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PTO UPDATE
Turkey Trot Checklist:
  • Turkey Trot shirts will be on students' desks Friday morning
  • Students should wear shoes that they can run in - no boots, flip flops
  • Students can wear red, white and blue accents -it's Veterans Day!
  • Students should bring water bottles to quench their thirst during the run
  • Students should wear sunscreen - it looks like Friday will be a beautiful day!
  • School-wide picture will be taken at 9:15 am in the bus loop
  • Parents are welcome to cheer on their child while they run!  Here is the Running Schedule for every grade
  • Keep collecting pledges/donations!
The Turkey Trot is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Our goal is to raise $40,000 for Blue Mountain to fund 4 paraprofessionals, fields trips, technology, teacher requests, special events and to promote physical activity.  Turkey Trot Fundraiser Instructions Form and Turkey Trot Pledge Form. went home in Thursday Folders on October 20. We have a NEW & EASY online donation site! Click below to make an online donation. Thanks for your support!   DONATIONS ARE DUE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16.
TURKEY TROT 2016 - Click here to make an online donation.
We also need lots of help to put on a successful event.  Please signup below to help us on November 10 (setup) and November 11 (day of). WE REALLY NEED HELP FOR THE SETUP OF THE TURKEY TROT ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10 AT 3:30 - JUST 45 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME!  Please contact the Turkey Trot chair, Martha Walkerif you have any questions. Please click below to see the running schedule for each grade. You are more than welcome to come watch and cheer on the runners!  Or run with your child!  We need pacers!
Turkey Trot Volunteer Signup - Nov 10 & 11
BMES Student Council is sponsoring a Turkey Trot Spirit Week! 
 
Monday 11/7 - Wear your Blue Mountain gear or school colors 
Tuesday 11/8 - Wear your favorite red, white and blue (perfect on election day!)
Wednesday 11/9 - Make signs/ posters/ songs/ dances/ etc... to use at the Turkey Trot
Thursday 11/10 - Wear your old Turkey Trot t-shirt
 Friday 11/11 - TURKEY TROT! Wear your new turkey trot shirt and your favorite red, white, and blue accents. 
WALL OF HONOR
We are having our 2016 Turkey Trot on Veterans Day - November 11. We would like to honor veterans that we know by having students fill out a star. All of the stars will be placed on the Wall of Honor in the school library. Please stop by to see the Wall of Honor! If you need additional stars, please print out the template below.  Please return completed stars to classroom teachers. 
Wal of Honor Star Template
Thank you 2016 Turkey Trot Sponsors!
Click on the Sponsors graphic below to see the back of the Turkey Trot t-shirt.  
Our students will be participating in the Saluting America Program THIS WEEK! Our librarian, Michelle Soriano, will be reading a book on veterans to each of her classes.  All of the students will be given a Tribute Card to write a personal message to either a veteran, deployed troop member, or wounded warrior. These letters will be sent to Operation Gratitude, a nonprofit organization that sends over 150,000 care packages to veterans and U.S. service members. In each care package, they include several cards written by adults and children in the U.S.  For more information on these organizations, please see their websites at http://www.operationgratitude.com. and http://www.salutingamerica.org.
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Upcoming Events

11/7 - 11/11 Turkey Trot Spirit Week

11/11 2016 Turkey Trot!

11/14 China gourmet Spirit Night, 4- 9 pm (NEW DATE!)


11/16 Turkey Trot Money Due!

11/16 PTO General Meeting, 7 pm


11/18 Turkey Trot Awards Assembly, 2:30 pm

All Upcoming PTO Events
Spirit Night on Monday, November 14
Please join us for our next Spirit Night at China Gourmet in Longmont on Monday, November 14, 2016, from 4 to 9 pm.  Mention that you are there in support of Blue Mountain, and China Gourmet will generously donate 15% of your purchase to our school. Thank you for your continuing support!  Dine in and carry out included! Phone # for carry out: (303) 776-6930. 
China gourmet Spirit Night Flyer
Wednesday, November 16, 7 pm
Please join us at our next PTO General Meeting. Blue Mountain Kindergarten teacher, Jenny Rabenhorst, will be at the meeting to talk with parents about the new Reading Curriculum, ReadyGEN.  If you would like some information about the curriculum, please click below.
ReadyGEN Program Overview
THE BLUE MOUNTAIN PTO PAID $7,359 for FIELD TRIPS LAST YEAR.   Thank you Blue Mountain families for making this possible by supporting Turkey Trot, King Soopers gift cards, Spirit Nights, Book Fair, Box Tops and Milk caps!  Keep it going!  If you would like to see how we are planning to earn and spend money this school year, go HERE.
King Soopers Gift Cards to support Blue Mountain
DON'T FORGET TO USE YOUR KING SOOPERS GIFT CARDS!  Have you lost your card? Is your card inactive?  Do you need a card for your spouse or grandparents? Then click below to request a King Soopers gift card!
King Soopers Gift Card Request
WE NEED YOUR PICTURES FOR THE YEARBOOK!
Send in your pictures from the Halloween Parade and Class Parties and the Turkey Trot to Miranda Kennedy.
Have you missed some of the PTO emails?  All of the PTO emails are archived at  http://www.bluemountainpto.com/news/
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