News From Nighthawk Nation

Elevating Excellence in Academics, Character & Community

Edition 24 - Week of 3/9/2020

Leadership Corner

Mary Baker - K-3 Campus

This week we celebrated all of our 3rd Quarter Golden Feather award winners. 48 students were recognized for being exemplary leaders in our school. We are so very proud of them.

Parent Teacher Conferences are this upcoming week on March 11th and March 12 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Each conference slot is 15 minutes. As teachers, we look forward to this time to connect and meet with you about your child's progress and build a solid partnership to help your child be successful.

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

  • Please refrain from being on your cell phone while you are in driveline. It is dangerous for your child, other children and our staff.
  • All cars need to enter from the west and turn right into driveline. Please do not enter from the east.
  • 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

This week we celebrated Read Across America day with students. It was a great day to celebrate literacy with our students. We also had an author visit with Deborah Hopkinson where students got to learn about the writing process, ask questions, and even meet Ms. Hopkinson's dog Pru (who inspired a character in one of her books). This wonderful opportunity was organized by our amazing library media specialist, Mrs. Byloo. Make sure to give her a special thank you when you see her.

We also had the Loeland Rotary Club on campus this week. The Rotarians came to do the 4 Way Test with our 8th grade students.

The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

A special thank you goes out to Mrs. Klein for organizing this visit and the the middle school team for facilitating the learning.

Parent Teacher Conferences:

Parent Teacher Conferences are this upcoming week on March 11th and March 12 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.. Each conference slot is 15 minutes. As teachers, we look forward to this time to connect and meet with you about your child's progress and build a solid partnership to help your child be successful.

8th Grade Continuation Celebration Committee:

It is that time of year already... Time to start planning our 8th grade continuation celebration. This is a party that is planned, funded, and sposored by parents. It is typically the day after continuation, this year it will be May 21, 2020. Since this is a parent sponsored activity we ask all parents interested in helping organize the event contact Mrs. Hejl. Interested parents will then get an email sent to them about beginning the planning of this event.

8th grade continuation is scheduled for May 20, 2020. 8th graders will have a regular school schedule the day before and the day of continuation.

Officer Dee Jalali

Vaping- What you need to know

Did you know e-cigarettes are the most frequently used tobacco product used by adolescents? ( and middle school aged kids are not exempt. In a study done by CDC in 2019, about 1 in every 10 middle school students reported that they used an electronic cigarette in the past 30 days. Vaping isn’t uncommon in the other schools surrounding New Vision Charter School and I’ll be honest, it’s possible it could be happening with our students as well. Here is some information on vaping:

What is vaping?

Inhaling vapors via electronic cigarette (E-cigarettes). E-cigarettes are battery powered smoking devices that have cartridges filled with nicotine, chemicals, and other flavorings. That cartridge is heated into a vapor which the user inhales.

What does an e-cigarette look like?

Your best bet would be to google this because of the variety of how different e-cigarettes look. Some look like fancy thick pens, others look like usb devices (that can actually be plugged into computers to get charged). Some light up, some don’t. I have even seen some that look like regular cigarettes and others that look like cassette tapes. They can have all sorts of designs and colors and can vary in sizes.

Does smoking an e-cigarette have health risks?

Because vaping is still fairly new, the long term risks are still being researched. However, some short term effects are:

  • Inflammation in the lungs

  • Increased wheezing and related respiratory symptoms

  • Increase in heart attacks, strokes, and sudden cardiac death

  • Can lead to possible seizures

  • Lung problems

  • Nicotine is addictive

  • Can affect the developing brain

  • Accidental exposure to the liquid/nicotine poisoning

  • The device can explode while being used (In June 2019, the New England Journal of Medicine published a case report that told the story of a 17-year-old whose e-cigarette exploded in his mouth while he was using it. The patient’s jaw was fractured, his chin was punctured, and he suffered from “extensive lacerations,” according to the case report. The patient also had to have his jaw re-set).

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Does an e-cigarette have a smell?

Yes but not like the traditional odor of smoking a cigarette. There are a variety of flavors that can be put into e-cigarettes but common odors smell sweet or fruity. Some flavors I have seen are common fruits (Berry, banana, watermelon, apple, lemon, strawberries and cream), and desserts (pound cake, caramel, coffee, chocolate,

Can an e-cigarette contain marijuana?

Yes and I’ve seen it done many times before. Hash oil (cannabis concetrate) can be substituted for the nicotine solution easily.

What about an e-cigarette that doesn’t have nicotine? Is it still dangerous?

Even if an e-cigarette doesn’t have nicotine, the chemicals in it are still dangerous to inhale and can contain harmful substances like anti-freeze, heavy metals, or diacetyl.

Is vaping against the law?

