Monday, May 22, 2017

Almost there!

Hi folks.  We are in our last week of school, and we have some events to share about.

End of the Year Picnic
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
11:00 to 11:30 – Tree dedication for Dana in the garden
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be grilled and served.  There will also be watermelon, chips and a drink.  Come on out and fill up your bellies.  Once people have eaten they can play the picnic games we have set up (volleyball, soccer, paddleball, Frisbee, hula hoops, etc.).
12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – People will have the opportunity to play with the parachutes, participate in earth ball games and/or partake in the wet and wacky activities in the Lollipop.
1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Water fight and slip and slides in the designated water area out on the field. Volleyball, soccer, badminton, Frisbee, 4 square, paddleball, etc. will remain set up for those who do not want to get wet.
2:30 p.m. – Big clean up of everything out on the field.  Popsicles to wrap everything up.
Last Day of School
Our 6th grade balloon ceremony is on Thursday at 10:30 AM in the field.  All are welcome to join us as we send off our 6th graders with this unique Open School tradition.
Dismissal is at 1 PM on our last day of school.

Friday, May 12, 2017

The Final Countdown!

Hi folks!  We are now in our final countdown mode, which means that a lot of fun activities are in store for us.  Next week, on Tuesday, 5th graders will be visiting their future advising groups for an hour, while the fourth graders(future 5ths) will host a visitation for our future 4th graders.

Wednesday is Downtown Day.  Each student will need $10 and a sack lunch.  They will also need to be dressed for the weather, and have good walking shoes.  We will provide tickets for any group that is taking the Light Rail, so students won't need any money for that!

Thursday is the end of year Band and Orchestra performance, at 6:30 PM in the theater.

Wednesday, May 24th is our end of year picnic, and Thursday, May 25th is our last day of school.  The 6th grade balloon ceremony is at 10:30 AM in the field, kinder graduation is at 11:00 AM, and dismissal is at 1PM.

End of the Year Picnic
            On Wednesday, May 24th we are going to have our all school end of the year picnic to celebrate the year and all that we have accomplished together.  The picnic will begin at 11:00 with a tree planting ceremony in the Green House in remembrance of Dana and the many incredible ways she touched all of our lives.  At 11:30 we will start serving lunch, which includes hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, watermelon, chips and a drink for everyone to enjoy.  Parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome to join us in this end of the year celebration, but please leave your dogs at home!  The following activities will be set up for people to enjoy once their bellies are full: volleyball, soccer, badminton, 4 square, Frisbee, paddleball, bubbles, jump roping and more.
            At around 12:30 p.m., people will have a chance to play with the parachutes, participate in earth ball games and/or partake in the wet and wacky activities in the Lollipop. Then People will have a chance to cool off on the slip and slides and in the water fight from 1:15 to 2:30 p.m.  Be sure to bring your swimsuit, a towel and/or a change of clothes.  Sunscreen is another important item to bring and/or wear to the picnic.  If people don’t want to get wet, they can play soccer, volleyball, badminton, 4 square, Frisbee, paddleball or hangout in the grass.  There will be a big clean up of the field at around 2:30 p.m. and the day will wrap up with popsicles for everyone.
            If you have any questions, please call and leave a message at #303-982-7056.  We look forward to a fun day of eating and playing together.  Cross your fingers for good weather!

                                                                        Rosie, Melody, Jacob and Benjamin

Have a great weekend,


Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5th

Happy weekend, folks!

      This week we are beginning to wrap up our year!  We wrote reflections of our camping trip, and thank you letters to parents or staff members that helped us on the trip.  We have also selected books to commit to for the rest of the year.  Ask your student what book they have selected.

     Next week we have quite a bit going on!  On Monday a guest author, Chris Paolini, will be coming to our school for an author visit.  We will also have a visit from a Jefferson County librarian, We will also be an audience for different 6th grade voyages throughout the week.  Finally, we will be starting a free writing assignment to end the year.

Have a great weekend,


Monday, May 1, 2017

Hi folks!  We had a great trip last week.  I hope your student told you all about it.  We are in the final homestretch for the rest of the year now.  As usual, though, the end of the year is filled with events.  Here are some:

Friday, May 5th:  Field Day
Monday, May 8th: Author visit-Chris Paolini
May 8th-12th: 6th grade voyage sharings
Friday, May 12th: JCOS Film Fest 6pm
Wednesday, May 17th: Downtown Day
Wednesday, May 24th: End of year Picnic
Thursday, May 25th: Last Day of school for students;  release at 1PM

Field Day Note

          The school year is coming to an end and it’s time once again for field day.  Field day will be held on Friday, May 5th and will follow this schedule:

Field Day Schedule
8:45 to 10:00 – IA
10:00 to 11:15 – Preschool, Kindergarten and ELC
11:30 to 1:00 – Clean up from the morning and set up for the afternoon
1:00 to 2:30 – Pre-Walkabout and Walkabout
                         (Capture the flag, volleyball, soccer, Frisbee,
                           tug-a-war & more)

            Please make sure your child wears clothes they can easily move around in, tennis shoes, sunscreen and a jacket in case it’s cold.  If you have any questions, please call and leave a message on my voice mail #303-982-7056.  You are also more than welcome to come join us and participate in field day.  We are looking forward to a super fun day.  Cross your finger for good weather.

                                                                                                Rosie and David

Growing and Changing

Today we will be sending notes home for our 5th grade growing and Changing curriculum, starting next Monday.  This is an optional curriculum for 5th graders.  Take a look at the note, and have your student return it as soon as possible.

JCOS Bee Club: This summer I will be starting a JCOS Bee Club, where I will teach students about honey bees and honey bee management.  Just yesterday, I installed bee hives in three students' back yards, and will periodically go through the hives, manage them, and teach kids about the art and science of beekeeping.  Students will be in full bee suits while working the hives.  The three hive for Bee Club are near school, in the O'Kane Park area in Lakewood, and the Ralston-Central Park area in Arvada.  If you are interested in your student participating, just let me know, and I will keep you informed of Bee Club days.