Yearbook Pictures

Calling all staff and parents. We are getting a head start on collecting images for the yearbook. If you attend any of the classroom or school events and are taking pictures, please email them to jessicca.marks@legacyk8.org. We are looking for high-quality images that are not blurry.  When sending the images, please send me information on the event, date, and students in the images. Thanks.

September E-Blast

Dear Legacy Academy Parents,

We are all settled in! We are having such a great start to a new school year.  Thank You for entrusting your children to us. Please remember, parents are welcome to call our office with any questions or concerns.  We are happy to help!

This month there is No School on Friday, September 02, 2016, Monday, September 05, 2016, Friday, September 23, 2016, and Monday, September 26, 2016. 

Monday, September 12, 2016, is Patriot Day Observation 8:00am in the gymnasium.  Please invite all your friends and family who serve or have served our country in the armed services, firemen, and women, nurses, doctors, police officers, teachers etc. to our celebration!  All children involved in a community service oriented club may wear their uniforms including Girl and Boy Scouts, AWANA, ROTC, etc. on this day.  We are still looking for donations of brunch items for our celebration.  All donation costs and time count towards volunteer hours.  Please bring in disposable containers, or label your containers with a first and last name.

Please remember, students needing a hot lunch must place an order by 8:30am each day. Keep this in mind if your student is coming late.  Make checks payable to “Elizabeth Lunch Program” for lunch accounts, and add the name(s) of your student in the memo along with their grade. If students are bringing in cash they need to have their money in an envelope with their name grade and teacher on the outside. Student meals cost $3.25,  students who want seconds on their entree are charged an additional $2.00 per meal. More information about our lunch program and free and reduce lunch applications can be filled out at http://www.elizabeth.k12.co.us/FoodServices.aspx  Parents who qualified for the program have only thirty days to reapply without losing benefits.

Ice cream Friday’s will begin mid-September in the cafeteria. Students who have $1.00 cash can purchase ice cream on Fridays in the cafeteria at lunchtime.  They cannot use their lunch account for this purchase.  We will announce on the Monday before the Friday that ice cream will be served.

Sign up on our website for Help Counter to register your volunteer hours at HelpCounter.net.  Look for volunteer information under the school resources tab.  Log volunteer time through the PTCO page (look in “about Legacy”).

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • We are still looking for donations of brunch items to feed all of our community service workers for our Patriot Day Observation on Monday, September 12, 2016.  We could really use completely cooked/still warm egg and meat dishes, fruit platters, bacon in a crock pot (fully) cooked.  All donation costs and time count towards volunteer hours.  We will pick up items during carpool on Monday, September 12, 2016, so you or your student does not have to worry about getting the items into the school.  Please bring in disposable containers, or label your containers with a first and last name.  Please e-mail Ms. Anne if you can help at anne.stanley@legacyk8.org.
  • We also need about 5 people to arrive at 7:30 am to help with set-up, and two more people to help with clean-up, at about 9:00am.  Please e-mail Ms. Anne at anne.stanley@legacyk8.org if you can help with this special event.
  • If you are a working family who has difficulty getting your volunteers taken care of during the school year, we are looking for a team of people who would be responsible for keeping our property mowed and trimmed throughout the summer. We could really use some people with a tractor and brush hog (field mower). Please e-mail Ms. Anne if you would like to be a part of the team anne.stanley@legacyk8.org.
  • Do you have a corner lot or a highly visible location where you would be willing to advertise our school with a yard sign?  We are looking for people who will place a sign in their yard for a three-month period, you will receive three hours of volunteer time.  Please e-mail information at legacyk8.org or call the office if you can help!  Thank you.
  • Mrs. Joann McQuigg (Librarian) is in need of several people to help set-up, run, and breakdown our Scholastic Book Fair.  The dates are Monday, September 19, 2016, through Friday, September 23, 2016.  Please e-mail joann.mcquigg@legacyk8.org if you can help with any of these dates.
  • Vision and Hearing screening is usually scheduled for sometime in October and will last a couple of days.  We can use up to ten volunteers a day.  We will train you if necessary! If you are interested in volunteering please email renee.stubbings@legacyk8.org
  • Are you having trouble getting opportunities to volunteer at school?  Make a cash donation to our ROAR awards program.  Just send a check to the office and mark ROAR in the memo.
  • Every ten dollars counts as one hour and goes to an excellent cause. See below.

