Aurora Frontier P-8 Staff Bulletin

May 9, 2016

This week at Frontier

Monday, May 9 - Kindergarten Fun Day – Gym - 1:45-2:15 pm

Monday, May 9 - Building Council - 2:45-3:45 pm

Tuesday, May 10 - Kindergarten Field Trip – Denver Zoo – 9:00-2:00 pm

Tuesday, May 10 – Girls Basketball Practice – Gym – 2:30-4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 10 - African American Club for Middle School – Media Center – 2:45-4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 10 - Coding with Kids Program – C11 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Tuesday, May 10 - Literacy Tutoring - Kinder/1st Grade – C21 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Wednesday, May 11 - SOARing Singers – Music Rm – 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 11 - Reading Buddies Group- Media Center – 3:15-5:15 pm

Wednesday, May 11 - Content Group Meetings 7:30-9:00 am

Wednesday, May 11 - ENRICH Data Entry Support – Media Center - 2:30-4:00 pm

Thursday, May 12 - Middle School Band/Choir Concert - Gym - 7:00-8:00 pm

Thursday, May 12 - ENRICH Data Entry Support – Media Center - 2:30-4:00 pm

Friday, May 13 - Middle School Band to Elitch Gardens Music Festival - 9:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday, May 13 - 2nd Grade Author’s Tea – Cafeteria - 1:30-2:30 pm

Next week at Froniter

Tuesday, May 17 - African American Club for Middle School – Media Center – 2:45-4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 17 - Coding with Kids Program – C11 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Tuesday, May 17 - Literacy Tutoring - Kinder/1st grade – C21 – 2:45-3:45 pm

Wednesday, May 18 - Grade Level Meeting 7:30-9:00 am

Wednesday, May 18 - SOARing Singers – Music Rm – 2:30-4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 18 - Reading Buddies Group- Media Center – 3:15-5:15 pm

Wednesday, May 18 - PBiS Meeting - C11 - – 2:45-4:00 pm

Wednesday, May 18 - Middle School Play – Gym – 6:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, May 19 – 3rd Grade Visit to Palm Tree Park – 11:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday, May 19 – ELT Meeting - 2:45-4:15 pm

Friday, May 20 – Field Day

K-3 Outdoor 4-8 Indoor 9:00-10:30 am

K-3 Indoor 4-8 Outdoor 1:00-2:20 pm

Cari's Corner

Remember to be present as our students need us to keep structure and support them everyday.

Have a great week,

Shout Out ...

  • all of you as when we are short staffed you step up and help!
  • PTO for the wonderful appreciation week
  • Community partners for all you support

Professional Learning

Late Start will be our Content teams 7:30-9:00

Math Newsletter

Read Newsletter

Annenberg Learner - professional development website for teachers

The Best Teachers I Have Known

Quote of the Week:

"Rigor isn't achieved by giving the student a harder text; rigor resides in the energy and attention the reader brings to the text." Beers & Probst

Equity in Learning Leadership Team

Thanks to all who served on the ELLT this year!

Our meeting on the 17th of May is canceled.

Staff Announcements

We have been adopted by UCD :)


Our next meeting is Monday, May 9th 2016. If you have anything you would like to share, please speak to a committee member: Caleb Tucker, Erin Boyle, Cheryl Rebik, or Kari Santos. Thank you.

Reminder- if you have a concern you want to put forth the issue box is in the staff lounge, we check it before every meeting.

MTSS Support Meeting

As a reminder,the second meeting for updating data in Enrich is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th, 2:40pm-4:00pm in the Media Center. If you have any questions, please speak to Donita.

District Announcements

Be sure to read the superintendent's bulletin

View the Bulletin Archives

Survey from the Year round calendar open house:


Color Fun Run Update
  • The bubble run is only for students with medical issues. Please make a list of students who will need to do the bubble run.
  • Please communicate with your parents that students can wear white clothing (girls will need a dark colored undershirt for the SOAR Assembly), bandanas, sunglasses, hats, etc. to participate in the run.
  • Please also remind students and families that anything they wear may get stained and that they will be wet after the assembly.
  • For the actual run, there will be 2 loops to accommodate younger students and older students and help spread out the runners and the color.
Our next PBIS Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th, 2:45pm-4:00pm,

room C-11.


