DEL NORTE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

PRINCIPAL'S NEWSLETTER - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2019

WINTER CONCERTS

Why are the winter concerts during the school day this year?


Over the last few years, we have received lots of feedback about the concert performances from parents, students, staff, and community members. We are always trying to create the best performances possible.


Due to feedback, we moved the concerts into the auditorium instead of the gym. We received a lot of positive feedback about this change, however, the next concern was that because the auditorium is a smaller venue, we had to have multiple nights of concerts to accommodate all of the guests. Many parents with children in multiple grade levels had to attend night after night of concerts and performances. This was difficult for many people and we were asked to brainstorm how this could be changed in some way. We are still having multiple concerts, but they will all be on the same afternoon (Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 3:00 pm & 3:30 pm). The Jr./Sr. High School music performance will in the evening of this same day.


We are very excited to offer both vocal and instrumental music for all elementary students. One of the important aspects of learning music is performance. The students work for weeks to prepare for a performance, but we have many students who are not able to come to the performance in the evening so they do not have the opportunity to complete their final project in the academic area of music. We would like for all of our students to have the opportunity to perform the music they have learned and having the concert in the afternoon allows this.


For the safety of our students, we changed visitor and volunteer procedures a few years ago. When this happened, we received concerns that parents were not welcome in our school anymore. Having the concert in the afternoon is our invitation to you to come spend some academic time with us during our school day.


The students are working very hard to learn songs for their performance and we look forward to spending the afternoon together celebrating music. Please contact me at aduda@urtigers.co or 719-657-4030 if you have any questions.


Thank you,

Amy Duda

SCHOOL CANCELED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019 - HIGH SCHOOL STATE VOLLEYBALL

The Del Norte Lady Tigers Volleyball team won their Regional Tournament and are off to State. Congratulations to the coaching staff, and to every single Lady Tiger...we are very proud of you!


We will be cancelling school on Thursday, November 14th, so we can go and support the Volleyball team at the State Tournament. In truth, we do not have enough substitute teachers to cover all of the spots needed for teachers who are coaches, or teachers who are parents of girls on the team. I know this may cause a hardship for some of you, and we are very thankful for your kindness and support.


I hope that by giving as much notice as possible, everyone can make other plans. We really do hope to see you at the Denver Coliseum...where we can all cheer for our amazing and inspiring Lady Tigers!

NEW SCHOOL BUILDING

We are on schedule to move over Christmas break! We are all very excited in anticipation of this move. Along with our move will come many new procedures for before and after school. We will also have some celebrations. Please keep an eye out for this information...should be coming mid-December.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, November 11, 2019

Dental Screenings


Thursday, November 14, 2019

NO SCHOOL


Monday, November 25, 2019 - Thursday, November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Break


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Winter Concerts (K-2nd Grade - 3:00 pm) (3rd - 6th Grade - 3:30 pm) - HS Auditorium


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Last day for students


Thursday, January 9, 2019

School Resumes


Friday, January 10, 2019

School Day