Weekly Blog For December 18th, 2015

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 18th, 2015

 

Principal’s Update 12.20,15

In this Principal’s Update issue:

iPads

Talking to your teen about Technology

Semester 1 Accolades in Academics, Arts, Athletics

 

Important 2nd Semester Schedule Changes

 

Students will not be permitted to change classes once the new semester begins on January 4th!  Class schedules (& teacher rosters) must be situated from the start of the semester to ensure a smooth start for all.

 

Students are encouraged to see their Counselor now if they would like to consider a class change.  Requests for a different teacher (or lunch) will not be considered valid reasons for a schedule change.  Please be advised that there are very few openings in alternate or elective classes so changes will likely be difficult to accommodate.

 

Financial Aid Night for Juniors and Seniors

 

FINANCIAL AID 101 will be at Skyline HS in the Vance Band Auditorium  on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 pm. Learn About the FAFSA Application, the financial Aid process and SVVSD Local Scholarships available. Alexandra Leppert of Front Range Community College will be the presenter at this event.  

 

Local Scholarships

The St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  Open the link to find information about these scholarships as well as tips for navigating the overall scholarship process.  Please note that the application deadlines for most of the Local Scholarships is February 29th, 2016.  Look here for Scholarships

 

Upcoming Important Dates

December 21st- January 1st – Winter Break.  Second semester classes begin January 4th, 2016.  It will be a Maroon Day, blocks A1-A4.  Please note there is NO Late Start in January.  The next late start is Wednesday February 3rd.

Jan.15th: Open- Enrollment application deadline

January 15th: No School

January 18th: Martin Luther King Day

January 20th: Math Information Night 6:30-7:30 pm

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

 

>>> Thank You for Eating at Chipolte

 

Thank you for those that braved the snow and ate at Chipolte on Tuesday. We raised almost $500 for the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

 

>>> 2015 Grant Distribution of almost $15,000!!

Here are the SCEF grant recipients:

Nikki Tobias, English: $478.00 for a Macbook Pro upgrade

Kaelyn Wood, English:  $3,300 for the ACT Prep Workshop

*possible additional funds of up to $1,400 for an additional 35 student spots for a total 105 student spots by 12/10/2015

Lize Nel, Physics:  $2,500 for AP Physics I Equipment

Jennifer Mallet, French:  $700 for a Lenovo Thinkpad

Katherine Giese, Art:  $1,749 for three artistic behavior storage units

Sarah Heilbronner, Social Studies:  $227.18 for a classroom atlas set

Paul Trapkus, Orchestra:  $3700 for 60 music stands, 50 chairs and 3 chair storage racks

Felicity Wong, Math: $435 for a an AVER Vision F17 Document Camera

>>> King Soopers Cards

Watch this King Soopers card how-to video that our Silver Creek students created at:  www.SchsEdFoundation.org   YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK UP A CARD AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW.  5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms

>>> The Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Join us on Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this.

If you would like to be a sponsor or make a donation for the auction – both are tax deductible — please contact us at SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

 

School Store open at the following Basketball Games

December 18th, Jan 9th & Jan.26th

 

You can also visit us on-line  

www.mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

 

Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags

School1

 

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School Fees

Have you paid your student’s first semester school fees?  

Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card).  Fees that are paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and a list course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

 

 

 

 

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            RABC

Happy Holiday’s to all of our Raptor Families from The Raptor Activities Booster Club (RABC)!!!

 

We hope you all have a very nice winter break & have time to enjoy family, food, & friends.  We truly appreciate each and every one of you who have volunteered throughout 2015, we could not do the things we do for our students & school without you!!!  

We are looking forward to 2016 and will have many volunteer opportunities coming up.  Please keep watching the blog & the RABC Minutes posted on our Booster Club Page of the website for areas we need your help.  

Mindy Grabau, our Vice President, has needed to resign from her position on the Board due to family concerns.  We thank Mindy for the time that she has put into RABC & look forward to still working with her on events that come up & she is able to help with.  With that being said, we will be looking to fill this position as soon as possible.  If you or anyone you know is interested in the position, please contact Kaydene Hubert at rabcpresident@gmail.com.  We would love to have the nominee at the January 25th meeting & to vote them in then.  You can contact any of the Board members if you would like more information on the position.  

Upcoming Events & Volunteer Needs:

Winter Dance – Looking for a coordinator for the student Winter Dance in early February

After Prom – Looking for a committee to oversee After Prom (April 16th). Last year all parts of AP was divided up between the teams/activities, we will do this again this year, but we need people to be the leaders.  

Website Designer-Looking for someone who can help us with an RABC website, we would love to get this started as soon as possible.  Contact Suzanne Zens at rabcsecretary@gmail.com if interested.

Concessions – Looking for someone who would like to oversee the concessions operation at Silver Creek. Training is provided, contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com if interested.

Bingo– Looking to train new Games Managers NOW!  We will be down to only 1 game manager in April and we can not run a large fundraiser like Bingo with only 1 games manager.  Training is provided and it is not as hard as it may sound, it is actually fun & really easy.  Contact Crystal at raptorbingo@gmail.com if you are interested.  

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!  

 

Next meeting date of January 25, 2015 at 6:30 in the Library, all are welcome to attend!!  

Remember to Go Play Bingo on Wednesday Nights!!  Support RABC & take a chance of winning some cash!!

 

Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) on Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

 

Unified Basketball

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Basketball this winter, please contact Mr Tonjes (tonjes_martin@svvsd.org).

 

Spring Sports

Registration for spring sports is open!  The deadline to sign up for Baseball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming & Diving, Boys Tennis, and Track & Field is February 24, 2016.  The season starts Monday, February 29.  For additional information, visit the SCHS Athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z   

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance.  This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

 

SCOPA

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

 

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

 

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

 

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

 

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

 

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

 

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

 

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

 

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

 

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their School Booksteacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

 

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

 

Approved Flyers For December       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

 

The universe is the game of the self, which plays hide and seek forever and ever.

Alan Watts

Everything flows and nothing abides, everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.

Herclitus


Weekly Blog December 11, 2015

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 11th, 2015

 

Principal’s Update 12.10.15  (click here)

In this Principal’s Update issue:

iPads

Talking to your teen about Technology

Semester 1 Accolades in Academics, Arts, Athletics

 

Important 2nd Semester Schedule Changes

 

Students will not be permitted to change classes once the new semester begins on January 4th!  Class schedules (& teacher rosters) must be situated from the start of the semester to ensure a smooth start for all.

Students are encouraged to see their Counselor now if they would like to consider a class change.  Requests for a different teacher (or lunch) will not be considered valid reasons for a schedule change.  Please be advised that there are very few openings in alternate or elective classes so changes will likely be difficult to accommodate.

Local Scholarships

The St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship Package is now available for viewing.  Open the link to find information about these scholarships as well as tips for navigating the overall scholarship process.  Please note that the application deadlines for most of the Local Scholarships is February 29th, 2016.  Look here for Scholarships

Andy Yeomans

Counselor (O-Z)

Silver Creek High School

http://schs.stvrain.k12.co.us/

 

Upcoming Important Dates

Finals will be held on Dec. 16 – 18 – Schedule follows:

Wednesday, December 16          Blocks 5, 6, 7

Release at 12:16 p.m

Thursday, December 17         Blocks 1, 2, 3

Release at 12:16 p.m.

Friday, December 18           Blocks 4 and 8

Release at 10:38 a.m.

December 21st- January 1st – Winter Break.  Second semester classes begin January 4th, 2016.  Please note there is NO Late Start in January.  The next late is Wednesday February 3, 2016

 

SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

>>> Eat at Chipotle

Go to Chipotle on 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd on Tuesday, December 15 between 5-8 pm.  Make sure to mention “Silver Creek” and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Silver Creek Education Foundation!

>>> 2015 Grant Distribution of almost $15,000!!

