Kindergarten students at Charles Hay and Cherrelyn got to take home free bikes thanks to the Wish for Wheels organization.
Registration for 2016-2017 Opening Soon
It's already time to start thinking about next school year! Online enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is opening soon. Each student is required to re-enroll each school year. This ensures that we have the most accurate information about our students, will assist in your child receiving their iPad in the first wave of deployment and allows us to more accurately predict classroom sizes. Keep an eye out for instructions for online re-enrollment along with your student's username and password which will be sent home soon.
Dear Englewood Parent/Community Member,

In this month's newsletter, get ready for online registration for the 2016-2017 school year, read about kindergarten students receiving bikes, and learn about all-state honors for musical talent at EHS!

Stay up-to-date on all that is happening by downloading our app, watching our website, and following us on social media.

Charles Hay and Cherrelyn Kindergarteners Take Home Bikes
In the month of December, kindergarten students from Charles Hay World School and Cherrelyn Elementary got a wonderful gift: a free bike of their own to take home!

Thanks to an organization called Wish for Wheels and local sponsors, each student was given a bike of their very own to help encourage a love of bike riding that will last a lifetime.

To see complete photo albums of the students receiving bikes, visit our district Facebook page.

PBiS Monthly Focus: Positivity

Englewood is a PBiS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) district which means that each school is focused on encouraging and upholding positive behavior expectations for students and staff in order to create a supportive school climate. A positive school climate helps students feel safe and supported so they can engage in learning. When families, schools, and communities work together, kids succeed!

Each month, check here for resources and strategies from the district PBiS team. To learn more about PBiS in your child's school, feel free to reach out to teachers and staff!

Monthly focus: Positivity
Happy 2016! Congratulations on making it through the holiday stress! Help keep the momentum going for your child by making a conscious effort to keep things positive as we head into the second school semester. We know that our children are affected by our words, so let's work to make sure that our words are positive, encouraging, and genuine.
  • 5:1 ratio for positive to negative comments

Love and LogicĀ© reminds us to remember the following about reinforcement:

  • Reinforcement is more powerful when it comes as a surprise to our kids.
  • Avoid saying, "You are so smart." Focus on your child's hard work and perseverance.
  • Your love should never be used as a reward or a consequence. Your children should have it all of the time.

Here are some more ideas about positive parenting with your child: Parenting with Love and Logic.

For more inspiration, check out this short video from Kid President about The 20 Things We Should Say More Often: Kid President -- The 20 Things We Should Say More Often


All-State Honors at EHS
Five students at Englewood High School were honored by being chosen to participate in all-state honors for their musical talents. Zane Miller and Jonathan Schroeder received all-state honor in choir, Jonathan Westerfield received all-state honor in orchestra and concert band, Tyler Hastings earned all-state honor in concert band and as an alternate in jazz band, and Jon Hunt was chosen as an alternate in jazz band.

Learn more about all-state choir by watching this interview, and read more about Tyler Hastings on the Pirateer website.
State Assessment Testing Dates
One way we measure academic progress and growth of our students is the state assessments referred to as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS). PARCC measures achievement and growth on Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics standards. CMAS measures achievement on Colorado science standards.

The current testing window for Englewood to administer state assessments is from March 14 through April 29. Your school principal will give you more information on specific testing dates for your school in the near future. Our goal is to ensure all students are prepared for success in college and beyond. The PARCC and CMAS exams are tools we can use to make that goal a reality. Thank you for your partnership in the success of your student!

For more information on state assessments, visit our assessment webpage here.

Past, Present and Future of School Funding
We often get questions about how funding works for school districts in the state of Colorado. The Colorado School Finance Project created this video to explain the history of school funding in Colorado including the negative factor, which has cost Englewood Schools $18 million over the past 6 years.