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

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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

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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

Monday, November 11, 2019

Week of November 4, 2019

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News from the Art Room:
Congratulations to our November artist of the month; Frankie Guasta, on her color monster project!  Check out her artwork here.

Original Works orders are due November 12th!  No late orders will be accepted, so place your orders right away.  Part of the proceeds go to the art department to purchase art supplies for future projects.  The link and directions can be found on IHE's webpage under What's New...  Here is the link to make things easier https://ihe.dcsdk12.org/.  

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.  

Legend EDGE Camps:
Students in the EDGE Program at Legend High School are running after school camps for middle school students this November-December at Legend. See the attached flyer for details or visit their website: www.edgesummercamps.com

Thanksgiving Lunch:
Please join us for our Thanksgiving Luncheon on Wednesday, November 20th. All lunches will be served during their regular time. Please see the blast that will be sent home this week for order forms and specific information. 

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 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

Friday, November 1, 2019

Week of October 28, 2019

Folder Fliers:
Legend Basketball Camp
Legend EDGE Camps
Legend Canned Food Drive
Young Rembrandts
Youth Mental Health and Wellness Event
American Furniture Warehouse Fundraiser for IHE

Happy Halloween from the IHE Office Staff!
All Halloween candy donated to the school for Trunk or Treat was handed out to all of our awesome students on Halloween. 

Refrigerator Needed:
One of the refrigerators in the teacher's lounge has stopped working. We are looking for a working refrigerator so that staff can store their lunches in it. Please contact the office if you have one that you can donate. Thank you! 

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.  

Veteran's Day Celebration:
We are proud to host our Veteran's for a celebration on November 8th where our 3rd graders will be performing. We will be hosting two celebrations: 11:15-11:45am (4th and 5th graders will attend) and 1:45-2:15pm (Kindergarten, First and Second graders will attend). All veterans are welcome to enjoy lunch on Iron Horse anytime between 10:55 and 1:10pm. 

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.



Legend EDGE Camps:
Students in the EDGE Program at Legend High School are running after school camps for middle school students this November-December at Legend. See the attached flyer for details or visit their website: www.edgesummercamps.com

Upcoming Important Dates:
NOVEMBER 8: Veterans Day Celebrations 
NOVEMBER 11: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Learning Day
NOVEMBER 19: IHE Restaurant Night at Chick-Fil-A
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 22: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Trustworthy 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
NOVEMBER 25-29: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
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 18: PTO 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-DECEMBER 5: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Friday, October 25, 2019

Week of October 21, 2019

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Legend Feeder Spooktacular:
We hope that you will join us for our Legend Feeder Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 30th from 5:00-7:00pm in the lower Legend parking lot. Students who bring in 5 cans of food will receive a free glow stick to wear at the event. 

We are still in need of lots of candy to make this event a success. Please send in your Halloween candy donations by Wednesday. Thank you! 

Winter Shelter Network:
From November 1 through March 31, WSN provides shelter to Douglas County women and women with children who are experiencing homelessness. If you are a woman or woman with children and a resident of Douglas County, please following the link below to apply for shelter. A volunteer from the WSN will contact you within 24 hours to discuss the program and next steps.


At this time we are unable to serve: 
 - Males 18 and over
 - Women fleeing a domestic abuse situation
 - Women with a substance abuse issues
 - Women who have an untreated serious mental health condition


If your household includes any of our exclusions, please contact 211 to find regional shelters that might be available to you. The following local agencies do not offer shelter but may be able to assist with other needs based on agency qualification requirements:

Catholic Charities 720-215-4521
Help and Hope Center 303-688-1114
Parker Task Force 303-841-3460
SECOR 720-842-5621

Warm Clothing Drive:
We are coordinating a clothing drive at our school. If you have gently used warm clothing, please drop them off at the office from October 4th-October 31st. We will have an evening where our families can "shop" for items for this winter. Thank you in advance for your help and support! 



Upcoming Important Dates:
OCTOBER 30: Legend Feeder Trunk or Treat Festival 5:00-7:00pm-Legend High School 
NOVEMBER 1: Assembly for Student of the Month: Be Friendly 9:00-9:20am in the Gym
NOVEMBER 11: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Professional Learning Day
NOVEMBER 19: IHE Restaurant Night at Chick-Fil-A
NOVEMBER 19: Outdoor Ed Meeting for 5th Grade Parents 6:00-7:00pm in the Junction
NOVEMBER 25-29: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
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 19: Polar Express Night 5-7:30 in the Gym
DECEMBER 20-DECEMBER 5: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break