As of today, we have collected $38,554.38 in Turkey Trot Donations!  Thank you Blue Mountain families for supporting our school! It's not too late to make a Turkey Trot donation!  Please send in your donations as soon as you can or make an online donation by clicking on the red button below.

TURKEY TROT 2016 - Click here to make an online donation.
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Turkey Trot Award Assembly Winners:

**Class that showed the most class spirit on Turkey Trot Day: LEWIS

**Class that raised the most money - WILLIAMS

Top Earners by Grade Level (Limo Lunch Winners):

PreK - Donald Parkes
Kinder - Carson Jeffreys (Williams)
1st - Zachary King (Pederson)
2nd - Madison Donahue (Mault)
3rd - Shiva Garuda (Dodds)
4th - Quincy Deibert (Turnbull)
5th - Nora McCloy (Loughlin)

Limo Winners (Through Raffle):
1 - Minami Ohnaka 
2 - Greyson McCroskey 

Teacher Lunch Winners:
1 - Taryn Campie 
2 - Jonathan Hess 
3 - Sawyer Burchill 
4 - Lara Dostal 
5 - Meseret Gerlach 

Raffle Winners:
1 - Owen DeJana    
2 - Jack Dean
3 - Sophie Sills        
4 - Zann Singleton 
5 - Taya Alton 
6 - Tanvi Dua 
7 - Hongyi Wan
8 - Aidan Dancy
9 - Alice Lister
10 - Ari Rothmans-Church 
11 - Andrew Liu 
12 - Tucker Beasley
13 - Noah Williams
14 - Cooper Zaruby
15 - Taylor Sweeny
16 - Tessa Bantowsky
17 - Birdie Reeder
18 - Ella Payne
19 - Samuel Harding
20 -  Brady Carroll 
21 -  Nathan Jones
22 - Owen Mast 
23 - Ayla Sturniolo 
24 - Asher Pratt 
25 - Pierce Bimson 
26 - Carl Richter
27- Conner Pickett
28 - Zayden Neumeister
29 - Salma Seif 
30 - Bella Lambert 

Thank you 2016 Turkey Trot Sponsors!
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Wednesday, November 16, 7 pm
Thank you Jenny Rabenhorst for doing an excellent presentation on the new reading Curriculum, ReadyGEN.  If you were not able to make the PTO General Meeting on Wednesday, November 16, please click on the button below to see the ReadyGEN slideshow presentation. Here is the link to our literacy coordinators blog:
ReadyGEN Slideshow Presentation
Smashburger Spirit Night 
Tuesday, December 6, 10 am - 10 pm
Mention that you are with Blue Mountain and Smashburger will donate 20% of your purchase back to Blue Mountain!  This includes gift card purchases and bulk orders!  Smashburger has a deal right now - buy a $50 gift card and receive $15 of smash money!
Smashburger Spirit Night Flyer
Blue Mountain 4th graders will be going on a field trip to the state capitol on Tuesday, December 6. The Blue Mountain PTO pays for all field trips including this one! Thanks 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.
Altona's Showcase of Learning
Tuesday, November 29, 6 - 7:30 pm

To all of our current and prospective families:

We would like to invite you to the Altona Middle School Showcase of Learning event.  This event will show current and future parents how and why Altona maintains a tradition of excellence and why we’re a leader in providing authentic learning for students.  You are invited to explore a variety of areas to see what students have been learning during first semester, catch a glimpse of what is ahead for the rest of the school year and receive answers for any questions that you may have. Click here for a timeline and location of the events highlighted during the evening. 

Click here for Q&As on Altona MS Open Enrollment.

We have collected $2,328 for Staff Appreciation for the school year. We will be hosting our first Staff Appreciation event on Wednesday, December 7. We are bringing in an Espresso cart for our staff! Our staff will enjoy specialty espresso drinks and other non-espresso drinks on the morning of Late Start. Thanks to all of the Blue Mountain families that made this possible by donating money to Staff Appreciation! 
Blue Mountain Cares & Shares
 December 5-14
Our "Woodland Wishes" display board goes up on December 2.  Please stop by and grab a paper cut out bird off the display starting December 5.  Be sure to use the cut out bird as a gift tag when you return the wrapped gift to the school on or before December 14th. 
Upcoming Events

11/29  Altona's Showcase of Learning, 6-7:30 pm

12/5-12/14  Cares & Shares Program - Woodland Wishes

4th grade Field Trip to state capitol

12/6  Smashburger Spirit Night, 10 am - 10 pm

12/7 Staff Appreciation event, 8 - 10 am

12/7 Turkey Trot Top Earners go to lunch in the limo, 11:35 am - 1:35 pm

12/13  Coffee Connect with principal Stephen Hoel, 9 am

All Upcoming PTO Events
Spirit Night Update
Thanks Blue Mountain families!  We made $106.46 from our Spirit Night at China Gourmet! Thanks so much Michelle Livingston for doing an amazing job heading up Spirit Nights!
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
Send in your pictures from the Turkey Trot to Miranda Kennedy.
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