Thursday, August 16, 2018

Week of August 13, 2018

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Parking Lot Drop-off and Pick-Up Reminders:
Thank you so much for following our parking lot rules! It has been a very smooth few days with some blips. As a reminder, if you choose to drop-off or pick-up your student in our drop-off/pick-up lane, you may not leave your vehicle for any reason. Staff members are on hand to support your student with getting in/out and to your vehicle. If you need assistance, please ask a staff member. When pulling up in our lane, please make sure to pull all the way forward. Following these rules results in a quicker drop-off and pick-up! 

The cones that have been placed out front to support you finding your student's class at the end of the day will no longer be placed out front starting on Monday. This was a temporary solution to support students and families transitioning into the new year. Teachers will be in the same spots, so please continue to look for your student in the same area. 

Finally, please do not allow your student to walk alone to or from the gravel lot - this is a safety issue and not allowed. They need an adult with them to walk to the sidewalk. Thank you for your help and support with these parking lot rules. 

Assessment Day/Picture Day:
Our Assessment Day/Picture Day is August 28th. Students do not attend school on this day, but instead are brought in by parents/guardians at a set time to complete an assessment with their teacher and get their picture taken. Parents sign up for a time that works for them on this day. Please see the directions below to sign up for a time. The window is open starting today and will close on August 23rd. 

Pictures will be in the Gym from 7:30am until 3:30pm. Picture packets will be sent home next Thursday and will also be available in the Gym on Picture Day. You may also opt to pay online - that information will be available next week. 

To sign up, please go to the Iron Horse Website
Once you are at the website, click on the Parent Resources.

Once there, you will click on "Online Scheduler"

This will direct you the the Online Scheduler page. From there, please select "IRON HORSE ELEMENTARY" and click "Go". Then you will need to enter your student's ID number (same as their lunch number) and the password "engineer". From there, you will be able to select a date and time for your student's assessment. 



                               

Our New Spirit Rock - Donated by Melanie Morgan

Rent the Rock:
"Rent the Rock" to recognize a student's birthday, show school spirit, thank or recognize teachers or staff members, congratulatory events, etc. It is a great way to spread positive messages and increase excitement in our community!  The Iron Horse PTO would like to thank you for supporting our school through your donation to paint the Spirit Rock! Donations made to paint the rock directly benefit our school and its' programming for students.  We hope to keep the Spirit Rock as a fun and exciting tradition for students and parents for years to come. The Spirit Rock is located on the East side of the light pole at the sidewalk entrance to our building. 
Spirit Rock Policies:
  • Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.The cost for the reservation is $10 per day. Here is a link to sign up: 
  • Payment is due when the reservation is made. You may pay by cash or check, payable to IHE PTO. Payment must be dropped off at the IHE Office at time of reservation - please note SPIRIT ROCK, name & the date you are reserving in the memo or on the envelope if paying by cash.
  • Reserve the date you want!!!! Once reserved and paid for, you have the rock for 24 hours, from 4:00 pm on the afternoon prior to your reserved day until 4:00 p.m. on the reserved day.  (If your child's birthday is on March 2 - book March 2. Then at 4:00 p.m. on March 1st, you may begin painting).
  • It is your responsibility to paint the rock or find someone to paint it for you. The PTO will not paint the rock.
  • The family or organization must supply paint, rollers, brushes and appropriate clothing for painting the rock. All supplies and the area around the rock must be left as you found it. Please clean up after yourself and do not leave any paint or materials on or around the rock or on school property. Any damage to school property as a result of painting the rock will be taken care of by the family or group that reserved the rock for that day.
  • Plan to use 2-3 cans of paint as the base coat. More will be used if the color you are covering is dark or bright. Exterior paint works best. 
  • In the event of inclement weather, a family or organization may revisit the calendar and choose an open date for a substitution. This may or may not be the next school day as that may already be reserved. We apologize we are unable to make refunds.
  • In keeping with the IHE Code of Conduct and Behavior Guidelines, Iron Horse will not allow any bullying, profanity, obscenity or derogatory language. Please refrain from any political or discriminatory remarks. If there is any question to the wording or symbols painted on the rock, we reserve the right to remove/repaint the rock without notice.

Animals on the Grounds:
While Douglas County School District does not allow animals to be on campus (Policy Number: Superintendent File: KFAA), we understand that many of you enjoy walking with your dog to school in this beautiful weather. If you choose to bring your dog (or cat) to pick-up or drop-off, please stay near the trailhead sign/sidewalk (on the East side) and have your child meet you there. Many of our students are frightened of animals; and some animals do not get along with one another or children when overwhelmed. Staff members will remind you if you are in other areas beyond this. Thank you for your help! 

Legend Homecoming Parade:
The Legend Homecoming Parade is coming! We are in need of volunteers to plan and create our Homecoming Float. Please email me at kirsten.bloomfield@dcsdk12.org if you are interested in this opportunity. If your child is interested in walking in the parade, please email me at the above address. Thank you! 

Spirit Wear:
If you would like to order IHE spirit wear, the link to the order form is listed above under "Thursday Folder Fliers". Orders will be accepted in the office until August 27th. This is a great way to show your Iron Horse pride! 

Chick Fil-A Restaurant Night:
Our first restaurant night of the year is tonight! If you mention "Iron Horse" during your purchase, we will receive a generous portion of all proceeds from the night. This is a great way to raise funds for our school AND you don't have to cook dinner!  

Did You Know?
Every month, our PTO publishes a newsletter filled with important information regarding the school. The newsletter also contains ads from a variety of service providers. Every time a reader clicks on one of the links, Iron Horse receives funding from the newsletter company. Get those fingers clicking! 

School Fees:
DCSD will be using My School Bucks instead of RevTracks, our previous system, for all parent fees.  Although it will be much more user friendly, it is having some technical issues. Please review this letter from Douglas County School District in regards to My School Bucks. The district is working around the clock to resolve these issues.  Thank you! 

Upcoming Events:
August 16: Chick Fil-A Restaurant Night 4:00-8:00pm
August 24: Donuts for Dads 7:45-8:15am in the Cafeteria
August 28: Assessment and Picture Day 8:00am-3:30pm
September 3: NO School - Labor Day
September 5: Legend Homecoming Parade
September 10: Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Night for IHE
September 19: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm
September 19: SAC Meeting 5:00-6:00pm
September 21: NO School - Teacher PLC Day

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Week of August 6, 2018

Thursday Folder Fliers:


Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! The staff at Iron Horse is so thrilled to work alongside you to support your student in their journey of learning. Thank you to everyone who came to our Back to School Open House. We had a wonderful time meeting all of the families, new and returning. This year is going to be fantastic!

Rolling Entry Starts Tomorrow: 
Our rolling entry starts tomorrow. The school day officially starts at 8:35am. Students are allowed to enter the building and go to their classroom at 8:18am. Students are not considered late until after 8:35am. There is no supervision outside until 8:18am. Thank you for honoring this time so that our students remain safe and supervised. 

Parking Lot Pick-Up:
Please note that our gravel parking lot closes at 3:20pm with no entry thereafter until 3:45pm. This is to ensure that our walking students can safely cross this area on their way home. Thank you for your understanding. 

School Fees:
DCSD will be using My School Bucks instead of RevTracks, our previous system, for all parent fees.  Although it will be much more user friendly, it is having some technical issues so please hold on paying new fees for the next week. They are working around the clock to resolve the issues.  Thank you! 

Chick Fil-A Restaurant Night:
Our first restaurant night of the year is next week! We will be partnering with Chick Fil-A. If you mention "Iron Horse" during your purchase, we will receive a generous portion of all proceeds from the night. This is a great way to raise funds for our school AND you don't have to cook dinner! 

PTO Meeting:
Our first PTO meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 15 from 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction. We will be holding elections for our PTO president during this meeting, as well as starting work on our upcoming Read-a-Thon fundraiser. We would love to see you there! 

SAC Meeting:
Our first SAC meeting of the month will be held on Wednesday, August 15 from 5:00-6:00pm. This group is an advisory committee that provides the principal with feedback in the areas of parent engagement, budget priorities, the Unified Improvement Plan, and assisting the district in parent engagement strategies at the district level. We will be holding elections for our SAC at this meeting. If you are interested in serving on the SAC, please send a brief paragraph introducing yourself and why you'd like to serve on the SAC to kirsten.bloomfield@dcsdk12.org. We hope you can join us! 

