Aurora Frontier P-8 Staff Bulletin

May 2, 2016

What is happening at Frontier:

Monday, May 2 - Staff Meeting – Media Center - 2:45-3:45 pm

Tuesday, May 3 - African American Club for Middle School – Media Center – 2:45-4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 3 - Coding with Kids Program – C11 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Tuesday, May 3 - Literacy Tutoring - Kinder/1st grade – C21 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Wednesday, May 4 - Content Groups Meeting – Media Center – 7:30-9:00 am

Wednesday, May 4 - SOARing Singers – Music Rm – 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 4 - Reading Buddies Group- Media Center – 3:15-5:15 pm

Wednesday, May 4 - PBiS Meeting – C11 - 2:45-4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 4 - Skate City Night - Students meet at the Town Center at 3:30 pm - 4:00-6:00 pm

Thursday, May 5 - ELT Meeting - 2:45-4:00 pm

Friday, May 6 - Butterfly Pavilion Visit-1st Grade – Mobile 1 – 8:00am-1:00pm

Saturday, May 7 - Girls Basketball-A and B Championships-Vista Peak Prep-8:00-9:30 am

Next week :

Monday, May 9 - Building Council 2:45-3:45 pm

Tuesday, May 10 - Kindergarten Field Trip – Denver Zoo

Tuesday, May 10 - African American Club for Middle School–Media Center–2:45-4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 10 - Coding with Kids Program – C11 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Tuesday, May 10 - Literacy Tutoring - Kinder/1st grade – C21 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Wednesday, May 11 - SOARing Singers – Music Rm – 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 11 - Reading Buddies Group- Media Center – 3:15-5:15 pm

Wednesday, May 11 - Content Group Meetings

Thursday, May 12 - Middle School Band/Choir Concert - Gym - 7:00-8:00 pm

Friday, May 13 - Middle School Band to Elitch Gardens Music Festival - 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Cari's Corner

Hi team,

This week is teacher appreciation week, Over the week we will be showing you how much you are appreciated. Please know that we could never show you the true appreciation you deserve.

I want to thank you for:

all the time you spend outside of your duty day for our students

all the unseen kindness you give our students

for your commitment to Aurora Frontier


We couldn't SOAR without you. You matter and we know it!

Shout Out ...

all of you as when we are short staffed you step up and help!

Professional Learning

Late Start will be our Content teams 7:30-9:00




Crucial “Digital Citizenship” Conversations

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/6166


5 Reasons Your Students Should Blog

http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/3721

Equity in Learning Leadership Team

Our next meeting will be on May 5, 2016 - if you are planning on being part of the ELT for the 2016-17 school year please join us and we will begin our planning and summer re-treat.

Staff Announcements

We have been adopted by UCD :)

District Announcements

Be sure to read the superintendent's bulletin

View the Bulletin Archives



Survey from the Year round calendar open house:

aurorak12.org/calendar-process

PBIS

Our next PBIS meeting, is Wednesday, May 4th at 2:45pm. We will be planning for our final SOAR assembly

Athletics

The 7th grade girls A basketball team will play for the city championship this coming Saturday at Rangeview High School. Listen to the announcements for the time. Good Luck!

Dean's Box

- Cafeteria and lunches- Please help us in the cafeteria picking up your students and dealing with any issues that arise. If you are to meet your students in the hallways, please be present and help quiet the students through the halls
- Duty this week- Linda, Jamie, Ron, Thad, Courtney, Donita, C. Post, Crystal, C. Robbins, Michelle, Beth, Charlene, Kari, Pam, and Wendy
-Planning ahead- Please remember, everyone has duty everyday the last two weeks of school.

Media/Technology

Technology:

Opportunity to attend ISTE for free! Simon Helton, Community Engagement Management for ISTE sent me this email. In every city we host the conference in, we offer a scholarship program for 10 local educators 35 and under to come to the conference for free so that they can go back to their schools and share what they’ve learned. The hope is that we reach folks who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. Please share out this information to any younger educators you know that would be interested in attending? To apply, they just need to fill out this form by May 6, 2016. Just a note, the scholarship covers registration, but they’d need to pay for travel expenses. Thanks so much for helping spread the word!


