality for the call, we are limiting the number of “tickets” for this event so sign up fast!  WE ARE SOLD-OUT!

We can’t wait to see you and spend a fun family night together.

     


A THANK YOU from the  BFHE Teachers: "We want to give a HUGE thanks to all our parents for their support and kindness during Conference Week.  The dinners were very much appreciated!  Thank you for all you do for your students and the support you show us!!"


   
Parent Teacher Conferences 
are approaching the week of March 1st, and we are once again providing our wonderful teachers with dinners. Instead of asking for help with preparing and bringing food in, we are asking for parent donations to sponsor a teacher by donating $5, $10, $15, or whatever you can. This will allow us to provide two catered dinners, drinks, and desserts on Tuesday, March 2nd and Wednesday, March 3rd.  Any excess in funds will be saved and used during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.  
 
Please donate via Venmo, @BlackForestHills-PTCO, or you can send cash/check donations payable to Black Forest Hills PTCO with your student and have them give it to the front office Attn: Kellie, Conference Dinners.  
 Thank you for your support!!



Join Parliament for Spirit Week - February 8th - 12th! 


Here are the days so you can plan ahead:
 
Monday, February 8th ~ Dress Alike Day!  Dress as a twin, triplet, your whole lunch table, or your whole class. 
Tuesday, February 9th ~ Book Character Day!  Pick your favorite book character and have some fun (No costume masks or weapons allowed).
Wednesday, February 10th ~ Favorite Color Day!  Wear your favorite color loud and proud.
Thursday, February 11th ~ Picture Day!
Friday, February 12th ~ Kindness Day!  Wear red or messages of kindness shirts.  Have a little fun and spread kindness all day long. 💕



A THANK YOU FROM THE BFHE STAFF: Thanks to your generous donations from the November Parent Teacher Conferences, we were able to fill our staff lounge with goodies this week!!! The teachers and staff THANK YOU for the great surprise and appreciate all of you! ❤️ 
 


THANK YOU: Food Pantry Fill Up and Warm Clothing Donation For Our Buddy School (Dec 2020)  

On behalf of PTCO and Student Parliament, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who participated in our food and warm clothes drive.  We definitely filled the pantry!  Our community donated two trucks worth of food.  Approximately, 150 families will benefit from your generosity.  As for the warm clothing drive, you exceeded our expectations.  We will donate 4 truckloads worth of clothes and boots to our buddy school!  They will be hosting a drive by shop to help clothe their families for winter.  
 
I wanted to do a shoutout to all the PTCO volunteers, Student Parliament Kids, Mrs. Pearne, Mrs. Kohne, and Mrs. Kellie for spending their day helping our community.  Also, a huge shout out to Sarah Brinkley for working with Student Parliament to get things moving! 
 ~ Mrs. Knowlton (Art and Parliament teacher)

               

         

On Saturday, November 28th from 10 am-12pm, Parliament and PTCO are partnering to give back to our community. Please consider participating in our drive-through donation event for our highly at-risk Buddy School in Denver and help us fill Eastern Hills Market Place. Our Denver Buddy School needs warm winter wear and would greatly appreciate the underclothes necessary for Colorado Winters. If you have gently used coats, hoodies, snow pants, scarves, mittens, gloves, or boots in any size from infant to adult, please bring them over! We are also asking for new, in package, undershirts, underpants, and socks in all sizes. The teachers will be distributing them to needy families on home visits. 

 
Eastern Hills Market Places serves around 100 Aurora families each month. Their pantry shelves will be in high demand with Cherry Creek Schools going full remote. They have a wish list of popular items in need, but will gladly take other items as well. Please consider grabbing some extras on your next grocery visit to donate. Their wish list includes: toilet paper, paper towels, spaghetti sauce, canned chicken, boxes of oatmeal, juice boxes, canned tuna, and boxes of mac and cheese.

We want to make drop off as easy and as socially distanced as possible.  On Saturday, November 28th from 10:00-12:00, we will have trucks ready to be filled in the Black Forest Hills parking lot.  You will simply drive up, put your items on a cart for the Market Place, drive forward and drop your items on the cart for our Buddy School, and then be on your way with a warm fuzzy feeling knowing how much joy you just brought our community. 

***If you would like to participate but are unable to drop off items during this time, please email Sara at copres1@bfheptco.org to arrange an alternate drop off.



The PTCO would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the families who participated in our Butter Braid sale! We raised just over $2,600 for BFHE! Thank you for helping us raise so much dough. We appreciate you!  Click here for an animated Thank You!

BUTTER BRAID SALES UNTIL NOV 9th: 

Our Butter Braid sales are nearing an end!  Everything is done online so no paper order forms are needed!  If you haven't done so already, you can set up your student's registration information using this link. Butter Braid pick-up day is November 18th (time TBD).  Butter Braids make great gifts and are perfect for holiday breakfasts and events.  All sales support BFHE! 


 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR TEACHERS DURING CONFERENCES THIS WEEK!  Donations from our BFHE families allowed us to provide two catered dinners, drinks and desserts on November 3rd and 4th.  **Any excess in funds will be used to "Stock the Teacher's Lounge" with treats in December.


Veteran's Day Celebration: BFHE celebrated our active service members and veterans. Although we would have loved to celebrate with a live event, this year BFHE created this video as our way to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country!  Click here to view the video.



The ONLINE SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR - THROUGH Oct 11th!

Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, value packs, and more during our ONLINE "Time Machine" Book Fair!  It's a new school year... let's instill a newfound love of reading!  PLUS, select and order your books now so you're ready for our upcoming Read-a-Thon in November (stay tuned for more details). 

