Black Mountain Elementary School Preparing students for the global stage


Grab your yearbook while supplies last. Place your child’s name and their homeroom teachers name along with $20 cash or check in a sealed envelope and turn in at the BMES front office.

All library books due

If your child still has a library book checked out, please have them return them as soon as possible. Thank you!

6th Grade Promotion on May 20th

Between 11:20-11:50am on the last day of school, all 6th Grade students will participate in their Final Walk. For this event, 6th graders will take one last trip around the school while the whole school says goodbye and cheers them on to 7th grade.

6th grade parents and guardians are invited to attend this event. To make that possible, we will be using the CSHS football stadium for the final leg of the walk where parents and guardians will be spaced apart to cheer them as they walk.

More information will be sent home as we get closer to this event. Please just make sure to block off the time and day.

Every year, CCUSD celebrates staff members at the Inspire Excellence Awards Ceremony. This year, many BMES members will be recognized. You can find the honorees below.
Providing a glimpse inside our four walls
This week, preschool had themed dress up days. The above picture was from “dress like a tourist” day matching their focus this month of “oh the places you’ll go”. Each student was greeted with a tropical lei the morning of this picture.
More preschool pics from the week!
Kinder kids can sign up to be a guest reader and read any book of their choice to the class. Here are a few guest reader pictures and others from the week.
Kindergarten Super Readers! When the kids can read a whole book they get to share it with the class!
Just some random shots of some awesome kids!
1st grade learning about sound pitch and vibration.
Golden Duck Trophy Winners. Most “Good Behavior” tickets.
2nd grade mystery reader, poetry anthologies, creating for Exhibition of Learning, multiplication, and poetry writing.
Fourth graders got to prepare and present their ideas for the end of year party, complete with theme, decorations, food, and activities! They also, gathered donations and supplies for the local pet shelter.
For Teacher Appreciation Week, we played BINGO over the intercom system. Winners came to the office to get their prizes. Thank you to everyone who donated gift cards. What a fun way to celebrate staff!
Also for Teacher Appreciation Week, AMAZING volunteers decorated every door on campus with wonderfully creative designs. Seriously impressed! A special thank you to Melissa Kartler for spearheading this! Here is a list of the awesome volunteers that helped to transform the entrance to every room: Ashley Flowers, Amy Hoppman, Stacy Tracie, Trish Ponterio, Vicky Visel, Stefni Esquibel, Patti White, Jessie Spencer, Reese Spencer, Mandi Holland, Laura Trocino, Elizabeth Wegner, Megan Kendrick, Rachelle Smith, Anna Dempsey, Michelle Skala, Michelle Franklin
This week saw a lot of wonderful volunteers celebrating a lot of wonderful teachers! Thank you to Stefni Esquibel, Lisa Zarda, and Noel Lutz for the fantastic food! Really, way too many people to thank! From doors to gifts, from food to fun, thanks to all who made this week special!
You can contact Mrs. Gerhardt directly at kgerhardt@ccusd93.net.
  • 5/8 COVID CSHS Vaccination Site
  • 5/10 The CCUSD Governing Board will approve recommended activity, athletic, club and other fees for the 2021-22 school year at the May 10, 2021Governing Board meeting. This meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Governing Board Room.
  • 5/11 Site Council Mtg
  • 5/13 Exhibition of Learning - parents will receive an email this afternoon at 4:00
  • 5/14 Human Growth & Development being delivered to all 5th & 6th grade students and 4th grade girls whose parents opt in. Letters going home soon.
  • 5/18 Kindergarten Graduation at 2:30
  • 5/19 Preschool Graduation at 11:15
  • 5/20 Move Up Day (All BMES students visit the grade level they will be entering next year
  • 5/20 Early Release - Last Day of School. Students dismissed at 11:50 am.
  • 5/20 11:20-11:50 6th Grade Final Walk. The 6th graders take one last trip around the school and the whole school says goodbye and cheers them in to 7th grade.

It’s almost time!!! The BMES Spring Auction goes live at 6am on Monday 5/10 and trust us, you do not want to miss out on all this good stuff!! And all in the name of raising funds for our Bobcats!! To bid, visit: www.32auctions.com/BMESBobcats

Ready to enjoy more summer? #SaveASummerDay and order your school supply kit for next year today! Order online at www.shopttkits.com and enter account #31732. Supplies will be waiting for your student in the classroom at Meet The Teacher in August! Easy Peasy!

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!!

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Matt Owsley, Proud Principal
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