Thursday, November 17, 2016

Week of November 14

Polar Express Night:
Please join us on December 15th for a night on the Polar Express! Families are invited to come in jammies, bring pillows and blankets, and join us for hot chocolate and baked goods as we watch the Polar Express in the gym. There may be a special guest who attends! 

Boosterthon Pledges:
We are SO close to reaching our goal for collection - we are short by $63! If you have not reconciled your pledges, please do so. If we reach our goal, Iron Horse will receive additional funds to use towards our shade structure. 

Writing Instruction:
We have been working hard to review a variety of writing resources for teachers to use consistently in the building. It has been a long process in which we discussed our values, reviewed what research says about high quality writing instruction, and viewed the resources in action, as well as had conversations with the teachers who use them. We will be finalizing a decision in the next month and will send out more information about this resource to families as soon as that decision has been made. We want to thank our PTO and parent community for supporting us through the Boosterthon in our efforts to provide high quality instruction for our students. 

Thanksgiving Feast:
Thank you so much to families for attending our feast! We had 175 adults join us for this wonderful lunch. We also had guests from DCSD World Class Education and Professional Development - thank you for your support! It was a wonderful lunch and we appreciate all of the families who could join us. Our lunch staff did an incredible job preparing delicious meals for us all. I love to see our community come together with one another! 

Veteran's Day Celebration:
We were so honored to welcome our veteran's to Iron Horse on Veteran's Day. Veteran's received a warm welcome from our students with a choir concert headed by our music teacher, Jordan Craig, followed by an awesome lunch served by Sandy Jensen, Heidi Posaved, and Vicki Dewey. What a fantastic day honoring our veteran's! 

Upcoming Events:
November 19-27: No School - Thanksgiving Break
December 3: Cimarron Festival of Trees 9:00-12:30am - $5.00 entry fee until November 18, After November 18 - tickets are $10.00 - Event is in Cimarron's Commons
December 14: SAC Meeting 4-5pm in the Learning Commons
December 15: Polar Express Night - 5:30-8:00pm in the Gym

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Week of November 7

Thursday folder fliers are found HERE

Open Enrollment:
We are currently accepting open enrollment. This window closes on January 5th. 

Kindergarten Enrollment:
Kindergarten enrollment opens on December 8th. You will need a birth certificate, proof of residency, current immunization record, and completed registration packet to enroll. 

Spirit Wear:
Spirit wear is still available. Please see our Thursday folder files for order forms. Orders are due by November 30th. 

Trunk or Treat Sponsors:
A special thank you to our sponsors from Trunk or Treat.  These local businesses provided treats for your children and supported our school!
Please support and use our Special Iron Horse Family businesses! 
Innovative Real Estate Group-Diane Hawken/Janel Neuenschwander
TSG Auto-  Kelly Backlund and family
Balancing Body Massage- Denise Grovo 
Canyon Ridge Pediatric Dentistry -Jamie Thomas  
Veterinary Center of Parker Inc.  Heather Allman- 
 RNK Running and Walking - Trent Briney 
 Best Buy- Alyssa Dickinson and family

 Front Range Smiles Family Dentistry- Dr.  Nathan Cejka/ Jodi Novak 

Upcoming Events:
November 11: Veterans Day Celebrations - 10:30-10:55 (K-2), 1:35-2:00 (3-5) Lunch is free for all veterans!
November 16: Thanksgiving Feast - lunches are scheduled as normal
November 16: PTO Meeting - 6:00-7:00pm in the Learning Commons

November 19-27: Thanksgiving Break
December 15: Polar Express Night 5:30-8:00pm
December 16-January2: Holiday Break

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Week of October 31

Thursday folder fliers are found HERE

Drop Off Lane:
If you drop off students in our drop off lane, please remain in your vehicle. This lane is considered a "kiss and go". Students should exit the car on the right hand side.

If you need to support your student with getting backpacks on, items out of the trunk, walking them to the door, etc., please park in the available parking spaces. This supports a timely and safe drop off for all students and staff. Thank you for your help with this!

Red Apple Recycling:
Please remember to drop off used textiles in our little "red house". We receive $0.10 per pound of textiles, which will be used to support our SSN program.

Penny Drive:
Please remember to drop off your pennies in the office for our November penny drive. All pennies will be used to support Clean Your World.

Socktober Count:
Our Socktober campaign is complete We collected a whooping 814 pairs of socks! Mrs. Hayes class won the party with Mrs. Colorado and Mrs. Wyoming with 123 pairs! I am SO proud of our school and our students for their commitment to this cause! All socks will be donated to homeless families in the Denver Metro area. Thank you for your support to help Colorado families!

Open Enrollment:
Open enrollment is now open! Please let your friends and neighbors know that Iron Horse is accepting open enrollment for all grades.

Kindergarten Registration:
Kindergarten Registration will begin on December 8th from 8:00am-3:00pm daily. We are hoping to have 2 full day kindergarten classes, as well as a 1/2 day class. This will be entirely based upon enrollment. We will guarantee full day kindergarten spots to the first 25 families with a $100 deposit. After that, families can indicate intent for full day enrollment. If we receive enough enrollments, we will open a 2nd full day class. You will need a birth certificate, proof of residency, current immunization record, and completed registration packet to register. Please see the office for more details on Kindergarten registration.

Upcoming Events:
November 8: No School
November 9: SAC Meeting - 4:00-5:00pm in the Learning Commons
November 11: Veterans Day Celebrations - 10:30-10:55 (K-2), 1:35-2:00 (3-5) Lunch is free for all veterans!
November 16: Thanksgiving Feast
November 16: PTO Meeting - 6:00-7:00pm in the Learning Commons
November 19-27: Thanksgiving Break