Kids Heart Challenge



Dear Parents –

Our school has officially started Kids Heart Challenge with the American Heart Association. Most schools can only earn 3 heart hero characters right away, but because our school is such a great supporter of Kids Heart Challenge, our students can earn them ALL instantly when students sign up online or CLICK HERE to View Our School Webpage and Sign Up or by downloading the Kids Heart Challenge app in the App Store (search Kids Heart Challenge), available for iPhone and Android.

Who is going to win the race to defeat heart disease, TEAM HEART or TEAM HERO?! Sign up and raise donations today to help your team win!! Once registered you can send texts and emails to friends and family to help you help others!    If you are a 4th or 5th grader ONLY you get to play in a special TEACHER VS. STUDENTS DODGEBALL GAME when you raise $25!!

Once you register online, be sure to send texts or post to Facebook to spread the word and save even more lives!

Watch the heart-healthy experience that students are having at school!

Here’s how it works:

    • Download the APP- KIDS HEART CHALLENGE
    • Earn our official Wristband just for registering and taking a healthy challenge!
    • Legacy Academy Charter School’s Kids Heart Challenge event day is: 3/6/2020
    • Donations are due: 3/6/2020

February E Blast 2020

Dear Legacy Academy Families,

We hope your New Year is off to a great start. Thank you for choosing Legacy Academy for your student’s education. Parent-Teacher conferences and registration are upon us. You will receive an e-mail soon to sign-up for conferences, please email your elementary student’s teacher if did not receive an email by February 3, 2020, or email for your middle school student. We are coordinating several events during conferences to make it efficient for everyone. Our staff will be available during parent-teacher conferences to help all families who may need assistance with the registration process.

Please remember to register your student(s) by February 14, 2020, if you have not done so. If you need the link to be resent, please email If you are not planning to return in the fall, please let us know.

Character Attribute for February: Honesty

Yearbooks for Sale

The 2019-20 yearbook is on sale for $25 until March 13th. You may order online or use the attached flyer. The school code to enter when ordering online is 85558. YEARBOOK ONLINE ORDER or download the order form that was sent home in Monday Folders. Yearbook Form

Volunteer Opportunities

    • We are looking for those of you who would help make some delicious desserts for our Teacher’s dinner during parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 6:00 pm. The time involved for buying/making and the cost of your ingredients all count for volunteer time. Items can be dropped off anytime during the day on Thursday the 13th. Please email Ms. Anne if you can help with a dessert!
    • Hearing and Vision Screening Make-up Day– Vision and Hearing screening make up day is scheduled for Friday, January 31st. We can use volunteers for the day. We will train you if necessary! If you are interested in volunteering please email
    • If you are a working family who has difficulty getting your volunteer hours 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 year. We could really use some people with a tractor and brush hog (field mower). Please email Ms. Anne if you would like to be a part of the team
    • Re-spread playground chips – Bring a rake and work gloves. This does not have to be completed during school hours.
    • 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 or call the office if you can help! Thank you.
    • Adopt a Month! Help Clean-up the property! You can make this volunteer opportunity a family affair! Bring the whole family, some trash bags and gloves and help clean-up the Legacy Academy property. Each hour that each family member cleans counts towards your hours. This does not have to be completed during school hours. If interested, e-mail

Friday, January 31

    • All school “Dress of Choice”
    • 1st-grade field trip to Denver Museum
    • Hearing & Vision “Make-up day” Students who were absent during hearing and vision screening will be tested.

Monday, February 3

    • Free Super bowl “Dress of Choice” Students can dress in their favorite team clothing for no fee. Students can wear jeans, no uniform item is required if students participate.
    • Elementary ROAR assembly 8:15 am the gymnasium
    • Silver-spoon 2:30 pm Cafeteria

Tuesday, February 4

    • Kids Heart Challenge 3D Kickoff (kindergarten through fifth grade) Assembly 2:00 pm in the gymnasium
    • 9:30-10:30 8th Grade Trip to EHS Career/College Fair

Friday, February 7

    • Middle School Dress of Choice

Tuesday, February 11

    • LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 12

    • Due to Parent-Teacher Conferences on February 14th, we will celebrate Valentine’s Day on this day.
    • All School Free-Dress of Choice Dress in Valentine’s attire/colors. No uniform requirement
    • Valentine’s Day school parties 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Thursday, February 13

    • Parent-Teacher Conferences by appointment only 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Teachers break from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm for dinner.
    • We will have staff available to assist with registration and payments
    • Middle School conferences are held in the gymnasium.
    • Elementary School conferences are held in the classroom.

Friday, February 14

    • No School/Teacher Inservice
    • Registration due today, please make sure and have your student’s registration completed.
    • We will have staff available to assist with registration and payments
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences by appointment only 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
    • Middle School conferences are held in the gymnasium.

Monday, February 17

    • No School/President’s Day

Wednesday, February 19

    • Elizabeth High School visit to talk to eighth grade about enrollment and registration at Legacy Academy 8:00 am
    • Elizabeth High School parent night for eighth-grade entering high school 2020-2021 at 6:00 pm Location: Elizabeth High School.

Friday, February 21

    • Eighth-grade field trip to a college campus, Pikes Peak Community College. Students going on the trip can wear appropriate “Dress of Choice”.

