BMES PTO 10th Annual Cares & Shares

Cares and Shares is an annual BMES tradition of embracing and helping our school community.  By providing a gift for those who may not have another way of accessing it, we build a stronger community.

The Blue Mountain Shares Scenic Skate Display will be up on Monday, December 4th. Please stop by and grab an ice skate with a gift request off the display.  Be sure to use the ice skate as a gift tag when you return the wrapped gift to the school on or before Wednesday, December 13th.

Volunteers will help sort gifts for delivery on Thursday, December 14th.  Thank you for being such a compassionate and supportive group of people.  We have a great community!

Thank you for the amazing 2017 Turkey Trot!!

We are over half-way to meeting our $40,000 fundraising Turkey Trot goal!  Keep collecting pledges and donations!

Turkey Trot 2017 went off without a hitch last Friday.  The weather cooperated all day and the students had so much fun running.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this happen.  Thank you to the spectators who cheered on the kids.  They loved feeling your enthusiasm and support!

Current Turkey Trot Numbers & Donation Matching

Turkey Trot is happening THIS Friday!  We are so excited!  Thank you so much for your support in our biggest fundraiser of the school year.

We still have about $26,500 left to raise to meet our goal to raise $40,000.  The money raised will be used to fund paraprofessional staff, field trips, technology, teacher requests, special events, library books, and design den materials.  The Turkey Trot also promotes physical fitness and gives our students a taste of what it’s like to do a fun run!

Does your workplace give Employee Matching Gifts?  You can double your donation when your employer matches your charitable contribution to Turkey Trot.  Please email the PTO Treasurer for more information.

Turkey Trot Pledges Now Accepted Online

For our Turkey Trot this year, we’re using an awesome web-based fundraising system that makes it much easier for you to request pledges from your family and friends, and for them to make secure credit card donations online. It’s fun, it’s easy, and people who use it typically raise twice as much as those who don’t!

Remember, our Turkey Trot is November 10, so please register now to help our school raise as much as we can for our PTO to support our students, teachers, and staff. The PTO funds four paraprofessionals in the school, it helps pay for field trips, technology in the classrooms, educational programs during the year, instructional supplies, and teacher requests. The PTO also puts on a few social functions throughout the year to help build community at BMES:

When you finish, the system emails pledge requests to your family and friends and allows them to make secure credit card donations online.  You’ll find this really helps get the word out to your family and friends who live out of town.  You get notified each time a pledge is made, and you can track your pledge progress online.

Call 1-888-598-7510 if you need help with this process.