Principal Phone Call~ May 4

 

I seemed to have a lot of problems with last week’s robocall.  The one that was supposed to go out on Sunday never went out and then when I tried to resend it on Monday, I sent a robocall from March.  I sincerely apologize for any confusion this caused.

 

Denison’s Cinco de Mayo celebration was a ton of fun on Friday.  It is always so wonderful to see the students and the community having so much fun together.  Many many thanks to Tamatha and Alice for all of the work they put into making it such a wonderful success!

 

There seems to be an increase in tardies and early releases recently.  Please remember, school starts at 9am and ends at 3:45.  If your child is not in school during those times, he or she will be marked accordingly.

 

If your 3 year old through 5th grade child is not returning to Denison next year, please contact the office at 720-424-8080.

 

There will be a CSC meeting on Tuesday May 6 at 5:30pm.  We’d like to welcome Jolien Haro, Nathan Karet and Lisa McGrath onto the CSC for next year and a heartfelt thank you to all of the parents who ran for the seats on the CSC.

 

There will be a community meeting to review the school schedule next year.  You should have all received a letter on Wednesday detailing the new school time of 9-4 for next year.  This meeting will be from 6-7:30 on Thursday, May 8.  There will be childcare and translation.

 

Also on Thursday, May 8 from 4-7, there will be a Chipotle fundraiser.  Please see the flyer in your Friday folder.  You are welcome to swing by Chipotle on your way to the community meeting and enjoy your burrito during the meeting.

 

Remember, there is no school on Friday, May 9.

 

There will be a weeding party for the garden on Friday, May 16 right after school from 4-7pm.  Please bring tools and gloves.  We will have hot dogs when we are done.

 

Staff Appreciation week has been postponed and will now be held the week of May 27-30th.  Please visit www.fdmontessori.com for more information on how to help.

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Important Flyers Went Home Wednsday April 30

2 important flyers went home today, Wednesday April 30.

1 is the ballot to elect the parent members of the Collaborative School Committee.  It is due back at Denison by 4pm on Friday, May 2.  Please vote for 3 parents.

The other is a letter notifying you of the finalized school hours for the 2014-15 school year.

We hope to see you at our Cinco de Mayo celebration on Friday.

Thanks

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Principal Phone Call~ April 20

Next week, on April 22, 23 & 24, 5th graders will be taking the Science Colorado Measure of Academic Success assessment. This replaces the Science TCAP the 5th graders have taken in the past. A flyer went home in last week’s Friday folders about this.

We are still in the process of finalizing Denison’s school hours for next year.  There will be communication about this in next Friday’s Friday folder.

In this Friday’s folder there is a flyer for Denison’s Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration.  It will be held on Friday, May 2.  There are a number of volunteer opportunities on this day!

Parent Perception Surveys also went home in this week’s Friday folder.  These are very important and are due back by Monday, April 28.

Also in Friday folders are nomination forms for Denison’s Collaborative School Committee, these are also due back by Monday, April 28.

We are excited that Denison’s Shakespeare Students will be preforming on April 25 and Denver’s Shakespeare Festival downtown.

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Principal Phone Call~ April 13

The Annual Chili Cookoff will be on Thursday, April 17 at 5:30pm.  A flyer went home today in your child’s Friday folder.

Next week on April 15, 16 and 17, 4th graders will be taking the Social Studies Colorado Measure of Academic Success assessment. The is a new assessment for 4th graders.  A flyer went home in the Friday folders about this.

The following week, on April 22, 23 & 24, 5th graders will be taking the Science Colorado Measure of Academic Success assessment.  The replaces the Science TCAP the 5th graders have taken in the past.  A flyer went home in the Friday folders about this.

Jump Rope for heart will take place next week during your child’s gym class.  All donations are due by Wednesday, April 16.

The CSC approved expanding our school day to 8:30-4:00.  We are in the process of finalizing the details of this and will update you next week.

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Update on Expanded Time & CSC Meeting (April 8, 2014)

The CSC met tonight and answered 3 questions:
1) Have we clearly communicated with and heard the voices of all stakeholders to a level that allows us to make a decision tonight?   CSC unanimously reached consensus that YES we had.

2) Based on the information we have do we want to expand our schedule for the 2014/15 school year?  CSC reached consensus with all but 1 member voting YES. The one member said she could come to consensus with the remainder of the CSC.

3) Based on the information we have, do we want to go forward with Plan A or Plan B for 2014/15 school year?  CSC unanimously reached consensus on Plan B.

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