LEES News

September 5, 2019

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Monday, September 9th

PTO Meeting

6:30-8:00pm


Tuesday, September 10th

Longs Peak Pub Restaurant Night

4:00-9:00pm


Wednesday, September 11th

Picture Day


Friday, September 13th

YMCA Night

5:00-7:00pm


Tuesday, September 17th

Hearing and Vision Screening


Friday, September 27th

Jog-A-Thon

Reunification Drill

Dear Longmont Estates Parents and Guardians,


Thank you for being such an important part of our community and providing a strong foundation for student success in our schools. In St. Vrain Valley Schools, student safety has always been a priority and we have taken many measures to ensure the highest levels of security and preparedness in our schools.


One area that St. Vrain has always been extremely proactive with is in our approach to practicing our emergency responses with students through drills and other safety measures. To this end, we would like to share that sometime during the week of September 16th, Longmont Estates will be conducting an off-site evacuation drill. Ahead of the drill, we will announce to students and teachers that we will be practicing a drill. This exercise will allow us to practice and then adjust our evacuation plan to ensure the highest level of safety and efficiency.


The State of Colorado mandates that schools conduct off-site evacuation drills every three years. To this end, you will not need to sign a field trip permission slip. I would like to thank the Longmont Police Department for assisting us during the drill.


If you have any questions about this protocol, please do not hesitate to contact me at 720-652-8101. Thank you for your support and everything you do to make our community such an outstanding environment for our children to thrive.


Sincerely,


Traci L. Haley

Principal

New Process for Student Fees

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Thank you for your partnership as we continue to strive for excellence in serving our students, families, and schools. In an effort to provide greater consistency across our schools, a new fee process has been implemented for student courses.


Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, course fees will be assessed twice annually on your student’s individual Infinite Campus account. First semester course, year-long courses and elementary materials fees will be assessed on September 16, 2019, and second semester courses will be assessed February 7, 2020.


Students who qualify for fee reduction based on their free and reduced-price meal status will have their fees automatically waived if they have submitted their Free and Reduced-Price Lunch application by September 30, and allowed their qualification status to be shared with the school district. First semester and year-long courses and elementary materials fees will be waived on October 7, 2019, and second semester will be waived on February 8, 2020. A copy of this application can be found at your student’s school or online at http://stvra.in/frl. A paper application must be submitted to:


Attention: Sandra Melara
2929 Clover Basin Drive
Longmont, Colorado 80501


If you have additional questions regarding your student’s course fees, please contact your school’s front office. It has been an outstanding start to the 2019-2020 year and again, we thank you for your continued support.


Thank you,
Greg Fieth
Chief Finance Officer
St. Vrain Valley Schools

Please Join Us

St. Vrain Valley Schools is one of the fastest growing and most innovative school districts in the nation. This is a result of strong leadership and a commitment to strengthening infrastructure, technology, high-quality instruction and overall student achievement.


This success is also built upon interconnected partnerships with our teachers, staff,students, families, business and corporate partners, elected officials, and other membersof the community. As St. Vrain launches the start of the 2019-202 school year, our Superintendent, Don Haddad, Ed.D., will host a series of community discussions beginning in September. These meetings will focus on the educational priorities of our community including student achievement, infrastructure and growth, financial accomplishments, school safety, and local and national trends in education.


All community members are highly encouraged to attend any or all of the following meetings scheduled across our school district. Please join St. Vrain Valley Schools in charting our future, exploring the possibilities that lie ahead, and celebrating our successes.


9/10 at Silver Creek High School 9/12 at Erie High School
9/17 at Mead High School
9/24 at Niwot High School

10/1 at Longmont High School
10/3 at Skyline High School
10/10 at Frederick High School
10/15 at Lyons Middle/Senior High School


All events will run from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and onsite childcare will be available for children ages 4-12 with registration. Learn more about childcare at http://stvra.in/fallforums.

Community School-- Eagle's Nest & Enrichment

Enrichment Classes the week of 9/9/19--9/13/19:


Modern Band--Monday's 3:05pm-4:05pm, in the Music Room (open to 3rd-5th grades)

Choir-Tuesday's 3:05pm-4:05pm, in the Music Room (open to 3rd-5th grades)

Spanish-Thursday's 3:05pm-4:05pm, in the Library (open 2nd-5th grades)

Diamond Painting-Friday 3:05pm-4:05pm, in the Art Room (open to all grades)

There are spaces still available!!!

Looking Ahead:

Ripple Effect Martial Arts- Tuesday's 7:15am-8:15am, in the Gym (open to all grades)

SOAR LEE Mascot Stuffy- Friday, September 20th- 3:05pm-4:05pm, in the Art Room (open to all grades)

After School Movie-Ugly Dolls-Friday, September 27th- 3:05pm-4:45pm, in the Cafeteria...Bring money to purchase treats! (open to all grades)

Restaurant Night at Longs Peak Pub

A restaurant night is a joint effort between the PTO and a restaurant. The restaurant gives our group a percentage of the sales on a designated night for all the customers that our organization brings to their business. The percentage usually ranges from 10 percent to 25 percent, but it varies by restaurant and can be up to 50%.

