April E-Blast

Spring is here!  We only have a little over seven weeks of school left to complete. Thank you for choosing Legacy Academy for your student’s education!

Cafeteria News! 

  • Very Important!  After April 30, 2017, students will not be allowed to charge hot lunch.

Carnival

The time for our annual fundraiser is coming up quickly. We are very excited to be holding our Community Carnival Saturday, April 29, 2017,  here at Legacy.  We could use all the help we can get. What a fun way to get your volunteer hours in by helping out.  If you would like to help coordinate, please feel free to contact Kathy Smith via email kathy.smith@legacyk8.org.

Testing

Students third through eighth grade are on a testing schedule Tuesday, April 4, 2017, through Friday, April 7, 2017.  Please make sure students have a good night sleep, a great breakfast, and are on time.  Students who arrive after 8:15 am, will be held in the office until the first test is completed.

Volunteers

We love our volunteers! However, we are not allowed to have volunteers in the building during our testing window Tuesday, April 4, 2017, through Friday, April 7, 2017.  Thank you for your understanding!

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • We are looking for volunteers to help with our graduations on Friday, May 12 – Kindergarten Graduation at 5:30 pm, and Monday, May 15 Eighth Grade Graduation at 6:00 pm.
  • Summer Mowing & Weed Whacking. We are putting together a team for summer lawn care. We will need to mow and weed whack the property three times over the summer.
  • Carnival Cake Walk Help Needed Cake-walk sign up here
  • We also need volunteers to help make the carnival amazing Volunteer Sign-Up

Important Dates

  • Friday, May 12 Kindergarten Graduation 5:30 pm
  • Monday, May 15 Eighth Grade Graduation 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 16 Night with First grade 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 18 Fifth grade continuation 9:30 am              

Friendly Reminder: If your student is out sick and has a doctor’s visit, please have the Dr. fill out a note to give to the school so we can make a note of it in attendance and add it to their file.

April Calendar

Tuesday, April 4 ~ Second Grade field trip to Jungle Book Encore. Please make sure to send a sack lunch with your second grader!

Friday, April 7 

  • Jump for Heart Dress of Choice (No Fee). This is a reward for all Legacy Academy students for raising over $7,000.00 for Jump for Heart!  Students who won a t-shirt from Jump for Heart are encouraged to wear it!
  • Middle School Third Quarter Honor Roll Dessert Bar 2:30 pm cafeteria
  • Nerf Night 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Legacy Academy gymnasium!  This is an excellent time for families to play together. Parents are encouraged to play!  Ages 7 and up (6 yr 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.

Tuesday, April 11  

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

Thursday, April 13 

  • Fifth Grade In-House Cave Field Trip

Friday,  April 14 

  • Middle School Dress of Choice

Sunday,  April 16 ~ Happy Easter!

Thursday, April 20

  • Dress in Colorado Rockies in support of “Breaking Barriers”/No Fee
  • School Board Elections, please stop by the school between the hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. 
  • Seventh-grade field trip to Manitou Springs
  • Fifth through Seventh-grade “Girls Night Out”  field trip to Bowlmor.

Friday, April 21 ~ Teacher Inservice/No School

Wednesday, April 26 ~ An author, Linda Reincke will be in the building to read to students K- 5th. She will have books available to purchase, more information to follow.

Thursday,  April 27 

  • Dress like Carnival/No Fee
  • Elementary Roar Assembly 8:15 am
  • Mr. Naber kisses the pig assembly at 2:30 pm in the gymnasium

Friday,  April 28 ~ All School Dress of Choice

Saturday, April 29 ~ School Carnival & Reunion 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday,  April 30 ~ Eighth grade depart for DC/Philadelphia/New York Trip!

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PR Youth Running Club

PR Youth Running is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth running club. PR Youth Running’s purpose is to help kids gain self-esteem, confidence, and health by learning techniques to excel in day-to-day life. We build self-esteem and confidence by using physical education as a tool to teach youth how powerful a positive mind is in life and running. This club is for Kinder through 5th grade.

Board Election Coming in April

Hello to all Parents and Staff of Legacy Academy. The time is fast approaching when you will be called upon to elect directors to the Legacy Academy Board. There is one open seat this year (Kathy Smith). Each seat is for a three-year term.If you have questions about serving on the board, please email kurt.naber@legacyk8.org or dallas.schroeder@legacyk8.org.

We are asking anyone interested in running for the board to submit a one-page biography. In that biography, we would like you to address the following questions:

• Family Background – please give a brief description of your family background, occupation, and interests.

• Education Philosophy – please describe your educational philosophy and how you see it fulfilling the vision of Legacy Academy.

• Mission Statement Interpretation – please describe your interpretation of Legacy Academy’s Mission Statement and how you envision a board member’s responsibility for implementing it.

  • Commitment to Legacy Academy – please describe your understanding and commitment to Legacy Academy.
  • All submissions are due by Thursday, March 30, 2017, and should be submitted to Jessicca Marks at jessicca.marks@legacyk8.org.

Community Carnival Coming Soon

The Community Carnival is right around the corner. This year it will be held on Sat. April 29th from 12 – 4. There will be inflatables, carnival games, face painting, a photo booth, cake walk, dunk tank, teacher jail, and food! We would LOVE to have all of your support with this fundraiser! We are asking for different donations to help with the carnival and remember that for every $10 spent you get one volunteer hour. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Please drop off donations to the office and have ALL donations in by March 31. Donation Sign-Up
  • We also need volunteers to help make this carnival amazing Volunteer Sign-Up

Spring Assessments

We are notifying all families that student attendance the rest of this quarter is especially important as we will be doing spring assessments. These spring assessment scores are critical for both parents and teachers. They allow parents to get an idea of how their student is doing academically, and aid teachers in nest year’s educational plans.  Additionally, some assessments begin promptly at 8:10, so we need all students to arrive at school not later than 7:55.  This gives us time to take attendance, the lunch count, and get everyone settled.  It also allows for quiet hallways, so those who are testing have a chance to do their best.  Specific assessment dates will be communicated in the Legacy Ledger.

This Week at Legacy

Tuesday, March 14 ~  PTCO General Meeting at 5:30pm (Free Childcare Provided). 

LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30pm

Wednesday, March 15 ~ Middle School Career Day 8:00am – 12:00pm

Thursday, March 16 ~ Wild Cat Spirit Day $2.00

February Silver Spoon 2:30 in Cafeteria

Friday, March 17 ~ No School / Teacher Inservice

Monday, March 20 through March 24 Spring Break!  Wishing everyone a great break with safe travel!

The Mother/Son Amazing Race this Friday!

The Mother/Son Amazing Race will be from 6-8pm in the Legacy Academy Gymnasium. There will be games from around the world, food, and much more! We are in need of volunteers to help with set up, run the games, and clean up. To volunteer, click here. We will have a sign-up genius for food soon! Dads! This is a great opportunity to help your wives enjoy a fun-filled night with their sons.

Pictures Needed

Dear Legacy Parents,

We are in the process of putting the yearbook together. We are in need of pictures. If you have attended any of our special events, class parties or sports events, and took pictures, those pictures would make a great addition to the yearbook. Please email them to jessicca.marks@legacyk8.org.