If you are interested in coaching a sport next year, please contact Thomas

Dean's Box

- Cafeteria and lunches- Please help us in the cafeteria picking up your students and dealing with any issues that arise. If you are to meet your students in the hallways, please be present and help quiet the students through the halls
- Duty this week- Stacy, Kurt, Cheryl, Jordan, Lisa, Rebecca C., Lauren V.,Erin, Krisi, Jody, Justin, Joclyn, Rebecca V., Amy.
-Planning ahead- Please remember, everyone has duty everyday the last two weeks of school.



If there are any electronic devices(boom boxes, desktop computers, cassette players, digital cameras, Promethean slates/votes etc.) that you are not using and don't foresee using next year or are in need of repair, please email me so that I can begin collecting these items before the last day of school. Please have these devices collected and labeled with a stick or piece of paper for me to pick up

Network concerns/issues--The district is looking at the issues we are having in our building. To help with seeing if older devices are causing some of our issues, the district is wanting to remove all working netbooks and is letting us borrow chromebooks through the end of the year. I have collected all the working netbooks and the 4 carts of loaner chromebooks will be here on Monday. I will place a set of chromebooks in each community when they arrive. Please feel free to use them. I am not sure how they are marked, so please take the whole set into your room when you are using them and replace them properly when you are done so that the district is getting their chromebooks returned at the end of the school year.

If you are having network issues(connections, no access etc), please email me so that we can have the district consider all problems.


Calling for all books. I am in the process of finishing the library book inventory. Can you please check your classroom libraries for any books with Aurora Frontier P-8 barcodes that are NOT textbooks and bring them down to the library. Many younger kids bring their library books back to school but they never leave the classroom, so their account has overdue books. Also, if you have any library books that are NOT in use, please bring them down as well. If you are using them that is OK, the last day for all books to be returned is May 26, 2016.

The end of the year is closer than it seems.... Look for overdue slips in your boxes on Thursday of this week. Overdue slips will be going home each week until the end of school. The last official day for students to check out books for at home reading was last week.

PTO Announcements

King Soopers Re-loadable Gift Cards ~

Aurora Frontier is now partnering with King Soopers to help raise money for Aurora Frontier! This fundraiser couldn’t be easier and is EZ Money!

Purchase a re-loadable gift card for $5.00 from Brandi Mabry or Shelly White and receive a card with $5.00 on it. Go to King Soopers and do your grocery and household shopping. Then just remember to reload your gift card on a separate transaction before your cashier begins scanning your groceries. Pay for your groceries every time you shop at King Soopers! Purchase your groceries and/or gas with your gift card you just loaded with the appropriate amount and save your gift card to reload and use the next time you buy groceries! It’s that easy! Pick one up for your friends and family to use and Aurora Frontier P-8 benefits!

Each time Aurora Frontier P-8 gift card purchases reach $5,000 or more worth of groceries (as a group), King Soopers will donate 5% back to Aurora Frontier PTO!

This fundraiser runs all year; there is no stop date!

Interested in PTO and supporting our students, please contact Brandi Mabry.

Have a great week! - Aurora Frontier P-8 PTO

Community Partners' Announcements

Volunteer Appreciation Open House ~

It’s that time again! Time to thank all our Frontier Volunteers for all they do to support our staff! We have our annual Volunteer Appreciation Open House scheduled for Monday, May 23rd from 7:15-10am.

If you have a volunteer you would like for us to send an invitation to so that we may honor them, please email Brandi their name and we will get them added to our list! We don’t want to miss an opportunity to shower them all with appreciation! We couldn’t do all we do without their support!

Please let Brandi know if you have any further questions or concerns.

School Supply Kits for Kids - Edukit ~

Introducing EduKit. Aurora Frontier P-8 has partnered with EduKit for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year to provide our parents with a simple and convenient option for purchasing school supplies.

Flyers will be passed out for Friday Folders this week so that families may start placing their orders before June 1st for free shipping!

We want to thank everyone for their help in preparing each grade's supply list for the EduKit for the 2016-2017 School Year.

Please note: Although ordering through Edukit makes shopping simple and easy for parents, participation in the program is completely voluntary for our families!

Please do not hesitate to let Brandi or Shelly know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your continued support and all you do for Aurora Frontier! - Brandi & Shelly