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May 08

Friday Notes for 5/8/15

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PTSA Corner

5/8/15 Friday Notes

 

 

Upcoming Events:

  • TONIGHT: Silent Auction & Talent Show

    Friday May 8th 5:30 pm food & auction, 6:30 pm performances begin.
    Our community school is hosting our annual Talent Show featuring performances by our students.  Please come and enjoy an evening of delicious food and great entertainment.  Bid at the silent auction to win great prizes, gift certificates and fun activities.  All proceeds will go to the PTSA’s enrichment fund for programs like the Writers in the School program we hosted this year. We hope you can join us at this event that supports our school and showcases our talented students!

  • Screen-Free Week Family Hike in the Canyon

    Saturday May 9th 10:00 am Forsythe trailhead.
    Looking for a great Screen-Free activity on Saturday May 9th? Come for a family hike with Coal Creek Canyon Parks and Rec District’s Brian Miller. We will be hiking Winiger Ridge (we’ll actually be hiking Forest Rd 359) which is great for kids.  It is a 3 mile round trip. Trail parking is available at the Forsythe Canyon trailhead (intersection of CR 68 and FR 359, or 39.961 -105.396).  The turnaround point is an amazing overlook where you can see South Boulder peak, Gross Reservoir/Dam, Eldorado Canyon out into the plains, all of the Coal Creek area peaks, and even the school almost 4 miles away. We will be meeting in the parking lot west of Wondervu Cafe at 10:00 am to car pool or you can meet us at the trail head.  Please bring essentials such as water, snacks or lunch, sunscreen, hats, rain jacket, etc.  The map is available at  https://www.google.com/maps/dir//39.961,-105.396 for directions to the Forsythe trailhead… basically take 72 west, right on 97, right on Magnolia, right on 68.  Please e-mail Brian at milleraloha@yahoo.com if you are going so he can give us weather updates.  See you there, April Duncan Fong (aprilduncan1@yahoo.com)

  • Screen Free Week Lego Creativity Contest Entries are due Monday, May 11th between 8 – 9 am.  Entries will be on display from 11 am – 1 pm in the gym.  The officials will be evaluating the entries from 1- 2 pm and the winners will be announced at 3:30 pm.
  • Screen Free Week Ad Art Contest are also due on Monday, May 11th.  Please turn in to Ms. Shawn in the front office.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday
  • Volunteer Appreciation Tea
    We would like to take a moment to thank all the volunteers that helped us this school year.  Please join us for tea at 4:00 pm on Friday, May 15th.  If you are able to join us, please RSVP at: http://vols.pt/c9DNgp
    Whether you are able to join us or not, THANK YOU for all your hard work.  You make a difference for our students, teachers and school!
  • Lakeside Amusement Park Night on Monday May 18
    Tickets on sale NOW in the office!
    Purchase tickets in advance in the school office for $9 each
    Tickets at the gate will be $10 each

After School

If your child is interested in trying out Tai Chi, there is still room for students to drop-in on Tuesdays after-school. There are two classes left, May 12 and 19. Please send in the permission slip with your child, and specify which days he/she would like to attend. If you have questions about Tai Chi, please contact Kia Hanning at kia@sleepingdragon.biz or 540-429-2483.

Book Swap
The 5th Annual Book Swap Is Coming!!
What do you do with all the old books your child has outgrown???
Don’t throw them away; donate them to the 5th Annual Book Swap
Clear your book shelves of your unwanted and gently used books.  Place them in the bin at the front of the school. The bin is for drop off only.  On Wednesday May 20th, everyone will have a chance to choose books from the swap for summer reading.  It’s out with the old and in with the new!!!

Upcoming Activities
tetrabrazilJune Soccer Camp is filling up – don’t miss out!BritishSoccer

  • If you are considering registering your child for the June British Soccer Camp, please do it NOW as the camp is getting full!  If June 8-12th doesn’t work with your schedule the August 3-7th camp still has openings and you can get your free jersey if you register by June 5th for this August camp.  Like in past years both of these soccer camps are led by British soccer coaches, and programs are available for kids from ages 3 -16.
    Did you watch the soccer World Cup in Brazil last summer?  If you caught the Brazilian spirit, don’t miss this year’s new camp.  From July 20-24th the CCCP&RD will be adding a new program, Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy, for 10-16 year old soccer players .  This camp focuses on technical development, and is led by Brazilian coaches that bring an authentic taste of the flair, passion and creativity of Brazilian soccer.
    Kids can sign up for one, two, or three weeks of camp at www.challengersports.com.  Questions?  Contact Gwen Burak at gwenburak@wispertel.net or 303-642-9475.

Help Wanted:

  • PTSA Board for 2015 – 2016:
    In the May monthly meeting, the membership voted to keep the current PTSA board on for next year.  However, we are looking for a Co-Treasurer to serve with Stephanie Rosario.  This person would split the duties of the treasurer, including tracking expenses and revenue, drafting payments, and completing annual paperwork.  The estimated time commitment averages 2 – 4 hours a month.  Since funding opportunities is such an important part of our work, this is an important job.  As a bonus, it is a great opportunity to develop professional skills around financial management.
  • We are also looking for a Health & Wellness Committee Chair.  This person is responsible for driving the Health & Wellness program throughout the school year, including Screen Free Week, Health & Wellness Week and various Health & Wellness nights.  This chair partners with school staff to make sure that our kids have opportunities to experience a healthy lifestyle and adopt healthy habits.  This is a very influential position to the wellbeing of our school and students, so it is an important role.

 

Stay tuned in future Friday Notes and PTSA member emails for more information on upcoming programs. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, please feel free to contact me.

Jody Dickson, President                        jody@dickson.org                   303-642-3568

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