Vanguard East News!

October 2019

October Count is Wednesday, 10/2!

What is October Count?

The State of Colorado uses the October Count process to determine the amount of funding a school will receive based on enrollment numbers.

When is October Count?

The October Count Window is from September 24-October 9, 2019. This is a two week period in which we are required to account for student attendance. The most important day of the window is Wednesday, October 2, 2019, which is Count Day.

October 2, 2019

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, every student must be in their seat by 7:50 am. It is very important that we have all students present for the entirety of the school day, and for this reason we ask that you avoid scheduling appointments, trips, or early pick-ups on this day.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

We are excited to welcome parents to the Fall 2019 Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 10th! If you have not already signed up, please be sure visit our online program to reserve a time to meet with your student’s teacher. You can find the link to sign up for a conference just below this article.

Conferences will be held from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm. here is no school that day, but we encourage parents to bring students with them to their conference. If your student owes a fee or a lunch balance, conferences are a great day to make payments to the front office.

September Staff Members of the Month

Katy Gauthier, 4th Grade Teacher

Victoria Fregoso, 6-12 P.E./Dance/Health Teacher

October Staff Members of the Month

Jennie Gillespie, 4th Grade EA

Britanny Hull, Math

K-5 News

Imagine Arts Academy

Sign up for Imagine Arts Academy today!

This program is brought to you by the creators of Mad Science.

It will run every Wednesday from 10/2-11/13, skipping 10/16 (due to Fall Break).

It will be held in the Elementary Art room.

6-12 News

Fall Concerts

Please be sure to come to our Fall Band and Orchestra concerts this week!

We have our Band concert at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 2nd in the Cafeterium.

Our Orchestra concert at 6 pm on Thursday, October 3rd in the Cafetorium.

See you there!!!

Butterbraids for sale

Our students are selling butterbraids as a fundraiser for the Washington D.C. trip. These are great to have for gatherings of family and friends. Order using the link below!

VCS East Events

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Picture Day!

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 8am

East Campus

Students are allowed to wear non-uniform clothes that fit within the Dress of Choice dress code.

Click the link below and enter Event Password: C637 to place online orders!

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Fall Festival

Friday, Oct. 4th, 4-7pm

VCS East

Join us for our Fall community event!

Come play fun games, throw a pie in your favorite teacher's face, jump in the bounce house, race your friend in the obstacle course, dunk your principal, and much, much more! We're inviting local food trucks, too, so come hungry!

Tickets will be available for purchase at the festival.

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VCS East Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 7th, 3pm to Thursday, Oct. 10th, 6:30pm

VCS East Room 260

Book Fair Hours

10/7-10/9: 3:00-4:30 pm

10/10: 8:00 am-6:30 pm

NO SCHOOL - Comp Day

Friday, Oct. 11th, 7:45am-3:30pm

VCS East

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Fall Break

Monday, Oct. 14th, 12am to Friday, Oct. 18th, 11:45pm


Enjoy your time off!

NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

Monday, Oct. 21st, 7:45am-3:30pm

VCS East

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Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 5-6:30pm

VCS East

All children within the community are welcome to attend.

This is a FREE event, however, we will graciously accept donations.

VCS Family Members...

We need you to make this event possible.

Decorate your trunk/designated parking space and bring some can even come in costume!

If you're interested in participating by decorating your car and handing out candy,

contact Ms. Holtz at or 303-338-4110.

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Core Knowledge/Classical Character Day

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 7:30am-3:30pm

VCS East

Students will be allowed to come to school in a costume representing a Core Knowledge or Classical character and wear it for the entire day on Thursday, 10/31 to celebrate our beautiful, rich curriculum.

The following costume guidelines must be followed:

1. Costume represents Core Knowledge or Classical character or topic. If you’re unsure, just ask.

2. “Scary” or “gory” costumes are NOT allowed – ghosts and witches may appear in Core Knowledge literature, but are not appropriate for this occasion.

3. Facial paint is not allowed – but minimal make-up is fine (i.e. whiskers, etc.)

4. Costume accessories that resemble weaponry, such as swords, etc. are NOT allowed.

5. Those who choose not to come in costume must wear their uniform.

Have fun, be creative!