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Thursday, January 19, 2017

News from the Office- Jan. 19th

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  • 01/24
Moose Munch Bunch

  • 01/27
Passion Project day!

  • 01/26
Birthday Celebrations! (3:15-3:40pm)

  • 02/02
Kindergarten Fieldtrip- Arvada Center

  • 02/02
Balarat Parent Information Meeting

  • 02/08
Spring Class Pictures and Individual Portraits

  • 02/09
Multicultural Night!




Girls on the Run will start the week of March 6th 
Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an
innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.
We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school. 
This is open to all (and only) 3rd through 5th grade girls with registration opening February 6th - watch for info coming soon. 
For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org
If you have any questions or would like to coach (we need several!),
please contact: GOTFsouthmoor@gmail.com to get in touch with Carrie Jones or Kristi Lamar




Save the Date for Southmoor Multicultural Night!
Mark your calendar and get ready to join us for a trip around the world – right in the halls of our own school!
There will be many ways and opportunities to participate – by sharing food, traditions, music, crafts and more!
More information will be sent out the first week back at school after the holidays.
Questions?
Please contact Mr. Stephenson at Farley_Stephenson@dpsk12.org  or
Olga Marlangoutsos at olgamarlan@icloud.com


Principal Hours at Southmoor
New to Southmoor this year is Principal Hours. It is a time blocked out by
Sarina Compoz to meet with parents and be available for anyone who needs/wants to talk to her.
No appointment required, just come in and chat with the Principal.
Principal hours will start to be posted on the website’s calendar this week.
Check the calendar for updates!


PBis News!
-Our second trimester PBis assembly is set for March 3rd!
- Our third trimester assembly is set for May 19th!
-In February, a survey will be distributed amongst faculty to gather
information about how staff perceive certain student behaviors and
what they believe is the best course of action for those behaviors.
- The Mighty Moose character trait of the month: RESPECT 
- We are also working towards collecting an abundance of resources to better promote a Southmoor Bucket-Filling culture!


Physical Wellness News
-Snow Boots! “HELP!!”
The most heard phrase from me to students is, “When you leave your home, either have sneakers on your feet or in your backpack.”
PLEASE do not send your child to school with only snow boots, no matter if it’s a P.E. day or not.
Snow boots are not appropriate for movement other than walking. 
-Mile Club T-shirt Fridays
I encourage all students who have received their
mile club shirt, for reaching the 25-mile marker, to wear them each Friday. 
-Gold Medalist
Joe Kleeman, who is in fifth grade, completed his 100th mile before the winter break. 
He is our second student to reach the gold medal plateau!


Safety at Southmoor
Children occasionally bump their heads. Most of the time, the injury is not severe. Big Bumps can
Occur in a very short time with minor injuries. Damage to the brain is rare. Close observation
For 24-48 hours will alert you to any serious behavior changes. Vomiting and sleepiness are
Common following head injuries.

At Home Care
  1. Call your doctor if you are concerned or worries about your child’s condition.
  2. Call your doctor if any of the “Behavior Changes” noted below are seen.
  3. Clean skin scrapes with soap and water.
  4. Apply ice packs for 1 hour if swelling occurs.
  5. Give only clear liquids for 4-6 hours since vomiting is common after head injuries.
  6. Don’t give any pain medication. This can mask or hide more serious problems.
  7. If the pain is severe enough that you think your child needs pain medication, call your doctor
     immediately.

Behavior Changes Indicating Possible Trouble:

  1. Vomiting that happens more than 2 times 24-48 hours after the injury.
  2. Persistent Headache( One that lasts more than 2 hours) or a severe headache.
  3. Unusual sleepiness.
  4. Unsteady walking or weakness
  5. Difficulty talking, or speech that doesn’t make sense.
  6. Complaints of blurred vision or not being able to see.
  7. Over the next 6 months, notify your child’s doctor if you notice changes in the following
    • Difficulty remembering
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Slowed thinking
    • Personality changes


Please remind your child to come to the nurse if they ever have a head injury during the school day.
Let’s keep our kids safe!

