April

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

April 8th - Registration Opens to New Families

April 11th - Young Ameritowne Field Trip

April 12th - TA Application Due

April 15th - 19th - Group Photos

April 19th - 25th Musical Theatre Dress Rehearsal

April 29th - May 3rd HSC Musical - Alice Through the Look Glass

Young Ameritowne Field Trip

Our Young Ameritowne Field Trip is coming up on Thursday, April 11th!

Monday, Thursday and Friday students, from the Lakewood and Evergreen locations, should meet at the Young Ameritowne facility in Belmar, 401 South Pierce Street, Lakewood 80226. Parents will need to return to this location to pick up their students as well.

Plan to arrive at Belmar by 8:55 a.m. and plan to pick up your student by 12:45. These times may not be exact, but we recommend arriving early. We cannot wait for you to arrive if you are running late, the bus driver has a schedule to keep and we must leave as soon as the field trip is over.

Tuesday and Wednesday students, from the Westminster location, should meet at 8300 West 94th Avenue, Westminster 80021 in order to ride the school bus with Ms. Nancy.

Plan to arrive at WWA by 8:25 and please return to pick up your student by 1:45. These times may not be exact, but they are our best estimate based on past experience with our YAT field trip. The bus leaves at 8:30 a.m.

To acknowledge that you have received this information please fill out our Young Ameritowne form and provide a phone number where you can be reached that day. This form is required for all participating students. For any questions please email Ms. Nancy.

Musical Theatre Tickets

Online Musical Theatre Tickets will go no sale Friday, March 29th. Tickets can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets:

Monday & Friday Tickets

Tuesday & Wednesday Tickets

Thursday Tickets

In person tickets will go on sale Monday, April 15th. Tickets can be purchased at the front desk from Ms. Danielle or Ms. Hayley's Tech crew. We accept Cash or Check only.


Ticket Prices:

- Queen Seating

$3 for Children (Ages 6 and under) (In-person only)

$5 for Adults*

- Pawn Seating

$2 for Children (Ages 6 and under) (In-person only)

$4 for Adults*

*Please note an automatic service charge will be added to these prices for online ticket purchases*


Dates & Times:

- Monday, April 29th at 2pm

-Tuesday, April 30th at 1:30pm

-Wednesday, May 1st at 1:30pm

-Thursday, May 2nd at 2pm

-Friday, May 3rd at 1:30pm

Teacher Assistants

If you are a current HSC 6th grader and are interested in becoming a Teacher Assistant next year, please complete an application and have it turned in to Ms. Chelsea by Friday, April 12th. Interested 6th graders will need to find a teacher to sponsor them and sign off on their application. After applications are submitted students will undergo interviews the following week. Just because your student applies to be a TA does not necessarily mean they are guaranteed the job. We will announce TA selections Monday, April 22nd. Please have your student read the job description below to see if the TA job is right for them.

TA Job Description

TA Application

For questions please contact Ms. Danielle.

CMAS Testing

Dear HSC Families,

Each year, Woodrow Wilson participates in the state testing called Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). You have the opportunity to participate if you would like. The dates and times are below. All tests are administered at Woodrow Wilson Academy (8300 W 94th Ave in Westminster). If you are interested in taking the test, you must commit to taking all of them for that grade level.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Assistant Principal, Sarah Jacobson at sjacobson@wwacademy.org or 303.431.3694 x155. She must know by Wednesday, March 13 in order for you to participate.


Third Grade

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday April 9, 10, 12 English Language Arts 815-1015am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 16, 17, 18 Math 815-945am


Fourth Grade

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, March 19, 20, 21 Math 930-1100am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 2, 3, 4 English Language Arts 900-1100am


Fifth Grade

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, March 19, 20, 21 Math 945-1115am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 2, 3, 4 English Language Arts 945-1115am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 9, 10, 11 Science 945-1115am


Sixth Grade

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, March 19, 20, 21 Math 945-1115am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, April 2, 3, 4 English Language Arts 945-1115am


If these times do not work, we have a previous HSC parent that is certified to provide testing. If you are interested in this option, please contact Kim Almas at 2boysmom@mosacad.com or 303.483.1520. Website is mosacad.com

Attendance

Please email attendance@wwahomeschool.org with all communication about absences, coming in late, leaving early, or pick up information.

If your child will be absent, please email our attendance email no later than 9:45 on the day of the absence. If you know in advance that your student(s) will be out for a planned vacation, please feel free to email that as soon as it is planned. While we know that HSC is supplemental to the education you are providing your children at home, many of our classes require steady attendance to be successful. If your child misses 3 (three) or more weeks in a semester without notification of the HSC Director, they will be unregistered from the program. If they would like to return to HSC, they will have to be reregistered at the next semester if there is space available.

