VCS East Hawk Talk
CMAS is underway! CMAS is given to students in grades 3-8 in Math and English Language Arts. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will be completing the CMAS Science test.
The VCS testing window closes on Friday, April 29th. The tests are aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards. These standards set our community’s expectations for what students must know to be ready for college level courses or a career after they graduate from high school. Families should know if their children are on the right path, and these assessments will provide an “academic checkup” to help us know if our students are ready for what comes next. These assessments also provide information to the district and state on how schools are performing.
We ask that you make a special effort to have your child (ren) to school on time every day as the assessments will begin soon after arrival. Listed below are important things students can do to help ensure they are ready each day to do their best.
- Get a good night’s sleep.
- Eat a healthy breakfast.
- Come to school on time, every day.
- Per state requirements, cell phones are not allowed in the testing environment. Secondary students must have their phones turned off and stored in their lockers. Elementary students must give their phones to their teachers to be placed in a secure location.
- Do your very best.
Thank you for your assistance in our completion of CMAS testing.
Wear Your Earth Day Shirts on Friday, 4/22!
Teacher Work Hours
APS Festival of the Arts
Core Virtue of the Month: Humility
The core virtue that we will focus on this month is HUMILITY. Humility is knowing that we are definitely not perfect, and avoiding the temptation to exaggerate our own abilities and underestimate the abilities of others.
Ours is a culture that prizes ambition, self-esteem, and self-assertion. There is nothing wrong with ambition--the inner drive to succeed and embrace one's talents, but when concern for self-advancement or discovery of talents warps into self-aggrandizement (an exaggerated sense of one's importance and abilities) humility is often the casualty.
In the English-speaking world, it is a challenge to find stories that speak to the importance of saying "forgive me," "after you," or " I was wrong." These are self-effacing virtues that turn the spotlight on the needs of the other. That is not always a popular stance in today's world. Hoever, they do not convey weakness. When we inspire our students to help build up others through this virtue of humility, we cultivate people of deep inner strength, laying the foundation for better communities.
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
FREE COVID Testing at VCS East!
As you may already know, we are participating in a COVID testing program. Testing began at our building on November 18th at 8 am for any student who opted in. Students will need to be pre-registered. You can register your child(ren) using the following link...registration only needs to be done one time, and students can take a COVID test each week if they like:
Students who get tested will receive their money via a gift card. This gift card will be mailed to the address provided when you register.
Finally, this testing will count for athletes participating in school sports.
Please reach out to our school nurse, Annie Garner (email@example.com) with any questions.
Absences and Tardies
Make sure to notify the front desk of absences. If we don't hear from you, our attendance system will automatically call you to verify the absence.
FSCP (Family, School, and Community Partnership Committee)
We're really starting to pick up steam with our FSCP committee, and we are EXCITED!
If you'd like to join our FSCP committee or would like more information, contact Jennie Gillespie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VCS East Events
CMAS Testing Window
Monday, March 21st, 7:45am to Friday, April 29th, 3:45pm
National Assistant Principal Week
Monday, April 4th, 7:15am-3:45pm
New Enrollment Open House
Tuesday, April 5th, 2:30-4:30pm
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
Wednesday, April 6th, 9pm
3rd Quarter Awards Assembly
Friday, April 8th, 8-10am
- 8:20-8:40 am: 5-6
- 8:45-9:05 am: K-2
- 9:10-9:30 am: 3-4
- 9:35-9:55 am: 7-8