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

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Week of October 30, 2017

Thursday Folder Flyers:

PTO Feedback Needed:
PTO would like your feedback on our main fundraiser every year, Boosterthon. Please go to this link to take the survey - the survey will close TOMORROW:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8KL9QY6

Author Visit:
We are so excited to welcome author Stan Yan to Iron Horse on Thursday, November 9th! Mr. Yan is the author of the book There's a Zombie in the Basement. Books autographed by Mr. Yan will be available for sale. Flyers to order books will be sent out shortly.  

Open Enrollment and Kindergarten Registration:
The open enrollment window opened on November 1st. We are accepting open enrollment in all grade levels. This window will close on December 1st and parents will be notified by December 8th. 

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year will open on December 4th. We will have both tuition-based full-day and non-tuition based half-day (AM only) options. If you are choosing full-day, we do require a $100 deposit to secure your spot. Tuition for next year has not be set yet, but is expected to be around $3300.00 per year. Tuition will be finalized in January. Enrollment information can be found on the IHE website or you can contact Janet Nolan for more information (303-387-8525). 

Volunteers Needed for Thanksgiving Feast:
If you are interested in supporting our Thanksgiving Feast, please contact our cafeteria manager, Tammi at tschmidt1@dcsdk12.org.

Parking Lot:
If you are dropping off in the morning, please only use our main drop off line. We do not allow students to be dropped off in the parking lot or to cross the crosswalk without an adult. When picking up or dropping off, please use the crosswalk to retrieve your students to support the traffic flow in the lot. Students are not allowed to cross to the parking lot without an adult. 

Additionally, the Town of Parker and DCSD came out to study our traffic patterns. The Town of Parker found that there is some additional striping that can be done to support the traffic movement in and out of Iron Horse both on Tallman and within the long lane into Iron Horse. They are currently moving towards a plan to complete this work. Further, they found that the light timing and the flow in the parking lot is appropriate for our school. Thank you for your help in following traffic laws and keeping our students safe! 

PTO Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales:
PTO is again selling Texas Roadhouse rolls for your Thanksgiving dinner. Roll sales start October 20th and continue until November 2nd. Orders will be ready for pick up on November 15th - just in time to enjoy on Thanksgiving! Order forms are available in the office or through the link at the top of the blog. 


Veteran's Day Celebration:
We will be celebrating our veteran's on Friday, November 10 at two different times; 10:30-11:00am and 1:30-2:00pm. Celebrations will take place in the gym. Lunches will remain at the same times. All veteran's are welcome to join us for our celebration and/or lunch.

Upcoming Events:
November 6: Texas Roadhouse Night for IHE 4:00-10:00pm
November 7: No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
November 9: Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm
November 10: Veteran's Day Celebration 10:30-11:00am and 1:30-2:00pm in the Gym
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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Week of October 20, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:


Red House Recycling:
Please drop off your textile items to our "little red house". Items accepted include: blankets, clothing, shoes, towels, etc. Items not to donate include: electronics. All proceeds from recycling support our SSN classroom. 



IHE Literacy Night:
Please join us for food and reading fun! We will be hosting our first annual Literacy Night on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30pm. IHE will be providing pizza, drinks, and cookies. Following dinner, parents and students can attend different stations to learn about fun ways to engage in reading at home. Please RSVP with the office so that we can purchase the correct amount of food. We hope to have you join us for this fun evening! 

Author Visit:
We are so excited to welcome author Stan Yan to Iron Horse on Thursday, November 9th! Mr. Yan is the author of the book There's a Zombie in the Basement. Books autographed by Mr. Yan will be available for sale. Flyers to order books will be sent out next week.  

Spirit Wear:
Thank you for your patience. We had a glitch with our vendor and currently are waiting to receive the 3/4 length shirts. They should be available within 2-3 weeks. 

Box Tops:
Please send in your box tops! The class with the most box tops received by January 31st will receive a hot chocolate party! Please write your child's teacher's name on a slip of paper in the baggie. 

PTO Feedback Needed:
PTO would like your feedback on our main fundraiser every year, Boosterthon. Please go to this link to take the survey - the survey will close on November 3rd:

PTO Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales:
PTO is again selling Texas Roadhouse rolls for your Thanksgiving dinner. Roll sales start October 20th and continue until November 2nd. Orders will be ready for pick up on November 15th - just in time to enjoy on Thanksgiving! Order forms are available in the office or through the link at the top of the blog. 


Veteran's Day Celebration:
We will be celebrating our veteran's on Friday, November 10 at two different times; 10:30-11:00am and 1:30-2:00pm. Celebrations will take place in the gym. Lunches will remain at the same times. All veteran's are welcome to join us for our celebration and/or lunch.

Upcoming Events:
October 26: Picture Retake Day
October 31: Halloween Parties 8:45-9:30am
November 6: Texas Roadhouse Night for IHE 4:00-10:00pm
November 7: No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
November 9: Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm
November 10: Veteran's Day Celebration 10:30-11:00am and 1:30-2:00pm in the Gym
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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Week of October 16, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers:
Strategic Chess
DCSD Nuggets Night
DCSD Denver Center for the Performing Arts
IHE Freddy's Night
IHE Texas Roadhouse Night
IHE Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales

Freddy's Night:
Please join us for IHE Freddy's Night tonight! Bring the flyer above and IHE will receive 15% of all sales. 