Colorado law states that someone has to be over the age of 18 to be in possession of tobacco products. So if it’s a student in a school setting, yes it’s against the law.

What if my child is caught with an e-cigarette at school?

Just like any other crime that’s committed in the school, the SRO and the school conduct 2 separate investigations. I cannot speak for the consequences from the school but can tell you I will complete my own investigation to determine charges if appropriate.

If you have any questions about vaping, e-cigarettes, or anything else, please feel free to reach out! I always love addressing anything that comes up. Thanks!

Officer Dee Jalali

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Want to be involved in PTO, but can't make it to meetings. That's ok, we get it. Life is busy. Here is an easy and very valuable way you can support New Vision Charter School.

Parent/teacher conferences are quickly approaching and PTO would like to provide catered dinners for our hard working teachers on March 11th and 12th. We are asking for donations to make this happen! Please click on this link to donate and show your support

Spirit Gear

Looking for new springtime Spirit Gear? We've got it! Use this link to order your new spirit wear. There is something for everyone.

Spirit Gear Flyer

Order online

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.

Welcome to the Jungle! It's Book fair time!

Dear New Vision Families & Friends:

Our school will celebrate the power of reading at the upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you will have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A 70% portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school libraries– your support makes a huge difference!

The more your children read with you at home, the better their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Please mark your calendars to visit our Book Fair and help your child discover their next favorite book.

Save the date! The Book Fair is at the K-3 Building Book Fair dates: March 11th and 12th

Shopping hours: 4 – 8 pm (during parent/teacher conferences)

Special activities: Our Grand Event will be the morning of March 10th, 7:15 – 8:00 am. Parking will be tight and limited, so please help out by carpooling or walking. Those families who walk will receive 10% off their purchases!

NEW In-School and Online Shopping Options! Book Fair eWallet, our new digital payment option, allows your student to shop the Fair cash-free. Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop The Scholastic StoreTM online to choose from over 6,000 products! Visit our homepage to access eWallet or shop online:

Remember we have a goal of 1006 books purchased! If we meet this goal Mrs. Baker will be covered in Silly String during field day.

See you at the Book Fair! Until then, happy reading!

Yours truly,

Mrs. Byloo and Mrs. Houser 4-8 and K-3 Library Media Specialists

New Vision Charter School

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Daddy Daughter Dance

The 7th and 8th Grade student group traveling to Florida over spring break is sponsoring a Daddy-Daughter Dance on Sunday, March 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the 4-8 Campus. There will be refreshments, a photo booth and competitions. For those that did not preorder tickets, they will be $20 at the door.

The male figure does not have to be a father. It is open to girls and their fathers, uncles, grandfathers, step-dads, or any other special father figure.

Formal/semi formal is requested.

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Open Enrollment 2020 - 2021

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.

NVCS Board Elections


To: New Vision Parents/Guardians

From: NVCS Board of Directors

Date: Feb 4, 2020

Subject: Open 2020-21 Board of Director Positions

New Vision Charter School is moving forward with great success and needs your help to keep up our progress. Students and staff are enjoying our new 4-8 building and our K-3 facility is already brimming with new students. NVCS is continuing to grow and we’ve received another recognition as a 2019 School of Distinction. We want to continue our success for years to come and we’re looking for parents to join our Board of Directors.

As a charter school, NVCS is governed by our parents and community. Each year the board opens 3 positions that are ending their terms. This is your opportunity to be part of the decision-making process for New Vision and its future. As a member of the Board of Directors, your life and business experience play an important role, and your opinion and contributions are highly valued. NVCS enjoys an increasingly diverse student population and we hope to have a board that reflects that same growing diversity. We invite you to consider running for a position on the Board.

There are two (2) 3-year term positions and one (1) 1-year term opening in May 2020. The process is relatively simple, apply for a position and participate in the election process in April. You may also want to attend the orientation session at the March 30th Board meeting at 5:30 pm to ask questions and learn more about what is involved in serving on the New Vision Board of Directors.

What does serving on the Board entail?
The Board has control and general management of the affairs, property and business of NVCS. As such, you would work hand-in-hand with school administration and six (6) other board members on tasks such as:

  • Establish and evaluate our academic and physical school growth strategies

  • Maintain a financially stable operation and ensure our expenses support our mission and vision

  • Work with TSD school board, the Boys & Girls Club and other agencies on matters that pertain to NVCS

  • Establish school policies that govern the manner in which we operate as an organization

  • Collaborate with our Executive Director in establishing standards and best-in-class strategies for continued improvement as a top-tier charter school.

What is expected of a board member?

