Friday, January 17, 2020

Week of January 13, 2020

Thursday Folder Fliers:

Parking Lot Update:
In order to support our students during very cold weather (22 degrees or colder, including wind chill), we will be strategically releasing cars in the gravel lot in order to get as many students into warm cars as quickly as possible. If you park in the gravel lot, you may need to wait for a few moments to be released. We greatly appreciate your patience on these days. Thank you for your support in helping us ensure that all of our students are warm and safe during cold weather! 

Spelling Bee Winners:
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winner, Abigail Novak, and our runner up, Allegra Kohl. Our winner will be competing in the upcoming district spelling bee. In the event that our winner cannot make the district bee, our runner up will take her place. Good luck girls! 


Apple Award Nominees:
Congratulations to our Apple Award Nominees, Sarah Mitzel and Rachel Lemon! These wonderful ladies work very hard to support our kiddos and we are so proud of them. Please congratulate them when you see them! 

News from the Art Room:
Congratulations to Madison Scott; our January Artist of the Month, on her Color Monster project.  Check out her artwork here.
Also, I would like to send my thanks to all of those families who chipped in towards a gift card for me.  There were so many families that I hope this will reach you all. 

Author Visit for 4th and 5th Grade:
Our 4th and 5th graders will enjoy a visit by author, Melissa Savage, on February 5th. If you would like to purchase her book, the flyer is available above. 

Valentine's Parties:
We will be holding our Valentine's Day Parties from 2:45-3:15pm on Thursday, February 13th. Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

Parent Book Group:
Dr. Ale Chavez-Stuart, our school counselor, would like to offer a parent book club for those interested. Please complete this survey if you are interested. Groups would be starting at the beginning of February. 

Upcoming Important Dates:
JANUARY 20: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FEBRUARY 6: Tokyo Joe's Restaurant Night for IHE
FEBRUARY 11: SAC Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
FEBRUARY 12: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
FEBRUARY 13: Sweetheart Dance 6:00-7:30pm in the Gym
FEBRUARY 13-21: Legend Feeder Wish Week
FEBRUARY 14: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
FEBRUARY 17: NO SCHOOL - President's Day
MARCH 2-6: BOOK FAIR in the Junction
MARCH 10: SPRING PARENT CONFERENCES (common night) 4:00-7:00pm
MARCH 12: SPRING PARENT CONFERENCES (common night) 4:00-7:00pm
MARCH 15-20: SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL-

Friday, January 10, 2020

Week of January 6, 2020

Thursday Folder Fliers:


Goodies with Grownups:
Please join us on Thursday, January 16th from 7:45-8:15am in the cafeteria for our PTO-sponsored Goodies with Grownups. This event allows our students to come with any adult to enjoy breakfast treats before the school day.  In an effort to be more inclusive of different family structures, this takes the place of Muffins for Moms/Donuts with Dads. We hope that you will join us! 

Parking Lot:
As we are entering the second semester, we'd like to remind you of the rules governing the parking lot area. 
 - Please pull all the way forward in the pick up/drop off line
 - Students should be ready to be dropped off or picked up quickly to help the line move quickly
 - Please do not exit your vehicle if dropping off or picking up - students should be able to get in and out on their own
 - There is no drop off in the parking lots
 - Please lower your speed when in the parking lot to avoid accidents
 - No cell phone use in the parking lot areas or drop off/pick up line
 - Please obey all staff directions
Failure to obey these guidelines can result in the revocation of the ability to utilize the parking lot and pick up/drop off lines. 

Valentine's Parties:
We will be holding our Valentine's Day Parties from 2:45-3:15pm on Thursday, February 13th. Please contact your child's teacher for more information. 

Parent Book Group:
Dr. Ale Chavez-Stuart, our school counselor, would like to offer a parent book club for those interested. Please complete this survey if you are interested. Groups would be starting at the beginning of February. 

Upcoming Important Dates:
JANUARY 14: Freddy's Night for IHE
JANUARY 14: Spelling Bee 9:00-10:00am in the Gym
JANUARY 15: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
JANUARY 16: Goodies for Grownups 7:45-8:15 in the Cafeteria
JANUARY 20: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FEBRUARY 6: Tokyo Joe's Restaurant Night for IHE
FEBRUARY 11: SAC Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
FEBRUARY 12: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
FEBRUARY 13: Sweetheart Dance 6:00-7:30pm in the Gym
FEBRUARY 13-21: Legend Feeder Wish Week
FEBRUARY 14: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
FEBRUARY 17: NO SCHOOL - President's Day
MARCH 2-6: BOOK FAIR in the Junction
MARCH 10: SPRING PARENT CONFERENCES (common night) 4:00-7:00pm
MARCH 12: SPRING PARENT CONFERENCES (common night) 4:00-7:00pm
MARCH 15-20: SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL-

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Week of December 16, 2019

Folder Fliers:
No Fliers This Week

The IHE Staff wishes you a joyous holiday season! See you on January 7th! 

Fall Elementary Progress Reports (EPR) Released December 21st:
Teachers are celebrating students’ growth as they complete Fall Elementary School Progress Reports (EPRs).  EPRs will be released to parents on Saturday, December 21st at 8:00am, through the EngagED Parent Portal. Go to this link to view the directions to access your child's EPR. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten:
The Parker library has a program for Pre-K students called the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. The link to more information about this program is:  https://www.dcl.org/1000-books/ . The library also offers 3 story times daily, Monday through Friday. We highly encourage our families to take advantage of these great opportunities in preparation for Kindergarten! 

Upcoming Important Dates:
DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 5: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
JANUARY 14: Freddy's Night for IHE
JANUARY 16: Goodies for Grownups 7:45-8:15 in the Cafeteria

Friday, December 13, 2019

Week of December 9, 2019

Folder Fliers:
STEM Science Matters


Polar Express Night:
Our PTO will be hosting a Polar Express Night on Thursday, December 19th from 5:00pm-7:30pm in the Gym. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served from 5-5:30pm. At 5:30pm, the movie will promptly begin. Everyone is welcome to bring pillows and blankets to use on the floor, and pajamas are encouraged! Please note that camping chairs/folding chairs are only allowed in the back 1/3 of the gym. All children attending must have an adult (18 years or older) in attendance for the ENTIRE duration of the event for safety purposes. 

News from the Art Room:
Congratulations to Rebekah Dodd; our December Artist of the Month!  Check out her Monster in My Closet project here.  

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021:
We are excited to announce our Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year! We are now accepting enrollment! Please spread the word and let your neighbors know. We will be offering full day kindergarten only. Registration packets are available online (on our website) and in the office. Please contact the office if you have any questions. 


Fall Elementary Progress Reports (EPR) Released December 21st:
Teachers are celebrating students’ growth as they complete Fall Elementary School Progress Reports (EPRs).  EPRs will be released to parents on Saturday, December 21st at 8:00am, through the EngagED Parent Portal. Go to this link to view the directions to access your child's EPR. 

Upcoming Important Dates:
DECEMBER 17: SAC Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 18PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 19: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Fair 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
DECEMBER 19: Polar Express Night 5-7:30 in the Gym
DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
DECEMBER 21: EPRs Released at 8:00am
JANUARY 14: Freddy's Night for IHE

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Week of December 2, 2019

Folder Fliers:


Holiday Store:
The IHE PTO will be holding a Holiday Store for students to purchase gifts for family members from December 11-13th in the OT classroom. Students will have the opportunity to choose and purchase items for their family. Please note that students are making the choices, which provides them with experience in selecting items and utilizing funds to purchase them. Students are not "guided" during the purchasing process. All items can be purchased for $.25 to $5.00. If you would like your child to purchase items, please send in monies in an envelope or ziploc bag with your child's full name and teacher on the outside. IHE staff are not responsible for any monies or items lost or misplaced. 


Polar Express Night:
Our PTO will be hosting a Polar Express Night on Thursday, December 19th from 5:00pm-7:30pm in the Gym. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served from 5-5:30pm. At 5:30pm, the movie will promptly begin. Everyone is welcome to bring pillows and blankets to use on the floor, and pajamas are encouraged! Please note that camping chairs/folding chairs are only allowed in the back 1/3 of the gym. 

All children attending must have an adult (18 years or older) in attendance for the ENTIRE duration of the event for safety purposes. 

First and Second Grade Winter Performance:
Please join our 1st and 2nd graders as they perform on Tuesday, December 10th from 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym. 

Winter Choir Concert:
Please join us for our Winter Choir Concert from 6:30-7:00pm on Friday, December 13th in the Gym. 

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021:
We are excited to announce our Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year! We are now accepting enrollment! Please spread the word and let your neighbors know. We will be offering full day kindergarten only. Registration packets are available online (on our website) and in the office. Please contact the office if you have any questions. 

