What does attendance mean to you? Every student and family will have their own meaning for great attendance. For schools in St. Vrain, the goal is simple - have your student attend everyday and miss less than 10 days of school per year for any reason. The value of consistent attendance is one of the most important factors in determining if a student will do well in school, graduate and be prepared for success in future grades, their careers and postsecondary education.
On Wednesday, December 13, Central Elementary was lucky enough to get a visit from three Santa Lucia Princesses and a Star Boy! With a large population of families with a Scandinavian heritage in our community, there were a number of students who wished to be part of the celebration of “Santa Lucia Day” or St. Lucy’s Day. Students at Central learn about Celebrations around the world as part of the International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry. These four students visited every classroom bringing treats and a story about the history of the celebration.
As we approach the halfway mark of another successful school year, I want to thank you for your continued support as we strive for excellence in serving our students, parents and community. Providing our students and families with several options in high-quality academics and extracurricular activities, is one of the cornerstones of our district.
December 1 is the first day that parents may register their children for the 2018-2019 KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM. Central will offer two full-day kindergarten classes for 2018-2019. Families who reside within the Central attendance area may register at this time. Our attendance area includes: West of Main Street, East of Hover Street, South of 9th Avenue, and North of the St. Vrain River.
The St. Vrain Valley Schools’ Senior Volunteer Program is once again available for the 2017-2018 school year. The program began in November 2012 to welcome seniors and individuals with disabilities into our schools and provide them financial assistance with their county property taxes. Up to 200 participants will be paid a maximum of 40 hours at $10.20 per hour for a total of $408 between January 2, 2018 and April 30, 2018.
Across St. Vrain Valley Schools, we are advancing public education for our community, state and nation. St. Vrain prepares students for their future by giving them a strong competitive advantage that will empower their success in a complex globalized economy. Learn more in the 2017-2018 edition of St. Vrainnovation Magazine, now available online.
It has been an outstanding start to the academic year and I want to thank our students, families, teachers, staff and other partners for continuing to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ drive for excellence in serving our community and advancing public education.
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we explore Inquiry-Based Learning, Thinking Differently About Digital Devices, and visit with one of our schools as they learn about Slam Poetry with local expert Joaquin Zihuatanejo in partnership with High Plains Library System.