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Thursday, January 28, 2016

PTO Weekly

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Enjoy this wonderful weather and the weekend because it looks like it's our turn for some snow! 

Please take note of the upcoming events, most noteably Multicultural Night. For those of you new to Southmoor, this is a fabulous event where the vast breadth of cultures at our school can be seen and experienced.  
- Katherine Sullivan
PTO President

Multicultural Night


Sign ups for Multicultural Night are due soon! Please plan to join us for this wonderful, FREE event - on Wednesday, February 10th!

Families will gather at school (6:30-8pm) to celebrate our students' diverse heritages, with displays, crafts, food and entertainment. It is a grand celebration that you won't want to miss!

There is still time to return the sign up slip and let us know that your family would like to be a part of the event with a country display or a contribution to the pot luck. New this year, we have some families who have chosen to do a display for the place they are from right here in the United States! Displays do not need to be elaborate, and they can be for anywhere in the world that your family finds interesting! And don't forget the first ever Southmoor Multicultural Cookbook will be for sale at Multicultural Night - it's an amazing compilation of recipes that were collected from families at last year's Multicultural Night and you will really want this unique cookbook on your shelf!
 
For more information or to sign up to be a part of the celebration, please shoot an email to Ms. Reiter at school (Lindsay.Reiter@dpsk12.org.

Report Back From the DPS Superintendent Parent Forum

Last week I attended the DPS Superintendent Parent Forum.  The topic of this month's forum was "Rigor & Readiness: Raising the Bar for Student Success through Standards and Assessmentshttp."  Essentially it addressed DPS' results from last spring's CMAS: PARCC assessments and we engaged in activities to understand the transition from TCAP to CMAS and how the new assessments better support student success.  

I have included below links to two documents I think might be helpful: 1) a booklet that helps parents understand the tests and provide support to their children in preparation for the tests.  2) copy of the presentation from the day.  I encourage you to take a look at least at the first document.

PARENT GUIDE BOOKLET - English
Anotador para los padres - Spanish

PARENT FORUM PRESENTATION  - English
Foro del Superintendente para Padres - Spanish

These material are available in many languages.
 Please click here for additional languages.
 


HELP NEEDED!!! 

We are in need of volunteers to help with organized solicitation of businesses for auction donations or sponsorships.  We will provide you with a short list of business to contact.  Please sign-up via the SignUpGenius if you can help.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084dacaa2ba13-southmoor

Egg Cartons Needed!
The Garden Committee is in need of cardboard egg cartons.
 Please drop off in the office.

Box Tops Competition!!!

Did you know the Classroom Box Top Contest lasts until the end of February?!?  That means keep sending your Box Tops with your student to their classroom.  You can send them in one at a time, in a bunch or tape them on to the Box Top sheet.  Anything works just get those box tops in to your teachers. Each one is worth 10¢ to our school.

Starting in March, we will be collecting Box Tops at the front of the building again.

Congratulations to Mrs. Henninger, Miss Loveseth, Miss Krause, Mrs. Heckart, Ms. Bauer, Mr. Farley and Ms Collins! Their classes are leading their grade 
in Box Tops returned!
Jan 29th      Wellness Committee Meeting, 8:15am (library)
Feb 4th           Pajama Day (Student Council event)
Feb 5th           Class pictures
Feb 10th       Multicultural Night
Feb 15th       No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 24th         Southmoor Community Night #2: The 4 As –                      ADHD, Autism, Asthma, and Allergies
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Southmoor Auction Signup Genius

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AUCTION HELP NEEDED: 

We are in need of volunteers to help with organized solicitation of businesses for auction donations or sponsorships.  We will provide you with a short list of business to contact.  Please sign-up via the SignUpGenius if you can help.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e084dacaa2ba13-southmoor


For questions, please contact one of the auction co-chairs:
Inez Smith – 303-877-2049     Emily Smith – 303-859-3968

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

PTO Weekly

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Greetings!

Today I attended the DPS Parent Forum which covered CMAS / PARCC testing.  It was pretty informative.  In the next week the materials used during the seminar will be made publicly available.  I will forward a link once they are...worth checking out if you have concerns about testing or would like a little guidance in helping your child(ren) feel more comfortable with them.  Keep your eyes out next week for this information.

Go Broncos!

Katherine Sullivan
PTO President
koegs30@gmail.com 
Southmoor Live Auction 
– 
April 30th, 2016 – 


[This has nothing to do with the Broncos but I am hoping because it's orange and blue you will read the rest of this section more attentively.  :)]

Volunteers Needed!!!
Donations Needed!!!
 
Can you help by reaching out to businesses, friends or family to help secure donations or sponsorships for the auction?  We are asking each family to try to obtain one donation for the auction.

More information about the auction and donating can be found on the Auction website - 
http://southmoorauction.weebly.com/.

Donation and sponsorship forms can be found outside the school office, on the auction website, or are attached for your use.  Donations are due by March 30th.

For questions, please contact one of the auction co-chairs:
Inez Smith – 
303-877-2049 – lersmi@comcast.net
Emily Smith – 303-859-3968 – emilyseligson@gmail.com

Multicultural Night
Wednesday, February 10th
 
Last week, your child should have brought home a flyer with the details of all the fun ways your family can participate in this wonderful celebration of our many cultures. We need your involvement to make this night as special as it always is! Families are encouraged to sign up to have a display of the country of their origin (or their choice!)...or bring food to the delicious potluck dinner...or host a craft station and/or share a multicultural talent of any kind! Please fill out the sign-up slip and return it to your classroom teacher or to Ms. Reiter. New this year...we will be selling the first ever Southmoor Multicultural Cookbook that was compiled by the PTO featuring all of the wonderful recipes that were submitted at the 2015 Multicultural Night! Your first opportunity to buy this cookbook will be at Multicultural Night on February 10th!


COMING SOON:

Classroom Competition

During the months of January and February Southmoor will have a Box Tops for Education classroom competition.  Please cut the Box Top icon off the foods you're already buying and send them to school as a way to earn money for programs and classrooms.  Children will keep track of the classroom progress. 

Also, please note today children brought home a BTFE Blizzard sheet.  If just 100 families complete the sheet and bring it in Southmoor will get $250!  Start snipping!

Any questions, email Suzy Stone at 
suzystone2002@yahoo.com.
 
Third Grade Performance
January 27th @ 6:30PM
(kids should be at school at 6PM)

There will also be a performance at 2:15 for the rest of the school.  Please feel free to attend that one if you are not able to make it to the evening performance.

Jan 26th      Science Fair
Jan 27th      Third Grade Performance @6:30pm; kiddos                          need to be there at 6pm

Feb 4th           Pajama Day (Student Council event)
Feb 5th           Class pictures
Feb 10th       Multicultural Night
Feb 15th       No School - Presidents' Day
Feb 24th         Southmoor Community Night #2: The 4 As –                      ADHD, Autism, Asthma, and Allergies

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