FVE NEWS

NOVEMBER 2022

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,

Kiersten


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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!

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We are so excited to have our Thanksgiving Feast back in the school! Please click HERE to purchase guest meals. Students can use the lunch meal account on the day of the Feast, do not preorder for students. Please click HERE for our lunch schedule.

WATCH DOG DADS

Second semester sign up for our Watch Dog Dad program is now open. Please click HERE to sign up.

VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION

The students and staff of Frontier Valley Elementary would like to invite any Veterans or Active Military members to our Veteran's Day assembly at Frontier Valley on 11/11/22 at 9:00am. In order for our school to prepare for our guests, we are asking our Veterans and family members to RSVP by 3:00pm on 11/9/22. Please click HERE to RSVP.

OPEN ENROLLMENT

First Round Open Enrollment for the 2023-2034 school year opens on November 1st at 8am and closes on December 1st at 4:00pm. Please click HERE for more information.
We are proud to share that Ms. Wilkerson was selected as the Emerging Art Educator of the Year! Please take a moment to read the press release on her award HERE.
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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!

SAC Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 5pm

23919 Canterberry Trail

Parker, CO

FVEA MEETING

Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 6pm

23919 Canterberry Trail

Parker, CO

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As part of the Festival of Tress, Cimarron is looking for "Ugly Sweater" submissions. They would love it if you can have any of your children that are interested design their own ugly sweater to showcase at the event! There's an entire wall dedicated to just displaying these! Click HERE for an outline of the sweater to decorate. Submissions can be turned into Frontier Valley's front office no later than Tuesday the 29th of November. They can also be dropped off at Cimarron before that date.

NOVEMBER BUFFALO CART DONATIONS NEEDED

KING SOOPERS COMMUNITY REWARDS

Holiday Meal Shopping? Head to King Soopers and help Frontier Valley all at the same time!! your school. This can be done from your King Soopers app as well! Thank you for your support!


To enroll your loyalty card number (AKA your Kings Soopers card), go to:

www.kingsooperscommunityrewards.com

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!

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

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.

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Looking for Career Cafe volunteers! Do you like talking about your job or career to others? And, do you like talking to kids? If yes, please sign up to present information about your job or career to our 5th graders HERE. Thank you!

Colorado Crisis Services

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.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential support for those in crisis 24/7 at 988.

I Matter

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.