Sarina Compoz

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

News from the Office- CSC Update




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Southmoor Personnel Committee
The Southmoor CSC is looking for parents to serve on the Personnel Committee.
 The Personnel Committee is responsible for supporting the selection of candidates for
vacancies within the school and administering the Reduction in Building Staff (RIBS) process.
The Personnel Committee is composed of the Principal and three (3) teacher members
chosen by vote of the faculty and two (2) parent members chosen by the CSC.
The Committee meets from February until May. 
Please contact Jill Bowman (jill_d_bowman@yahoo.com) by 1/19 if you have questions
or are interested in serving on the Personnel Committee.


News from the Office-Jan. 12th



 





  • 01/16
No School- MLK Day

  • 01/19
ECE/Kindergarten Round-Up (8:00-9:00am)

  • 01/19
Shakespeare Meeting (4:00pm- rm.128)

  • 01/24
Moose Munch Bunch (3rd grade)

  • 01/27
Passion Project day!

  • 01/26
Birthday Celebrations! (3:15-3:40pm)

  • 02/02
Kindergarten Fieldtrip- Arvada Center

  • 02/08
Spring Class Pictures and Individual Portraits


Don’t Forget Due date to order is tomorrow 1/13

Principal Hours are coming to Southmoor
New to Southmoor this year is Principal Hours. It is a time blocked out by
Sarina Compoz to meet with parents and be available for anyone who needs/wants to talk to her.
No appointment required, just come in and chat with the Principal.
Principal hours will start to be posted on the website’s calendar this week.
Check the calendar for updates!


Shakespeare Meeting
4:00 pm on January 19th
Parents are welcomed and Encouraged to attend!  
Alice Bauer's classroom (128)
We will discuss participating in the 2017 District Shakespeare Festival


Girls on the Run will start the week of March 6th 
Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an
innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.
We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school. 
This is open to all (and only) 3rd through 5th grade girls with registration opening February 6th - watch for info coming soon. 
For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org
If you have any questions or would like to coach (we need several!),
please contact: GOTFsouthmoor@gmail.com to get in touch with Carrie Jones or Kristi Lamar




Save the Date for Southmoor Multicultural Night!
Mark your calendar and get ready to join us for a trip around the world – right in the halls of our own school!
There will be many ways and opportunities to participate – by sharing food, traditions, music, crafts and more!
More information will be sent out the first week back at school after the holidays.
Questions?
Please contact Mr. Stephenson at Farley_Stephenson@dpsk12.org  or
Olga Marlangoutsos at olgamarlan@icloud.com


Physical Wellness News
-Snow Boots! “HELP!!”
The most heard phrase from me to students is, “When you leave your home, either have sneakers on your feet or in your backpack.”
PLEASE do not send your child to school with only snow boots, no matter if it’s a P.E. day or not.
Snow boots are not appropriate for movement other than walking. 
-Mile Club T-shirt Fridays
I encourage all students who have received their
mile club shirt, for reaching the 25-mile marker, to wear them each Friday. 
-Gold Medalist
Joe Kleeman, who is in fifth grade, completed his 100th mile before the winter break. 
He is our second student to reach the gold medal plateau!



GT/HGT Identification Process
Parents-
In an effort to support families who are identifying their son/daughter as GT or HGT, we put together a timeline.  
We understand the process is longer, but the body of evidence will ensure that we have
a solid understanding of your student and her/his needs.
GT/HGT Identification Process
-Sept-Nov
            Cognitive-NNAT/CoGAT -HGT eligible
-Dec.
            Parent notification from district stating if his/her child is Magnet Eligible
-Dec-Feb
            Scaled Inventory for Gifted Students (SIGS) filled out by:
                        Homeroom Teacher and/or
Previous Teacher and/or
Parent
            Strength Area determined
-Feb-Mar
            Additional Data gathered---ITBS-administered and scored at school
            Parents Notified of additional data and testing dates
            Letter stating qualified-  by District GT office    

The identification process will continue until students’ body of evidence
is adequate for the district to qualify each student.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding

Sarina Compoz         Paul Schmidt

Thursday, December 15, 2016

News from the Office- December 15th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  • 12/15 (TONIGHT!)

"The Holiday Show, A multi-Species Celebration of Winter" and Choir Performance @ TJ High School  (7:00pm-8:00pm)

  • 12/16

Ms. Lopez & Krause  Fieldtrip-Children’s Museum

  • 12/16

Passion Project Day!

  • 12/16

PARENTS NIGHT OUT (5:00pm-9:00pm)

  • 12/20

Holiday Moose Munch Bunch Lunch-ALL GRADES

  • 12/20

Birthday Celebrations!

  • 12/21

Student Council Ugly Sweater Day Fundraiser

  • 12/22-01/09

Holiday Break (Happy Holidays!)

 

 

 

Principal Hours are coming to Southmoor

New to Southmoor this year is Principal Hours. It is a time blocked out by

Sarina Compoz to meet with parents and be available for anyone who needs/wants to talk to her.

No appointment required, just come in and chat with the Principal.

Principal hours will start to be posted on the website’s calendar this week.

First principal time will be this FRIDAY December 16th from 10:00am-12:30pm

Check the calendar for updates!

 

Moose munch Bunch Lunch is next week!

To sign up, go to

Holiday lunch : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a45a9ab2ca0f49-holiday1

 

 

Birthday Celebrations! (12/20)

Parents please remember to only bring healthy snacks to help celebrate birthdays.

Ask your students’ teachers if you have any questions.

 

 

 

Student Council News!

Ugly Sweater Day is Wednesday, December 21st.  

Wear an ugly sweater + bring 50 cents to donate to Von's Vision.  

No ugly sweater??  Draw an ugly sweater on a piece of paper + pin it to your sweater.  

All monies raised will go to Von's Vision our charity for the 16-17 school year

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR SOUTHMOOR'S AUCTION!!!!

This year's auction is April 29th at the Viewhouse in the Tech Center.

Please help us make this year's auction a success...start collecting

donations, talk to your complies about financial matches, offer to help

with your classroom projects...Donation forms are by the front office or you can download a form from the auction website:

http://southmoorauction.weebly.com

 

 

 

 

 

 


Save the Date for Southmoor Multicultural Night!

Mark your calendar and get ready to join us for a trip around the world – right in the halls of our own school!

There will be many ways and opportunities to participate – by sharing food, traditions, music, crafts and more!

More information will be sent out the first week back at school after the holidays.

Questions?

Please contact Mr. Stephenson at Farley_Stephenson@dpsk12.org  or

Olga Marlangoutsos at olgamarlan@icloud.com

 

 

Might Moose of the Week!

 

Garrett Hamilton            Brooks Beal

Robert Nichols               Yanely Torres

Ritaj Al Khazraji             Zoe Koutsis

Dante Morris                 Addison Adams

Kayori Moore                 Sophia Kreinbrink

Hudson McElroy            Roxy Thaw

Kidren McVeigh             William Njuba

William McBarron         Noah Korum

Lacey Arritola                Dean Trujillo

Nava Goldstein               Annecy Damon

Taleen Sayed

Randy Benedict-Bickford

Adrian Ornelas-Hernandez

 

 

 

 

Artist of the week

Reegan Elhert  

2nd Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coming this spring to Southmoor!

Calling all 3rd- 5th grade girls

Come be a part of the fun! 

 

Join us at Girls on the Run!

So… What is Girls on the Run?

Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. 

Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle

through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.

 This program promotes individual achievement and self –confidence. 

Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.

 

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls stay

out of the “Girl Box” – a place where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character inside. 

We are working to reduce at-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and poor nutrition.

 

What if I don’t like to run?

We use the term “running” loosely – girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals. 

The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth

instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry.

 

Our goals for each girl are to:

Understand her place in the community.

Have strong sense of identity.

Learn how to give and receive support in a group.

Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner.

Have an improved body image.

Complete a 5K run/walk event in the community.

 

Watch for details. Online registration starts February 6.

Practices are twice a week for 90 minutes.

