Bishop students toured the inside and outside of their new school in October. The new Bishop will be complete in December and ready for students to start attending in January.
Family & Community Newsletter
In this issue:

  • A Note from School Board Member Jen Hubbard
  • Reminder: School Culture Survey
  • Raise a Smart Kid Who Loves to Learn
  • Nutrition Services' Birthday Bundles
  • Good News from Our Schools
  • Activities and Upcoming Events

A Note from Board Member Jen Hubbard
My name is Jen Hubbard and I have been a member of the Board of Education for two years.

I am thrilled that we are just weeks away from the ribbon cutting of Bishop Elementary (mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 7 at 4:00 p.m.!) It is so exciting to see all of the new elementary schools and the early childhood center go from skeletal steel beams to drywall to the beautiful brand new buildings we have today. Bishop is the last of our elementary schools to be re-built and I can’t wait to see it! The students have been patiently waiting to move into their brand new school. It will be 100% inclusive for all of our students. The playground was specially designed with our students in wheelchairs in mind so they can play right alongside their friends.

Thanks to the generosity of our Englewood community, the students have state-of-the-art schools that blend the latest in technology with touches that make each school special. The care and thought that went into each design ensures that each elementary school is a reflection of what the community values. Whether it is the indoor playgrounds at Early Childhood Education at Maddox, the library at Cherrelyn that used bricks from the old building for the cozy fireplace, or the stunning facelift that the Englewood High School stadium will receive, there is something for everyone here in Englewood.

Seeing the smiles on students' faces when they get to walk into their new building for the first time is something I will remember for years to come. Thank you Englewood voters for making it possible for more memories to be made here in Englewood Schools!

The Englewood Schools Board of Education will be appointing a new member this fall. An application has been posted on with applications due by November 11.
Reminder: School Culture Survey
Each year, Englewood Schools sends out culture & climate surveys to students, parents and staff members. The data from these surveys help us to improve student and staff relationships, learning conditions, and the school's overall environment.

We want to hear from you! Please take a few minutes to respond to the parent survey by clicking here  or by copying and pasting this link into your browser: .

This survey is anonymous and voluntary. The more questions you answer, the more valuable information you will provide to us. We appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions (estimated time to complete is 10 minutes.) 

If you haven't already, please complete the survey as soon as possible. This survey will close on Friday, November 8.
Raise a Smart Kid Who Loves to Learn
Research shows that students who believe they can "get smarter" by challenging themselves are more effective learners. Also, when we explain to kids that they can "grow" their brains, they do!

Instilling this thinking into our kids gives them a "growth mindset," which means that they know we're all on a learning curve, and naturally we'll have failures on the way to succeeding. People with growth mindsets are resilient. Instead of being devastated by setbacks, they use them as learning opportunities.

This article from Aha! Parenting explains how to help your child develop a growth mindset that will help them succeed and become a lifelong learner!
Nutrition Services' Birthday Bundles
Did you know that Englewood Schools Nutrition Services offers Birthday Bundles? Make your child's class birthday celebration easy and fun! Each bundle comes with a birthday hat and balloon for your child. Choose from options to share with the entire class such as fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits, cookies and milk, pizza, and even non-food items!
Good News from Our Schools
Free College Applications
Seniors at EHS and Colorado's Finest High School of Choice took advantage of free college application day on October 15. They submitted over 100 college applications on that day!
On the Wall
Clayton Elementary students exceeded their PTO's $10,000 fundraising goal by raising $14,000 for their school. Every student who raised money got to help tape Principal Jenny Buster and Assistant Principal Matt Hoganson to the gym wall during an assembly.
Cosmetology Helps Others
Recently, the Englewood Schools Cosmetology Department teamed up with  Mile High United Way  and Arapahoe Community College for the annual Project Homeless Connect. Cosmetology students provided over 300 haircuts and dozens of manicures at the Colorado Convention Center for people experiencing homelessness.
Wacky Week at ECE
The Englewood Early Childhood Education Center at Maddox recently held its first "Wacky Week", which included crazy hair day, pajama day and more. The students had a great time dressing up for each day's theme!
EMS Trick or Treat Street
Englewood Middle School student council put on a Trick or Treat Street for kids in our community on Monday, November 4. Kids in costume got to play games in classrooms decorated with themes such as Moana, baseball, and pirates as well as collect candy.
November 2019 Activities & Events
Englewood Schools Events in November 2019 (you can see these events on the District Calendar ):

Wednesday, November 6:
  • EMS/ELA Fundraiser at Rubio's 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Regular Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at 3838 S. Huron St.

Monday, November 11:
  • EHS SAC Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
  • Charles Hay PTSA Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12:
  • EMS/ELA Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • District Accountability Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at 3838 S. Huron St.

Wednesday, November 13:
  • Language Development Council, 5:00 p.m. at Charles Hay

Thursday, November 14:
  • Charles Hay Art Show, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Bishop Elementary Specials Spotlight, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Board of Education Special Meeting - Candidate Interviews (Open to the Public), 6:00 p.m. at 3838 S. Huron St.
  • EMS/ELA School Play, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, November 15:

Saturday, November 16:

Sunday, November 17:

Tuesday, November 19:
  • Board of Education Special Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at 3838 S. Huron St.

Wednesday, November 20:
  • EHS Blood Drive, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the Library

Thursday, November 21:
  • ECE STEAM Night, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29
  • NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 8:
  • Denver Zoo Free day all day
  • Four Mile Historic Park Free Day 12pm- 4pm
  • Museo de las Americas Free day 5pm-9pm
Nov. 9:
  • The Longmont Museum Free Day all day
  • Playday Saturdays, Englewood Library 10am
Nov. 11:
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, York Street, Denver Free day all day
Nov. 12:
  • Historic Denver/Molly Brown House Museum Free day all day
  •  Teen Hangout, Englewood Library 4pm
Nov. 14:
  • Fall Crafts Free for all ages, Englewood Library 4pm
Nov. 16:
  • Dinosaur Ridge exhibit, Morrison free all day
  • Movie Matinee, Englewood Library 2pm
  • Playday Saturdays, Englewood Library 10am
Nov. 17:
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free day all day
Nov. 19:
  • Teen Hangout, Englewood Library 4pm
Nov. 21:
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, Plains Conservation, Aurora Free day
Nov. 25:
  • Fall Break Fun at the Library: Watch the movie Brave, Englewood Library 1pm
  • Teen Hangout, Englewood Library 4pm
Nov. 27:
  • Fall Break Fun at the Library: Legos, Englewood Library 1pm

Nov. 28 :
  • Complimentary Thanksgiving Meal at Café 180, 3315 S. Broadway
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