indergarten News
December 21-January 8 - Winter Break ~ NO SCHOOL
January 9 - Students Return to School
January 15 - NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Coming to school procedures - wait in the entry for school to start. Please be wonderful role models with quiet voices and walking feet.

Please have your student use the restroom before school begins - we get started on our day promptly at 7:45 am.

Coming in late...

If your child is late you need to sign them in at the attendance office/clinic. There they are given a pass slip to enter class for an excused tardy. If you do not sign them in it is counted as an unexcused tardy. School begins at 7:45am. They must be signed in after that time.

Please bring in water bottles. Colorado is a dry place and we need to hydrate often. Please include labeled and filled water bottles in student’s backpacks daily. Children play hard and need to hydrate frequently. Be sure to also have your child dress in layers.

Remember to follow the school dress code. Violations are being written up this year. If you are unsure of what your child can wear please look over the dress code here: CAC DRESS CODE or contact the elementary front desk. Thank you for your compliance in this area. One specific area to remember - no open toe shoes, please. Thank you!

Please make sure your child eats a good breakfast before coming to school.
Send a lunch or put money in your child's account (go to MyPaymentsPlus). Lunch time is at 11:00 am.
Send a healthy, nut free snack. We have snack time at 1:40 pm.


Miss Barr 
vm 303-972-7433 x620

Mrs. Board
vm 303-972-7433 x616

Please Help Your Child with Printing and Alphabet Letter recognition and sounds.
Your child needs your encouragement and help in their printing.  Please make sure they are starting all letters from top to bottom. Letter names and sounds are an important precursor to reading.

Work on pencil pinch when writing.  Use thumb and pointer finger to pinch pencil and rest middle finger behind the pencil.  Work on "Finger Dexterity" - board and card games along with puzzles are a great way to help in this area.

Your child should leave TOYS and other personal belongings at home. These become a distraction in the classroom. Students taking them out of their bags will have the items confiscated and returned upon parental request. Thank you for your cooperation in helping your child comply in this area.

DIBELS Assessment
Dynamic Inventory of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) helps to monitor the development of early literacy skills through short (one minute) measures. It is designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in acquisition of basic early literacy skills in order to provide early support and prevent the later occurrence of reading difficulties. This test is required from kindergarten through third grade.