News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Edition 19 - Week of 2/3/2020
Congratulations to our Battle of the Books Teams, as they continue to compete. This is a very tough competition and they excel at each battle. We are very proud of all of their hard work. Thank you to Mrs. Houser for coaching.
Best of luck to the Mathletes, who will be competing at the Walt Clark tomorrow. We are very proud of their hard work and know that they will be representing NVCS well.
This week was another great week of learning. It is exciting to see the conversations and the depth of knowledge that our students have. Many parents have asked what they could do to help their students at home. If you ask any teacher, the biggest help a parent can give is read to or with their child. The graphic below demonstrates how vitally important reading is to the success of students.
Lost and Found
Our lost and found is running over and items that have not been picked up by Friday, February 7 will be donated. Please feel free to stop by the school during school hours to look for any lost items.
Our staff is always working so hard and giving 100%. If you see something awesome that you would like to share, please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to celebrate our incredible staff.
- Please be in driveline to pick up your child no later than 3:40.
- All cars need to enter from the west and turn right into driveline. Please do not enter from the east.
- Avoid using your cell phone during driveline
- Students need to be loaded/unloaded on passenger side only
- Please do not exit your car during driveline. If you need extra time to load/unload your child, please use the coned area.
Officer Dee Jalali
This is just a friendly reminder that the dirt lot to the east of the K-3 campus is private property and there are no trespassing signs posted in multiple places on the property. That means if you are parked there for any reason, you can be cited with trespassing. When the school has social events or parent teacher conferences, they have to specifically call and reserve the lot every single time.
I have attached the trespassing law for your review: “A person commits the crime of third degree trespass if such person unlawfully enters or remains in or upon the premises of another.”
So unless you have specific written permission from the city of Loveland to park or be in that dirt lot, I would advise you not to park there so you can avoid being charged. No excuse is valid, especially not the excuse of skipping the driveline.
- Your SRO
Officer Dee Jalali
Loveland Police Department
M-F 7:45 am - 3:45 pm
School Resource Officer | SWAT Negotiator | Background Investigator
Pets at School
This is a reminder that pets of any kind are not allowed on either campus. Thank you.
New Vision 8th graders made a strong showing at the 2020 Slammin’ Famine Shark Tank competition this week, an event where students present researched information on a nation in poverty which is served by FMSC, plus a fundraising business plan to aid the nation. Students created their group presentations in Social Studies class with Mrs. Easton, and group leaders attended a coaching session field trip to Otterbox to bolster their pitches. In addition, New Vision PTO generously donated seed money to start the student businesses. Students swimming out of the tank this year include: Jacob B., Aidan L., Mikey F., and Zeke G. to benefit Madagascar; Tyler K., Uriah C., Alex VH, Taylor D., and Rylan P. to benefit Syria; Jorja P., Laris B., Jaylee BL., Faith C., and Riley L. to benefit North Korea; Lucas S., Hunter G., Aiden H., Luke H., Ethan S., and Donovan W. to benefit Venezuela; Delanie W., Laena S., Addison T., and Tanashei S. to benefit the Bahamas; and Chipper B., Mason B., Jayden T., and Landon C. to benefit Uganda. The Shark Tank judging panel was comprised of professionals from Slammin’ Famine’s board, Bongo IT, HELP School Uganda, One Sight, and Otterbox. Shark Tank survivors will activate their fundraising plans at the New Vision Middle School Valentine’s Day Charity Ball, Friday February 14, all proceeds going to purchase food needed to bring Slammin’ Famine to Northern Colorado to feed the hungry.
For volunteer opportunities information, please email Lisa Easton leaston@newvisioncharterschool or Tina Ecker at email@example.com.
Random Acts of Kindness
Did you know kindness affects our brain positively? Kindness increases oxytocin which lowers blood pressure, and increases self-esteem and optimism, according to studies at Dartmouth University. They also found that helping others makes a person feel stronger, more energetic, and calmer.
The week of Feb 17th is Kindness Week, with Random Acts of Kindness observed on Monday February 17th. We will be talking with students about this during the week. We would love for you as parents and guardians to also discuss this special week with your child at home. What are some ways they can be kind to their classmates this week? What could they do for their community to promote kindness? How can they show kindness to the school staff and school property? I'm sure they'll realize they're already doing a lot of those things already! If you want to take it a step further and use a kindness calendar for your family at home, here is a great resource for you: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/printables
"Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give."-Unknown
HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION PROCESS, Erin Jobman, School Counselor
November has come and gone and the high schools held informational nights to get you started thinking about high school. Here are a few reminders for you.
HIGH SCHOOL CHOICE:
Parents: A survey went out via Survey Monkey asking about your high school choice. If you have not completed it, please do so or email Mrs. Jobman know your high school choice by the end of December.
