May 12th Newsletter


From the Classroom:

This is our final newsletter for the 2016-17 school year.  It is hard to believe that this school year is coming to a close. Learning inside and outside of the classroom alongside your children always amazes and inspires us.  The sense of wonder and curiosity displayed by your children each and every day guided us along our journey as we learned about architecture and oceans, reading, writing, science, math, friendship and community.  There is much to celebrate about the amazing year of learning we experienced together.  Thank you so much to our parent community for supporting your children and our efforts here at school.  We wish you a wonderful summer with your children full of love and laughter.

Teddy Bear Overnight: Students may bring a stuffed animal to school with them on Monday.  The stuffed animal should be able to fit easily in a cubby at school, so please help your child choose a stuffed animal that is not too large.  Stuffed animals will spend the night at school (they often get out of bed at night and have all kinds of fun).  Students will bring home their stuffed animals on Tuesday after school.

Suns’ (3rd Grade) : Suns will be sharing their portfolios with their future IA advisor on Monday and will have an opportunity to visit the IA on Tuesday.  Suns will be leaving for their overnight trip on Wednesday!  Please make sure your child participates in packing his/her bag.  Remember, if your child takes medication to have the medication in a ziplock clearly marked with instructions for time/dosage for the medication.  We cannot get your child’s medication out of the clinic, you must check out any medications from the clinic, place them in a ziplock bag with instructions and turn it in to us the morning of the trip.

Cloth Book Bags: Please return your child’s cloth reading book bag this week.  We will be collecting them and checking off which students have returned their book bag.  All students 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade have a cloth reading book bag with books from the classroom.  There will be a $10 fee for lost book bags.

Library Books: Please return all library books next week.  We will no longer be checking out books at the library for the remainder of the school year.

Summer Reading: Please make sure you establish a regular summer reading routine.   The Jefferson County Public Library has a wonderful summer reading program which includes free books, programs and prizes for the whole family!  Consider checking out Epic Books, an online resource with many leveled texts.  The children love this resource and you can get a free 30 day trial.  Research has shown that many students experience a “summer slide” without daily opportunities to practice reading at home over the summer.

Summer Birthdays: We will have our summer birthday celebration on Friday, May 19th at 3:10. Students with summer birthdays will all celebrate together.

ELC – End of Year Assessment: We will be sending home our End of Year Assessment in Friday folders next week.  This is a simple checklist documenting where we see your child in the personal, social, and intellectual domains at the end of their first, second, or third grade year.

End of the Year Picnic

On Wednesday, May 24th we are going to have our all-school end-of-the-year picnic to celebrate the year and all that we have accomplished together.  The picnic will begin at 11:00 with a tree planting ceremony in the green house in remembrance of Dana and the many incredible ways she touched all of our lives.  At 11:30 we will start serving lunch, which includes hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, watermelon, chips and a drink for everyone to enjoy.  Parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome to join us in this end of the year celebration, but please leave your dogs at home!  The following activities will be set up for people to enjoy once their bellies are full: volleyball, soccer, badminton, 4 square, Frisbee, paddleball, bubbles, jump roping and more.

At around 12:30 p.m., people will have a chance to play with the parachutes, participate in earth ball games and/or partake in the wet and wacky activities in the Lollipop. Then people will have a chance to cool off on the slip and slides and in the water fight from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.  Be sure to bring your swimsuit, a towel and/or a change of clothes.  Sunscreen is another important item to bring and/or wear to the picnic.  If people don’t want to get wet, they can play soccer, volleyball, badminton, 4 square, Frisbee, paddleball or hang out in the grass.  There will be a big clean up of the field at around 2:30 p.m. and the day will wrap up with popsicles for everyone.

If you have any questions, please call and leave a message at #303-982-7056.  We look forward to a fun day of eating and playing together.  Cross your fingers for good weather!

Looking Ahead

Fri., May 12 –  6:00 pm JCOS Film Festival

Mon., May 15 – Teddy Bear “Overnight” – Children may bring a stuffed animal to school – the stuffed animals will spend the night in the classroom (not the children)

Wed., May 17 /Thurs., May 18 – Suns (3rd Grade) Trip to Estes Park

Wed., May 24 – End of Year Picnic

Thurs., May 25 – Last Day of School, Early Dismissal at 1pm

Website: Remember to check out our website,

Peace, Ana and Mary


One thought on “May 12th Newsletter

  1. Hi, I am Lexi Noel’s grandmother and I look forward to your newsletter every month it keeps me in the know.I would love to continue getting it, Lexi has grown leaps and bounds..I would like to thank all of her teachers who worked with her.
    Kris Whittaker
    (Grandma Kris)


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