Here are the SCEF grant recipients:

Nikki Tobias, English: $478.00 for a Macbook Pro upgrade

Kaelyn Wood, English:  $3,300 for the ACT Prep Workshop

*possible additional funds of up to $1,400 for an additional 35 student spots for a total 105 student spots by 12/10/2015

Lize Nel, Physics:  $2,500 for AP Physics I Equipment

Jennifer Mallet, French:  $700 for a Lenovo Thinkpad

Katherine Giese, Art:  $1,749 for three artistic behavior storage units

Sarah Heilbronner, Social Studies:  $227.18 for a classroom atlas set

Paul Trapkus, Orchestra:  $3700 for 60 music stands, 50 chairs and 3 chair storage racks

Felicity Wong, Math: $435 for a an AVER Vision F17 Document Camera

>>> King Soopers Cards

Watch this King Soopers card how-to video that our Silver Creek students created at:  www.SchsEdFoundation.org   YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK UP A CARD AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW.  5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms.

>>> The Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Join us on Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this.

If you would like to be a sponsor or make a donation for the auction – both are tax deductible — please contact us at SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

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SCHOOL STORE News – Special Holiday/Finals Hours

Thursday, December 17th – 11:30am – 1:15pm

Last chance to purchase spirit wear for the Holidays.  Purchase online, or stop by on Thursday and do some shopping.

www.mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

Hats – PJs – Hoodies – Silver Headbands – Sweats – Shirts – Beads – Lanyards – Cinch Bags

School1

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School Fees

Have you paid your student’s first semester school fees?  

Fees can be paid online with credit card or in the main office (cash, check or credit card).  Fees that are paid in the office need to be turned in with the student’s name and a list course fees that are being paid (envelope if possible).  Teachers cannot accept class fees.

RABC  

Concessions is about to start for the Winter sports season & we are looking for both Student & Parent volunteers.  For Students, please sign up on the link to work any of the “Student Volunteer” slots, you will earn volunteer hours for every slot you work.  We are also in need of Parents to be opening & closing managers, if you are interested in doing this VERY EASY job, please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com.  We will hold the next meeting date on Friday Jan. 25th.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wg922fnRNf-aL3jK9_MaAtWkvlCzFO9Rqj5WSSAt5qc/edit#gid=0

Quick note on volunteer needs for RABC:  Concession Managers are in need for the Winter season.  Please email rabcconcessions@gmail.com if you would be interested in helping with that.  It sounds hard & like a lot, but it truly is the easiest job out there!!  Don’t let the word “manager” scare you.  And as we have been saying for months (years) now, we are looking for a group of people to oversee concessions as a whole.  Contact Kaydene at the same email if you want more information on that.

Remember to Go Play Bingo on Wednesday Nights!!  Support RABC & take a chance of winning some cash!!

Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) on Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Athletics

 

Unified Basketball

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Basketball this winter, please contact Mr Tonjes (tonjes_martin@svvsd.org).

Spring Sports

Registration for spring sports is open!  The deadline to sign up for Baseball, Girls Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming & Diving, Boys Tennis, and Track & Field is February 24, 2016.  The season starts Monday, February 29.  For additional information, visit the SCHS Athletics website:  http://schs-raptors.com/.

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z   

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance.  This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

 

 

SCOPA

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

 

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

 

 

Thank-You From Colorado Gives Day

 

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Thank You for Your Generosity!

Colorado’s largest online charity event raised $4,020 for the Community Service Society’s charities!

The money raised was in honor of 8 year-old Maddy Grayless, who passed away earlier this year after a 2 week battle with cancer. She wanted to make a difference. If you didn’t get a chance to help, there’s still time to donate!

Boulder Bridge House

Emergency Family Assistance Association

Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley

The Inn Between of Longmont

Longmont Humane Society

Longmont Meals on Wheels

Longmont United Hospital Foundation

OUR Center

Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley

Thank you so much for your support from all of us in

the Community Service Society!

 

 

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Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

 

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

 

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

 

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name,

School Bookstheir ID #, their teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

 

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.

                                      


 Approved Flyers For December   

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.  

 

                                                                                     Mark Twain            

Weekly Blog December 4th, 2015

Silver Creek High School

Weekly Update for Friday, December 4, 2015

Principal’s Update 12.4.15

 

Important 2nd Semester Schedule Changes

 

Students will not be permitted to change classes once the new semester begins on January 4th!  Class schedules (& teacher rosters) must be situated from the start of the semester to ensure a smooth start for all.

