January 2019

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the school year. We are incredibly grateful for the increased numbers of volunteers here at Altura this year.  We currently have 50 volunteers who have already put in over 650 hours of service!

Our English classes for families are well under way, but we still have 15 slots for interested family members.  Call Carolina Martinez at 720-331-5692 to sign up. Familias Unidas classes are also coming for Spanish speaking families beginning January 24th.  Call 303-204-2709 for more information.

Let’s remember to keep up all the great practices that students began the year with and reinforce those habits over break.  Work to have your students read 20-30 minutes nightly and ask them what they are reading about. If you have time, listen to your students read or read to them (in whatever language you are most comfortable in).  Learning to enjoy reading is a lifelong skill that begins with encouragement from you! It’s also time to maintain good sleep habits so that students can perform their best each day. Testing will begin for all of our second language learners via ACCESS in January and then state CMAS testing for 3rd - 5th grade students in literacy and math will begin in March.  

Please remember to dress your students for the coldest part of each day.  APS policy is that we get students out to recess as long as the temperature and windchill are 20 degrees or above.  We do not have anyone available to watch students indoors so students will need to be dressed to go outside every day.

Thank you for your continued support in helping your student learn their best each and every day,

~ Mrs. Harrington

Jennifer Harrington, Principal

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