Ivy Stockwell Weekly Star

1/15/21

UPCOMING DATES


1/11 Begin Student Council Collection of Items for the Thompson School District Clothing Closet

1/18 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/19 Yearbook Cover Contest Entries Due

1/29 Conclusion of Clothing Closet Donations

Kindergarten Registration is Now Open!

Come one, come all! If you have a student who will be eligible for kindergarten next year, please visit the registration website to begin the registration process. If you have questions, please call the office.


If you know of anyone with incoming kindergarteners, please share this information to help spread the word!

Valentine's Day Celebrations- Thanks for Your Support!

Having a traditional Valentine's Day event is tricky with all of the COVID safety protocols that we need to follow. With Valentine's Day falling on the weekend, we considered not doing anything at all, but then came to the conclusion that students are already missing out on enough this year. With your help, we can do this!


We are asking that parents ensure that students have their cards ready to bring in on Friday, February 5th for a “party” on February 11th. We realize that this is way earlier than usual, but it is necessary so that the cards have time to "quarantine" before they are passed out.


If the cards come in after Feb. 8th, it is likely that they won't be allowed to be passed out.


Teachers will be responsible for the dispersal of the cards during the party. We will be accepting donations of individually packaged (snack size) cheese crackers (Goldfish, Cheez-its, etc.) to pass out for the parties. They can be dropped off at the front of the school by Feb. 5th. Thanks for your help!


Unfortunately, we still are unable to have visitors in the building, but you will be here in spirit.

School Begins at 8:00 am (M, T, Th, F)

Please, please, please have students arrive by 8:00 am

- so students don't wait in the cold to get inside

- so students don't wait next to others who aren't in their cohort

- so they don't miss key information for learning

- so students feel less stressed as they start their school day


School begins at 9:00 am on Wednesdays.

New Year, New Ways to Help

Here are a few of the toiletries that Ivy Stockwell Elementary collected this week. For our New Year, New Ways to Help, we are collecting toiletries, underwear and socks (all new) for the TSD Clothing Closet, to help those in need. This runs through the month of January. Please consider contributing in the next two weeks. Thank you!
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Picture Retakes & Class Pictures

Individual student picture retakes will be available if you did not like your previous photos for any reason or are new to the school on February 5th.


Class pictures will be taken outside on the playground equipment on April 6th.

SAVE THE DATE -- SPRING CONFERENCES SCHEDULE!

Spring conferences will be held virtually again, as they were in the fall. Please be watching for a Sign-up Genius link that will come out by Feb. 11th to sign up for your preferred time.


Spring conferences will be held on Wednesday, February 24th from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm and on Thursday, February 25th from 8:00 am - 7:30 pm.


Students will not have school on Thursday, Feb. 25th due to conferences. There will be no school on Friday, February 26th.

COVID-19 UPDATES

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. We are working to keep everyone updated with the information they need.

Ivy families can expect the following communication when school cohort closures occur:


  • TSD will send out notifications to staff and families directly impacted by a full or partial cohort closure. No school-wide emails will be sent out when a cohort closure occurs.

  • Families impacted by a quarantine will receive notification from their school. Communication may be sent anytime during the day or evening.

  • All families can find an up to date list of which cohorts are closed on our COVID-19 Dashboard HERE.


To be clear, the siblings, parents/guardians or other household members of people who are home from cohort closure do not need to stay home or be tested unless the person in quarantine develops symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19. Parents should closely monitor all their children and themselves for symptoms.


Those with questions about the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) process may contact Katie O'Donnell, Larimer County Department of Health and Environment community relations and public information supervisor, at 970-646-1756 or kodonnell@larimer.org or visit their website @ https://covid19.colorado.gov/contact-tracing for more information about contact tracing.


Thank you for your cooperation and continued support as we work together to keep our staff and students safe.

YMCA: Before and After School Care

Just a reminder that before and after school childcare will be offered at Ivy Monday-Friday. For more information, visit ymcanoco.org/thompson-remote-learning or email afterschool@ymcanoco.org for more details.