Thursday, August 25, 2016

News from the Office –August 25th


Farmers Market Sale (3-4pm)

        Papa Murphy's Dine out Fundraiser

Labor Day- No School

Picture day (Fall Portraits)

-Information for Parents(Please Read)
Parents/Guardians there is no adult supervision before 8:30AM.
Please do not drop off your students before that time.
If you would like to wait with them until 8:30 you are more than welcomed to.

Also, a friendly reminder that students are NOT allowed to have their cell phones.
This includes in the morning during recess or breakfast.
Please remind your child they must keep cell phones in their backpack at all times.
Any phones found will be given to the main office.

Southmoor's First Farmers Market of the Season 

This Friday, August 26th from 3-4 at the Peach Street Pick Up Location
Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplants, Zucchini, Squash Beets and More.

All the profits from the sale of the produce return to the garden.

Physical Wellness News

100-Mile Club

This school year, in place of the seasonal after school jogging club two days a week,
there is going to be a before school jogging club that will meet every morning, all year long.
Students may participate anytime between 8:00 am and 8:45 am. 
Jogging will take place on the upper field track or in the event of inclement weather, inside using the hallways. 
The quest begins September 6th!

Students earn prizes at each 25-mile interval they reach, which includes a t-shirt, pencil, wristband and a gold medal!
Visit for information about this nationally known jogging club. 
I will handout registration information to students next week.  There is a $10 fee.
We are in need volunteers to help register students, track student's laps and overall mileage, handout prizes and update cumulative miles charts, which will be displayed outside of the gym, in the hallway.

Please use the link below to sign-up: (if you're reading a hard copy, it's best to go online to Moose Mail to alleviate typing the address).

I'm excited for students to accept the 100-mile challenge and begin their day in a positive, active and brain stimulating way!

Appropriate Footwear
HELP! Please send your child to school everyday with shoes appropriate for safe and efficient movement for the playground and in the gym.
 It is common for students who incur injuries to be wearing inappropriate footwear.  Sandals, crocks and boots inhibit a child's
ability to move safely and give their best effort.

Live Well,

Joseph Bazzanella
Physical Wellness Education

Gifted and Talented Testing

Testing for Gifted and Highly Gifted identification and for the HGT Magnet program must be applied for by filling out a nomination form.
 The form may be found on the GT Department website at 

Click on the Gifted and Talented Magnet Site Programing title and it will take you to the page with the nomination form.
 It is suggested that you fill out the form and send it online rather than printing it and trying to deliver it by hand.

Nomination forms are due to the district by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5.  No exceptions will be made.

Students may take the CogAt test multiple times during their school career.
 It will be administered at Southmoor during a window period from November 1 to November 11 this year.
 Our exact testing schedule has not been set.  If you have questions you may contact the district GT Office or Paul Schmidt, the Southmoor GT Coordinator.

Many thanks to our wonderful teachers, parents and community volunteers
who have taken the time to teach a Passion Project this year.
It's not too late to help. We still need volunteers to:

To teach one (1) or two (2) 45 minute class sessions twice a month
Share your passion and interests with students

Serve as substitute teacher
Fill in if a teacher is absent. Plans will be provided.
Prepare to spend one (1) hour with a small group to explore and create.

Teach one (1) forty five minutes class on a specific day
Consider teaching a "Mystery Project" that explores different topics each session OR teach students your favorite board game,
get out sidewalk chalk and play hopscotch or share your passion.

Be a teacher's aide
Assist an instructor

Donate items
Visit the Passion Project tab on the Southmoor website,
click on Passion Projects and review the "Wish List" tab.
We need cooking supplies, art supplies, broken electronics, Legos,
games and etc.

Sign Up
Visit the Passion Project tab on the Southmoor website,
click on Passion Projects and sign up to volunteer or go to

If you want to teach but aren't sure of a topic email Caitlin Storey at or
Olga Marlangoutsos at


WHAT: A simple fundraiser for Southmoor Elementary
and a great way to support a local business!
For each purchase made Southmoor will receive
a percentage back.

