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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.

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End of the Year Events

April 24th-27th ~ John Martin Reservoir State Park Trip
April 28th ~ Early Release @ 1:00pm
May 5th ~ Field Day
8:45-10:00 am ~ IA
10:00-11:15am ~ Preschool, Kindergarten, and ELC
11:30am-1:00pm ~ Clean up from morning and set up for afternoon
1:00-2:30pm ~ Pre-walkabout and Walkabout
(Capture the Flag, volleyball, soccer, Frisbee, Tug-O-War, and more)
May 17th ~ Downtown Denver Day
The IA will be doing our annual Downtown Day on Wednesday, May 17th.  We are looking for parent volunteers to take a small group of students downtown for the day.  If you are interested in volunteering for Downtown Day, let me know.
May 24th ~ End of the Year All School Picnic
May 25th ~ Last Day of School/Early Release 1:00pm
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Annual Learning Expo

Learning Expo

Join us for our Annual Learning Expo on Wednesday, April 19th from 5:00-6:30pm. You can visit science museums and interactive student-led exhibits in classrooms in the ELC and IA area. Work from Pre-Walkabout (grades 7-8) students will be on display in the Commons Area. Come and learn folk dances with Melody and end your evening learning from our LeaP (grade 9) students who will present projects.

5:00-5:30 pm
Elementary students will present work in their classrooms.

5:30-6:00 pm
Families can tour exhibits in classrooms and commons areas.

6:30-7:00 pm
LeaP Project Presentations (appropriate for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students and families to attend).

Elementary Folk Dancing with Melody ~ ELC and IA students (and their families) in Melody’s music room at the following scheduled times:

  • 5:00 PM: Per’s Advising
  • 5:15 PM: Bryan’s Advising
  • 5:30 PM: Molly & Jim’s Advising
  • 5:45 PM: Jana’s Advising
  • 6:00 PM: Mary & Ana’s Advising
  • 6:15 PM: Kristie’s Advising

This is an evening for families to spend together looking at and appreciating student work. Please keep your children with you throughout the evening. We hope to honor student work by speaking to students, asking questions, and learning together.

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Peace Night Program Information – January 12th, 2017


5:00pm – Nicaragua Trip Group is offering a Central American meal “Arroz con pollo” (Chicken with Rice) and salad for $5.00. All proceeds go to support the trip program.

5:40pm – Kindergarten Songs – Jana’s Room

6:00pm – Community Gathering In the Commons

  • Welcome
  • Community Song: “Put A Little Love in Your Heart”
  • Accompanied by the K-12 Ukulele and Guitar band

Library Performances

6:15pm – IA Reader’s Theater

6:35pm – ELC Liberty Poems

6:55pm – IA Reader’s Theater

7:15pm – Community Gathering In the Commons

  • Marimba Band Performance


Front Hall:

  • PTSO Table
  • Creating Safe/Loving Spaces – Why we wear a safety pin
  • Wish of the Day – Molly and Jim’s Class
  • Statue of Liberty – Ana and Mary’s Class

Second Floor Landing:

  • Pioneer Artifacts
  • Freedom of Expression – Newspaper Class
  • Feminism Class
  • Mindfulness – 6th Grade Class
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IA Field Trips

For the past several weeks, the IA has been studying Westward Expansion and the pioneers of the middle 1800’s. To supplement our learning, we have planned two field trips that can help us deepen our understanding of what life was like for these people.


Who: Per’s, Bryan’s, and Kristie’s advising will be going on two field trips the second week of November.

When: Monday, November 7th, from 10:30 to 2:30, The History Colorado Center

Where: The History Colorado Center is located at 1200 Broadway in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District and Civic Center Cultural Complex.

When: Wednesday, November 9th, from 9:00 to 1:30, Four Mile Historic Park (outdoor venue)

Where: Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. Denver, CO 80246

How: School vehicles and parent volunteer transportation for both trips.

What to bring: Lunch, water, comfortable shoes for both. Four Mile needs may include: hat, sunscreen, layered clothing depending on the weather (we will be outdoors).