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