On Thursday, December 20, we celebrated breaking ground on our fifth and final school construction project from the 2016 Bond - Bishop Elementary!
Parent & Community Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Activities and Upcoming Events
  • Early Childhood Education at Maddox Grand Opening
  • Award-Winning Schools
  • 15 Tips to Raise a Responsible Child
  • Adult Education Classes
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Program
  • Gifted Education Program
  • Construction Updates
Activities & Upcoming Events
Englewood Schools Events for the Month of January:

  • Tuesday, January 8: School resumes for students (all schools except Bishop and Maddox)
  • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Early Childhood Education at Maddox Grand Opening (3838 S. Huron St.)
  • 6:00 p.m.: Regular Board of Education Meeting at the new Maddox
  • Wednesday, January 9: School resumes for Maddox students
  • Thursday, January 10: School resumes for Bishop students
  • Saturday, January 12: Colorado's Finest Mid-Year Graduation Ceremony, 10:00 a.m.
  • Monday, January 14: Charles Hay PTSA Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16: EMS/ELA SAC Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 17: Kindergarten Round Up at Maddox, 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 21: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Tuesday, January 22: Board of Education Work Session, 6:00 p.m. at 4101 S. Bannock St.
  • Thursday, January 24: Charles Hay SAC meeting, 6:00 p.m.
  • Clayton SAC meeting, 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, February 1: Staff Development Day - No School

You can also see these events on the Englewood Schools district events calendar.

Free or Low-Cost Family Activities in January:

Early Childhood Education at Maddox
Grand Opening
The new Early Childhood Education Center at Maddox is a unique building that is customized for the needs of our preschool learners. With lots of natural light, valuted ceilings, four outdoor play areas and two indoor play areas, it's unlike any school you've ever seen.

We hope you will join us on Tuesday, January 8 as we celebrate the grand opening of this amazing learning space!

When: Tuesday, January 8, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Where: 3838 S. Huron St.
What: Refreshments, self-guided tours and photo booth available
Award-Winning Schools
Two Englewood schools have received awards from the Colorado State Department of Education based on their student performance on state assessments.
Englewood Leadership Academy (ELA), Englewood’s choice middle school, once again received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award! This award was given to 185 schools statewide and reflects exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts and Science on the Colorado statewide assessments. ELA received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks.
“We are proud year after year that ELA continues to demonstrate excellence. Our teachers and students all work hard to achieve these impressive results,” said ELA principal Annessa Hart.
Clayton Elementary for the first time received the Centers of Excellence Award. Only 15 schools statewide received the award this year. This award goes to schools where at least 75 percent of the school’s students are at-risk but demonstrate the highest rates of student growth over time as measured by the Colorado Growth Model.
“The Clayton community continues to focus on academic achievement and growth. This award is a reflection of our dedication and hard work to ensure that all students have equal opportunities for growth and learning,” said Clayton principal Jenny Buster.
“We are proud of the academic achievements of all of our schools this year,” said Superintendent Wendy Rubin. “It’s great that the Colorado Department of Education is recognizing these two schools in particular for their achievements.”
15 Tips to Raise a Responsible Child
How do we raise our kids to take responsibility for their choices and their impact on the world?

Children want to feel like they matter to the world and their lives make a positive contribution. Here are some strategies to help:

  1. Raise your child with the expectation that we always clean up our own messes. If your child is too little to do this on their own, begin by helping them until they get the hang of it.
  2. Acknowledge when your child makes a positive contribution. All children contribute to the rest of us in some way, regularly. Notice when they do and acknowledge it.
  3. Remember that no child wants to do "chores." Your goal isn't getting the job done, it's shaping a child who will take pleasure in contributing and taking responsibility.
  4. Always let children "do it myself" and "help" even when it's more work for you.
  5. Rather than giving orders, try asking your child to do the thinking. Keep them focused so they can manage their own tasks.

Adult Education Classes
Englewood Schools partners with Spring Institute to bring adult education classes to our community!

High School Equivalency classes take place at the new Maddox building (3838 S. Huron St.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $50 and free childcare is available. Learn more here or call 303-835-1128.

English as a Second Language + Technology classes are offered at Englewood High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. All ESL levels are invited to participate. The cost is $50/semester plus $35/book. Free childcare is available. Learn more here or call 303-835-1128.
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse
Education Program
The January English Learner newsletter is now available! Now known as the CLD News, this month's newsletter includes:

  • Free English Tutoring
  • Testing dates for English Learners

Did you know about the Englewood Schools Language Development Council?

Englewood’s Language Development Council (LDC) will meet monthly during the 2018-2019 school year. These meetings are facilitated by the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Department, and are open to Englewood teachers, parents, and students.

The LDC meetings will be held the third Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00PM. Locations change each month. The meeting dates are:

  • Wednesday, January 16th (Colorado’s Finest)
  • Wednesday, February 20th (Maddox ECE)
  • Wednesday, March 20th (Cherrelyn)
  • Wednesday, April 17th (TBA)
  • Wednesday, May 15th (TBA)

For more information or to become involved, please contact Lorenzo Moreno, at: Lorenzo_Moreno@engschools.ne t or 303-806-2117.
Gifted Education Program
The January newsletter for families of Gifted Learners is now available! You can read the current issue here and past issues on the Gifted Education website.

Questions? Contact the Gifted Education Administrator, Matt Hoganson at matt_hoganson@engschools.net.
Construction Updates
Visit our  Bond Projects and Construction web pages  to find updated information on each school construction project. There, you can view weekly construction updates, aerial photos, live videos of the construction at Maddox ,   project budget updates project timelines  and more!

Visit our  construction pages by clicking here , or by going to the Discover menu on our district website and selecting 2016 Bond Projects.
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