CECFC Middle School Newsletter
February 26th, 2021
Our school has been celebrating kindness this past week! Students have been showing their appreciation for each other by nominating anyone who has done a Random Act of Kindness. Students have also been able to fill out teacher appreciation notes that are dropped off in the cafeteria. The drawing for gift card prizes has been postponed and will take place this week for both cohorts. There's still time, so be sure to fill out a survey to nominate someone!
FOOD DRIVE 2021
CECFC MS is hosting our annual Food Drive! All students are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries to their second period teacher beginning March 1st. There is a prize for the class that brings in the most goods! Suggestions include canned goods, pasta, rice, dried beans, toothpaste, bar soap, disposable masks, diapers, hand sanitizer, shampoo, etc. Please contact Allison.Straubing@coloradoearlycolleges.org if you have any questions.
COVID-19 UPDATES
The graph below will be updated each week to help keep you informed of any Covid cases reported to the school. We will only include information on probable or confirmed cases of staff or students that have been in the school within 2 weeks of the designation. If your student is in close contact with any staff or other students who are a confirmed or probable case, we will contact you directly with specific information. We ask that you please continue to contact the school Health Office if your student is showing any Covid-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with Covid-19. 
YEARBOOK!
Our MS yearbook is still happening! Expect the unexpected with a documented historic 2020-2021 school year! Time is running out! Reserve your copy today! Order a Yearbook by clicking the button below!
We would love to include photos of your student studying, playing out-of-school sports, participating in activities (zoom or safe in-person), anything from youth group activities, to building a snowman, to skiing, to taking your dog on walks through your neighborhood. This yearbook is to capture everything CEC students did this year!

Link:

Visit the Yearbook Website and Social Media: https://fortcollinsmsyearb.wixsite.com/yearbook
WATER BOTTLES
Students must please remember to bring their own personal water bottles. Due to Covid-19, our water fountains have been shut off for safety precautions. Water bottles in our Health Office are reserved for students that are not feeling well. Please remember to label all water bottles that are brought to school.
CMAS TESTING DATES
Math and Language Arts Assessments for grades 6th - 8th will be the week of March 29th, with make-up testing the following week. 8th grade Science Assessments will begin April 20th. Students will test on their in-person days. More information will come soon, including information on how to opt out of CMAS testing.
DONATIONS FOR OUR
MS GARDEN
Our middle school is looking forward to working in our garden again! If you have any gently used garden supplies that you won't be needing any longer, we would love to take them off your hands! Please contact Mrs. Hughes for donation drop off at: Heather.Hughes@coloradoearlycolleges.org 
Informational Meeting
CECFC will hold its next Information Meeting on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Click the button below for more information and the link to join.
School Accountability Committee (SAC) News
Dear CEC Families,
 
For quick links to the CEC Website please visit: https://cecfcsac.wixsite.com/parentresourcegroup
 
We would like to invite you to one of our meetings to connect with other parents and the school. You are welcome to give feedback, share stories, bring up concerns, suggestions or ask questions. Research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, they benefit emotionally, socially, and academically. No volunteering or commitment is requested. Join us!
Somos un grupo comunitario dirigido por padres que se reúne regularmente para formar conexiones significativas entre padres y para facilitar interacciones efectivas dentro de la escuela. Investigaciones muestran que cuando los padres participan en la educación de sus hijos, éstos se benefician emocional, social y académicamente. El nuestro es un grupo comunitario: no te pedimos que te voluntarices ni que te comprometas a asistir regularmente. Únete a nosotros para compartir comentarios y preocupaciones, o simplemente para hacer preguntas.
Upcoming Virtual Events:
Parent Resource Group Meeting:
Thursday, April 8th at 7pm via Zoom
The invitation will be sent to your email address once you RSVP to cecfcsac@gmail.com
Encuentro de padres en Español: 
Jueves, el 11 de Marzo a las 7 pm por Zoom
Para recibir el zoom link RSVP a cecfcsac@gmail.com

​CEC SAC Meeting:
Wednesday, April 21st at Noon via Microsoft Teams
The invitation will be sent to your email address once you RSVP to cecfcsac@gmail.com
 
Thank you very much,
The SAC Team
Tutoring
During this remote-learning time, we are excited to support you in a variety of ways! Please click the button below and fill out the form if you would like tutoring during our remote-learning time. We will get back to you with a scheduled tutoring time as soon as we can!
CEC NEW WEBSITE!
We're excited to announce the new CEC website! Update your bookmarks to https://coloradoearlycolleges.org/fortcollinsms/. Click on the "Documents and Forms" link at the bottom of the page to see all the resources available to families. If you have trouble accessing the web page using Chrome, try changing your browser to Firefox. Clearing your browsing cache and history may also help for easier access. If you have any questions or issues with the new site, please email: support@coloraodearlycolleges.org and include "Website" in the subject line.
WOLF BISTRO
The Wolf Bistro will be providing FREE hot, scratch made meals for all on-campus students everyday through the semester. Please click HERE to view our menus. (choose "Colorado Early College Fort Collins" in the drop down.)
If you have questions, please email Jeannine Davison at: Jeannine.Davison@coloradoearlycolleges.org.

We are so excited to serve our students healthy, nutritious, scratch-made meals! Our curbside service will continue thru the semester as well: CEC Wolf Bistro can still support your families with hot, fresh, curbside meals. Children infant-18 years of age are eligible to receive free meals, and you do not need to have your student present when picking up your meals.

Click HERE for more information.

4424 Innovation Dr. Fort Collins
12:00 pm-1:00 pm Monday-Friday
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CEC West 2130 W. Horsetooth Rd. Fort Collins 11:00 am-12:00 pm
REFER-A-FRIEND
Refer-A-Friend for the 2021-2022 school year, and you could be eligible for a $100 gift card! The Refer-A-Friend program has been open as of November 2nd, 2020.
Helpful Links
In order to help answer questions and alleviate confusion, CECFC has created a Learning Guide to help families navigate this semester. The guide covers Health & Safety protocols, Learning Expectations, and Student Supports available
We know this year has been incredibly difficult, and many members of our CEC family may be struggling. CEC has compiled a Community Resource Guide to help with questions about Financial Resources, Mental Health Support, and much more. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact our school Social Worker, Stephanie Lerner.
Do you have a question, concern, or are just not sure to whom you need to speak? The School Contact Information Sheet is a list of helpful contact information for CECFC middle school and high school.