Thanks for your patience and support during testing. Friday super helper Ryan Head and I gathered all the chromebooks, reorganized the carts and placed them back in the communities for use for the remained of the year. Please keep stress to the students about proper use and replacement of the chromebooks in the carts and track users of the chromebooks so that damage to the chromebooks should be minimized.


REMINDER: Adam will be here Monday to finish his inventory. He will be visiting rooms that had equipment at home. I emailed a reminder on Thursday, please have this equipment out for him. Thanks for your help.


Media:

The end of the year is closer than it seems.... Look for overdue slips in your boxes on Thursday of this week. Overdue slips will be going home each week until the end of school. The last official day for students to check out books for at home reading will be the week of May 9th. Students will be able to check out books for in building use for projects etc until May 23. All books included library books checked out by teachers need to be returned by May 25, 2016.

PTO Announcements

Skate City:


Join us for our last Skate City night for Frontier!

Wednesday, May 4th from 4-6pm


Admission $4.50

Skate Rental $2.00


One free slice of pizza for each paid skater!


Make sure you sign your child’s Bus Permission Slip and allow them to catch the Skate City Fun bus and get a free ride to the party! The bus will pick up your children at the front at 3:30pm and ALL skaters MUST be picked up at Skate city by 6pm. This is a ONE-WAY bus trip ONLY!

We can't wait to see you!


The class with the most students in attendance will win a pizza party as well as the opportunity to hold on to the golden skate until August!



And don't forget to pick up your King Soopers Reloadable Gift Cards:


Purchase a reloadable gift card for $5.00 from Brandi Mabry and receive a card with $5.00 on it. Purchase your groceries and/or gas with your preloaded gift card and save your gift card to reload and use the next time you buy groceries! It’s that easy! Pick one up for your friends and family to use and Aurora Frontier benefits!


Interested in PTO and supporting our students, please contact Brandi Mabry.


Have a great week! - Aurora Frontier P-8 PTO

Community Partners' Announcements

Red Apple Recycling Clothing Drive:


A perfect time to clean out those closets! Our Red Apple donation schoolhouse is now located in front of our school off Jericho and Conservatory Parkway – conveniently located in our front parking lot. For ever pound of recycled items we collect, the school earns money to help with school and student activities. The drive began May 25th and will run through April 25th.


Aurora Frontier P-8 is now a proud Little Red Schoolhouse drop off location! Red Apple Recycling is a Denver-based non-profit that focuses on funding local schools’ sustainability and wellness programs through textile recycling. You donate clothing and other small household items, they recycle them and our school earns money!


So, clean out your closets and bag your gently and beyond gently used clothing and shoes and help us fill our Red Apple “Little Red Schoolhouse”.


WHAT TO DONATE:

-Clean clothing -Shoes

-Toys and stuffed animal -Belts purses and backpacks.

-Towels and sheets


WHAT NOT TO DONATE:

-Computers, TVs’ and electronics

-Furniture appliances and fixtures, and dishes

-Luggage, bicycles, ski and ski boots


PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY ITEMS OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!


If you would like more information on Red Apple Recycling, please visit: http://redapplerecycling.com/



Thank you for your support!



DON'T FORGET to get your Tickets!- Aurora Frontier Day at the Rapids!


Join us for a night of fun for the entire family as we cheer on the Rapids when they play Salt Lake!


COLORADO RAPIDS v. REAL SALT LAKE

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 7:00pm

at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

Discounted Ticket Price

$30 (reg. $38) South Endline

Ticket includes:

· admission to the Rapids game

· Marco's Pizza

· Coca-Cola Beverages

· Access to the Aurora Frontier private canopy

To purchase tickets visit: http://www.rapidstix.com/aurorafrontier


Please let Brandi or Shelly know if you have any questions regarding this fun family event!


Thank you for your continued support and all you do for Aurora Frontier! - Brandi & Shelly