Updates and Reminders for 11-30-17

Boltz Updates and Reminders for 11/30/17

Volunteers Needed:

JA Finance Park

During the 8th grade visit to JA Finance Park next week on the 7th and the 8th, students are immersed in a reality-based decision-making process that addresses aspects of individual family budgeting including housing, transportation, food, utilities, healthcare, investments, philanthropy and banking.  Each student is presented with a unique life situation that identifies the details of their adult persona from marital status to education and from number of dependents to salary.  This is a fun event to chaperone, please consider signing up below


Vision & Hearing Screening

Boltz Screening will take place for all 7th grade students on Monday, December 11th. We need volunteers from 7:20-10:30 a.m. to help screen students. Volunteer training will begin at 7:30 a.m., and screenings start promptly at 7:45 a.m. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up using this link: 


School of Choice Information:

Secondary School of Choice Applications must be submitted by noon, mountain time, on 1/19/18.  If you child is a current student at Boltz in 6th or 7th Grades, you do not need to submit another application.  To apply, click here.

Incoming 6th Grader Shadowing Opportunities:

If you have a fifth grader who would like to shadow at Boltz for the incoming 2018-19 school year, please fill out the interest form here. A school counselor will contact you to confirm your student's shadow day. Shadowing consists of observing an elective class, core class, and lunch. Please have your child bring money for lunch or bring a packed lunch. Times are between 9 a.m. to 12:30.

If you know your child will attend Boltz next year, please give us a call after Spring Break and we are more than happy to set up a shadow experience for your child if necessary.  Please know that there will be a 5th grade visit day for all incoming 6th graders in May!

8th Grade Transition Information:

Fort Collins High School –

            01/11/18 – Information Night and Curriculum Fair 6-8 pm

            02/15/18 – 8th Grade Students Visit 8 am – 12pm

            02/22/18 – Registration Q & A – Room M205 4 pm and 6 pm

            04/09/18 – 8th Grade Transition Night – Large Gym 6 – 7:30 pm

Rocky Mountain High School –

            01/10/18 – Open House 6 - 8 pm

            02/15/18 – 8th Grade Students Visit 8am – 12 pm

            02/21/18 – Course Selection Q & A – 6pm

Poudre High School –

            12/06/17 – Poudre Promo Night 5:30 – 8 pm

            02/15/18 – 8th Grade Students Visit 8 am – 12 pm

            Various Registration Q & A Sessions - Parents can choose one:

                         Wellington MS – 2/15/18 from 6-7:30 pm

                        Poudre High School – 2/20/18 from 6-7:30 pm

                        Lincoln MS – 2/22/18 from 5:30-7 pm

                        CLP MS – 2/22/18 from 6-7:30 pm

Fossil Ridge High School –

            12/5/17 – Student Information Night 6-7:30 pm

            01/17/18 – Curriculum Fair 6-8 pm

            02/15/18 – 8th Grade Students Visit 8 am – 12 pm

            02/21/18 – Registration Q & A 6-7 pm

            03/02/18 – Registration Collection

PTO Fundraising Dinner

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Boltz Middle School. Come in to the Chipotle at 2120 E. Harmony Road 107 in Ft Collins on Monday, December 11th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in the flyer below, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Boltz Middle School.

8th Grade Parents - Yearbook:

Even though the final deadline for purchasing your child's yearbook baby ad has passed, there is a limited amount of ad space still available.  So, if you are still interested, don't delay, please submit your ad as soon as you can.  We will be accepting late ad submissions for the yearbook by mail or online until December 5th.  We don't want you to miss out on this very special opportunity to recognize your child.  For more information, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com

Helping Boltz Families for the Holidays:

If you would also like to contribute to assisting a Boltz family in need this season, you can drop off a financial donation to the front office.  For questions, please contact Deb Morrison in the counseling office at demorris@psdschools.org or 472-3715 

Going to Costa Rica?

If your student is going on the Costa Rica trip this year, please bring any doctor's orders and medications to the Boltz Health Office by Friday, December 15th. If you have any questions, please call the Health Office at 472-3708

7th and 8th grade Wrestlers:

This year, Mr. Lupe Padilla will be leading our wrestling team and he has a great season planned for you.  All the paperwork (except the physical) can be filled out online and will be open for registration on December 9.  If you would like to do the registration and fee payment in the office, that is always available as well.  Please make sure that your physical is current before you start the official season.  Coach Padilla will be offering two wrestling clinics and a preseason camp before the actual season begins. These are opportunities for you to get in the gym and get some extra mat time. 

These dates are: Saturday, 12/16/17 from 8-noon and 1/6/18 from 8-noon in the Boltz Middle School gym. The Pre-season Camp will occur from 1/8/18 to 1/12/18 in the small gym and the regular season begins on 1/16/18. 

For more information please contact Norma Huerta-Kelley, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at nhuertak@psdschools.org or (970) 472-3711.  

The Week Ahead:

11/30/17 – 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Preston

11/30/17 – 8th Grade Boys Basketball @Preston

12/01/17 – College Friday – Wear your favorite College Gear

12/04/17 – 7th Grade Boys Basketball @ CLP

12/04/17 – 8th Grade Boys Basketball vs CLP

12/05/17 – 6th/7th Orchestra Concert

12/06/17 – GT Field Trip - Denver Center for the Performing Arts

12/06/17 – NJHS Meeting

12/06/17 – 7th Grade Boys Basketball vs Wellington

12/06/17 – 8th Grade Boys Basketball @ Wellington

12/07/17 – JA Park Trip for 8th Grade

12/07/17 – Caminos College Field Trip

12/07/17 – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Pigtail Round

12/07/17 – 6th/7th Band Concert

12/08/17 – JA Park Trip for 8th Grade

12/08/17 – Debate Team at Fossil Ridge Tournament