News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Edition 17 - Week of 1/20/2020

Leadership Corner

Mary Baker - K-3 Principal

This week we have had the great opportunity to celebrate awesome students at New Vision Charter School. This week we awarded 12 students with Golden Feather Awards. They were given for showing sacrifice and thoughtfulness to others, showing leadership in the classroom and lunchroom, following the expectations when others were not, being a friend and getting someone off the buddy bench, picking up the classroom and trash on the playground to keep NVCS looking excellent. Nothing makes my principal heart happier then when our students demonstrate the Nighthawk Way.

The third grade students had the opportunity this week to taste a Viking Breakfast. It was a delicious treat of bread and goat cheese, hard boiled eggs, and porridge. Thank you to our awesome 3rd grade team for making learning come alive. This is only one of the reasons NVCS is such an awesome place to learn and grow.

2nd Graders used Martin's Big Words in Storybook Stem this week to create word towers to show kindness.

Congratulations to our 3rd Grade Battle of the Books competitors for a huge win this week. We are so proud of you!

Coffee with the Principal:

Bring your cup of coffee or tea and join me for Coffee with Principal on Wednesday, January 22 at 8:00 in the art room. Looking forward to spending time with to help NVCS be the best that it can be.

Staff Shout-Outs

Our staff is always working so hard and giving 100%. If you see something awesome that you would like to share, please send me a message at I would love to celebrate our incredible staff.

Driveline Reminders

  • Cones have been placed in driveline to prevent entrance from the east. Please do not go around the cones. All cars need to enter from the west and turn right into driveline.
  • Avoid using your cell phone during driveline
  • Students need to be loaded/unloaded on passenger side only
  • Please do not exit your car during driveline. If you need extra time to load/unload your child, please use the coned area.

Driveline Guidelines

Marian Hejl - 4-8 Principal

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Hejl is out on maternity leave with the birth of her new baby girl. With that, Mr. Bissell will be the lead admin. We are very excited for Mrs. Hejl and the addition to her family.

Officer Dee Jalali

New Vision Parents,

“This is just a reminder that the school will be hosting a 1 hour presentation on CRASE (Civilian response to active shooter events) for parents on Wednesday January 22nd from 4-5 pm. This will be taught by Mountain View SRO Officer Salazar and co-taught by New Vision SRO, Officer Jalali.

We look forward to seeing you!

Additionally, please see the attached description regarding what CRASE:

Unfortunately, society is plagued with those whose only means of resolution is through violence. ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training), partnered with Texas State University, created a variety of programs to assist law enforcement from educating citizens to actively addressing those individuals wanting to kill innocence.

As an Active Assailant Instructor, it is imperative to provide as much information to the citizens to ensure the a favorable outcome from a horrific act. Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) was created to make this happen. The goals of the program are to provide strategies, guidance and proven methodologies if you are victim to such an event. These three simple words, "avoid, deny, defend," which coincides with the Department of Homeland Security's "run, hide, fight," are provided and explained to assist in the decision making during these events. The goal of this class is to challenge individuals and make them think of "what if?" and "what will I do?"


November has come and gone and the high schools held informational nights to get you started thinking about high school. Here are a few reminders for you.

Parents: A survey went out via Survey Monkey asking about your high school choice. If you have not completed it, please do so or email Mrs. Jobman know your high school choice by the end of December.

The open enrollment window is open until Jan 10. You will find the form online at . You will need to fill this out if you are attending a school outside of your school boundary. If you are attending a school outside of Thompson School District, you do not need to do this, but you will need to let your neighborhood school's Registrar know that you won't be attending your assigned TSD school. If you're not sure about your neighborhood school, the school locator will help you. Please note there has been a change in some of the boundaries for 2020-2021: .

Dec. 10: STEM Applications due to BHS.
Dec. 11: LHS visits NVCS to talk about IB Programme with interested students during the school day.

Dec. 21: AVID and AP Capstone applications due to TVHS.
Jan. 10: LISA Applications due to MVHS.
Jan. 10: Last day to apply for open enrollment.

Jan. 2020: Your child's teachers will be recommending high school classes for them in the areas of English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Spanish (if they choose to continue in Spanish). Please speak to Mrs. Jobman or your child's teacher if you have questions.

Mar. 20: Open Enrollment letters of acceptance/denial will be mailed to families.

Apr. 1: Acceptance signatures for open enrollment due to high schools.

REGISTRATION MEETINGS* (Students and a parent should attend)
Jan 16: Registration night at MVHS, 6pm
Jan 23: Registration night at TVHS, 6pm
Jan 28: Registration night at BHS, 6pm
Jan 29: Registration night at LHS- time TBD by last name (evening)
LCS: Please contact Loveland Classical for their registration process.

