Thursday, September 29, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Middle School Information Night
Passion Project day!
· Jim N Nicks orders due FRIDAY 09/23
Farmers market Sale
5th grade Fieldtrip (Webb/Esbenshade & Coursey to (Overland Pond Park)
Tech Task Force Meeting (6:30-7:30pm)
3rd grade NNAT3 Testing
Middle School Information Night
Thursday, September 22nd from 7-8pm
Please join us in the library on Thursday, September 22nd from 7-8pm.
Receive information from the following middle schools and have the opportunity to have your specific questions answered.
Find out more about middle school shadowing, open houses, application processes, and what makes each of these schools unique within DPS.
· The Boys School of Denver
· DSST: Byers Middle School
· Girls Athletic Leadership School
· Grant Beacon Middle School
· Hamilton Middle School
· Highline Academy
· Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences
· Merrill Middle School
· Morey Middle School
· Rocky Mountain School of Expeditionary Learning (RMSEL)
A representative from the DPS Choice Department will also be present to answer all of your questions about the choice process and deadlines.
This evening is ideal for parents of 4th and 5th grade students.
Mighty Moose Winners
-Jonathan Meir -Leviah Van Wagner -Aynura Khadzhieva
-Hannah Storey -Annabella Rosas -Arianna Beltran
-Lyla Lindvall - Grant Meier -Gaby Foley
-Caddison Alt -Allison Hockett -Jack Nathan
-Chloe Dhal Barron -Pierce Barben - Brynn Bowman
-Keilie Alcover-matsuda -Zach Smissen - Abby Belt
Artist of the week!
The Southmoor Elementary School Garden will be harvesting the last of its produce to sell at a
small Farmers Market this Friday, September 23rd from 3-4 at the school on the Peach Street Entrance.
Bring your reusable bags and fill up on produce grown by the kids.
Interested in being on the garden committee? Come to our meeting September 28th at 8AM in the library.
Attention Kinder Parents!
All kindergarten students will be given the NNAT3 testing at school in October.
This is the test that can identify a student as HGT magnet eligible. Please see the link below
If you have any questions about the test.
Below is the schedule for testing.
*Tuesday, October 4th-Ms. Hencmann 10:30-11:40 & 12:40-1:40
*Wednesday, October 5th –Ms. Brady 10:30-11:40 & 12:40-1:40
*Thursday, October 6th – Hoover 10:30-11:40 & 12:40-1:40
-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 gt.dpsk12.org/
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.
Moose Tech tip of the Week!
Please go to the following link for this week's tech tip
-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 unless they are in the 100 Mile Club
If you would like to wait with them until 8:30 you are more than welcomed to.
*The gates in the back of the school are locked for safety reasons during the day.
They get opened at 8:30am and will be re-opened for dismissal at 3:40pm*
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.
News from the District
-Live in southeast Denver?
Share your ideas on the future plan for southeast Denver by clicking on the link below and/or attending a visioning meeting on
Tuesday, September 20, 6-7:30 PM OR* Saturday, September 24, 12:30-2 PM at Thomas Jefferson High School 3950 S. Holly St..
*The same meeting is being offered at two different times to accommodate busy schedules.
Children's activities will be provided on location at both meetings.
Notes to Know
· I follow the Colorado & Denver Public Schools art standards-based curriculum.
All students will be exposed to a wide variety of artists, cultures, art history, media and techniques.
· Throughout the school year, students' artwork will be on display around the building.
Be sure to check out the halls in the next week or two!
· I display student artwork in the community as well. If you know of a local business willing to display student artwork,
please use the email address listed below to contact me.
· Lastly, in May, we will have our annual school-wide art show.
Every student (K through 5th grade) will have at least one piece of art on display during Southmoor Arts week!
It is sure to be a spectacular week J
Artist Of The Week
Returns for the 2016-2017 school year! J "Artist of the Week" is an opportunity open to all students in grades K-5th
to showcase their artwork for a week on a bulletin board in the art room.
Students may submit 6 to 8 pieces of two-dimensional artwork. Art may be work created here at Southmoor, a former school,
an art camp or after-school art class. If your child sews clothes, creates 3-D sculptures + models, photographs are best.
Other ideas for the AOTW board include poetry + short stories. Students that dance, act, or play instruments may
submit photographs of their art as well! Parents: please contact me via email if your child would like to participate
in AOTW so I can get him/her on the calendar.
(Additional art supplies needed)
Paper Towel Rolls Mat board
Corrugated Cardboard Pencil Sharpeners
*New paper plates *New Foam Board & Poster Board
*New pantyhose or tights
-Art for life is Every Friday After School!
It's not too late to sign up for art class. Sign-up sheets are available in the main office!
Scholarships are available to any interested students.
Please call the main office if you have any questions
Please join me at TJ (Thomas Jefferson High School/3950 S Holly Street) to
participate in The Denver Unity Project on Monday, September 26th from 4:30 to 6pm.
We'll take part creating commUNITY together! The Denver Unity Project is open to the public during the hours listed on the flyer.
Please visit + participate at your convenience if another date + time works better.
Hope to see you there!
Visual Arts Teacher