LEES News

September 17th, 2020

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Our Virtual Fall Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, September 29th, 2020, Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 and Thursday, October 1st, 2020. All conferences will take place via WebEx.


Longmont Estates Elementary will continue to use the online conference scheduler called Meet the Teacher. On the morning of Monday, September, 21st, you will receive an email from Infinite Campus. Please make sure this message does not end up in your spam folder! This email will contain all of the information you will need to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences. LaunchEd families do not need to sign up for a conference time.


Appointments can be made starting Monday, September 21st at 6:00am through Monday, September 28th at 7:00pm. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office. Please visit https://longmontestates.meettheteacher.com to book your appointments.


If you are having trouble making an appointment, please contact us and we will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the front office.

SVVSD Virtual Choir

Hello LEE Families!


I'm really excited to share a project with you all that will be an epic collaboration between the SVVSD Fine Arts office, the Education Foundation, District Communications, and the district music classes!


Each year, The Education Foundation hosts a gala which brings together business partners and community members to raise money for our teachers and students. They typically have one school ensemble perform. Because of the switch to virtual this year, this is a perfect opportunity to showcase students from EVERY school, not just one! :)


We have picked a great song that will fit elementary, middle and high school voices. It is a mashup of "Brave" and "True Colors" called "Truly Brave".


If your child is interested:

· Please contact Mrs. Johnson ASAP ~ johnson_camilla@svvsd.org

· The deadline for video submissions is October 15th.


Can't wait for you all to see the final product!

LEE Autumnal Appreciation

Hello LEE Community!


We hope everyone is doing well and excited to see the leaves starting to turn. In anticipation of a new season and to show our teachers and staff that we appreciate everything they do-especially during times like these-we wanted to show our support in the form of fall treats!


Please review the available slots here.


*Donation(s) should be dropped off in the labeled bin outside of the front office on Tuesday, September 22nd between 8:45-9:00 am


Thank you!


Warmly,

LEE PTO

Gifted and Talented Nominations

Each year St. Vrain Valley School District completes a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic or talent areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted and Talented educational services. These students usually perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and 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.


The search for gifted/talented students begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for review. Once referrals are received, a team of educator’s review student state testing data, standardized test scores, rating scales and other school data to determine student eligibility. Nomination does not automatically guarantee additional GT testing but this will be determined by the review school data. Please note: if additional testing is determined for a K-2 student, this testing will be administered during the spring semester.


If you believe that your child qualifies and would benefit from district Gifted/Talented services, please use the following link to the district nomination form. We ask that you consider the child’s top TWO strength areas when completing this nomination.


Thank you.


Gifted/Talented Department

St. Vrain School District

Mrs. Shaffer’s STEM Update

Greetings! This week I’ve been celebrating International Dot Day with students, based on the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Students were given the challenge to create 9 or 12 different things out of the dots they were given. It’s a fun way to work on our creativity skills! Next week we will be doing a Mystery Science lesson on what it takes to be a great inventor. An activity called “Bobby Dropper” will be described to students if they’d like to try it at home. It will be available in the STEM folders in their Seesaw and Schoology classes. All of the projects I put out to students are voluntary, but I love seeing the variety of things they come up with when we share together as a class.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Mrs. Shaffer

shaffer_jessicca@svvsd.org


100 Mile Club

Hello Longmont Estates Elementary School families!


This year, even while we’re affected by changes at our school, we want to remain active and connected through 100 Mile Club! 100 Mile Club has created a way for families to participate from home and to order the incentive packages directly through them! Below you will find the link for the enrollment form, along with incentive package options and links/QR code for registration.


A separate registration should be completed for each student from your family at the school.


In addition, we encourage family members to join! We have a special discounted rate of $10 for any family member who joins at this time (normally $20).


Upon registration, you’ll receive a tracking sheet to begin monitoring your progress. Plus, we’ll be following up with additional information and ideas for doing 100 Mile Club TO GO! throughout the year. We will also celebrate successes, recognize milestones and encouragement through regular emails from Mr. Newell. It is important to understand that 100 Mile Club will be administered in this virtual format for the duration of the 2020-2021 school year.


Note: Shipping charges apply as the order will be delivered directly to you! Shipping will begin in mid-September, but start tracking your miles NOW!


Our Vision: Healthy, Happy, Connected Kids®, families and communities!

Instrument Drive

The Fine Arts department is hosting a musical instrument collection drive. Donate your gently used instruments to St. Vrain Valley Schools music program and receive a donation receipt from the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation. Piano and keyboard donations are accepted on an individual basis.


Please click below for more information

PERFORMING ARTS/MUSIC INDUSTRY COLLEGE INFO NIGHT

Join faculty & staff from the University of Denver, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado, as they share information with students and parents considering pursuing a degree in dance, music, and/or theater.


Please click below for more information.

Box Tops for Education

Don't miss out on Box Tops—the app is so easy to use! Click here for the top tips on how to scan your store receipt and earn cash for our school.

Chipotle Restaurant Night

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Longmont Estates Elementary. Come in to the Chipotle at 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd Ste B in Longmont on Tuesday, October 13th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Longmont Estates Elementary.


NEW! ORDER ONLINE FOR PICKUP

Use code 4F7MAW7 before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.

Snarf's Book Buddies

For 20+ years Snarf's has been dedicated to giving back to our neighborhood communities. It's part of our DNA. There are several ways we get involved with organizations including reading rewards for schools. Please click below to learn more about our reading program.