News From Nighthawk Nation
Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community
Edition 8 - Week of 10/21/19
Mary Baker - K-3 Principal
What a great week of learning at the K-3 Campus. We have so many amazing things happening in our classrooms. In Kindergarten this week our newest members to the NVCS family are reading and spelling CVC words. You read that right, it is Mid-October and we have Kindergarteners Reading! In 1st grade, our students are connecting their reading to STEM and building houses for Thumbelina. Make sure to check out our tiny house village at the conferences. 2nd grade is getting ready for Greek Olympics as they tie what they are learning in reading and social studies together for an exciting Olympic competition. 3rd graders are beginning a study of the Human Body and are learning how the body systems work together. We are proud that are students are using their knowledge to become critical thinkers.
Golden Feather Awards
Golden Feather Awards are awarded to students who go above and beyond the expectations and SOAR to excellence while demonstrating trustworthiness, responsibility, fairness, caring, and being an outstanding citizen. Students that receive a Golden Feather award in a quarter are invited to a special luncheon, receive a certificate, a pencil, a treat, and a shirt.
50th Day of School Celebration
Calling all Cool Cats! We are getting to rock around the clock at our 50's Day Celebration at the K-3 Campus. This will be a fun-filled day celebrating the 50th Day of School. Complete with cross curricular activities, cross grade level activities, math, reading, writing, science and social studies, this will be a day to celebrate learning. We encourage students to dress like the 50's (jeans and white shirts are a great option). More information to come.
Battle of the Books
Congratulations to our 3rd Grade Battle of the Books team. The New Vision Dreamhawks are working hard to read all of their books and study for the competition. We are so proud of all of their hard work.
Parent Teacher Conferences
We are excited to offer Parent Teacher Conferences for our 1st Quartet 10/28 and 10/29. If you missed the link to sign up for your conference time you can access them here.
Please review the Driveline guidelines attached here. It is very important that we are all following these expectations.
Marian Hejl - 4-8 Principal
I want to thank the parents who attended our first Coffee With the Principal Event this past Thursday. I appreciated the conversation and insight that each person brough to this event with them.
Quarter Ends October 18:
The end to the first quarter of the year is fast approaching. Please remember to check your student's Infinite Campus portal to check in on any missing assignment, or grades so they have the opportunity to get the best marks possible on their progress report.
Parent Teacher Conferences October 28-29:
We will be hosting parent teacher conferences for grades 4-8 October 28-29th. An email with a SignUpGenius link for grades 4-8 will be sent to parents Thursday, October 17, 2019. Please keep an eye out for this email.
Battle of the Books:
What is Battle of the Books?
- Battle of the Books (BOB) is a national reading incentive program designed to encourage students to read quality literature. The program is offered by individual schools (as an in-house battle) or through school districts.
- New Vision has been invited to compete in the district level Battle of the Books. The schools in Thompson School District are eligible to have one 3rd grade team, one 4th grade team, and one 5th grade team to represent their school in the battles. Each team is made up of 5-7 readers. The battles will be held at the Loveland Public Library in January and February 2020.
- Because each school only gets one team per grade, we had tryouts for those students who wish to compete at the district level. Students who were interested in trying out for the New Vision team were asked to read specific books on the list. Teams were announced
Larimer County Building Ticketing:
Parents, please refrain from parking in the Larimer County Building parking lot during their business hours. They have let us know that they will ticket vehicles that do not belong to their clientele.
Officer Dee Jalali
Importance of teaching your kids their address and phone number
Memorizing address and phone numbers comes easy to adults. But to kids, this information may seem like random numbers and letters. It’s important to teach kids your phone number/how to dial it, and your address/how to get there/what else is near it. When we are in crisis situations, we always revert back to our training. It’s helpful to teach your kids this information before something happens so they can act quickly and appropriately if anything happens and they need to get ahold of you.
Here are some fun ways to help teach your kids their address and phone number:
Make a small map of your neighborhood or town with memorable businesses near your home. On your home, write the street address
Make it into a song
Rhyming- Younger children enjoy rhyming activities
Make it into a short short. For example, let’s say your address is 267 Tree St. You can teach that there are 267 trees in your neighborhood. Or there are 2 birds, 6 monkeys, and 7 sloths in a tree in Loveland, CO.