Eat at Longs Peak Pub on Tuesday, September 10th from 4:00-9:00pm to raise money for Longmont Estates. Longs Peak will donate 10% of food sales from Longmont Estates School patrons when you bring in the flyer found in today's Thursday folder or when you mention that you are with LEE.

Picture Day

Important Picture Day Information


Longmont Estates Elementary Picture Day is Wednesday, September 11th.

Simplify Picture Day by ordering online at mylifetouch.com.
Picture Day ID: CG079605Y0

Order forms are being sent home today in Thursday folders. Additional order forms are available in the front office.

YMCA Family Night

Please join Longmont YMCA and Longmont Estates Elementary for a FREE Back-to-School event on Friday, September 13th from 5-7pm. We would also like to extend a special invitation to students in our autism program and their families to join us beginning at 4pm. There will be lots of activities including a bounce house, swimming, carnival games and more! The PTO will have snacks and drinks available for purchase. Also, Longmont YMCA will also be hosting Flick and Float from 6-8pm. Join us for a fun time floating on the water while watching a movie! Please bring a swimsuit and towel. See you there!

Hearing and Vision Screening

Hearing and Vision screening will be taking place on Tuesday, September 17th. Please remember to bring your glasses or wear your contact lenses.

Vision and Hearing Screenings are vital to ensure your child has the visual and hearing skills necessary to perform well in school. Please keep in mind that these screenings do not serve as a substitute for comprehensive exams by your child’s healthcare provider. Routine eye exams are important —regardless of age or physical health. If your child requires follow-up vision or hearing testing, you will receive a letter with your child’s screening results.

Please contact Linda England at england_linda@svvsd.org or 720-652-8101 with any questions/concerns or if you are interested in volunteering.

Jog-A-Thon

The Longmont Estates Jog-a-thon is an exciting and energizing fundraiser that allows kids to be physically fit while raising money for the school. Donations are spent on PARAs (teacher aides) in the classroom, assemblies, Innovation Fair, Trip Tracker, Field Trips, Conference Meals and so much more!

Jog-a-thon packets will be coming home in today’s Thursday folders. Please look for the envelope and start raising donations. Donations are due back at the school the day of Jog-a-thon which will be September 27th this year. Thank you for your involvement and support in helping your student reach the goal. For more information and online donations, check out the Jog-a-thon website: https://ptolongmontestates.wordpress.com/

News from Mr. Newell

Having a hard time motivating your family to play outside after school? Check out Generation Wild for tips and ideas! They also have created a fun list of 100 Things to do before you turn 12.


Hey Fourth Graders! This is your year to take your family to the National Parks! Click here to obtain your FREE National Parks Pass.


Hey Fifth Graders! Want to ski for Free? Click here to obtain your FREE ski pass to 22 Colorado Ski areas.

October Count Day

The all-important October Count Day is Wednesday, October 2nd. It is very important that we account for every child who attends Longmont Estates so that we can receive the correct amount of state funding. If your child has an appointment that day, please make sure to be present before/after the appointment if at all possible so that your child can be counted. Let's try to have 100% attendance that day!

Gifted and Talented

Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students 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 educators review student state testing data, standardized test scores, rating scales and other school data to determine student eligibility.


If you believe that your child qualifies and would benefit from district Gifted/Talented services, please pick up a nomination form in the front office, or contact Alice Marshall at marshall_alice@svvsd.org.

News from the Health Office

It's that time of the year again! Our kids are getting sick. If you are not sure when you should keep your child home, please refer to these guidelines to help you decide. If you have questions, please contact our Health Clerk, Linda England, at england_linda@svvsd.org or 720-652-8101.

Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair is coming! October 7th- October11th.


Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please make plans to visit our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits. Remember, all purchases benefit our school library!
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Trip Tracker

Trip Tracker is a program that rewards staff and students (with help from their parents) for making green trips to and from school instead of travelling only by car. When participants walk, bike, bus or carpool, they can earn Tracker Bucks to spend at participating locally-owned businesses.


By making green trips, participants reduce vehicle traffic around schools and therefore help...

· · Increase safety around schools

· · Keep the environment healthy

· · Keep themselves active an healthy

· · Support local businesses


It is not too late to sign up for Trip Tracker! Please click here for more information
www.BoCoTripTracker.com

Box Tops

EARN CASH FOR OUR SCHOOL! NO MORE CLIPPING! ALL YOU NEED IS YOUR SMARTPHONE!


The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online.


HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

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Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store as packages transition to the new Box Tops labels. You can still clip these and send them to school. Please make sure each clip has a valid expiration date.


Box Tops this year will go toward the STEM lab to help support our kids learning.