NSE March Newsletter 2017-2018

Greetings North Star Families,

I can never thank you enough for all you do to support North Star.  On March 7th, there will be a unique opportunity for you to not only support our school but other schools around the district and state.  Please consider attending.

March 7th: Update on the Bond Program
Parents and community members are invited to join the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at Northglenn High School for a presentation from the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee (LRPAC) on the 2016 Bond Program, a discussion about ELEVATE and a presentation about a potential state school funding ballot measure.

When:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7–8:30 p.m.

Where: Northglenn High School, 601 W. 100th Place, Northglenn, STEM Building. Park in lot off of Huron St. and 102nd Avenue and enter through the STEM archway.​

Translation services and childcare (for kids who are potty trained and age 3 to 11 years) will be available. Contact Frances Mullins for further information and to reserve space for child care at frances.mullins@adams12.org or 720-972-4007.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about individual bond projects currently underway, projects planned for summer 2018 and the planning for a new Career and Technical Education campus. LRPAC is a community-led oversight committee featuring parents and community members of Adams 12 Five Star Schools who serve as a bond oversight and accountability committee for the 2016 Bond Program.

CMAS testing is coming!  

March is when we begin our state assessments called CMAS to measure student growth and achievement.  All students in grades 3-5 participate in this important on-line assessment in reading and math.  We ask that you make every effort to get your child to bed early so they will be wide awake for testing. Be on the alert for cyberbullying and inappropriate use of technology!
Many of our students have access to cell phones and technology at home.  As we recently learned from our School Resource Officer at our Technology Night, sometimes students don’t make the best decisions when communicating electronically with friends, older students, or even strangers.  We urge you to frequently check your child’s electronic communications.  We want to keep all our students safe!

We have a new community liaison!

Ivette Jimenez-Jimenez recently joined our office staff as our new community liaison.  Her job is to make it easier for you to be involved in your child’s education and North Star.  Whether you have a question about community resources or want to know about school events, Ivette is here to help you.  Ivette is a proud graduate of Thornton High School and is bilingual.  Please give her a call anytime at 720-972-5576.

Sincerely,
Grace Taylor
Principal