For many of us, the end of the calendar year provides an opportunity to reflect on the previous year – our successes, challenges and the experiences that will continue to shape our future and the people who have had an impact on our lives. For the students, teachers and staff of St. Vrain Valley Schools, 2016 will be remembered as a critical time in the further advancement of high-quality public education in our community.
Check out the latest edition of the Family Connections Newsletter! In this issue, we share thoughts around the future of technology, wonder about the role of families in helping students navigate the digital world and share a project idea for your family enjoyment!
The St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Senior Volunteer Program is once again available for the 2016-2017 school year. The program began in November 2012 to welcome seniors and individuals with disabilities into our schools and provide them financial assistance with their county property taxes. Up to 200 participants will be paid a maximum of 40 hours at $8.50 per hour for a total of $340 between January 2, 2017 and April 30, 2017.
November 9, 2016, 8:36am By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer
St. Vrain Valley's $260.3 million bond issue was passing easily, with 59 percent voting yes to 41 percent voting no, based on preliminary results from Boulder, Weld, Larimer and Broomfield counties.
"You've got to give credit to an entire community that came together and once again said education matters," said St. Vrain Valley Superintendent Don Haddad. "The only thing I can say is a big thank you."
As the 2016-17 school year rapidly moves forward, I am constantly reminded of the extremely important role education has in our society. Toward this end, we, as St. Vrain educators and public servants, value deeply our responsibility to advance the success of our students and our entire community. The ability to adapt, change and continually elevate our public education system is what will ensure that our students and our community are prepared for the challenges we face in a highly competitive global environment.
Think back to when you were a student, back-to-school shopping, finding your classroom, and the exciting lessons that would soon fill your day. The first day of school jitters that were calmed by the friendly, welcoming face, and celebrating the “ah ha” moments when you finally figured out how to solve the problem. Then there was the time in kindergarten, when you went to the restroom but couldn’t remember the way back to your classroom. As panic set in, that friendly face walked around the corner and they knew exactly where your classroom was.
Parents and community members are invited to come join Coal Ridge Principal, Brian Young, to discuss topics related to CRMS on October 21st. Hear about exciting things going on and get answers to questions you may have.
Three times are available to suit different schedules. 8:00 am - 9:00 am, 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm, and 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
These meetings are in place of the scheduled PTO Meeting this month.
We have exciting news to share. Parent Schoology accounts are on their way. If you haven’t already heard, we adopted Schoology as our new digital learning platform to support the learning in our classrooms. Our teachers will be using Schoology to show upcoming assignments and assessments. Many teachers will also use Schoology to link resources, documents, quizes and more. A few important things to know about Schoology: