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Thursday, September 29, 2016

News from the Office –September 29th


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     09/19-10/01
3rd grade NNAT3 Testing
      09/30
September Birthday Celebrations
     10/04
5th grade Ameritowne Primary Elections
     10/05
Count Day- Make sure your student comes to school!
    10/05
PTO Meeting (4:00pm-5:00pm)
    10/05
CSC Meeting (5:30-6:30pm)
    10/07
HGT Nomination Deadline!
    10/08
Moose is Loose Carnival! (2:00pm-5:00pm)




Letter from the Principal





Carnival Is Approaching!







*Conference Sign Ups!*
Don't forget to sign up for parent teacher conferences in the main hall.
Conferences will be in November.



Mighty Moose Winners

Ayub Mansur               Leila Perez               Olivia Colbert
Samiya Osman              Electra Forsey-Gardner        Jeremy Odell
Hailey Carson                Addie Weber                   Anani Harris
Lucy Blakemore           Sotiria Marlangoutsos          Rowan Weigle
Trenton Anderson          Molly Winslow                Adriana Nash
Norah Anhstedt             Lacey Arritola                    Makayla Vasquez
Tyler stone                   Elizabeth Pozzi              Edwin Morales-Folgar



Artist of the week!
     Ella Storey
2nd grade

-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 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7.  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





DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Department of Nursing and Student Health Services
Whole Child Supports
2016-2017


Southmoor Elementary
    
Dear Parent(s),

Incidents of head lice have occurred in our school.  Head lice in school children is increasing nationwide. 
In Colorado, the problem of head lice control has arisen in several communities.

In an effort to assist parents in understanding the problem, we are sending you this information on control and prevention.
___Beth Ball, RN, BSN___
                                                                                                                           School Nurse

*WHAT ARE THEY?  When a person has head lice or pediculosis, it means a certain kind of louse has
gotten into the hair and is laying eggs called ""nits"" which hatch into more lice.  A louse is a small insect about l/l6th of an inch with an oval, grayish body.

*WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?  Head lice are found on the scalp and first show up in the hair over the ears or the hairline of the neck. 
If not killed, they spread to all parts of the scalp and hair.  The nits or eggs can be seen along the hairs like tiny beads on a thread. 
The nits are shiny, oval in shape, and gray or white in color. 

*WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?   l. Itching of the scalp       2. Nits along the hair shaft

Dandruff can be removed by a light snap of the finger against a hair, but nits stick and can be removed
only by sliding them the length of a hair as you would slide beads off a string.

Anyone can get lice.  It has been said, "It is no disgrace to get lice, but it is a disgrace to keep them".
 If lice are brought into the household, they can spread among all members of a family.
                                                  
*WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?  The infected child and all members of the family should have their
hair shampooed with medicated shampoo that can be bought over the counter, obtained from
your family health care source or the school.  The lice and nits must be killed or they will rehatch in about 7 days
and a new batch of lice will again start the condition.  To prevent reinfestation, hats, caps, scarves, and
other head coverings and combs and brushes should be treated to destroy lice and nits. 
All clothing and bedding used within a month of infestation should be laundered in hot, soapy water or dry cleaned.


SUGGESTIONS:             Short hair aids control measures.
                                            Shampoo hair once with regular shampoo before using medicated shampoo.
                                            Shampoo with warmest possible water. Then using an electric hair dryer may help.
                                            Rinsing with a vinegar rinse may help loosen nits.
Following shampoo, nits must be combed out with a fine-tooth comb or pulled out with fingernails the full length of the hair. 
Nit removal is essential for successful treatment.

If head lice persist after one treatment, review shampooing procedures to make certain it was done properly.







-Art News!
Notes to Know
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All students will be exposed to a wide variety of artists, cultures, art history, media and techniques. 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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! 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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. 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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

Trash-errific! 
(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
Thank you! 


Thursday, September 22, 2016

News from the Office –September 22nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                      

 

 

 

·        09/22

Middle School Information Night

  (7:00pm-8:00pm) Library

 

·        09/23

Passion Project day!

 

·        Jim N Nicks orders due FRIDAY 09/23

 

·        09/23

Farmers market Sale

 

·        09/26

5th grade Fieldtrip (Webb/Esbenshade & Coursey to (Overland Pond Park)

 

·        09/28

Tech Task Force Meeting (6:30-7:30pm)

 

·        09/19-10/01

3rd grade NNAT3 Testing

 

 

 

TONIGHT!

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

DUE TOMORROW!

 

 

 

 

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

                            -Yaseen Bouanane 

 

 

 

 

Artist of the week!

     Ahnesti Bush

2nd grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farmers Market

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

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14NT_it2N1C4bgSnxlCFVkuNyFZT7yyQCKg2BxyYvJyo/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

-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.

 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPW9RTB

 

 

 

 

-Art News!

 

 

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.

Trash-errific! 

(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

 

Thank you! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-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

720-424-3930

 

 

 

*ART NEWS*

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!  

Lisa Freedberg

Visual Arts Teacher