News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Edition 22 - Week of 2/24/2020
We have had another great week at New Vision Charter School. We are so proud of the hard work, energy, and dedication of our teachers and students. Go to either campus and it is a buzz of learning, where kids are engaging in discussions, critical thinking, and problem solving.
As we finish with our kindness week, I want to share what your children have been doing and saying to show kindness. Obviously, this is not all encompassing, as our newsletter would be too large of a file to share. Thank you for sharing your awesome students with us.
- Student Council raised about $1,240 with the Lovebug and Roses Fundraiser. This money goes into our Nighthawks in Need Foundation.
- A 3rd Grader is creating a donation site at the K-3 Campus to collect soap, socks, towels, hand warmers, coats, and first aid kits to be delivered to the shelter.
- Mrs. McCrary's class created comfort kits for House of Neighborly Service
- A kindergartner told his class, "I believe in you, I know you can do it."
- Another Kindergartner stood up for a student when someone was being unkind.
- 4-8 Graders are showing extreme kindness and gratitude at the crosswalk.
- Students from the 4-8 Campus went to Budweiser Event Center to help support the Slammin' Fammin' Effort.
We want to wish our students who are competing this week in the Mathlete Competition as well as Battle of the Books Grand Battle the best of luck. We are so proud of all of your hard work. Thank you to the coaches who have put in countless hours.
The K-3 students and staff enjoyed a presentation by the Harlem Globetrotters. Scooter gave an awesome presentation using the acronym T.E.A.M to teach how to stand up against bullying. T.E.A.M stands for Talk, Empathy, Ask, Mobilize.
Our staff is always working so hard and giving 100%. If you see something awesome that you would like to share, please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to celebrate our incredible staff.
- Please refrain from being on your cell phone while you are in driveline. It is dangerous for your child, other children and our staff.
- All cars need to enter from the west and turn right into driveline. Please do not enter from the east.
- Students need to be loaded/unloaded on passenger side only
- Please do not exit your car during driveline. If you need extra time to load/unload your child, please use the coned area.
Officer Dee Jalali
Child restraint laws
Recently, I've encountered a lot of questions about child restraint laws. Sometimes it's parents asking me specific questions and other times it's seeing child restraint violations when students are being picked up and dropped off. I addressed this topic in the beginning of the year in the newsletter but I thought it would be a great time to review them again:
Infants: Must ride in a rear facing car seat till they are 1 year old AND weigh at least 20 pounds. Many car seats can be placed rear facing until your child weighs up to 40 pounds. (Tip- Try to keep your child rear facing for as long as possible. This method offers the best protection during crashes)
Children between the ages of 1-4: Children who are older than one and weigh more than 20 pounds must be in a forward or rear facing car seat (Tip- Restrain your child in a 5 point harness system- 2 shoulder straps, 2 hip straps, and a crotch strap)
Children between the ages of 4-8: Children older than 4 and through their 8th birthday must ride in a child restraint. You can use a 5 point harness system or a booster seat (Studies show that booster seats can reduce the risk of injury by up to 59% compared to seat belts alone)
Children should be in a booster till:
The shoulder belt of the vehicle’s car seat crosses their shoulder and chest (not their neck)
The lap belt crosses their upper thighs (not their abdomen)
Their knees can bend at the edge of the backseat and their feet touch the floor
Children between the ages of 9-16: Must use a seat belt or child restraint (Tip- Keep your child in the backseat for as long as possible, until at least the age of 13 and 100 pounds)
As always, I am always welcoming any additional questions on this or anything else law enforcement related! Thank you!
Officer Dee Jalali
Loveland Police Department
M-F 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
School Resource Officer | SWAT Negotiator | Background Investigator
Lost and Found
Open Enrollment 2020 - 2021
As our clientele, you are our best advertisers! As we open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year we are hosting parent information nights for prospective students and their parents. We will have many openings in grades K-8 next year and would love for you to help spread the word.
If you know of anyone who is looking for a change, or who is moving into the area please send them our way. Information about this event can also be found on our Facebook Page.
NVCS Board Elections
To: New Vision Parents/Guardians
From: NVCS Board of Directors
Date: Feb 4, 2020
Subject: Open 2020-21 Board of Director Positions
New Vision Charter School is moving forward with great success and needs your help to keep up our progress. Students and staff are enjoying our new 4-8 building and our K-3 facility is already brimming with new students. NVCS is continuing to grow and we’ve received another recognition as a 2019 School of Distinction. We want to continue our success for years to come and we’re looking for parents to join our Board of Directors.
As a charter school, NVCS is governed by our parents and community. Each year the board opens 3 positions that are ending their terms. This is your opportunity to be part of the decision-making process for New Vision and its future. As a member of the Board of Directors, your life and business experience play an important role, and your opinion and contributions are highly valued. NVCS enjoys an increasingly diverse student population and we hope to have a board that reflects that same growing diversity. We invite you to consider running for a position on the Board.
There are two (2) 3-year term positions and one (1) 1-year term opening in May 2020. The process is relatively simple, apply for a position and participate in the election process in April. You may also want to attend the orientation session at the March 30th Board meeting at 5:30 pm to ask questions and learn more about what is involved in serving on the New Vision Board of Directors.