Upcoming Events:
August 15: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
August 15: SAC Meeting 5:00-6:00pm in the Junction
August 16: Chick Fil-A Restaurant Night 4:00-8:00pm
August 24: Donuts for Dads 7:45-8:15am in the Cafeteria
August 28: Assessment and Picture Day 8:00am-3:30pm - More information to come!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Week of May 21, 2018 - End of the Year Report

Thursday Folder Fliers:
The Iron Horse Staff wishes you a very happy summer! 

As the school year comes to a close, our minds and hearts are filled to the brim. It’s been a great year! Together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community and wholehearted passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning for our children makes Iron Horse a truly special place.

Special thanks to all of you who have contributed in ways small, large and unimaginable! Thank you for working in the Junction, chaperoning on field trips, helping with school pictures, providing food and/or organizing treats for teachers, organizing events, working at these events, showing up to support your children, serving on SAC or PTO, sharing your talents, helping with traffic, and providing the resources to do what we dream and know is good for children. Thank you for getting your kids to school on time each day, for kind notes of encouragement that mean more than you know, for sending your kids with healthy lunches or snacks obviously packed with love, for making sure homework gets done… and turned in. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for your children and knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these, and a million other things, we are truly grateful.

As we reflect on the year, staff has continued to work hard in the area of literacy. Teachers are implementing the Jan Richardson framework for guided reading with fidelity. Staff was trained in the areas of Narrative and Response to Literature writing through our Write from the Beginning curriculum. Several schools, including Eagle Ridge Elementary, Castle Rock Elementary, and Cherokee Trail Elementary, as well as DCSD Alternative Licensure teachers, have visited us throughout the year to observe the amazing reading and writing instruction that is happening within our building. 


Staff also worked collaboratively this year to create a revised vision for our school. Our newly revised vision is: We are committed to creating an inclusive, emotionally and physically safe environment where all students are engaged in purposeful learning through the development of perseverance, problem solving, and responsibility, while developing the skills necessary to excel in an ever-changing world. Staff has defined the skills necessary at each level to show problem solving and responsibility. As we finalize and define all of the skills contained within our vision, we will be sharing this information with you.  


Looking at next year, the Legend feeder staff from all 6 feeder schools will be focusing on the implementation of Thinking Strategies in all content areas, and Marzano's Critical Concepts in the areas of Math, Reading and Writing. The Critical Concepts are the 8-12 standards in each content area that students should master within that grade level. The concepts were created by Dr. Marzano and his staff through over 10 years of research into state and national standards. Staff will begin to understand and utilize Marzano's Critical Concepts. Staff will also be trained in the Thinking Strategies and the workshop model for instruction. 
This work aligns seamlessly with the work we have already done at Iron Horse with Jan Richardson, Thinking Maps, and Write from the Beginning. Additionally, staff will continue their training with Write from the Beginning. We are also excited to share that we will be using a newly revised version of EnVisions that is more rigorous and will support our students as they transition to Cimarron (who also uses this curriculum). 

To those who are leaving us for new places and adventures, we wish you all the best in your future! Kathy Hoover, Twyla Morton, Brooke Bullock, Michelle Chei, and Janet Williams will be pursuing new opportunities next year. We know that amazing things are on the horizon for them! Finally, congratulations to our very capable 5th graders who are moving on to the next stage in their academic careers! 

It has been a tremendous year of learning and growing, both for staff and students! We are so excited to continue this learning next year with our students, both new and returning. The Principal Blog will resume the week of August 6, 2018. Enjoy your summer!
Kirsten

Spring Elementary Progress Reports (EPR) Released May 30th
Teachers are celebrating students’ growth as they complete spring Elementary School Progress Reports (EPRs).  EPRs will be released to parents on Wednesday, May 30th, through Parent Portal. You will be able to access your child's EPR on this date by following the directions below.


· Click on the Parent Resources Tab

· Select Parent Portal and use your credentials to log in.

· Click "View Elementary Progress Report" under your child's picture

Class Letters:
Class letters for the 2018-19 school year will be sent home the week of July 30th. Please expect them to arrive by August 4th. 

Back to School Open House:
We will hold an open house for all families on Wednesday, August 8th from 4:00-6:00pm. Kindergarten parents are invited to join us from 4:00-4:30pm to receive information about the upcoming school year (including curriculum, expectations, etc). During the open house, families can drop off their supplies and meet their teacher. 