 

Students are encouraged to see their Counselor now if they would like to consider a class change.  Requests for a different teacher (or lunch) will not be considered valid reasons for a schedule change.  Please be advised that there are very few openings in alternate or elective classes so changes will likely be difficult to accommodate.

 

Upcoming Important Dates

Open house For Prospective Students will be on Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 pm.  

Finals will be held on Dec. 16 – 18 – Schedule follows:

 

Wednesday, December 16 Blocks 5, 6, 7

Release at 12:16 p.m.

 

Thursday, December 17 Blocks 1, 2, 3

Release at 12:16 p.m.

 

Friday, December 18 Blocks 4 and 8

Release at 10:38 a.m.

 

December 21st- January 1st – Winter Break

 

Here Ye Here Ye!  A Royal Madrigal Feast

Silver Creek High School’s Performing Arts Tradition since 2002.  A spectacular program of choral, instrumental, and theatrical holiday entertainment.  

Performances are December 4th and 5th at 6:30 p.m. for dinner performances and December 5th for a matinee, dessert performance at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased online only at www.silvercreektickets.com.  Reservation deadline is 11:59 p.m., Sunday, November 29.

 

RABC  

Concessions is about to start for the Winter sports season & we are looking for both Student & Parent volunteers.  For Students, please sign up on the link to work any of the “Student Volunteer” slots, you will earn volunteer hours for every slot you work.  We are also in need of Parents to be opening & closing managers, if you are interested in doing this VERY EASY job, please contact Kaydene at rabcconcessions@gmail.com.  We will hold the next meeting date on Friday Jan. 25th.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Wg922fnRNf-aL3jK9_MaAtWkvlCzFO9Rqj5WSSAt5qc/edit#gid=0

 

Quick note on volunteer needs for RABC:  Concession Managers are in need for the Winter season.  Please email rabcconcessions@gmail.com if you would be interested in helping with that.  It sounds hard & like a lot, but it truly is the easiest job out there!!  Don’t let the word “manager” scare you.  And as we have been saying for months (years) now, we are looking for a group of people to oversee concessions as a whole.  Contact Kaydene at the same email if you want more information on that.

 

Remember to Go Play Bingo on Wednesday Nights!!  Support RABC & take a chance of winning some cash!!

 

Make sure you mark your calendar to come to our next RABC meeting on November 30th at 6:30 in the library.

 

Again we want to say thank you to all the amazing volunteers we have here at SC & the support of the administration & staff!!!  Please plan to attend our next meeting on November 30, 2015 at 6:30 in the Library.  

Kaydene Hubert

RABC President

Raptor Activities Booster Club

Silver Creek High School

rabcpresident@gmail.com

303-845-2290

 

Senior Pictures

Senior pictures were due to Joylynn Bockelmann (yearbook coordinator) on Friday November 20, 2015.  Pictures can still be downloaded from the Silver Creek website or emailed directly to bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org.

 

Calling all Seniors

 

Seniors! The first 50 students to register at  

https://register2.rockthevote.com/?partner=29826  and take a screenshot as proof of registration will receive a Silver Creek Stylus for your iPad! Don’t forget to register and rock the vote by supporting Mackenzie Hill’s SCLA capstone.

 

Canned Food Drive

Were still collecting canned food for those in need.  Please stop by the front office and drop your canned goods to Deborah.

Athletics

Broadcasting School Events

Do you have an interest in broadcasting? If so, Silver Creek is looking at live streaming varsity contests during the school year. We are also hoping to live stream events such as concerts and other programs which our amazing student body has to offer. We need volunteers to help make this a success. If you, or someone you know, would have an interest in learning the world of broadcasting contact Mr Tonjes. Help Silver Creek students show their amazing talents through the world of live stream!!!!

 

Unified Basketball

Any student who is interested in playing Unified Basketball this winter, please contact Mr Tonjes (tonjes_martin@svvsd.org).

 

Counseling/Registrar Office

thomas_judith@svvsd.org Alphabet A-Go

sardinia_michael@svvsd.org  Alphabet Gr-N

yeomans_andy@svvsd.org  Alphabet O-Z   

 

A representative from the Lincoln College of Technology will be here on Tuesday, December 8th at 9:30.  Please sign up in the counseling office.

 

Naviance Information

Students and parents, we would like to introduce you to Naviance.  This is an excellent tool that provides students with many opportunities to make a successful transition between high school, college and career.  Please view this page for instructional videos on how to log-in, use the colleges and careers features, and access mini-lessons helping students to gain beneficial experiences in high school and beyond.  LINK to Naviance Information.

 

Transcript request: Seniors who need an official transcript sent to a college need to pick up a Transcript Request Form in the Counseling Office. Official transcripts are $2.00 each.

 

Below is the link to the United States JCI Senate  Foundation. Scholarship Application . Any questions, please contact state scholarship coordinator, Dale Hill at (303) 466-1192.

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship Application

 

 

SCHOOL STORE NEWS

Hats?  Yes we have hats.   Yoga Pants and Pajamas?  Yes we have those too!  Bucket Hats – OMG yes we have those too!

 

These are great new items that will be available for pickup before the winter break.  We have Sweats, Hoodies, T-shirts and Shorts too.

 

School Store is open every Thursday during the year from 10:30am -12:45pm.  Check out all our new items in the flyer below!  And shop online at:     www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store

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Bucket Hat w/ Strings $25

Richardson Knit Pom Hat $15

Holloway Capri Yoga Pant* $35 (Creek on waistband with Scratch on Leg)

Richardson Dryve Lite Slider $20

Order these online and you can have them to give for the Holidays!

School Store open every Thursday 10:30am-12:45pm Or check us out online at www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store email: RABCSchoolStore@gmail.com

2015/16 School Store New Products

Holloway Dry-Excel* Ladies V-neck & Mens $20

Richardson Cadet Cap $20

Bucket Hat w/Strings $20

Flannel PJ Pant* $25

Pacific Trucker’s Hat $20

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2015/16 School Store New Products

Maroon Fade Out Shirt* $10

Black Fade Out Shirt* $10

Cinch Bag $15 Maroon & Black bag with additional zippered pocket

Maroon Hoodie* $25

Black Hoodie* $25 – Available in Silver & Pink Ink* Maroon CrewNeck* $22

Full Zip Charcoal Hoodie* $29 Available in Silver & Pink Ink*

Stadium Chair $50 Incredibly sturdy!

White: Silver Creek Raptors Shirt* $15 & Silver Creek Raptors Long Sleeved Shirt* $15

School Store open every Thursday 10:30am-12:45pm Or check us out online at www.Mkt.com/Silver-Creek-Store email: RABCSchoolStore@gmail.com

Sweatpants* $24 Front: SC on left hip Back: Raptors down back of right leg Available in Silver & Pink ink*

 

SCOPA

For information on SCOPA visit:   scopanews.org

 

SCOPA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!

SCOPA helps to fund the performing arts programs throughout the year FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE A WING.  Through our bingo fundraising program we are able to support many opportunities for our A Wing students.  Volunteers are needed to help us continue to be successful at reducing student fees and supporting A Wing activities.  We run two bingo sessions per week throughout the year. SCOPA NEEDS BINGO VOLUNTEERS!!!   To volunteer, go to scopanews.org to learn how to sign up and help.

Volunteer to work Bingo for SCOPA

SCOPA Sessions are every Saturday and Sunday at the Longmont Bingo Alley.  Volunteers on Saturday arrive at 10:30am and Volunteers on Sunday arrive at 4:30pm.  Session volunteer time is approximately 4 hours.

SCOPA needs volunteers to keep this fundraising program going! Without this efficient fundraising program, student fees go up and scholarships and grant funding goes down.

 

Visit the SCOPA website for more information

scopanews.org

 

               SCEF (Silver Creek Education Foundation)

Our Mission: To support a culture of excellence for all students through enhanced academic and leadership opportunities.

