Black Mountain Elementary School Preparing students for the global stage

While far from a complete view of the wonderful learning experiences from each day, below are a few moments we captured from this week. Enjoy!

Preparing for Patriot Day

Patriot Day Parade 2021

Students in 4th grade were able to listen to a very special presentation from Mrs. Whiting, a BMES parent, who worked in the World Trade Center and was there on 9/11.

Grandparents’ Breakfast

Our grandparents are amazing! A special thanks to our wonderful moms who put on a great event!!!!

BBQ Lunch

A special thanks to CCUSD Superintendent, Cort Monroe, and CCUSD Food Services Director, Shannon Quinn, for serving up a special BBQ lunch to BMES students and staff.

More pictures from this week

Cross Country

Attention 2nd-6th grade students!!! There are multiple Music clubs available. We would love to have all possible students participate. Follow the link below for more information.

Attention all 4-6th grade students - There are still a few Art Club spots available. :)

Please spread the word.

1st Semester

  • 9/13: BMES Excellence Awards. 6:00 PM in the CCUSD boardroom.
  • 9/15: Rubios Spirit Night
  • CCUSD Business Partners Breakfast at the Holland Center. 7:30 Networking. Breakfast runs 8:00-9:00. RSVP to jscotto@ccusd93.net.
  • 9/16: Early Release. Students dismissed at 11:50 AM. Teacher Professional Development during the afternoon.
  • 9/17: Come join CCUSD Superintendent, Dr. Monroe, for coffee and conversation at BMES from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.
  • 9/17: Fall Picture Day
  • 9/21: National IT Professional Day. We have the best! Thank you Daniel!
  • 9/21: Bond presentation by Dr. Monroe at Desert Foothills Library at 4:00PM
  • 9/23: Legendary Teacher Day. Send pictures to edservices@ccusd93.net of your child with their favorite teacher and a caption about what makes this teacher legendary.
  • 9/24: Bond presentation by Dr. Monroe at Desert Foothills Library at 2:00PM
  • 9/24: CSHS Home Football Game. If your child is planning on attending, please know that they must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 9/28: Step It Up kick off today.
  • 9/30: Bond presentation by Dr. Monroe at the Holland Center at 6:00PM
  • 10/5: Site Council mtg 8:00 AM
  • 10/8: End of 1st Quarter
  • 10/12: 5th & 6th grade Cross Country Meet. The meet will take place at Sonoran Trails Middle School at 4:30PM.
  • 10/14: Early Release. Dismissal at 11:50. Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 10/15: Early Release. Dismissal at 11:50. Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • 10/18: Fall Break. No School.
  • 10/19: Professional Development Day for CCUSD staff. No school for students.
  • 10/27: Day of Awesome
  • 10/28: 5th & 6th grade Cross Country Meet. The meet will take place at Sonoran Trails Middle School at 4:30PM
  • 10/29: Picture retakes today
  • 10/28-11/6: BMES Drama production of “The Very Unmerry Adventures of Robin Hood” at the Fine Arts Center during this time. More info to come.
  • 10/30: Trunk or Treat at BMES
  • 11/3: Early Release. Students dismissed at 11:50 AM. Teacher Professional Development during the afternoon
  • 11/10: Veterans Day Walk of Honor. All veterans welcome!
  • 11/11: Veterans Day. No school.
  • 11/16: Site Council at 8:00 AM
  • 11/18: PTO meeting at 6:00 in-person at BMES and on Zoom.
  • 11/24-11/26: Thanksgiving Break. No school.
  • 12/4: BMES Team goes Over the Edge, Rappeling 27 story building in Phoenix to raise money for the Special Olympics.
  • 12/7: Site Council at 8:00 AM
  • 12/13-12/17: Winter Dance Concert at the Fine Arts Center during this time. More info to come
  • 12/17: End of 2nd Quarter
  • 12/17: Early Release. Students dismissed at 11:50 AM.
  • 12/20-12/31: Winter Break

Foothills Community Foodbank

September is “Hunger Action Month” and CCUSD is holding a food drive to benefit our own local Foothills Community Foodbank the week of 9/13 - 9/17. Please bring non-perishable food items to the district office or to your child’s school. Collection boxes will be located in the reception area of the district and school offices.

Boxes will be dropped off to each site by the end of next week and collected on Friday, 9/17. A list from the foodbank of items that are needed can be found below.

Mark those calendars! Our next restaurant spirit night is scheduled for 9/15/21 at Rubios at the Summit! Watch for flyers coming home next week! Let us plan dinner, while you help is earn money for our Bobcats!

BMES Library needs your help. We are looking for a team of volunteers to help keep the library running for all our students. As teachers and students checkout books during class time and return them, we need a crew to help check the books back into the computer system, reshelf books, and wipe down chairs/tables. The commentment time is less than an hour, and is the first steps to help our library stay open for BMES Bobcats. If you like organization please think about joining our Bobcat Book Crew!

Easiest time to work in the library is right at the morning bell. All volunteers will need to complete forms and background/ fingerprinting with the school office.

Let's TACO 'bout our amazing BMES teachers and staff! Join us in showing our appreciation with a TACO BAR for lunch on September 16th. Please bring in items to the office on Tuesday 9/14 and Wednesday 9/15. If you sign up to provide meat, beans, or rice, please bring on Thursday 9/16 by 11:00am in a crockpot (ready to serve). Thank you again for all your support and help! If you have any questions, please email debbiegreene12@gmail.com

Come on out and join us for a fun ADULTS ONLY event benefitting our CCUSD schools! There will be a live German band playing traditional music, a German buffet and plenty of traditional refreshments! Be sure to purchase your tickets by clicking on the button below to ensure BMES gets credit for the ticket sales!

So excited to share that the world famous Bobcat Spirit Store is now ONLINE!!! Now your whole pack can get outfitted in the latest spirit wear supporting your BMES Bobcats!!

Place an order by noon on Thursday, and your order will be delivered to your child's teacher on Friday to be sent home with them! Yep, this means even grandma and grandpa can place orders from afar and your Bobcat will be stylin within just a few days!

Online order minimum is $10 due to credit card processing fees, but check back often for new merchandise and clearance deals!! Let the shopping begin!!

Governing Board:


Matt Owsley, Proud Principal
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