Tuesday, April 15th - 7am to 7pm
See page 6-8 of this week's Ledger for candidate info
Legacy Academy had a special assembly today that included a Bald eagle, a great horned owl, barn owl, a falcon, and a harris hawk. During this assembly, our students and staff were able to interact with these majestic and powerful birds of prey.
Stampede to Read (sponsored by the Elizabeth Stampede) is here! The 4 week reading incentive program is starting tomorrow, April 1st and runs through the entire month. The program is to encourage AT HOME reading for kids. Check out Monday Folders coming home today for a Parent Information letter describing the program along with the 1st reading log sheet.
Please note that parent signatures are required in order to receive the next log sheet. All unsigned sheets will be returned to the student.
Students (Kindergarten thru 5th grade) who complete all 4 sheets will receive a voucher to redeem at the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo for a free matinee performance.
Middle schoolers are more than welcome to participate in the program, however they will receive different prizes that Legacy will provide.
There will also be a door decorating contest for elementary grades, so if you are in the building during the month, be sure to check them out.
Many of you have asked how you can help the Recke family in the tragic loss of their sweet third grade boy, Mr. Csaba Gabriel Recke. We have a memorial wall located by our flag pole and we are asking people who would like to participate to make donations for the purchase of a special stone in memory of Csaba. Donations can be made at the front office and will also count towards volunteer hours. Thank you for all of your love and concern for our sweet student Csaba Gabriel Recke.
The Legacy Academy Board of Directors will be hosting a “town hall style” meeting with all interested Legacy Academy parents tonight, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 6:00pm at the school. We have set some general topics that will be covered but this will be an open forum style meeting so time permitting we will cover additional topics as requested. We are excited to welcome a representative from the Colorado League of Charter Schools to act as our moderator. We will cover the following topics:
• Curriculum (Pearson)
• Common Core Standards
• State Assessments
This is a great opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns and learn more about the vision and mission of Legacy Academy. Please make plans to attend!
Finally, it is that great time of year when baseball season is finally upon us! Legacy’s first practice is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1. We will be practicing from 3:45-5:15 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays most weeks throughout April and into May. There is a sign up sheet in the school that students can fill out or parents can contact Matt Parish (firstname.lastname@example.org). Students and Parents should visit the Athletics section on the Legacy website to read the student handbook and fill out the required paperwork, which will include their physical (if students have been in another sport this school year, the physical will already be taken of). The sport fee is $100. There is a parent meeting scheduled after practice on Thursday, April 3 at 5:15 in Mr. Parish’s room.
The Legacy Academy Board of Directors in collaboration with administration, staff, teachers and parents has worked to develop a new mission and vision statement for our school. The educational and technological improvements we’ve gone through in the last few years has driven us to revise the mission statement to better reflect what we are currently implementing at Legacy Academy. The revised statements will also serve as guidelines for new marketing projects and grants that we are currently working on.
We would also like to thank Mrs. Hettinga for her work in the gathering of information and the organizational aspect of this project.
Legacy Academy’s mission is to guide students in developing their individual character and academic potential by providing opportunities for collaborative learning and hands-on experiences through the continuous surveying of modern technology, science, arts and extracurricular activities.
Legacy Academy was born out of the times in which we live. Our vision is to provide an educational foundation suited to the needs of an emerging generation whose ultimate task will be to provide sustainable solutions to the problems and needs of the world. The passions of our young students are fostered by insatiable desires to know how they relate to an ever-changing society. Legacy Academy provides the artistic, technological and extracurricular resources to guide them toward reaching their individual potential and meeting future challenges.
On Saturday, March 8, our own 5th grader, Maddie Proctor, represented Legacy and the entire Elizabeth C-1 School District as our District's representative in the Colorado State Spelling Bee. This was the first year the State Bee tried the new format requiring vocabulary and spelling knowledge. While she did not make it into the final rounds, Maddie was very well prepared, had a great experience, and made our school proud! Way to go Maddie!!
Hooked Fly Fishing School just finished its first fly fishing school with 14 of Legacy Academy’s students. We are gearing up for our next class to begin on Monday, April 7th . We will be offering another 6 week fly fishing school for students in the 3rd grade and up. Classes will take place from 3:30pm to 4:45pm in the gymnasium. This fly fishing school will offer students weekly instruction in fly fishing by implementing a quality curriculum created by the National Fly Fishing in Schools Program. Students will learn about all of the tackle needed to go fly fishing, including knots, flies, reading the water, several types of casts, rigging up rod, and conservation. Registration forms are due by Monday, April 7th and should be turned into the main office. Minimum of 5 students, but limited to 12 students. Cost is $55 (cash, check, credit cards accepted (payable at first class) Please sign up for the class as well on Sign Up Genius at this link:
For more information, contact Bill Pascua with Hooked Fly Fishing at 303-591-0999 or HOOKEDcolorado@gmail.com
Hooked Fly Fishing School will be starting fly tying classes for the students of Legacy Academy for grades 3 and up. In the past, the fly tying class (The Fly Fishing Club) was a great success. We will be offering a 6 week fly tying class starting Wednesday, April 16th, from 3:30pm to 4:45pm. Students will learn basic fly tying techniques such as thread wraps, loose wraps, pinch wraps, choosing appropriate hook sizes and types, choosing color and size of flies, the whip finish, half hitch, and many other skills. Fly tying is an art and requires skill and patience to be done well, but is achievable by anyone willing to learn. Registrations forms are due by Monday, April 7th, and should be turned into the main office window. Minimum of 5 students, but limited to 12 students. Cost is $50 (cash, check, credit cards accepted (payable at first class) Please sign up for the class as well on Sign Up Genius at this link:
For more information, contact Bill Pascua with Hooked Fly Fishing at 303-591-0999 or HOOKEDcolorado@gmail.com.