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February Newsletter

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Leroy Elementary, An IB World School


February 2021

Dear Leroy Families,

We hope this first month of 2021 has been a healthy one for all of you!  It’s hard to believe that we are already on to February and soon spring will be upon us.  We appreciate all you’ve done to support your children with learning transitions.  Please join us for a Virtual Coffee with the Principal on Wednesday, February 24th, from 8:30-9:15 am.  

February is parent/teacher conference time!                                                                                               

We look forward to sitting down with you to discuss your child’s progress.  Conferences will take place virtually, between Wednesday, February 10th, and Friday, February 12th, 2021.  Please sign up for a time to meet with your child’s teacher via Sign Up Genius. Your child’s teacher will communicate with you regarding instructions.  Students will not attend school Friday, February 12th through Monday, February 15th.  Teachers have in-service time Friday.  Monday is President’s Day.   

2020-21 Family-School Relationships Survey                                                                                               

During the 2017-18 school year, Adams 12 Five Star Schools pursued a year-long engagement process to determine the district’s new strategic plan, ELEVATE. What we discovered through that process were district strengths as determined by our community. Two of the identified strengths are collaboration and engagement, pillars of how families, students and staff work together for the success of your child. One way we continue to live out our strengths is to evaluate how well we are working together and engaging families at our school in order to provide the best learning opportunities for all students.

The annual survey will provide year-over-year feedback allowing us to measure trends over time so we can continue to best serve you and your child. The survey is specific for our school and will help us know where we are succeeding and where we can improve.

·       The survey is open from January 25 - February 19, 2021 and is completely anonymous.

·       The survey is expected to take between 5-10 minutes and can be taken in English, Spanish or nine other languages on your smartphone, tablet or computer.  

·       If you have children at different schools, we ask that you fill out a survey for each school.

·       Survey data is benchmarked nationally and compared to the Five Star staff survey to create a comprehensive understanding of the school’s culture and climate. Survey results will be made available to families by the end of the school year.

Thank you in advance for taking this important survey as we work together to continue to elevate the way we serve your child in every classroom, every day.  Click here to access:  Family-School Relationships Survey

Resource Closet                                                                                                                                           

We are excited to announce that we have  a Resource Closet open at the school. Our Resource Closet contains small amounts of toiletries, clothing, food and some household needs. If you are in need of any of these supplies please call the main office and we can set up an appointment during our office hours.

Valentine's Day                                                                                                                                           

Celebrations will be permitted for our in-person learners in order to support students' social emotional needs and connection to their learning community. This year’s celebration will have some different requirements to maintain our Covid safe protocols.

  • Celebrations will be the last 30 minutes on Thursday, February 11th. 

  • Students may bring Valentine's Day cards, from home, 72 hours ahead of time. Cards must be brought to school on or before Monday, February 8th in order to be handed out during the celebration.

  • K-5 students may also bring in commercially packaged treats, with cards, 72 hours ahead of time. 

  • No homemade treats may be brought in or shared, and in accordance with current health and safety guidelines.

  • No visitors, cross cohorting, or parades will be allowed.  

PARCC/CMAS tests beginning in March                                                                                                       

As a state-wide measure of student achievement and growth, all of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will once again take the state PARCC/CMAS tests beginning in March.  These literacy and math assessments are online state assessments in which all students across Colorado participate.  Please check our school’s website toward the end of this month for a schedule with exact dates and times for these assessments to ensure your child is in attendance each day.  In addition to attendance, you can also support your child during this assessment window by getting them to bed early the nights before, building their confidence and self-assurance, and getting plenty of exercise.   

Cold Weather                                                                                                                                               

Now that many Leroy students are back in the building, we are able to have outdoor recess on most days. The temperature can be very cold and students still go outside unless the weather is below 20 degrees. Please make sure your child has proper winter clothing each day. If you need assistance with cold weather clothes please contact our Family Liaison at 720.972.5471.


Attending school regularly has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school.  Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.  

When dropping off and picking up students, please be mindful about not blocking neighbors’ driveways.  Please do not block driveways even if you are remaining in the car, or will only be there briefly. Please remember to use the crosswalk when escorting your children. There is so much traffic at drop off and pick up times that it creates a huge safety concern for students and parents entering the street without a crosswalk.  We want to make sure we maintain a good relationship with our neighbors and ensure the safety of students and adults alike.  Let us know how we can best support you and your family so that they can be here at school on time every day.  We want your child to be successful in school!    

Reminder-we sent an email Friday about COVID-19 non-symptomatic student saliva based mobile testing coming to Leroy on Tuesday, February 2nd. Click here to see the information.

Thank you all for your continued partnership with us! Please reach out at 720.972.5460 anytime with questions.

Tracie Stauffer                                                                                                                                            Principal

Kelly Teitelbaum                                                                                                                                              Assistant Principal