News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Edition 4 - Week of 9/23/19

Leadership Corner

Mrs. Baker - K-3 Principal

This week we met as teams to discuss data and setup our groups for Target Time. This is an amazing time that targets instruction to meet the learning needs of all students. I could not be more proud of the thoughtfulness and work our teachers put into developing strategies to truly meet the needs of all students.

Thank you to all the parents that continue to reach out about the amazing staff and giving shout outs. We are lucky to have the best of the best staff at NVCS.

Running club is in full swing on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Students are welcome to join all they need is running shoes and a positive attitude There are no permission slips and runs from 7:25 - 7:45. What a great way to energize our brains.

Early Checkout

Please remember that we will not check students out for early checkout after 2:50.

Notes from Driveline

Thank you all for your support in helping to expedite Driveline in a safe and efficient manner. Your children's safety is our number one priority. Please help us be great neighbors and avoid parking at the Larimer County building and walking to our campus. We also ask that if you are picking up students at the west door that you do not park in the K-3 NVCS parking lot. If you are driving in, please use the driveline. We are continuing to ask that parents do not turn left into driveline. It is very dangerous.

Morning Dropoff

Thank you for staying behind the black fence in the morning. This allows staff to interact with students and keeps everyone safe.

Lunch Update

NVCS K-3 will begin full hot lunch service on September 30. We will serve hot lunch on Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Please remember that if your child is bringing a lunch from home and want milk, they will need to pay .60 for that milk.

This upcoming week's menu is:

Tuesday: Meatball Sub

Thursday: Hot Dogs

We are in need of volunteers to help in the lunchroom with both serving and monitoring students. If you are interested, please let the front office know.

Mrs. Hejl - 4-8 Principal

Hello Nighthawks,

What an exciting week! This week I was able to host multiple rewards lunches with students who earned lunch and crafting with the principal, enjoy our after school theatre program and their fun exercises, hear about the 7th and 8th grade field trip, and plan for Destination Imagination with some amazing educators!

Notes From Driveline:

Larimer County Ticketing:

Parents, please be aware that the Larimer County Building will begin ticketing cars that do not belong to their clientele. We strongly encourage that parents use our driveline system to pick up and drop off students.

Arriving After 7:50 am:

Students arriving after 7:50 am are able to enter through the front doors of the building. Tardy slips will not be assigned until after 8:03 a.m. This will allow students time to get to their classes and lockers without having to run around the building.

4th Grade Healthy Hearts Visit:

Monday, 9/23, Tuesday 9/24, and Wednesday 9/25 The 4th grade class is participating in UC Health’s Healthy Hearts program next week. Healthy Hearts provides free cardiovascular education and cholesterol screenings to students as part of their health and science education. Students will learn about their heart, heart disease, risk factors and they will have the opportunity to participate in a free cholesterol screening during the school day.

Running Club:

Running club is up and running (no pun intended) at the 4-8 campus. Running club is held every Wednesday and Friday from 7:30-7:50 on the turf field. Participation is building as news about this fun club spreads.

Mr. Bissell, AP/AD - Nighthawk Nation Athletic News

Volleyball: A Team is currently 4 and 5 and the B team is 4 and 4. They have home games the next two Mondays at 4 p.m. The NCIL Tourney will be October 5. If we finish higher than 6th place we will be in the “Gold” Bracket. Tourney Location is TBD. Currently, we are in 7th place. The seventh place team will host the Silver Bracket on 10/5. We might be hosting the Silver bracket tourney. Both the A and B team’s have shown much improvement this season.

Soccer: Currently, our team has a 5-3 record and are in 4th place. They have 1 game remaining on their schedule. If we win our last game we could move up to 2nd place. The playoffs start on Thursday, September 26th. We will be hosting the first round. The boys are really coming together as a team and having a lot of fun.

Officer Jalali - Nighthawk Safety

Bicycle safety

Did you know on average Colorado gets 245 sunny days a year? ( That’s 245 chances to get outside and ride your bike each day! Bike riding is a lot of fun but accidents happen. Before you use your bicycle, make sure it’s ready and safe to ride. An easy way to do this is to think of the ABC’S of biking:

  • A- Air (Make sure you have enough air in your tires)

  • B- Brakes (Double check to see that your brakes work and your brake pads are not worn)

  • C- Chain and cranks (Pull on your cranks to make sure they’re not loose and check your chain to make sure it’s not rusty)

Some other bicycle safety tips are:

  • Wear a helmet every time you take a bicycle ride. A helmet protects your head, face, and brain if you fall down

  • Make sure the bicycle is the right size for you. When you stand over your bike, straddle the top bar so both your feet touch the ground

  • Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on your bike if possible

  • Always ride with your hands on the handlebars

  • Use bike lanes whenever you can

  • Wear the right shoes- sneakers are best. Sandals won’t let help you grip the pedals very well

Now that you’ve learned some safety tips, go enjoy the nice weather and ride your bike with thew new tips you learned!

