Smoky Hill PTCO
Spring Craft Show
March 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
16100 E. Smoky Hill Road
Over 150 vendors & free admission!
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit us at www.shhsptco.org
2015 – 2016 Pre-Registration Information
March 2 - 20, 2015
Counselors will review and approve student course selections.
The 2015-2016 Program of Studies can be found on the school website (www.smoky.ccsd.k12.co.us) or Naviance Family Connection.
2015 National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations to Ian Crocker, Robin Dickey, Mina Mungekar, Liz Nichols and Mika Post who have been named finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations!
Have a Smartphone, Kindle, Nook, or an iPad? Do you want to download and read e-Books for FREE?
Get your device ready now for summer reading! Stop by the Library table during Parent Teacher Conferences with your personal device and learn how! For more information call Mrs. Harmon or Mrs. Radosevich at 720-886-5591.
Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences
March 24, 2015 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.
COLORADO IMMUNIZATION UPDATE
Starting July 1, 2015, the State of Colorado requires all students to have 2 Varicella vaccinations (chickenpox). Colorado has previously only required one Varicella vaccine. Children who have had the chickenpox are not required to have the vaccines. Parents should provide the vaccination records or the dates when the child had the chickenpox in order to meet the requirement.
Next time your child has a doctor's appointment, please review your child's vaccination records with the doctor to ensure they are up to date for all Colorado immunization requirements.
GRADUATES AND THEIR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
7:00 p.m., Auditorium
Tuesday, April 14 (A-L)
Wednesday, April 15 (M-Z)
Any student planning to march in the graduation ceremony
must attend one of these meetings with a parent or guardian.
If you are unable to attend your assigned night,
please attend the alternate night.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Why Do Kids Act That Way?
Parent Coaching to Replace Strife with Peace in Your Home
Being a parent is a wonderful, yet sometimes daunting task. Join PIN to hear developmental psychologist Nancy Buck tackle the challenges facing families today using the science of choice theory psychology. Buck will explain the factors that motivate all behavior (including yours!) and will explain new, highly-effective strategies to make family life more peaceful. Parents of kids of all ages will learn about:
- The "instruction manual" all children are born with
- The inherent conflict between parent and child, and how to cope
- A new model of ages and stages and how to parent effectively through it all
- Strategies to make parenting more joyful
Nancy Buck, Ph.D., is a parenting coach and expert in children's motivation and behavior. She is also a registered nurse, author and national key-note speaker. Buck founded Peaceful Parenting Inc® to teach parents the skills necessary to navigate the push-pull relationship between themselves and their children.
Parents, school administrators and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend PIN's free presentations. No need to RSVP—just come! Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday of each month at:
Presentations are FREE and are held the first Tuesday of each month at the:
Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC)
14188 Briarwood Avenue, Centennial
(south of Arapahoe Rd., between Potomac and Jordan Roads)
www.PINccsd.org for Podcasts and Meeting Highlights
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
April. 7th Deal with it! Coping and caring for your child with mental health issues
May 5th Annual Brunch (held offsite): Kids are Worth It! with Barbara Coloroso
2014-2015 PIN Presentations
Everyone is welcome to join us for an exciting year of dynamic speakers and become part of a powerful network of proactive parents.
For more information on the PIN presentations for the 2014-15 school year, please open the following PDF.
CCSD offers drivers' education classes throughout the school year.
10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
The Drama Club and ProStart collaborated to produce both a play and dinner for theatre patrons on Thursday evening, February 5th. Drama Club students produced the play, "10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse." The play ran Wednesday, February 4th without dinner, and Thursday, February 5th with dinner. There were about 150 patrons between the two nights.
27 cast and crew members produced the play, and 23 ProStart students planned and made the dinner. Dinner was served by both Drama Club students and ProStart students. The ProStart students catered dinner for just over 100 people. The cast and crew were fed earlier in the evening, and the theatre patrons were fed salad and baked spaghetti before the play at 6:30 p.m., and then assorted cookies for dessert at intermission.
The original menu ideas were put together by the sponsors, Mr. Tim Brown and Ms. Cynthia Hardy. The ProStart students took the original ideas and modified them to include special diets.
The basic menu was a garden salad with two dressing options, baked spaghetti, Garlic Toast (or tomato slices for the Gluten free option), and assorted cookies.
There were three options of baked spaghetti available. All were with Marinara sauce and cheese. The standard option included spaghetti noodles and meatballs. There was a vegetarian option, and a gluten free option. There was also a gluten free dessert option.
The desserts were nut-free and egg-free Mexican Wedding Cookies, nut-free and egg free Lemon Glazed Cookies, a Healthy modified recipe of Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Gluten free and egg free Lemon Glazed Cookies.
This was a highly successful event that should be the first of much future collaboration!
Parent Tips for Accurate Attendance
To excuse an absence
- Call the attendance voicemail line as soon as possible to report an absence: 720-886-5450
- Keep the message short; speak clearly
- State the reason for the absence
- Clearly state the date of the absence and the specific times of the absence
- Spell the last name. Speak slowly and clearly
For early dismissals
- Send the student to the attendance office first thing in the morning with a note stating the time and reason for the early dismissal. The attendance clerk will provide an early dismissal pass, which is required to leave class early.
Why do I get an automated call that my student missed class even though my student was in class and/or I called in to excuse the absence?
- It can take several hours to record all of the calls off of the voicemail line. It is possible that the absence just didn't get recorded in time.
- Teachers occasionally mark attendance incorrectly or forget to change an unexcused absence to a tardy when a student arrives late.
If you have a question about why you are getting an automated call, please call the dean directly. Thank you!
Attendance voicemail line 720-886-5450
Attendance office 720-886-5457
Attendance dean (grades 9 and 10) 720-886-5449
Red Dean's Office – Last name ending A-Gq 720-886-5449
Green Dean's Office – Last name ending Gr – Z 720-886-5448