Englewood Leadership Academy's Tobacco Prevention Army unveils signs designating Englewood parks as smoke and tobacco free.
Family & Community Newsletter
In this issue:

  • Brand/Strategic Plan Survey Now Open!
  • District Art Show
  • Parent University Sessions
  • Join Us for Census Day
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • School Breakfast Week
  • Good News from Our Schools
  • Activities and Upcoming Events

Brand/Strategic Plan Survey Now Open!
As we have previously shared, Englewood Schools is in the midst of two important projects: developing a brand for the district, and creating a new district strategic plan. The first phase of these projects was defined by extensive research. Our branding partner, Springboard Communications, conducted a dozen in-depth interviews with school and district leaders, and led a series of five focus group conversations with students, families, teachers and staff, and community members.

As we sent out invitations to take part in those focus groups, your response was overwhelming! More than 100 people offered their time and feedback. While this number exceeded what could be incorporated into focus group discussions, we wanted to create another opportunity to capture all of those ideas and for you to share your opinions. So, we have added a step to the research process -- an all-community survey. 

If you wanted to participate in a focus group but couldn’t, or even if this is the first time you’re hearing about this -- please take a few moments to complete this survey. The survey includes just 10 questions and should take a few minutes to complete. The feedback you share will be folded into the branding and strategic-planning processes, and help ensure our district is headed in the right direction -- that we anticipate and plan for the needs of our students, families, staff, and community members for years to come. 

Thank you to all of those who took part in an interview or focus group, and thank you in advance for your survey response!
District Art Show
Celebrate the arts with us at the annual Englewood Schools art show! Hosted at Englewood Public Library at 1000 Englewood Parkway, student art will be on display from March 2 - 18, 2020.

Opening Reception
Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Superintendent's Awards will be presented at 5:00 p.m.
Parent University Sessions
Englewood Schools presents Parent University! We're bringing in experts to speak on topics that you requested. Come for all or part of a session depending on your topic(s) of interest! Here are the upcoming dates and topics:

March 4 at Englewood High School (3800 S. Logan St.) from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Topics: Depression and anxiety in youth followed by bullying and cyber bullying presented by All Health Community Mental Health Network

April 2 (new date!) at Colorado's Finest High School of Choice (300 W. Chenango Ave.) from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Topics: Conversations on vaping, followed by community resources on housing and food assistance in the area presented by TriCounty Health Department and Integrated Family Services.

School-age childcare and refreshments available!
Join Us for Census Day!
Join us at Bishop Elementary on Census Day! We'll offer fun, food and activities for all ages! We'll celebrate our community and have technology available for you to fill out the census. Giveaways and prizes will be available!

When : April 1, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Where : Bishop Elementary, 3100 S. Elati St.
Why : To have fun while supporting our community by filling out the census
What : Food, games, bouncy house, face painting, music and community building.
Cost : Free!

Transportation Offered!
Pickup Schedule:
  • Clayton Elementary at 4:00 PM in the bus lane on Fox Street
  • Cherrelyn Elementary at 4:10 PM in bus lane on Lincoln Street
  • Charles Hay at 4:20 PM on Eastman Ave in front of the school
  • Mobile Gardens at Lipan St & Dartmouth Ave at 4:30 PM
  • Zuni & Baker Street on Baker Ave at 4:37 PM
  • Warren & Vallejo (corner of these two streets) at 4:39 PM
  • Arrive to Bishop at 4:50 PM

Drop offs will begin at 6:50 PM.
Scholarship Opportunities
The Englewood Schools Board of Education will be awarding $2,000 scholarships to select graduating seniors at Englewood High School and Colorado's Finest High School of Choice. This is an exciting opportunity to get money for college! The deadline for students to submit a scholarship application is April 7.

School Breakfast Week
The first week of March is National School Breakfast Week! Englewood elementary schools are planning some fun activities to celebrate the benefits of school breakfast! Here's what students can look forward to this week:

  • DECORATING: Students can give coloring pages to the kitchen manager to decorate the cafeteria.
  • PRIZES: Students who eat school breakfast every day of the week (March 2 - 6) will be entered to win a raffle prize! Prizes will be awarded on Friday, March 6.
  • ACTIVITIES: During breakfast, we will be sampling new breakfast items, giving away t-shirts and will have a photo booth!
Good News from Our Schools
ELA Tobacco Army
On January 30th, Englewood Leadership Academy's Tobacco Prevention Army met with City of Englewood representatives for the unveiling of the new city park signs. Tobacco Prevention Army has worked with the Tri-County Health Department, Parks and Recreation Committee and Englewood City Council to have signs printed that designate Englewood Parks as smoke and tobacco free. These signs are now in all Englewood parks. ELA's Tobacco Prevention Army has about 20 members ranging from 6th-8th grade and is led by teacher Julie White and Jessica Reeder from Tri-County Health. We are very excited for Englewood parks to be smoke and tobacco free and are very grateful to everyone who helped make this possible!
EHS Polar Plunge
On Saturday, February 22, some of Englewood High School's staff participated in the Polar Plunge -- a fundraising campaign for Special Olympics Colorado. The team raised $959 for athletes with disabilities and then took the plunge! Three of Englewood's police officers also plunged this year!
LDC Visits Salon and Spa Academy
Englewood Schools' Language Development Council (LDC) recently visited the Salon and Spa Academy at Colorado's Finest High School of Choice.

Families enjoyed getting salon treatments from our students while also learning more about the Salon and Spa Academy.
March 2020 Activities & Events
Englewood Schools Events in March 2020 (you can see these events on the District Calendar ):

Tuesday, March 3:
  • Regular Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at 3838 S. Huron St.

Wednesday, March 4:
  • Parent University - Mental Health Night, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium (3800 S. Logan St.)

Friday and Saturday March 6 and 7:
  • Addams Family Musical, 7:00 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium

Monday, March 9:
  • EHS SAC Meeting
  • Charles Hay PTSA Meeting

Tuesday, March 10:
  • Charles Hay Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Free Movie for EMS Wish Week - "Missing Link" - 5:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium

Wednesday, March 11:
  • CBA Middle School Band Festival, all day at the Englewood Campus (TEC)

Tuesday, March 17:
  • Board of Education Work Session, 6:00 p.m. at 3838 S. Huron St.

Wednesday, March 18:
  • Language Development Council, 5:00 p.m. at 3838 S. Huron St.

Thursday, March 19:

Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27:
  • Spring Break

Check out Englewood Public Library's Free events and activities here.
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