Thursday, November 15, 2018

Week of November 12, 2018

Thursday Folder Flyers:


Happy Thanksgiving! 
The staff at Iron Horse wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends! The blog will return the week of November 26th. 


Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020:
Kindergarten registration starts on December 11th! Registration packets will be available after school, either on the website or at the front door, on December 10th.

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 2019-20 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. 

Open Enrollment:
The first round of open enrollment is available now and closes December 3rd. Notifications of acceptance will be forwarded to families by December 7th. Families must accept or deny offers. Decisions to accept or deny offers for first round open enrollment must be received by December 17th at 4:00pm. Second round open enrollment opens January 22nd through August 1st, 2019. 

Iron Horse App:
Due to our switch to School Messenger for our website, we have also switched to a new app! Please download this app from the app store: 
launch.customschoolapp.net/douglas-county-sd
Please add this app to your phone to access all of DCSD's information, including access to our school website. 

DCSD Start Time Survey:
The school district would like your feedback surrounding start times for students in the upcoming years. Please check your email for this important survey. More information can be found on the flyer above. 

Upcoming Events:
November 17-25: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 29: All Pro Dads - 7:45-8:30am in the Cafeteria
December 6: Hangry Ohana Restaurant Night for IHE
December 7: Choir Concert 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 12-14: PTO Holiday Store
December 17: Holiday Program 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 18: Spelling Bee 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
December 21-January 6: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Week of November 5, 2018

Thursday Folder Flyers:

Read-a-Thon:
We are nearing the end of our fall fundraiser! Your help is greatly needed - we are currently $17,000 away from our goal of $30,000 for supplies and materials that will directly support classrooms and student learning. We will be collecting donations until November 16th. Thank you for supporting IHE! 

Parking Lot:
Please review the parking lot guidelines linked here. Please DO NOT get out of your car to help your child out during drop off or to retrieve your child during pick up. This slows our lines down and causes traffic concerns. Staff members are on hand to support your child during these times - please just let us know that you need help. Students must have an adult help them cross the parking lot crosswalk to and from the school. Students may not be dropped off or picked up in the parking lot. Thank you for your support! 

Veteran's Day:
Please join us in celebrating our veterans on Monday, November 12th. We will have 2 identical performances - 10:30-11:00am or 1:30-2:00pm. We will have cookies available for all of the veteran's. We hope that you are able to join us! 

Upcoming Events:
November 12: Veteran's Day Celebration 10:30-11:00am or 1:30-2:00pm in the Gym
November 14: PTO 3:45-4:45pm
November 14: SAC 5:00-6:00pm
November 15: Texas Roadhouse Rolls Delivered
November 17-25: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 29: All Pro Dads - 7:45-8:30am in the Cafeteria
December 6: Hangry Ohana Restaurant Night for IHE
December 7: Choir Concert 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 12-14: PTO Holiday Store
December 17: Holiday Program 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 18: Spelling Bee 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
December 21-January 6: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Week of October 29, 2018

Thursday Folder Flyers:

Texas Roadhouse Roll Orders:
All Texas Roadhouse roll orders are due tomorrow in the office. They are a yummy treat to serve at Thanksgiving or anytime! 

Read-a-Thon:
Our read-a-thon starts today! We are very excited to raise funds to support our staff needs and we hope you will join us! Pledging have already begun. To access the online pledging process, please click on this link. If you would prefer to pay with check, please contact your child's teacher. Please speak with your child's teacher or the office if you have any questions. 
Upcoming Events:
November 2: Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales Ends
November 6: NO SCHOOL - Election Day and Teacher Work Day
November 6: Chili's Restaurant Day for IHE
November 12: Veteran's Day Celebration 10:30-11:00am or 1:30-2:00pm in the Gym
November 14: PTO 3:45-4:45pm
November 14: SAC 5:00-6:00pm
November 15: Texas Roadhouse Rolls Delivered
November 17-25: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 29: All Pro Dads - 7:45-8:30am in the Cafeteria
December 6: Hangry Ohana Restaurant Night for IHE
December 7: Choir Concert 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 12-14: PTO Holiday Store
December 17: Holiday Program 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 18: Spelling Bee 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
December 21-January 6: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Week of October 22, 2018

Thursday Folder Flyers:


Trunk of Treat TONIGHT: 
We hope you can join us for our Legend Feeder Trunk or Treat tonight from 5-7pm. Families can safely trick or treat at trunks from 5-6pm, as well as go into decorated rooms, carbe pumpkins, and have fun! All students who bring in 5 canned items will also receive a "glowing" treat! We hope to see you there! 