Trunk or Treat:
We invite you to our fall Iron Horse Community Event! Iron Horse families are invited to join us on October 20th from 5-6:00pm to "trick or treat" safely from decorated vehicles. We will be selling hot dogs and chips for families that are interested in dinner. We are currently accepting donations of candy to help make this a successful event. We hope you can join us! 

DCSD Budget Information:
Douglas County School District Administration has developed 5 videos to inform the community about the current district budget, as well as general information about how school budgets are funded. Please visit this link to view the 5 videos available: 
DCSD Budget Videos

PTO Feedback Needed:
PTO would like your feedback on our main fundraiser every year, Boosterthon. Please go to this link to take the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8KL9QY6

Halloween Parties:
All classrooms will hold Halloween parties on October 31st from 8:45-9:30am. Breakfast items will be served. Students may come to school in costume (over their school clothes) and will change after the parties have taken place. Students should follow the student dress code and refrain from wearing/bringing the following items:

  • masks
  • facepaint
  • weapons
  • gore
  • items with inappropriate language
Hats may be worn during the party but should be removed after the party ends. Please contact your student's teacher with any questions. 

PTO Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales:
PTO is again selling Texas Roadhouse rolls for your Thanksgiving dinner. Roll sales start November 2nd. Orders will be ready for pick up on November 15th - just in time to enjoy on Thanksgiving! Order forms are available in the office or through the link at the top of the blog. 

IHE Literacy Night:
Please join us for food and reading fun! We will be hosting our first annual Literacy Night on Thursday, November 9th from 6:00-7:30pm. IHE will be providing pizza, drinks, and cookies. Following dinner, parents and students can attend different stations to learn about fun ways to engage in reading at home. Please look for the flyer invite in your child's Thursday folder today. Please RSVP so that we can purchase the correct amount of food. We hope to have you join us for this fun evening! 

Veteran's Day Celebration:
We will be celebrating our veteran's on Friday, November 10 at two different times; 10:30-11:00am and 1:30-2:00pm. Celebrations will take place in the gym. Lunches will remain at the same times. All veteran's are welcome to join us for our celebration and/or lunch. 

October Allies Promoting Prevention:
Please read this month's letter regarding our October topic: Letter

Upcoming Events:
October 18: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm
October 19: Freddy's Night for IHE - 4:00-8:00pm
October 20: Trunk or Treat 5:00-6:00pm 
October 20: Texas Roadhouse Roll Sales Begin
October 26: Picture Retake Day
October 31: Halloween Parties 8:45-9:30am
November 6: Texas Roadhouse Night for IHE 4:00-10:00pm
November 7: No School - Teacher Professional Development
November 9: Family Literacy Night 6:00-7:30pm
November 10: Veteran's Day Celebration 10:30-11:00am and 1:30-2:00pm
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


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Week of October 2, 2017

Thursday Folder Fliers



The Iron Horse Staff wishes you a wonderful, safe, and restful Fall Break! 



Trunk or Treat:
We invite you to our fall Iron Horse Community Event! Iron Horse families are invited to join us on October 20th from 5-6:00pm to "trick or treat" safely from decorated vehicles. We will be selling hot dogs and chips for families that are interested in dinner. We are currently accepting donations of candy to help make this a successful event. We hope you can join us! 

PTO Feedback Needed:
PTO would like your feedback on our main fundraiser every year, Boosterthon. Please go to this link to take the survey:



Upcoming Events:
October 7-15: No School - Fall Break
October 18: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm
October 19: Freddy's Night for IHE - 4:00-8:00pm
October 20: Trunk or Treat 5:00-6:00pm 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Week of September 25, 2017



Thursday Folder Fliers:


Trunk or Treat:
We invite you to our fall Iron Horse Community Event! Iron Horse families are invited to join us on October 20th from 5-6:00pm to "trick or treat" safely from decorated vehicles. We will be selling hot dogs and chips for families that are interested in dinner. We are currently accepting donations of candy to help make this a successful event. We hope you can join us! 

Fall Conferences:
The Conference Scheduler is closing tonight at 11:59pm. Please ensure that you have signed up for a time to discuss your child's progress this year. 

Fall Conferences - Dinner for Teachers:
PTO is providing a taco bar for our teachers during conferences. If you can donate items for this dinner, please sign up on this link. Thank you! 

Book Fair Volunteers:
We are in DIRE need of volunteers to help make this a successful event. If you are available to help, please sign up here: Sign Up for Volunteering. Parents who donate their time will receive 10% off of their purchases. All funds from the book fair will be used to purchase sets of book series for the Junction.

The Junction:
Students are enjoying all of the varied activities available to them, and the ability to check out books as frequently as they'd like. I love seeing all of the kids going in and out of The Junction! Here is a great article that focuses on the transformation of a library to a learning common. 

Upcoming Events:
October 2-6: IHE Book Fair
October 4 and 5: Parent-Teacher Conferences
October 7-15: No School - Fall Break
October 18: PTO 3:45-4:45pm, SAC 5:00-6:00pm
October 19: Freddy's Night for IHE - 4:00-8:00pm
October 20: Trunk or Treat 5:00-6:00pm