SOARing Eagle Newsletter

September 7th, 2023

iPad Insurance

The iPad Damage Optional Insurance program is designed to help offset the costs of a lost or damaged iPad to families.

The LTP Student iPad Insurance window for the 2023-2024 school year opens August 1st and closes on September 15th. Parents who wish to join the insurance pool for this year will need to make at least a partial payment within this window.

2023-2024 LTP Student iPad Insurance: $25

Read more about the LTP Student iPad Insurance Program

Please click here to learn how to make your payment.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Parents and students will have a new look at school lunch! Beginning on August 1st, LINQ Connect, a new software program implemented by St. Vrain Nutrition Services Department, will display allergens, identify choices for those with dietary or religious restrictions, and provide real time updates on last-minute menu changes.

In addition to giving more menu visibility to parents and students, LINQ Connect enables the Food Services staff to collect data to drive menu decisions and control costs while delivering the best product possible to students every day. For the staff, the new software reduces paperwork and streamlines ordering giving the kitchen team more time to prepare delicious meals.

Given the fluid nature of the breakfast and lunch menus, please check Linq connect frequently by scanning the QR Code below.

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Picture Day Information

Important Picture Day Information

Longmont Estates Elementary Picture Day is Thursday, September 14th. We will be taking individual photos and class photos on this day.

Simplify Picture Day by ordering online at
Picture Day ID (Fall Individuals): EVTG6PVTV

Picture Day ID (Class Photos): EVTHQJTWN

Look for order forms coming home today!

Hearing and Vision Screening

Hearing and Vision screening will be taking place on Wednesday, September 13th. Please remember to bring your glasses or wear your contact lenses.

Vision and Hearing Screenings are vital to ensure your child has the visual and hearing skills necessary to perform well in school.

Please keep in mind that these screenings do not serve as a substitute for comprehensive exams by your child’s healthcare provider. Routine eye exams are important —regardless of age or physical health.

If your child requires follow-up vision or hearing testing, you will receive a letter with your child’s screening results.

Please contact Alyssa Redmore at or 720-652-8101 with any questions/concerns.


The Longmont Estates Jog-a-thon is an exciting and energizing fundraiser that allows kids to be physically fit while raising money for the school. Donations are spent on PARAs (teacher aides) in the classroom, assemblies, Innovation Fair, Field Trips, Conference Meals and so much more!

Jog-a-thon packets will be coming home soon. Please look for the envelope and start raising donations. Our goal is to collect $25,000 this year. Donations are due back at the school the day of Jog-a-thon which will be Friday, September 22nd this year. Thank you for your involvement and support in helping your student reach the goal. For more information and online donations, check out the Jog-a-thon website:

Jog-A-Thon Encouragement Posters

Cheer on your child as they run their laps, even if you aren’t able to be at the Jog-a-thon!

The PTO will be outside of the school on Friday, September 8th from 2:30-3:30pm with all of the supplies needed to make a Jog-A-Thon Encouragement Poster! You can decorate here or take them home and fill them up with words of encouragement and enthusiasm. Posters that are taken home should be returned by Thursday, September 21st. Posters will be set up around the track on the morning of the Jog-A-Thon for your child to see while they run. Please consider a $3 donation (cash or check made payable to Longmont Estates Elementary PTO) to help the PTO with fundraising for our school.

Restaurant Night

Eat at Smashburger at 965 South Hover Street on Wednesday, September 20th from 3:30-8:00pm to raise money for Longmont Estates. Smashburger will donate 15% of food sales when you dine in or take out. Make sure to mention you're there to support Longmont Estates Elementary.

Upcoming Superintendent’s Town Hall Meetings

St. Vrain Valley Schools invites parents, teachers, staff, and community members to join Superintendent, Dr. Don Haddad, for one of our upcoming Superintendent Town Hall meetings. These annual open forums in each of our geographic areas provide an opportunity for Dr. Haddad and other district leaders to listen to our community’s questions and suggestions, share our many successes, and discuss our bold vision for continuing to build new schools as our student enrollment continues to climb.

Dates and Locations:

  • Monday, September 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Frederick High School
  • Monday, October 2, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Skyline High School
  • Tuesday, October 3, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Erie High School
  • Wednesday, October 4, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Mead High School
  • Monday, October 9, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Silver Creek High School

News from our Health Office

It's that time of the year again! Our kids are getting sick. If you are not sure when you should keep your child home, please refer to these guidelines to help you decide. If you have questions, please contact our Health Clerk, Alyssa Redmore, at or 720-652-8101.

Gifted and Talented Referrals

Each year, schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may, therefore, qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students usually perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s), and they require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress. In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas.

Referrals are open through the month of September and will close on the last day of the month. Referrals after that date will be addressed on a case by case basis. Completing a referral guarantees a review of the student profile to determine if testing is recommended for the student. The process for identification requires a body of evidence and often takes place throughout the school year.

The process takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Please click below for the Referral Form.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

All students in St Vrain Valley Schools will have access to free healthy, nutritious school meals beginning in the 2023-24 school year thanks to the Health School Meals for All program approved by Colorado voters.

Please continue to fill out the
Free and Reduced Price Lunch form. While meals will be provided for free to all St Vrain students through Healthy School Meals for All, it’s important for us to continue gathering this information to receive full access to available federal funds that support nutritional programs at your school. By providing this information, you will help our district access all available funds to cover the cost of meals, and other nutritional programs for students. Plus, families who fill out the form may qualify to receive discounted school fees, class materials, bus passes, utilities support and more!

Longmont High School Mini Cheer Clinic

Longmont High School Mini Cheer Clinic Grades (K -8)

Tuesday, September 19th


Please click below for more information and to register.


Throughout September, Crackpots will be giving 10% back to the local school of your choice!

Anyone can participate... Simply paint in September and tell us the name of your school at checkout. No need to plan ahead, but it's a great chance to gather friends or family!