Thursday, June 1, 2017

Week of May 29, 2017

Thursday Folders:

Thank You:
Thank you for sharing your children with us this year! This will be the last blog of the school year. This weekly blog will resume again in August. It has been a fantastic year-enjoy your summer! We will see you again in August! 

We are welcoming the Boosterthon team back to Iron Horse next year! They will be joining us on August 16-25. Our Fun Run will be held on August 25th in the morning. Please look for more information coming over the summer. 

Meet and Greet Day 2017:
Please join us for an opportunity to meet your student's teacher on August 10th from 8:30-11:30am or 12:30-3:30pm. Students should bring their school supplies during this time. School photographs will also be taken on this day. This is a non-student contact day. Students should be accompanied by an adult or guardian over the age of 18. Our first day of school for students is August 11th

Rolling Entry for 2017-18 School Year:
Next year, Iron Horse will be implementing a Rolling Entry to our school day. The school doors will open at 8:20am and will remain open until 8:37am. Students may arrive at any time during this window. As students arrive, they will go directly to their classroom. There will be two entrances open to the building: the main entrance will be for students that are dropped off or walk from Hidden River, Preston Hill, etc., the other entrance will be near the bus loop for bus riders and students who walk from Turtle Creek or the apartments. Students will be supervised by their classroom teachers when they arrive in their classroom. 

As we are opening at 8:20am, there will not be supervision available surrounding the building before this time. Please DO NOT send or drop off your student before 8:20am. Parents are asked to say goodbye to students as they reach the doors. Additional information can be found here: Letter to Parents. Information will also be sent home over the summer. 

Classroom Assignments for 2017-18:
Classroom welcome letters will be sent home at the end of July. Information will also be included regarding rolling entry, parking lot rules, and calendar of events for next year. 

School Supply Orders
If you would like to order school supplies, you can still purchase them via online ordering. Orders are due by June 25th. 

PTO Board Member Needed:
We will have a vacant Vice-President position with PTO. If you are interested in joining as the Vice-President, please send an email to 

School Accountability Committee Recruitment:
We are looking for board members! If you are interested in providing feedback related to budget and instructional priorities, please send a paragraph sharing your information to Elections will be held at the beginning of next year. You do not have to be a board member to attend these meetings. 

District Accountability Committee Representatives Needed:
The District Accountability Committee is seeking representatives for 2017-18 school year. Please see the DCSD District Website for more information.

Summer Office Hours:
The office will be open from 8:00am until 3:00pm until June 9th. The office will reopen on July 18th. The office will be open from July 18th until August 9th from 8:00am until 3:00pm daily. Regular office hours of 8:00am until 4:00pm will begin on August 10th. 

Enrollment for 2017-2018:
For students who are currently enrolled at Iron Horse, parents only need to complete Express Check-In in late July. New families enrolling at Iron Horse will need to complete all registration paperwork and follow up with Express Check-In. 

Upcoming Events:
August 10: Meet and Greet Day - 8:30-11:30am or 12:30-3:30pm
August 11: First Day of School
August 24: Back to School Night  - more details to come
August 25: Fun Run - PreK-2 @ 8:50am, 3-5 @10:00am