Important Dates

Thursday, March 21- Friday, March 22- Spring Conferences (sign-up are available outside the office)

Monday, March 25- 29- No school, Spring Break

Friday, May 3- Field Day

Wednesday, May 22- Portfolio Sharing and End of Year Picnic

District Calendar for Early Releases, vacation days : http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_627881/File/Jeffco%20PS/About%20Jeffco/Calendars/2018_2019_Final_Family_Calendar.pdf

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Let the New Year Begin 2018

Welcome to a new school year. Be sure to bookmark us to check for important dates and important classroom information.

Feel free to get in touch with us at:

mrubin@jeffco.k12.co.us and jmacur@jeffco.k12.co.us

See the top right of the page for the "newsletter" link

A little bit about us.....Molly Rubin and Jim Macur.......

Shortly after I moved to Boulder from New York, 21 years ago, I started working in a Montessori school and started my licensure and Masters through UCDenver. I was lucky to come and visit JCOS for an "observation" class. I knew right away that something special was happening here and was intrigued. A few months later when I found out my program was placing student teachers at JCOS, I jumped at the chance.

I started student teaching in 1999 and have never left. I started in the ELC (Early Learning Center) when it was K,1, 2 and moved up to the IA (Intermediate Area) in order to be able to stay in this supportive community. I was advisor for many years of the 3rd and 4th graders and was in the IA when it converted to 4,5,6. When the opportunity arrived 7 years ago to come back down to the ELC I made the choice to come back to what made me love teaching in the first place. I love teaching the foundation years of literacy, reading and writing, being around kids who still believe in magic and fostering the natural curiosity that they have about the world around them and the world in the past and possibilities in the future.

So, 19 years later, here I am. I love this community for so many reasons and am proud to have both of my children, Thomas and Sarah here too. I'm also on this parent journey with you.

A few years ago I was lucky to gain a great teammate in Jim.

I have lived in a few states before moving to my "Home," Colorado. I was born in Illinois, but spent all of my school aged years in Wisconsin. After getting a Bachelor degree in music performance (classical guitar) from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, I moved to Minneapolis to continue this path. After 2 more years I received a Masters Degree in Guitar performance from the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis.

Freshly married and excited about life, my wife, Rachelle and I moved to Maui for a year. It was pure magic!

After Hawaii, we moved to Colorado for our next adventure. Before going back to school for teaching I spent 8 years as, first, director of a startup after school program, and then, second, director of a My Gym down in Highlands Ranch.

But classroom teaching was calling...

4 year ago I went back to school at UCD in the Urban Community Teacher Education program. I student taught at Parr Elementary in a 3/4th grade and Kindergarten classrooms.

When I started looking for a place to teach I was elated that a position at the Open School came up. The year before my family had moved to Lakewood to be close to this school. My oldest daughter was there already, enrolled in 1st grade!

So I started teaching at the Open School the following year (2015). Now both of my children are enrolled and just as excited as I am to be there. When I am not at school you may find me out hiking with the family, rock climbing, collecting rocks, gardening, listening to music, or hunting for chert for my new hobby, prehistoric flint knapping.

My fantastic teammate Molly and I are as eager as our class to explore and discover the endlessly fantastic world we live in. Stop by and see what the kids and we have been digging up!

Scholastic Book Club

Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub

One-Time Class Activation Code: GPY76

Important Phone Numbers

School Office- (303) 982-7045

Attendance Line (it is important that you call in your child’s absence!): 303-982-7053