Ana and Mary’s Newsletter October 28, 2016
“The Golden Gate Bridge … offers enduring proof that human beings can alter the planet with reverence.” – Kevin Starr in “Golden Gate,” 2010
From the Classroom
One cold, windy, dark Halloween night… Students have been working on Halloween stories this week. They have been learning to use details, description, action, and dialogue to write engaging stories. Students developed characters and chose settings which varied from New York City to the deep dark woods. During reading time we have been discussing the idea of character empathy. Together we looked at how the feelings of characters shape their decisions. We also discovered how empathy for the characters in our stories helps us relate to the feelings of characters because of our own life experiences. We have continued to explore bridges. When reading the story 21 Elephants students learned about the Brooklyn Bridge and how PT Barnum paraded 21 Elephants across the bridge to convince a doubtful public of its strength. We also read Pop’s Bridge, a story about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Families are welcome to join us at our class Halloween Party following Skate Day. The rough schedule for Halloween will look something like this…
9:00 – 1:30 – Roller Skating
1:40 – Halloween Parade
2:00 – Halloween Party
3:00 – Clean Up and Halloween Stories
There will be a Haunted House set up in the gym for students. It can be scary for little ones, so remind your child that we have a party in the classroom with snacks and crafts, the haunted house is optional.
Costumes may not include any kind of weapon – hatchets, swords, guns, etc.
- Mon., Oct. 31 – Skate Day ($8)/Halloween Party
- Fri., Nov. 4 – Early Release 1:00 pm
- Wed., Nov. 9 – Field Trip to the Children’s Museum $10 (there is a 1 to 5 free ratio so we would love to have parents come along, for this trip please e-mail and let us know if you will be joining us, there will be no fee for the first 5 parents who let us know they will be joining us)
- Nov. 17 – All School Talent Show, If you child would like to participate please contact
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.