This Week at Legacy

Monday, August 26th
  • Elementary ROAR Assembly at 8:15 am in the cafeteria.
  • Girls Volleyball Parent Information Meeting 5:30 in the computer lab
Tuesday, August 27th
  • Boys Soccer Parent Information Meeting 5:30 in the computer lab
Thursday, August 29th
  • Fifth Grade Community Challenge Field Trip. 5th-grade students will travel by bus to Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO to join other fifth graders in the district.
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Castlewood Canyon
Friday, August 30th
  • No School/Teacher Inservice
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September 2019 E-blast

Dear Legacy Academy Parents,

We are all getting settled in! What a great start to a new school year. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. Please review the calendar carefully, there are several very important meetings coming up. Please remember, parents are welcome to call our office at (303) 646-2636 with any questions or concerns. If your student will be late or absent, please call the office or use the Absence form on our website by 8:30 am. We would love to help!

No School: This month there is No School on Friday, August 30, 2019, and Monday, September 02, 2019.

Carpool Reminders:

Some residents of Wild Pointe Ranch, the neighborhood behind Legacy Academy are asking if we can assist our neighbors with traffic that the school creates at the entrance to their neighborhood. Please remember:

  • Do not drive onto Legacy Trail and park on either side of the street while waiting to pick up your child(ren).

When there are cars on both sides of the street it inhibits the traffic flow in and out of the neighborhood as only a single lane is usable. While you are waiting for Legacy’s carpool, please pull off onto the shoulder to provide space for traffic to move past the carpool line. Parents are also parking in the mailbox spots that residents of the neighborhood need to park to collect their mail. Can we be considerate of our neighbors and use our carpool system to avoid frustrating them? Thank you for your cooperation!

Carpool and Permission to Walk:

Everyone must use their official carpool number/sign, (this means made in our office with the official Legacy Academy logo). We can no longer allow you to give your name or handwritten carpool numbers. As of Friday, August 30, 2019, if you do not have the official carpool sign, we will require you to come into the office with your driver’s license to retrieve your child(ren). This is for the safety of all children at Legacy Academy. Please call the office if you need a carpool number made up, give your number and the color you will need (green for front door pickup and red for backdoor pickup). Students must have an official “permission for walking home” form on file in the office to do so. You can find the form to download on our Getting Started page. Please fill out and have your student/yourself return to the office.

Before and After Care:

Did you know that we have a Before and Aftercare program? Children can be dropped off at 6:30 am and can stay until 6:00 pm. Children must be pre-registered. This is a fee-based program. Please contact Ms. Mollie at mollie.holm@legacyk8.org or call (303) 912-5335.

Patriot Day Observance:

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, September 11, 2019, is Patriot Day Observance at 8:00 am 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 the first and last name.

Cafeteria Information:

Please remember, students desiring a hot lunch must place an order by 8:30 am each day. Keep this in mind if your student is coming late. You may report a late student and order lunch by calling the school or accessing the Absence report on https://www.legacyk8.org/.  Make checks payable to the “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 $3.50, students who want seconds on their entree are charged an additional $2.00 per meal. Adult meals are $4.00 and milk is .50. The cafeteria will start selling ice cream on (Fridays Only) beginning September 13, 2019. Students are not able to charge this purchase to their lunch account. They must have one dollar cash or change.

Free and reduced lunch applications can be filled out at the following link https://www.elizabethschooldistrict.org/. Once you have arrived at the site, click on departments and then food services. It will take you to the free and reduced section where you will have to register if you have not done so. You will need your student I.D. to register so, if you do not already have it you will need to call the office on weekdays between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to request it. If you qualified for free & reduced lunch in the 2018-2019 school year you have thirty days from the start of school to re-apply so there is not a break in services. If you would like to use the online service to put money in your child(rens) account the link is www.payforit.net. For questions about your student’s lunch account please call Cathy Breaux 303-646-2636 ext. 1035

Upcoming Winter Spelling Bee for grades 4th through 8th:

We would love to have a large group of students participate. Get started practicing your words now. If you have a student who is a great speller or interested in becoming one, please email our spelling Bee coordinator Mrs. Kristen Crookshanks at lobonunc@yahoo.com for more information.

Service Dogs Only:

Please be advised that Legacy Academy does not allow dogs in the building unless they are certified service dogs or therapy dogs that have been approved by the school. Thank you for your consideration.

