Thursday, February 9, 2017

Spreading Kindness
We are excited to spread kindness next week!  Students will be sharing kindness quotes, participating in a door decorating contest and completing a kindness challenge.  We are excited to spread good deeds and cheer to others.

Technology Enhances Literacy
Students are using technology to further their learning in the area of literacy.  First graders are using See Saw to provide students with feedback.  Students are referring to writing checklists as they provide targeted suggestions.  Students are also applying the reading strategy of determining importance while reading nonfiction text online.  Students are analyzing what they read and identifying the most important information.  We are impressed with students' level of reflection and application!

A Furry Visitor Supports Reading
Students are sharing stories with an unique visitor - a certified reading dog!  Students have enjoyed building their fluency, or ability to read in a smooth, accurate and expressive manner, with their furry friend.  

Planning for Next Year
It is hard to believe, but we are already starting to plan for next school year!  Please complete our Registration Survey .  If your plans have changed since you initially completed the survey, please complete the survey a second time.  Your information allows us to plan accordingly.

Thank You PTO
Thank you PTO for a wonderful Sock Hop! It was a fun event!

Upcoming Events
* February 14: Valentine's Day Parties - See classroom communication for times
* February 16: SAC Mtg @ 4:30-5:30 PM  Agenda
* February 17: No School - Teacher Professional Development Day
* February 20: No School - Holiday
* March 2: 1st & 2nd Grade Performances

Electronic Thursday Folders

GRE is celebrating Kindness Week Feb 13th – 16th
            -Click here to take part in the kindness challenge!

Choir and Recorder Club Starting Soon!
            -Click here for more information

Chipotle Dine In Fundraiser- Feb 16th
            -Click here for flyer

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

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

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. Tickets are $15/$23. Event flyer and ticket ordering info will be available soon on our website. 
            -Denver Center for the Performing Arts presents, The Secret Garden. For discounts on all performances between April 21 – May 7, 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 for only $27.99 (reg. $49.99).  *Purchase your ticket before 5/31 and receive a free return ticket to the park valid mid-August through mid-October!* Ticket ordering info will be available soon on our website.
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Field Trip Information
-If your class has an upcoming field trip, please click on our Field Trip Link to sign up!