Dutch Creek Elementary School

  Important Kindergarten Information

Friday Folders:  this week in folders, you will be getting your child's 2nd-trimester report card, please SIGN THE ENVELOPE and RETURN IT TO SCHOOL. You will also see a flyer for the fun run and their new SPECIAL March reading log!!

Poetry folder:   They will get worksheets with popcorn words where they have to color the words in, write the words, and use them in sentences.  We want them to be able to recognize, read, and write these words so that they can apply their learning.  Each week, they will get 3-6 worksheets they need to complete and turn their poetry folders in by the following Wednesday. 

Popcorn Words: We have moved on to list 3 of our popcorn words!!  Click the popcorn words tab at the top of our website page and you can see a list of the words.  You can make flashcards or games to work on these words with your kids at home.  Find them in books, have them use and write them in sentences - the more application of these words, the more concrete they will become! The ones that are highlighted, are the ones we have gone over in class. 

Reading Logs: This Friday, A VERY SPECIAL READING LOG went home!  Your kiddo came home with a flyer about BOOKS & BUNDTS, along with Nothing Bundt Cakes Reading Tracker on the back of it. Your child will be able to take the completed reading tracker (completed = 400 minutes) to Nothing Bundt Cakes at: 8116 West Bowles Ave, Suite C Littleton, CO 80123     If they have read 400 minutes and have their parent's signatures next to the books they read, they can exchange the reading log for a BUNDTLET CAKE!!!  When they received their reading tracker/flyer they also got a sample of a bundt cake so that they know what they are working towards!!

Book Orders:  New book order forms went home this week!!  You can go online and order at any time as well!   Just make sure to let us know if you order anything! Click the link to visit the website:

Ms. vonDuhn's class code: P7VBY

Mrs. Barton's class code: 2F8ZD

Mrs. Smart's class code:  327CYZ

Volunteering: we LOVE our volunteers and would like to line up consistent volunteers in each classroom, please let us know if you would like to volunteer and what you would be interested in helping with!  



We have an exciting fundraiser in store for students to help bring much-needed funds to our school! 

Our Fundraiser at a Glance:

🚀 Kickoff Event. Students will learn what to expect from the fun days ahead and how the fundraiser will work.

🛠️ Character-Building Videos. Our school will follow along with a character-building program called World Changer Workshop. Students will learn about five different character traits needed to make a difference in the world!

🎁 Throughout the week, our class will earn fun rewards based on how much we raise on our classroom donation tracker. When our class earns a reward that adds some extra awesomeness to our day, I will be sure to let you know!

🎉 Event Day. This is the epic celebration - Dutch Creek Fun Run!

Our school has a fundraising goal of $30000 and we are raising funds for playground equipment updates

Your Next Steps:

Register at MYBOOSTER.COM today if you haven’t already, and share with family and friends!

Thank you in advance for your support of our fundraiser!

P.S. To register your student on search for Dutch Creek Fun Run.

We Are Making Leprechaun Traps!

Date: Thursday, March 14

Must Bring: Box or Container

We will be spending time making leprechaun traps in kindergarten. The students will bring them home so that you have a fun family activity in which you can set out the trap to try to catch a leprechaun the night before St. Patrick’s Day. Leprechauns have been known to visit the trap and leave behind a mess (confetti, gold coins, upside-down chairs, etc. ) Your child came up with a plan in class of what they wanted to do to catch the sneaky guys, please talk through the plan with your kiddo and figure out what supplies they will need to make/execute their ideas!  Plan on sending them with their box or container and supplies they will need (and extra to share with the class) some supply suggestions are below and you can also find fun ideas on Pinterest. 

Pipe cleaners

Green paper


Crepe paper

Green glitter

Gold glitter

Hot Glue sticks 


Gold coins

Green Tissue Paper

Rainbow items

Any green craft supplies

Kindergarten ZOO Field Trip

We will take a field trip to the Denver Zoo on Friday, April 5th. Your child will need to bring a sack lunch, snack, and water bottle (COMPLETELY DISPOSABLE and labeled with their name), wear comfortable walking shoes, and have sunscreen applied before arriving at school.  The cost will be $3.50 and that is due on Friday, March 29th. If you are interested in chaperoning, please let your child's homeroom teacher know ASAP.  It will be on a first come first serve basis, and we will get back to you with more detailed information if you are selected to go. See the blue permission slip that went home this weekend. 


We have started allowing students to play on ABC mouse in class as an incentive if they have completed their Lexia minutes (because this is required by the district).  

We want to share with you an early learning resource we are using at school that your child can use at home too—® Early Learning Academy. Families who subscribe to using our classroom code will receive an exclusive discount on their monthly subscription and will help us earn points to purchase important supplies for our classroom. Why are we recommending ABCmouse? • ABCmouse offers more than 850 lessons and 9,000 learning activities for kids 2–8 • There are absolutely no ads or external links on ABCmouse, so it is 100% child-safe • You can add up to three children, with individual profiles and progress tracking for each child • It's available on computers, tablets, and smartphones • It connects to the content your child is learning in the classroom.

To Get Started With Your Exclusive Discount: 

1. Go to

2. Enter code: CRPQJB24 

Your subscription will help us earn valuable supplies for our classroom and will provide your family with a first-class educational resource to use at home. Research shows significant learning gains when children spend at least 45 minutes per week on ABCmouse. That's about 15 learning activities—a great goal to set for your child! Happy learning, and thank you for supporting our classroom! 


Here are the directions on how to sign into Lexia at home with your student so that they can continue to practice their reading skills when they are at home.

Lexia Login

1. Go to the Dutch Creek main webpage Home - Dutch Creek Elementary School (

2. Click the icon for logins

3. Click on LexiaCore5

4. Type in your student’s homeroom teacher’s email.

5. Click login with Clever *(this step is the most important)

6. Click login with Active Directory

Type in your student’s login and password (you will need to delete your login information so you can put their information in.)

7. This will take you to the website.

* If you have a tablet you can download that LexiaCore5 app. If you download the app you will only need to follow steps 4-7. You also need to be sure to click Login with Clever and not try to sign directly into the app.

If you have any issues signing in please message Ms. Smart on DOJO so that she can walk you through how to get into the resource.

Upcoming Dates:


Mark Your Calendars: 

3/13: PTSA Meeting 6:00-7:00

3/18-3/22: No school for students or staff/ SPRING BREAK

3/25: No School for Students - PD Day 

4/10: PTSA Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm 


4/26: No School for Students - PD Day

4/26: Potential Snow Make-Up Day

5/3: EL Better World Day

5/8: Incoming KG Parent Make and Take Night 5:00 - 6:00 pm

5/8: PTSA Meeting 6:00- 7:00 pm 

5/24: Last Day for PK - 4th Grade Students - Early Dismissal at 12:05 pm

5/27:  No School for Students/Staff - Memorial Day

Ms. VonDuhn

These are QR codes where we have posted classroom wish lists! We will update this whenever we need something particular for projects, crafts, or specific classroom needs!  Let us know if you have any questions, and again thank you guys for all that you do!