Original Art Works:
Don't forget to turn in your students artwork with a purchase receipt on the back for our Original Works fundraiser by Friday, October 26th.  Purchased items make great holiday gifts for family and friends and a percentage of the funds go towards the Iron Horse Art Department to purchase art supplies for the year.  I would love to save up for some specialty technology items but paper, paint, and clay come first.  
Thank you so much for all your support,
Erin O'Hara
Art Specialist

Read-a-Thon:
We are very excited to begin our fall fundraiser on November 1st! We will kick off our read-a-thon with hot chocolate parties for all classes. This fundraiser will provide valuable resources requested by our teachers and staff. All funds received will go directly to fund these resources. All information regarding the Read-a-thon is listed below. 




Chili's Night for IHE:
Our next restaurant night for IHE is on November 6th at Chili's in Parker. 15% of all purchases will go directly to IHE to fund programming for students. We hope you can join us! 

Upcoming Events:
November 2: Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales Ends
November 6: NO SCHOOL - Election Day and Teacher Work Day
November 6: Chili's Restaurant Day for IHE
November 14: PTO 3:45-4:45pm
November 14: SAC 5:00-6:00pm
November 15: Texas Roadhouse Rolls Delivered
November 17-25: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 29: All Pro Dads - 7:45-8:30am in the Cafeteria
December 6: Hangry Ohana Restaurant Night for IHE
December 7: Choir Concert 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 12-14: PTO Holiday Store
December 17: Holiday Program 6:30-7:00pm in the Gym
December 18: Spelling Bee 6:30-8:00pm in the Gym
December 21-January 6: NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Week of October 15, 2018



Thursday Folder Flyers:

Trunk or Treat:
Please join us for the first ever Legend Feeder Trunk or Treat on Thursday, October 25th from 5:00-7:00pm. Trunks will be available from 5:00-6:00pm, with indoor events available the entire duration of the night. Set up time for this event is from 4:00-5:00pm in the lower Legend parking lot. We are still looking for candy donations. Please bring your donations to the office. 

Roadhouse Roll Sales

Everyone loves Texas Roadhouse Rolls! Everyone loves rolls for Thanksgiving!! How about Texas Roadhouse rolls for Thanksgiving!!!  Starting October 15th, we are selling these wonderful rolls. They come frozen in packages of a dozen and include the yummy honey cinnamon butter. They are only $6 per dozen rolls and $3 goes directly back to Iron Horse.  Sell to neighbors, family and friends. Fill out the order form and return it by Friday, November 2nd. The rolls will be available for pick up on Thursday, November 15th.

Read-a-Thon: 
We are so excited for our fall fundraiser - the IHE Read-a-thon! It is our opportunity to raise critical funds to support the school as well as promote literacy for our children. PTO choose to replace our prior fundraiser through Boosterthon to ensure that the full proceeds of the fundraising directly impact our school (previously Boosterthon took 40% of the profits).

Like all schools in the county, we have a large wish list. Last year, the funds were used towards the playground shade structure and flexible seating for every classroom. This year, we have classroom focused requests. Here is a sample of the funding priorities: Raz Kids ; History Alive ; Literacy Footprints ; Art Room Supplies ; Headphones ; Ipad Charging Stations ; Skillastics ; Playground Equipment ; Social Studies Weekly ; Special Education Supplies ; Whole School Math. All monies raised from this event will be used to fund these staff requests. 

Our Read-A-Thon will run from Nov 1 to 9th during which time will be set aside in the classroom during different themed days to promote reading. Children will be encouraged to read a minimum of 1 unit* per evening.
A Unit equals the following for each grade level:
K/1 – 10 mins
2/3 – 20 mins
4/5 – 30 Mins.