Upcoming Important Dates:
DECEMBER 10: Winter Program (1st and 2nd Grade Students Only) 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 13: Choir Concert 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 17: SAC Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 18PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 19: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Fair 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
DECEMBER 19: Polar Express Night 5-7:30 in the Gym
DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 5: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
JANUARY 14: Freddy's Night for IHE

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Week of November 18, 2019

Folder Fliers:
Lion King Musical


Happy Thanksgiving from the staff at Iron Horse! We wish you a wonderful break, enjoying your family and friends!

Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021:
We are excited to announce our Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year! We will be accepting enrollment beginning December 4th at 8:00am. Please spread the word and let your neighbors know. We will be offering full day kindergarten only. Registration packets will be available online (on our website) at 4:00pm on December 3rd and in the office beginning December 4th. Please contact the office if you have any questions. 

Watch Dog Dads:
Calling all dads! We would love for you to join us during the school day to support our kiddos. The Watch Dog Dad program is a volunteer program specifically for dads to join in their child's school day. Please sign up on the IHE website under Our School-->Opportunities for Fathers. 

2019-2020 Apple Award Nominations Open
The Apple Awards honor wonderful staff from the Douglas County School District in multiple categories: Secondary Teacher of the Year, Elementary Teacher of the Year, Classified Staff Member of the Year, and Administrator of the Year. It is a great honor for DCSD staff. Nominations are open until December 1st. You can find the nomination form here.  

Upcoming Important Dates:
NOVEMBER 25-29: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
DECEMBER 4: IHE Restaurant Night at Chick-Fil-A
DECEMBER 10: Winter Program (1st and 2nd Grade Only) 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 13: Choir Concert 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 17: SAC Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 18PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 19: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Fair 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
DECEMBER 19: Polar Express Night 5-7:30 in the Gym
DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 5: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
JANUARY 14: Freddy's Night for IHE

Friday, November 15, 2019

Week of November 11, 2019

Folder Fliers:


Thanksgiving Lunch:
Thanksgiving Lunch will be served on Wednesday, November 20th. Adult meals cost $4.25. Please reserve your spot by Monday, November 18th. Please see the flyer before for more information. 

Watch Dog Dads:
Calling all dads! We would love for you to join us during the school day to support our kiddos. The Watch Dog Dad program is a volunteer program specifically for dads to join in their child's school day. Please sign up on the IHE website under Our School-->Opportunities for Fathers. 

Poinsettia and Christmas Cactus Sales:
Our PTO is selling poinsettias and Christmas cactus' for $13 each. Purchases can be made at www.FunServicesColorado.com. 

Discovery Program for Gifted Students:
The Discovery Program Application process is now open for the 2020 - 2021 school year. 

The Douglas County School District Discovery Program offers full day gifted programming in all content areas. This programming option is designed to meet the needs of gifted elementary school students (grades 2 -6)  who require intensity of instruction and acceleration beyond what can reasonably be expected from the regular school gifted programming.

In an effort to ensure equitable opportunity for families to learn about this program we have scheduled three Discovery Program Information Sessions during the month of November.


Discovery Program Application Process
The Discovery Program application for the 2020-21 is now available online and can be found HERE.  Our application process has been revamped and many of the previous documents are now in google forms.  This will help us to streamline the process.



2019-2020 Apple Award Nominations Open
The Apple Awards honor wonderful staff from the Douglas County School District in multiple categories: Secondary Teacher of the Year, Elementary Teacher of the Year, Classified Staff Member of the Year, and Administrator of the Year. It is a great honor for DCSD staff. Nominations are open until December 1st. You can find the nomination form here.  

Upcoming Important Dates:
NOVEMBER 19: Outdoor Ed Meeting for 5th Grade Parents 6:00-7:00pm in the Junction
NOVEMBER 20: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
NOVEMBER 20: Thanksgiving Lunch during student lunch times
NOVEMBER 22: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Trustworthy 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
NOVEMBER 25-29: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
DECEMBER 4: IHE Restaurant Night at Chick-Fil-A
DECEMBER 10: Winter Program (1st and 2nd Grade Only) 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 13: Choir Concert 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
DECEMBER 17: SAC Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 18PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm in the Junction
DECEMBER 19: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Fair 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
DECEMBER 19: Polar Express Night 5-7:30 in the Gym
DECEMBER 20-JANUARY 5: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
JANUARY 6: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day