Fall Art Program

We are excited the announce that we will be partnering with Original Works for a Fall 2017 fundraiser!

Through the Original Works program, students will create an original artwork that you then can have reproduced onto a variety of high-quality products.  The products range from magnets, mugs, t-shirts and nearly two dozen other products.

Each child is eligible to participate in this wonderful program.  Once the artwork is created, parents and children will have the opportunity to select which product or products they would like to feature their artwork.  The program is designed to encourage creativity and student self-esteem.  The resulting products make unique gifts that are practical for any season or occasion.

Complete details on the program will be sent home shortly.  Proceeds from the program will be used for the art program at Legacy.  For more information on Original Works please visit their website at www.originalworks.com

Thank you for supporting this unique and creative program!

Look what’s Coming

 

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Letter from the Board

Dear Legacy Families,

The Legacy Academy Board of Directors (LABOD) would like to thank you for your participation in our Back to School Carnival, and this year’s Back to School Night. With your support, we were able to raise $5,424.80 for the school, which will be used to upgrade some of our Audio/Visual Components in the large meeting rooms in the building. In addition, we received $2,600 in donations from Walmart and Stayin’ Fit & Lovin’ It. Thank you!!

The LABOD has chosen to keep our main fundraising efforts focused on family and community events that build stronger connections within our school. The board’s only fundraiser events are Nerf Night and The Community Carnival. When you participate in these events the school is able to build much-needed funds for projects or purchases that we feel will best support the educational needs of our students.

Nerf Night events will be starting again on September 15th. These events run from 6-8pm, and we welcome participation from Legacy’s families as well as any students/families in our community who wish to join the fun. Please be on the lookout for more information in the Legacy Ledger, and Legacy’s Facebook page for the September event as well as future Nerf Nights.

As a parent of a Legacy student, we have each agreed to support our school by giving 40 hours of volunteer service to the school. The success of these fundraisers relies heavily on your volunteer participation. Please consider getting involved, and completing some of your volunteer time, by signing up to help us with one of our upcoming events.

  • 2017/2018 Nerf Nights: Sept 15, Oct 27, Nov 10, Feb 9, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4
  • Join us to help at Nerf Night by signing up here: Volunteers Needed

The support for Carnival and Nerf Nights from our school community has allowed the school to:

  • Update our athletic uniforms
  • Make significant safety/security improvements throughout the building
  • Purchase new curriculum resources
  • Provide iPad App subscriptions
  • Upgrade classroom furniture and lockers in several areas of the school
  • Complete several facilities maintenance projects

The revenue generated from just these two fundraisers last year totaled $19,762.56. This is a huge help in providing needed funds for our school, and with your continued help and support, we hope to enable the school to move forward with more needed projects during the 2017/2018 school year.

Thank you for choosing Legacy Academy, and for your continued support. We look forward to a great school year!

Sincerely,

The Legacy Academy Board of Directors

Yearbook and Social Media Photos

Dear Parents,

We encourage you to take pictures of your student and their class when you are volunteering or visiting Legacy Academy. Please make sure photos are high quality and in focus. Email them to info@legacyk8.org with the name of the student and the class/event that the picture is of.  You may also share using the link below.  We thank you for your help in providing images to make the yearbook the best possible memento for our students.

SHARE PHOTOS

 

This Week at Legacy

Tuesday, September 12 ~

  • Beginning band starts! Beginning band will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the music room from 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
  • PTCO General Meeting 5:30 pm in Mrs. Baird’s room. Free Childcare provided.
  • LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30 pm in the STEM/Library room.

Friday, September 15 ~ 

  • Dress In Bronco Colors $2.00. Students can pay two dollars and dress in orange and blue to support the Denver Broncos. Students can wear jeans, no uniforms are required if students participate.
  • All Middle School Field Trip to Elizabeth Homecoming Parade 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • Nerf Night/ Concessions  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 (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. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (click here)

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 review the calendar carefully, there are several very important meetings coming up. 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 01, 2017 and Monday, September 04, 2017.

Everyone must use their official carpool number/sign, (this means made in our office with the official Legacy Academy logo). As of Thursday, August 31, 2017, after that, we will require you to come into the office with your driver’s license to retrieve your child(ren).  We can no longer allow you to give your name and we can no longer allow hand written carpool numbers. This is for the safety of all children at Legacy Academy.  Please call the office if you need carpool number made up, give your number and the color you will need (green for front door pickup and red for back door pickup).

Monday, September 11, 2017, is Patriot Day Observation 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.

Please remember, students needing a hot lunch must place an order by 8:30 am 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 $3.50,  students who want seconds on their entree are charged an additional $2.00 per meal. Adult meals are $4.00 and milk is .50 More information about our lunch program and free and reduced lunch applications can be filled out at  ??? Parents who qualified for the program have only thirty days to reapply without losing benefits. Pay online www.payforit.net . For questions about your student’s lunch account please call Cathy Breaux 303-646-2636 ext. 1035.

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 11, 2017. 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 11, 2017, 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vision and Hearing screening is scheduled for the month of October and will last two 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.
  • 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. 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”).

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 an 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

Dress of Choice/Uniform Information:

Middle School and fifth-grade students are able to wear jeans every Friday as long as they wear a logo shirt from a Legacy Academy sponsored club, sports team or if they purchase a Legacy Academy polo with an embroidered Legacy Academy logo. These can be purchased through Educational Outfitters or your student may get an order form at the office.  Jeans may be worn with one of these shirts every Friday throughout the school year, but the shirts MUST be acquired through the Legacy Academy office (from Educational Outfitters). Educational Outfitters located at 8170 South University Blvd Suite #250 Centennial, CO 801222, Monday-Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-3, Closed Sundays.  denver.educationaloutfitters.com, phone: 720-200-6666

Tuesday, August 29th ~

  • Beginning Band (first-year players, fifth through eighth grade):  There will be a meeting for anyone interested in Beginning Band from 3:25-4:25 pm in the music room, parents may also attend if they wish.
  • Parent meeting for Coed X-Country (6th through 8th grade) in the Legacy Computer lab 5:00 pm-5:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 30th ~

  • Parent meeting for Boys Soccer (6th through 8th grade) in the Legacy Computer lab 5:15 pm -5:45 pm
  • Parent meeting for Girl’s Volleyball (6th through 8th grade) in the Legacy Computer lab 5:15 pm -5:45 pm

Thursday, August 31st ~

  • 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 to practice team building.

Friday, September 1st ~ No School/Teacher Inservice

Monday, September 4th ~ Labor Day/No School

Wednesday, September 6th ~ 

  • Continuing band starts! Continuing band will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays in the music room from 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
  • Mandatory 8th-grade parent meeting for DC/New York/Phi at 5:00 pm in Mr. Bruner’s Room, room 107 (third classroom on the left down the middle school hall).

Thursday, September 7th ~ 

  • (Rain Date) Fifth Grade Community Challenge Field Trip.

Friday, September 8th ~

  • Middle School Dress of Choice.  Middle School students are allowed to wear their own clothing as long as it meets the dress code guidelines.

Monday, September 11 ~

  • Patriot Day Observation 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.

Tuesday, September 12 ~

  • Beginning band starts! Beginning band will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the music room from 3:25 pm to 4:25 pm
  • PTCO General Meeting 5:30 pm in Mrs. Baird’s room. Free Childcare provided.
  • LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30 pm in the STEM/Library room.

Friday, September 15 ~ 

  • Dress In Bronco Colors $2.00. Students can pay two dollars and dress in orange and blue to support the Denver Broncos. Students can wear jeans, no uniforms are required if students participate.
  • All Middle School Field Trip to Elizabeth Homecoming Parade 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • Nerf Night/ Concessions  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 (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.

Friday, September 22 ~

  • We are hosting a “Farm Days” event on Friday, September 22, 2017.  Each classroom and homeschool will have an opportunity to go to the fields at Wild Pointe to see all types of farm animals and learn about farm life as well as where our food comes from.  This will happen the between 8:30 am and 12:00. Please send your child a cookie/milk alternative to eat following their tour, if they have diet restrictions because each student will eat a cookie and drink a carton of milk.

Wednesday, September 27 ~

  • See You at The Pole, 7:00 am  This is a student lead prayer time around the flag pole 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 and then gather around the flag pole at 7:15 am to pray for their school, friends, churches, and community.

Thursday, September 28 ~

  • Elementary ROAR Assembly 8:00 am in the gymnasium

Friday, September 29 ~

  • Picture Retakes and Fall Sports Photographs/All School Dress of Choice.  Students will have a chance to take their photograph if they missed initial picture day or retake a photo that was unsatisfactory.  Please send back original photo if your child is going to retake. We will take sports team photo’s for Volleyball, Soccer, X-Country. Please make sure your student has their uniform as well as shoes and socks for the photograph.

What’s Happening at Legacy

Friday, August 25, 2017, Picture Day! We will start out taking school picture earlier this year. This is a “Dress of Choice” day, students can wear their own clothing, no hats, please.

Monday, September 11, 2017 – Patriot Day Observation 8:00 am 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 at anne.stanley@legacyk8.org.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, See You at The Pole  7:00 am.  This is a student-led prayer time around the flag pole. This is a “Dress of Choice” day,  students can wear their own clothing, no hats, please.

Important information regarding Sixth-graders!  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.

Volunteer Opportunities – 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.
  • If you are interested in with a plumbing/electrical project for volunteer time, we need your help.

If you can help, please e-mail anne.stanley@legacyk8.org. Remember to record your hours at helpcounter.net using your email.

Volunteering at Legacy– Legacy Academy relies on parental involvement to ensure smooth daily operations. Each family is expected to donate a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer time per year (4 hours per month); single parents, a minimum of 20 hours per year (2 hours per month). Each family also has the option of giving $10 to the school in lieu of one volunteer hour. Volunteer hours will be prorated for those families enrolling during the school year. All volunteers who work with students must complete a background check and pay $7 to the front office to cover the cost. Submitting the background check information will count towards 1 hour of volunteer time. BACKGROUND CHECK

VOLUNTEER SURVEY – Please fill this out so that we can contact you if we have specific volunteer needs and also let us know where you would like to volunteer at Legacy.  We appreciate all of your help.

Lunch Program

  • Free & reduced lunch applications are located at the following link free & reduced lunch application.
  • School lunch menu can be viewed on our website.
  • 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. 
  • 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 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 – Registration fees can be paid at the front desk with cash, check or credit card. Please e-mail info@legacyk8.org for your parent portal password. Please include an 8 character password that you have picked (must include one capital, one character and or number) and your name within the email. Please allow two weeks for a response.
  • Partial Uniform Sale. PTCO will be in the front lobby to sell hoodies, sweatshirts (some take up to a month to get in so please put your order in in case your child needs it to be in uniform), as well as the middle school physical education uniforms, sweatpants, and sweatshirts.

Tuesday, August 22

  • 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 e-mail or a phone call and by appointment only.  Parents do not have to initiate the appointment.

Wednesday, August 23 

  • First Day of School Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.
  • PTCO 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 25

  • All School Dress of Choice
  • All School Picture Day! This is a “Dress of Choice” day, students can wear their own clothing, no hats, please.

Friday, September 1 ~ No School/Teacher In-service

Friday, September 4 ~ No School!  Labor Day!

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. 

New Families

You will receive your carpool number when you come for your assessment with your student’s teacher.

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

Volunteers Needed!

Friday, August 18 ~ Come join us at our Community Carnival at Legacy Academy.  It will be held during “Back-to-School Night” from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. There will be fun for all ages. We will have large inflatables, carnival games, face painting, a cakewalk, food, and local vendors. Purchase your tickets early for a great discount through our website. (Admission is FREE, Games require tickets/wristbands.) You can pick them up at the will call booth and avoid the lines! (All sales are final).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (click here)

BUY YOUR TICKETS (click here)

Volunteering at Legacy

Volunteering at Legacy– Legacy Academy relies on parental involvement to ensure smooth daily operations. Each family is expected to donate a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer time per year (4 hours per month); single parents, a minimum of 20 hours per year (2 hours per month). Each family also has the option of giving $10 to the school in lieu of one volunteer hour. Volunteer hours will be prorated for those families enrolling during the school year. All volunteers who work with students must complete a background check and pay $7 to the front office to cover the cost. Submitting the background check information will count towards 1 hour of volunteer time. BACKGROUND CHECK

VOLUNTEER SURVEY – Please fill this out so that we can contact you if we have specific volunteer needs and also let us know where you would like to volunteer at Legacy.  We appreciate all of your help.