*Attendance at these meetings is very important. You will receive your registration packet and receive instructions for the online registration. Tip for easier access: Students and parents must know how to log onto their Student Portal/Parent Portal (Infinite Campus) to complete registration. If you do not know how to do this, contact for your login information.

Please go online with your child and look at the online coursebook for 2020-2021:
Here you can see what is offered at each school, look at graduation requirements, and start deciding what classes you might like to take.


I will be working with students over the next couple of months and walking them through how to get registered. Please contact me with questions.

Erin Jobman,, (970)593-6827 x1207


Have you been wanting to hone your leadership skills? Do you love being up in the mountains during the summer? If yes, this is for you! Rotary is sponsoring a free week-long Youth Leadership Conference in July at the Ponderosa Retreat and Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!"

Any current 7th grader can apply. If interested in either opportunity, please check out the link for more information:

-Mrs. Jobman, Counselor, NVCS Peridot Campus.


Please make sure you are attending your neighborhood high school's registration meeting to get your registration materials. You will be registering at your home high school. If you are open enrolling to another high school, your courses will roll into that high school upon acceptance. The counselor at that high school will help solidify your course requests upon acceptance to their school.

MVHS- 1/16 6pm @ Mountain View HS

TVHS- 1/23 6pm @ Thompson Valley HS

LHS- 1/29 @ Loveland HS (time will be sent to you from LHS)

BHS- 1/28 6pm @ Berthoud HS

For those of you going to MVHS, please make sure you return your registration form from MVHS to Mrs. Jobman by Wed.1/22/20 for review (even if you're open enrolling to MVHS). Do not forget to get you parent's signature before you turn it in. MVHS Counselors will be here to help you enter your class choices on 1/24/20 during Encores.

-Mrs. Jobman, Counselor, NVCS Peridot Campus,

Parent Information Night

As many of you know we are a school of choice. We rely on word of mouth, promotions, and our reputation of excellence to fill our seats and keep our school funding healthy.

As our clientele, you are our best advertisers! As we open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year we are hosting parent information nights for prospective students and their parents. We will have many openings in grades K-8 next year and would love for you to help spread the word.

If you know of anyone who is looking for a change, or who is moving into the area please send them our way. Information about this event can also be found on our Facebook Page.

Slammin' Famine

New Vision Charter School Gears Up for Slammin’ Famine 2020

As the new decade begins, New Vision Charter School will kick things off with a program to inspire students to change the world, and they are thinking big.

Slammin’ Famine February 21-23, is a food packing event at The Ranch in Loveland which brings in 2,400 volunteers to pack over 600,000 meals for starving children all around the world.

New Vision’s participation in this event is a school-wide effort combining a dance, Social Studies activism curriculum, entrepreneurship, and group collaboration to raise the funds required to participate in the Slammin’ Famine event. This curriculum goes beyond classroom research. Student group leaders must guide their teams into writing and presenting a fundraising business plan, plus swim out of a “Shark Tank” competition in order to receive seed money to fundraise for Slammin’ Famine. This year, Otter Cares (a division of Otterbox) is supporting New Vision’s philanthropic endeavors, matching up Otter employees as coaches for group leaders, to bolster their presentations so they can make it out of the Shark Tank. The judging panel is comprised of professionals from Slammin’ Famine’s board, Bongo IT, HELP School Uganda, One Sight, and Otterbox. Shark Tank survivors will activate their fundraising plans at the New Vision Middle School Valentine’s Day Charity Ball, Friday February 14, all proceeds going to purchase food needed to bring Slammin Famine to Northern Colorado.

The Nighthawks will kick off Slammin’ Famine with a rally this Thursday, January 9, featuring 5 speakers ranging from a 7th grade student who worked with orphans in Ethiopia, to Otterbox Director of Sales and Business Development Luis Gonzalez, sharing how to use your creativity to innovate for a cause. Wrapping up is Jeff Borchert from the CDC, sharing about his work on the bubonic plague in Africa and how he and his son Osobie raised funds for playground equipment for kids in Uganda.

There is no better way to show love this Valentine’s Day in a way to directly impact world hunger than this hands-on, dynamic event. New Vision will send 120 students, parents, and staff to The Ranch to pack meals, plus join with other schools, local businesses, and other volunteers to change the statistics for the 6,000 children who die everyday from starvation. Watch the Nighthawks spend themselves to serve others. For more information:

Channel 7 Denver New Vision Slammin Famine 2018 link:


Milk Cap Collection

Caps4Cash is a Morning Fresh Dairy program where schools can earn cash by collecting caps from Morning Fresh Dairy glass bottles. Each cap will be redeemed for 5¢ and spent any way the school would like! Please bring your caps to the office at the K-3 building and help our school.

