Posted September 25, 2021
Fall is in the air and the school has been bustling with activity all week. The announcement of becoming a Blue Ribbon School was a wonderful way to start the week. We are planning on having a giant celebration, stay tuned for details about our Blue Ribbon festivities. It was a real joy to see children experiencing real in person school finally, some of them for the first time. Some classes having a bit of time in the library, our primary kids even having rotations to the STEM lab. It is wonderful to see them in person. We will never take that for granted!
Today we had our first middle school Food Truck Friday. Although this is a lunch event for our 6th-8th graders only, ALL families are welcome to stop by the trucks once the 12:40pm school bell rings.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Monday is a work day for teachers and a non-contact day for students. We’ll see you all on Tuesday.!
Trich, Erik, & Katheryn
9/27 NO SCHOOL – Teacher Planning Day
9/29 MS Parent Support Group Meeting
9/30 Eat and Give Dog Haus, Northfield
10/4 2nd Grade GT Testing
10/4 The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS)
10/6 National Walk to School Day
10/6 K-3rd Family Greet & Give
K-3rd Family Greet & Give
Wednesday, October 6th, 4:30-6:30pm
It’s time for our annual kids’ Greet & Give…this time it is outside!
Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Families, join us for some bouncy, sliding fun and meet the people who will be your besties for the next 5+ years! We’ll have pizza and raffle prizes too! Please RSVP ASAP so we can order enough pizza.
If you’re willing and able to make a financial gift to the school, please look for our PTA person to take your donation! Your dollars have a direct impact on your child’s education and experience at the school!
Eat and Give
Mention Bill Roberts when ordering and they’ll give back a generous percentage of your order total to the school!
Thursday, September 30th, 9am-9pm
Dog Haus, Northfield
CLICK HERE to see all September Eat & Give events!
Parent Support Committee Meeting
September 29th, 8:30-9:30am
All MS families are invited to join this initial meeting to discuss our role in supporting our students at school. Please see THIS LINK for information.
The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS)
The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BESS) is a systematic screener for all participating children within our school building on social/emotional indicators. It helps early identification and intervention for students with behavior and social/emotional concerns.
– Screening results help determine supports that may be needed and assist in the selection of interventions for those students. BESS data is used to inform social/emotional/behavioral interventions at all 3 tiers.
– Using a universal screener such as the BESS helps us catch students who not only exhibit externalizing (acting out) behaviors, but also internalizing (self-directed) behaviors and social skills so no one falls through the cracks.
We will be administering the BESS School wide the week of October 4th.
If you would not like your student to participate, please follow these directions.
Gifted and Talented Universal Screening
Denver Public Schools completes Universal Screening for all Kindergarten, 2nd, and 6th grade students every year in an effort to identify students for Gifted and Talented programming. 2nd grade testing will begin on October 4th. Please click on the documents below for further information and helpful links to better understand GT screening. If you have any questions concerning this assessment, please contact our GT teacher , Patrick Seeney.
2nd Grade Grade Parent Letter-English
2nd Grade Parent Letter – Spanish
National Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 6th
Walk to School with fellow BR families and the Wellness Committee! We will meet at Puddle Jumper pool starting at 7am, begin a raffle, games and prizes. At 7:15am we’ll walk to school as a group. Parental supervision is required, thank you! We hope you and your family will join us!
Upcoming MS School Sports
Fall Volleyball and Flag Football
Try-out dates are October 4th and 6th 2:50-4pm
For Flag Football, please plan for your student to attend both days.
YOU MUST SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 2ND IF YOUR STUDENT WANTS TO PLAY!
Please check out our Sports Newsletter!
Absences,Tardies & Appointments
Please call the Attendance Line 720-424-2649 if your child will be absent, tardy, or has an appointment, even if you have notified teachers or the nurse.
LATE DROP OFF or EARLY PICK UP? SIGN THEM IN or OUT HERE and ring the buzzer at the door.
Our Lost & Found is Growing!
Please be sure to put your student’s name on items that they bring to school so the items can be returned to their rightful owner.
Is it COVID or a Cold?
There are many cross-over symptoms of COVID-19 and normal colds. Please read through the documents below to determine when to keep your student home. The school nurse will be using the DPS-approved decision tree for students who have symptoms while at school. Please use good judgment so that we can keep all of our students, staff and teachers safe and as healthy as possible.
Nursing and Student Health Services Decision Tree
DPS Free & Reduced Meal Application
The 2020-2021 Free & Reduced Meal Application is now available for DPS families! We realize breakfast and lunch are “ no charge” this year but it is essential that families fill out the F/R form, there are many resources that come with the program if you qualify. Please click below to complete.
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