This school year Legacy Academy is focusing on building character. School-wide the students are asked to R.O.A.R. This means students are asked to be Respectful, On Task, Appropriate, and Responsible. Students who show R.O.A.R behaviors are awarded a R.O.A.R Award. Then 12 R.O.A.R awards are drawn every month and those students will have ice cream with Mr. Naber. 

In addition to R.O.A.R. awards, we are teaching our students about Character Traits. The Character Trait schedule is as follows:

  • Respect/Responsibility-  August/September 
  • Honesty- October 
  • Compassion- November 
  • Cooperation- December 
  • Integrity- January 
  • Courage- February
  • Perseverance- March 
  • Courtesy – April 
Scholastic Book Fair

We would like to invite all parents and students to our scholastic book fair starting on:

  • September 21st from 3pm to 4pm
  • September 22nd from 3pm to 8pm
  • September 23rd from 8am to 12pm

This event is a great opportunity for you to find the perfect gift for your child for any occasion.  We  encourage your children to read and this is where they can find a book they will love. This is the best way to get them excited about reading.  There will  be a classroom wish list tree for teachers.  This is where you can donate a book to help build classroom libraries. Your donations can be credited towards your volunteer hours, one hour for every ten dollars spent.  We hope to see you all there. We have books for all ages!

Technology Training Nights

Mr. Entner and Mr. Teudean will be hosting two parent and student technology training nights.  This is an opportunity for both parents and students to get some one-on-one assistance and learn how the iPads are utilized in the middle school classrooms.  6th-grade families, as well as new families to Legacy Academy, are highly encouraged to attend.  We will be explaining what parents can do to hold their students accountable, where work is posted/returned, and an overview of widely used apps.  The goal is to empower parents to engage in our digital classrooms.  We will also be answering any and all questions you have about our technology.  We want to be able to gain a better understanding of the technology we use and answer your questions about it.  Feel free to bring your own personal iPads, tablets, phones, your student’s iPad – any device can interact with the apps and tech we use.

  • Training Session Option 1:  Thursday, 9/1 from 3:30 – 4:30 (Computer lab)
  • Training Session Option 2:  6:00 – 7:00 p.m. TBA later in September

Students who have $1.00 cash can purchase ice cream on Fridays in the cafeteria at lunchtime.  They cannot use their lunch account for this purchase.

Thursday, September 1st 

  • Training Session Option 1:  Thursday, 9/1 from 3:30 – 4:30 (Computer lab)(See last paragraph above).
  • Mandatory 8th-grade parent meeting for DC/New York/Phi at 4:00pm in Mr. Bruner’s Room, room 107 (third door on the left down Middle School hallway.

Friday, September 2nd ~ No School/Teacher In-Service

Monday, September 5th ~ No School/Labor Day

Thursday, September 8th

  • Band Meeting!  All students (5th through 8th grade)/parents interested in learning more about band need to meet in the Legacy Academy Band room from 4-5p.m. Students who are continuing this year in band from a previous year at Legacy should arrive at 3:30p.m. with their instrument so that they can learn how Mr. Wiens would like to use  them to assist others in trying out an instrument.

Friday, September 9th ~ Middle School Dress of Choice

Monday, September 12th

  • Patriot Day Observation 8:00am in the gymnasium.  Please invite all your friends and family who serve  or have served our country in the armed services, firemen, and women, nurses, doctors, police officers, teachers, etc. to our observation!  All children involved in a community service oriented club may wear their uniforms including Girl and Boy Scouts, AWANA, ROTC etc.

Tuesday, September 13th

  • PTCO General Meeting at 5:30pm (Free Childcare Provided).
  • LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30pm.

Friday, September 16th

  • Nerf Night 6:00pm – 8:00pm in Legacy Academy gymnasium!  This is an excellent time for families to play together. Parents are encouraged to play!  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 darts or discs.  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 LABOD@legacyk8.org.

Monday, September 19th

  • Scholastic Book Fair available for children to walk through with their teacher.

Tuesday, September 20th

  • Fun Run Assembly in the gymnasium from 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
  • Scholastic Book Fair available for children to walk through with their teacher.

