Important Date to Remember!
Parent Volunteer Meeting
Monday, April 17, 2017 at 3:45pm in Kristie’s Room!
- Trip paperwork is due.
- Last day to apply for Tripster Health Insurance.
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.
Elementary students will present work in their classrooms.
Families can tour exhibits in classrooms and commons areas.
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:
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.
Dear JCOS Families, February 4, 2017
Our trip will be to John Martin Reservoir campground.
We need parents who want to spend a special time camping with our JCOS kids. If you are interested in coming on our trip please let your child’s advisor know by conferences, if possible. We are in need of driver’s so letting us know how many you will be able to take is helpful to our planning.
We leave Monday morning, April 24th around 9:00am and return the 27th by 2:30, hopefully.
Description of campsite:
Welcome to John Martin Reservoir State Park, an oasis on the plains of southeastern Colorado. Located in the Lower Arkansas River Valley, visitors come to John Martin to take advantage of modern campgrounds, great fishing, uncrowded boating waters, diverse wildlife, and to see historical signs of the past.
For current conditions and more information, please visit the John Martin Reservoir website: http://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/JohnMartinReservoir
Our “What Matter Projects” have begun. We have given each student a calendar of due dates and up coming events in order to help with organization. I will also send a calendar home with them to coordinate any out of school time that may come up during this project.
Hopefully you’ve heard about the fundraiser by Cedric and Davian to acquire two rats. The fundraisers will be Tuesday and Friday after school. We are asking for baked goods to be dropped off and if any adults are interested in helping Michele, that would be great! Thanks from Kristie’s Advising.
A big “Thank You!” to Michele Blanco for getting this site up and running and keeping notifications up-to-date!
Remember that Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and schools are closed.
The Reader’s Theater Performances were a huge success. Reader’s delivered a thrilling true story with grit!
Our class is continuing with book reviews and learning how to create effective questions to broaden and deepen our thinking. We are finishing up our small moment stories so please read as they are displayed for us to relish!
Choice Time: If you have a special interest or talent you would like to share with the kids in the IA, please consider offering a choice time! We meet on Fridays from 10:45 to 11:40 for with a maximum of 14 students. Choice can be a one week or two commitment.
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
6:15pm – IA Reader’s Theater
6:35pm – ELC Liberty Poems
6:55pm – IA Reader’s Theater
7:15pm – Community Gathering In the Commons
Second Floor Landing:
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).
Friday is Zombie Dash! Wear appropriate shoes! Lot’s of fun and a great fundraiser for our school!
In math, 4th graders are starting a new unit in multiplication!
We’re just about done with our “Recipe for Me” works and they are proudly posted in the hallway. Please check out the student’s very creative writing about what’s inside of them.
For our social studies unit are getting reading to move westwards in our Pioneer unit! So much fun and a ton of thinking going on!