And so begins the Big Event…

Happy Sunday everyone!

Mystery Reader!

We had a great February celebrating “I Love to Read” Month! Thank you to all of you who came into read and share your favorite books with us as Mystery Readers. This was a HUGE hit with the kids!  We wrapped up I Love to Read Month with a Read-in on Friday.  Kids enjoyed wearing their pj’s, relaxing on blankets and pillows, and relaxing with books.  What a great way to end the month!


The kids had a great time on the ACES field trip and at the Aspen Art Museum.  Thanks for your support in helping make these kinds of field trips a possibility and supporting us as we work to create meaningful experiences outside of school for your children.

This week we will be continuing to work on our paragraphs for C.A.R.E.  We are looking for ways to do some community outreach and education on why adopting pets is an important option, how C.A.R.E. helps homeless animals, and what you can do to help support C.A.R.E.  We have learned so much and are excited to share it!  We will also be wrapping up our pet supply drive for C.A.R.E. on Friday.  Please send in donations if you have them. Ask your child what kinds of supplies C.A.R.E. needs!

The Big Event:

The theme this year is Games.  We have met with our Big Event scene groups three times already.  This week, your child is going to be meeting every day with their scene groups…the Monday – Thursday schedule will be the following for the 1/2 Learning Center:

8:10 – 8:45: Project Based Learning
8:45 – 9:30: Specials
9:30 – 10:00: Recess
10:00 – 11:45: Literacy, Math, Intervention and Enrichment (Circus Circus)
11:45 – 12:10: Recess
12:10 – 12:30: Lunch
12:30 – 2:30: Big Event scene groups
2:30 – 2:50: BE All School Meeting and Chorus
2:50 – 3:00: Clean up/ End of day

This Friday, students will spend the entire day with their Big Event scene groups.

As mentioned in Sam’s email on Feb 28th, scene groups will be traveling to and from the Launch Pad to use rehearsal space during the next 3 weeks of Big Event.  If you have concerns please let us know.

Upcoming Dates:

3/9 Big Event Parent Work Night 5-8 pm – please come! Pizza and drinks provided!  It is lots of fun and a great way to get to know other families and be involved in the school
3/17 Tues. Noon Release – BE Technical Run Through – BE Performance in Evening @ 6:00pm
3/18 Wed. Optional school day – ½ day for staff – BE Performance in Evening @ 6:00pm
3/19 Thur. Full day of School – BE clean up, compliment circle, debrief and student feedback, parodies
3/20 – 3/30 Spring Break! – No school
4/24 No School for students and teachers
4/27 Teacher Work Day – No School for Students
5/26 – 5/28 Spring Outdoor Ed