Friday, September 9, 2016

Read, Set...Dash!
This week we kicked off our annual school fun run known to all as the Digger Dash.  We started with a ribbon cutting ceremony for our new shade structure that was funded by Digger Dash dollars from last year.  Students are excited to raise money this year for robots that they will create and code.  Students will learn how to code their robots to do a wide variety of activities, such as play instruments, complete relay races and move objects.  You can learn more about these robots by watching the videos below.  Teachers showed their school spirit by competing in a staff relay race.  This year's prize for the fastest runner and highest fundraiser was announced - silly stringing the Principal and Assistant Principal.  We are excited for race day on October 6th.  Please see the fundraising packet and the race day schedule in your child's backpack.  

Student Leaders Shine
Fourth and fifth graders interested in serving as Student Council officers participated in grade level elections this week.  Students shared reasons why they would best represent their classmates and their ideas for improving our school.  We are proud of all of the students that expressed an interested in serving others.  We thank Ms. Holtzer and Ms. Lautenbach for facilitating Student Council this year.

Future Titans Show Feeder Spirit
We are excited to show our spirit for Legend High School next week by participating in their homecoming spirit events.  Next week our future Titans can dress in the same spirit wear that the high school students will be wearing.  See the themes for the week below.  We will also have GRE students representing our school in the homecoming parade on Wednesday, September 14, at 5:00 PM. We hope to see you at the parade!
Monday: American Day (Red, white, blue, usa gear, etc.)
Tuesday: Oscar Tuesday (Wear all gold)
Wednesday: Light it up Day (Wear neon and bright colors)
Thursday: (Wear Legend Titans gear, blue, white, navy)
Friday: Black Tie Day (Wear black tie, formal, dress up)

Cogat Testing Schedule for Grades 3 & 5
CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) will be administered to all 3rd and 5th graders next Monday through Wednesday.  Third graders will test from 9 - 10AM, and fifth graders will test from 11:30-12:30PM.  Elective testing for students in grades 1 and 2 will take place on these same days.  First grade will test at 10:00AM, and second grade will test at 2:00 PM.  We would appreciate it if you would avoid scheduling outside appointments during these testing windows.  Please contact Kristi Barta, Professional Learning Specialist/Gifted and Talented Facilitator,  with any questions.  She can be reached at 303-387-7711 or at

Upcoming Events
* September 7 - Western Night @ 5:00-7:00 PM
* September 13 - PTO Mtg. @ 8:45 AM
* September 14 - Legend High School Homecoming Parade @ 5:00 PM
* September 15 - SAC Mtg. @ 4:30 PM Click here for the agenda
* September 16 - Parent teacher online conference scheduling opens at 4:00PM
* September 23 - Parent teacher online conference scheduling closes at 4:00PM
* September 27 - Parent Teacher Conferences 
* October 5 - Parent Teacher Conferences
* October 7-October 14 - Fall Break No School

Electronic Thursday Folders

PICTURE RETAKES Thursday, September 15, 2016
Attached you will find a flyer for picture retake day on Thursday, September 15. You can access online ordering at You will need to enter the Picture Day ID in order to place your order. Here is your assigned Picture Day ID number: Fall Individual's Portrait ID: CG876219Y1

If you had your student’s picture taken on picture day in August and would like a retake- please return your original package on Thursday (retake day). The original packages will be sent home on Monday, September 12, 2016 for you to review.

            -Battle of the Books Flyer
            - Click here for Western Night flyer
CHESS CLUB will be rescheduled to October
SPANISH CLUB  begins week of September 12- Don't miss out!!
            -Spanish Club Flyer
Colorado Rapids Community Night
Saturday, Sept. 17 vs. San Jose Earthquakes @ 7 pm
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Tickets are $26 with a portion of proceeds benefitting the school of your choice! Link to purchase tickets:
Colorado Rockies Back to School Weekend
THREE games to choose from, with a portion of proceeds of each ticket benefitting Douglas County schools.
Friday, September 16 vs. San Diego Padres @ 6:40 pm
Saturday, September 17 vs. San Diego Padres @ 6:10 pm
Sunday, September 18 vs. San Diego Padres @ 2:10 pm
Tickets starting at $10! Link to purchase tickets: