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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Come to the  PTO Meeting - Wednesday, December 7

COME TO THE PTO MEETING NEXT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7TH FROM 4-5:30 PM
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You're invited... come and join the Southmoor PTO conversation around Fun, Fundraising & Inclusive Communication!

When: Wednesday, December 7 from 4:00-5:30pm

Where: Southmoor Library/Maker's Space

What:  OPEN PTO Board meeting to brainstorm what              Fun, Fundraising and Inclusive          
             Communication mean to our community.                      What is PTO doing that works? What should                we be doing? If you have ideas from other                    schools you've attended or other                                    organizations, or just want to come observe,                this is the meeting for you!!!


RVSP: Please RVSP via email to            
             beccahuntington@hotmail.com by
             Monday, 12.5. If you're bringing kids and need              childcare, include that info in your RSVP so                  we can ensure we have enough sitters.


If you're interested in this type of meeting, but not able to attend because of the day or time of day, please email beccahuntington@hotmail.com so we better schedule these meetings in the future!

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Southmoor Elementary PTO
3755 S. Magnolia Way
Denver, CO 80237

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Smashburger Dine Out Today 11AM-8PM 

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Denver, CO 80237

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Southmoor PTO

While you are gearing up for your holiday shopping please consider linking your Amazon Smile account to Southmoor Elementary.


 
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Denver, CO 80237

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

News from the Office-Nov. 17th



  • 11/18- 3rd grade SPREE fieldtrip (Norman)
  • 11/21-11/25- Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL
  • 11/29- Primary Awards         9:15am-10:15am
  • Secondary Awards    10:20am-11:30am
<11/30
2nd grade fieldtrip to Arvada Center for the Arts( Whisnant, Friedrich & Horton)
<11/30
Kindergarten Fieldtrip-Museum of Nature and Science
<!12/01
3rd grade fieldtrip(Hagon, Bauer, Norman, Hogden/Dawkins)
<12/06
Choir Performance- Evening
<12/06
5th grade Art Fieldtrip
<12/08
Holiday Cookie exchange (4:00pm)
<Upcoming! PARENTS NIGHT OUT 12/16
(flyers will come home on 11/28!)

Student Council News!
Canned Food drive comes to a close on Friday, November 18th.
Please have your cans of food in by Friday am. Our donations
will go to Jewish Family Services.  

Our next spirit day/fundraiser is Ugly Sweater Day on December 21st.
 Please bring in 50 cents to participate in our spirit day + fundraiser.
All monies raised will go to Von's Vision.  What if you don't have a ugly holiday sweater?  
You can make one!  Draw a holiday picture on a piece of paper + pin it to your shirt or sweater!  



Artist of the week!

A'zariah Enoch-Davis/2nd grade



PTO OPEN BOD Meeting
Wednesday, 12.7 from 4:00-5:30 @ Southmoor  
All chairs and parents are invited to join this BOD meeting that will be held in an open
format to brainstorm fun, fundraising and communication ideas/needs for the future.
Please come and be part of the brainstorming.
Childcare will be provided.

PTO Happy Hour
 Save the date for some fun mingling in the new year.
All invited. Wednesday, January 11th from 6:00-9:00ish. Location TBD.



THANK YOU to parent Heather Barben who coordinated the Trailer Reimagining Project.

Other key players included:
<        Mario Trujillo of F&M Painting who donated his time. [If you need a painter, his number is: 720.275.3022.]
  • Art teacher Lisa Freedberg
5 5th graders and their parents for painting and donating paint




                                  









Dear Southmoor Families,
Our school is a busy place!  As I visit in classrooms, I see so many students who are great learners, are kind to one another and who show respect to teachers and adults.  It is also a delight to see so many parents involved in many different ways.
Following are some highlights and reminders:
 Good News!
<    ·   The number of students who are tardy is dropping rapidly! Many days we have fewer than 10 students tardy.
Earlier in the year, we had as many as 30-40 students tardy on a daily basis.  This is great progress!
·    Our Parent Satisfaction Survey Results showed an increase of participation from 54% in 2015 to 68% in 2016.
 ·   Our overall satisfaction rate is 82%.  The area of Communication is at a 78% satisfaction rate. 
 ·   While we outscored the district by 5% in this area, this is an area of focus.
 I want to thank all of the parents who attended the Fall Forum and shared ideas on how we can improve.
  •    Our state testing results have shown strong growth in English Language Arts (ELA) and in Math.


Grade
ELA
2014-15
ELA
2015-16
Math
2014-15
Math
2015-16




% Met or Above
% Met or Above
% Met or Above
% Met or Above
3rd Graders
52.5%
58.1%
64.6%
62.9%
4th Graders
48.8%
70.5%
45.7%
66.7%
5th Graders
53.7%
59.3%
42.6%
50.6%
All Grades
51.4%
62.9%
51.9%
59.7%













           ·   It isn’t easy being GREEN!  Our School Performance Framework came out and Southmoor continues to meets district and state expectations. 
Our overall percentage of points earned is 70.75%.   We are so proud of our students and staff. 
Of course we will continue to strive for BLUE or Distinguished!  

  • Thank You Families & Staff!
The newly updated track looks great. Thank you for volunteering on this great project.
  • Thanksgiving Break
Thanksgiving Break will be from November 21-25.  Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!


Mighty Moose Winners


Gabriella Henriquez                Nygeirie Jackson
Lyric Howell                           Ryosuke Sugino
Avery Ray                               Banks Malia
Megan Lamar                          Antonio Pacheco
Jackson Haman                       Ellie Huntsman
Asher Snyder                          Hannah Mitchell
Ayla Conley                            Thylar Rosas
Eric Olsen                               Valerie Delgado
Dagny Mclain                         Saben Snyder