The goal is to build the relationship between teachers and families in our combined efforts for student learning. It will also be a fun community building event between families.
When: Today, December 14th, 4:00-5:15
Where: Rooms 110 & 111- Ms. Davison and Ms. Cirullo's classrooms
What: This workshop will be focused on how you can best support your child with reading and math at home. We will convene in Rm. 111 for a 1st Grade meet-and-greet. We will then split off into respective classrooms for workshops on literacy and math. The literacy workshop will be focused on supporting students with phonics and reading comprehension strategies. The math workshop will focus on the "ins" and "outs" of the Bridges Curriculum. This math curriculum is new to DGS and widely used across DPS. We will explore some of the curriculum materials and share language and strategies. We understand a 4:00 time slot can be challenging, but to make it more accessible we will also be offering free childcare for 1st graders and siblings.
COFFEE AND CONVERSATION-JOIN US!
When: Tomorrow December 15th
Where: Middle School Cottage
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Mark your calendars! The semi annual Book Fair is right around the corner. We are hoping our wonderful DGS families can volunteer their time to help us make the Book Fair a success. Please click here to sign up, and if you are having any difficulties signing up please email Violeta at V.Violeta.Garcia@gmail.com. Thank you so much in advance for the help!
When: December 18th-21st
The dates are December 18-21st
Monday 12/18 3:30-6pm
Tuesday 12/19 3:30-6pm
Wednesday 12/20 3:30-7:30pm (Winter Gala)
Thursday 12/21 3:30-7:30pm (Winter Gala)
WINTER GALA 2017
The Winter Gala is coming up around the corner! The official dates are December 20th, and December 21st. For those who are new to DGS, depending on which programs your students participate in at DGS, will depict which day they perform, or if they perform at all. The Winter Gala is a two night event celebrating Music and Art at DGS. Students in ECE-4th grade will perform on one of the nights listed (please check the info below for more clarification). If you have questions about the event, or would like to confirm when your student is performing, please email Ms. Harkins at email@example.com
Winter Gala 2017:
December 20th: This performance will include ECE, 1st, 3rd and the 7/8 Band.
December 21st: This performance will include K, 2nd, 4th, and the Dragon Singers.
•Time: The show begins at 6:00 pm and will last roughly an hour. Students should arrive no later than 5:45pm to ensure they do not miss their performance.
•Where: DGS Cafeteria
•Attire: Boys - slacks, shoes, button-up shirt, collar shirt, etc.
Girls - slacks, dresses, skirts, blouse, shoes, heels (need to walk in them),
Please avoid pajamas/sweatpants for both boys and girls
**We will be having Mile Hi City Sliders Food Truck available at DGS for all your dinner needs on Thursday Night December 21st from 5-7:30 for the Winter Gala**
3RD GRADE BAKE SALE
3rd Grade will be hosting a Bake Sale Fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 20th during Winter Gala. We will be selling baked goods before and after the concert in order to fund an online program called frontrowed.com. We are asking for DGS families to donate baked goods to our classes starting the week of the 18th. The 3rd grade students will be working during math class to set prices with profit and success in mind. If you are interested in donating a baked good, please email both 3rd grade teachers, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Dec. 15th, so we can properly plan for the event!
Join us for Kindergarten Author’s Open House Celebration of Learning!
When: December 20th
Where: Kindergarten classrooms
DGS Families we want to thank everyone for their support for our boys/girls basketball team!
To view the full schedule click here.
AFTER SCHOOL SPANISH CLASS
DGS is offering an After School Spanish class for students in 2nd-4th grade. This class is limited to the fist 16 students that sign up! It will begin Tuesday, January 16th and will run until Thursday, May 17th. There are 33 sessions and it does cost $100. You are able to pay $50 to sign-up and the remaining by March 1st.
You are able to fill out the sign-up sheet at the main office.
DGS TOURS AND SHADOW DAYS
Did you know that DGS offers tours and shadow days to families interested in DGS? Our Shadows have now started, please contact the office at 720-424-7480.
DPS will be holding a series of five regional school expos during the week of January 22nd, 2018. Below is the time and location for the southeast region. For other regions you can contact the Office of Choice and Enrollment at 720-423-3493.
Southeast Regional Expo
When:Tuesday, Jan. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m
Where:George Washington High School
655 S. Monaco Pkwy
SCHOOLCHOICE WILL OPEN IN FEBRUARY
The office of Choice has moved the window from January to February. The 2018-19 school year choice window will be February 1st thru February 28th. This change will give families more time to research schools and finalize living arrangements. Applications won't be available until that date and school assignments results are expected to be sent to families in early April.
DPS is introducing an online, mobile-friendly tool which families will use to submit your SchoolChoice application. This new tool can be easily accessed from a cell phone, tablet or computer. Because of this change to an online application process, lots of resources will be available for families, including: the SchoolChoice telephone hotline (720)423-3493 access to computer labs and technology support at their child’s school; one-on-one support from SchoolChoice staff; online information to help families use the new School Finder and SchoolChoice application tool; community events; and more. The new tool will be available once the Choice process opens in February.
Be sure to send your students in the appropriate layers for a Colorado Winter.
If it's above 20 degrees and there is no ice on the playground, we will be outside for recess.
LETTER FROM DPS NURSING SERVICES
DGS is providing a letter from DPS Nursing & Student Health Services in English and Spanish This is valuable information that will help you navigate through flu season.
STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES
Parents with many excursions already taking place it is imperative that fees are paid, or some type of arrangement is made. Please see the office staff to make a payment or make an arrangement of $6 a month. As always we thank you for your support
ECE - 5th - $50
6th - 8th - $75
WHAT’S ON THE MENU THIS MONTH
To View what is on the lunch menu for December, click here.
Click here to view our Student Council newsletter, our students wrote fun facts, the poem of the month and important reminders for you to read
FROM THE FARM
Check out Sprout City Farms' recent newsletter for updates on our 7th season, and info on our crowdfunding campaign!
Sprout City Farms is in a critical transition period and has launched a campaign to raise $10,000 by December 15th to keep our current farms growing and meet our food access and education goals for 2018. We're nearly halfway to our fundraising goal: please check it out, make a pledge, and share! Denver developers are buying up land at a rapid clip and we need your help to ensure we can build future urban farms in order to grow the local food movement, protect remaining lands, keep communities strong, and continue getting kids outside to learn about food and farming!
We've wrapped up our 7th season at the farm! Thanks to all who came out to visit, help in the field, shop at the Farm Stand, and/or attend a workshop or event! This year we produced 7,000 pounds of fresh food for the School Cafeteria, CSA program, Farm Stand, and Donation programs, hosted nearly all DGS grade levels/classes multiple times in the spring and fall, hosted over 200 volunteers, and all in all reached over 1,500 families! We appreciate the support of the Denver Green School community and look forward to seeing everyone again outside starting in April. Until then, we'll be working with the PTA/PASS on forming a Wellness Committee to support food/nutrition initiatives of the farm and garden--stay tuned!
2018 Farm CSA Shares:
Weekly shares of the farm's harvest are now on sale for 2018! It's like pre-paid grocery shopping: come to the DGS Community Farm each Wednesday 4-6pm from late June to late October and get a box full o' seasonal veggies to take home! Veggie/herb/flower shares are $450 (payment plans available), and we offer fruit, egg, meat, mushroom, and tea shares through local partners. Check out all the info on Sprout City Farms' website and get in touch with Farmer Meg if you'd like to know more! (firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-319-8126) Work shares and SNAP/EBT shares are also available--info and applications are on the website.