What does serving on the Board entail?
The Board has control and general management of the affairs, property and business of NVCS. As such, you would work hand-in-hand with school administration and six (6) other board members on tasks such as:
Establish and evaluate our academic and physical school growth strategies
Maintain a financially stable operation and ensure our expenses support our mission and vision
Work with TSD school board, the Boys & Girls Club and other agencies on matters that pertain to NVCS
Establish school policies that govern the manner in which we operate as an organization
Collaborate with our Executive Director in establishing standards and best-in-class strategies for continued improvement as a top-tier charter school.
What is expected of a board member?
Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled, monthly Board meetings. (3-4 hours/month)
Prepare for the meetings beforehand by reviewing the agenda and Board packet. (1-2 hours/month)
Serve as liaison to one of our standing committees (School Accountability/SAC, Finance, Public Relations, Committee of 2 (2-3 hours/month)
Participate in additional meetings/discussions with external agencies as required (1-2 hours/month)
Attend 1 or 2 all-day strategy/goal setting meeting(s) annually (5-7 hours per meeting)
Commit to a three-year term
How to apply.
Complete and submit the following items by the application deadline date of April 10th
Review and agree to uphold the board norms (published here)
Complete the online New Vision Board Questionnaire (link here).
What happens next? Participate in Town Hall Meeting on April 16th in the evening at NVCS.
Additional important dates. Voting opens April 18th and closes April 23rd.
There are many important and exciting opportunities the NVCS Board will be tackling over the next few months and years. If you are willing to donate your time for the benefit of quality education, are an effective communicator and a good listener, consider donating your talents and help make New Vision Charter School the best school we can be!
NVCS Night at the Colorado Eagles
New Vision Charter School Advanced Choir will be singing the National Anthem at the Eagles game, Tuesday March 10th. Our STUCO will be participating in the “Chuck a Puck” fundraising activity that happens during the 2nd intermission to raise funds for the Larimer County Food Bank.
For tickets please visit denver.ticketsales.com/TheEagles or call 888-729-4718
Pets at School
This is a reminder that pets of any kind are not allowed on either campus. Thank you.
FREE SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR CURRENT 7TH GRADE STUDENTS
Have you been wanting to hone your leadership skills? Do you love being up in the mountains during the summer? If yes, this is for you! Rotary is sponsoring a free week-long Youth Leadership Conference in July at the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"
Any current 7th grader can apply. If interested in either opportunity, please check out the link for more information: https://rmryla.org/
-Mrs. Jobman, Counselor, NVCS Peridot Campus.
Wednesday, February 26th @ 8 am @ K-3 Campus
Milk Cap Collection
Caps4Cash is a Morning Fresh Dairy program where schools can earn cash by collecting caps from Morning Fresh Dairy glass bottles. Each cap will be redeemed for 5¢ and spent any way the school would like! Please bring your caps to the office at the K-3 building and help our school.
Heroes Among Us
A Scholarship Opportunity Presented by Loveland Mountain View Rotary
HERO: noun, plural heroes;
1. a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character:
2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model.
Who is the HERO in your life? Life’s journey is often full of twists and turns, joys and pain, highs and lows. In order to thrive and sometimes survive, the help of another individual becomes more than necessary. Even through simple acts of kindness, encouragement, inspiration or courage, a lasting impression can create a lifelong, impacting relationship. HEROES are AMONG US!
The program is designed to allow you to publicly thank an important person in your life. The rules are simple:
1) Any person in your life may be nominated as a hero. 2) This includes parents, step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles,
teachers, service men and women, neighbors, friends— anyone! 3) You must be a middle school or high school student in a
Loveland/Berthoud school (Public, Private, or Faith-Based) or homeschooled within Thompson School District.
To be considered for a potential $500 scholarship, you must:
• Submit an application online: www.heroesamongus.co
• Deadline to receive your application is April 1st, 2020
• Based on your application, you may be invited to attend a ceremony on April 20, 2020 where (5) $500 scholarships will be presented! The best of the best will be selected for an evening of fun, food and recognition. (We may present your essay to the group), at Scheels All Sports, 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown, 6-8 pm.
We are Hiring!
K-3 Long Term Substitute - Beginning end of March
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Battle of the Books Grand Battle @ Loveland Public Library @ 8:00
Mathletes - MathCounts Competition @ UNC @ 8:00
Monday, February 24, 2020 -
Girls Basketball vs. Ridgeview @ NVCS Gym @ 4:00
SAC Meeting @ 4-8 Campus Library @ 4:00
Board of Directors Meeting @ 4-8 Campus @ 6:00
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Chipotle on Fall River Dr (near Target)
Tuesday 2/25, 4-8pm
NVCS receives 33%!
Flyer not required as long as the cashier is notified. Online orders do not count toward fundraiser.
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
Family Fun Night @ 4-8 Campus Gym and Commons @ 5:00
Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
Girls Basketball @ Knowledge Quest Academy @ 4:00
Friday, February 28, 2020 -
No School For Students - Staff Development Day