Friday, March 18, 2016

The Eagle's Nest 3-16

The Eagle's Nest

 March - 2016

Upcoming CMAS Testing

Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are gearing up to take the Colorado state assessment (CMAS).  We have been working hard to make sure our students are ready and prepared for the assessment.  We begin with the testing late March and extend into early April.  The CMAS test is a computer based assessment that assess students on the Common Core State Standards.  We have been practicing taking tests online and see our students making great progress.  The CMAS test is very important for our school, as it informs our overall school rating and is used to compare schools.  Please talk to your children about the test and help them understand the importance of doing their best.  

In collaboration,  

Ms. Lee Rains Thomas, Principal

Summer School Sign Up

We sent home over 150 individual invitations to READ/ELA summer school.  We have gotten about 15 back.  We need many more students to sign up for this incredible opportunity.  Please talk to the office if you need another application or if you didn't get one the first time around.  The program will run from June 13-July 8 from 8:00-12:00 right here at Eagleton.  This program has had great success in past years and it has helped students advance their skills and come in ready for the next grade.  We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity for continued learning.  

Garden Work Days- Join Us!

We have partnered with several community organizations this year to get our garden ready for a spectacular growing year.  We are working with the Villa Park Neighborhood Association, Jovial Concepts, Mile High Rotary and WIC.  We need your help too!  Come join us for upcoming work days in the garden this spring- Saturday, March 5th and Saturday March 12th.  We will have many more opportunities to get involved with the garden in April and May.  We hope you can join the community in the garden!  

Bikers Against Bullies

We had a very special event last week for our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders.  We had about 15 motorcycles drive onto the blacktop and deliver a powerful anti-bully message.  Students got to see the bikes up close and take pictures with the bikers.  It was really fun and important for students to hear the message- "Stand up, Be heard".   We are continuously working to ensure that our students feel like they are a part of the Eagleton community and that they have the skills to stand up for themselves and each other when they see bullying.  

Traffic Safety

 Please do not drop your children off on the left side of the street.  Drive around the school so that you can drop your child off on the right side of the street so they do not have to cross in the middle of the street.   Plan ahead and arrive between 7:45 and 8:00 to miss the traffic jams around the school right at 8:00.  The city has been out giving tickets for double parking, parking in loading/bus zones and not obeying stop signs.  It is a win-win if we can adjust our behaviors to make drop off and pick up safer- no tickets and our kids are safe.  Consider walking/riding bikes to school as the weather gets nicer.  

Important Dates- March

  • Thursdays- Parenting Partners
  • 3/5- Garden work day
  • 3/12- Garden work day
  • 3/15- Parent meeting- 8:15 and 3: 40
  • 3/18- Kindergarten to Butterfly Pavilion 
  • 3/22- Family Movie Night
  • 3/23- Villa Park Neighborhood Meeting
  • 3/28-4/1- Spring Break- NO CLASSES