Big T Weekly

March 13, 2020

STEM Learner Profile for March: Innovative

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Individual & Class Pictures

Bring a big, beautiful smile to Big T on Monday, March 30th!
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CMAS Testing Dates

3rd-5th graders will be testing April 6th-10th for ELA in the a.m.& Math in the p.m. 5th graders will also be testing April 13th-17th for Science. Attendance for these dates is extremely important. Please mark those dates on your calendar to avoid scheduling appointments for your children. Thank you!

A Reminder from Our Nurse

Be a good role model and practice what you preach!

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Annual Family Update for Returning Families

The AFU is open for our returning families. Please go online and make sure all your information is accurate. If you have an upcoming kindergartner, you will be able to add him/her. I have attached the instructions for the AFU below just in case you need them. Please let the office know if your child will not be attending Big T next school (unless they are going to middle school). Thank you!

If your child isn't returning to Big T for 2020-21...

With the exception of 5th graders moving on to Middle School, please let the office know if your child won't be attending Big T next school year. Below is the withdrawal form you need to fill out so that we can get school records to their new school. Thank you for your help on this matter!

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 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

-Select Volunteer

-Select Opportunities

-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, 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,, 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

PTA News

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!

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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!

Upcoming Dates



*3/30 picture day (individuals & class)

*4/6-10 CMAS for 3rd-5th

*4/13-17 CMAS for 5th


*4/24 Volunteer Appreciation Celebration @ 2:15

*4/24 School Dance 6:30-8:30

Before and After School Care

The YMCA provides our before and after school program. They are here to support your before and after school needs. You can reach them at or 303-443-4474.


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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.


2020 Races

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.

2020 Prizes

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.

Register for the Healthy Kids Run Series Here!

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Something Fun to do on a No School Day

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