Frontier Academy Newsletter Jan. 19, 2015 Kindergarten Concert January 22, 2015 Elementary Gym 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Spooner, Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Laycock (last names begin with A-G) Mrs. Graffis AM & PM, Mrs. Laycock (last names begin with H-Z) Dress for the concert is Dress Code or Nicer. Please have your child to the concert at least 15 minutes prior to the show time. Please note that concert attendance will now be figured into a letter grade for music class! Mark your Calendars!! Feb. 17, 2015 4th Grade Concert April 28, 2015 5th Grade Concert Please plan to attend the next Secondary OPT meeting: Tuesday, JANUARY 20, 6:30 pm in the Secondary Library. DON’T FORGET: FRONTIER ACADEMY GRADES 6-‐12 IS IN SESSION FRIDAY, JANUARY 23!!! Kindergarten Parent & Child Futsal Clinic FC Greeley is pleased to offer our first annual Parent & Child Kindergarten Futsal Clinic. The clinic is offered on a first come, first served basis to current Kindergarten Students. (Also, I am looking for Volunteer Staff! Looks great on college resume!) This interactive clinic involves both parent and child to introduce both to the beautiful game. FC Greeley Staff will teach parents how to teach their child to dribble and shoot AND then help them in that instruction. This clinic is a fun time for all! Date: Saturday, Jan 31st Time: 12:30PM to 1:30PM Location: Frontier Academy High School Gym – 6530 West 16th Street, Greeley, CO 80634 Please use parking lot immediately to the East of the gym Cost: FREE Register: fcgreeley.com/camps ATTENTION: PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY DRAMA STUDENTS: Do you have questions about Drama? Schedules? Where? When? Here is the website to answer all of those questions: https://sites.google.com/a/frontieracade my.net/frontier/ From your Executive Committee: January Meeting: - Elementary Administration and Teaching Staff is reviewing new language/arts curriculum. This will be on display for parents in the coming months. Please be watching for this information as we would appreciate your input. YOU’RE INVITED! Congrats Mrs. Long for being selected by CDE to work on their sample curriculum project. This is a great honor for Mrs. Long and we are very proud of you for this recognition! SECONDARY VALENTINE CONCERT We invite you to our upcoming Security Parent Meeting on Wednesday, Jan 14th. As a Board we always look to actively engage our parents with current discussions. FEBRUARY 12, 2015 7:00 p.m. AUDITORIUM The Board elected a new secretary, Jeff Hare, to replace Sandy Chenore who is looking to step off the Board after 16 years. Thank you Sandy for your commitment and loyalty to Frontier Academy! Your leadership will be greatly missed. Our next meeting will be February 5th at 6:00 p.m. in the Elementary Library. All are welc ome! Elementary Dress Down Day – Friday, January 23rd - Dress down for $1 and help offset the costs for our elementary yearbook. This year, yearbooks will be HARDCOVER - and the cost will still be $20. The Elementary Student Council sponsored The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pasta for Pennies. Students collected spare change to support the LLS’s mission: To cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The school raised $4,800! The classroom winners are…….. 1st Place – Mrs. Helm - Pasta and breadstick party from Olive Garden 2nd Place – Mrs. Bowness - Ice cream party 3rd Place – Mrs. Green-Gonzales & Mrs. Kozak - Ice cream party WAY TO GO FRONTIER STUDENTS! BRING IN THOSE BOX TOPS! Elementary Parents: PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF STUDENTS BEFORE 7:40 AM! The front fence gates (both buildings) will be locked until 7:40 a.m. daily. The West gate will be open for entrance into the cafeteria for students eating breakfast, students being dropped off for morning clubs (Art, Drama, etc.). Please note our staff does not go on duty until 7:40 AM. Our policy as stated in the Parent/Student Handbook is as follows (page 5): School officially starts at 8:00am and ends at 3:15pm. Students are not to be dropped off at the Academy prior to 7:40am when the staff goes on duty. Students will not be allowed to enter the building prior to 7:40am. TARDIES WILL BE GIVEN TO ALL STUDENTS ENTERING THE BUILDINGS AFTER 8:00 A.M. The Elementary School will be collecting Box Tops from now until Feb. 13th for the Box Tops Contest! Box Tops help raise money for our school. Each Box Top is worth $0.10. Box Tops are on multiple products that you buy every day (Ziplock, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, General Mills, Hanes, Green Giant and many, many more). Just clip and send to school with your child. Last year, our school brought in over $2,100.00! Let’s make our goal $2,500.00 this year!! Parents, please log onto www.boxtops4education.com to check out how our school is doing, to find out how to help earn extra Box Tops and even compare our school to other schools. The class with the most Box Tops collected will win an Ice Cream Party!! Please remember to collect Box Tops throughout the year! Then either save them for your child’s next contest date or send them in anytime – collection bin in next to the Volunteer Sign-‐In computer in the K/3 building. Parents, The second Parent Academy will take place January 28th at 6:00 pm at Frontier Elementary. Although the sessions are optional, we feel that the information being provided in these sessions can help parents to feel more informed of the operation of the school and better equipped to help their students succeed. If you have any questions regarding the Parent Academy sessions, please contact Dr. Seedorf or Dr. Every. Thank you, Dr. Stephen Seedorf Principal Frontier Academy Secondary Dr. Bradford Every Principal Frontier Academy Elementary January 28th 6:00-6:45 6:55-7:40 Parents of Elementary Students Watch DOGs