WHEN: Monday, August 29, 

WHERE: Papa Murphy's Take and Bake Pizza
              HAMPDEN location at  8960 E. Hampden Ave


Friday, July 22, 2016

News from the Office –July 22nd

This is a reminder that Online Verification (OLV) opened on Monday, July 18th.
We will only have one registration date this year (August 12th) and are encouraging ALL families to register online. 

Below are some important reminders to help you during this process!

·         Parents will access the tool through Parent Portal. If  you do not have a parent portal set up yet, please go to the parent portal website. 
The link is and go to the "Getting Started" to create an account. If you have an account but have not used 
it in more than a year, please contact parent portal to get it reset. 
·         Recommended browsers are Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 8.0, 9.0 and 10.0. Safari does not support OLV.
·         Remember that Parent Portal can be accessed through phones and tablets,
 however, Online Verification (OLV) is NOT ACCESSIBLE through phones and tablets. Please use your desktop/laptop computers.
·         Only a Parent/Guardian in the Primary Household of IC can initiate and complete OLV. Only this parent's
 Parent Portal login must be used to complete the OLV process.





Friday, June 10, 2016

Wild Blue Boutique & OneHope Wine -  Private Shopping Night

Support Southmoor:  Wild Blue Boutique & OneHope Wine -  Private Shopping Night
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Wild Blue Boutique and OneHope Wine are partnering together for a fun shopping and wine tasting event on Thursday, June 16th from 4-6:30pm @ 4940 S. Yosemite, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.  
  • 15% of the sales from OneHope and 10% of sales from Wild Blue Boutique will be donated to Southmoor Elementary. Come kick off summer with a glass of wine and a stylish sundress, top or fun accessory. Appetizers will be provided by Wild Blue Boutique. 
  • OneHope was founded in 2007 with the vision of making the world a better place through beautifully crafted wines. Each bottle of wine has a designated nonprofit and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the organization all year around. 
  • Wild Blue Boutique opened in 2011. Wild Blue puts the fun back in shopping! The store is casual chic with a little touch of southern charm. The boutique offers an electric collection of fun and fabulous clothing and gifts. Let us help build your dream closet! Wild Blue Boutique isn't just a boutique; we take pride in supporting the local community and schools.
  • Need more information or have questions?
    Contact Southmoor mom Kim Westlunds @ 970.948.8428 or

    RSVP - Sip N Shop for Southmoor Elementary:
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Thursday, June 2, 2016

News from the Office –June 2nd
















·         06/03

Last day of School! (1/2 day- 12:45pm Release)



·         08/12

In person registration-all grades (8:00AM-2:00PM)

·         08/15

Main office will be closed

·         08/18

Back to school family social (5:00PM-6:00PM)

·         08/22

First day of school!



-Letter from the Principal


Dear Southmoor Community,


On a daily basis, I hear true words of appreciation spoken for the Southmoor staff. 

They are an enthusiastic, energetic and talented group of people who care about your kids. 

Each one support, educate, empower, develop, prod, encourage, influence, organize and yes, teach, your children. 

I feel honored and humbled to work with each of them.


We will miss several staff members who will be moving on to new things next year.

 Heartfelt thanks to the following individuals who will be missed:


Congratulations to our 2 retirees!!—Janine Laignelot and Kristy Collins


Congrats on your promotions!  We are so proud of Darlene Larson, 2nd grade teacher, who is moving into

a Dean position and Karla Gruenwald, Assistant Principal, who will be a principal in Centennial.


I also want to wish Grace Wingard, kindergarten teacher, and Marianna Sabatte-Doyle, .5 ESL teacher, the best in their new ECE positions.


And, last but certainly not least-   Lindsay Reiter, ESL teacher, enjoy your new life in Florida as a classroom teacher!!