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Book Fair Open 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Dress like a Pirate Day in honor of our book fair! No Fee.
  • Parent Teacher Conferences from 4:00pm to 8:00pm by appointment only. Elementary teachers will be in their classroom.  Middle school and Specials teachers will be in the gymnasium.
  • Scholastic Book Fair will be open to students/parents during conferences 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday, September 23rd ~ No School!

  • Parent Teacher Conferences from 8:00am to 12:00pm by appointment only.
  • Scholastic Book Fair will be open during conferences 8:00am -12:00pm
  • Elementary teachers will be in their classroom.  Middle school and Special teachers will be in the gymnasium.

Monday, September 26th ~ No School/Fall Break.

Wednesday, September 28th

  • See you at the Pole, 7:00am  This is a student lead prayer time around the flag pole that is a global activity.  Students and parents bring a breakfast item to share and come to the cafeteria for a quick breakfast at 7:00am and then gather around the flag pole at 7:15am to pray for their school, friends, churches, and community.

Thursday, September 29th

  • Elementary ROAR Assembly 8:00am in the gymnasium.

Friday, September 30th

  • Fun Run Fundraiser for all students. 
  • All School Dress of Choice, all students wear their fun run shirt and comfortable running clothing.

8th Grade Field Trip Mandatory Meeting

Hello, 8th Grade Parents!

I’m Matt Bruner, the new social studies teacher at Legacy Academy. I would like to invite you to our first mandatory parent meeting for anyone interested in the Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City trip. It is on September 1st from 4-430pm, and the meeting will include:

Information about our travel plans

  • Starting a parent fundraising committee
  • Details regarding cost and financial aid

If you are attending this meeting on September 1st from 4-430pm, please email matt.bruner@legacyk8.org with the response: RSVP

Thank you and I look to meeting you soon!

Matt Bruner, matt.bruner@legacyk8.org

Carpool Update

imgresDear Parents,

We wanted to thank you for your patience during carpool and give you an update. We have been working with the company that supports this program. The program was tested for an hour this morning and all numbers were entered into the database without any issues. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We will continue to monitor the system, but we hope that all the bugs have been taken care of.

Middle School Sports News

This fall we have had very few students expressing an interest in Legacy Academy’s soccer program. This factor along with difficulty scheduling games at appropriate distances and the anticipated field reconstruction of EPR’s Wild Pointe fields has lead Legacy Academy’s athletics staff to the decision to cancel our boy’s soccer program for the fall season of 2016.

We are disappointed to need to make this decision but we believe that each of the factors above would likely result in an experience that will not be productive and beneficial for our student-athletes. Our staff team will reevaluate the boy’s soccer program again as we prepare for the fall 2017 season, and we sincerely hope to relaunch the program next year. Thank you for your understanding and thank you for your continued support for Legacy Academy!  Attached to this announcement a flyer for Elizabeth Park and Recreation about alternative sports boys and girls can play during the fall.

Girls Volleyball and Coed Cross-Country are accepting student-athletes for the fall season, and both teams will be starting practices very soon. Watch your email and the Legacy Ledger for more information about both of these options for your student(s).

Cross Country Camp– This Monday, Wednesday, Friday (August 22nd, 24th, and 26th 3:45pm-5pm) .Please meet in the Legacy Academy Cafeteria (athletic apparel and shoes required). The parent meeting will be Monday, August 29th at 5:15pm in the cafeteria.

  • Required Paperwork and Physicals Due:  Friday, September 1st
  • Payment Due:  Tuesday, September 6th

Volleyball-  Tryouts:  Monday, August 22nd – Thursday, August 25th (3:45pm – 5:15pm) in the Legacy Academy Gymnasium (athletic apparel and shoes required). The Parent Meeting will be Tuesday, August 30th 5:30pm in the Legacy Academy Computer Lab.

  • Required Paperwork and Physicals Due:  Friday, September 1st
  • Payment Due:  Tuesday, September 6th

6th Grade Parents

Dear 6th-grade parents,

We wanted to remind you that if your child is going on the Outdoor Ed Field trip, you need to complete the packet that was handed out on the first day of school. We have attached the packet below if it has ben misplaced. These forms need to be submitted by August 26th so that we can ensure that your student can attend this field trip. If you have questions, please email Mrs. Millet (stacy.millet@legacyk8.org) or Mrs. LeSage (denise.lesage@legacyk8.org).

6th Grade Outdoor Ed

Important Carpool Instructions

Elementary Students (Green Loop – front/north entrance)

  • Use the north (front) driveway to enter the carpool loop
  • DO NOT stop in or block the main driveway
  • no stopping between the front parking lot and Legacy Loop
  • A Legacy Academy staff member will be near the driveway entrance to look for your carpool number
  • Keep the passenger side doors along the curb/sidewalk as cars move through in a counterclockwise direction
  • Students will meet your vehicle in the pickup area – along the sidewalk in front of the building
  • Pick up area begins after the crosswalk and extends just past the east end of the building
  • If you will be heading east on Legacy Loop, please exit through the north (front) driveway
  • Note – drivers may not turn left when using the north (front) driveway…right turns ONLY
  • If you wish to drive west on Legacy Loop, please enter the east parking area and use the east driveway to turn left (north) onto Legacy Trail. At the stop sign (Legacy Trail & Legacy Loop) you may turn either left or right onto Legacy Loop.

Middle School Students (Red Loop – side/east entrance)

  • Pick up area begins at the sidewalk along the gravel parking lot and extends to the end of the sidewalk along the hill at the south end of the property (see map)
  • Use the east (side) driveway to enter the back carpool loop
  • DO NOT stop in or block the driveway
  • A Legacy Academy staff member will be near the driveway entrance to look for your carpool number
  • Turn right (north) into the gravel parking area and follow the parking area loop until it meets the sidewalk on the east end of the building.
  • Keep the passenger side doors along the curb/sidewalk as cars move through in a counterclockwise direction
  • Students will meet your vehicle in the pickup area – along the sidewalk or in the paved area behind the building (southeast)
  • Please use the east driveway to turn left (north) onto Legacy Trail. At the stop sign (Legacy Trail & Legacy Loop) you may turn either left or right onto Legacy Loop.

Residents of Wild Pointe

  • You may turn left into the east (side) driveway to access either carpool loop
  • You may exit by turning right (south) onto Legacy Trail or right (east) onto Legacy Loop

Families with both middle school and elementary students

  • Do not switch back and forth between the two
  • Please choose one of the carpool loops and stay with your choiceCarpool Image 2016
  • Please see attached instructions for more detailed information on our carpool. CarpoolInstructions2016

August 2016 E-Blast

Dear Parents,

Our 2016-2017 school year is just about to begin, again summer break has flown by.  We are sad to say goodbye to our summer break but very excited to see our families again!

Just a friendly reminder on the uniform changes for the 2016/2017 school year.  NO plaid to include jumpers, skirts or skorts, no green or yellow polo shirts and no yellow peter pan blouses.  We have added heather gray as a polo shirt option and light blue boys dress shirts and girls peter pan blouses. The source code for French Toast is QS5JCKC (www.frenchtoast.com).  This is a great way to look at our uniforms.  Remember you are not obligated to purchase uniforms anywhere specifically, as long as they look the same.  Elizabeth Walmart also carries our uniforms but could have some in inventory that is not our approved items.

Please mark your calendars: 

  • Monday, September 12, 2016 Patriot Day Observation 8:00am in the gymnasium.  Please invite all your friends and family who serve our country in the armed services, also firemen and women, nurses, doctors, police officers, teachers etc. to our celebration!  All children involved in a community service oriented club may wear their uniforms including Girl and Boy Scouts, AWANA, ROTC etc. on this day.   We are in need of brunch items. Donation costs and time count towards volunteer hours!  Please e-mail Ms. Anne if you can help atanne.stanley@legacyk8.org.
  • See You at The Pole Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 7:00am.  This is a student-led prayer time around the flag pole
  • Picture Day We will start out taking school picture earlier this year, they are scheduled for Friday, August 19, 2016.  This is a scheduled “Dress of Choice”.

Please note we will send an e-mail out shortly with new carpool and technology instructions.

If you have a student entering sixth grade they will now have the opportunity to play sports.  All students participating in sports are required to have a current physical examination.

We have some immediate volunteer opportunities that can be done at any time and your children can be with you. Volunteer hours include your time, gas, and equipment use.

  • Weed whacking around playgrounds
  • Re-spread playground chips – Bring a rake and work gloves.
  • Someone to bring a wheel barrel and walk the property picking up large rocks and relocating them to a specified spot
  • If you are able to do plumbing/electrical project for volunteer time, we need your help.
  • The book fair is just around the corner  Sales will start on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 3pm-4pm.  Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 3pm-8pmFriday, September 23, 2016 from 8am-12pm.  This event takes many helping hands.  Please contact Joann McQuigg if you can help at joann.mcquigg@legacyk8.org

If you can help, please call Ms. Anne ASAP at (303) 646-2636.  Remember to record your hours at helpcounter.net using your email.

Lunchroom News: To apply for Free & Reduced lunch, please click on this link http://www.elizabeth.k12.co.us/FoodServices.aspx. You will need your child’s student id which is available on infinite campus or you may call the office at (303) 646-2636. School lunch menus can be viewed on our website. Menu August Legacy 2016-2017.pdf.  All checks for lunch can be sent with your student and made out to Elizabeth Food Service.  If you have more than one student, please write each student’s name and teacher in the memo and how you would like the money allocated. We are asking if you send cash that you would send it in an envelope with your child’s first/last name and grade on it. Please remember, if you are running late and your student will arrive after 8:15, you need to call the office to order a hot lunch.  Students will still be able to purchase ice cream on Fridays, but need one dollar in cash.

Tuesday,  August 9

  • LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30pm Stem/Library room

Friday, August 12 ~ Sixth grade Orientation in session 12:00pm – 3:15pm.   Please have your student eat before coming and bring a snack and water bottle. All sixth-grade parents please plan on parking and walking your students to the gymnasium and staying for a 45-minute orientation. Teachers want you to know what to expect for the 2016-17 school year as well as the Outdoor Adventure Trip.  Please stop by the office to turn in documentation of the required Tdap booster immunization and to get a carpool sign for your car.

Back to School Night for All School from 3:20pm to 6:30pm

  • All Kindergarten Parents  There is a 30-minute orientation in your student’s classroom at 4:00pm. Teachers want you to know what to expect for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Elementary students find out teacher assignments (at a table in the front lobby), visit their classroom and deliver supplies.  If you ordered a supply kit, it will already be in the student’s classroom.
  • Middle school students – Please do not bring supplies to Back-to-School Night, because we will not have locker assignments until the first day of school. Middle school supply kits will be handed out their first day.
  • Medical/Birth Certificates /Immunizations/Physical – Please drop off any of the following if you have not already provided them. If your student takes medications at school, please have medication in the proper container with the pharmacy label.  You will also need to have the proper form signed by you and your Dr.  If you are new to the school and have a student who will require medication during the school day, please stop by to discuss and pick up the proper forms.
  • Parent Portal Password/Registration Fees – Mrs. Knowles (Office Manager) will be set up in the front lobby to assist in this process.   If you are not attending Back-to-School night, please e-mail Kathy Knowles atkathy.knowles@legacyk8.org. Please include an 8 character password that you have picked (must include one capital, one character and or number) Please allow two weeks for a response.
  • Carpool Number – Each family needs a Carpool number and sign. If you do not have a carpool number or need a new one, please stop at the front lobby table.
  • Hotdog dinner for $2.00 per person.  Sponsored by PTCO located in the cafeteria.
  • Partial uniform sell. PTCO will be in the cafeteria to sell hoodies, sweatshirts, as well as middle school physical education uniforms, sweatpants, and sweatshirts.

Monday, August 15

  • School for Middle School Students Only (6th through 8th grade)  No School for Elementary Student (Kindergarten through Fifth grade)

Tuesday, August 16

  • School for Middle School Students Only (6th through 8th grade)  No School for Elementary Student (Kindergarten through Fifth grade)

Wednesday, August 17

  • First Day of School Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.
  • PTCO Tears and Cheers 8:15am in the cafeteria.  Come cry or celebrate over your child (rens) entry or return to school.  Refreshments served, Kleenex provided!

Friday, August 19 ~ All School Dress of Choice.  All School Picture Day!

Friday, August 26 ~ All School Dress of Choice

Friday, September 2 ~ No School! Labor Day!