The Weekly Bulldog

January 10, 2019

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From Tim: Welcome back to school and to 2019!

I hope your winter break was joyful and restorative. We are excited to be back together as a school community.

We’re jumping right back in to classroom routines with a busy and engaging second half of the school year to look forward to. Next Friday, we’ll hold our annual assembly and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some years, the program consists entirely of voices from our own student community, and some years we invite someone from the greater community to join us.

This year, we’re pleased to welcome, or actually welcome back, Jeremy Vasquez, a self-described “artivist” and spoken-word poet from the bay area in California. Jeremy spent a few days with us in the fall (see December in the Learning Report blog), sharing some of his writing and leading students in conversations about their own strengths and personal power. He was most enthusiastically received, and we’re thrilled to have him back for two days, including the assembly next Friday, January 18. Parents are welcome to join us, 8:30 a.m., in the ballroom

The celebration continues on Monday, January 21. This year’s day of observance for Dr. King, and as is our custom, we invite all to participate in Denver’s Marade. It starts by the MLK statue in City Park, and we aim to begin gathering at about 10:15 a.m. (We’re usually just to the south and east of the statue, carrying a Stanley banner).

All the best for a healthy and happy new year!


Top Five Things

1. Parent Forum: Drug Trends and How to Talk with Your Children About Substance Use

January 15th, 7-8 pm Stanley Library: A prevention specialist from Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) will present a parent workshop to offer support and guidance in helping children enjoy a drug-free adolescence. Read more about the program in our Learning Report blog.

2. Snow day anyone?

In January, we watch the skies for signs of a coming snow day. In case of an unexpected school closing. Stanley will notify parents via text message, email and by posting to our website. The same information may also be included on local Denver radio and television listings.

3. Easy to chip in for the Extended Day room

Our Extended Day Director Barbara just turned in more than 700 Box Tops for Education coupons from our community. Please keep 'em coming (to the collection boxes in the Hambidge Commons vestibule and the Extended Day room). We turn in our coupons for games and little extras every month.

4. Don't forget to order lunches, extended day and the next session of enrichments

The ordering window for February lunches and Extended Day, and the next session of Enrichment (February/March) is open and closes on Sunday, January 20, at midnight. Place your orders at

5. Lost and found on display next week

Peruse it or lose it! (to a lovely charity of course). Joan will show off the latest assortment of missing items collected from around campus all next week by the front desk.