News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Edition 20 - Week of 2/10/2020

Leadership Corner

Students have been working hard this week. At the K-3 Campus, students took a moment to write Valentines to a 104 year old Veteran. What a great way to show kindness. The 2nd graders braved the Oregon Trail. Students role played the challenges on the trail, made homemade butter, made corn husk dolls, and played the Oregon Trail game. It was a fun morning of memories. 3rd grades were celebrated for their awesome accomplishments for making honor roll.


Next week we celebrate the 100th day of school. 100 days of learning, growing, showing kindness, challenging themselves, and doing all the hard things.


4th grade Battle of the Book battlers have been working diligently studying the books, practicing at lunch time, and representing New Vision in the district battles. This week the 4th graders had two battles, against Sarah Milner and Carrie Martin and they came away with top scores. They have one more battle next week against Centennial. The Grand Battles will be February 22nd at the Loveland Public Library. A big shout out to Ava, Declan, Naomi, Matt, Lauren, and Parker for all their hard work and a special thanks to coach McElroy for all her leadership and support!


5th grade Battle of the Book battlers have also been working diligently studying the books, practicing during the week, and representing New Vision at the district battles. This week they have a double battle against BF Kitchen and Centennial. Their final battle next will be with Sarah Milner. Grand Battles will be February 22nd at the Loveland Public Library. Best of luck to the 5th graders and a big shout out to Treven, Celeste, Grady, Albert, Kelan, Kaylee, and Oliver for their hard work. A special thank you to coach Larkins, Nicole Porter, and Roni Froelich for all their time and support they give to the team.



Staff Shout-Outs

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 mbaker@nvcs.school. I would love to celebrate our incredible staff.


Driveline Reminders


  • Please refrain from being on your cell phone while you are in driveline. It is dangerous for your child, other children and our staff.
  • All cars need to enter from the west and turn right into driveline. Please do not enter from the east.
  • 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.



Driveline Guidelines

Officer Dee Jalali

Is your child interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement?

During my time as an SRO, I have had a handful of students approach me and tell me they want to be a police officer when they get older. Lately, I’ve seen a rise in interested students and although I tell them about these programs I’m about to share, I wanted to let our parents know as well. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any additional questions that come up!

Ride along program

The Loveland Police Department allows citizens to ride along with uniformed officers for part of our shifts. This allows riders to see what our jobs are like first hand. A rider must be 14 or older but ride alongs are open to anyone who is interested. A waiver will have to be signed by whoever is riding and if someone is under 18, their parent or guardian as well. If you or your children are interested in a ride along with the Loveland Police Department, you can bring the form to the police department or email it to our records department. Forms can be picked up from the Loveland Police Department or found at http://www.cityofloveland.org/departments/police/records/schedule-a-ridealong

Explorer program

Our explorer program is a law enforcement career oriented program that allows young adults to become acquainted with law enforcement activities. The explorers are given the chance to participate in community programs and special events alongside police officers and assist with things like directing traffic, gate security, parking, and lots more. Explorers are also allotted ride alongs with officers to learn their jobs better. There is an explorer academy held once a year that teaches the explorers about equipment, skills, and other police related topics. Our explorers also participate in a national conference annually based off their law enforcement skills. Over the years, many of our explorers have been hired as police officers so this program is a great foot in the door for anyone interested in becoming an officer one day.

Interested applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 14-20

  • Be enrolled in a high school, have graduated, or complete a G.E.D program

  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA average in school

  • Complete an application, pass an oral board, and pass a background check

Applications can be found at: http://www.cityofloveland.org/departments/police/community-programs/police-explorer-post

Citizens academy

This one is for you parents! Every fall, the Loveland Police Department hosts a citizen’s academy. They are classes held over a course 6-10 weeks and cover topics such as K9, bomb squad, the community resource unit, SWAT, use of force, citizen/police interactions and more.

Interested parties must:

  • Be 18 or older

  • Live, work, or volunteer in the city of Loveland

  • Not have any felony convictions

  • No significant or misdemeanor convictions

  • Pass a background check

If you are interested, be sure to look for postings regarding our citizen’s academy on our website or facebook page.

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Additionally, I am looking for input from YOU! What topics do want to learn more about that are related to law enforcement? Somebody suggested I could start an anonymous question and answer section to be part of the weekly newsletter. Maybe via a private email or physical dropbox?

I would really appreciate it if you could take a few seconds and fill out this anonymous survey indicating whether or not you’d be interested in a “Dear Abby” type question/answer column with Officer Dee.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/23ZN9KH

Thanks all! Have a great weekend.

Parent Information Night

As many of you know we are a school of choice. We rely on word of mouth, promotions, and our reputation of excellence to fill our seats and keep our school funding healthy.