Southmoor is well known for its volunteers.  We log thousands of hours and Southmoor would not be Southmoor without you.

  A special thanks goes out to Kristi Lamar, CSC Chairperson and Becca Winslow, PTO President, for providing excellent leadership this year.


Summertime.  Memorize a poem. READ. Make an obstacle course in your backyard.  Paint your face.  Play tag. 

Make up a song.  Clean the garage.  READ.  Try to imitate bird calls.  Clean under the bed.  Find shapes in the clouds. READ.

Plan a treasure hunt.  READ.  Practice the piano.  Collect sticks and mud and build a bird's nest.  Write reviews of movies or play. 

Bake a batch of cookies.  Have paper airplane races.  Collect seeds.  READ.  Make sock puppets.

 Vacuum under the couch cushions and keep the change.  Have a marble tournament.  READ.  Oh did I mention READ!


Have a wonderful Summer

Sarina Compoz, Principal



-Attention all 5th grade parents!


Please join the 5th grade class on June 11th for their Pool Party!

Click on the link to get the details! We want all of the class of 2023

to attend!





-Tech Tips  for the Summer from Common Sense Media


A Great Resource for Parents to Safely Navigate Our Online World – Common Sense Media


Common Sense Has Answers:

    If you have questions on how to take control of the technology in your kids' lives, visit the Parent Concerns page.

    Find age-appropriate movies, books, apps, TV shows, video games, websites, and music

    that you and your kids will love. Browse the library of more than 25,000 reviews 

    by age, entertainment type, learning rating, genre, and more using the filters in the left column.

    Sign up for the Common Sense parent newsletter; view a previous newsletter here


Other Handouts from the parent program:

   Family Media Agreement (EnglishSpanish)

   9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

   12 Digital hacks to make tech work better for your family



-Don't forget to do online registration and save time!

You can register for school through your parent portal.

If you don't have a parent portal account please go to the following link and sign up.

It only takes 5 minutes!


We will not be holding regular registrations at Southmoor next year.

We are trying to save every family time by having them register online and not wait in line.

Online verification will close on August 15th.




-Chess Club(16/17 school year)

Alerting parents that Chess Club will need new leaders for next year!

Both Brian and I will be moving on leaving openings for new volunteers.

The club meets once a week from 8:10 to 9:50. The number of participants has ranged from 15-25 kids.

There is a mix of levels from beginners (just learning the pieces) to more advanced (they are highly likely to win if you engage them in a match).

There are tournaments sponsored by DPS and it is possible to do some training before you take on the responsibility of the club.




-This Week's Mighty Moose Winners:

Mighty Moose Winners


Romaro Whitman             Georgia Lenhardt

Hope Bangs                      Kileigh Dixon

Luci Brendlinger              Jake Held

Taylor Gonzales               Hope Bangs

Ahmed Alqathani            Joey Dubois

Elizabeth Pozzi                Gabby Maki

William Mcbarron            Marcel Coursey

Uma Nigro                       Sam Vinci

Maren Muller                   Julian Kugler




-Supplies list for next school year


Please note that the current supply lists on the Southmoor website are NOT next years' list.

We will post supply lists in Moose Mail tomorrow!

Please look back in July for the updated school supply lists.  

If you are planning on buying school supplies from EduKit the flyer is located below











  • PTO has open roles for 2016-2017 > If you're interested in giving a little or a lot of your time,

have a passion for fundraising and want to help shape Southmoor for our students, please consider volunteering.

Contact becca Winslow @ 303.570.6454 or to learn about available opportunities.


  • EduKits & School Supplies for next year > If you're interested in effortless school supply shopping,

go to, enter Southmoor Elementary and purchase your kit for next year.

Orders placed before June 15 are offered at a reduced price. Supplies are delivered directly to the classroom.

If you'd rather purchase your own supplies, next year's lists will be posted online: