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Thursday, January 26, 2017

News from the Office- Jan. 26th




  • 01/27- Passion Project day!
  • 01/26- Birthday Celebrations! (3:15-3:40pm)
  • 01/30- Principal Hours (1:30-3:00pm)
  • 01/31- HGT/GT Parent Meeting (6:00-7:00pm)
  • 02/02- Kindergarten Fieldtrip- Arvada Center
  • 02/02- Balarat Parent Information Meeting(4:00-5:00pm)
  • 02/03- NO SCHOOL-Assessment day
  • 02/08- Spring Class Pictures and Individual Portraits
  • 02/09- 3rd Grade fieldtrip-Arvada Center
  • 02/09- Multicultural Night!
  • 02/16 & 17- 5th grade Balarat Overnight Trip



-Buying Individual or Class pictures online?
Log on to mylifetouch.com to order online
Picture Day ID's
Individual Portraits:CG946759Y0
Class Portrait:CG946759G0

-Southmoor Multicultural Night February 9th
Mark your calendar and get ready to join us for a trip around the world – right in the halls of our own school!
There will be many ways and opportunities to participate – by sharing food, traditions, music, crafts and more!
-Multicultural Fashion Show-
Featuring Fashions From Around The World
We are looking for students and adults to participate in the 
Multicultural Fashion Show on Feb. 9th!
Please contact Sara Abdin (sara_abdin@dpsk12.org) if you are interested.
Questions about the event?
Please contact Mr. Stephenson at Farley_Stephenson@dpsk12.org  or
Olga Marlangoutsos at olgamarlan@icloud.com


-Yearbook News
It's not too late to order a YEARBOOK!!
There are limited quantities, so reserve yours today!

If you are a parent of a 5th grader and would like to place a 5th grade dedication in the yearbook.
Please pick up a form in the office. Each dedication is $25, bring your checks, made out to SPIE, to the office.
Send your wording (30 characters max) and a digital picture of your student to Jenny at hickman24@hotmail.com 
Do you have any pictures from a school event, class party or just visiting your student for lunch and recess?
Send your pictures to Jenny Bunker at hickman24@hotmail.com.
If you have a lot of pictures to send please share them through dropbox or google drive. 


-PTO wants your input on Fundraising!
With your help, the PTO raises more than $125,000 each year
to supplement the school budget and provide robust educational experiences for all students. 
Please take a moment to respond to a short survey on Fundraising activities and allocation.
Your input will guide PTO in both planning for next year and allocation of this year's dollars.


-Southmoor Elementary's Visual Arts Newsletter
January 2017
                  
 














2017 is off to a great start in the art room!  5th graders are working hard on their rock opera print-making lesson. 
We are getting messy with clay in 3rd + 4th grade art.  3rd graders are creating hearts while 4th graders make cupcakes.
Kindergarteners are finishing up their Kindergarten Blues project- we are focusing on Pablo Picasso + his blue period. 
We just finished up our LOVE artworks in 1st grade.  This LOVE project is inspired by Robert Indiana's LOVE sculptures. 
Planets! Planets! Planets!  2nd graders first 3-D projects are just about done. 
We created our very own Southmoor Galaxy. 

Seeking students who would like to showcase their artwork on the artist of the week
bulletin board Please reach out to me if your child would like to be "Artist of the Week."
Thank you!

Follow Southmoor's art program on Instagram @southmoor.elementary.art
Mrs. Freedberg


-Physical Wellness News
Jump Rope For Heart
Enclosed in your child's Thursday Folder, today, is information about Jump Rope For Heart. 
If your child did not receive or misplaced the information, have them visit with me.
Donation envelopes are due by Friday, February 24th
I appreciate everyone who participates in this
meaningful fundraiser, at any donation level, to support children with congenital heart disease

Live Well,
Joseph Bazzanella
Physical Wellness Education

-Southmoor Needs Donations!
Hello Parents and Community Members,
Southmoor is looking for Makerspace donations.
These items will be used in a variety of projects across all grade levels.
We have 2 donation days coming up: Thursday, Feb 2nd and Thursday, Feb. 16th.
Donations can be dropped off in the library before and after school.
Thank you for your support,
Bridget Connelly
Personalized Learning Coordinator

Donations we are in need of:
fabric
balloons
Dixie cups
string
rubberbands
Q-tips
cotton balls
tongue depressors
straws
marshmallows
toothpicks
newspapers
oatmeal containers
pipe cleaners
shoe boxes
toilet paper rolls
/paper towel rolls


-Girls on the Run will start the week of March 6th 
Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an
innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.
We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school. 
This is open to all (and only) 3rd through 5th grade girls with registration opening February 6th - watch for info coming soon. 
For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org
If you have any questions or would like to coach (we need several!),
please contact: GOTFsouthmoor@gmail.com to get in touch with Carrie Jones or Kristi Lamar


-Free Screening
Thomas Jefferson High School is thrilled to extend an invitation to the families at
Southmoor Elementary School for a free screening of
"Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age", a documentary on one of the biggest parenting issues of our time. 
Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 6:00pm 
TJ Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Run time ​68 minutes
Directed by​ Delaney Ruston, M.D. 

