Get Involved

Parents are a key part of the education process, and we welcome parents to get involved in whatever way they can. Volunteer, donate, help fundraise, join PEG, or be a part of the decision making process through monthly parent meetings. There's an opportunity for every family!

BMS has a new Parent Engagement Group! The group is dedicated to building parent engagement in the school through avenues like volunteering, teacher support and recognition events, and fundraising for the school. Contact Brook Portman at or Principal Ellsperman ( for details. All parents are invited to join!

****NEW School Store: The District has now opened up a BMS School Store in place of our PEG GoFundMe account.  Funds will still go to the PEG account to help with staff needs and Teacher Appreciation Week. The School Store is an option in parents' Infinite Campus parent portal and can be directly accessed with this BMS School Store link.

Thank you for your help and support! See you at the next meeting.

Fundraising Opportunities

Fundraising support is always needed! Here are some easy ways you can help year-round.

The BMS Bike-a-Thon This is our new fundraiser! This spring community event encourages everyone to get on a bike for a great cause. Different routes are planned with prizes, giveaways and more. Contact Brook Portman atskibeaver@gmail.comor Principal Ellsperman ( for details on how to get involved.

The Taste of Basalt The Basalt Education Foundation organizes this fundraising event in the fall that supports all Basalt schools.

The BEF Raffle In conjunction with Taste of Basalt, BMS students sell raffle tickets for big ticket items given away at the Taste of Basalt. All proceeds from the raffle sales go back to BMS.

The Scholastic Book Fair Buy books at the October Scholastic Book Fair through the BMS Library, either in person or online, and a portion of sales goes directly back to BMS to purchase new books at the library.

Band Boosters The band holds a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. Joy of Music celebration is our biggest fundraiser and is held at the end of the year with live music, auctions, and food sales. Contact the band boosters committee for details through band director Andrew Zakerski (

Donations are Welcome!

It takes a community to build a great school, and you can help donate in various ways.

The BMS Makerspace The BMS Makerspace is ALWAYS looking for donations of everything from building toys like Legos, Zometools, and blocks to robotics sets to recyclable items like cardboard tubes and cool packing shapes.

The Little Free Library Drop off middle school-level books for our Little Free Library in the front foyer.

Requests from Teachers Watch in the Enewsletters for these special requests. The BMS weekly enewsletter often posts donation need requests from teachers.

Compassion in the Classroom As part of our Habits of a Scholar compassion initiative, classes, student council, and Crews often hold fundraisers or donation requests for other organizations. Keep an eye out on Facebook or in the enewsletters for these opportunities to donate.

Want to help organize a coat donation fundraiser or backpack program? Contact us!

Shop Till You Drop for BMS!

Support BMS with your shopping dollars! Little purchases do add up and help us support the student needs and programs so necessary to our school.

Shop City Market Sign up your City Market Card to earn money for BMS every time you shop for groceries. Register your card at in order to have funds go to Basalt Middle School. Be sure to designate BMS (#10032) as your organization of choice. You can also call 1-866-221-4141 if you'd rather not sign up online. Annual renewal is necessary.

Box Tops This program went digital and changed to a new app program only. Families can now earn money for BMS by scanning receipts rather than clipping box tops. Participants can download the new mobile app and scan their store receipt, which will automatically analyze which products were Box Tops items and calculate the amount that will be donated to their school of choice. Every box top is still worth 10 cents. Receipts MUST be scanned within 14 days of purchase. For more information and to download the app, visit:

Office Depot Shop for Back-to-School and office supplies at Office Depot using the BMS Code 70017034 and BMS receives up to 5% back.

Shop Amazon for the Basalt Education Foundation You can support Basalt students and the Basalt Education Foundation by signing up for and shopping through Amazon Smiles. Every time you purchase from Amazon through Amazon Smile, you generate donations for the charity of your choice. You can choose your charity right below the search bar, where it says "Supporting:" in orange letters.