December Monthly Newsletter

Posted: Dec 10, 2018

Letter from the Interim Principal

Dear Denison Community,

In the month of November we had so many activities. We thank all who helped with each event and volunteered their time.

I was so pleased to see so many families who came to share a meal with their student for the Thanksgiving feast. The lunch room staff served over 400 people.

This month we also got to purchase books from Usborne books. Thanks to FDM for putting this fundraiser together. Also, thank you for putting the Believe fundraiser together. FDM is always looking for more parents to volunteer.

Over the Fall Break, we had a non- profit organization, Colorado Miners, donate over 20 turkeys and food baskets to some of our Denison families. Thank you to an anonymous parent for putting us in contact with them and for Ms. Alice and Ms. Staci for donating their time to help deliver the baskets.

Thank you Katy Myers from DMHS for coming to Denison to help prepare our Upper El. Students for middle school. If you have questions for DMHS please email them at dmhs.dpsk12.org or call 720-424-2600.

Primary had their Watch Me Work night for their parents and students. It always amazes me to see the younger students and how invested they are in their learning.

This December some of our Denison families will be- helping other Denison families during the holiday season. If you are in need of help this holiday season, or would like to help, please fill out the tan form that was sent in Friday folders. If you need another form, please see the main office staff and return the form no later than Monday, December 3rd.

Sincerely,

Ms. Elza Guajardo (Interim Principal)

 

Classroom News

The students in Room 202 will be celebrating language with their annual Poetry Extravaganza on Thursday, December 20.  Students will be displaying and performing poetry they have adopted or written over the past few months.

The Upper Elementary students will be attending a field trip to the Colorado Symphony on Wednesday, December 5th! Our students will be experiencing a program called Symphonic Myth and Legend. Students will hear and consider the source material for symphonic music by composers inspired by ancient tales from multiple cultures.

Rooms 205 & 207 went to see the Colorado Ballet perform the Nutcracker on Friday, November 30th. The Colorado Ballet completes a dress rehearsal prior to opening a new show. They reserve seats for school groups. The tickets were free because they are underwritten. Schools have to submit their requests and there is a lottery system. Ms. Kelly Monroe submitted the request for Denison in July! The Colorado Ballet also prepares a student study guide, this way the students learn about the story and the music. We are so excited to share this experience with our students!

Room 108 is hosting the “First Annual Community Book Sale.” Please drop off any gently used children’s books starting next week. There will be a collection box near the office. Then the week before break, on December 17th and 18th, we will make these books available to all students.

All books will be priced at around a dollar or less.

Proceeds will go towards garden items for the school, trowels, gloves, plants, maybe a birdbath!

Thank you for your support.

Cultural/Science News: Denison students have successfully raised over $50 to be donated for the “adoption” of an elephant orphan, Merru, at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya. We are still hoping to reach a goal of $100 so we can also adopt Dololo, who was rescued from a near drowning. Thank you for your support and donations!

The Lower Elementary has recently completed their studies of rocks, minerals and fossils. Next, we will begin learning about the hydrosphere and atmosphere. In early February 2019, Denison will host meteorologist Dave Aguilera from local TV channel CBS4.

The Upper Elementary classes 204 and 206 have completed hydrosphere and atmosphere studies recently and will begin sustainability projects. They will work collaboratively and also use their tech time for researching topics of interest. Your Upper El. children might be coming home with ideas for how your family can live more sustainably and help to preserve the planet for future generations.

 

Upcoming Events in December

 *December 3, 2018

Girl Scouts 5:30- 6:30 p.m.

*December 11, 2018

FDM 4:15- 6:00 p.m.

CSC 6:00- 7:30 p.m.

*December 13, 2018

Kindergarten and Rooms 202& 203 Concert @ 6 p.m.

*December 14, 2018

PAC 9:15-10:15 a.m.

*December 20, 2018

Annual Poetry Extravaganza (library) 6:00p.m.

*December 21, 2018

School Leader Input Survey forms Due

*December 24- January 4, 2018

Winter Break