Slavens K-8 School recently showed the film and had a tremendous response.
TJ wanted to open it up to a larger audience to share with even more people in our community.
Hope you can join us.
For more information, call TJ PTO Co-President Spring Hericks at 720-878-1352

-Safety at Southmoor
Children occasionally bump their heads. Most of the time, the injury is not severe. Big Bumps can
Occur in a very short time with minor injuries. Damage to the brain is rare. Close observation
For 24-48 hours will alert you to any serious behavior changes. Vomiting and sleepiness are
Common following head injuries.

At Home Care
  1. Call your doctor if you are concerned or worries about your child's condition.
  2. Call your doctor if any of the "Behavior Changes" noted below are seen.
  3. Clean skin scrapes with soap and water.
  4. Apply ice packs for 1 hour if swelling occurs.
  5. Give only clear liquids for 4-6 hours since vomiting is common after head injuries.
  6. Don't give any pain medication. This can mask or hide more serious problems.
  7. If the pain is severe enough that you think your child needs pain medication, call your doctor
     immediately.
Behavior Changes Indicating Possible Trouble:
  1. Vomiting that happens more than 2 times 24-48 hours after the injury.
  2. Persistent Headache( One that lasts more than 2 hours) or a severe headache.
  3. Unusual sleepiness.
  4. Unsteady walking or weakness
  5. Difficulty talking, or speech that doesn't make sense.
  6. Complaints of blurred vision or not being able to see.
  7. Over the next 6 months, notify your child's doctor if you notice changes in the following
    • Difficulty remembering
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Slowed thinking
    • Personality changes
Please remind your child to come to the nurse if they ever have a head injury during the school day.
Let's keep our kids safe!

Sarina Compoz

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

News from the Office- Jan. 19th



  • 01/24- Moose Munch Bunch
  • 01/27- Passion Project day!
  • 01/26- Birthday Celebrations! (3:15-3:40pm)
  • 02/02- Kindergarten Fieldtrip- Arvada Center
  • 02/02- Balarat Parent Information Meeting
  • 02/08- Spring Class Pictures and Individual Portraits
  • 02/09- Multicultural Night!

Girls on the Run will start the week of March 6th 
Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an
innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.
We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school. 
This is open to all (and only) 3rd through 5th grade girls with registration opening February 6th - watch for info coming soon. 
For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org
If you have any questions or would like to coach (we need several!),
please contact: GOTFsouthmoor@gmail.com to get in touch with Carrie Jones or Kristi Lamar




Save the Date for Southmoor Multicultural Night!
Mark your calendar and get ready to join us for a trip around the world – right in the halls of our own school!
There will be many ways and opportunities to participate – by sharing food, traditions, music, crafts and more!
More information will be sent out the first week back at school after the holidays.
Questions?
Please contact Mr. Stephenson at Farley_Stephenson@dpsk12.org  or
Olga Marlangoutsos at olgamarlan@icloud.com


Principal Hours at Southmoor
New to Southmoor this year is Principal Hours. It is a time blocked out by
Sarina Compoz to meet with parents and be available for anyone who needs/wants to talk to her.
No appointment required, just come in and chat with the Principal.
Principal hours will start to be posted on the website’s calendar this week.
Check the calendar for updates!


PBis News!
-Our second trimester PBis assembly is set for March 3rd!
- Our third trimester assembly is set for May 19th!
-In February, a survey will be distributed amongst faculty to gather
information about how staff perceive certain student behaviors and
what they believe is the best course of action for those behaviors.
- The Mighty Moose character trait of the month: RESPECT 
- We are also working towards collecting an abundance of resources to better promote a Southmoor Bucket-Filling culture!


Physical Wellness News
-Snow Boots! “HELP!!”
The most heard phrase from me to students is, “When you leave your home, either have sneakers on your feet or in your backpack.”
PLEASE do not send your child to school with only snow boots, no matter if it’s a P.E. day or not.
Snow boots are not appropriate for movement other than walking. 
-Mile Club T-shirt Fridays
I encourage all students who have received their
mile club shirt, for reaching the 25-mile marker, to wear them each Friday. 
-Gold Medalist
Joe Kleeman, who is in fifth grade, completed his 100th mile before the winter break. 
He is our second student to reach the gold medal plateau!


Safety at Southmoor
Children occasionally bump their heads. Most of the time, the injury is not severe. Big Bumps can
Occur in a very short time with minor injuries. Damage to the brain is rare. Close observation
For 24-48 hours will alert you to any serious behavior changes. Vomiting and sleepiness are
Common following head injuries.

At Home Care
  1. Call your doctor if you are concerned or worries about your child’s condition.
  2. Call your doctor if any of the “Behavior Changes” noted below are seen.
  3. Clean skin scrapes with soap and water.
  4. Apply ice packs for 1 hour if swelling occurs.
  5. Give only clear liquids for 4-6 hours since vomiting is common after head injuries.
  6. Don’t give any pain medication. This can mask or hide more serious problems.
  7. If the pain is severe enough that you think your child needs pain medication, call your doctor
     immediately.

Behavior Changes Indicating Possible Trouble:

  1. Vomiting that happens more than 2 times 24-48 hours after the injury.
  2. Persistent Headache( One that lasts more than 2 hours) or a severe headache.
  3. Unusual sleepiness.
  4. Unsteady walking or weakness
  5. Difficulty talking, or speech that doesn’t make sense.
  6. Complaints of blurred vision or not being able to see.
  7. Over the next 6 months, notify your child’s doctor if you notice changes in the following
    • Difficulty remembering
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Slowed thinking
    • Personality changes


Please remind your child to come to the nurse if they ever have a head injury during the school day.
Let’s keep our kids safe!

Sarina Compoz

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

News from the Office- CSC Update


The Southmoor CSC is looking for parents to serve on the Personnel Committee.
 The Personnel Committee is responsible for supporting the selection of candidates for
vacancies within the school and administering the Reduction in Building Staff (RIBS) process.
The Personnel Committee is composed of the Principal and three (3) teacher members
chosen by vote of the faculty and two (2) parent members chosen by the CSC.
The Committee meets from February until May. 
Please contact Jill Bowman (jill_d_bowman@yahoo.com) by 1/19 if you have questions
or are interested in serving on the Personnel Committee.


News from the Office-Jan. 12th



  • 01/16
No School- MLK Day

  • 01/19
ECE/Kindergarten Round-Up (8:00-9:00am)

  • 01/19
Shakespeare Meeting (4:00pm- rm.128)

  • 01/24
Moose Munch Bunch (3rd grade)

  • 01/27
Passion Project day!

  • 01/26
Birthday Celebrations! (3:15-3:40pm)

  • 02/02
Kindergarten Fieldtrip- Arvada Center

  • 02/08
Spring Class Pictures and Individual Portraits


Don’t Forget Due date to order is tomorrow 1/13

Principal Hours are coming to Southmoor
New to Southmoor this year is Principal Hours. It is a time blocked out by
Sarina Compoz to meet with parents and be available for anyone who needs/wants to talk to her.
No appointment required, just come in and chat with the Principal.
Principal hours will start to be posted on the website’s calendar this week.
Check the calendar for updates!


Shakespeare Meeting
4:00 pm on January 19th
Parents are welcomed and Encouraged to attend!  
Alice Bauer's classroom (128)
We will discuss participating in the 2017 District Shakespeare Festival


Girls on the Run will start the week of March 6th 
Girls on the Run inspires girls to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an
innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.
We will meet Mondays and Wednesdays after school. 
This is open to all (and only) 3rd through 5th grade girls with registration opening February 6th - watch for info coming soon. 
For more information about the program go to www.girlsontherunrockies.org
If you have any questions or would like to coach (we need several!),
please contact: GOTFsouthmoor@gmail.com to get in touch with Carrie Jones or Kristi Lamar



Save the Date for Southmoor Multicultural Night!
Mark your calendar and get ready to join us for a trip around the world – right in the halls of our own school!
There will be many ways and opportunities to participate – by sharing food, traditions, music, crafts and more!
More information will be sent out the first week back at school after the holidays.
Questions?
Please contact Mr. Stephenson at Farley_Stephenson@dpsk12.org  or
Olga Marlangoutsos at olgamarlan@icloud.com


Physical Wellness News
-Snow Boots! “HELP!!”
The most heard phrase from me to students is, “When you leave your home, either have sneakers on your feet or in your backpack.”
PLEASE do not send your child to school with only snow boots, no matter if it’s a P.E. day or not.
Snow boots are not appropriate for movement other than walking. 
-Mile Club T-shirt Fridays
I encourage all students who have received their
mile club shirt, for reaching the 25-mile marker, to wear them each Friday. 
-Gold Medalist
Joe Kleeman, who is in fifth grade, completed his 100th mile before the winter break. 
He is our second student to reach the gold medal plateau!


GT/HGT Identification Process
Parents-
In an effort to support families who are identifying their son/daughter as GT or HGT, we put together a timeline.  
We understand the process is longer, but the body of evidence will ensure that we have
a solid understanding of your student and her/his needs.
GT/HGT Identification Process
-Sept-Nov
  Cognitive-NNAT/CoGAT -HGT eligible
-Dec.
  Parent notification from district stating if his/her child is Magnet Eligible
-Dec-Feb
     Scaled Inventory for Gifted Students (SIGS) filled out by:
                     Homeroom Teacher and/or
Previous Teacher and/or
Parent
            Strength Area determined
-Feb-Mar
            Additional Data gathered---ITBS-administered and scored at school
            Parents Notified of additional data and testing dates
            Letter stating qualified-  by District GT office    

The identification process will continue until students’ body of evidence
is adequate for the district to qualify each student.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding

Sarina Compoz         Paul Schmidt