PTO January Minutes

Call to order @ 6:39

Attendees: Kami Guymon, Joseie Bielenberg, Marnie Benson, Jill Aldrich, Becky Clark, Melissa Garcia, Barbara Dean, Mary Baker, Lisa Easton, Jessi Benshoof, Kristen Haberer, Autumn Christmas, Shelby Rehg, Erin Gilmore, Stacey Herron, Michele Weinland


Budget - Highlights were Holiday Shop, Teacher requests for Chrome Carts & 1st grade, Marnie & her husband are trying to clean up budget sheet to simplify it

Holiday Shop Recap - sold about $7700 over the entire week, we made $539 profit


Teacher Requests - Lisa Easton (Slammin’ Famine)

  • Had a rally to kick off last Thursday for 7th & 8th grade with several presenters to talk about issues with starvation around the world

  • 7th grade will have a Valentine dance (planned by NJHS & StuCo)

  • Lisa is going to try for the OtterBox grant, if the grant is received, it’s possible PTO will be paid back

  • 8th graders do fundraising through social studies topics & students need seed money to set up booths to sell at the Valentine dance

  • Requesting $500 total for supplies for students to make their products

  • Jill moved to give Lisa the $500, Kami seconded, all approved

Teacher Request - Becky Clark

  • Recess Equipment (Cart for equipment, balls, jump ropes)

  • Only at K-3 campus

  • $992.86 total with shipping

  • Marnie motioned to place Becky’s order, Kami seconded, all approved

Bricks - Marnie is researching a new brick company to use, hoping to find a local company to use, we need to make sure the high donors from last year got their bricks, hoping to move forward with a new company within a month, feedback was that they weren’t printed well & might be wearing off, we should try contacting the company to see if they can reimburse or replace (Kristen offered to call them, Jill will email her company name)

Teacher Work Day - Catering 1/31 - Red Robin will be provided for staff working that day

By-laws Revisions & Vote - All bylaws revisions approved (see attachment in meeting notes email for updated bylaws)

Movie Night - donate a book as admission to the movie night, there’s a Wellness night on February 26th - so February may not be a good month, March 27th Friday is the date we will check into, NJHS could sell concessions at a low cost

$10 Gift Card Awarded to Becky Clark

Adjournment @ 7:19 pm


Monday, February 10 @ 6:30pm

Running Club - K-3 Campus

Running club will begin again at the K-3 Campus on Tuesday/Thursday beginning on January 14. The program will run for the remainder of the school year unless it is to cold, rainy, snowy, or snow on the field. Thank you Coach Clark, Mrs. Williamson and all the volunteers for your support.


We are in need of STEM Donations for our K-3 Campus. If you can donate any of these items that would be much appreciated.

STEM Donations:

Large Tubs of White Glue

White Vinegar

Baking Soda

Crazy Straws

Popcicle Sticks

Cotton Balls

Legos/Blocks/Tinker Toys



Play Doh/Clay

Pipe Cleaners

Pom Poms

Popsicle Sticks

Googly Eyes

Duct Tape





Paper Plates

Stamp Pads/Stamps

Construction/Scrapbook Paper


Empty Fruit Cups

Single Hole Punchers

Coffee Filters

Pets at School

We would like to ask that we do not bring animals into our campus. If there is a special show and tell day, or pet day, then they would be welcomed, otherwise we would kindly ask that pets, are not brought to the campus.

We are Hiring!

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming part of the exceptional staff at NVCS we want to hear from them. We are currently hiring for the following positions:

K-3 Spanish Teacher - Beginning in February

K-3 Long Term Substitute - Beginning end of March

4-5 Teacher's Assistant

Upcoming Events

Monday 1/20

No School - MLK Day - Take this day to spread Random Acts of Kindness

Tuesday 1/21

Auditions for Showtime "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" - 4-8 Campus

Girls Basketball Practice 4:00-5:30

Loveland Volleyball Club 6:00-9:00

3rd Battle of the Books-Loveland Public Library - 5:00 P.m.

2020-2021 Enrollment Lottery - K-3 Campus - 4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday 1/22

K-3 Coffee with the Principal - K-3 Campus - 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

4th Grade Battle of the Book - Loveland Public Library - 5:00 p.m.

Field Trip for Slammin Fammin' 7th and 8th grade - 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Girls Basketball Practice 4:00-5:30

Premier Volleyball Club 6:00-9:00

Thursday 1/23

Assembly in the 4-8 gym 2:45-3:15

Girls Basketball Game at Home vs. Immanuel Christian 4:00 - 4- 8 Campus

5th Grade Battle of the Book - Loveland Public Library - 5:00

Loveland Volleyball Club 6:00-9:00

Friday 1/24

Girls Basketball practice 4:00-5:30

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