News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Edition 5 - Week of 9/30/19
Next Week is Hawk Walk Week!
What is Hawk Walk?
Hawk Walk is one of NVCS's biggest fundraisers. Hawk Walk is a walk-a-thon, where students can get donations per lap that they complete, or flat donations from family. There are prize rewards for the different levels of fundraising. The funds raised are put towards various needs throughout the year. In past years the funds from Hawk Walk have gone towards playground equipment, technology, kilns, instruments, and much more. Funds raised directly impact student learning and help to ensure that NVCS has the ability to provide the best education possible to every student who walks through our door.
How can you help as a parent/guardian?
1) Donate. This is PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The money earned will go toward the remaining cost of the playground of the grade 4-8 campus, as well updating the K-3 campus playground. Students will receive a donation sheet and envelope to bring home. Any amount donated is appreciated.
2) Help your student fundraise! Fundraising for this event helps students get excited about how many laps they can get. Family and friends are very engaged in walk-a-thons and encourage this healthy, fun fundraiser by helping students reach their fundraising goal by offering a per lap donation, or a flat fee. Family members from near and far can help your student hit their prize goal.
Just click on the link below and let family know.
3) Volunteer. Hawk Walk day is one of the funnest days for parents to volunteer on campus and make lasting memories with their students at NVCS. Volunteer. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
4) Buy a $5 poster and decorate it to support your student before and during the walk. Return your finished poster board to NVCS on the Monday of Spirit Week, and PTO will hang it up on the fence (weather permitting), or inside the hallways for students to admire and see your support. Afterwards, the students can take them home.
School Accountability Committee
Technology Use at Home
As a reminder, NVCS student computers and user accounts are monitored by the school for security, safety and behavioural purposes. This is particularly important to keep in mind if your student accesses their NVCS Google G Suite for Education account through the Chrome Web Browser at home. If a student's account is signed into the Chrome Web Browser, any activity on that account is visible and accessible to both the school and the student. Student accounts should only be used for school purposes.
To ensure other family members are not working through an NVCS Google G Suite for Education account in Chrome, please use the following Google article to create separate profiles within Chrome.
Destination Imagination Comes to NVCS
Do you love to be creative? Do you love engineering, building, and problem solving? Do you love to act, or do improv? Do you love competing and working as a team? Then come join Destination Imagination! Destination Imagination is a team and STEAM based learning competition that’s goal is to engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. Choose from different challenges that focus on different areas of STEAM, engineering, science, technical studies, fine arts, and improvisation, and help your team solve a problem through imagination, theatre, and teamwork!
To check out more, visit https://www.destinationimagination.org, and check out DI’s mission and introductions into the six different challenges you can choose from for this year!
We will be distributing sign up forms for those interested, and the informational meeting will be Monday, September 30th, from 5-6pm. We hope you will join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Volunteer/Visitor Check In
Hearing and Vision Screening
K-3 Campus Vision & Hearing Screening - October 9th
12:00-2:30 12 volunteers needed
4-8 Vision & Hearing Screening - October 11th
All volunteers MUST be registered in our Raptor Volunteer system before you can help in the school. Here is the link for you to register: https://apps.raptortech.com/Apply/Mjc1NTplbi1VUw==
If you have any questions, please contact the front office.
September 30, 2019- 299 Peridot Ave
- Destination Imagination Parent Meeting 5-6 pm
- Offered to grades K-8, if you are interested in learning more about this great program please attend this meeting.
Volleyball w/ St. John's @ NVCS @ 4-6 p.m.
Soccer Semi Finals @ TBD
October 1, 2019
- Freddie's Nighthawk Nosh @ Freddies - 4 -8
October 2, 2019
- Hawk Walk 8:30 - 1:30 - 299 Peridot
October 3, 2019
- Soccer Finals @ TBD
Building Bridges in STEM Class
4th grade students were able to exercise their engineering skills in the bridge challenge this week where they design a bridge.
6th Grade STEM
Students in 6th grade build inventive structures as an introduction to architecture and risk taking.
7th and 8th Grade Ropes Course Field Trip
7th and 8th graders were able to travel to the University of Colorado's rope course where they focused on building teamwork and leadership skills.