CECFC Middle School Newsletter
October 29th, 2021
A WORD FROM YOUR SAC TEAM
Dear CEC families,

The SAC (School Accountability Committee) would like to thank all of our amazing parent volunteers and CEC families for your support and generous contributions to our Direct Drive! With your donations, we are able to start our new student and teacher's grant program and fund teacher appreciation and parenting classes. Some parents have asked us if they can still participate and, thanks to the wonderful Jennifer Malenky, we are able to keep the link open HERE.

  • NEW! CEC Parent Businesses - To help our beautiful CEC community we have created a new tab HERE where CEC families can showcase their businesses and we can help sponsor them. If you would like to be added you can send an email to cecfcsac@gmail.com

  • Trunk or Treat - GSA & Key Club have organized a spooktacular activity for all families THIS EVENING, October 29th from 5- 8pm in the CECFC (HS) parking lot.

  • Fall Festival & Book Fair - SAC will be hosting kid friendly activities at the annual Fall Festival on, November 11th from 4-6 pm, at CECFC (HS). Thank you, Sara Bishop, and the Fall Festival Committee for helping make this event happen! SAC has also organized a Book Fair at CECFC (MS) to be held November 8th - 11th. More details to come.  

  • SAC Meeting - Our next meeting is at 8:00am on November 17th at CECFC (HS). Everyone is welcome to attend! 

  • Spirit Night- Red Robin on November 18th. More info to come.  


Thank you very much,
The SAC Team
HEARING AND VISION SCREENINGS
The Health Office will be conducting hearing and vision screening at the middle school on Wednesday, November 3rd, from 9:40am - 11:15am.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
Our student spotlight for this week is Jaylie A. in the 7th grade! Congratulations, Jaylie.!

A few of Jaylie's favorite things:
  • Favorite subject: English
  • Favorite book: Keeper of the Lost Cities
  • Favorite hobby: soccer
  • Wants to be: an author
NNAT3 SCREENING TEST
Parents/guardians: All 6th graders and 7th graders new to CEC will take the NNAT3 screening test in their Elevate class on Tuesday, November 9.  The Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT3) is used to estimate K-12 students’ reasoning and problem solving skills. The purpose of this test, taken on a computer, is to identify students potentially eligible for gifted education services. 
Please contact karen.karppinen@coloradoearlycolleges.org with questions or opt-out requests.
ATTENTION MYTHOLOGY FANS!!!
The Pegasus Mythology Exam, a national contest, is being offered this year!  This is a multiple-choice contest in late February. High scores are acknowledged with medals and certificates. This year's theme is Theseus and the Minotaur.
If you might like to take the mythology contest, please see Ms. Karppinen or Mrs. Isch for details. Sign-ups are due by October 29th.
HIGH SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL
Celebrate with us! Everyone is invited to come celebrate the fall season with us at this years Fall Festival! There will be something for everyone so please join us on November 11th at CECFC High School.

For more information click HERE or contact Tierney Lain at: tierney.lain@coloradoearlycolleges.org with any questions regarding silent auction donation.

Donations will benefit the Horsetooth FFA Chapter!
INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS
Our next Informational Meeting for the 2022-23 school year is on Tuesday, November 9th, from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Please click HERE to sign up.

Informational Meetings are designed to help potential students and their parents/guardians understand CEC's unique program.

While not required, we strongly encourage parents/guardians and students to participate in an informational meeting. You will have an opportunity to chat with CECFC staff members, ask questions about the middle school and/or high school and tour the middle school (McMurry) or high school campus.


The following documents will be needed when completing the enrollment process:
  • Birth Certificate, Passport, or State issued ID
  • Immunization records or exemption
  • Transcript (incoming 10-12th graders) or Report Card (incoming 6-9th graders)
SCHOOL OF CHOICE ENROLLMENT
School of Choice Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opens November 1st, 2021.Siblings of current students and CEC staff with students will have one-week priority consideration before we process enrollments received from the general public.

All current students will automatically be reenrolled for the 2022-23 school year. Students enrolled in 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year at McMurry Middle School do not need to enroll in the CECFC HIGH SCHOOL. They will receive a separate email later in the year with additional instructions on what steps are needed to complete the transition into CECFC HIGH SCHOOL.

Both high school and middle school information is covered during the meeting.
To RSVP for this meeting, click HERE. To view a list of upcoming meetings click HERE.
LOVE CEC? LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW!
Refer-A-Friend forms for the 2022-23 school year will be available on November 1st, 2021. Refer a friend to CEC and you could be eligible for $100 gift card…more details to come! 
MATHCOUNTS UPDATE
Our MathCounts team is now past 2,000 problems solved on our way to our 3,333 problem goal! Keep up the great work!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS AND
PTA MEMBERS NEEDED!
We are looking for volunteers! Areas include committees and boards (SAC, Gifted & Talented, CTE, etc.), cafeteria and recess supervision, serving lunch, crossing guard, competitions (robotics etc), and others.
All volunteers are screened through Sterling Volunteers.
Please contact Mrs. Kamin at: amy.kamin@coloradoearlycolleges.org if you are interested. 

