Black Mountain Elementary School Preparing students for the global stage

Congratulations to BMES special education teacher, Jen Parks, for earning the Carefree Cares Award! So very much deserved!!!! Mrs. Parks has been a leader in our Positive Learning Center for years!!!! We are so very lucky to have her as a valued member of BMES!!!!

Read Across America
Nothing like a good book!!!! Our Kindergarteners love reading and so do we!
1st & 5th grade buddies on Read Across America Day.

As always, Mrs. Spigarelli put on an amazing Read Across America event. So many great guest readers! What a great experience for our kids and great connections to the community!

Kathryn Hill - CCUSD Board President
Beth Hatcher - CCUSD Board Member
Jim Lane - Scottsdale Mayor
Les Peterson - Carefree Mayor
Ernie Bunch - Cave Creek Mayor
Dr. Burdick - CCUSD Superintendent
Steve Watson - Maricopa County School Superintendant
Captain Richard G. Rizzo Jr., Robert Zambito Jr., Garrett Howell, & Jerry Brown-Scottsdale FD, Station Ladder Crew 615
Jessie Spencer - BMES PTO President
Michael Moore - Kiwanis Club of Carefree
Allie Avishai - Kiwanis Club of Carefree
Ralph Spurgin - Kiwanis Club of Carefree
Steve Watson brought us a fun take away package. He donated some great STEM and MAKER SPACE items for our Spark Lab. Too cool!
Superintendent’s Challenge

Attention all parents of 5th & 6th graders!!! Help your child find the power they have to make a difference by meeting the Superintendent’s Community Service Challenge. Accumulate 15 hours by May 4, 2020 and receive your Superintendent's Challenge Certificate of Achievement. For more information, click here.

More Learning Fun!!!

George Washington and his friends came out this week to visit our fifth graders. What a great way to learn about the Revolutionary War.

How Cool Is That!?!?

Our AMAZING 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Taylor, created a DonorsChoose project to give her students the opportunity to solve fairy tales problems through literacy and STEM activities. Want to hear more? Click here.

Thanks to some very generous donors, Mrs. Taylor’s project has been FULLY FUNDED!!! How cool is that!?!


“Grit predicts accomplishing challenging goals of personal significance.”

Seven Tips to Help Your Child Thrive

  1. Protect playtime, downtime and family time.
  2. Emphasize learning, not grades.
  3. Choose your words carefully.
  4. Let your children do their own work.
  5. Prioritize sleep.
  6. Create technology-free spaces.
  7. Challenge your measurement for success.
March 7th

CCUSD Art in the Garden from 10:30am to 1:30pm at the Carefree Desert Garden and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

March 11th

Spirit Day - Neon Day

March 13th

End of 3rd Quarter

March 18th

March 18 is Bus Driver Appreciation Day and we'd like to celebrate our BMES bus drivers!

Send a picture of your child (first name only and no group pictures please) with their bus driver (please include their name) to jscotto@ccusd93.net and let us know why their bus driver is so AWESOME!

March 19th & 20th

It's almost time for the BMES Drama department spring production of Annie Jr.! So many Bobcats have been working so hard on what is going to be another AMAZING production. Mark those calendar for March 19th and 20th. Tickets will be going on sale soon and you will not want to miss out on this production!

Want to help? We could use some more backstage volunteers. Please click here to sign up to help our kids put on another amazing show!

March 19th

K-3rd Grade Field Day. We will need LOTS of parent volunteers to make this day go as smoothly as possible for our students. Please sign up for volunteer slots by clicking here.

Later that same day, there will be a fun experience for preschoolers. Please pass this along to parents of 4 and 5 year olds.

March 20th

4-6th Grade Field Day. We will need LOTS of parent volunteers to make this day go as smoothly as possible for our students. Please sign up for volunteer slots by clicking here.

March 23rd - 27th

Spring Break!

April 2nd

BMES Campaign Day at Kiwanis Marketplace 9:00am - noon.

March 31st - April 16
  • 4th Grade AIMS Science on March 31st
  • AZM2 Testing April 2nd - 17th
April 10th
Spring Recess
April 14th

Mandatory UCYC 6th Grade Field Trip Chaperone meeting from 5:00 - 6:00pm

April 16th

ECS Celebration of Art 5:00-6:30pm at the FAC

April 20th

One Voice Chorus Concert tonight

April 30th - May 1st

6th Grade UCYC Overnight Trip

May 2nd

BMES Kiwanis Campaign Day today!!! Come support BMES at the Kiwanis Marketplace in Cave Creek from 9:00am-noon.

May 4th - 8th

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 8th

6th Grade Dance at STMS from 5:00-7:00pm

May 13th
  • Spirit Day - Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher Day
  • 5:30-6:10pm Parent Forum on Emotional Intelligence - presented by Cadi Angeli at BMES.
  • PTO Meeting 6:10-7:30pm
May 15th

2nd Annual Exhibition of Learning

All BMES kids hold presentations during the day for visitors from other classes and family members. Student artwork will be on display as well.

May 16th

PTO Spring Festival

  • Where: Black Mountain Elementary Front Field (60th St.)
  • What: Celebration of the Arts - Fun for the Whole Family
  • When: Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 4pm - 9pm
  • Who: Open to EVERYONE
  • Food: Trucks Galore


  • Activities Include: Rock Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampoline, Bounce Houses, Maze, and More!
  • Fantastic Performances by BMES Students
  • Carnival Games
  • Petting Zoo
  • Cake Walk​
  • ​Raffle Prizes
  • Silent Auction
  • Classroom Basket Raffle
  • Great Prizes
  • Live Music
  • And So Much More!
May 19th

Kindergarten Graduation at 2:30PM

May 21st
  • Last Day of School
  • 6th grade final walk - the sixth graders will take one final lap around the school to say goodbye. Parents are encouraged to attend and cheer them on as they take their final steps at an elementary school.
  • Early Release at 11:50
Calendar found at https://www.arizona.vote/

Governing Board:

  • Kathryn Hill, President
  • James Rich, Vice President
  • Scott Brown, Member
  • Janet Busbee, Member
  • Beth Hatcher, Member


Dr. Debbi Burdick, Superintendent; Matt Owsley, Principal
Created By
Matt Owsley