Write out your phone number on 10 different clothespins. Have your child rearrange the clothespins on a popsicle stick till they get the order right
Practice writing letters and on the envelopes, have your child write your address
Break down your address on different index cards and have the child place them in the correct order (House number, street name, city/town, state, zip code)
Chaining- Give your child only part of the phone number or address and let them tell you the blanks
Let you child use an actual phone to practice dialing your phone number
Get help from an app- There are many paid and free apps out there that help kids memorize their personal information. Some of those apps are: Remumber, and Dial Safepro
My name is Nicole Dietz, I am the Spelling Bee coach again this school year. I wanted to give out some important information about the NVCS Spelling Bee before our season begins. Please feel free to contact me at (970)593-6827 x2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
INFORMATION FOR THE K-3 CAMPUS
Unfortunately, Kindergarteners are not yet allowed to participate in the Spelling Bee. Practices will be held on TUESDAYS in the Music Room (Room #111) from 3:30-4:30pm. The practice dates are November 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, December 3rd, 10th and 17th.
INFORMATION FOR THE 4-8 CAMPUS
Practices will be held on THURSDAYS in Room # 114 (4th grade hallway) from 3:30-4:30pm. The practice dates are November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, December 5th, 12th and 19th.
All ELEMENTARY spellers (Grades 1-5) will participate in the New Vision Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 7th at the 4-8 campus. The doors will open at 5:15, start time is 5:30. The end time will be determined by our spellers. The top 16 spellers will move on to the Thompson School District Spelling Bee.
All MIDDLE SCHOOL spellers (Grades 6-8) will participate in the New Vision Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 8th at the 4-8 campus. The doors will open at 5:15, start time is 5:30. The end time will be determined by our spellers. The top 6 spellers will move on to the Thompson School District Spelling Bee.
DISTRICT SPELLING BEE
Saturday, January 25th, Mountain View High School, time information TBD.
I am very excited to get this new spelling season underway. It will be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
Pets at School
We would like to ask that we do not bring animals into our campus. If there is a special show and tell day, or pet day, then they would be welcomed, otherwise we would kindly ask that pets, are not brought to the campus.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is here and the theme this fall is a Spooktacular Ghoulish event! This year the book fair will be at the 4-8th building in the library. Students are getting so excited to come in to pick out their favorite books to read! Here is what you need to know:
- Why is it important to support the book fair? Because of our huge successes in our previous book fairs, 55% of this book fairs sales will go back to our libraries!! Helping us get more books on the shelves of our 2 libraries.
- We will be kicking off our book fair with a Family SPOOKY fun night event! Our 7th/8th grade National Junior Honor Society students will be facilitating some spooktacular games, a creepy craft, they are dressing up to host a trick/treat street, and there will be books galore! Please have your kiddos dress up and come join us Oct. 25th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm. It's going to be a ghoulish great time!!
- The book fair will also be open Oct. 28 and 29 before school, 7:15 - 8am and during Parent Teacher Conferences 3:30 - 8pm. Students, at the 4-8 building, will be allowed to purchase during their library classroom time. There is a new option for you to sign you kiddos up for eWallet, so they don't have to bring in money. Visit our book fair homepage to sign up for eWallet or shop online at NVCS book fair.
- Lastly, book fairs are an opportunity for students to choose their own books. The excitement it builds and creates for kids is what makes running book fair so much fun! It promotes the endeavor of being a lifelong reader along with supporting and building literacy skills across their education.
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.
Volunteer/Visitor Check In
October 21, 2019
- Boys Basketball Game - B Team Only @ Immanuel Lutheran - 4:00 - 5:00
October 22, 2019
- MS Band Concert - 7:00 - 8:30 PM - 4-8 Campus
October 25, 2019
- 4th Grade Middle Ages Day
- Boys Basketball Game - Both teams @ Union Colony @ 4:00 p.m.
October 28th & 29th Parent Teacher Conferences
- Sign-up Genius link sent in email earlier this week.
- K-3 Conferences held at 2366 E. 1st Street
- 4-8 Conferences held at 299 Peridot Ave.
October 30-November 1, 2019- Fall break NO SCHOOL