Adjustment to Start and End Times Next Year:
Next year, IHE's start and end time will be slightly different. As you may recall, time was added to our day to allow for 2 assessment days. The school district has mandated that all schools follow the same calendars beginning next year. We will continue to have a Fall assessment day (provided by the district), but will no longer have a Spring Assessment Day. Due to these changes our bell schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:18am - First Bell - Rolling Entry Begins
  • 8:30am - Second Bell - School Day Begins
  • 8:35am - Third Bell - Tardy Bell - Students Who Arrive After This Time Are Tardy
  • 3:20pm - K-2 Students are Dismissed
  • 3:25pm - 3-5 Students are Dismissed

Start of the 2018-19 School Year:
On Thursday, August 9th, we will begin our school year with our rolling start. Students will enter the school on their own between 8:18 AM and 8:35 AM.  Staff members will escort students who need additional assistance to their classrooms.  To ensure all students’ safety, we ask that parents

1) Not drop off their child before 8:18 AM
2) Say good-bye to their children outside of the building

Supervision, including cross walk supervision, will not be provided prior to 8:18 AM so it is essential that students not arrive prior to that time.


Assessment Day/School Pictures: 
In an attempt to gain more targeted information regarding your child’s academic strengths and needs, Iron Horse will continue to hold an assessment day on Tuesday, August 28.   Each child will come to school to complete classroom assessments.  Having students complete assessments with their teacher after they have been in school for a few days allows students to adjust to classroom practices and procedures.  The assessments administered will allow educators to alter their instruction to meet your child’s individual strengths and needs.

Parents will be able to sign up for an assessment and meet the teacher time using the online conference scheduler. Because we value the information we are obtaining on these days it is imperative that all children complete the assessments on August 28. At the end of your child’s assessment time, you will meet your child in the gym where school photos will be taken. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Week of May 14, 2018

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Yearbooks:
All yearbooks will be passed out on Wednesday, May 23rd. A limited supply of 15 yearbooks will be available for purchase on Thursday, May 24th. This will be first come, first served with no holds. The office will accept cash or checks. 

Thank You from PTO:
Thank you to all of the volunteers who supported and provided treats and items for Teacher Appreciation Week. We appreciate your help and support! 

Medications at School:
If your child has medications stored at school, please make sure to retrieve them from the office on the last day of school. Thank you! 

Message from the School Accountability Committee Chair:
Parents, are you looking for a way to become more involved with Iron Horse, providing input on decisions about budget priorities, safety, staffing and curriculum?  Then I encourage you to become a member of the Iron Horse School Accountability Committee (SAC).  I have participated as a participant, voting member and officer, and have been the Chair for the past 3 yrs.  This is the perfect way for me to better understand, contribute to, and partner with my neighborhood school.  

We are recruiting new members for next year and would love to have you join us!  We meet monthly and with the feeder SACs several times each year. Don’t miss this great opportunity to partner with Iron Horse!  Please let me know if you have any questions at mexstrom@msn.com

Iron Horse Summer Office Hours:
The office will be open from May 29-June 1st from 7:30am-4:00pm. 
The office will be closed from June 2nd-July 15th for Summer Break. 
The office will re-open July 16th-August 8th from 7:30am-4:00pm. 
For registrations or questions between June 2nd and July 15th, please call 720-433-0095.

School Supplies for Next School Year:
School code is IRO006
Orders can be turned into the front office until Friday, May 18th
Online orders can me made until June 10th.  

Upcoming Events:
May 22: IHE Choir Concert - 6:30-7:15pm in the Gym
May 24: Legend Graduation
May 24: 5th Grade Clap-out - 3:20pm in the main hallway
May 25: Last Day of School - Half Day for Kindergarten and 5th Grade ONLY

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Week of May 7, 2018

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Parker Region Budget Presentation:
Please join the Parker area principals to learn more about the fiscal crisis facing Douglas County School District. Principals will be presenting information regarding the budget crisis and attendees with have an opportunity to ask questions. This event will be held from 6-7:30pm at Ponderosa High School's Theater on May 16th. We hope you can join us - and bring a friend! 



Mother-Son Event Cancelled:
Our Mother-Son event has been cancelled due to lack of participation. 

Field Day - Thursday, May 17:
Field day is coming on May 17th. In the event of rain, we will hold Field Day on May 18th. Please make sure the send your student in layers, with sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle for this event as many of the activities are outside. We are ready to have some fun Dr. Seuss-style! 

