News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Edition 7 - Week of 10/14/19

Leadership Corner

Mary Baker - K-3 Principal

We are so excited about the learning going on in our classrooms. Students have been collaborating, engaging in rich conversations within the classrooms and learning to solve problems together. Students are learning how to fill each other's buckets and develop kind and empathetic attitudes. We had many students receive Golden Feathers this week by being shining examples of excellence.

Coffee with the Principal - Thank you to many parents that came out to Coffee with the Principal on the cold morning. We had a great turnout and have decided to make this a monthly event. I so greatly appreciated the input and feedback and look forward to next month.

Early Release -

The deadline for picking up your students early from school is 2:50. After 2:50 they must wait until the bell rings at 3:20 for student dismissal.

Drive Line -

Please continue to show respect in the Driveline. We continue to ask that you do not park in the parking lot and then go to the West Door to pick up your student. It causes congestion as we try to get all cars out in an effective and efficient manner. Please avoid turning left into the driveline from the East. In addition, please do not flip U-turns in the street. We ask that you take the extra minute to use the roundabout. These precautions are in place to ensure everyone gets to and froms school safely. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Marian Hejl - 4-8 Principal

It is hard to believe that we are almost to the end of our first quarter. This first quarter has been filled with so many wonderful experiences! From the All the World's a Stage program to our Mathletes program it has been amazing to watch students find their passion in our hallways and classrooms. Please make sure you take the time to read about the awesome upcoming events in this newsletter. We have opportunities ranging from Battle of the Books, Nighthawk Nosh, to Spelling Bee.

Coffee with the Principal:

Please join Mrs. Hejl for a cup of coffee and conversation on October 17, 2019 from 9-10 am in the commons. For more information about this event click on the link below:

Larimer County Building Ticketing:

Parents, please refrain from parking in the Larimer County Building parking lot during their business hours. They have let us know that they will ticket vehicles that do not belong to their clientele.

Quarter Ends October 18:

The end to the first quarter of the year is fast approaching. Please remember to check your student's Infinite Campus portal to check in on any missing assignment, or grades so they have the opportunity to get the best marks possible on their progress report.

Parent Teacher Conferences October 28-29:

We will be hosting parent teacher conferences for grades 4-8 October 28-29th. An email with a SignUpGenius link for grades 4-8 will be sent to parents Thursday, October 17, 2019. Please keep an eye out for this email.

Battle of the Books:

What is Battle of the Books?

  • Battle of the Books (BOB) is a national reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature. The program is offered by individual schools (as an in-house battle) or through school districts.
  • New Vision has been invited to compete in the district level Battle of the Books. The schools in Thompson School District are eligible to have one 3rd grade team, one 4th grade team, and one 5th grade team to represent their school in the battles. Each team is made up of 5-7 readers. The battles will be held at the Loveland Public Library in January and February 2020.
  • Because each school only gets one team per grade, we had tryouts for those students who wish to compete at the district level. Students who were interested in trying out for the New Vision team were asked to read specific books on the list. This past week tryouts commenced and students who made the team were told today.

Todd Bissell - AP/AD

The Volleyball won their first game in the tourney. Unfortunately they lost their second. They finished the season at 5-8. Thanks to the girls and coaches for representing NVCS with pride.

Boys Basketball is starting up. Their first game will be Monday the 21st. Good luck in the upcoming season.

Office Dee Jalali

Child restraint laws

Did you know that motor vehicle crashes kill more kids than any other cause of death? Did you also know that 4 out of 5 car seats and installed incorrectly? ( Here is a reminder on how your children should properly ride in the car:

  • 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)

Spelling Bee

Nighthawk families, it is time for the New Vision Charter School Spelling Bee. If your student would like to participate please have your student add their name to the sign up sheet at the front office with Mrs. Dietz. The sign up deadline is Tuesday, October 29th. Practices will be on Tuesdays with the first practice on Tuesday, November 5th in Room #111 (Music Room). If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nicole Dietz (970)593-6827 x 2122 or . This spelling season will be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

K-3 Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day for students at the Grade K-3 campus will be Tuesday, October 15. Please have your child bring their picture envelope to school on October 15th if you want your child to have a retake. If your student did not get their picture taken in September, their picture will be taken. Order forms are available through the school office or can be ordered online at using the Picture Day ID: CG079052Y3

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is here and the theme this fall is a Spooktacular Ghoulish event! This year the book fair will be at the 4-8th building in the library. Students are getting so excited to come in to pick out their favorite books to read! Here is what you need to know:

  • Why is it important to support the book fair? Because of our huge successes in our previous book fairs, 55% of this book fairs sales will go back to our libraries!! Helping us get more books on the shelves of our 2 libraries.
  • We will be kicking off our book fair with a Family SPOOKY fun night event! Our 7th/8th grade National Junior Honor Society students will be facilitating some spooktacular games, a creepy craft, they are dressing up to host a trick/treat street, and there will be books galore! Please have your kiddos dress up and come join us Oct. 25th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm. It's going to be a ghoulish great time!!
  • The book fair will also be open Oct. 28 and 29 before school, 7:15 - 8am and during Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 8pm. Students, at the 4-8 building, will be allowed to purchase during their library classroom time. There is a new option for you to sign you kiddos up for eWallet, so they don't have to bring in money. Visit our book fair homepage to sign up for eWallet or shop online at NVCS book fair.
  • Lastly, book fairs are an opportunity for students to choose their own books. The excitement it builds and creates for kids is what makes running book fair so much fun! It promotes the endeavor of being a lifelong reader along with supporting and building literacy skills across their education.

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Technology Use at Home

As a reminder, NVCS student computers and user accounts are monitored by the school for security, safety and behavioural purposes. This is particularly important to keep in mind if your student accesses their NVCS Google G Suite for Education account through the Chrome Web Browser at home. If a student's account is signed into the Chrome Web Browser, any activity on that account is visible and accessible to both the school and the student. Student accounts should only be used for school purposes.

To ensure other family members are not working through an NVCS Google G Suite for Education account in Chrome, please use the following Google article to create separate profiles within Chrome.

Student Fees

Please refer to the attached file in regards to paying student fees. If you have already paid your student fees, thank you! If you have not yet paid your fees, please do so as soon as possible.

Volunteer/Visitor Check In

This is just a reminder that you must have your driver's license, passport, or state issued ID in order to enter the buildings. This is for the safety of students and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming Events

October 14, 2019 PTO

  • 299 Peridot Ave. in the Library- 6:30 p.m

October 15, 2019

  • MS Choir Concert- 7:00 p.m.

October 17, 2019 Coffee With The 4-8 Principal

  • Join us at the 4-8 Campus from 8-9 am for a cup of coffee and conversation with Mrs. Hejl and Mr. Bissell.

October 17, 2019 Nighthawk Nosh Event:

  • Eat at Panda Express on the 17th and help NVCS raise money for our schools. Our last Nosh event raised $450

October 18, 2019 End of First Quarter

October 28th & 29th Parent Teacher Conferences

  • Sign-up Genius link will be sent to parents early next week.
  • K-3 Conferences held at 2366 E. 1st Street
  • 4-8 Conferences held at 299 Peridot Ave.

October 30-November 1, 2019- Fall break NO SCHOOL

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