From Your Principal
January 10, 2020
IMPORTANT! Only a few days left… To register your student for next school year!
ALL CURRENT STOTT STUDENTS, The deadline is January 15th to register your student. Please log into enrolljeffco.org and let the district know if you are returning to Stott for the 2020-2021 school year, Choice Enrolling to another Jeffco school or if you are leaving the district. To avoid the emails and phone calls, PLEASE have this all completed by January 15th. Remember your login/password for Enroll Jeffco is the same as your login/password for Jeffco Connect.
We are filling up quickly, especially for kindergarten. If you know of families who have a kindergarten student and plan to have them attend Stott, please encourage them to complete Jeffco Connect by January 15. This allows us to budget for enough teachers for the 2020-2021 school year.
State Assessments (CMAS) for grades 3,4,5
The CMAS testing window is from March 18th- April 26th. Below is our testing schedule as we know it. Most testing will be done in the morning. We do not have specific grade level testing times as of yet, but as soon as we do we will pass that info along. Please try to schedule any appointments on days without testing.
3rd grade testing days: 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/14, 4/15, 4/16
4th grade testing days: 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9
5th grade testing days: 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22
If you have questions or concerns about testing, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher or to myself. Thank you.
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A Note from Mrs. Higgs
Our school choir, The Stott Singers, is a group of 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students who volunteer their time outside of the school day. We meet for one hour, once a week and then students practice on their own memorizing music. We have several performances throughout the year where we sing for a variety of different audiences. Our obvious goal is to be a part of making beautiful music and sharing it with the people around us, but choir is so much more.
Being part of an ensemble like choir (or band and orchestra) encourages members to work cooperatively for a common goal, while still maintaining the importance of being strong as an individual. Every individual voice counts. We also learn the importance of hard work and perseverance, because what we sing isn't always easy.
Within the ensemble members learn to be better, stronger communicators. Because we have the strength of the ensemble we are able to counter natural fears of speaking/performing in front of a group. We also improve confidence through performance. We build community through our performances Christmas caroling in the neighborhood near Christmas time, performances at the area vocal festival and performances for Springwood Retirement Facility.
The literature that is chosen for the ensemble opens us each to new cultures, people, languages and styles of music that we might not ever have had without being a part of choir. This gives us a better understanding of the world around us.
Tracking each line of music and reading the lyrics (at the same time) also helps to improve reading skills
These are just some of the benefits that a group like The Stott Singers provides and are skills that each choir member will carry with them throughout their lives. We have just begun our second season of choir for this year. Because this is an extra-curricular group we are not funded by the district or the school. We are in need of new music for the choir to sing, as well as providing funds for those students who would like to participate, but cannot financially afford to do so. We rely entirely on the fees our members pay and any donations that we receive. If you would be willing to help us to purchase our new music and support this amazing group of kids, please go to the Stott Elementary website. Along the right hand side of the main screen you will see a little heart icon. Once you click that you will be taken to a donation site for Stott. Donations can also be made in the school office.
Thank you so much for your support!
Upcoming Important Dates
January 16 - Oberon Middle School staff to visit with 5th grade students (ask them for information)
January 20 - MLK Day - No school for staff or students
January 23- Engineering Fair
January 28 - Watch DOGS Nacho Night (invitations in Friday Folders)