Re-design our Logo Contest — December 1 Deadline (Extended)

You could win a $200 Amazon gift card!  See the attached link for details.

http://schsedfoundation.org/news-events/logo-contest-registration

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Watch this King Soopers card how-to video that our Silver Creek students created:

https://vimeo.com/145270829

YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK UP A CARD AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

 

 

Hold the Date – Chipotle Fundraiser, December15th from 5-8 pm

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Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Join us on Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

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Get a King Soopers Reloadable Card

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A FREE KING SOOPERS CARD, YOU OR YOUR CHILD CAN PICK ONE UP AT THE ATTENDANCE WINDOW BY THE FRONT OFFICE.

5% of all transactions go to the SCHS Education Foundation and then back to the classrooms. Use your King Soopers loyalty card and you still receive your fuel points while benefitting Silver Creek.   Reload the card at the register BEFORE buying groceries or gas.  Cards with a zero balance after 90 days will be inactive, so please contact us for another one.

Contact SCHSEdFoundation@gmail.com or SCHS attendance clerk for a card.

 

Please click on link to view 1 minute video clip of our Schs “King” s super stars.

 

The video is now online at: https://vimeo.com/145270829

 

Help Organize or Attend our Biggest Fundraiser — the Mardi Gras Party & Auction

Hold the date for Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Best Western on Ken Pratt.  We’ll have dinner, live bands, dancing, a cash bar and a silent auction.  Volunteers are needed for this starting as early as October 2015.

Learn more at our website: www.SchsEdFoundation.org

 

Volunteer in many other ways – see the volunteer form here:  http://schsedfoundation.org/?page_id=606

If you have any questions, please contact us at:  schsedfoundation@gmail.com

 

24 Hours to Give Where You Live!

Colorado’s largest online charity event is next week and the Community Service Society’s charities need your support! Donors that want to make a difference will come together for Colorado nonprofits on Tuesday, December 8th.  Please schedule your tax deductible donation today!

Gives

Boulder Bridge House

Emergency Family Assistance Association

Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley

 

The Inn Between of Longmont

 

Longmont Humane Society

 

Longmont Meals on Wheels

 

Longmont United Hospital Foundation

 

OUR Center

 

Safe Shelter of St Vrain Valley

 

Thank you so much for your support from all of us in the Community Service Society!

 

Yearbooks For Sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 – Purchase One Now and Save!!! Currently, yearbooks are being sold at their lowest cost of the season, $65, plus you receive 4 FREE YEARBOOK ICONS with your order!

Please see the order form for additional information!

Thank you for your continued support of our YEARBOOK!

Contact bockelmann_joylynn@svvsd.org with questions.

 

Interested in Carpooling

Would you like to join a carpool and avoid the morning rush?  Does your student need a ride to or from school?  The attached spreadsheet is a place where parents can share information to contact other parents in their neighborhoods and start a carpool.  This is a volunteer spreadsheet and information put in will be available for all Silver Creek families to view or edit.  Silver Creek does not organize or monitor carpools.

 

Information About School Lunch

St. Vrain Valley School’s Nutrition Service staff believes that nutritious school meals are a main ingredient in students’ ability to learn in the classroom. It’s hard for students to focus when they are hungry. Our staff takes pride in providing meals that meet the USDA nutrition requirements, include as many local ingredients as possible, but taste great too! These employees support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. Approximately 18,000 student meals are produced in our kitchens each day. In the 2013-14 school year this team produced over 3.25 million meals and snacks for students using over 850,000 pounds of local fresh produce.

Members of our management team are certified in Food Safety and all department team members receive certified food safety training year-round to ensure safe food is served to our students. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at 303-682-725!

Information for Parent Organizations

Policies for Outside Foods Served in District Schools (click here)

Bake Sales (click here)

Colorado Beverage Guidelines (click here)

Colorado Competitive Food Guidelines (click here)

 

Online Applications

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student’s meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for other things other than lunch.

Meal Charging Guidelines – It is very important to keep you child’s account current. If you have any questions about the account, please call your child’s school kitchen manager.