Click here to view available books and to place your order: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/blackforesthills
 
Here are some reminders about the Online Book Fair:
•     All orders ship directly to the customer (NOT TO THE SCHOOL)
•     Customers will enjoy FREE SHIPPING on all book-only orders over $25 (non-book items can be ordered but do not count towards free shipping minimum)
 

              


        

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our KONA ICE BACK-TO-SCHOOL COMMUNITY EVENT!!!  We had a great turn-out and hope everyone enjoyed their back-to-school treats!  

        


Please join us for our Back to School Community Event!

Each BFHE student will receive a FREE 9oz Kona Ice. The FREE cups can be picked up anytime between 4:00-7:30. If you would like to purchase additional Kona cups, please use the link on the flyer (@kurbsidekona.com Truck #2063), and you will be designated a specific pickup time.

Remember to ATTEND ONLY ONE EVENT, practice social distancing, wear a mask and follow your pickup time if ordering online. 💚💛
 

Tallyn's Reach - MONDAY, August 24th (click flyers to enlarge)
Order with link: @kurbsidekona.com Truck #2063 

                      

 

Whispering Pines - TUESDAY, August 25th (click flyers to enlarge)
Order with link: @kurbsidekona.com Truck #2063
  

                      

**Additional cups that are purchased help support our school, too! Feel free to share with your friends & neighbors. Please remember to order additional cups using this link (@kurbsidekona.com Truck #2063) and wait for your confirmation time before heading over to pick-up your order!

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2019-2020 School Year

School Supplies for 2020-2021 School Year 
ON SALE NOW THROUGH JUNE 29th
Shop now for your 2020-21 school supplies!!!  Avoid the stores and get all your school supply shopping done online.  EPI school supply packs contain all the items and brands our teachers require. All orders include UPGRADED HEADPHONES!  
Not only is this convenient for you, but it is A FUNDRAISER to help our school.

Order now with our School ID of BLA192.  ***Please ORDER FOR YOUR STUDENT(S)' GRADE NEXT YEAR.
***Orders will be waiting for your student at meet & greet in August.  📚✏✂

     

Want to do your own shopping?  Click here for the 2020-21 School Supply List.

 Did you see the video that our amazing teachers and staff made? 

💛THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OWLS💚🦉 
Click here to view a video message from our BFHE Teachers and Staff!!!



A HUGE THANK YOU: Our teachers and staff would like to extend their appreciation to our families for helping to provide two catered dinners, drinks and desserts during conferences on March 3rd and 4th!  The meals were a welcome treat on these long days.  Thank you, everyone, for your support!

Cherry Creek Reads Week is March 9th - 13th.  Across the district, students, parents, teachers, staff, friends and family members are encouraged to read for 67 minutes or more during Cherry Creek Reads. The goal is simple: to create a community of readers and foster a lifelong love of reading.  The theme for the week is “Read Together, Change Lives Together,” and is based on the inspirational book Because by Mo Willems.  Click here for more information.

 



Boys' Bingo Night was January 31st 2020; THANK YOU to everyone who attended our first Boys' BINGO Night!  We had a great turnout with some great prizes.  Thank you to our DJ and PTCO volunteers who put this together for our students.

                                                                                                                        Doors Open 6:30 pm & First Game 7:00 pm - 
                                                                                                                NO ADDITIONAL CARDS WILL BE SOLD AFTER 7:15 PM
 
     

*Please note: Although this is marketed as a special event for the boys and their moms, any student/parent is welcome to attend.




MAKE-A-WISH and SPIRIT WEEK at BFHE was 1/27 through 1/31/2020. Students voted for their favorite color throughout the week by bringing in dollars to fill the bucket of their favorite color. The color that raised the most money was worn by everyone on Friday, January 31st!  The winning color was BLUE!


UPDATE: Thank you so much to the BFHE community! We raised $3,200 for Make-A-Wish during our Wish Week in January.

    

We are so excited to finally introduce you to JULIAN! He is a 10 year-old boy who received a bone marrow transplant to fight leukemia and his wish is to go to Nintendo World in Japan! Some of Julian's favorite things are pizza, Kit-Kats, rap music, fast cars, and the movie “Fast and Furious”! He also loves riding scooters, playing soccer, and Super Mario. We are so excited to help make Julian's wish come true!



WINTER BREAK FOOD DRIVE UPDATE:

From the BFHE StaffWe are so humbled by all the generosity that we have seen this holiday season with Backpacks for the Homeless and, most recently, our canned food drive. We received over 1250 non-perishable items that we donated to a local food bank that ultimately went to support over 60 families. Thank you for all that you do for our school and community!  



***The PTCO would like to THANK all of our wonderful parent volunteers and sponsors for your assistance with Trunk or Treat, the Book Fair, and Teacher Conference Dinners.  Without your help, all of these events over the past few weeks would not have been successful.  THANK YOU!!!


Trunk or Treat Update: We had 29 donated trunks this year between our sponsors, families, and BFHE staff.  Everyone did an amazing job with their decorations and costumes (see below for pictures - Click to enlarge).  This year's event was the biggest yet and a HUGE success!


Our Decorated Trunk Winner is....THE BOLES FAMILY!  Everyone who decorated a trunk for our Trunk or Treat event was entered into a giveaway for 4 Avalanche Hockey tickets.  Please join us in congratulating the Boles Family! 

ALSO, the PTCO would like to extend a very special THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped to work the event and to those who donated extra candy.  We couldn't have done it without your help! 

            


THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for BFHE's 1st Daughter’s Dance!!!   

             

Also, THANK YOU to Julie McGuinness for all her hard work in bringing this new event to BFHE this year!  And finally, THANK YOU to our dance sponsors & those who donated prizes (see below), our amazing DJ (Wesley Pike with PikeNut Entertainment), and all of the parent volunteers who helped to make this event a success!!!
    
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