Practice beings week of March 6th and runs through week of May 15th.

Go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org to learn more about this program.

If you’re interested in volunteering, reach out to coaches

 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Accessing District RoboCalls for Emergencies





Good Afternoon-

Earlier this week we had a Lock out occur after hours.  I have received several concerns regarding timing of communication.
In an effort to prevent that from happening again we reached out to the district to find out what could be done.
In order to receive robo calls during emergencies at Southmoor you will need to access your Parent Portal Account.  
The directions below will help you sign up to receive messages. 
We will continue to review how the Lockout was handled and improve our process.
Please call the parent portal hotline (720-423-3163) if you need assistance in accessing or creating a new account.

Thank you for all your support and feedback.
Sarina Compoz
Principal


Please log on to your Parent Portal. On the main page find USER ACCOUNT:
---Go to User Account
                --- Contact Preferences
                ---Make sure EMERGENCY box is checked off for the phone number you want to be reached at.
You WILL NOT receive emergency messages like robo calls regarding Southmoor if the emergency box is not clicked.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

News from the Office- Dec. 8th



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December is a busy Month!
  • 12/08
TODAY! Holiday Cookie exchange (4:00pm)
  • 12/15
1st Grade fieldtrip-Children’s Museum (Krause & Lopez)
  • 12/15
"The Holiday Show, A multi-Species Celebration of Winter"-Performance @ TJ High School  (7:00pm-8:00pm)
  • 12/16
Ms. Horton & Russell Fieldtrip-Children’s Museum
  • 12/16
Passion Project Day!
  • 12/16
PARENTS NIGHT OUT (5:00pm-9:00pm)
  • 12/20
Holiday Moose Munch Bunch Lunch-ALL GRADES
  • 12/20
Birthday Celebrations!
  • 12/21
Student Council Ugly Sweater Day Fundraiser




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Don’t forget to sign up for
Parents Night Out!
Friday, December 16th 2016
5pm-9pm
(pick-up will begin at 8:30pm)
Southmoor’s Faculty and Staff have joined together to offer an evening for
the kids, which means a night out for you! The kids will be under
the watchful, creative eyes of the teachers and staff you know and love.
This event is for current Southmoor Students
Cost is $25.00 per child
*Deadline to sign up is Friday, December 9th 2016*



Artist of the week

Haim Lim   
4th Grade





Student Council News
-Next spirit day is Wednesday, Dec 1st- Ugly Sweater Day
Please bring 50 cents to participate in the spirit day.  
All monies raised will go to Von's Vision our charity for the 16-17 school year






Moose munch Bunch Lunch is next week!
To sign up, go to




Birthday Celebrations! (12/20)
Parents please remember to only bring healthy snacks to help celebrate birthdays.
Ask your students’ teachers if you have any questions.




Physical Wellness News
Speed Stack Sales

Speed stack sales continue.  Each set and timing mats are $20 a piece, with $5
going back to the PE program. 
I have a variety of colors available on a first come, first serve basis.
 The Black Flame color is sold out.
 Make checks payable to Southmoor.  If it’s a stocking stuffer, birthday gift, or
surprise gift, you can email me or see me at school.

Visit Sppedstacks.com for details and an explanation about speed stacking.

Live Well,

Joseph Bazzanella
Physical Wellness Education
joseph_bazzanella@dpsk12.org


Southmoor Super Stars!
Please take some time to read the work of some of our 4th Grade Poets!  
This semester the students in Ms. Stockton’s Literacy classes participated in the “Southmoor Slam”
Please click on the following link to see their awesome work!



Mighty Moose Winners!


Garett Hamilton         Larry Booker
Makenna Gantt          Aows Ebdiwi
Yanely Torres           Ritaj Al Khazraji
Zach Bell                  Matthew Letendre
Paige Nathan              Ahnesti Bush
Lucia Anaya-Pacheco  Hansh Uphadhyay
Jan Khadika               Jordan Bergner
Addy Barrett             Hailey Dillon
Reid Kinzie               Jake Scobey
Leela Yohannes         Lydia Lee
Emma Jacquez