Online Payments

Online Payments by MY School Bucks now can be used to make online payments to your students lunch account quickly, easily and securely. Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

 

Click here to make prepayments to your child’s meal account online anytime at MySchoolBucks.com!

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student’s name, their ID #, their School Books

teacher’s name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Download and Print Out a pre-formatted #10 Envelope for making Deposits

If you choose to bring money to school personally or send it with your student, please put it in an envelope clearly marked with the student’s first and last name, their ID #, their teacher’s name, and the amount enclosed.

ATTENDANCE INFORMATION

TO EXCUSE AN ABSENCE – please contact Lois Davis at 720-494-3721 or direct to 720-494-3738  or email  davis_lois@svvsd.org.  Be sure to include the student’s first and last name as well as the date and reason for the absence. The absence must be called in or emailed within  48 hours of the absence in order to be excused.  Absences called in after 48 hours cannot be excused unless approved by the student’s assistant principal.

TAKING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY–  If you would like to pull your student out of school during the school day, please send him/her to school with a signed note (or email)  indicating the time you would like him/her to be excused. The student should bring the note to the attendance window before school starts.  The student will receive a pink pass to give to the teacher for the class he/she will be leaving early from.  Students leaving early should always sign out at the attendance window.  You can meet your child at the attendance window or you can tell him/her to sign out and meet you outside.  The attendance clerk will use the note to excuse the student in Infinite Campus.  If the absence is a last-minute appointment, call the office as soon as possible so your student can pick up a pass during passing period.  We know that emergencies arise and we would like to make the pickup as easy as possible.  Planning ahead limits classroom disruption.

Extended absences (vacation) – There is an “Extended Leave of Absence” form students can pick up prior to leaving for an extended time.  Forms are only needed if a student will be missing for more than 3 days.  This form allows teachers to document any assignments a student will be missing and their current grade in class.  Parents and students are required to sign the form, and after teachers have added grades/homework, students must get signatures from administration and return the form to the attendance clerk.

Health office visits- Students who are not feeling well need to let their teacher know so the students can be excused to visit the health office.  Students leaving school from the health office can sign themselves out and meet parents outside.  Parent/Guardians have 48 hours to excuse absences.  We strongly encourage students to contact their parents from the health office and not the teacher’s classroom.

 

Infinite Campus Tutorial

Infinite Campus is a great resource for parents to check grades, homework assignments, attendance and much more.  Click here for more information.  If you are having trouble logging in to Infinite Campus or RevTrak, our Help Desk can help.  Contact them at 303-702-7730.    

                                                    

Important Bus Pass Information for Parents of Students Riding the Bus

Students only receive one free bus pass.  For a replacement pass, please contact the Bus Pass coordinator by sending an email to bus pass@svvsd.org or calling 303-702-7540.  The replacement cost for lost, stolen and/or mutilated bus passes is $5.00 and shows up as fee under your student’s name in Infinite Campus.  New students to the district or new to riding the bus may pick up their bus passes at the Main Office of the school they will be attending.

 

Low Cost Health Insurance

Students who are 18 and graduating may be eligible for FREE and LOW-COST HEALTH INSURANCE through their 19th birthdays! This health insurance is available through Medicaid and CHP+ and enrollment occurs right here through St Vrain Valley School District.  Once children turn 18 and are no longer in school, Medicaid no longer counts parent income towards the child’s eligibility!  Please call The Healthy Kids Initiative at 720-722-1454 to see if your kids qualify today!

Los estudiantes que tienen 18 años y están por graduar de preparatoria podrían ser elegibles para obtener SEGURO MÉDICO GRATUITO O A BAJO PRECIO hasta que cumplan 19 años!  Este seguro médico es proporcionado por parte de los programas del gobierno Medicaid y CHP+.  Cuando un joven cumple 18 años y no está asistiendo a la escuela, Medicaid no toma en cuenta el ingreso de los padres! Por favor llame al programa de Niños Saludables al 720-722-1454 para informarse si sus niños son elegibles hoy!

 

In the present moment, every day is a miracle,.

                                                   _____James Gould Cozzens

Life is only this place, this time, and these people right here and now.

______ Vincent Collins