Notes from PTO

2019 HAWK WALK Theme: Color Your Character

It’s that exciting time of year again. Time for the super-fun Hawk Walk and Spirit Week celebration. Here are the important details:

Spirit Week will be Sept 30th - Oct 4th
Events include:
Monday, Sept 30th Black & White Day
Tuesday, Oct 1st Sports Day
Wednesday, Oct 2nd New Vision Spirit Day & HAWK WALK
Thursday, Oct 3rd Decade Day
Friday, Oct 4th Wacky Tacky (crazy mismatched everything)

What is HAWK WALK?
Hawk Walk is New Vision’s annual, fun-filled walk-a-thon. This year we are excited to have it at our new soccer field at the 4-8 campus. In addition, something new is being added, buddy-building activities. Team-building, buddy activities are planned to promote important cohesiveness between our two campuses. For example, the kindergarten students will be participating in multiple stations with their “big buddy” in grades 4th and 5th.

How can you help are parent/guardian?

1) Donate. This is PTO’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The money earned will go toward the remaining cost of the playground of the grade 4-8 campus, as well updating the K-3 campus playground. Students will receive a donation sheet and envelope to bring home. Any amount donated is appreciated.

Prizes will be awarded for the following donated amounts: $25, $50, $100, $150 (prizes to be disclosed at a later date)

2) Volunteer. Keep your eye out for a Sign Up Genius for volunteers to help the day of the event.

3) Purchase a Cheer Poster. Show your spirit and CHEER your student on. Cheer posters will be on sale for $5. Once purchased, a poster board will be sent home to be decorated by you and your child. The crazier the better.

Return your finished poster board to NVCS on the Monday of Spirit Week, and PTO will hang it up on the fence (weather permitting), or inside the hallways for students to admire and see your support. Afterwards, the students can take them home.

With Hawk Walk around the corner, donations will start coming in. PTO now has the option for an online payment. Family members from near and far can help your student hit their prize goal.

Just click on the link below and let family know.

School Accountability Committee

The School Accountability Committee is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school performance, budget priorities and parental engagement. The purpose of the committee is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes. Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, principals and teachers. New Vision Charter School will have a combined committee for the 2019-2020 school year. We will meet from 4-5 p.m. on the 1st Monday of Oct, Dec, Mar, and May. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email your child's principal (K-3) Mary Baker or (4-8) Marian Hejl.

Technology Use at Home

As a reminder, NVCS student computers and user accounts are monitored by the school for security, safety and behavioural purposes. This is particularly important to keep in mind if your student accesses their NVCS Google G Suite for Education account through the Chrome Web Browser at home. If a student's account is signed into the Chrome Web Browser, any activity on that account is visible and accessible to both the school and the student. Student accounts should only be used for school purposes.

To ensure other family members are not working through an NVCS Google G Suite for Education account in Chrome, please use the following Google article to create separate profiles within Chrome.

Destination Imagination Comes to NVCS

Do you love to be creative? Do you love engineering, building, and problem solving? Do you love to act, or do improv? Do you love competing and working as a team? Then come join Destination Imagination! Destination Imagination is a team and STEAM based learning competition that’s goal is to engage participants in project-based challenges that are designed to build confidence and develop extraordinary creativity, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. Choose from different challenges that focus on different areas of STEAM, engineering, science, technical studies, fine arts, and improvisation, and help your team solve a problem through imagination, theatre, and teamwork!

To check out more, visit, and check out DI’s mission and introductions into the six different challenges you can choose from for this year!

We will be distributing sign up forms for those interested, and the informational meeting will be Monday, September 30th, from 5-6pm. We hope you will join us for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

Student Fees

Please refer to the attached file in regards to paying student fees. If you have already paid your student fees, thank you! If you have not yet paid your fees, please do so as soon as possible.

Volunteer/Visitor Check In

This is just a reminder that you must have your driver's license, passport, or state issued ID in order to enter the buildings. This is for the safety of students and staff. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hearing and Vision Screening

K-3 Campus Vision & Hearing Screening - October 9th

Morning Schedule


Afternoon Schedule

12:00-2:30 12 volunteers needed

4-8 Vision & Hearing Screening - October 11th


All volunteers MUST be registered in our Raptor Volunteer system before you can help in the school. Here is the link for you to register:

If you have any questions, please contact the front office.

Upcoming Events

September 23, 2019:

  • Soccer @ Windsor Charter Academy - 4-6
  • PTO Meeting @ 6:30 @ NVCS 4-8
  • BOD Meeting @ 5:30 @ NVCS 4-8

September 24, 2019:
  • Grades 4-8 Picture Retake Day
  • Did you miss student check in? Did your picture not turn out as you thought it would? Please plan on participating in picture retake day on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the 4-8 Campus (299 Peridot). Retakes will be scheduled throughout the day. These photos will be used in the school yearbook, to please make sure to plan accordingly.

September 25, 2019

  • Volleyball @ Union Colony - 4-6

September 27, 2019

  • No School - Staff Development
  • Soccer Playoffs

September 30, 2019

  • Destination Imagination Parent Meeting 5=6 pm
  • Offered to grades K-8, if you are interested in learning more about this great program please attend this meeting.

About Us

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4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue