Friday, February 24, 2017

Inventor's Time
Kindergartners are putting their knowledge of simple machines to the test, as they create inventions.  After reading about simple machines and creating them out of Legos, students are developing their own inventions that include one or more simple machines.  Students created a variety of tools including elevators, water filters and wishing wells.  Their creativity and application of simple machines is impressive! See student samples below.

Young AmeriTowne
Fourth grade students are learning about communities and financial literacy as they prepare for Young AmeriTowne.  Students simulate a community when they visit Young AmeriTowne in April. This week students ran for elected positions.  They gave persuasive speeches to their peers about why they should be elected town judge and mayor.  Students also interviewed with parents for other identified positions, such as mechanic, police officer and dj.  Students did a great job communicating why they were qualified for a given job.  We are impressed with their persuasive dialogue and creativity!

Spring Conferences
Spring Conferences will be held on March 8 and March 15.  Conferences are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your child's accomplishments and identify his/her next steps.  You are able to sign up for conferences now using the Canyon Creek Online Scheduler.  The password is Digger.

Yearbook Cover Contest 
Fifth grader Morgan Underwood was selected as the winner of the yearbook cover contest.  She captured the theme "For Kids By Kids" well.  Thank you Morgan!

Parking Lot Safety
In order to ensure a safe arrival and dismissal , please adhere to the following:

* Please only park in identified parking spots.
* Please only cross at the cross walk.
* Please pull all the way forward when dropping off or picking up.
* Please do not speed. 

Upcoming Events
* March 2: 1st & 2nd Grade Performances
* March 8 - Spring Conferences
* March 9: 1st & 2nd Grade Performances & SAC Mtg. @ 4:30
* March 15 - Spring Conferences

Electronic Thursday Folders

Legend High School 5th Annual Mattress Sale Fundraiser
            -Click here for flyer

Yearbooks Will Be On Sale In March
- This item is set to go live on 3/1/2017 in RevTrak under GRE’s Additional Items and Events button. Please check your parent portal to see if you previously ordered. If not, click here on March 1.

New Art Enrichment Class- Clay Club- Heads up! Canvas club is over and another round of after school art enrichment begins this Spring. Clay Club registration begins on March 1. It runs 5 Thursdays beginning April 6. Space is limited so sign up as soon as registration opens. Click here for link.

2017 Douglas County Cotillion- In a world where kindness, courtesy and respect are often overlooked, JDW Cotillions is recognized as an authority in educating young people in the art of social dance and social skills training.
            -Click here for flyer and registration information

Under The Lights Flag Football
            -Click here for flyer

First and Second Grade Families- A Letter from Your Special’s Teachers
            -Click here to open letter with information about your student’s special’s showcase!

Upcoming Community Events
            -Saturday, March 3 @ 7 p.m.: Denver Nuggets Community Night vs. Calgary Roughnecks. 

            -Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents, The Secret Garden. Click here and enter 
              promo code DCSDFUND.  Promo code is good for price levels A, B, & C.
     -Friday, June 2Saturday, June 3 OR Sunday, June 4 the DCSD community can enjoy a fun-filled day of rides and attractions at Elitch Gardens 

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!