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.
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NVCS Board Elections

MEMO

To: New Vision Parents/Guardians

From: NVCS Board of Directors

Date: January 27, 2020

Subject: Open 2020-21 Board of Director Positions

New Vision Charter School is moving forward with great success and needs your help to keep up our progress. Students and staff are enjoying our new 4-8 building and our K-3 facility is already brimming with new students. NVCS is continuing to grow and we’ve received another recognition as a 2019 School of Distinction. We want to continue our success for years to come and we’re looking for parents to join our Board of Directors.

As a charter school, NVCS is governed by our parents and community. Each year the board opens 2 positions that are ending their terms. This is your opportunity to be part of the decision-making process for New Vision and its future. As a member of the Board of Directors, your life and business experience play an important role, and your opinion and contributions are highly valued. NVCS enjoys an increasingly diverse student population and we hope to have a board that reflects that same growing diversity. We invite you to consider running for a position on the Board.

There are two (2) positions opening up in May 2020. The process is relatively simple, apply for a position and participate in the election process in April. You may also want to attend the orientation session at the March 30th Board meeting at 5:30 pm to ask questions and learn more about what is involved in serving on the New Vision Board of Directors.

What does serving on the Board entail?
The Board has control and general management of the affairs, property and business of NVCS. As such, you would work hand-in-hand with school administration and six (6) other board members on tasks such as:

  • Establish and evaluate our academic and physical school growth strategies

  • Maintain a financially stable operation and ensure our expenses support our mission and vision

  • Work with TSD school board, the Boys & Girls Club and other agencies on matters that pertain to NVCS

  • Establish school policies that govern the manner in which we operate as an organization

  • Collaborate with our school Principal in establishing standards and best-in-class strategies for continued improvement as a top-tier charter school.



What is expected of a board member?

  • Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled, monthly Board meetings. (3-4 hours/month)

  • Prepare for the meetings beforehand by reviewing the agenda and Board packet. (1-2 hours/month)

  • Serve as liaison to one of our standing committees (School Accountability/SAC, Finance, Public Relations, Committee of 2 (2-3 hours/month)

  • Participate in additional meetings/discussions with external agencies as required (1-2 hours/month)

  • Attend 1 or 2 all-day strategy/goal setting meeting(s) annually (5-7 hours per meeting)

  • Commit to a three-year term


How to apply.

  • Complete and submit the following items by the application deadline date of April 10th

  • Review and agree to uphold the board norms (published here)

  • Complete the online New Vision Board Questionnaire (link here).

What happens next? Participate in Town Hall Meeting on April 16th in the evening at NVCS.

Additional important dates. Voting opens April 18th and closes April 23rd.


There are many important and exciting opportunities the NVCS Board will be tackling over the next few months and years. If you are willing to donate your time for the benefit of quality education, are an effective communicator and a good listener, consider donating your talents and help make New Vision Charter School the best school we can be!


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Pets at School

This is a reminder that pets of any kind are not allowed on either campus. Thank you.

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

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.

NVCS PTO

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.

Topics Discussed:

- Movie Night

- Carnival


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.

Heroes Among Us

A Scholarship Opportunity Presented by Loveland Mountain View Rotary

HERO: noun, plural heroes;

1. a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character:

2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model.

Who is the HERO in your life? Life’s journey is often full of twists and turns, joys and pain, highs and lows. In order to thrive and sometimes survive, the help of another individual becomes more than necessary. Even through simple acts of kindness, encouragement, inspiration or courage, a lasting impression can create a lifelong, impacting relationship. HEROES are AMONG US!

The program is designed to allow you to publicly thank an important person in your life. The rules are simple:

1) Any person in your life may be nominated as a hero. 2) This includes parents, step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles,

teachers, service men and women, neighbors, friends— anyone! 3) You must be a middle school or high school student in a

Loveland/Berthoud school (Public, Private, or Faith-Based) or homeschooled within Thompson School District.

To be considered for a potential $500 scholarship, you must:

• Submit an application online: www.heroesamongus.co

Deadline to receive your application is April 1st, 2020

• Based on your application, you may be invited to attend a ceremony on April 20, 2020 where (5) $500 scholarships will be presented! The best of the best will be selected for an evening of fun, food and recognition. (We may present your essay to the group), at Scheels All Sports, 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown, 6-8 pm.

We are Hiring!

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of the exceptional staff at NVCS we want to hear from them. We are currently hiring for the following positions:


K-3 Long Term Substitute - Beginning end of March


https://www.newvisioncharterschool.org/employment/

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 10

Girls Basketball vs. St. Joseph's @ NVCS @ 4:00 p.m.

PTO Meeting @ Peridot - 6:30 - 7:30


Tuesday, February 11

K-3 Class and Individual Pictures


Wednesday, February 12

1-3 100th Day of School


Thursday, February 13

Kinder 100th Day of School

Panda Express Nosh Night - All Day

- Panda Express Flyer - Must have to contribute

Girls Basketball @ Windsor Charter Academy @ 4:00

Prospective Parent Information Meeting from 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Friday, February 14

Valentine's Day

About Us

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4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue