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THIS IS OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

Butter Braids

The butter braids store will open on 10/14. The store will close on 11/5. BFHE PTCO will distribute orders on 11/16 in the front of school from 2:30-4:00. To register your student please use this link: https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/RegisterSeller/d1437bbf-30b4-4d26-9f66-5dd844d987e2 All orders must be picked up at the school on 11/16 and stored frozen. Orders can NOT be shipped.


Trunk or Treat - October 29th


Time: 5:00-7:00pm

We are going to have a great time with concessions and fun decorated cars passing out candy. Please see the attached flyer for additional information. If you would like to participate by hosting a car, buying candy, or helping the day of the event please use the sign up genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090D4AAEAC28A6FF2-truck If you sign up to host a car please be sure to arrive at the BFHE parking lot by 4:00pm for set up. Everyone doing a car this year will be entered into a drawing for a great basket with BFHE gear and gift cards.

SAVE THE DATE 11/6: Clothing, Food and Backpack Donation/Drive:

  • Saturday November 6th from 10:00am-12:00pm in the BFHE front parking lot.

  • Clothing: BFHE PTCO and student Parliament will be hosting a clothing and food drive. Please help us support our community members in need. As you clean your closets out and prepare for fall and winter please consider donating your items to this cause. We will accept all donations but especially any winter items you may have.

  • Backpacks - PTCO is sponsoring a backpack drive. All backpack to go kits will benefit Aurora Warms the Night and The Aurora Mental Health Center. Our goal is to be able to donate 75 backpack to go kits. If you have any old gently used backpacks laying around please donate them to BFHE PTCO. We are working on a project to donate backpacks to students in need, foster youth and the homeless. Please deliver all backpacks on Saturday Nov. 6th as well. Thank you! Items to fill the backpacks will be collected the week of 11/29-12/3. The items that will be asked for during this drop off time are as follows:

      1. travel size toiletry items: deoderant, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, lotion, chaptstick etc

      2. protein items: snack size bags of beef jerkey, peanut butter to go cups, protein bars, tuna and cracket sets etc

      3. snack size crackers, granola bars, snack size fruit cups etc

      4. Winter gear: beanies and gloves and small fleece blankets

  • Canned Food Goods: We are requesting the following items for the food/pantry portion of the drive, to be delivered on 11/6:

    • diapers size 4t-5t

    • diapers size 3

    • toilet paper

    • paper towels

    • Mac n Cheese

    • pouches of noodles or rice with cheese or herbs

    • 8 oz bags of plain rice

    • cereal

    • oatmeal - the small individual packs in a box please

    • hearty cans of soup, size large

    • cans of tuna

    • cans of chicken breast

    • snack treats: animal cracker pouches, fruit snacks, little cookies, chocolate bars etc.

  • If there are any questions please e-mail Arielle Whitacre at communications@bfheptco.org. If you are not able to drop off on 11/6 please also e-mail communications@bfheptco.org to coordinate a drop off time at the school with Arielle Whitacre.


Fall 2021 Fun Run

The fall fun run was a HUGE Success! Thank you to our sponsors, community memebers, parents, teachers and staff for making this such a successful event. Please see the Fun Run page for pictures from this years events.


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.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS from BFHE:

  • Cars are not allowed in the bus loop at any time.

  • Be mindful of crosswalks.

  • The fire lane is for pickup/drop-off only. Parents should not exit the car or park. A staff member will help your child in and out of the car.

  • U-turns are not allowed in school zones.

The USDA Helps Families By Providing Free Breakfast and Lunch through the School Lunch Program. The US Department of Agriculture is continuing to help families with the meals over the 2021-22 school year. Click here for more information.


*Meal Program Benefits Application can be accessed here; applications for the 2021-22 school year will begin on July 1st. Did you know that approval for these benefits isn't just for meals? Students who qualify can also receive discounts on sports, testing, and before/aftercare!

Elementary School #45 (Blackstone Community): The Cherry Creek School District is pleased to announce the construction of a new elementary school to alleviate overcrowding and provide a quality education to students in the southeast area of the district. Elementary #45 is scheduled to open for the 2022-23 school year and will be located in the Blackstone neighborhood, on the west side of S. Blackstone Pkwy across from E. Long Place. This means a change in the school boundaries for some of the surrounding neighborhoods. Please click on this linkto see the chosen scenario and more information regarding the plans. If you have feedback, please click on the feedback link on the CCSD website.


Before and After Care: There is a before and after care option available to students at BFHE. To set up a Before and After Care account, please email schoolcareworks@cherrycreekschools.org. Any questions regarding the B&A program can be emailed to Danny Brown or you can call 720-886-8947.


Colorado Preschool CPP Program: Your child may qualify to attend Cherry Creek Preschool for free! We have 24 top-rated preschools throughout our district. For more information call 720-554-4000 or click here.


News from the Nurse:

Illness at School and Decreasing the Spread: How Can you Help?

Please keep your student/s home from school if they are feeling sick.

If your student has symptoms seen with COVID-19 (regardless of their vaccination status), they should not come to school.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include ANY of the following: Feeling feverish, having chills, temperature of 100.4 F or greater, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny nose or congestion, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.

We encourage anyone with symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and seek out COVID testing.

No-cost COVID testing is available to anyone in the Cherry Creek community who needs a test:

· For current Cherry Creek students and staff: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cherry

· For friends, family and community members: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cdphe

The best way to prevent experiencing severe illness due to the COVID-19 virus or the upcoming seasonal flu (influenza) virus, is to get vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccines are available throughout the Denver-Metro area: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=13483 Seasonal Flu vaccines will be available at most sites after October 1st, but many grocery and drug stores have them available all year.

Flu Clinic Information: CCSD and STRIDE Community Health Center will offer flu shots and COVID-19 vaccinations during drive-thru clinics this fall. The dates are as follows:

  • 4-6 p.m., Oct. 6 - Highline Community Elem.

  • 4-6 p.m., Oct. 27 - OHS/PMS campus

  • 4-6 p.m., Nov. 17- Peakview Elementary

  • 4-6 p.m., Dec. 8 - Horizon Community Middle School

  • 4-6 p.m., Jan. 5 - Stutler Bowl Stadium

For more information on flu clinics being held please click here

Below is a link to a general guide for students experiencing symptoms, when they should stay home and when they can return to school. Please note, if your student has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms this leads to an automatic 10-day isolation per (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nhgGIbakyAJY3XJ2TW44sw7btXXqISBR/view


Current Fundraising Opportunities

For detailed information on how to participate in the fundraising opportunities shown below please click here.

Clubs and Extra Curricular Activities


Brickster Lego Club first session starts week of 9/13. Classes provide opportunity for STEM and Engineering activities. Click here for a flyer with more information, including pricing, discounts, topics, and times.


Kidstage first class is September 23rd. Classes provide theatre and acting experience. The production is The Infamous Shoe Gang. Click here for a flyer with more information, including pricing, discounts, topics, and times.


Spanish Club will begin the week of Wed Sept. 15th (in person). 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.

District Information

Walk, Bike, or Roll to School

CCSD’s Safe Routes to School grant encourages our parents and students to consider the many benefits of safe, active transportation to and from school! Click here for more information.