The Home School Connection

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December 2018 & January 2019

Hello HSC Families,

What a great first semester! Thank you so much to those of you who joined me for coffee, it was wonderful to meet everyone and be able to spend time sharing and getting to know each other. Really great ideas...thank you! I am hoping to schedule another "Chat with Chels" in February.

Hope to see everyone at our Open House next week while we celebrate all of your children!

Please be sure to check out the rest of the newsletter as this is our main form of communication. Especially our November Highlights...sooooo cool!!!

Next week is the last time you will have the chance to check Lost and Found before we donate any left items, please CHECK IT OUT!

Thank you,

Chelsea Minshull 馃尰

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Oct 30th - Jan 21st - 2nd Semester Class Changes Accepted

Dec 10th - Dec 14th - Last Day of 1st Semester


Dec 17th - Jan 4th - NO SCHOOL WINTER BREAK

Jan 7th - Jan - First Day of 2nd Semester

Jan 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL

Jan 24th & 25th - Stock Show Field Trip

Open House

Open House is next week! For new families this is the last day of the semester where our students get to showcase what they've been working hard on all year long! This year we have performances from Playmakers, Martial Arts, Ukulele, Movin' and Groovin', Choir, and Kindergarten! We're inviting families to come and watch their kids perform!

Open House is always accompanied with an early dismissal. Please see dismissal times below.

Parents the times are tentative. We are expecting all of our Open Houses to finish earlier than scheduled. Please arrive accordingly so you are not charged late fees.

Monday 12/10

Open House: 1:20pm - 2:30pm

Early Dismissal: 2:35pm - 2:55pm

Late Pickup Policy Begins: 2:55pm

Schedule: Playmakers; Piano; Martial Arts; Ukulele; Movin' and Groovin'; Choir; Kindergarten

Tuesday 12/11

Open House: 12:50pm - 2:00pm

Early Dismissal: 2:05pm - 2:25pm

Late Pickup Policy Begins: 2:25pm

Schedule: Playmakers; Piano; Martial Arts; Ukulele; Movin' and Groovin'; Choir; Kindergarten

Wednesday 12/12

Open House: 12:50pm - 2:00pm

Early Dismissal: 2:05pm - 2:25pm

Late Pickup Policy Begins: 2:25pm

Schedule: Playmakers; Piano; Martial Arts; Ukulele; Movin' and Groovin'; Choir; Kindergarten

Thursday 12/13

Open House: 1:20pm - 2:30pm

Early Dismissal: 2:35pm - 2:55pm

Late Pickup Policy Begins: 2:55pm

Schedule: Playmakers; Piano; Martial Arts; Ukulele; Movin' and Groovin'; Choir; Kindergarten

Friday 12/14

Open House: 12:50pm - 2:00pm

Early Dismissal: 2:05pm - 2:25pm

Late Pickup Policy Begins: 2:25pm

Schedule: Playmakers; Martial Arts; Piano; Movin' and Groovin'; Kindergarten

Stock Show

Our Annual Stock Show field trip is coming up! We have reservations on Thursday, January 24th or Friday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. All kids grade K-6 receive FREE admission. Older kids and parents have always received free admission that day as well, although they always tell us that anyone older then 12 should come prepared to pay. If you RSVP I will explain more about that one. You must provide your own transportation but parking is free and you will need to stay with your children for the duration of the trip. It's strictly self-guided and once you check in with us you're free to roam the grounds and stay as long as you like. If you'd like to join us please RSVP by Friday, January 18th.

Class Changes

HSC Families,

The class change requests for second semester is now open. We will accept class changes for the first TWO WEEKS of second semester. This window is open from Tuesday October 30th until Monday January 21st.

If you asked for a class change for second semester prior to this window it will need to be resubmitted using the form. We will not honor any past requests made with first semester class changes or via email.

If you would like to request a class change for second semester please fill out our Class Change Request Form. Due to the overwhelming amount of emails we receive regarding class changes this is the only way we will accept a class change request. We will no longer accept emails or in person requests.

Just a reminder if your student is on a Waitlist for a class and space becomes available for that class they will be AUTOMATICALLY MOVED. If they would like to switch back to their original signed class or to another class please fill out a Class Change Request Form.

With these changes we aim to make our class change process faster and more efficient for families and students. As always, we appreciate your patience as we make new strides with our program. Please email Ms. Chelsea ( or Ms. Danielle ( for any questions you may have regarding class changes! We are always happy to help answer questions!


Please email 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!
  • December and January Birthdays
      • If your student has a birthday during our break (December 17th - January 4th), they can claim their red birthday ticket the last week of school or the week they come back!
  • 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鈥檚 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鈥檛 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 have to communicate with families. If you need your password reset or need help navigating the system, please let us know.
  • 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!
  • Class Change Requests

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!
      • Lastly we need balloons (that we can pop) and newspapers for costumes! Please bring anything you can to Miss Hayley.
  • 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 for Young Ameritowne is Thursday April 11th.
  • A friendly reminder that our Evergreen campus is entirely NUT FREE. Please reframe 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.
  • From those of you who attended last year you know that our Student's Page is still fairly new. We would love to hear feedback on what you would like to see on this page! Any suggestions please email Ms. Danielle at with Student's Page in the subject line!
  • Friendly reminder, the weather will be changing soon! 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 :)

November Highlights

This month we are highlighting one of our Wednesday students. He took first place at the Woodrow Wilson Academy Science Fair! We are so proud to have him represent HSC and homeschoolers alike. We are looking forward to facilitating more events between HSC and our parent school, Woodrow Wilson Academy.


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 with an additional questions or if you鈥檇 like to put an order in sooner than the 15th.

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



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