Volunteer Needs:

Patriot Day ObservanceWe are still looking for donations of brunch items to feed all of our community service workers for our Patriot Day Observance on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. We could really use completely cooked/still warm egg and meat dishes, fruit platters, bacon in a crockpot (fully) cooked. All donation costs and time count towards volunteer hours. We will pick up items during the carpool on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, so you or your student do not have to worry about getting the items into the school. Please bring in disposable containers, or label your containers with the 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 9:00 am. Please e-mail Ms. Anne at anne.stanley@legacyk8.org if you can help with this special event.

Homecoming – We need a truck and flatbed trailer for the homecoming parade on Friday, September 27, 2019, please email kim.kieca@legacyk8.org.

Landscaping Needs– 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 fall. 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.

Yard Signs Available to Post– 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 info@legacyk8.org or call the office if you can help! Thank you.

Vision and Hearing Screening is scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2019, from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. We can use up to ten volunteers a day. We will train you if necessary! If you are interested in volunteering, please email Catie.Hayes@legacyk8.org.

Cash Donations Needed- Having trouble getting opportunities to volunteer at school? Make a cash donation towards purchasing a couple of AED machines or an automated external defibrillator, which is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. One is needed for taking down to the fields during physical education class and one is needed for the new building we are adding to the school. Just send a check to the office and mark AED in the memo. Every ten dollars counts as one hour and goes to an excellent cause and can help save lives.

    • When you volunteer at Legacy, volunteer time is logged using HelpCounter which can be accessed through our website. Please use the following link to fill out a background check, a confidentiality form and log your volunteer time. https://www.legacyk8.org/volunteer-info
Character Development:

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 the Administration team.

In addition to R.O.A.R. awards, we are teaching our students about Character Traits. There is a monthly ROAR assembly for grades kindergarten through fifth grade. It is usually the first Monday of every month at 8:15 am in the cafeteria. Parents can attend but it is usually standing room only. The first one is an introduction and is scheduled for Monday, August 26, 2019, at 8:15 am. The September ROAR assembly will be September 9, 2019, because we are not in school the first Monday.

    • Respect – September
    • Responsibility – October
    • Compassion – November
    • Empathy – December
    • Integrity- January
    • Honesty- February
    • Cooperation- March
    • Perseverance-April
    • Courtesy – May
Dress of Choice/Uniform Information:

Middle School and fifth-grade students are able to wear jeans every Friday as long as they wear any Legacy Apparel top purchased through our website. Purchases can be made here: Legacy Apparel Store. Zip-up/Hoodies alone are not acceptable.

Calendar

Monday, August 26th
  • Elementary ROAR Assembly at 8:15 am in the cafeteria.
  • Girls Volleyball Parent Information Meeting 5:30 in the computer lab
Tuesday, August 27th
  • Boys Soccer Parent Information Meeting 5:30 in the computer lab
Thursday, August 29th
  • Fifth Grade Community Challenge Field Trip. 5th-grade students will travel by bus to Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO to join other fifth graders in the district.
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to Castlewood Canyon
Friday, August 30th
  • No School/Teacher Inservice
Monday, September 2nd
  • Labor Day/No School
Wednesday, September 4th
  • Mandatory 8th-grade parent meeting for DC/New York/Phi at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm in Mr. Bruner’s Room, room 107 (third classroom on the left down the middle school hall).
Thursday, September 5th
  • (Rain Date) Fifth Grade Community Challenge Field Trip. 5th-grade students will travel by bus to Casey Jones Park in Elizabeth, CO to join other fifth graders in the district.
Monday, September 9th
  • Elementary ROAR Assembly at 8:15 am in the cafeteria
  • Silver-Spoon Award 2:30 pm in the cafeteria
Tuesday, September 10th
  • LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30 pm in the computer lab.
Wednesday, September 11th
  • Patriot Day Observance is at 8:00 am 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 the first and last name.
Friday, September 13
  • Middle School Dress of Choice Only. Middle School students are allowed to wear their own clothing as long as it meets the dress code guidelines.
  • Ice cream can be purchased for $1.00 cash or change at lunchtime.
Friday, September 20
  • “Sports Team Day” for $2.00. Students can pay two dollars and dress in their favorite sports team. Students can wear jeans, no uniform item is required if students participate.
Wednesday, September 25
  • See You at The Pole, 7:00 am. This is a student-led prayer time around the flagpole that is a global activity. Students and parents, please bring a breakfast item to share and come to the cafeteria for a quick breakfast at 7:00 am. We will then gather around the flagpole at 7:15 am to pray for the school, friends, churches, and community.
Friday, September 27
  • All school “Dress of Choice”. Students are allowed to wear their own clothing as long as it meets the dress code guidelines.
  • All Middle School Field Trip to Elizabeth Homecoming Parade 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