The open enrollment window is open until Jan 10. You will find the form online at https://www.thompsonschools.org/openenrollment . You will need to fill this out if you are attending a school outside of your school boundary. If you are attending a school outside of Thompson School District, you do not need to do this, but you will need to let your neighborhood school's Registrar know that you won't be attending your assigned TSD school. If you're not sure about your neighborhood school, the school locator will help you. Please note there has been a change in some of the boundaries for 2020-2021: https://www.thompsonschools.org/page/9235 .
Dec. 10: STEM Applications due to BHS.
Dec. 11: LHS visits NVCS to talk about IB Programme with interested students during the school day.
Dec. 21: AVID and AP Capstone applications due to TVHS.
Jan. 10: LISA Applications due to MVHS.
Jan. 10: Last day to apply for open enrollment.
Jan. 2020: Your child's teachers will be recommending high school classes for them in the areas of English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Spanish (if they choose to continue in Spanish). Please speak to Mrs. Jobman or your child's teacher if you have questions.
Mar. 20: Open Enrollment letters of acceptance/denial will be mailed to families.
Apr. 1: Acceptance signatures for open enrollment due to high schools.
REGISTRATION MEETINGS* (Students and a parent should attend)
Jan 16: Registration night at MVHS, 6pm
Jan 23: Registration night at TVHS, 6pm
Jan 28: Registration night at BHS, 6pm
Jan 29: Registration night at LHS- time TBD by last name (evening)
LCS: Please contact Loveland Classical for their registration process.
*Attendance at these meetings is very important. You will receive your registration packet and receive instructions for the online registration. Tip for easier access: Students and parents must know how to log onto their Student Portal/Parent Portal (Infinite Campus) to complete registration. If you do not know how to do this, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your login information.
GETTING A HEAD START:
Please go online with your child and look at the online coursebook for 2020-2021: https://www.thompsonschools.org/Page/4113
Here you can see what is offered at each school, look at graduation requirements, and start deciding what classes you might like to take.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE:
I will be working with students over the next couple of months and walking them through how to get registered. Please contact me with questions.
Erin Jobman, email@example.com, (970)593-6827 x1207
FREE SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR CURRENT 7TH GRADE STUDENTS
Have you been wanting to hone your leadership skills? Do you love being up in the mountains during the summer? If yes, this is for you! Rotary is sponsoring a free week-long Youth Leadership Conference in July at the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"
Any current 7th grader can apply. If interested in either opportunity, please check out the link for more information: https://rmryla.org/
-Mrs. Jobman, Counselor, NVCS Peridot Campus.
HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS:
Please make sure you are attending your neighborhood high school's registration meeting to get your registration materials. You will be registering at your home high school. If you are open enrolling to another high school, your courses will roll into that high school upon acceptance. The counselor at that high school will help solidify your course requests upon acceptance to their school.
MVHS- 1/16 6pm @ Mountain View HS
TVHS- 1/23 6pm @ Thompson Valley HS
LHS- 1/29 @ Loveland HS (time will be sent to you from LHS)
BHS- 1/28 6pm @ Berthoud HS
For those of you going to MVHS, please make sure you return your registration form from MVHS to Mrs. Jobman by Wed.1/22/20 for review (even if you're open enrolling to MVHS). Do not forget to get you parent's signature before you turn it in. MVHS Counselors will be here to help you enter your class choices on 1/24/20 during Encores.
-Mrs. Jobman, Counselor, NVCS Peridot Campus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Information Night
As our clientele, you are our best advertisers! As we open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year we are hosting parent information nights for prospective students and their parents. We will have many openings in grades K-8 next year and would love for you to help spread the word.
If you know of anyone who is looking for a change, or who is moving into the area please send them our way. Information about this event can also be found on our Facebook Page.
NVCS PTO Meeting
PTO is excited to announce that the next PTO Meeting will be on Monday, February 10 @ 6:30 pm. @ 4-8 Campus. This is a great opportunity to get your voice heard and be involved in your child's education.
Milk Cap Collection
Caps4Cash is a Morning Fresh Dairy program where schools can earn cash by collecting caps from Morning Fresh Dairy glass bottles. Each cap will be redeemed for 5¢ and spent any way the school would like! Please bring your caps to the office at the K-3 building and help our school.
We are in need of STEM Donations for our K-3 Campus. If you can donate any of these items that would be much appreciated.
Large Tubs of White Glue
Empty Fruit Cups
Single Hole Punchers
We are Hiring!
K-3 Spanish Teacher - Beginning in February
K-3 Long Term Substitute - Beginning end of March
4-5 Teacher's Assistant
Saturday, February 1
Mathletes in Action Competition @ Walt Clark @ 8:00 a.m.
Monday, February 3
Girls Basketball vs. St. Joseph's @ NVCS @ 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 4
Advanced Choir @ 4-8 Campus - 3:30 - 4:30
Wednesday, February 5
National Read Aloud Day Tune into NVCS Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening for a special read aloud.
Thursday, February 6
Girls Basketball vs. West Ridge @ West Ridge Academy @ 4:00
Friday, February 7
2nd Grade Oregon Trail