Our middle school is also currently looking for volunteers for our Parent Teacher Association. Please email Mrs. Kamin at: amy.kamin@coloradoearlycolleges.org if interested!
SUBSTITUTES NEEDED!
CECFC Middle School and High School are looking for on-call substitutes to add to our subbing pool! As a sub, you are responsible for taking attendance and facilitating the teacher's learning plan. And you get to hang out with awesome students! Most often, you will have a few days notice of needs, so you know your schedule ahead of time. Please click on the button to fill out an application!
YEARBOOK 8TH GRADE RECOGNITION!
We know how awesome your child is, but why not let everyone else know by placing an ad in your student's 8th grade yearbook? 8th grade recognition ads are a tradition at our school. The special early bird discounted deadline for submitting your child’s yearbook ad is October 29th. For more information on pricing and how to submit your ad, please visit www.TheYearbookCompany.com.
 
The deadline to order the Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins Middle School Yearbook at the lowest price is October 29th as well. Please visit www.jostens.com to place an order today!


Click the button to order the 2022 Yearbook by October 29th for the LOWEST PRICE!
WOLF WEAR!
Order your Wolf Wear at the high school bookstore or by clicking here today!
INFINITE CAMPUS "IC" MOBILE APP
Parents, Guardians and Students, did you know IC is not only on the web but there is a mobile app as well? You can check attendance, grades, assignments, set notifications, and so much more!
Download the Infinite Campus Parent or Student App today to stay connected!
To find out more information, click the button below.
If at any time you are having problems with Infinite Campus and/or Teams, please contact our support team at: support@coloradoearlycolleges.org
WHY YOUR TEEN SHOULD REPLACE
SCREEN TIME WITH GREEN TIME

Click on the button below to read about a new study that looks at how much exercise and screen time teens get and how it relates to their mental health.
I MATTER! (CLICK IMAGE FOR INFO.)
SUPPORT CEC WHILE GROCERY SHOPPING!
Don't forget this quick and easy way to support CEC every time you shop at King Soopers!

Click on the button below for more information.
PARENT RESOURCE GROUP - SAC COMMITTEE
CEC MUSIC CONCERTS!
Ready for some music to your ears? Here are scheduled dates for our wonderful CEC Music Concerts. Put these dates in your calendars now... you won't want to miss them!



Thursday 12/2 – Middle School and High School Band and Orchestra
Tuesday 12/7 – Middle School and High School Choir

Tuesday, 2/15 – Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choir
Thursday, 2/17-High School Band, Orchestra and Choir

Thursday, 4/28 – Middle School and High School Choir
Tuesday, 5/3 – Middle School and High School Band and Orchestra
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND UPDATES
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
  • The guidance that our health department follows in determining when students need to be quarantined can be found here.
  • We will continue to encourage hand washing and frequent cleaning of high touch areas. 
  • Increased ventilation and use of outdoor spaces will be implemented whenever possible.
  • Any staff or students experiencing symptoms should stay home, this is the most important practice to limit quarantines of students and staff this year. CECFC will follow CDPHE’s updated Return to Learn Guidance for determining when students and staff can return to school. Students who are home sick can still access their classes through Microsoft Teams or the community college portal. Students should check course syllabi for requirements regarding absences in each of their courses.
  • Information on the number of positive/probable cases among staff and students will be provided in the weekly newsletter. If your student is in class with a positive/probable case you will be contacted by the school so you are aware of the exposure.
  • CEC’s virtual program is available for any students wishing to learn remotely this year. More information can be found here: CECFC Online Learning.
CONNECT TO CARE - CHILD MIND INSTITUTE
Life feels more challenging in many ways. The same is true for our children. This site helps you decide if outside resources might help your student cope better and be more resilient.
Click HERE button for more information.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
LOST & FOUND
SCHOOL CALENDAR
Need a reminder of important school dates? Click on the button for the new 2021-2022 Academic Calendar!
HELPFUL LINKS
CECFC MS Main Line: (970)893-4549
Attendance: (970) 682-2007
Attendance Email: fcmsattendance@coloradoearlycolleges.org

Do you have a question, concern, or are you just not sure to whom you need to speak with? The School Contact Information Sheet is a list of helpful contact information for CECFC Middle School and High School.