Thursday, January 11, 2018

Week of January 8, 2018

Thursday Folder Fliers:


Recess During Winter:
As the weather begins to get colder, please review our policies per our parent handbook regarding appropriate attire and the playground. 
"During periods of inclement weather, please be sure your child comes to school dressed in appropriate clothing, including boots, hats, gloves, socks, and coats as necessary. Inside recess days will be decided by Administration and will be based on the temperature, precipitation, and cloud cover. Below 20 degrees is typically a cut off for children being able to go outside. In order to keep our students safe, all students must wear snow boots when playing in the snow.  If students are not wearing appropriate snow gear, they will be asked to stay on the blacktop." 

Honor Choir:
As a reminder, honor choir will now be meeting every Friday morning from 7:30-8:30am.

Strive to Thrive:
Douglas County Community of Care Network is hosting Strive to Thrive on January 30. Please see this flyer.

Incoming Cimarron Students:

Cimarron Middle School is hosting a Parent Coffee Talk opportunity for future 6th grade parents to gain more information about the exceptional student learning experiences at Cimarron Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year. This informal orientation event will allow you to learn about Cimarron's middle school academics, transitions, athletics, and activities. Please click on the link to sign up for this opportunity.
January 25th 5:00-6:15pm
May 8th 9:00-10:15am

Upcoming Events:
January 12: No School - Professional Learning Day for Teachers
January 15: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:15pm in the Conference Room
January 18: Spelling Bee 6:30pm in the Gym
January 19: Student Leadership Council 7:40am in the Junction
January 23: Orchestra Concert 6:00-7:30pm- Iron Horse Gym
February 16: No School - Professional Learning Day for Teachers
February 19: No School - Presidents Day

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Week of December 18, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers


Happy Holidays from the Staff at Iron Horse!
We wish you a wonderful holiday break filled with family, friends, and love! 

The IHE blog will return on Thursday, January 11, 2018.

Recess During Winter:
As the weather begins to get colder, please review our policies per our parent handbook regarding appropriate attire and the playground. 
"During periods of inclement weather, please be sure your child comes to school dressed in appropriate clothing, including boots, hats, gloves, socks, and coats as necessary. Inside recess days will be decided by Administration and will be based on the temperature, precipitation, and cloud cover. Below 20 degrees is typically a cut off for children being able to go outside. In order to keep our students safe, all students must wear snow boots when playing in the snow.  If students are not wearing appropriate snow gear, they will be asked to stay on the blacktop." 

Preschool Parents:
We have had several reports of parents using the playground after preschool pickup during K-5 lunch recesses. Unfortunately, playground use during the remainder of the school day is limited to students who are in attendance for school. Please do not use the playground during this time. Thank you for your help with this!

Preschool Enrollment for 2018-2019:
For currently enrolled families, the ​preschool enrollment window ​for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will be January 8th through the 12th.  All families with children currently enrolled in a DCSD Preschool program will be emailed the link ​to enroll ​prior to Jan 8th.  This link will be for all current preschool students and their eligible siblings. To be eligible for the 2018/2019 school year, a child must be 3 by September​ 1st,​ 2018. Those children who turn 3 after Sept. 1​,​ will be able to apply 3 weeks before their 3rd birthday.  All children who turn 5 before Oct 1 2018 are not eligible for preschool and can apply for Kindergarten at their neighborhood school.
Visit https://www.dcsdk12.org/preschool

Early Access for Kindergarten/First Grade:

The Early Access Process is open for the 2018-2019 school year. Early Access is designed for “highly advanced gifted” 4 or 5 year old children. It allows early access to kindergarten or first-grade for students who are academically gifted, socially and emotionally mature, in the top 2% or less of the gifted peer group, motivated to learn, ready for advanced placement, and who have exhausted the resources of preschool or home schooling. Interested families can visit the district Gifted page: https://www.dcsdk12.org/gifted-education and click on the Early Access tab at the bottom of the site for more information and portfolio guidelines. The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Apple Awards:
Nominations are open for the 2017-18 Apple Awards. Awards will be given for Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year, and Administrator of the Year. Please use this link for nominations: Apple Awards. The nomination window closes on December 22nd! 

Upcoming Events:
December 22-January 7: No School - Winter Break
January 12: No School - Professional Learning Day for Teachers
January 13: Momentum Gymnastics Day for IHE - More information to come!
January 15: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm
January 18: Spelling Bee 6:30pm
January 23: Orchestra Concert 6:00-7:30pm- Iron Horse Gym
February 16: No School - Professional Learning Day for Teachers
February 19: No School - Presidents Day

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Week of December 11, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:
No fliers this week!