The more units read the more changes to win individual and classroom prizes.
The more the students get sponsored for reading the more changes they will have to win individual and classroom prizes.

Prize Structure & Events
 Students who read a minimum of 1 unit per day will receive Daily Prizes from the school treasure box.

Prize
Top Reader Per Grade Group
Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Card $50
Runner up Reader Per Grade Group
Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Card $25
Top Reading Class
Pizza Party with Ice Cream cake
Book bundle for the class
Top Fundraiser Per Grade Group
Ipad Mini or Kindle Fire
Runner up Fundraiser Per Grade Group
Activity gift card Skyzone/ Boondocks

Our event will kick-off with Hot Chocolate reading sessions in class on Thursday, November 1st. Our event will end on Friday 9th November with a glow in the dark dance party. 

Halloween Parties:
Halloween parties will be held from 8:45-9:45am on Oct. 31. Please no masks, face make up, gore, or violent costumes (this includes weapons). Students who come in these items will be asked to change. Students will celebrate then change into regular clothing to complete the day. Please make sure that your child can readily get into their clothes on their own. 

Veteran's Day Celebration:

Please join us as we celebrate our veterans on Monday, November 12. We have two options for our choir celebration - both are the same program. Our first is from 10:30-11:00am and the second is from 1:30-2:00pm. Please choose the celebration that aligns most with your student's normal lunch time. 

Thanksgiving Feast:
Please join us to celebrate Thanksgiving with a wonderful lunch prepared by our awesome cafeteria staff. If you would like to purchase a meal, please use the flyer above and return to the office by November 9th. Lunches will begin at the regular time. 

Book Fair:
Thank you for your support of the Fall book fair. We made a net profit of $9000. From this, we received $2200 in cash profit to buy books for our Junction! How awesome for our kids! We also received $100 in new books from the last book fair. Thank you so much for your support!

Upcoming Events:
October 18: Picture Re-Takes
October 18: Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales Starts
October 24: Outdoor Education Meeting for 5th Grade Parents 6:00-7:00pm in the Gym
October 25: Trunk or Treat 5:00-7:00pm at Legend High School 
November 2: Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales Ends
November 6: NO SCHOOL - Election Day and Teacher Work Day
November 6: Chili's Restaurant Day for IHE
November 14: PTO 3:45-4:45pm
November 14: SAC 5:00-6:00pm
November 15: Texas Roadhouse Rolls Delivered
December 6: Hangry Ohana Restaurant Night for IHE


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Week of October 1, 2018

Thursday Folder Flyers:

Candy for Trunk or Treat
We are now collecting candy for our trunk or treat event at Legend High School on October 25th. Please send in your donation to the office. Thank you for making this a great community event for our kids! 

Roadhouse Roll Sales
Everyone loves Texas Roadhouse Rolls! Everyone loves rolls for Thanksgiving!! How about Texas Roadhouse rolls for Thanksgiving!!!  Starting October 15th, we are selling these wonderful rolls. They come frozen in packages of a dozen and include the yummy honey cinnamon butter. They are only $6 per dozen rolls and $3 goes directly back to Iron Horse.  Sell to neighbors, family and friends. Fill out the order form and return it by Friday, November 2nd. The rolls will be available for pick up on Thursday, November 15th.

2018/2019 Fall Fundraiser – November 1st to 9th
The Read-a-Thon is our Fall fundraiser. It is our opportunity to raise critical funds to support the school as well as promote literacy for our children. PTO choose to replace our prior fundraiser through Boosterthon to ensure that the full proceeds of the fundraising directly impact our school (previously Boosterthon took 40% of the profits).

Like all schools in the county, we have a large wish list. Last year, the funds were used towards the playground shade structure and flexible seating for every classroom. This year, we have classroom focused requests. Here is a sample of the funding priorities: Raz Kids ; History Alive ; Literacy Footprints ; Art Room Supplies ; Headphones ; Ipad Charging Stations ; Skillastics ; Playground Equipment ; Social Studies Weekly ; Special Education Supplies ; Whole School Math. All monies raised from this event will be used to fund these staff requests. 

