Ana and Mary’s Newsletter Oct. 7th, 2016



“The secret of the wise one is…to be curious, to ask questions, to notice, to use one’s senses, to wonder, ….” (Students in our class in response to reading The Wise Woman and Her Secret).


From the Classroom


Notice (see) – wonder – think: We began the week by simply looking at pictures of bridges, sharing with each other what we were noticing about the structures, materials, environments, and what we were wondering and conjecturing. We read a book together online about famous bridges and different ways of constructing/

engineering bridges. Maybe during your next walk or drive you might notice some bridges together with your child, wondering how it was built, what purpose it has, which materials were used….

During our last session of BrainWise with Raina, our social worker, students reviewed different ways of responding to annoying or aggravating situations: take deep breaths (as many as it might take to calm down), walk away from the situation, find something else to do, and self-talk.

The week ended with the visit of a wonderful storyteller who held all of us spell-bound and with the grand finale of the Pumpkin Dash!!!


Conference Sign-Up Folders are out in front of the office.


Field Trip to Chief Hosa: Thanks to last year’s Pumpkin Dash we can go on this field trip free of charge. Please make sure to send your child in appropriate clothing (good walking shoes, coat, layers), with a backpack, a water bottle, and a lunch. Parents are more than welcome to come along!! We are hoping for good weather that will allow us to have a picnic lunch and to build lots of little bridges over creeks….We will leave at 9am and will return to school at 1:30pm, weather depending.

Upcoming Dates

  • 10-12 – CoGat assessments for second graders during math
  • , Oct. 13 – Fall Hiking Field Trip to Chief Hosa
  • Friday, Oct. 14 – No School – 1-day Fall Break
  • , Oct. 18 – Field trip to the airport – ($10)
  • /Fri. Oct. 20/21 – Fall Conferences
  • , Oct. 26 – Make up Picture Day
  • , Oct. 31 – Skate Day ($8)/Halloween Party


Remember to call school and leave a message on the attendance line when your child is absent (303)982-7045.

Peace,   Ana and Mary                              

Halloween Skate Day 2016


Halloween is quickly creeping up on us and it’s time for all of the JCOS creatures of the night to gather at Skate City for our wicked all school skate day. On Monday, October 31st, dressed in our most outrageous costumes, we will climb aboard the buses and be transported to the Skate City off of 121st for a monstrous time.


The cost is $8.00, which can be paid online through JeffcoConnect up until Friday, October 14th. If, for some reason, you pay online and your child is absent the day of skate day, the money will be used to help pay for the all school end of the year picnic. The $8.00 can also be turned in to your child’s advisor on Monday, Oct. 31st. We’ll be picked up from school at 9:00 and dropped back off at 1:30. Don’t forget to pack all the gooey and slimy things that you want to eat for lunch and bring your roller blades if you want to use them.


Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear your costumes, as long as it won’t get in the way of skating (no masks or costumes that hang down by your feet). Don’t forget to bring your head, $8.00, your slimy lunch and your costume. Parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome to join us if they dare, but must also pay $8.00. Please call Rosie at #303-982-7056 if you have any questions. Come dressed in your best and be ready to have a bone chilling good time.


Rosie and David


Directions: Take Wadsworth South to 6th Ave. Get on 6th Ave. going East. Get off 6th Ave. on to I-25 going North. Take I-25 all the way to 120th. Take a left on 120th, cross the bridge and turn right on Delaware. Turn right on to 121st and follow to Skate City, which will be on the right side of the road.


Haunted House – Do you like to be scared? If so, come on down to the gym and get ready to scream. We will open the doors to the haunted house around 1:45 and will keep them open until 3:30 or until everyone is too scared to go through any more.




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