Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Parent Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,
As spring approaches we know that the weather can be very unpredictable. However, as much as possible we want for the students to be outside where they can run and play. There have been more and more students coming into the building when they should be on the playground. Sadly we do not have any supervision in the building prior to the beginning of the day and we have had some serious incidents lately where student safety was compromised because they were in places they shouldn't have been. As always, safety of students is our biggest concern. Please take time to remind your students that they must be outside on the playground both in the morning and at recess so that we can insure their safety. Thank you for your help with this.
Kelli Varney  

We have noticed that many of our students are coming to school without their uniforms more frequently than before. We understand that uniforms aren't in condition to be worn sometimes, but it is school policy to wear uniforms every day. Unfortunately, as a result of so many students not bringing their uniforms and not returning the loaned shirts, we no longer have uniforms to loan. If your student doesn't wear their Newlon shirt, parents will be called to bring the uniform or buy one. If you have a loaned shirt or pants at home Please Return it to the office. 

March Testing
From March 13th to April 28th, our 3rd through 5th grade students will be testing for the Colorado Academic Standards. They focus on the skills our students need -- critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving -- for the rapidly changing workplace of tomorrow.
CMAS (The Colorado Measures of Academic Success) 3rd- 5th
CMAS replaces CSAP and TCAP. Administered online, it refers to a total of 4 statewide tests in language arts, math, science and social studies. 

Upcoming Events
March 6th -10th – Scholastic Book Fair
March 6th – World's Finest Chocolate Orders Due
March 6th -10th – Spirit Week
March 6th -10th - Jump Rope/ Hoops for Heart
March 13th –April 28th - CMAS
March 14th – Family Reading Night 5:30-7:00pm
March 17th – ECE No School!
March 24th – Award Ceremony

Spring Break March 27th – April 3rd 
Back to School April 4th