Big T Weekly
March 13, 2020
STEM Learner Profile for March: Innovative
Individual & Class Pictures
CMAS Testing Dates
A Reminder from Our Nurse
Be a good role model and practice what you preach!
Annual Family Update for Returning Families
If your child isn't returning to Big T for 2020-21...
News from your Volunteer Coordinator
Log Your Volunteer Hours by MARCH 31!
We are more than halfway through the school year and that means the deadline to log your volunteer hours is fast approaching. All hours must be logged by MARCH 31ST. This means if you have volunteered in some form at Big Thompson Elementary this school year and DID NOT check-in at the Volunteer Kiosk by the office, you will need to manually log those hours to the best of your memory at https://www.thompsonschools.org/page/2277. This includes hours from PTA meetings/events, Chili Supper and Silent Auction (including soliciting businesses for donations and basket assembling), Classroom/Teacher help (on and off school grounds help), Field Trips, Administrative Help, After School Events, Etc.
Logging hours is simple. Please go to the link above and follow these steps:
-Log In Username and Password (Usually it is your email address and password you created)
-Go to the 3 line icon on the upper left of your screen
-Log your hours and SAVE! (please make sure Big Thompson is selected as your school as some volunteers will have multiple options if they have children in other TSD schools)
If you have trouble logging your hours, please feel free to email Erin Lambert, Big T Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org, your hours and she will be happy to log them for you. Please provide your name, estimated hours served and roughly when, and what it was.
Logging your volunteer hours is a crucial tool for our school for several reasons. First, those hours are used when our school applies for grants. The more we can show we have a community supported school, the better chance we have to win those grants. That could mean winning thousands of dollars or new technology for Big T! Second, TSD has set up an annual competition awarding the elementary school with the most volunteer support a gift card to be used for something for our school. Lastly, and most importantly, is your time makes a positive impact for our students and staff!
Thank you for all your hard work so far this year! Big T couldn't be the amazing school it is without our awesome volunteers!
Last day to Register to Volunteer at Big T is April 30th
If you have not registered to volunteer at Big T and you think you may want to volunteer this school year, please register at the district's volunteer registration page, https://www.thompsonschools.org/volunteer, by April 30th. Per TSD rules, all volunteers at Big T must complete the online registration and have an approved background check done. With the end of the year, we tend to have many opportunities where parents want to volunteer... field trips, school dance, field day, end of year celebrations, etc. We urge every parent to take a few minutes to complete the online registration so you don't miss out on an opportunity to participate. After April 30th, ONLY REGISTERED AND APPROVED volunteers will be able to participate. Sorry, there are no exceptions to this rule. If you have questions, please email your Big T Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
Upcoming PTA Meetings and Events
3/31 PTA Meeting @ 6:00
4/24- School Dance, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
PTA Present's "Out of This World" School Dance!
Join us as we blast off "Out of This World" to this year's spring dance on Friday, April 24th from 6:30 -8:30 pm in the Big T Gym. This mission is free to all Big T families. Be sure to dress in your best space exploration attire (or alien costume) for a night of music, food and fun!
Support Big T While You Shop!
If you do any purchasing through Office Depot/Max, please use our ID#70018268. We get 5% back through their Gives Back to School Program. Thank you!
Instructional Fees are Due
These fees help us replace workbooks and consumable materials.You can pay online with a credit card or in the office with check or cash.
We do go outside!
We go outside every day unless it is colder than 15. Please send all the cold weather gear with your children. Thank you!
Instructional Fees are Due
*3/16-20 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
*3/23-27 NO SCHOOL as a PRECAUTION
*3/30 picture day (individuals & class)
*4/6-10 CMAS for 3rd-5th
*4/13-17 CMAS for 5th
*4/20 NO SCHOOL
*4/24 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration @ 2:15
*4/24 School Dance 6:30-8:30
REGISTER FOR THE HEALTHY KIDS RUN SERIES!
REGISTER FOR FREE and run 7 FREE non-competitive one-mile fun runs in the 22nd annual Healthy Kids Run Series. Sponsored by UCHealth’s Healthy Kids Club, registered kids, ages 5-12, receive a custom bib and earn prizes for participating in four or more of the runs.
April 11 – Loveland Classic - Loveland
April 25 – Aims Aardvark 5k - Greeley
May 9 – Boyd Lake Run - Loveland
May 25 - Colorado Run - Fort Collins
June 21 – Father’s Day 5k - Fort Collins
July 25 - Human Race 5k - Fort Collins
August 21 – Valley 5000 - Loveland
Makeup runs include FireKracker 5K, July 4, Fort Collins; Peach Festival, August 22, Fort Collins; and CARA Track.
4 runs – t-shirt.
5 runs – t-shirt and beanie.
6 runs – long sleeve tech shirt, beanie and Urban Air Fort Collins- Ultimate Pass.
7 runs – long sleeve tech shirt, beanie, Urban Air Fort Collins Ultimate Pass, trophy, 1 entry in our prize drawing for 10 $50 Dick’s gift cards, 10 Run Series hoodies and 5 pairs of running shoes.