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Newsletter 2-23-18
 
We hope you had had a great week. If you looking for a fun way to celebrate the end of the week come see Ms. Pumphrey and Ms. Day in the Student and Staff Spring Showcase is at the Castle Pines Campus at 7:00. We'd love to see you!
 
Volunteer Opportunity: Recess Referee!
Do you have a passion for sportsmanship? Are you interested in helping our students learn about teamwork and how to form and follow rules of a game? We are seeking Recess Referees to guide students in fair play and following the golden rule to demonstrate good sportsmanship. If you are interested, please check in with the front office as a volunteer during lunch/recess times.
 
Organisms Unit
We have had a great time learning about Mexico in history. Now we will switch back to science and begin learning about organisms. Our focus will be on observing the external features of plants and animals and thinking about how those features help those organisms survive. We will use an engineering design process to create a product that solves common problems with the ideas we got from our observations. We could use a few simple materials for creating the projects. If you'd like to donate you may sign up here.
 
 
 
Important Upcoming Dates
 
Mar 2- Spirit Day
Mar 7- 60 minute delayed start
 
 
 
Newsletter 2-9-18
 
Happy Friday! We hope you have had another wonderful week. Please take a look at the upcoming events below.
 
Supplies Needed
We are in need of newspaper. If possible, please cut the newspaper into strips, these will be used for a fun Paper Mache project during our Mexico unit.
 
Volunteer Opportunity: Recess Referee!
Do you have a passion for sportsmanship? Are you interested in helping our students learn about teamwork and how to form and follow rules of a game? We are seeking Recess Referees to guide students in fair play and following the golden rule to demonstrate good sportsmanship. If you are interested, please check in with the front office as a volunteer during lunch/recess times.
 
Valentine's Day Party and the 100th day of school
Our Valentine's Day parties will be on Wednesday, February 14th from 11:30-12:15 p.m. Students are encouraged to make Valentines to pass out to their classmates. No food items may be attached to valentine cards. If you have any questions regarding the Valentine's Day party, please reach out to your child's homeroom teacher. 
 
The 100th day of school also falls on Valentine's Day! To celebrate this special day, students are encouraged to dress up like a "100 year old person" if they would like to. If you child chooses not to participate in dressing up, they must be in their uniform. We are also asking students to bring in a collection of 100 items (100 Legos, 100 stickers, 100 beads). This is not a requirement, but students are encouraged to participate. We will be having a gallery walk throughout the four first grade classrooms to check out all the ways to show 100. 
 
Important Upcoming Dates
 
Feb 14- Valentine's Day parties and the 100th day of school
Feb 16- No school (Teacher Comp Day)
Feb 19- No school (Presidents' Day)
 
 
 
Newsletter 1-26-18
 
Thank you to everyone who took the time to conference with us about your child.  It is always a pleasure to get to share their growth with you!
 
Field Trip
We will be going to the Lone Tree Arts Center to watch My Father's Dragon on January 31. Students will not be able to have lunch in the cafeteria that day, so your child will need to bring a nut-free lunch to school along with wearing their regular school uniform.  Please make sure to sign your child up for this wonderful event if you have not done so already!
 
Valentine's Day Parties and 100th Day of School
Valentine's Day parties will be on actual Valentine's Day, which is on a Wednesday this year.  A class list of all the names will be given to your child in their Friday folder NEXT week, so they can make Valentines.  Children are encouraged to make homemade Valentines, and please remember that absolutely no food items can be attached to their cards.  The party will be from 11:30 to 12:15. 
 
That date will actually be 1st grade's 100th day of school, as well, so children will be allowed to dress like a "100 year old person" if they would like to.  If children choose not to dress up like their 100 year old self, then they must still wear their uniforms.  We are also asking children to bring in a collection of 100 items.  This is not required, but we would love to see most children participate.  Some examples could be 100 buttons, 100 Legos, or 100 stickers.  There are some great Pinterest ideas out there, too!
 
Mexico History Unit
We will soon be learning about Mexico in history, and we are in need of as much newspapers as possible!  We would love if the newspapers could be cut into long strips, as we will be using the strips to make pinatas (shhh, please don't tell your child what they are for).  
 
Important Upcoming Dates
 
Jan 31- Field Trip to the Lone Tree Arts Center
Feb 14- Valentine's Day parties and the 100th day of school
Feb 16- No school (Teacher Comp Day)
Feb 19- No school (Presidents' Day) 
Newsletter 2-23-18
 
We hope you had had a great week. If you looking for a fun way to celebrate the end of the week come see Ms. Pumphrey and Ms. Day in the Student and Staff Spring Showcase is at the Castle Pines Campus at 7:00. We'd love to see you!
 
Volunteer Opportunity: Recess Referee!
Do you have a passion for sportsmanship? Are you interested in helping our students learn about teamwork and how to form and follow rules of a game? We are seeking Recess Referees to guide students in fair play and following the golden rule to demonstrate good sportsmanship. If you are interested, please check in with the front office as a volunteer during lunch/recess times.
 
Organisms Unit
We have had a great time learning about Mexico in history. Now we will switch back to science and begin learning about organisms. Our focus will be on observing the external features of plants and animals and thinking about how those features help those organisms survive. We will use an engineering design process to create a product that solves common problems with the ideas we got from our observations. We could use a few simple materials for creating the projects. If you'd like to donate you may sign up here.
 
 
 
Important Upcoming Dates
 
Mar 2- Spirit Day
Mar 7- 60 minute delayed start