 

Carpool Instructions

Parents, please review the carpool instructions so that you understand how this system works. It is imperative that these instructions are followed as this ensures the safety of your children. Please do not pass vehicles in the carpool lane and please be courteous to one another in the lane. Also, do not park at the mailboxes as this is for the homeowners of WildPointe.

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) onto 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

Next Week at Legacy

Welcome to the New School Year!

Don’t forget Back to School is tonight from 3:30pm – 6:30pm

    • All Kindergarten Parents – There is a 30-minute orientation in your student’s classroom at  4:00 pm. Teachers want you to know what to expect for the 2019-2020 school year. 
    • Elementary students- If you ordered a supply kit, it will already be in your child’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 school form signed by you and your doctor. 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 – Ms. Klein will be set up in the front lobby to assist in this process.  If you are not attending Back-to-School night, please email Emily.klein@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.
    • Hoodie/Sweatshirt/Physical Education Apparel – We will have an apparel table for hoodies/sweatshirts (for all grades) and required P.E. uniforms (sixth through eighth grade only)  for children to try on and order. Currently, our website is down for maintenance and should be up and running by approximately Monday, July 29, 2019.   Sorry for any inconvenience. All orders should be placed no later than Monday, August 19, 2019. All orders will be delivered by Friday, September 6, 2019.  All middle school students are required to be in their physical education uniform by Monday, September 30, 2019. Students will begin to lose points that will affect their grades after this date.  

Monday, August 19th

  • Board Meeting at 6:30 am
  • School for Middle School Students Only (6th through 8th grade).
  • No School for Elementary Students (Kindergarten through Fifth grade).  Elementary assessment testing. This testing is scheduled by the teacher via email or a phone call,  by appointment only and will take approximately thirty minutes. Parents do not have to initiate the appointment.
  • Fall Sports Officially Start Monday, August 19th
  • Fall Soccer Parent Meeting Monday, August 2019  6 pm in the Computer Lab
  • Fall Sports Physicals are DUE Monday, August 19th for all those participating
  • Fall Sports Information and parent meeting for ALL FALL SPORTS Monday, August 19th at 6pm (Legacy Computer Lab)

Tuesday, August 20th

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

Friday, August 23rd

  • All school “Dress of Choice”  students are allowed to wear their own clothing as long as it meets the dress code guidelines.
  • Picture Day!  All students will have their photograph taken, no hats, please!

Legacy Received an Education Grant

LEGACY ACADEMY RECEIVES LOWE’S TOOLBOX FOR EDUCATION GRANT FOR MULTI-USE TRAIL IMPROVEMENT

$2,775 will provide funding for multi-use trail improvement

ELIZABETH, CO– The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $2,775 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Legacy Academy in Elizabeth for improving the existing trail around the school property. Legacy Academy is one of 545 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this spring for improvement projects.

Legacy Academy students, staff and volunteers will work on improving the existing path around the school property. The trail will be improved by the eighth-grade classes of Legacy Academy under the supervision of Legacy Math, Science, and Physical Education faculty, and with donations of time and resources from the parents and community. The trail will also be used for our cross country team practices, as well as for hosting a cross country meet. The project is scheduled to be completed in November 2019.

“The Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program delivers on Lowe’s commitment to improving the educational environment for students across the country,” said Maureen Ausura, chairwoman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “We’re honored to work with Legacy Academy to support the needs of our local students, teachers, and families.”

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided nearly $45 million in grants to more than 10,000 schools, benefiting more than 6 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Schools may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com. The fall cycle will open Aug. 3, 2015.    

To view a full list of projects by state, visit ToolboxForEducation.com/winners. Select the spring 2019 winners tab, which will list the school and the supporting Lowe’s store available for assistance.

Since 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped improve communities across North America through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.