October 13th Newsletter

Ana and Mary’s Newsletter Oct. 13, 2016

The Secret of the Leaves

By Mateo

Is a leaf

a heart?

Does it have the same blood?

No –

but they are in our heart.

The secret of red leaves.

From the Classroom

Fall is in the air and we have spent the last couple of weeks writing poetry about this beautiful season.  Our young poets are searching for “juicy” words and beautiful language everywhere.  They are looking at the ordinary and seeing the extraordinary through the eyes, ears, and hearts of a poet.  We also learned more about bridges this week experimenting with the strength of a beam bridge using cups as the piers, paper as the beam, and testing out the amount of weight (pennies) such a bridge can hold.  Finally, we ended our week with an autumn hike up in the mountains.  Chief Hosa is always a wonderful place to explore and celebrate the miracle of our golden aspen trees.

Conference Sign-Up Folders are out in front of the office. Please make sure you sign up for a conference time.  Conferences at the Open School are student-led so plan on bringing your child with you to the conference.  In addition please plan on spending 20 minutes before or after your child’s conference so s/he can share classwork with you.

Field Trip to the Denver Airport:  We are going to the airport next week on Tuesday, Oct. 18th.  We will leave school at 9:00 and return by 1:30.  The cost for this trip is $10.  Students will also need to bring a sack lunch.  We will not be able to take additional parent chaperones on this field trip because space is limited on the shuttles which will be taking us around the airfields and loading docks at the airport.

Halloween Party: Please look for a sign-up sheet outside of our classroom for the ELC Halloween Party.  This party is organized and run by parents.  You can sign up to bring snacks (NO NUTS PLEASE), organize a craft, or help decorate the classrooms.  Parents decorate the classrooms for the children while they are at skate day and the students are always amazed by the transformation when they return. We have boxes of Halloween decorations for parents to decorate with!

Pumpkin dash money due Thursday, Oct. 13th.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, Oct. 14 – No School – 1-day Fall Break
  • Tues., Oct. 18 – Field trip to the airport – ($10)
  • Thurs./Fri. Oct. 20/21 – Fall Conferences
  • Wed., Oct. 26 – Make up Picture Day
  • Mon., Oct. 31 – Skate Day ($8)/Halloween Party

Peace,    Ana and Mary

bmettler@jeffco.k12.co.us mkorte@jeffco.k12.co.us

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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