December 6th, 2022
"Where it's always a great day to be a Bison!"
A Note from Ms. Marlatt
December is finally here! It is usually a wondrous month and we welcome it with many fun activities, new décor and a toy drive!
As you prepare for our extended winter break, please remember that school is in session until 12/23 this year.
The newsletter is packed full of information and opportunities. Please make sure to read everything and don't hesitate to call us in the office if you have any questions.
We hope you enjoy the video - just a glimpse at last week's fun and learning at Second Creek!
Thank you for sharing your children with us!
Parents, community members needed for mill levy oversight committee
They did it! On Nov. 8, 2022, 27J Schools voters made a historic investment in education through the passage of 5B, the district’s mill levy override request.
This money means additional funding for school safety, teacher and support staff compensation and STEM and Career and Technical Education learning opportunities.
27J Schools is committed to transparency and accountability every step of the way as we invest this money in our students and staff.
Parents and community members are needed to serve on a new community mill levy oversight committee that will begin its work in 2023. This group of individuals will serve as “the eyes and ears” of all 27J voters to ensure that this money is spent in alignment with voter-approved ballot language.
Visit bit.ly/millaccountability to apply to become a member of this committee.
Buddy The Elf is Back!
Grade Levels will be on the lookout for Buddy the Elf from 12/13 to 12/21. One lucky class will win a pizza and juice party on 12/22. Students participate by looking for Buddy (he finds new and tricky places to hide everyday!) and telling their classroom teacher about it.
How do you do that?
Go to the current Facebook groups and check out the information on those groups. The banner has a link for you to click and you will be directed to the new page. Once you are there, you can like the page and it will be on your feed.
Pre-Check for Classroom Parties
When you pre check for our December classroom parties, we will also print out a badge for our Valentine's parties in February. This way you only need to do this once.
The deadline for pre-checks is the day before each party.
- December deadline: December 22.
- February deadline: February 10.
This communication will also be sent home by your classroom teacher soon.
Music Performances coming up!
3rd Grade Parents: Our amazing 3rd graders will be performing "Crazy Christmas" on Thursday, December 15th at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. in the Second Creek gym.
What to wear? Students can wear red and/or green to show their holiday spirit, or they can choose to dress like an elf or a reindeer, (please no jingles on the clothing though, it's too loud!).
Attendance: There are vocal solos, speaking parts and kind of a lot going on in this show and every student is important! If you know ahead of time that your child won't be able to attend either the afternoon or evening performance, please let me know. It's hard to make adjustments at the last minute as adults, imagine what it's like for 3rd graders who have to line up differently, stand next to someone else, or be asked to speak or sing a new part right before the show starts.
The 3rd graders have been working hard on our songs and are excited to perform for you...see you in December!
Our Second Creek Choir will perform Thursday, December 22nd at 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. in the gym. The afternoon performance is for students only. Parents, join us at 6:30pm!
What to wear? Red, green, or any color that represents the holiday season. It can be fancy or not, whatever’s comfortable. Please, no jingle bells on hats or clothing though…too noisy!
Please email or call if you have a question or concern.
Toy Drive - sponsored by our Student Council
Freddy's Community Night
Important Dates - all in one place!
11/29 - 12/09 - Toy Drive
12/07 - 4pm - 8pm - Freddy's PTO Fundraiser Night
12/08 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm - PTO Meeting
12/15 - 6pm - 7pm - 3rd Grade Music Performance
12/22 - 6pm - 7pm - Second Creek Choir Performance12/23 - 1/09/23 - Winter Break - all Bison back on 1/10/23
If you are a returning family to Second Creek, you know our parking lot is small and needs special care during morning drop off and afternoon pick up. Thank you for contributing to the overall safety of our staff and students!
If you are a new family to Second Creek, please read the information below carefully. Staff (and sometimes Commerce City police) are out during morning drop off and afternoon dismissal to make sure everyone is safe.
Parents, it is very important that we do not park on the bus lane before or after school. Blocking the bus causes delays that go beyond our school.
Here are a few reminders about our drop off and pick up procedures. You know that Commerce City police pops in once in a while and issue tickets to vehicles that are not following our safety rules... so please make sure you are doing what you can do keep our students and staff safe!
- No parked cars in the "no parking zone" - which is by the sidewalk from the beginning of the parking lot all the way to the front doors. This is a fire lane and also a bus lane. There is NO PARKING anytime. Only drop off or pick up. We have noticed many cars parked waiting for the school to open in the morning, blocking the bus and causing lines of cars that go all the way outside the parking lot. Please drop off your student and go - no parking.
- Same rules apply for pick up after school.
- Students can be dropped off at 7:30am for breakfast eaters and 7:35am for non breakfast eaters. We do not have supervision for students who are dropped off before these times.
- Students must be picked up at 3:30pm every day. We do not have staff to supervise students after school.
- Let us know if you need information about our before and after-school program.
- Please only use the handicap parking if you have a handicap license.
- The Staff of the Month parking is for staff only at all times.
- PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN FRONT OF DRIVEWAYS!
We appreciate your cooperation!
A shout out to our sponsors!
The Landing Place Church
The Landin Place Church has donated brand new playground equipment to our student. They have donated our blue safety vests that staff wears. They gave also donated goodies and burritos to feed all of our staff.
Coldstone Creamery in Brighton
5280 has donated towards t-shirts for our staff, and recently, they have also made a huge donation towards a future community event coming up second semester.