The Hawk's Nest
October 30, 2020
Thank you to all the families who joined our Awards Ceremonies!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Update from Ms. Porter, RN
Compliance for your child’s immunizations is so important! The Salud Family Health Center is offering back to school immunizations every Friday by appointment. See the attached flyer for more details.
Attendance in every class every day is essential for your child's academic growth. In the event that your child cannot be in class, make sure to call the front desk at 303-691-2384. You will receive an automated phone call in the evening if your child was absent from any classes throughout the day if you do not call in to notify us of the absence. You may email teachers to get make up work, but call the front desk, as well.
Fundraising at Vanguard West
The Penguin Patch is a holiday shop. A portion of all purchases is given to VCS West. The fundraiser will begin November 13th.
Do you shop on Amazon? You can shop through Amazon Smile and have a portion of your purchases donated to VCS West.
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Book Fair will be an online event this semester! It will open on December 1st.
The November Core Virtue is Wonder
Introducing Tools to Students and Families
As we facilitate remote learning at home VCS would like to eliminate as much stress for our Vanguard families as possible. To help us do that we would like you to send an email to msebastiani@vanguardclassical with suggestions of what you feel would be helpful tips for technology topics . Here is a short video to help students use Google Classroom.
A Note from Ms. Sterling, Social Worker
Hello Vanguard Families,
It’s important to have a “healthy” mental health. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being, it affects how we think, feel, and how we handle situations. Here are some tips to help support your child’s mental health during remote learning.
1) Stick to a routine, have your child wake up and go to bed each day at the same time.
2) Validate your child’s feelings, it’s very important that you listen to your child and let them share with you how they are feeling.
3) Stay connected with family and friends. Socializing helps us feel better, you can set up virtual playdates, make weekly phone calls to family and friends.
4) Plan family time activities that you can enjoy together, you can dance together, play games, do a puzzle together, cook together, have a scavenger hunt.
5) Practice self-care as a family. Incorporate some type of exercise, use mindfulness daily.
Brenna Sterling, MSW
VCS is excited to share that starting next week the mental health team will be providing social groups for students. This is a great way for students to interact with their peers outside of their classroom and get to know other students and have some fun. If you need any support, or have any concerns for your child please feel free to reach out to the mental health worker.
Brenna Sterling, MSW
Google Voice: 720-551-9671