Congratulations!

Devin Osman, a 2nd grader at Legacy Academy won second place in an essay contest sponsored by the Elizabeth Library. The topic of the essay was “Your favorite holiday memories.” Great Job Devon!

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Combat Cyber Bullying by Going Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds PosterIn this honest play about cyber bullying, a 14-year-old girl and her peers open a discussion about bullying, friendship, past mistakes, and forgiveness. Out of Bounds explores the vicious world of cyber-bullying and the complicated choices young people make when navigating the politics of friendship. After the theater performance a small panel discussion will allow families to ask questions on the topic. Panel speakers include:

• Kristy Arellano, a parent who discusses how cyber bullying played a major role after her daughter Kiana tried to end her life on May 19, 2013

• Dr. Scott Ross, an expert on bullying from the Colorado Department of Education

• Ann Walton, Douglas County School District Student Wellness Department

• Detective Shannon Brukbacher, Parker Police Department

Parker Arts is encouraging families and their children, in grades five through nine, to attend an arts-based approach to help deal with cyber bullying, on Feb. 3, 2016.

The PACE Center doors open at 5 p.m., with the events on stage starting at 5:30 p.m. Over a dozen resources will be available throughout the PACE Center foyer that evening, to help families navigate cyber bullying, and offer their educational expertise on bullying, counseling and suicide prevention.

Tickets are $12 for adults, and 18 and under are free. Seats can be reserved by calling 303.805.6800, or by going online to http://www.ParkerArts.org.

Jump Rope for Heart

Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to help kids with special hearts! Mark your calendars for our upcoming annual Jump Rope for Heart event taking place in a gym during PE classes on: Thursday, February 18th. Collection Envelopes are due February 25.

DON’T WAIT to get started, Join our on-line team today! You can create your own webpage send emails to family and friends to help spread awareness about heart disease and stroke and ask for support. It’s fun, safe and easy! Visit www.heart.org/jump and click on “Students Sign Up”

Help Your Child Save Lives and be a Heart Hero!

  • How: Support your child in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope Heart program.
  • What: A life-saving and educational community service program.
  • Why: Your child will help kids with special hearts, learn about how to be heart healthy, know importance of the heart – how it works, and how to take care of it to feel good!

We hope you are as excited as we are to support our students in this important experience! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer during the event, please let me know. Let’s help our children be heart heroes!

Maggie Chamberlain, Physical Education Teacher

K-5 Special Notes:

  • 3 more weeks to fundraise and collect donations.
  • Due date for turning in donation envelopes is Feb. 25th
  • Each student will have a chance to earn prizes (incentives) for themselves based on their individual totals.
  • Raising money for AHA though our school also has the opportunity to earn free physical education equipment.

This Week at a Glance

National School of Choice Week 

National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity every January to shine a positive spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children. Independently planned by a diverse and growing coalition of individuals, schools, and organizations, National School Choice Week features thousands of unique events and activities across the country. The Week allows participants to advance their own messages of educational opportunity, while uniting with like-minded groups and individuals across the country.

Participants in National School Choice believe that parents should be empowered to choose the best educational environments for their children. Supporters plan events that highlight a variety of school choice options — from traditional public schools to public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. National School Choice Week is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical public awareness effort. We welcome all Americans to get involved and have their voices heard!

Thanks for choosing Legacy Academy!
Friday, January 29
  • All School Dress of Choice
  • Elementary ROAR Assembly in the gymnasium 8:30am

Join Our Team

Legacy Academy is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year for the following positions:

We are always adding to our list of applicants to sub at Legacy Academy.
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  • Substitute Teachers 
  • Substitute Paraprofessionals
  • Substitute Custodians
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Legacy Homeschool Academy is looking for substitutes for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Substitute Teachers
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The Homeschool program is located at Creekside Community Church. Visit the Homeschool tab for more information about the program.

Community Carnival

Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 2.58.53 PMThe time for our annual fundraiser is coming up quickly. We are very excited to let everyone know that this year we are going to hold a Community Carnival here at Legacy. It is going to be held Friday, April 22 from 3:00 to 8:00pm. We could use all the help we can get. What a fun way to get your volunteer hours in!  We could use some donations as well as volunteers the day of the event (you are able to sign up for multiple items).  Check out the sign up sheet below to see where you can help. If you have any questions feel free to contact Kathy atKathy.Smith@legacyk8.org

Sign Up Sheet

 

Carpool Safety

To ensure the safety of our children and staff, please make sure to follow our carpool guidelines. Please pull all the way forward when dropping off and make sure your children are ready to exit your vehicle.  We do ask that you do not leave your vehicle at any time, but allow our staff to assist your children. Also, please do not pass vehicles to park in a different spot. Thank you for entrusting your children to us.

Congratulations Legacy Students

Legacy Academy was well represented at the District Bee! Of the top four spellers, three were our students. Jake Ledesma from Mrs. Wiens’ class challenged the eventual winner (Coy Weber from RCE) to 56 rounds of spelling before missing his word, thereby earning 2nd place. Cody Bell from Mrs. Grassnick’s class was 3rd, and Alex Martinez from Ms. Heintz’s class finished 4th. They all did GREAT!! Congrats Legacy spellers!

 

Nerf Night Friday, January 22

Nerf Night 6:00pm to 8:00pm in Legacy Academy gymnasium!  This is an excellent time for families to play together.  Parents are encouraged to play!  We have successfully raised funds for our Character Education Program and now we are trying to fund a new sound system for the school. Ages 7 and up (6yr olds may play if a parent is in the gym with them at all times, but all parents should stay for the event). The cost is $10.00 per person. Students may not bring their blasters to school during school hours.  Bring your own blaster to the event.  Do not bring ammunition, ammunition and protective eyewear is provided.  Parents will be required to sign a waiver prior to this event, no exceptions will be made.  The waiver will be available at the office during school hours or at the event.  If any questions, please e-mail LABD@legacyk8.org.