Tuesday, February 25

    • Elizabeth High School counselors will come to Legacy Academy to assist eighth-graders who plan on attending next year with registration 1:00 pm in the Mac lab

Friday, February 28

    • All School Dress of Choice
    • Spring Photos for all students, these photos are taken and then a proof is sent home to see if you are interested in purchasing. Props (for example a football/teddybear) are allowed! To order and prepay for spring photos:


Carpool Reminder

Dear Legacy Parents,

We would like to take a moment to revisit the carpool and traffic safety laws.

  • Please consider the safety of our school community.  It is your kid’s safety and the safety of the school staff that care for your kids on a daily basis that we are most concerned about.  We need your help by doing your part in carpool to help promote a safe environment for everyone. Your cooperation can ensure that our staff and students have a positive day at Legacy Academy.
  • No left turns are to be made out of the Legacy driveway.  A traffic sign has been posted to indicate this. Please note left turns out of the driveway are illegal but more importantly, turning right ensures the traffic out of the drive flows smoothly. Thank you for helping to keep our staff safe.
  • Please treat westbound turns as if it were a left turn lane. When heading westbound on Legacy Circle and making a left turn into the driveway, the staff will be directing traffic and will notify cars when it is safe to proceed into the driveway. We will work to keep westbound traffic flowing for the non-carpool vehicles.
  • Be aware the front driveway is a fire lane. When lining up for the afternoon carpool, be sure the drive is kept clear before carpool starts. The curb is marked red and fire lane signs posted. Keeping the fire lane clear while traffic is not flowing will ensure that emergency vehicles can get to the school if they are needed.
  • Legacy Circle has school zone speed limits posted.  Please obey the posted speeds and drive safely through the school zone.

Elbert County Sheriff’s department is working with us in order to effectively manage our carpool. They will continue to assist us on the law enforcement side of our traffic safety.  Thank you for your patience and consideration as we all work to ensure the safety of our school’s staff and students.

TONY VRUGGINK, Dean of Students

This Week at Legacy

Tuesday, January 28

    • LA Governing Board Meeting-Worksession at 6:30 pm

Friday, January 31

    • All school “Dress of Choice” students are allowed to wear their own clothing as long as it meets the dress code guidelines.
    • 1st-grade field trip to Denver Museum

Yearbook Sales

The 2019-20 yearbook is on sale for $25 until March 13th. You may order online or use the attached flyer. The school code to enter when ordering online is 85558. YEARBOOK ONLINE ORDER or download the order form. Yearbook Form

American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge

The American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge program starts next month.  This program is a great opportunity for your students to learn, serve and make a difference in fighting our nation’s #1 health crisis – heart diseases and stroke.

Here is what you’ll want to know!

    • Your kids will learn from 6 Heart Heroes:  the importance of moving more, adding color to their plates, staying away from tobacco – and new this year – how to be ready, be kind and help others.
    • Your kids will get to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association.  How?  By sharing what they are learning with the people who support them the most – either face-to-face or using technology tools like our APP, emails, and social media.
    • Your kids will earn rewards – the more they do, the more they will receive.

Pro-Tip:  download the app Kids Heart Challenge, or go to to sign-up! (INSTANTLY receive a wristband with a leadership message on kick-off day the next day!)

Conversation Prompt:  When your kids come home with their envelopes – ask them which Challenge they want to take (be prepared, be active, be kind) and discuss the benefits of each.  Also, discuss how heart disease and stroke affect your family and how you can work together to prevent it.

Great News!  As of Sept 1st, no one in Colorado will be able to purchase tobacco products until they are 21 years old. This will prevent thousands of high-school students from starting the habit and curb the high-school and middle-school Juul epidemic that grew 78% last school year.  This legislation was sponsored by the American Heart Association with funds raised by The Kids Heart Challenge!

This Week at Legacy

Monday, January 20

    • No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed

Friday, January 24

    • Class Picture Day – please wear uniforms. ORDER HERE
    • Boys/Girls Winter Sports pictures – please bring a uniform (unless you’re a boy) and then Mr. Chadrick will hand them out. Bring proper shoes and socks.

Yearbook Sales

The 2019-20 yearbook is on sale for $25 until March 13th. You may order online or use the attached flyer. The school code to enter when ordering online is 85558. YEARBOOK ONLINE ORDER or download the order form that was sent home in Monday Folders. Yearbook Form

Backfill and Cement floor prep

Backfill and Cement floor prep

We are back from our holiday break and our builders have been hard at work over the last month installing counterforts that help brace the foundation wall for all the dirt that we have backfilled along the perimeter. A waterproof membrane was also installed to protect the base of our new addition for decades to come.

Plumbing and Electrical

Rough plumbing for drains and electrical conduit have been installed and rebar placed along the entire area inside of the walls in preparation for the cement subfloor to be poured this Monday.

This Week at Legacy

Monday, January 13

    • Elementary ROAR Assembly 8:15 am in the cafeteria.
    • Silver Spoon Award 2:30 pm in the cafeteria. Students who won the drawing award for ROAR will receive a special treat to eat with the administration.

Tuesday, January 14

    • LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30 pm

Friday, January 17

    • No School – Teacher In-Service