May 19, 2020
JEFFCO STADIUM AND NAAC SET TO LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
May 21, 22, and 23

Jeffco Stadium and Jeffco's North Area Athletic Complex (NAAC) will be joining the Be The Light movement in Colorado next week.

Jeffco Stadium  (6th Ave. and Kipling St., Lakewood) will turn on its lights at 8:30 pm on May 21, 22, and 23. On May 21, the symbolic lighting will honor the Colorado state track meet which would have started that day at Jeffco Stadium. This event has been hosted by Jeffco for 34 years and will be dearly missed. The Stadium just celebrated its 60th season.

On Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23, Jeffco Stadium will light up at 8:30 pm to recognize Jeffco's Class of 2020 and the student-athletes who missed out on their spring season after the COVID-19 pandemic canceled all such activities.

The  NAAC  (HWY 93 and 64th Pkwy., Arvada) will turn on its lights at 8:30 pm Thursday, May 21 and Friday, May 22 to honor Jeffco's Class of 2020 and our student-athletes.

More celebrations...
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SUMMER GRAB-AND-GO MEAL SERVICE DETAILS ANNOUNCED
Starts Wednesday, May 27 - See below for locations and details

Jefferson County Food for Everyone/Comidas Para Todos Program
Additionally, from our partners at Jefferson County, we share with you the Food for Everyone (Comidas Para Todos) Program. There is plenty of food for anyone who needs it. Take a moment to watch this ( Spanish ) and learn how to utilize these resources. You can also call 211 or use this website to find a food pantry (and other services) near you.
MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Cultivating Resilience
As we mentioned in our  May 5 issue , we are encouraging techniques that cultivate resilience - connection, calm, and gratitude. Week one's theme was Cultivating Connection. For week two, we looked at ways to Cultivate Calm. And for week three, we explore Cultivating Gratitude . Derived from the Latin word gratia, meaning grace, graciousness, or gratefulness, gratitude is a human acknowledgement of the goodness in one's life and provides a connection to something larger - people, nature, a higher power. Gratitude is consistently related to happiness, helping people feel more positive emotions and experiences to improve physical and mental health, manage adversity, and build strong relationships.

We have plenty of ideas for how to engage in these on our  Jeffco Strengths  family webpage, including creating a gratitude collage and tree, taking the Three Things Thankful Challenge, and play day activities!
WANT TO HELP FAMILIES IMPACTED BY COVID-19?
Jeffco Schools Foundation has a designated fund for Jeffco Public Schools.
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FOOD SERVICE LOCATIONS
Grab-and-Go Meals
Anyone 18 and younger
Food Pickup:
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30a - 1p
***ENDS Fri., May 22
Alameda High
Arvada High
Bear Creek High
Columbine High
Dunstan Middle
Jefferson Jr/Sr High
Lakewood High
Pomona High
Wayne Carle Middle
Golden High
West Jefferson Elementary
Wheat Ridge High
SUMMER - starts May 27
FOOD SERVICE LOCATIONS
Grab-and-Go Meals
Anyone 18 and younger
Food Pickup:
Mon, Wed, Fri 10:30a - 1p
2 breakfast, 2 lunch per child
through August 14, 2020
Alameda Jr/Sr High
Bear Creek High
Conifer High
Dunstan Middle
Golden High
Jefferson Jr/Sr High
Lakewood High
Pomona High
Summit Ridge Middle
Wayne Carle Middle
Wheat Ridge High
Visit this webpage for updated information about district meal services and for other useful community resources to help meet food needs.
Any parent/guardian can pick up meals for their children. Please do not come if you are sick.