CHARLES HAY WORLD SCHOOL IB
August 18, 2023
Dear Charles Hay Families,
The first full week of the school year is over and we are off to a great start! Our first classes already earned 20 cougar coins and an office dance party. These coins go into our community bucket for a cougar paw and when we reach 42 paws we have a schoolwide celebration! Congratulations to Ms. Heller’s 1st grade class for being the first class to get 20 coins! (See some dance party pictures below.)
For arrival and dismissal, please remember that you cannot use the road on the north side of the school. This is for buses and a fire lane. Please also remember that you cannot park on Lafayette and Eastman on the side closest to the school. This is our car line and when a car is parked it keeps the line from continuously moving.
We have had very few tardies to start the year, so please keep that up! It is really important for students to be here on time each day. The day begins with our community circles and this is a time for students to connect with one another as well as learn important skills such as conflict management, strategies for calming down and how to make friends.
Thank you for your partnership in supporting us to have a very successful start to the school year!
- August 21 at 3:15-4:15pm- Wellness Meeting
- August 25- Picture Day- All Day
- August 28- 6:00pm-7:00pm PTSA Meeting
- August 29th at Bishop from 6-8pm- SAC/DAC Kickoff
- August 31 and Sept 1- Assessment Days- Sign ups will be sent by the teachers next week (NO SCHOOL)
- Sept 1- Labor Day NO SCHOOL
First PTSA meeting coming up August 28th at 6pm in the library! Look for the link to join virtually as it approaches.
Have you signed up for the King Soopers loyalty program yet? When you use your loyalty card, King Soopers donates to Charles Hay World School PTSA. Sign in with your phone number and activate here: https://chwsptsa.us19.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5ee0a5aca569e1a817b1da031&id=6bae7fcd13&e=ffdb2dbbf1
*All student will receive one free breakfast and lunch each day. This DOES NOT include milk or water.
Please see prices below-
*Regular milk- 0.65 Cents
*Chocolate Milk- 0.60 Cents
*Water- 0.50 Cents
*Second Meal- $2.50
To add funds to your child's account please visit- My School Bucks
SAC/DAC Kick off
Please join us for the 2023/2024 School Accountability Committee (SAC), District Accountability Committee (DAC) Kick-Off event. School Accountability Committees and District Accountability Committees are advisory committees made up of parents and community members. These groups have a profound voice in providing input and recommendations to principals, school leaders, and the Board of Education, on an advisory basis. Annually, they review topics such as budget priorities, school performance plans, academic progress, and family engagement.
This event is an opportunity to meet with your principal along with district leaders and to learn more about how these committees impact decisions made at the school and district levels.
Participating in these committees is a great way to ensure your voice is at the table while advocating for students. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Nickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are Invited to Join Us
Date: Tuesday August 29, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: Bishop Elementary
3100 S. Elati St.
Englewood, CO 80110
*Dinner and childcare will be provided for ages 3-12.
Please RSVP by August 22, 2023, by filling out the survey below.
Survey Link HERE
Instructional Technology Fee $15.00
To pay for consumable materials needed for STEM programming across the school.
***(Fees will not be assessed now until next week before Watermelon Welcome- we will send out a separate communication when they have been loaded).
PAYING BY CREDIT CARD
Parents, this year, all fees will be made directly through your Parent Portal Accounts, under the "Fees" link. You can make payments beginning August 1. If you cannot access your parent portal account, please email Megan Walcott (email@example.com) with your student's full name and your full name.
PAYING BY CASH OR CHECK?
Bring in the fee sheet (Attached below), to Front Office, to pay by check or cash. Again, we cannot accept credit cards at the school office. Or pay fees, at our Watermelon Welcome, Wednesday, August 9th from 4:00-5:30pm.
**Families who qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch may receive discounted/waived school fees. Login to the Parent Portal to fill out the application.
Free and Reduced LUNCH
While meals will be provided for free to all Englewood Schools students through Healthy School Meals for All, it's important for us to continue gathering this information in order to receive full access to available federal funding.
If you are interested in applying for Free & Reduced Lunch please login to the Parent Portal and fill out the Application under Meal Benefits.
Apply online or call and request a paper application be mailed to you. We also has paper applications available in the Front Office. For quick & efficient service, online applications are best. Please call Nutrition Services, 303-806-2049. Please note, this is an application that must be done ANNUALLY.
Parent Committees- HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Do you value social, emotional, and physical wellness for your student? How about for yourself? For the community? Consider
joining our Charles Hay Wellness Committee!
We are a group of parents, staff members, administration, and community members that meet monthly. We discuss ways to increase wellness opportunities for students, families, staff and our Hay community and plan the many wellness events that happen at our
school. Members share community connections, personal passions, and individual support to make these things happen.
Interested? Come to our first meeting on Monday, August 21 from 3:15-4:15 in the library or contact Kelly_Wilbert@engschools.net with questions.
On behalf of our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), Wellness Committee, and Accountability Committee, we want to welcome you all back to Hay! We are looking forward to a year in which our students, families, and community thrive in education, health, and happiness.
We are looking for folks to help support us with this mission as our district has faced significant budget cuts this past year and it has directly impacted our "personpower". We have a lot of events, clubs, and committees we want to continue to offer for our community, but need YOUR help in doing so...whether it's a one time deal, or a weekly or monthly commitment, it is 100% up to you!
Please consider filling out this 1-question survey. Those that complete the survey will be entered into a raffle for a 4-pack of Englewood Recreation Center tickets!
Thank you so much for your support,
Kelly Wilbert, PE Teacher & Wellness Committee Lead
Mary Drummond, PTSA President
Tiffany Kapler and Jenny Lynch, Accountability Committee Co-Chairs
Charles Hay Sprit Wear!
Show your Cougar Pride all year long. 18 designs to choose from on hundreds of items and free shipping on orders $50+. The CHWS Spiritwear Store is open 24-7. You can find it at https://chwspiritwear.com.
The Charles Hay school website will keep up to date announcements, Cougar Reminders newsletters, staff contact information, student handbook, school calendar, and other tools to assist parents and students with keeping current this school year.
Please also check your child's FRIDAY FOLDER each week and return on Monday.