Important HSC Updates & Reminders

  • Lost and Found
      • HSC Families, just a reminder that we take ALL lost and found items to Goodwill at the end of the semester. Please be sure to check the Lost and Found over the next two weeks to make sure none of your kiddo's stuff gets donated!
  • Restroom Etiquette
      • Please remind your students how to use proper restroom etiquette. We've had several incidents this year across all HSC locations of bathrooms being left "unclean" after a school day.
  • Website
      • Over the next few months we will be updating our website, which may cause pages and tabs to move locations. We ask for your patience during this time as we aim to make a more efficient site for our families!
  • Gum, Candy, Cellphones
      • None of these items are allowed at HSC. Please leave them at home!
  • School Closure Process
      • We follow Jeffco schools for closures, so you can check local news stations and Jeffco’s website for school closures. We will also contact you using the Jeffco automated system, which uses your information from Jeffco Connect so please make sure that is current.
      • There are times when we call school even though Jeffco doesn’t when that happens, you will be notified using the Jeffco automated system through Jeffco Connect.
      • We recommended that you buddy up with another HSC parent in the event that you cannot come pick up your child. We will still enforce late charges on snowy days even when the roads are bad!
  • Jeffco Connect:
      • Please make sure your Jeffco Connect account is updated with all of your current information. This is the main way we communicate with families. If you need your password reset or need help navigating the system, please email Ms. Danielle at enrollment@wwahomeschool.org
  • Attendance
  • Birthdays
      • If it is your child's birthday week, have them come up to Ms. Danielle at the beginning of the day to receive a birthday sticker and a ticket for the prize box!

Classroom & Location Reminders, Requests, and Updates

  • HSC Drama Needs
      • If you you have extra costumes you and your students are willing to part with consider donating them to HSC! This year's musical is based on Alice Through the Looking Glass and will be designed with a steampunk flair. If you have any costumes that might fit into that world contact Miss Hayley. Otherwise, costumes of any kind that you would like to donate can be shared with Miss Hayley as well. It would be a great benefit to the program to build up a small collection of costumes for the future!
      • If you have objects that could be used to create steampunk costumes or props such as things that look like gears or metal or whatnot Miss Hayley would be happy to put them to good use!
  • Ms. Holly is teaching a new class next year for our Gluten Free and Dairy free students! She is on the look out for gluten free, dairy free, and egg free recipes. If you have any ideas please email her at hcausey@wwahomeschool.org
        • We've been loving all the donations of quilting fabric and would like the to thank the many parent's who've contributed! If you have any extra quilting fabric that you would like to donate to HSC please stop by Ms. Holly's room in the morning during drop-off or send it to school with your kiddo!
  • Ms. Elona would like to remind her PE students to bring sneakers or comparable shoes!
  • Ms. Nancy would like to remind parents that the field trip for Young Ameritowne is Thursday April 11th.
  • A friendly reminder that our Evergreen campus is entirely NUT FREE. Please re-frame from packing nuts for your student's snacks and lunches.
  • Our new bucket system helps us keep track of your children's belongings, however things do still get misplaced! Please be sure to label everything, water-bottles, backpacks, lunchboxes, jackets, etc. Please be advised that at the end of each semester whatever is left behind will be donated.
  • We like to get kids outside as often as possible, so please be sure to send appropriate attire with your kiddo to school! You never know when a snow storm might come in on a 70 degree day :)

March Highlights

In March we got the ball rolling for next year's enrollment (if you have not picked classes yet contact enrollment@wwahomeschool.org ASAP), and celebrated with two spirit weeks!

The w[eek before St. Patrick's day we encouraged our student's to dress in as much green as possible, and they did not disappoint! We saw many shamrocks, leprechaun hats, and rainbows from our lucky HSC students! Then the week before spring break we decided it was best if we all took it easy with a Pajama week. This was a great way to start of Spring and to kick off our break!

Scholastics

Hello Homeschool Connection Parents,

I am heading up the Scholastic Reading Club this year for Ms. Chelsea and wanted to let everyone know how easy it is to order books for your young people! Scholastics offers great prices on a wide variety of books for kids of all reading levels. After your first order online you will receive a credit for a free book (Worth up to $5.00, first time scholastic users only) on your next online order.

Use the link below to create a new account. If you've previously ordered from scholastics you may continue to use the same account. Our school book code this year is once again: LML4W

Orders will be submitted on the 15th of every month. Please have them in by the evening of the 14th.

Email wheeler_kiya@hotmail.com with an additional questions or if you’d like to put an order in sooner than the 15th.

Thank you for your time. And let the reading begin!!!!

https://orders.scholastic.com/LML4W

Blessings,

KIYA WYCOFF

Kumon Math & Reading Center of Westminster

As a home-school parent, I look forward to a break over the summer. As a Kumon Instructor, I worry about the “summer slide.” What could your kids gain or lose this summer?

Many people have never heard of Kumon or have misconceptions of what the program is. Kumon is an academic enrichment program that I use to supplement my home-school math and reading curriculum. However, I think the strengths of the Kumon program is that what we strive to instill in children is the desire to achieve their highest potential, rather than learning the fundamentals of math and reading. As well as, the motivation to become an independent self-learner.

Students advance through the program at their own pace. The math and the reading program provide a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills for children to progress from counting through calculus. The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension.

When I decided to home-school, I knew that there were certain subjects and skills that I didn’t have the confidence to teach my daughter. I decided to “farm out” learning to print, cursive writing, creative writing and grammar. My daughter also takes French and guitar lessons from people who have the skills and love to teach. If math isn’t your passion, let Kumon help! If you want to elevate your child(ren)’s literacy, have them reading and comprehending above grade level, the Kumon Reading Program is perfect. If you have a child with special learning needs, the Kumon program allows the student to set the pace and determine the amount of repetition needed to master a concept.

If you child is working above grade level, or is remedial, or you just need a break, I would love to tell you more about why I think Kumon works so well in parallel with home-schooling. If you want more information, please sign up for a parent orientation. SIGN UP

Shannon McCaffery

https://www.kumon.com/Westminster/