Fabulous Friday Facts

August 5th

Upcoming events

(See more details in depth details in sections below)

Thursday 11th Teachers report back, 1:00 ID and team pictures at both schools

Friday 12th All day crew training

Monday 15th District Professional Development (see below for some choices), there are also job specific trainings you may be required to attend.

Tuesday 16th Crew work with your team and Forced Fun, All South Campus staff meeting at 8:30 (to talk about WIN block and other logistics for the year), 10:00 Para meeting for South Campus paras

Wednesday 17th Open House and Ice cream social

Thursday 18th Student's first day

Friday 19th


Welcome to our new hires!!

Victoria Beacom special education teacher at the south K-3 campus

Anna Beelaert school psychologist

Samantha Gorenstein 5th grade position (that was advertised in the spring)

Sean Stevinson is back as the science teacher in 6th and 7th grade

Tracy McGatlin Enrollment Secretary at South

Kim Rodger Principal Secretary at South

Elizabeth Hanson as GT Tutor at South

Colleen Ahearn Clinic Aide at South

Anna McMillian 1st Grade Aide

LeeAnn Suehrstedt Special Education 1/2 Para at South

Lisa Lischka Special Education 1/2 Para at South

Meg Lutes Reading Intervention Para

Susan Burke Kindergarten Para

Kathryn Ried Kindergarten Para

To be determined 5th grade teacher

Don't forget you can always share more amazing things the staff is doing here and we would love to share them!! Here is a link to the survey.

First week back details

Here is a link to a document with all the details about the first five days before kids come back. Please check out all the details to make sure that you are informed.
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Aug 15th district learning opportuinities

Here is a link to all the professional development offered on the 15th. Please check to see if you have a job specific one! Below are some that we wanted to highlight!

The Jeffco Schools Foundation, Curriculum and Instruction and Learning Ally will be providing a two hour Dyslexia Awareness class for all teachers. Three sessions will be provided during the day at the Golden Rec Center.

Couse Code: DDYSA Session: 0001, 0002, 0003

Come learn about the Social Studies units in your grade level! Develop awareness of the concepts and skills in each unit. Explore the resources that have been gathered and organized in Stage 3. An overview of the entire year will help you see how history, geography, economics and civics are woven throughout the grade level. Walk away with confidence and new ideas for teaching Social Studies. Times and ESS codes for your grade are linked here.

Applied Imagination

If you are excited about: applied imagination, STEM, STEAM, STREAM, i-STEM, S2TEM, Engineering, Expeditionary, Academies, etc. then THIS IS FOR YOU! Please come for an afternoon of celebration, learning, sharing, col-laboration, information, and just plain fun! Whether you are brand new or deep in the trenches, we are gathering ALL coaches, teachers, DTL’s and others who are involved in this exciting work together for the first time in Jeffco! There will be time to meet and collaborate with both vertical and grade level teams from all across the district. We will be discussing the best ways to support you in moving ap-plied imagination forward. You will walk away with connections to others in your role and an understanding of ap-plied imagination across Jeffco. Please bring a laptop!! ESS code is DCTEAI

Professional Responsibilities

Please make sure you have read and sign off on the Jeffco Professional Responsibilities. As of today, this document is live for review and acknowledgment for every Jeffco employee in Employee Self Service (ESS). It is your responsibility to read and sign off on this document by August 2nd.

Bring your checkbook!

We will be collecting dues for social committee and PTA on Thursday the first day. Social dues are 28 dollars for full time and 14 for part time. PTA dues are 10 (we think, you may want to leave the check blank until we find out the exact amount). You will need to register for PTA online (we think).

Other Dates to know for the start of the year

August 18th-September 23rd DIBLES and TRC Window

August 22nd-September 17th MAP Window

August 24th Curriculum Night South (Primary)

August 25th Curriculum Night North (Intermediate)

August 29th and 30th Testing Days

September 1st and 2nd Data Days at South

September 19th-23rd Outdoor Lab

September 23rd Early release day

Staff meetings for 1st Semester

All staff meetings for the 1st semester are at the North Campus (Intermediate).

Teacher grant applications

Teacher grant applications (up to $500) available from Westerra are due September 15. Please spread the word to your staff. The Foundation is contributing to this source of funding. Please click here for more information. Before applying, please review the district's process for applying for grant funds.

Jeffco Commuty Nights

Jeffco Community Nights are back, and the next one will be September 2! Please visit www.jeffcoschoolsfoundation.org for promo codes to the CU vs. CSU game on September 2 and the Rockies weekend September 15-17. Save the date for discounted tickets Rapids game on October 1, CU vs. ASU game on October 15, and Colorado Avalanche game on December 3

August 5 PD planning

Thanks to May, Alisha, Heidi, Melissa, Amy W., and Catherine for helping in planning the start to our year.

If you would like to see the notes from this day they are in the Bradford Committee 16-17 folder that has been shared with everyone. This is where all the committee folders are for the year, and where all future meeting notes will be kept!

If for some reason you don't see this folder in your shared google drive please let Cara know and she will add you.

Kid President's Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!