Thursday, September 8, 2016

Week of September 5, 2016

Boosterthon Fun Run:
Thank you for supporting Iron Horse!  We have had a so much fun with our Iron Horse Elementary Fun Run!  Since we are so close to meeting our goal for our literacy program and, if possible, a shade structure for the playground, we are leaving pledging open for a few more days!  Pledge payments are due on September 14th.  Please log onto to pay your pledge or send payment with your student to school.  Thank you again for all your support!

 School Directory: 
The PTO is creating a student directory to be distributed to Iron Horse families.  If you would like to be included, please complete and return this form as soon as possible.  Please email with any questions.

Legend Spirit Week:
We are excited to support our Legend feeder family by joining them in spirit week next week. Please have your child help us support our feeder by following along with the spirit days below:

Monday:         American Day (Red, white, blue, USA gear, etc.)
Tuesday:        Oscar Tuesday (Wear all gold)
Wednesday:   Light it up Day (Wear neon and bright colors)
Thursday:      Wear Legend Titans gear (blue, white, navy)
Friday:           Black Tie Day (Wear black tie, formal, dress up)

PARCC Testing Results:
All students in grades three through five take a state assessment in the spring called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, also known as PARCC. This assessment looks at achievement in reading, writing, and math. Fifth grade students also take the CMAS, or the Colorado Measure of Academic Success that measures their knowledge of science concepts. Iron Horse students outperformed the state and district in the areas of Science and English Language Arts. Students had inconsistent achievement in the area of math. As a new math resource (EnVisions) was implemented two years ago, it is typical to see inconsistencies until the resource is fully established. Iron Horse is committed to providing an excellent education for our students, and will continue to work to support our students' achievement in these areas. 

Cold Stone Creamery Spirit Night:
Cold Stone Creamery Spirit Night – Support Iron Horse and get some ice cream!  Mention Iron Horse and the Iron Horse PTO will receive 15% of your purchase at Cold Stone Creamery (17051 Lincoln Ave, Unit L) on September 13th.  Please join us!

Legend Homecoming Parade:
The parade will start at 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 14th and will run from Legend to Cimarron. We are excited to be a part of the fun and hope to see you there! 

Child Passenger Safety Week:
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24September 24 is National Seat Check Day:

Here is a link to a flyer that states Colorado law regarding child safety in vehicles:

American Academy of Pediatrics thoughts on child car safety:

South Metro Fire Station provides free car seat inspections in Parker and Lone Tree every Wednesday.

Thursday Flyers

Upcoming Events:
September 13 - Cold Stone Restaurant Night
September 14 - Legend Homecoming Parade - 5:00pm
September 21 - SAC Meeting 4-5:30pm, PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00pm in the Learning Commons
September 23 - Donuts for Dads: 7:30-8:15am in the Cafeteria 
September 23-29 - Book Fair
September 26-29 - Fall Conferences - Scheduling information coming soon