Dear Castle View Families, 
Here at CV, we are busy with all that encompasses our traditional MAD WEEK; bringing our school and community together to support and raise money for a good cause. Please view the below section with ALL the details, schedule and donation link. Together, we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
This is definitely a long newsletter but it is packed with a lot of new information including a new quarterly link from our DCSD health nurses. 
Lastly, spring is right around the corner therefore, so is spring cleaning. There are a lot of donation opportunities going on right now whether it is for our MAD Week charity, for USagain or the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation opportunity. All of the details on each of these are below and anything you can give is EXTREMELY appreciated. 
CASTLE VIEW NEWS
February 28, 2019
CV SCHEDULE & EVENT REMINDERS
  • Thursday 2/28 - Extended Advisement
  • February 28 through March 2 - Spring Play Production (See details below)
  • Tuesday 3/5 - MAD Week Ends - Closing Ceremony (Short Assembly Schedule)
  • Tuesday 3/5 - Band Concert - 7 pm
  • Thursday 3/7 - Orchestra Concert - 7 pm 
  • Saturday 3/9 - ABC's Sabercat Social (See details below)
  • Thursday 3/14 - Term 3 Finals - Half Day
  • Friday 3/15 - Term 3 Finals - Half Day
  • March 16 through March 24 - SPRING BREAK
  • April 9, 10 and 11 - CVHS Testing Week (See details below) 
  • April 19 - Prom (NO SCHOOL)
  • May 22 - Graduation @ Red Rocks - 7 pm (NO SCHOOL)
  • May 23 - Term 4 Finals - Half Day
  • May 24 - Term 4 Finals - Half Day 
MAD WEEK - BE ALL IN
Our 10th annual MAD (Make A Difference) Week is going on now! This year's chosen charity is:  Sox Place Denver, a drop in center providing food, clothing, shelter, safety and job training to Denver's homeless youth and young adults for the past 17 years.  SOX PLACE LINK
You can directly donate at  THIS LINK.

Besides the traditional MAD Week events like pancake breakfasts, t-shirt, educational seminars, dodgeball, donation stalls and MAD minutes, below is more of the remaining schedule: 
2/28 -  Food Night: Chick-Fil-A - all day (Denim Day)
2/28 - Handball Tournament after school and in the evening
3/1 - Wear your MAD WEEK t-shirt
3/5 - Closing Assembly

CASTLE VIEW THEATRE COMPANY PROUDLY PRESENTS:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Opening night is TONIGHT, February 28th and runs through March 2nd, all at 7 pm with a special matinee performance on March 2nd at 1 pm. 
Tickets are on sale NOW! 

BEST BUDDIES/UNIFIED SPORTS PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER 
Saturday, March 9th from 7:30 to 9:30 am @ Castle Rock's Applebee's 
Email ernewton@dcsdk12.org for questions and/or tickets. 
NEW DRIVER INFORMATION NIGHT 
Freedom Drivers Ed is offering a FREE class to learn and prepare yourself for the full process of drivers education. Topics covered will include what is required by the state, how to manage risk and the financial burdens associated with a teen driver. A free drivers education course for teens will be given away. 
March 11th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm @ CVHS Library  ( Parents and teens are welcome) 
WINTER ATHLETICS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY


DCSD'S STRATEGIC PLAN
The district is ready to start creating it's road map for the next 3 - 5 years and they would love to hear from you. Please consider coming to one of the community conversations where you can provide insight and input into this important plan.  CLICK HERE for the schedule. 

USAGAIN DRIVE 
5 students from Mrs. Dallman's AP Environmental Science class are collecting clothing donations through USagain. USagain is an organization that donates it's collections to developing countries in need. Through the donations we will be saving clothing from landfills, reducing carbon emissions, planting trees and giving to those in need. Additionally, this is an incredible opportunity for Castle View to receive funding as we receive money based on the amount of pounds donated. The donation bin is located in the upper visitor's parking lot and any donations would be greatly appreciated. 
CV SPRING TESTING WEEK
Spring Testing Week is coming up SOON - April 9th, 10th and 11th. CLICK HERE for the full schedule, excusal form directions and more. 

CASTLE VIEW BANDS PRESENT:
ALL THAT JAZZ - SPRING GALA 
Saturday, April 6th from 5 to 9 pm @ CVHS
Ticket prices increase this Friday! They are available at this  LINK .
Dine and dance the night away at this adult only evening. Formal event; catered dinner, dessert, dancing, silent auction and babysitting will be available on site. 

CVHS ABC'S 2ND ANNUAL SABERCAT SOCIAL 
Saturday, March 9th @ The Grange in the Meadows from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
It's like game night...only better. There will be food, drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic), games and fun. All proceeds support senior scholarships, teacher appreciation week, Link Crew and academic activities at CVHS. (ADULT ONLY EVENT).  To RSVP,  PLEASE CLICK HERE.

COLLABORATION CAMPUS
Collaboration Campus (CC) (partners with DCSD, ACC and CSU) provides students an opportunity to participate and engage in educational and career pathway programming during their junior and senior year of high school.
On February 12th, we had an optional meeting for current sophomores, juniors and parents who were interested in learning more about ACC's new Collaboration Campus. If you were unable to attend, below is the video link that was presented. 

EMERGENCY FOOD DRIVE FOR PINE RIDGE NATIVE AMERICAN RESERVATION
Have you or someone you love ever been hungry and/or cold for an extended period of time? Imagine that you don't have food to feed your family or the materials to keep them warm and safe during the frigid winter months. 
Due to their situation, the weather conditions and the recent government shutdown, the members of the Pine Ridge Native American Reservation (6 hours away in South Dakota) are in desperate need and Castle View is doing an emergency food and supply drive. If you would like to donate to the people at Pine Ridge, you can bring donations to the school. Canned or boxed food, baby food, infant formula, diapers, basic supplies and dog food are just some examples of what they need. There is a drop box by the front office. You could also send them to Jenny Dallman in room 5200 or contact her at jennifer.dallman@dcsdk12.org with any questions. Thank you for your generosity and support. 

DCEF DISCOUNTS - AVS TICKETS 
The Douglas County Educational Foundation partners with Denver's premier sports teams, attractions and venues to provide you with exciting discounted programs/games, all the while giving back to your school. Here are some upcoming events; use the links below for purchasing your discounted tickets. 

Colorado Avalanche - March 9th at 1pm (with alternate date available):   SEE FLYER HERE

HEALTH NOTES FROM DCSD NURSES - NEW LINK 
Thank you for your time in reading this important Castle View Newsletter.  Have a great week Sabercats.

Sincerely,

Karin Wessbecker
Castle View Volunteer Coordinator
(720) 387-7038 

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