  • Attend and actively participate in regularly scheduled, monthly Board meetings. (3-4 hours/month)

  • Prepare for the meetings beforehand by reviewing the agenda and Board packet. (1-2 hours/month)

  • Serve as liaison to one of our standing committees (School Accountability/SAC, Finance, Public Relations, Committee of 2 (2-3 hours/month)

  • Participate in additional meetings/discussions with external agencies as required (1-2 hours/month)

  • Attend 1 or 2 all-day strategy/goal setting meeting(s) annually (5-7 hours per meeting)

  • Commit to a three-year term

How to apply.

  • Complete and submit the following items by the application deadline date of April 10th

  • Review and agree to uphold the board norms (published here)

  • Complete the online New Vision Board Questionnaire (link here).

What happens next? Participate in Town Hall Meeting on April 16th in the evening at NVCS.

Additional important dates. Voting opens April 18th and closes April 23rd.

There are many important and exciting opportunities the NVCS Board will be tackling over the next few months and years. If you are willing to donate your time for the benefit of quality education, are an effective communicator and a good listener, consider donating your talents and help make New Vision Charter School the best school we can be!

NVCS Night at the Colorado Eagles

New Vision Charter School Advanced Choir will be singing the National Anthem at the Eagles game, Tuesday March 10th. Our NJHS will be participating in the “Chuck a Puck” fundraising activity that happens during the 2nd intermission to raise funds for the Larimer County Food Bank.

For tickets please visit or call 888-729-4718

5th Grade "Instrument Petting Zoo"

As we are preparing for your student to start 6th grade next year, we have begun discussions about the music classes that will be available to them next year! Your student has three options available to them: Music Appreciation, Choir, and Beginning Band! Starting next year, in order to get all the students support they need, we will be splitting band into two sections, one for woodwinds and one for brass! Because of this, we will be hosting our instrument try out night, or our instrument petting zoo, sooner than usual!

Please join us on Wednesday, March 11th, during parent teacher conferences, from 5:30pm - 7:00pm in the music room for our Instrument Petting Zoo! This is for any 5th grade student who is at all interested in doing band next year, even if it is not their first choice for a class. Students will go to different stations and try all the instruments, with the help of some musical professionals, to see what instrument they like the best and what fits best with their abilities. Each student will fill out a form and meet with me to make a decision about the instrument they would like to play next year, so that they can be placed into the appropriate class! This is an incredibly important night for your students, so please try to stop by during the allotted time if your student has any interest in playing an instrument next year!

Pets at School

This is a reminder that pets of any kind are not allowed on either campus. Thank you.


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.

Heroes Among Us

A Scholarship Opportunity Presented by Loveland Mountain View Rotary - Currently we only have one applicant from NVCS!

HERO: noun, plural heroes;

1. a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character:

2. a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model.

Who is the HERO in your life? Life’s journey is often full of twists and turns, joys and pain, highs and lows. In order to thrive and sometimes survive, the help of another individual becomes more than necessary. Even through simple acts of kindness, encouragement, inspiration or courage, a lasting impression can create a lifelong, impacting relationship. HEROES are AMONG US!

The program is designed to allow you to publicly thank an important person in your life. The rules are simple:

1) Any person in your life may be nominated as a hero. 2) This includes parents, step-parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles,

teachers, service men and women, neighbors, friends— anyone! 3) You must be a middle school or high school student in a

Loveland/Berthoud school (Public, Private, or Faith-Based) or homeschooled within Thompson School District.

To be considered for a potential $500 scholarship, you must:

• Submit an application online:

Deadline to receive your application is April 1st, 2020

• Based on your application, you may be invited to attend a ceremony on April 20, 2020 where (5) $500 scholarships will be presented! The best of the best will be selected for an evening of fun, food and recognition. (We may present your essay to the group), at Scheels All Sports, 4755 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown, 6-8 pm.

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 for the 2020 - 2021 School Year.

Upcoming Events

Monday 3/9

Girls Basketball Tourney-Home vs. Heritage 5

PTO 6:30-7:30

Book Fair Walking Tour to K-3 for 7th grade 2-3:30

Tuesday 3/10

Book Fair Walking Tour to K-3 for 8th Grade 2-3:30

Book Fair Grand Opening Event 7:15-8 AM - K-3

Eagles Game BEC Advanced Choir Singing the National Anthem and

NJHS doing Chuck a Puck fundraiser 7:00 p.m.

Nighthawk Nosh -

Noodles "West" Loveland on 287/29th St. - 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

NVCS receives 25%

Flyer not required as long as the cashier is notified. Online orders do not count toward fundraiser.

Wednesday 3/11

Girls Basketball Tourney Semi-Finals TBD


Instrument Tryout 5th grade 5:30-7

Book Fair during PTC K-3

Thursday 3/12


Book Fair during PTC K-3

Friday 3/13

No School

Basketball Tourney Finals for the Girls TBD

About Us

K-3 Campus: 2366 E 1st Street

4-8 Campus: 299 Peridot Avenue