Thursday, April 28, 2016

News from the Office –April 28th

<·        Southmoor auction                                               04/30
<·         Auction Pick up-Library (4:00pm-6:00pm)    05/02
<·         PTO meeting- Library (4:00pm-5:00pm)      05/03
<·         CSC Meeting- Library (5:30-6:30pm)          05/03
<·         Southmoor Super Singers performance - @DSA   05/04
<·         Kinder Fieldtrip- Denver Zoo                         05/05
<·        ELA fieldtrip-CU Denver (3rd,4th,5th)         05/06
<·         Fieldtrip- 4th & 5th HGT (Museum of Nature and Science)   05/10
<·         ESL Fieldtrip- Denver Library (K, 1st, 2nd)           05/10
<·         4th grade- Denver Performing Arts Complex    05/11

-A message from the Principal
School Safety:
Last week several of you have contacted the school about a shooting that took place at a restaurant that is located
more than a mile away from our school.  Thank you for your concerns. 

I asked the leadership of Denver Public Schools Department of Safety and Security about their decision not to place our school on a lockdown or lockout
while law enforcement officials were nearby searching for suspects.  They shared that the Denver Police Department were in constant 
contact coordinating responses during the situation.  Because of the distance between the school and the incident, along with the significant
number of law enforcement officers in the area, the Department of Safety determined that there was not reason to put Southmoor in a lockdown or lockout.
We want to assure you that safety is our priority and we work closely with DPS Department of Security and Denver Police Department, whenever the situation warrants.

This Week:
5th Grade Opera went off without a hitch!  Thank you to Ms. Leslie Roy and the 5th grade team for your hard work and dedication!
Earth Day was celebrated last week at Southmoor with students and the Garden Committee preparing the garden for planting.
Staffing Update:
Bridget Connelly has been hired for the Personalized Learning Coach at Southmoor.  Ms. Connelly will be supporting the Imaginarium team and implementation of project based learning

-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 Auction is this Weekend!

Online auction open NOW for bidding - Bidding will close this evening April 28th
Please refer to the site for category closing times.
Last day to register for the Live Auction: Register at or on
Bring cash to the Live Auction for cash bar, purchasing raffle tickets and playing our wine bottle ring toss game.
 Raffle tickets give you a chance to win a package of 2 tickets to Spencer James show May 27th, 4 sets of tickets to the Improv in Northfield
and gift certificate to Texas de Brazil.
Check with your friends to form buying groups if needed for auction items, teacher treats or parties.
Inez Smith –  
Emily Smith –

-Warm weather is approaching
Friendly reminder that all students must wear appropriate clothing to school every day.
No spaghetti strap shirts and all shorts and skirts must adhere to the arm length rule.

-Artist of the Week
Adrian Ornelas-Hernandez-3rd
           Sam McGee-4th
-Student Council News
Wear Your PJ's on Tuesday, May 3rd!  Help put Homelessness to Bed.  
Please bring at least 50 cents for a donation to this City Wide Event!
Donations benefit Denver's Road Home.  

-Talent Show Information
(Look for permission slip in todays' Thursday Folder)

-Physical Wellness News
-Running Of The Moose-
This year's field day will take place on Wednesday, May 18th with the 20th reserved in case of inclement weather. 
Once again, students from Thomas Jefferson High School will help out at each station along with the fifth graders. 
Let's hope for sunny & hot weather!

The classes scheduled for the morning session, from 9:15 to 11:15, are Hencmann, Lovseth, Wingard, Whisnant, Larson, Heckart, Collins, Neumann, Connelly and half of Coursey.
The classes scheduled for the afternoon session, from 1:10 to 3:10, are Norman, Rickman, Fulton, Horton, Krause, Bauer, Esbenshade/Webb, Farley and half of Coursey.

-Southmoor Scampers-
Due to snow followed by a muddy track and soaked field, both sessions were canceled last week but the
after school jogging club is still meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 until 4:05 on the upper field.
 New members are welcome.  There is no permission slip required.  We'll conclude for the school year on Thursday, May 12th.
Come out and get jogging!

Live Well,
Joseph Bazzanella
Physical Wellness Education


On Wednesday, April 20th seven fifth grade officers of the Student Council went to the Rocky Mountain PBS studios and taped a newscast for Super School News. 
The students are Gabriella Montgomery, Ryan Johnston, Aris Larson, Luci Brendlinger, Jake Held, Evan Glathar and Joe Roode. 
The Southmoor community should be proud of the pride, dedication and respect they all showed for our awesome school.  Go Moose!

To view the newscast go to and click on Southmoor Elementary.  The airdate for our school is the week of May 15th on PBS Channel 6.
 It will be shown at approximately 10:55 am on Tuesday, 2:55 pm on Thursday and at 10:55 am on Saturday. 

