Friday, November 18, 2016

School will resume on Monday, November 28.

Thanksgiving Feast & Celebrations of Learning
It was great to see many families at our Celebrations of Learning and Thanksgiving Feast!  We served over 750 meals.  We enjoyed sharing the learning that we've done this year using technology and sharing a meal together.

S.T.E.A.M. Lab
Our S.T.E.A.M. Lab is now open!  S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.  All students will be able to program robots in the lab in the coming months.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students to collaborate and problem solve with their peers.  It is also an opportunity for them to think critically and apply math concepts as they program their robots to perform different tasks.  For example, this week fifth graders had to problem solve how to move robot Dash 1/2, 1/4 and then a 1/3 of a meter.  Our fifth graders have started exploring the lab and they are excited about learning in this way.  We cannot wait for students in all grades to also have the opportunity.

We love to recognize our outstanding Gold Rush teachers and school staff for the amazing job they do with students every day.  Click here  to nominate your favorite teacher, administrator, educational assistant, office staff or other staff member.  The nomination window will remain open through January 13, 2017.  For more information about Apple Awards click here.

Student Lead Collaborative Games
Students lead collaborative games during our first indoor recess this week.  This was a great opportunity for student leadership and it resulted in a calmer and more engaging recess for all kids. Thank you Christy Schwalick for training students on these games. 

We had an exceptional fall book fair, which directly benefits our school's library.  We thank the PTO and our many parent volunteers for making our book fair possible.  A special thank you to Stephanie Zimmerman and Angel Zayaz.  

Lost and Found
Just a reminder to check the lost and found for anything that may belong to your student. All remaining items will be donated to charity during winter break.

Upcoming Events
* November 1: Open Enrollment opens- click here for link
* November 21-25: No School - Thanksgiving Break
* November 30: Cimarron Middle School Parent Orientation/Coffee Talk @ 8:00AM
* December 7: Kindergarten Registration

Electronic Thursday Folder
Cimarron Middle School Festival of Trees
            -Click here for flyer
 Hawk’s Lacrosse Teams Forming
            -Click here for registration information.
Once Upon A December Boutique
            -Click here for Craft Fair Flyer
Opt In to Receive Text Messages
Be sure your info is current by logging on to Parent Portal and updating your contact preferences. Make sure Text (SMS) is checked for any phone number/message type that you want to receive texts for. Opt in your phone number with School Messenger. Text ‘Y’ to 68453
Field Trip Information
            -If your class has an upcoming field trip, please click on our Field Trip Link to sign up!
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Events
            -"A Christmas Carol"  
            -Sun., Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.  OR  Thurs., Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
            -"Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Musical"  
            -Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11:00 a.m.  (Ticket availability limited)
            -"Finding Neverland"  
            -Friday, Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m.  (Ticket availability limited)

For more information on upcoming events and
links to purchase tickets,
click here.