Iron Horse Summer Office Hours:
The office will be open from May 29-June 1st from 7:30am-4:00pm. 
The office will be closed from June 2nd-July 15th for Summer Break. 
The office will re-open July 16th-August 8th from 7:30am-4:00pm. 

For registrations or questions between June 2nd and July 15th, please call 720-433-0095.

School Supplies for Next School Year:
School code is IRO006
Orders can be turned into the front office until Friday, May 18th
Online orders can me made until June 10th.  

School Accountability Committee:
The School Accountability Committee (SAC) is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school performance, budget priorities and parental engagement. The purpose of the committee is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.  Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, the principal and teachers. Elections for Chair and District Accountability Committee Liaison will take place during our September 2018 meeting. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested to Kirsten.Bloomfield@dcsdk12.org by May 25th

Upcoming Events:
May 11: Assessment Day - No School - Students come at parent-chosen time for assessments
May 12: IHE Choir at the Rockies Game
May 16: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
May 16: Parker Region Budget Meeting 6:00-7:30pm @ Ponderosa High School
May 17: Field Day
May 18: Rain Date for Field Day
May 18: Swirls Night for IHE - proceeds benefit IHE (see flyer above)
May 22: IHE Choir Concert - 6:30-7:15pm in the Gym
May 24: Legend Graduation
May 24: 5th Grade Clap-out - 3:20pm in the main hallway
May 25: Last Day of School - Half Day for Kindergarten and 5th Grade ONLY

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Week of April 30, 2018

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Mother - Son Event:
We are excited to offer a Mother - Son event at the Parker Fieldhouse on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00-2:00pm. Sons will be able to play broom ball, capture the flag, dodgeball, and climb the wall with their moms. We are in need of dads to volunteer for this event, so that the moms can have some fun! 
Please sign up here: 
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F094AAAA72AA0F49-volunteers

SSN School Store:
The SSN (Significant Support Needs) Classroom will be hosting their
school store “The IHE Depot” May 7-10th. They will be selling school related items including erasers, bookmarks, stress balls, etc. Mother’s Day gifts will be sold again this year. More information is available above.

Field Day:
Our annual field day will be held on Thursday, May 17th (in the event of rain, the date will be May 18th). The theme for our day is Dr. Seuss! 

Mrs. Maag's Kindies and grades 3-5 will have their field day from 9:00-11:00am. Mrs. Suson's and Ms. Gardner's Kindies and grades 1-2 will have their field day from 1:00-3:00pm. 

Most of the events will be held outside, so students need to be prepared by bringing water bottles and wearing sunscreen and hats. Student's clothing should be appropriate for athletic activities and the ever-changing weather. Please have your student wear layers, pants or shorts, and tennis shoes (no sandals or boots please). 

Students are encouraged to wear a shirt that corresponds to their grade level colors:
*Kindergarten=Red                    *1st Grade=Yellow
*2nd Grade=White                     *3rd Grade=Blue
*4th Grade=Green                     *5th Grade=Black

All parents are welcome to come to support their student during the day. Our Field Day Goals=To have fun, create positive challenges, display good sportsmanship, demonstrate skills, and create good attitudes about physical activity. 

Read-a-Thon Next Year:
PTO surveyed parents last fall and made the decision based upon this survey to change our largest fundraiser from Boosterthon to a Read-a-Thon. This event will be run by the PTO, with all proceeds going directly to Iron Horse. We need your help to make this a successful fundraiser. Please see the flyer above for more information about how you can help with this fundraiser next year. 

Iron Horse Summer Office Hours:
The office will be open from May 29-June 1st from 7:30am-4:00pm. 
The office will be closed from June 2nd-July 15th for Summer Break. 
The office will re-open July 16th-August 8th from 7:30am-4:00pm. 

For registrations or questions between June 2nd and July 15th, please call 720-433-0095. 

School Supplies for Next School Year:
School code is IRO006
Orders can be turned into the front office until Friday, May 18th
Online orders can me made until June 10th.  

School Accountability Committee:
The School Accountability Committee (SAC) is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school performance, budget priorities and parental engagement. The purpose of the committee is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.  Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, principals and teachers. Elections for Chair and District Accountability Committee Liaison will take place during our September 2018 meeting. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested to Kirsten.Bloomfield@dcsdk12.org by May 25th

Upcoming Events: 
May 7: No School for 5th Grade ONLY
May 8: Artisan Pizza Night for IHE - proceeds benefit IHE
May 10: Muffins for Moms 7:45-8:20am in the Cafeteria
May 11: Assessment Day - No School - Students come at parent-chosen time for assessments
May 12: Mother-Son Event - 12:00-2:00pm at the Parker Fieldhouse ($10 per son)
May 16: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
May 16: Parker Region Schools Budget Presentation 6:00-7:30pm at Ponderosa High School
May 17: Field Day
May 18: Rain Date for Field Day
May 18: Swirls Night for IHE - proceeds benefit IHE
May 24: Legend Graduation
May 24: 5th Grade Clap-out - 3:20pm in the main hallway
May 25: Last Day of School - Half Day for Kindergarten and 5th Grade ONLY

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Week of April 23, 2018


Online Scheduler for Assessment Day:
The online scheduler for our assessment day on May 11th opens today. The scheduler will close on May 3rd. To set an appointment with your child's teacher, please visit our website ihe.dcsdk12.org. From the home page, navigate to Parent Resources > Online Scheduler



This will take you to the online scheduler page. Choose Iron Horse from the drop down menu. 

Once you have chosen Iron Horse, you will need to enter your student's ID number (same as their lunch number) and the password: engineer. At this point, you will be able to select a date and time for your child's conference. Please call Janet Nolan in the office if you experience any issues. 

**If one of your students is being assessed by Kari Dunn and they have siblings, you will need to sign up in the Online Scheduler and via the sign up genius that was sent home yesterday. 

SSN School Store:
The SSN (Significant Support Needs) Classroom will be hosting their
school store “The IHE Depot” May 7-10th. They will be selling school related items including erasers, bookmarks, stress balls, etc. Mother’s Day gifts will be sold again this year. More information is available in this week's Thursday folders above.

School Supplies for Next School Year:
School code is IRO006
Orders can be turned into the front office until Friday, May 18th
Online orders can me made until June 10th.  

Spring Carnival:
Our Spring Carnival is tomorrow night from 6:00-7:30pm! Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash or check onlyTeachers will be hosting various games and activities for students, including temporary tattoos, human hungry hippos, ring toss, cake walk, hair painting, etc. Tickets cost $.25 each with activities requiring 1-4 tickets (cash or check only). Dinner (hot dog, chips, drink and cookie) and snow cones will be available for purchase. Dinner costs $3 and snow cones cost $2 (cash or check only).  We hope you can join us for this fun event. All proceeds from this event go directly to IHE staff to purchase instructional items for student use. 

Student Leadership Council:
Tomorrow, April 27th is our last meeting of the year. We will meet from 7:45-8:20 and will celebrate the year with donuts and juice. All of the students did a fantastic job this school year! 

School Accountability Committee:
THE MAY SAC MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The School Accountability Committee (SAC) is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school performance, budget priorities and parental engagement. The purpose of the committee is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.  Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, principals and teachers. Elections for Chair and District Accountability Committee Liaison will take place during our September 2018 meeting. If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please submit a paragraph about yourself and why you are interested to Kirsten.Bloomfield@dcsdk12.org by May 25th

Upcoming Events:
April 27: Student Leadership Council 7:45-8:20am (Celebration Breakfast)
April 27: Spring Carnival - 6:00-7:30pm
May 2-4: 5th Grade Outdoor Education 
May 7: No School for 5th Grade ONLY
May 7-10: SSN Store - (flyer above)
May 8: Artisan Pizza Night for IHE - proceeds benefit IHE (flyer above)
May 10: Muffins for Moms 7:45-8:20am in the Cafeteria
May 11: Assessment Day - No School - Students come at parent-chosen time for assessments - sign up using the Online Scheduler (directions above)
May 12: Mother-Son Event - 12:00-2:00pm at the Parker Fieldhouse ($10 per son)
May 16: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
May 17: Field Day
May 18: Rain Date for Field Day
May 18: Swirls Night for IHE - proceeds benefit IHE
May 24: Legend Graduation
May 24: 5th Grade Clap-out - 3:20pm in the main hallway
May 25: Last Day of School - Half Day for Kindergarten and 5th Grade ONLY