Orientation Watch DOGs Orientation Parents of Elementary Students Technology for elementary students and parents SCRIP and Fundraising Parents of All Students Executive Committee and Administration Q&A Panel School Finance Parents of Secondary Students Research papers and Plagiarism College athletics 2014-2015 Elementary Yearbook DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!!!!! FINAL DEADLINE IS JAN. 29th! You can still purchase your Elementary 2014-‐2015 yearbook for $20.00 (plus $5 for engraving). Please return order form (extras are available at both front offices). If purchasing more than 1 yearbook please indicate every student’s name you are buying a yearbook for so their classroom teacher gets credit towards a possible party. If you have any questions, please email Kristi Anderson [email protected]mail.com. ATTN: 5th Graders – if you haven’t turned in your baby picture and want it included, please submit asap!!! Pictures are still needed for the following activities: ~Every day school Life ~Music Concerts ~Field Trips ~Drama Productions and Practices ~Classroom Parties ~Assemblies ~Harvest Festival ~Costume Ball ~Teachers Please email them to [email protected] so we can include them in the yearbook! Class of 2016 Chili Dinner Friday, Jan. 30th Elementary Lunchroom 5-7 p.m. Please show your support! Putt Putt Night Friday, January 30th 6-8 p.m., Elem. Gym Hole Sponsors Wanted! Support our playground and advertise your business! Businesses will be recognized in the gym on the night of the event! $50 = Hole Sponsor. All proceeds from the putt putt night go directly to the playground improvements. Contact Laura Chafin for more information, 970-330-1780 X2007 or [email protected] ç All proceeds benefit the elementary playground. Sponsored by your Elementary Student Council. $3/entry Concessions will be available for purchase. Save the Date! Frontier's All-School 14th Annual Gala Saturday, March 14, 2015 6:00 p.m. Greeley Country Club Don't miss out on the fun! All funds raised will go enhance the Music, Art, and Drama programs! Tickets go on sale Monday February 2nd at all campuses and online. Tickets are $75/person which includes dinner and raffle ticket. The Grand Prize is $1500! Silent Auction donations are being accepted now. Please consider donating one of the items listed* or if you have a special item to donate - please contact Laura Chafin, Director of Development, at 970-330-1780 x2007 or [email protected] Items may be dropped off anytime to any campus - please label or notify the administrative assistants that items are for the Silent Auction/Gala. *Go to sign up genius to see some of our needs: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45a5af28a1f49-silent2 Thank you on behalf of Frontier Academy! ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS The Elementary Lunchroom is now accepting applications for a Kitchen Specialist II. To apply, please visit http://www.greeleyschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1 and select Employment then Nutrition Services. Be sure to note in the comments section 'Frontier Academy Elementary'. Parents - Watch your speed on 29th Street! Our Elementary traffic control partner, Union Colony Protective Services, will begin monitoring speed with radar guns. You can be ticketed! Also - USE THE CROSSWALKS in the parking lot. Please tell others who pick your children up. No exceptions! Children should not be dropped off in the actual parking lot. Please use the designated drop off lanes. Otherwise, please park and walk your children to the crosswalk. KEEP ORDERING SCRIP! Did you know that $12,000 was distributed from our SCRIP account to our school programs? Remember to reload your King Soopers and Safeway cards - and keep ordering SCRIP! P I C K L E S P L E A S E ! ! ! Do you like pickles? We hope so! National Honor Society is selling $1 dill pickles during high school and middle school lunches each Wednesday as a fundraiser. We plan to purchase new stuffed animals as requested by Northern C olorado Medical Cen ter to put in their children's care bags. Please support NHS' Pickle Wednesdays! Are you a student at a Greeley or Evans school? If so, please take a few minutes to complete this online survey about Greeley-Evans Transit: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GETD6 Valograms will be for sale at the Elementary school starting on Monday, January 26th. Order forms will come home in N0 GERM ZONE Yikes!! We are almost out!!! The Elementary School needs your help! Would you please consider donating disinfectant wipes? Our supply is almost gone and as you know, keeping the desk’s and other surfaces germ-‐free is our priority!!! You can turn them in to either front office or your child’s classroom. Thanks! Monday folders on the 26th. Additional order forms can be picked up at either Elementary front office. A Valogram is a large, sour lip sucker. The cost of a Valogram is $1.00 and money raised will go toward Elementary playground improvements. Please place your order form i n an envelop From the Elementary Health Office: Parents: If you have any extra reusable water bottles you would be willing to donate to the Health Office, it would be appreciated!!! with exact change and place it in the boxes located at the K-‐3 and 4-‐5 front offices. If your order is not in a sealed envelop we cannot guarantee that it will get to the right student. Valograms will be delivered the Friday before Valentine's Day. Valograms may not be eaten at school so need to be taken home with students Friday afternoon. T he last day to return an order form is Thursday, February 12th. The elementary CLOTHING BANK is very low on clothing! Remember if you have dress code clothing that your kids have outgrown and you would like to donate or swap out – please visit the Clothing Bank in our K/3 Foyer!
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