PTO Pie Day Sign Up:
Our PTO is providing pies for our staff next Tuesday. Here is the sign up. Thank you for your support!
December Choir Concert:
Please join our choir and Ms. Dean for our December choir concert on Wednesday, December 20th from 6:00-6:45pm in the gym. 



Polar Express Night:
Please join us for Polar Express Night on December 21 from 6:00-8:00pm to welcome the holiday season! We will be viewing the Polar Express, welcoming the conductor, and providing hot chocolate and cookies for all who attend. Students are welcome to attend with a parent/guardian over 18 only. Jammies and pillows/blankets are encouraged! Every student who brings a friend that does not attend IHE will receive a coupon for a free Subway kids meal! We hope you can join us!  

Apple Awards:
Nominations are open for the 2017-18 Apple Awards. Please use this link for nominations: Apple Awards 

Upcoming Events:
December 20: Choir Concert 6:00-6:45pm
December 21: Polar Express Night 6:00-8:00pm - Parent or Guardian over 18 must be present
December 22-January 7: No School - Winter Break
January 12: No School - Professional Learning Day for Teachers
January 13: Momentum Gymnastics Day for IHE - More information to come!
January 15: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Week of December 4, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:


Emergency Text Information:
Did you know that DCSD sends emergency text notifications during major situations?
It only takes minutes to complete these two steps to ensure you receive text notifications.
STEP 1: Confirm that you have selected to receive text messages in your Infinite Campus account
STEP 2: (the critical step that many people do not complete!) Send a text to 68453 with the message “YES”
If you do not opt-in to the system as outlined above in step 2, you will NOT receive emergency text messages. Need detailed information? Go to http://tinyurl.com/dcsdtext.Thank you for your attention to this important matter!

December Choir Concert:
Please join our choir and Ms. Dean for our December choir concert on Wednesday, December 20th from 6:00-6:45pm in the gym. 


Polar Express Night:
Please join us for Polar Express Night on December 21 from 6:00-8:00pm to welcome the holiday season! We will be viewing the Polar Express, welcoming the conductor, and providing hot chocolate and cookies for all who attend. Students are welcome to attend with a parent/guardian over 18 only. Jammies and pillows/blankets are encouraged! We hope you can join us! 

SAC and PTO:
Our December SAC and PTO meetings have been cancelled due to the many activities that families are engaged in during the month of December. Please join us on January 17th for our next meetings (PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm). 

Apple Awards:
Nominations are open for the 2017-18 Apple Awards. Please use this link for nominations: Apple Awards 

Outreach for Clothing:
If you or someone you know is in need of clothing, please clink on this link for more information: http://www.clothestokidsdenver.org/

Upcoming Events:
December 20: Choir Concert 6:00-6:45pm
December 21: Polar Express Night 6:00-8:00pm - Parent or Guardian over 18 must be present
December 22-January 7: No School - Winter Break
January 12: No School - Professional Learning Day for Teachers
January 13: Momentum Gymnastics Day for IHE - More information to come!
January 15: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 17: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Week of November 27, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:


Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19:
Our Kindergarten Registration for next year will begin on Monday, December 4th. We will have both tuition-based full day classes and a non-tuition-based AM kindergarten class next year. Registration is a first come, first served process. In order to register, you will need to bring your child's birth certificate, proof of residence, and complete a registration packet. Full day class registration also requires a $100 deposit. Tuition for the 2018-19 school year has not yet been determined, but is expected to be around $3500.00 for the year. More information can be received by contacting Janet Nolan, our registrar. 

Holiday Food Drive:
In support of our community, the Student Leadership Council will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Parker Task Force. Grade levels will be collecting food starting on Friday, November 10th and will complete collection on Wednesday, December 20th. The grade level with the most food items by December 20th will earn a PJ and Movie Day on Thursday, December 21st. We hope to collect many items to support our community. Items that we are looking for include: stuffing mix, canned vegetables, canned fruit, jarred/canned gravy, pudding mix, pie crusts, or any other non-perishable item. Thank you in advance for your support! 

December Choir Concert:
Please join our choir and Ms. Dean for our December choir concert on Wednesday, December 20th from 6:00-6:45pm in the gym. 


Polar Express Night:
Please join us for Polar Express Night on December 21 from 6:00-8:00pm to welcome the holiday season! We will be viewing the Polar Express, welcoming the conductor, and providing hot chocolate and cookies for all who attend. Students are welcome to attend with a parent/guardian over 18 only. Jammies and pillows/blankets are encouraged! We hope you can join us! 

SAC and PTO:
Our December SAC and PTO meetings have been cancelled due to the many activities that families are engaged in during the month of December. Please join us on January 17th for our next meetings. 

Apple Awards:

Nominations are open for the 2017-18 Apple Awards. Please use this link for nominations: Apple Awards 

Outreach for Clothing:
If you or someone you know is in need of clothing, please clink on this link for more information: http://www.clothestokidsdenver.org/

Legend Parent Night Out:
The Legend Parents Night Out has been cancelled. Please contact Legend for more information. 

Upcoming Events:
December 5: Elementary Band Concert - Legend High School 7:00pm
December 20: Choir Concert 6:00-6:45pm
December 21: Polar Express Night 6:00-8:00pm - Parent or Guardian over 18 must be present
December 22-January 7: No School - Winter Break
January 12: No School - Professional Learning Day for Teachers
January 13: Momentum Gymnastics Day for IHE - More information to come!
January 15: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 17: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Week of November 13, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers

The Iron Horse Staff wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

 

Holiday Food Drive:
In support of our community, the Student Leadership Council will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Parker Task Force. Grade levels will be collecting food starting on Friday, November 10th and will complete collection on Wednesday, December 20th. The grade level with the most food items by December 20th will earn a PJ and Movie Day on Thursday, December 21st. We hope to collect many items to support our community. Items that we are looking for include: stuffing mix, canned vegetables, canned fruit, jarred/canned gravy, pudding mix, pie crusts, or any other non-perishable item. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Apple Awards:
Nominations are open for the 2017-18 Apple Awards. Please use this link for nominations: Apple Awards 



Polar Express Night:
Please join us for Polar Express Night on December 21 from 6:00-8:00pm to welcome the holiday season! We will be viewing the Polar Express, welcoming the conductor, and providing hot chocolate and cookies for all who attend. Students are welcome to attend with a parent/guardian only. Jammies and pillows/blankets are encouraged! We hope you can join us! 

Outreach for Clothing:
If you or someone you know is in need of clothing, please clink on this link for more information: http://www.clothestokidsdenver.org/



Upcoming Events:
November 20-24: No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 20: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm
December 20: SAC Meeting 3:00-6:00pm
December 21: Polar Express Night 6:00-8:00pm

December 22-January 7: No School - Winter Break

Friday, November 3, 2017

Week of November 6, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Bus Loop:
Please DO NOT use the bus loop for drop off or pick up. This is a safety hazard for our buses and students, and DCSD transportation has asked that all parents use the front drop off area only. The only vehicles that should be in this area are day care buses and DCSD buses. Thank you for your help!

Thanksgiving Feast:
We are excited to welcome you to our Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 15th. Lunches will be held during your child's normal lunch time. If you are available to volunteer, please sign up HERE

 

Holiday Food Drive:
In support of our community, the Student Leadership Council will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Parker Task Force. Grade levels will be collecting food starting on Friday, November 10th and will complete collection on Wednesday, December 20th. The grade level with the most food items by December 20th will earn a PJ and Movie Day on Thursday, December 21st. We hope to collect many items to support our community. Items that we are looking for include: stuffing mix, canned vegetables, canned fruit, jarred/canned gravy, pudding mix, pie crusts, or any other non-perishable item. Thank you in advance for your support! 

Apple Awards:
Nominations are open for the 2017-18 Apple Awards. Please use this link for nominations: Apple Awards 

Healthy Schools:

The DCSD Healthy Schools group would love your feedback. Please use this link to provide feedback: parent survey healthy schools


Polar Express Night:
Please join us for Polar Express Night on December 21 from 6:00-8:00pm to welcome the holiday season! We will be viewing the Polar Express, welcoming the conductor, and providing hot chocolate and cookies for all who attend. Students are welcome to attend with a parent/guardian only. Jammies and pillows/blankets are encouraged! We hope you can join us! 

Cimarron Coffee Talks for Incoming 6th Graders:
On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9am Cimarron Middle School is hosting a Coffee Talk opportunity for future 6th grade parents to gain more information about the exceptional student learning experiences at Cimarron Middle School for the 2018-2019 school year. This informal orientation event will allow you to learn about Cimarron's middle school academics, transitions, athletics, and activities. Please click on the link to sign up for this opportunity.
Additional Coffee Talk dates:
January 16, 2018 9-10:15am
January 25, 2018 5-6:15pm
May 8, 2018 9-10:15am

Upcoming Events:
November 15: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm
November 15: Legend Feeder SAC Meeting @Legend High School 4:30-6:00pm
November 20-24: No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 20: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm
December 20: SAC Meeting 3:00-6:00pm
December 21: Polar Express Night 6:00-8:00pm
December 22-January 7: No School - Winter Break