Panther Press

August 12, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • August 16th - PTO Meeting 6:00pm

  • August 24th - Back to School Night 5:30-7:00pm

  • August 30th - Picture Day

  • August 31st - Run4Fund$ Kickoff


Mark your calendars:

  • Field Day is September 2nd

SCHOOL CALENDAR

Click here to access and import the AGE School Calendar.

First Week of School

It was wonderful seeing all of our students this week! The excitement and energy that each child brought to our building, made this first week such a huge success! Enjoy some pictures of the great things happening in our building this week!

Picture Day Volunteers Needed

Are you available to help on Picture Day (August 30th)? Sign up HERE! As a bonus, volunteers will receive a voucher for a complimentary package "C"!

DCSD Funding Needs

As you may know, the Douglas County School District is considering an initiative to help address funding challenges in our school district. Additional funding would be critical for us here at Acres Green Elementary. Our staff is amazing and absolutely dedicated to our students and they deserve pay that is more competitive with other school districts - this will help us retain the amazing teachers and support staff that work with your kids every day. Additional funding would also enable our school to continue to make necessary upgrades and repairs to provide your student with a comfortable and safe learning environment.


Please watch this video and share it on your own social media page(s) so others can understand how schools such as ours are funded. Talking to our taxpayers in Douglas County will take all of us working together!


Please take the time to learn more by visiting www.dcsdk12.org/funding. Want to get involved? Contact Invest in DCSD to help us get the word out!

We are looking forward to an amazing 2022-2023 school year!

Superintendent Kane - MyDCSD: Future Funding Needs Presentation
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WELCOME BACK FROM YOUR SCHOOL NURSE CONSULTANT

Hello! My name is Carrie Bilby and I am the Douglas County School District School Nurse Consultant at Acres Green Elementary and Saddle Ranch Elementary. I’d like to share some information with you about my role that I hope you will find helpful.


I will be dividing my time equally between both schools, but am always available to you by cell phone during my work days (720- 512-9317). The days that I am out of the district another nurse in the area is on call for me and available for urgent matters. Please consider email as a way to contact me so that I can have a written record of what your needs are and plan my responses. If the matter is urgent, please call my cell-phone. I will return messages as soon as possible.


As a school nurse consultant, my role includes identifying students who have health problems. I consult with parents, school staff and appropriate medical personnel to develop plans that will help students with health concerns to be fully available for learning. I also look forward to being an active member of your school SPED, mental health and student support/RTI teams.


My responsibilities include:

  • Identify students with health concerns and develop lists of significant issues for use by school personnel on a need to know basis

  • Creating Individualized Health Care Plans for identified students

  • Education and training of staff for health and safety needs

  • Immunization Compliance

  • Collaboration with Special Education Interdisciplinary Team, attending team meetings, creating a health report for Initial and Reevaluations

  • Serve on 504 and Student Support Teams (RTI, MTSS)

  • Collaboration with school mental health team including assistance with suicide screening forms

  • Classroom presentations including:

    • Growth and Development

    • Hand Hygiene

    • Other Topics Upon Request

  • Training staff and delegating medical care as needed to responsible school personnel

  • Staff CPR training

  • Assistance with attendance issues related to health and/or safety concerns, attend SARB meetings

  • Liaison for communicable disease prevention

  • Homebound consultation

  • Vision screening consultation

  • Health counseling and referral for students

  • Staff Wellness (health promotion and education)

  • Providing direct student care in the health room as a supportive role to the Health Assistant and Health Room Back up Staff

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Field Day - September 2nd

1st, 2nd, 3rd Grades - 9:30-10:45

4th, 5th, 6th Grades - 1:45-3:15


Would you like to help?

Morning Field Day (1st-3rd Grades)

Afternoon Field Day (4th-6th Grades)


Kindergarten Field Day will be later in the year!

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PTO

Wow what a great 1st week we've had! With so many new and returning families it was great to see everyone's faces. As a reminder we have an upcoming PTO meeting on Tuesday August 16th at 6pm and would love for anyone who is interested in serving our school and community to attend.


There are also still a number of volunteer opportunities available which we will discuss during the meeting. Be sure to also check out our Facebook page and have a great weekend.

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KING SOOPERS COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM

Thank you to our families that have signed up for the King Soopers Community Rewards program!! If you have not signed up, directions are below. It's a great way to support your school that costs you nothing extra except for the time to sign up! We all buy groceries and by signing up, a percentage of what you spend comes to the school.
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Mention Acres Green Elementary when you make a purchase and AFW will donate $$ to our school!

NONDISCRIMINATION NOTICE: In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 720-433-1083.