Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wishing Your Family a Wonderful Winter Break!

School will resume on Tuesday, January 3

Chambers Road Update
The Town of Parker hopes to have the pedestrian bridge over Chambers Road open by January 2nd.  If your child will cross Chambers Road please practice using the bridge with him/her over the break.  A guard rail on Chambers Road was installed this week.

Elementary Progress Reports (EPR's) Released December 17
Elementary School Progress Reports (EPRs) will be released to parents on Saturday,  December 17th,
through Parent Portal.  You will be able to access your child's EPR on December 17 by following the directions below.

·  Go to the Gold Rush Website

·  Select the Parent Resources Tab

·  Select Elementary Progress Report (EPR).  Use your Parent Portal credentials to log in.

·  Then click "view Elementary Progress report" under your child's picture

As you recall, students are assessed on all four elements on the District's guaranteed and viable curriculum.

·   Content Standards (reading, writing, math, science and social studies, specials)

·   World Class Outcomes (higher level thinking objectives specific to each content area)

·   4 Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity)

·   Select 21st Century Skills (problem solving, resiliency, systems thinking, financial literacy, health)

You are able to view the report card in two ways - a highlights view and a comprehensive view. Grades for specials, social studies and science can be found on the comprehensive view.

Hour of Code
All students in grades K-5 had the opportunity to code this week as a part of an international hour of code.  This was a great opportunity for students to problem solve with peers.  This is also a great introduction to our robotics units that all students will begin in our new science and engineering lab (STEAM) in January.

We love to recognize our outstanding Gold Rush teachers and staff for the amazing job they do with students every day.  Click here  to nominate your favorite teacher, administrator, educational assistant or office staff through January 13.

Upcoming Events
* December 16-January 2: No School Winter Break
* December 17: Elementary Progress Reports (EPRs) Released Online
* January 3: School Resumes
* January 11: Parent Coffee Talk @ Cimarron for Incoming 6th Grade Students

Electronic Thursday Folder

Box Tops For Education
            -Click here for information about a class competition!

Attention 5th Grade Parents
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 9am, Cimarron Middle School is hosting the next Parent Orientation/ Coffee Talk opportunity for future 6th grade parents to gain more information about the exceptional student learning experiences at Cimarron Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year. This informal event will allow you to learn about Cimarron's middle school academics, transitions, athletics and activities. Please click on the link to sign up for this opportunity.

Art Enrichment Winter Session- Canvas Painting- only 3 spots left!
            -Click here to register

Original Works - It's not too late!
Due to demand, our Original Works online art gallery is reopened for late orders until December 18! Click here for link. Email Kerry.Dazzio@dcsdk12 with questions. Thanks!

Spanish Club- New Session Registration
            -Click here for registration information

GRE Yearbook Cover Design Contest
            -Click here for information

LHS Parent’s Night Out
            -Click here for flyer

Upcoming Community Events
            -National Western Stock Show
Apple Award Nominations
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.

Hawk’s Lacrosse Teams Forming
            -Click here for registration information.

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
            -"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.