DEAR FRONTIER VALLEY FAMILIES,
Our school continues to strive for excellence, and we have so many things to be proud of in this regard. Frontier Valley continues to be designated as a Performance school by the Colorado Department of Education. In fact, our overall CMAS scores have consistently made an upward trend over the last 5 years. Our school met or exceeded the state standards in both math and literacy in 2022. It is amazing to see that our school increased in performance almost 12% overall on the performance framework from the state since the beginning of the pandemic…this is truly a celebration!
We have a highly dedicated staff that supports the growth and success of our buffaloes at FVE. All of our primary teachers (K-3), interventionists, SPED staff, and both administrators have completed the 45 hour certification for evidenced based instruction on the science of reading (READ Act certification) through the Colorado Department of Education. Our teachers and support staff continue to work diligently to provide high quality instruction, and meet all of our little buffaloes' unique needs. We know that CMAS doesn’t tell the entire story of our growth over the years, but this data certainly shows the hard work that everyone is putting in for our kids. It is an honor to work alongside such dedicated professionals!
Your proud principal,
2023 APPLE AWARD NOMINATIONS
The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is proud to honor exceptional educators and staff who are inspiring a love of learning in students and are trailblazing extraordinary innovation in our schools. Click HERE to nominate a staff member.
FVEA SPIRIT DAY FOR $1
Friday, November 18th
The office will be closed.
2023 APPLE AWARD NOMINATIONS
4TH & 5TH GRADE UKULELE CLUB
Dear 4th & 5th Grade Families,
Starting January 17th, Mrs. Smith will be holding a Ukulele Club after school on Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:20! Below is the information for both 4th & 5th Grade Groups. For more details, please check the Music Website or email Mrs. Smith. Payment via MySchoolBucks provides you with a spot in the Club. With only 20 spots available per Club, this will be on a first come, first served basis.
Feel free to bring your own ukulele to the club if you wish!
VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION
MLO BOND UPDATE
As you know, our Board of Education voted unanimously to place a Mill Levy Override (MLO) and a Bond on the November ballot. Please see the attached videos from our amazing Executive Directors of Schools sharing how funding would help schools in our three regions (Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, and Parker). See video links below.
For more information, regarding the MLO & Bond, please click HERE
Election day is quickly approaching. Be sure to turn in your ballot by November 8. Find a ballot box or voting location near you - www.DouglasVotes.com. Be sure to complete both sides of the ballot!
NOVEMBER BUFFALO CART DONATIONS NEEDED
- November Buffalo Cart sign up.
KING SOOPERS COMMUNITY REWARDS
To enroll your loyalty card number (AKA your Kings Soopers card), go to:
1. Click “Enroll Now”.
2. Sign in to your account OR register for one if you don’t have one.
3. You will then search for “Frontier Valley Elementary”.
4. Click “Enroll”.
5. You should now see “Frontier Valley Elementary” listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on
your Account Summary page.
If you are using the King Soopers App:
1. Click on the four squares, on the top right of the screen. This is the “More”, button.
2. Click “My Account”.mrds”.
4. Then search for “Frontier Valley Elementary”.
Once you have registered, you are helping FVE earn money every time you shop!
Invite your friends and family!
We are off to a great start this year and it has been wonderful seeing every class for Social Emotional Wellness lessons. So far we have learned about our feelings and emotions, coping strategies, and how to be an upstander. October was Bullying Prevention month, so our lessons focused on standing up for each other and building a classroom culture of kindness.
Lessons in November will focus on problem solving and conflict resolution. We will discuss how to match the size of the problem to the size of our reaction and conflict resolution strategies such as talking it out, using an I-message, making a deal, or asking for help.
Our school therapy dog, Andie, has loved visiting classrooms and meeting with students. Students have learned all about how Andie became a therapy dog and how to be respectful toward therapy dogs.
There are four ways to get confidential and immediate help: by phone at 1-844-493-8255, over text message (text the word “TALK” to 38255), via an online chat service, or at walk-in centers throughout metro Denver, northern, the southeast region and the Western Slope. Many of these services are available 24/7.
Trained counselors are available to help with relationship problems, depression, bullying, stress, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, family crisis and more.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for those in crisis 24/7 at 988.
The State of Colorado created the I Matter program to provide access to mental health and substance abuse disorder services to youth, including addressing needs that may have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic. The program connects you with a therapist for up to six free virtual counseling sessions that are completely confidential.