-This Week's Mighty Moose Winners:

                                        Mighty Moose Winners
Marielle Barben                   Antonio Casillas
Ramiz Abdelmonim            Alize Martinez
Kevin Ramirez-Salgado     Abby Belt                          
Sotiria Marlangoutsos       Maissie Miller
Grace Hatch                          Nicholas Gavrilov
Hunter Phillips                      Jie Chu
Griffin Steimel                      Dagny McLain
Sloan Steimel                        Lilah Ahnstedt
Taylor Cliff                              Anas Ebdiwi
Frannie Alshouse                 Sloane Weiss
Lacey Arritola                         Grady Bunker
Alexis Garcia                              

You are cordially invited to join us for a night of art, music and celebration!
Southmoor Evening of the Arts
Tuesday, May 17th 2016
6:30-8:00 pm

Enjoy the MUSIC of the Choir, Band, and Guitar Club.
View the ART of every Kindergarten thru 5th grade student.
Bake Sale to support the Arts!

~Special Traveling Art Exhibit~
sponsored by PTO
Student artwork will be on display the entire week------May 16th-20th

                                                                                                           PTO NEWS!

<![if !supportLists]>·  <![endif]>College t-shirt day Friday, April 29 - wear your favorite college t-shirt to show your support of higher education!
<![if !supportLists]>·  <![endif]>National PJ Day May 3, bring 50 cents (Student Council), but I think it's to end homelessness
<![if !supportLists]>·  <![endif]>Auction, Auction, Auction...bidding closes online at b/w 7:30-8:30pm Thursday night, depends on category and include fun details about Saturday night.  To bid on items visit here:
<![if !supportLists]>·  <![endif]>Next week is Staff Appreciation Week - please consider contributing items to the PTO's exciting events planned for the teacher.  Visit the signup genius here:  On Friday, May 6th bring a flower and a note for your teacher to show how much you appreciate their hard work and commitment!

Please note the lost-and-found will get cleaned out again, so check now for your child's clothing.
The lost and found is located next to the stage. The Lost and Found will be emptied on May 6th

-Yoga for parents!
Yoga classes will be held Monday's @ 4:05 pm in the Gym!
We have a couple of teachers who have joined and they would love some company!
 Pay ahead by signing up online, comes down to about $6 a class!
Parents welcome!

 -News from the community


Online Auction Closing Tonight!

Southmoor Auction
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Online auction closes TONIGHT! 
Refer to for category closing times and bidding.  Don't miss out on some fabulous items! 
Live Auction Timeline – Be there in time to make your bids!
6:00 Registration, Appetizers, Party Sign-up
7:15 Teacher Treats Close
7:30 Classroom Projects Close
7:30 Buffet Opens
8:15 Live Auction Begins, Bar Temporarily Closes
9:15 Abby Alt Performance
9:30 Spencer James Performance
9:45-11 After Party
Our Special Appeal during the auction is for Field Trips.  Our goal is to raise $15,000 to cover all field trip costs for all classes for the entire year.  You can donate on the online site if you can't make the live auction.  Help us reach this goal!
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April 29th College Spirit

From Governor John Hickenlooper -
April 29th is college t-shirt day.  Support higher education!

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Participate in College Friday!

It's that time of year again, and College In Colorado is gearing up for College Friday on Friday, April 29. On College Friday, Coloradans wear apparel from their alma mater or favorite college to work or school to help raise awareness about the importance of higher education. College Friday is an effort launched by College In Colorado in 2006. In the last 10 years, we have continuously gained support - last year alone more than 300,000 Coloradans participated.


We've developed some key resources to assist you in your planning and communications around this special day. If you have ideas for additional resources, please contact Megan McDermott, director of communications.



Special Offers (available on Friday, April 29 only):

•    Visit any participating Qdoba on College Friday and receive free chips and Queso for wearing your college gear.

•    Visit any Colorado Le Peep on College Friday and receive a free gooey bun for wearing your college gear.

•     Share your College Friday picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #CollegeFriday to enter to win one of three $1,000 gift cards.


Scholarships - Now is the Time

Now is a great time to explore and apply for scholarships. Whether based on academic, sports, other accomplishments or other personal characteristics, you are likely to be eligible for some!  Check out the:

Important Password Change to Note

The U.S. Department of Education has changed the FAFSA PIN process. On May 11th an FSA ID replaced the PIN process. Those changes are outlined here.

Colorado ASSET Website

Are you without proof of legal U.S. residency and wish to attend a Colorado public college or university? Learn whether you may be eligible for in-state tuition and understand the resources available to help you with this process. College In Colorado has built a website to assist families and students to take advantage of Colorado's ASSET legislation.

Own Your Future; Succeeding at a Second Chance

Own Your Future is an important addition to the Web portal, designed to help offenders released from incarceration to become productive members of society. You may use your existing username and password to sign in to Own Your Future.

Developed in collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Corrections and many other experts across the state, Own Your Future aims to reduce recidivism by helping ex-offenders develop and successfully implement a job and education plan that will help them from violating the terms of their release or re-offending.

Own Your Future is dedicated to the memory of Tom Clements, to honor his unwavering commitment to reducing recidivism and his strong belief in second chances.

Low Cost Broadband for Families

Comcast has announced enhancements to its Internet Essentials program that offers low cost ($10/month) broadband service, computers ($150) and training to low-income students and their families. For general eligiblity information, visit Internet Essentials (En EspaƱol).


Students or parents, do you have questions about, financial aid or career and college planning and would like to talk with someone? Call (720) 264-8580 for assistance in English or Spanish.

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