RAPTOR NEWS - Thunder Valley K-8 - St Vrain Valley School District

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Thunder Valley K-­‐8 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Week of May 4th-­‐8th HELP US CELEBRATE!!! Bring in something nice to thank your teachers! Decorate a star below, cut out and return to school. MONDAY-­‐ Wear your hair like a movie star TUESDAY-­‐ Wear your BLING WEDNESDAY-­‐ Wear a movie hat or cool hat THURSDAY-­‐ Wear your teacher’s favorite color FRIDAY-­‐ Dress as your favorite movie star, prizes will be awarded Dates for next week:
Mon 5/4 – Tues 5/5 – Wed 5/6 – PARCC Testing (4th & 7th grades) Denver Zoo here with 5th and 6th grades Run Club 3:20-­‐4:30pm Challenge Island 3:20-­‐4:30pm (Art Room) PARCC Testing (4th & 7th grades) 5th grade District Field Day @ Longmont High School Track Team Popsicle Party 3:20-­‐4:00pm LATE START DAY (school starts @ 10:50am-­‐NO Afternoon half-­‐day Kinder class; Morning Kinder class begins at 12:20pm) All School Assembly 2:00pm 4th grade Band Practice 3:30-­‐4:30pm Band Concert 6:00pm Soccer Play Off Game – Team A (Sandstone Ranch Park) Thurs 5/7 – PARCC Testing (3rd & 6th grades) Run Club 3:20-­‐4:30pm Spring Showcase 6-­‐7pm (See information below) Fri 5/8 – PARCC Testing (3rd & 6th grades) Hat Day – Bring in $1 to wear a Hat all day (Donations go to Relay for Life-­‐See information below) Please join us Thursday, May 7th from 6-7 for our Spring Educational Showcase. Come and
walk through our hallway exhibits displaying various projects showcasing your child's work.
Displays may include STEM projects, Design thinking projects, Oral Presentations, MESA
projects, Art projects, and much more. There will be a bake sale and refreshments at the event.
All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit Relay for Life. 1st and 2nd grade students are invited
to visit Mrs. Garcia’s classroom to Engineer their own insect. Hope to see you here!
SUMMER PROGRAMS/CAMPS: The Innovation Center is excited to share its catalog of 2015 Summer Super STEM camps. You can view the catalog at this link. Registration will begin May 1st. For further information, please email Jeff Lund ([email protected]) or Axel Reitzig ([email protected]). We look forward to working with your child! RELAY FOR LIFE COLLECTIONS: It is the time of year to donate to the American Cancer Society. Our PTA group will once again be participating in the Relay for Life event at Hart Park in Firestone this summer (July 11-­‐12). Here are a few opportunities for students to help out: -­‐This year Student Council has asked K-­‐6 students to bring in coin and dollar donations to their classroom teacher. The class who collects the most will win a Popsicle party from Student Council. 7th and 8th grade students are having a change war. The winner will earn a Popsicle party. -­‐Students can also pay $2 to wear a hat on two different days – this Friday, May 1st and May 8th. This money will also be donated to ACS. The students will receive a different colored band when they give a donation of $1 for each day to wear their hat all day at school. Students can turn in money to their classroom teacher. -­‐There will be Purple Ribbons for sale May 4th-­‐6th. They will cost $1 and students will wear them in honor of a loved one that has or is battling cancer and we will write down their name to create a slide show to honor and celebrate their fight. Atención Familias y Estudiantes de Thunder Valley: Otra vez estamos para colectar donaciones para la Sociedad del Cáncer Americano. El grupo de PTA tomara parte en el Relay for Life este 11-­‐12 de julio. Aquí esta unas maneras como pueden los estudiantes apoyar esta organización: -­‐El grupo de Student Council esta pidiendo que los estudiantes de K-­‐6 traigan su cambio o billetes para donar y entregar a su maestra. La clase que colecta mas recibirá una fiesta de helados. Los de los grados 7-­‐8 también tendrán una competición con monedas y billetes para ganarse una fiesta de helados. -­‐Los estudiantes podrán pagar $2 para usar una gorra en la escuela en los dos días 1 y 8 de mayo. Los estudiantes recibirán una pulsera de color para notar que pagaron $1 por cada día. Los estudiantes podrán entregar el dinero a su maestra. -­‐También se venderán listones morados por $1 el 4-­‐6 de mayo. Estudiantes los usaran para demonstrar que tienen amados peleando o que han pelado la batalla del cáncer. Escribiremos los nombres para hacer una presentación. Gracias por su apoyo, el grupo de Student Council MUSIC NEWS:
Band – Visit website to get information http://www.thundervalleybands.weebly.com/ Rescheduled Concert: Elementary Music -­‐ See Mrs. Kirkwood's website for more information. https://sites.google.com/a/svvsd.org/mrs-­‐kirkwood-­‐s-­‐music-­‐room Community School Activities: Register for Crafternoon (Forms went home with students) MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWS:
6th-8th grade students will be turning in their iPads on Monday, May 18th. Please make
sure students have their stand, cord and charger for check-in at that time.
