Big T Weekly

November 22, 2019

STEM Learner Profile for November: Integrity

Show Your Big T Pride!

You are invited to join us at the next Board of Education Meeting on December 11th at 6:00. It is in the Administration Building at 800 S. Taft Ave. We will be receiving the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award and the School of Distinction Award. Feel free to wear your Big T Spirit Wear!

Grandparent Breakfast

It was so nice to see all the grandparents enjoying breakfast with their grandchildren! Please let them know how much we appreciated their presence!

Car Name Tags Monday

Lexy Donnelly will be absent Monday the 25th. Please remember to display your car name tags. This will help her sub run the loop better at dismissal. Thank you!

A Request from our Neighbors

Please don't block our neighbors driveways or mailboxes at dismissal or during special events. I am getting phone calls that this is happening regularly. Please help Big T be a good neighbor! Thank you!
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Come Join the Fun!

Mrs Smela & Coach Aaron will be on the Upper Playground in the morning on Wednesday, December 4th at 8:30. Some of the Walt Clark Cross Country members will be joining us too!

We hope to see you on the upper!

To join 100 MIle Club

To track your miles

It's also on our school page.

Turkey Trot (Thanksgiving morning): see attached flyer

McKee Foundation will again be supporting our students by providing grants for schools participating in the Turkey Trot. The flyer for the event is attached. Gather a group from your site (students, staff, friends and family) to join in!


12 & Under Registration: $25, Adult Registration (13+): $35

All proceeds to benefit veterans in northern Colorado

Mrs. Farrer & Mrs. Donnelly will be there!

From Our Music Teacher:

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More on ReadyGen

ReadyGen accelerates learning for each student. Scaffolded instruction helps teach each learner. Modeling, read alouds, graphic organizers, and small group work is used.


Thank you to all of you who came for Pizza Party Celebration and Meeting to announce our final tally of the 69th Chili Supper and Silent Auction. We are so excited to announce that we raised a record $21,163! All which will go back to our school and students. We are currently brainstorming ideas on where those funds could go and where it is most needed. We are asking parents, teachers, and administration to provide a list of ideas to be presented at our January meeting. If you have some ideas, we would love to hear from you! Please feel free to bring those ideas to our next meeting Tuesday, January 28th at 6pm or email us at

We are also looking for feedback and ideas about the Chili Supper and Silent Auction. We would love to know what worked well? What didn’t? Also, any suggestions for future fundraisers, especially next year’s 70th Chili Supper & Silent Auction. Please feel free to email us at

Thank you again for all your support! We could not have done it without you!

From Our Volunteer Coordinator:

I would like to thank you all for your continued support you have shown throughout the first half of the school year. We are a small school, and the additional help from our parents, grandparents, high schoolers, and community members have helped tremendously in the classrooms and during our fundraisers. Your hours have not gone unnoticed and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

If you have volunteered and have not logged your hours, please email me at so we can update our numbers for the district. As many of you know, we are in a friendly competition against all the elementary schools in the district to win prize money for the most volunteers and hours (per student population). This is a big deal as that money can help our school buy new equipment for the classrooms! These numbers also help Mrs. Walgast apply for grants. The more we can show, the better chances to win those grants!

-Erin Lambert, Big T Volunteer Coordinator

Calling all Big T volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, be sure to check out our current volunteer needs:

***NEW*** Movie Day Helpers:

Witt's Friday Folders:

Witt's Math Groups:

Witt's Reading Groups:

Questions or concerns about volunteering at Big T? Email Erin Lambert, Big T Volunteer Coordinator, at

Support Big T While You Shop!

Big T PTA has partnered with several organizations to help raise funds for our school. All you have to do is shop! Be sure to check out the flyer on how you can help through Box Tops, King Soopers and Amazon Smile!

Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is from December 2nd through January 10th. If you have an incoming kindergartner and Big T is not your home school, you will need to complete the application online. Make sure to click the box stating there is a sibling already attending!

Tell your neighbors!

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Upcoming Dates

*now through 12-4 Food Drive

*11/27-29 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

*12/3 Science Fair in the gym after school

*12/9 Winter Concert at TVHS @ 5:45 (children arrive at 5:30)

12/11 Board of Education Meeting 6:00-8:00

*12/23-1/3 Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Saturday, December 7th

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Before and After School Care

The YMCA provides our before and after school program this year. They are here to support your before and after school needs. They will also be offering some “Fun Clubs” throughout the year. So, stay tuned for information regarding these exciting opportunities. You can reach them at or 303-443-4474.

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