Our Read-A-Thon will run from Nov 1 to 9th during which time will be set aside in the classroom during different themed days to promote reading. Children will be encouraged to read a minimum of 1 unit* per evening.
A Unit equals the following for each grade level:
K/1 – 10 mins
2/3 – 20 mins
4/5 – 30 Mins.

The more units read the more changes to win individual and classroom prizes.
The more the students get sponsored for reading the more changes they will have to win individual and classroom prizes.

Prize Structure & Events
 Students who read a minimum of 1 unit per day will receive Daily Prizes from the school treasure box.

Prize
Top Reader Per Grade Group
Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Card $50
Runner up Reader Per Grade Group
Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Card $25
Top Reading Class
Pizza Party with Ice Cream cake
Book bundle for the class
Top Fundraiser Per Grade Group
Ipad Mini or Kindle Fire
Runner up Fundraiser Per Grade Group
Activity gift card Skyzone/ Boondocks

Our event will kick-off with Hot Chocolate reading sessions in class on Thursday, November 1st. Our event will end on Friday 9th November with a literacy station day.
Prizes will be awarded on Friday 16th November.

Student Involvement
Read - Read - Read!  Every day they will be encourage to read a minimum of 1 unit and complete their reading log and hand in to their teachers the next morning.
The PTO will collect the reading logs and deliver prizes to the classrooms by the end of the day.
Pledges: Students will collect fundraising pledges from family and friends.

Parent/Caregiver Involvement
There are three main areas we need our parents & caregivers supports:
Encouragement – Help your student to read a minimum of 1 unit during the Read-a-Thon period
Sponsor – Sponsor your student and encourage friends and families to sponsor the child or donate to the school. As a 501(c)(3) your donations are tax deductible.
Time – The PTO will need volunteers in school between Nov 1-9

Your student will receive more information during the week of October 22nd. In the meantime, we are asking them to start encouraging family and friends to sponsor them.

Iron Horse Artist of the Month:
Congratulations to October's Student Artist of the Month; Abbey Dahl!  Check out her artwork here:  


Upcoming Events:
October 6-14: NO School - Fall Break
October 16: Artisan Pizza Night for IHE
October 16: Family Art Night 5:00-7:00pm
October 17: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm
October 17: Feeder SAC Meeting 5:00-6:30pm at Iron Horse
October 17: Family Art Night 5:00-7:00pm
October 18: Picture Re-Takes
October 22: Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales Starts
October 24: Outdoor Education Meeting for 5th Grade Parents 6:00-7:00pm in the Gym
October 25: Trunk or Treat 5:00-7:00pm at Legend High School PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE AND TIME

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Week of September 24, 2018

Thursday Folder Flyers:
No Flyers This Week



Congratulations to Ausyel Mulloy! 
Of our three finalists from IHE for the Rockies Essay Contest, Ausyel Mulloy was chosen by the Rockies to go on the field during the pregame ceremony for Honorable Mention! Congratulations Ausyel! 

Conferences Next Week:
Next week our teachers will be sharing data and next steps with you in regards to your student. We are excited to share what your child has been working on for the last several weeks. If you did not sign up for a time, please contact Janet Nolan in the office for support. 

Conference Meals: 
If you would like to sponsor a staff member meal or help to support the staff meal, please sign up here:
Individual Staff Sign Up
Staff Italian Meal Sign Up


Volunteers Needed:
We are gearing up for our Fall Book Fair next week and need your help! We are looking for volunteers to set up/clean up, to help students find books, and to run the cash registers. Please view the Sign Up Genius HERE to help support our school. All shifts are 2 hours in length. All funds from the book fair go back into the hands of kids in the form of books and library supplies. 


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
Upcoming Events:
October 2: Fall Conferences 3:40-6:00pm
October 4: Fall Conferences 3:40-8:00pm
October 6-14: NO School - Fall Break
October 16: Artisan Pizza Night for IHE
October 17: PTO Meeting 3:45-4:45pm
October 17: Feeder SAC Meeting 5:00-6:30pm at Iron Horse
October 18: Picture Re-Takes
October 22: Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales Starts
October 26: Trunk or Treat