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PTO UPDATE
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 Pledge Forms (click below) 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!
TURKEY TROT 2016 - Click here to make an online donation.
Turkey Trot Fundraiser Instructions Form
Turkey Trot Pledge Form
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
Running Schedule on Friday, November 11
We are having our 2016 Turkey Trot on Veteran 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.  A blue or white star template will be going home in Thursday Folders on October 27.  If you need additional stars, please print out the template below.  Please return completed stars to classroom teachers. The NJHS will be displaying all of the stars on the Wall of Honor. Thank you NJHS!
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. 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.
Box Tops Update!
And the winner is.....

Mrs. Cruger's class!  Congrats!  They brought in the most Box Tops and win a Spirit Day of their choice! Ms. Hill's class came in second place. We made $855 by collecting 8,550 Box Tops!  We earn 10 cents for every Bop Top that you turn into our school!  It is hip to clip!   
THANK YOU ROOM PARENTS!
A big thank you goes out all of the fabulous room parents!  The class Halloween parties were a blast! All of the teachers and parents appreciate YOU! And thanks to all of the parent volunteers who helped with the parties by volunteering their time and/or made classroom supply donations! THANK YOU ROOM PARENTS: Alma Medrano, Amanda Dean, Andrea Ballard *, Becca Johnston *, Beth Sanders, Candie Mumm, Christy Nedrow, Debbie Koch, Erika Gerakos, Heather Thompson *, Heidi Pickett, Hema Mohanasundaram, Jaime Mast, Jennifer Corbaley, Joanne Gianoth Mehren, Kari Bond, Kat Whitt, Katie Topham, Kellie Brown *, Lan Ding, Lauren Bratt *, Liberty Weaver, Lindsey Reeder, Martha Walker, Meggan Huntoon, Melissa Neumeister, Meredith Donahue *, Miranda Kennedy *, Morgan Brungard, Noreen Reeder *, Rachel Cole *, Rebecca Gafner, Sarah Smith, Sarah Sweeny, Shelley Nelson, Stephanie Henry, Tracy Lee Powell, Valerie Stubbs, Vanetta Parkes*, Vasanta Kalluri, and Xue Bai (Snow)! (*ROOM PARENTS THAT ARE PULLING DOUBLE DUTY!)
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Upcoming Events

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
Spirit Night Update
Thanks Blue Mountain families!  We made $424.66 from our Spirit Night at Long Peak Pub!  A big thank you goes out Heather Harding for making flyers for this event! Thanks so much Michelle Livingston for doing an amazing job heading up Spirit Nights!
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 $785 for teacher startup last year.  Each teacher can request $50 to help with back to school expenses. 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
BMES will be using StrideTrack running club management software for this school year!  StrideTrack provides automation of our 100 Mile Club and allows parents to access their child's progress online.  Monitor your child's progress by:
1) Connect to www.stridetrack.com
2) Choose Members Login
3) Enter your child's student runner ID

Your child should have been given a card with his/her student runner ID and a Runner's card (this also has the student's runner ID on it) attached to a lanyard.Now, students will scan their card to have laps recorded at 100 Mile Club! No more sticks!
WE NEED YOUR PICTURES FOR THE YEARBOOK!
Please send in pictures from 1st day of school, class field trips, assemblies, parties, Turkey Trot, etc. to Miranda Kennedy.  Send in your pictures from the Halloween Parade and Class Parties!
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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