If you have a student entering 6th grade next year, they will also have an iPad to use
next school year. Please create an e-mail address to be ready for next school year.
opportunities on two dates in two different locations (with addition opportunities coming in the
future). Interested parents please log into the following
https://tech.svvsd.org/family/2015/01/27/camp-ipad-for-parents-register-today/ for more
information and to register - but hurry, we expect the events to fill up quickly!
Learn more about the iPad s and other technology students are using. Here is the newly District released Family Technology Connection newsletter and blog for parental communications: https://tech.svvsd.org/family/ . Middle School SPORTS NEWS: SOCCER: Soccer Play-­‐Off Games Schedule: Sat. May 1st @4:30pm for Team B; Wed. May 6th @ 5:00pm for Team A Attention 7th grade students (8th graders for 2015-16):
Register to go to Washington DC with your classmates! Come see what it’s all about.
Pick up a registration packet from Mrs. Baldivia.
-Walk-a-thon fundraiser for next year’s trip - Friday May 8th 3:30-5:30pm on the track.
Let the countdown begin! Summer vacation is just around the corner. Whatever will kids and teens do with 2 months off? This summer, let High Plains Library District come to your rescue with our Summer Reading Adventure. Kids and teens ages 0-­‐18 can take part in a fun, laid back summer adventure filled with super heroes of all shapes and sizes. We know you know it’s important to keep kids reading over the summer. Let us help you turn reading into a fun adventure with great activities, incredible programs and fabulous opportunities to reward kids for whatever reading they do. Let us be a part of your summer fun by showing kids that the library is a place where they can laugh, joke, learn and have fun. Summer Reading Adventure starts May 31 and goes until August 1. Stop by a library in Firestone, Erie, Greeley, Evans, Kersey, or one of our Outreach stops. Sign up, get your reading log and receive a Super Buck – good for a dollar off fines and fees until December 2015. For more information, visit MyLibrary.us or call 1-­‐888-­‐861-­‐
7323 (READ). WANTED:
Since it’s inception in 1986, the Sunrise Stampede has contributed over
$200,000 to St. Vrain Valley School District to support students with special
needs and at-risk youth.
We need your help to continue this fun tradition. Volunteers from the
SVVSD community are vital to making race day run smoothly. Please share
some of your time with us to make this event a fantastic success.
SVVSD employees, students,
family, community members
Saturday, June 20
Longmont High School
For specific details and to sign up, please contact:
Donna Thompson at Student Services [email protected]
303-772-7700 Ext 7848
Please respond by May 21st ¡SE BUSCAN
Desde sus inicios en 1986 el Sunrise Stampede ha contribuido con más de
$200,000 para apoyar a los estudiantes con necesidades especiales en el
Distrito Escolar de St. Vrain Valley.
Su colaboración es necesaria para continuar con esta divertida tradición. La
ayuda voluntaria de los miembros de la comunidad del Distrito escolar es
vital para que no haya contratiempos ese día.
Por favor, comparta con nosotros un poco de su tiempo para hacer de este
un evento exitoso.
¿Por qué?:
Empleados del Distrito, estudiantes, familias, miembros de la
sábado 20 de junio.
Longmont High School
¡Por diversión!
Para más detalles y para inscribirse comuníquese con:
Donna Thompson de “Student Services” [email protected]
Tel. 303-772-7700 Ext. 7848
Favor de responder antes del 21 de mayo.
Students, write something nice, decorate, cut out and return to school office by Monday, May 4th. My Teacher __________________ is a Super Star because _____________________________
Student Name: ________________ Student