News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Edition 6 - Week of 10/7/19

Leadership Corner

Tim Bishop - Executive Director

New Vision Charter School named top performing school- Spread the word and take pride!

Congratulations to all New Vision Charter School Students, Staff, Parents, and Community for helping NVCS to be recognized as the top-performing school in the Thompson School District and one of the top 10% in the State of Colorado according to the latest School Performance Frameworks released by the Colorado Department of Education. Keep up the great work. We couldn't be more proud of Nighthawk Nation.

Do you have friends or family that would like to enroll at NVCS for the 2020-21 school year? If so, please remind them to attend a new student/parent information meeting. They need to attend one of these meetings in order to place their child's name in our lottery. The next two information events will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings will take place at the 4th-8th grade campus. The kindergarten lottery will take place on November 21, 2019.

I encourage all of you to continue to be involved in our school. The stronger the parent community, the more amazing things we can accomplish. I would like to continue to speak to community organizations about our fabulous school and the many strengths of being a charter school. Please let me know if you have ideas for groups/organizations that might be interested in hosting. No group is too big or small.

Wow! Nighthawk Nation is comprised of 714 fabulous students. All of our students are valuable members of our family tree. Special thanks go to our K-2 art teacher Samantha Auster for creating this project.

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Mary Baker - K-3 Principal

Thank you all for coming out this week to Hawk Walk. What a fun event to get both campuses together. It was so exciting to see the big kids and the little kids together supporting each other.

With such a busy week, we continued to Elevate Excellence in our learning.

Kindergarten worked very hard on learning about all of the 5 senses this week, complete with science experiments.

1st Grade were authors and shared their stories for the fellow authors. Students also learned about self control with bubbles.

2nd Grade worked very diligently on place value in math.

3rd Grade continues to strengthen their writing using RACE strategy.

Counseling Website:

Check out our new counseling website of Mrs. Anderson.

Driveline Notes:

Thank you for continuing to show grace and patience during driveline. Just a couple of reminders, please do not turn left into driveline. It is dangerous for our students as well as other drivers. Also, please avoid talking on your phone during driveline, especially during the loading zone.

Marian Hejl - 4-8 Principal

This week was an amazing week! Our halls were filled with school spirit, our students were excited to mentor younger students, and the parent volunteer support we saw was inspiring. Thank you to all of our teachers, staff, and parent volunteers for helping us to make Hawk Walk a success!

In other exciting news, NVCS is hosting the Northern Colorado Independent League Volleyball Tournament this Saturday (10/5). Games begin at 8 am and we will have concessions. Come out and support our Lady Nighthawks this weekend!

A reminder that 4-8 Vision & Hearing Screening is October 11th from 8:30-11:45.

All volunteers helping with vision and screening MUST be registered in our Raptor Volunteer system before you can help in the school. Here is the link for you to register:

If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

Larimer County Building Ticketing:

Parents, please refrain from parking in the Larimer County Building parking lot during their business hours. They have let us know that they will ticket vehicles that do not belong to their clientele.

Quarter Ends October 18:

The end to the first quarter of the year is fast approaching. Please remember to check your student's Infinite Campus portal to check in on any missing assignment, or grades so they have the opportunity to get the best marks possible on their progress report.

Todd Bissell - AP/AD

Soccer finished strong this past week. They won their first ever home playoff game 5-2. In the semi finals they lost to the top team in the league 4-2. This years team set a record for scoring and wins in a season. Congrats to the soccer team.

Volleyball has its final tourney this weekend. The tourney will be held at NVCS. Best luck to the girls team.

Boys Basketball starts next week. So far we have over 40 boys who have shown interest in trying out for the team. We are looking forward to an outstanding season.

Office Dee Jalali

Calling 911

We all hope we never have to face emergency situations, but it’s important to know what to do in case we ever find ourselves in one.

First, what’s an emergency? Why would anyone dial 911?

  • A fire

  • Stranger danger

  • A car accident where someone is hurt

  • Someone is suddenly very sick and has a hard time speaking or breathing

  • Someone is choking

  • Someone who is passed out (won’t wake up when you shake or yell at them)

  • Unwanted stranger in the house

Reasons we DON’T call 911

  • As a prank or a joke

  • Minor cuts or scrapes

  • You don’t want to do your homework

  • You want to order a pizza

  • You get grounded

  • Lost pet

When you call 911, it’s important to be prepared to answer the dispatcher’s questions. These could include:

  • The location of the emergency or a street address (If you don’t know the address, look for signs or businesses close by)

  • The phone number you are calling from

  • What the emergency is and details about it

Other tips for calling 911

  • Don’t mumble- speak as clearly as you can

  • Tell the dispatcher as much information as you can

  • Try to stay calm (The more calm you are, the easier it is for dispatchers to understand you)


  • Teach your kids how to access the phone and call 911 should they ever need it. This includes locked cell phones. If you are not around, how can they unlock your phone and call 911? Could you show them how to dial 911 from the lock screen without unlocking the phone?

  • Download the “Ready Set Dial” app (for free!) This helps little kids memorize their address, learn how to call 911, and practice talking to dispatchers in mock conversations

School Accountability Committee

The School Accountability Committee is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school performance, budget priorities and parental engagement. The purpose of the committee is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, principals and teachers. New Vision Charter School will have a combined committee for the 2019-2020 school year. We will meet from 4-5 p.m. on the 1st Monday of Oct, Dec, Mar, and May. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email your child's principal (K-3) Mary Baker or (4-8) Marian Hejl.

Technology Use at Home

As a reminder, NVCS student computers and user accounts are monitored by the school for security, safety and behavioural purposes. This is particularly important to keep in mind if your student accesses their NVCS Google G Suite for Education account through the Chrome Web Browser at home. If a student's account is signed into the Chrome Web Browser, any activity on that account is visible and accessible to both the school and the student. Student accounts should only be used for school purposes.

To ensure other family members are not working through an NVCS Google G Suite for Education account in Chrome, please use the following Google article to create separate profiles within Chrome.

Student Fees

Please refer to the attached file in regards to paying student fees. If you have already paid your student fees, thank you! If you have not yet paid your fees, please do so as soon as possible.

Volunteer/Visitor Check In

This is just a reminder that you must have your driver's license, passport, or state issued ID in order to enter the buildings. This is for the safety of students and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hearing and Vision Screening

K-3 Campus Vision & Hearing Screening - October 9th

Morning Session


Afternoon Session

12:00-2:30 12 volunteers needed

4-8 Vision & Hearing Screening - October 11th

8:30-11:45 a.m.

All volunteers MUST be registered in our Raptor Volunteer system before you can help in the school. Here is the link for you to register:

If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

Upcoming Events

October 7, 2019 School Accountability Committee Meeting

  • 299 Peridot Ave. in the Library
  • 4-5 pm

October 8, 2019 2020-2021 New student/parent information night

  • 299 Peridot Ave.
  • 5:30 - 6:30

October 10, 2019 Coffee with the K-3 Principal

  • Join us at the K-3 Campus from 8-9 am for a cup of coffee and conversation with Mrs. Baker

October 17, 2019 Coffee With The 4-8 Principal

  • Join us at the 4-8 Campus from 8-9 am for a cup of coffee and conversation with Mrs. Hejl

October 18, 2019 End of First Quarter

October 28th & 29th Parent Teacher Conferences

  • K-3 Conferences held at 2366 E. 1st Street
  • 4-8 Conferences held at 299 Peridot Ave.

October 30-November 1, 2019- Fall break NO SCHOOL

About Us

K-3 Campus: 2366 E 1st Street

4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue