Legacy Academy News


posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:47 PM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 1:47 PM ]

Please see the updated newsletter below for the latest from the PTCO.

March Email Update

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:16 PM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 26, 2015, 1:35 PM ]

We have our testing window coming up next week and we ask that children get to bed early, eat a great healthy breakfast, and are on time. This month our core virtue is perseverance. Remember, the lunch program now sells ice cream for $1.00 cash on Fridays.

Friday, February 27th 
~ All School Dress of Choice 

Elementary Jump Rope for Heart

Monday, March 2, ~ Snow Day Make-up Minecraft

Tuesday, March 3rd ~ PTO General Public meeting at 6:30pm (Free childcare provided)

Thursday, March 5th ~ NOKID HUNGRY/Wear Orange day, with one canned food item. This fundraiser supports the NOKID HUNGRY program

Friday, March 6th ~ Class Pictures and Winter Sports, Cheerleaders (bring uniform), Girls and Boys Basketball, please have students bring their socks and shoes

Sunday, March 8th ~ Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward)

Tuesday, March 10th ~ LA Governing Board Meeting at 6:30pm (MacLab)

Friday, March 13th ~ All School Dress of Choice Mother/Son Movie Night

Tuesday, March 17th ~ Dress in Green/No Fee

Wednesday, March 18th ~ Middle School Honor Roll Dessert Bar

Thursday, March 19th ~ Silly Hair Day/ with dress of choice $2.00 fee 8:30am Elementary ROAR Assembly

Friday, March 20th - Friday, March 27th ~ NO SCHOOL/SPRING BREAK Monday, March 30th ~ RETURN TO SCHOOL

Tuesday, March 31st ~ All Middle School Field Trip to International Towne

PTO News

posted Feb 12, 2015, 2:14 PM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 12, 2015, 2:16 PM ]

We have attached the most recent newsletter for your reference.

Board Elections-April 20th

posted Feb 9, 2015, 12:30 PM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 12:35 PM ]

Hello to all Parents and Staff of Legacy Academy,

The time is fast approaching when you will be called upon to elect a new director to the Legacy Academy Board. There are two open seats this year and each seat is for a three year term.

As per the Legacy Academy Bylaws,

The Institute shall have an Operating Council consisting of five members, four (4) of whom are parents; 1 community member at large, who may or may not be a parent. The parent positions must be filled by parents of students currently attending the Institute and may not be filled by teachers or any paid employee.

At the option of the Board, one (1) parent position may be allocated to an additional community member at large, who may or may not be a parent. This re-allocation of the parent position will be temporary and may be rescinded at any time by the action of the Board. Only one (1) parent per family may serve on the Board at a time.

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 Wednesday, April 8th and should be submitted to Jessicca Marks at jessicca.marks@legacyk8.org.


posted Feb 9, 2015, 11:51 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 11:53 AM ]

Thank you for your participation in the school lunch program.  Here is some information about the most asked questions I receive.

Nutrition: All the food served in the school lunch program meets arduous nutritional standards mandated by The Healthy, Hungry Free Kids Act of 2010.  We are in full compliance, and have been certified by the Colorado Department of Education. 

If any particular nutritional information is needed please call Susan Stevens, Food Service Director 303-646-1850. 

Lunch Accounts:  Each student has a lunch account. Parents may send cash or checks, (Payable to Elizabeth Food Service), for deposit in their student’s account.  We also have an online payment system: www.payforit.net    Parents can set this account up, using their student’s school ID#.  Monies are immediately applied which helps ensure your child always has lunch money.

Notices for low balance, and negative lunch accounts will be sent home in the Monday folder.

Salad Bar:  Our salad bar is prepared fresh daily and has a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  Students may have seconds on the salad bar free of charge. (At times some fruits are not available due to the volatility of the produce market.) 

Second Lunch:  If a student wants a second lunch entrée it must be ordered during the morning lunch count.  It costs $1.00 to purchase a second entrée.

Milk: A choice of 1% white milk or non-fat chocolate milk is included in the price of the lunch meal.  Students who bring their lunch may purchase milk for .50 cents.

Menu: Our menus and the link for our online lunch account payment system, www.payforit.net , will soon be available through Mail Champ.

Friday Ice Cream: We are starting up ice cream Fridays on February 20th.  Students may purchase ice cream for $1.00 after lunch is served.

Please call if you have any questions.

Susan Stevens

Elizabeth School District

Food Service Director




posted Feb 9, 2015, 9:37 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 9:38 AM ]

We are excited to start the registration process with you. Please fill out the form that was sent via a link that was sent to you earlier today to your email. If you did not receive the link, please email or call the office. If you have not completed your Letter of Commitment, please do so prior to registration. We are implementing an online registration process this year with online payments. You must complete the form by February 12th.  If needed, there will be an opportunity to register online at Legacy on Thursday, February 12th from 4pm to 7:30pm or Friday, February 13th from 8am to 11:30am.  All kindergarten families will be required to submit their child’s birth certificate and immunization records on either of the dates listed above. You are welcome to bring your children, but please understand that you could be waiting in line.

Yearbook Candid Pictures Needed

posted Feb 9, 2015, 9:26 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 9:27 AM ]

Dear Parents, 
Many of you have participated in different events that have happened since the beginning of the school year and we are looking for amazing images of our students. Please send to jessicca.marks@legacyk8.org. Thanks.

PTCO Newsletter

posted Feb 6, 2015, 2:06 PM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 6, 2015, 2:07 PM ]

Please see the attached newsletter for the most recent news for PTCO.

Observatory Grand Opening

posted Feb 6, 2015, 1:43 PM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 6, 2015, 1:43 PM ]

Order tickets via Eventbrite:

Come experience the wonder and beauty of the universe on Wednesday, February 25 at Legacy Academy. The grand opening of the school's observatory will feature several telescopes tracking a variety of celestial objects including the First Quarter Moon Phase. Seeing the universe through a telescope makes it come alive and is fun for all ages! This exciting event is free of charge and 8th graders will be selling hot chocolate and concessions as well as accepting donations to raise money for their class trip to Washington DC in May. We hope to see you at this exciting event!

Tickets are available for two times so that we can accommodate a larger number of participants. The first group will have access to telescopes & the observatory from 6-7pm. The second group will run from 7pm-8pm. 

Depending on weather: We may need to reschedule for Tuesday, Feb 24th or Thursday Feb 26th.

Jump Rope for Heart

posted Feb 5, 2015, 9:12 AM by Jessicca Marks   [ updated Feb 9, 2015, 7:32 AM ]

Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association to help kids with special hearts! Mark your calendars for our upcoming annual Jump Rope for Heart event taking place in a gym during PE classes on: Wednesday, February 27th.

DON’T WAIT to get started, Join our on-line team today! You can create your own webpage send emails to family and friends to help spread awareness about heart disease and stroke and ask for support. It’s fun, safe and easy! Visit www.heart.org/jump and click on “Students Sign Up” 

Help Your Child Save Lives and be a Heart Hero!

How: Support your child in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope Heart program.

What: A life-saving and educational community service program.

Why: Your child will help kids with special hearts, learn about how to be heart healthy, know importance of the heart - how it works, and how to take care of it to feel good!

We hope you are as excited as we are to support our students in this important experience! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer during the event, please let me know. Let’s help our children be heart heroes!

Maggie Chamberlain

Physical Education Teacher 

K-5 Special Notes:

  • 3 more weeks to fundraise and collect donations.
  • Due date for turning in donation envelopes is Feb. 27th
  • Each student will have a chance to earn prizes (incentives) for themselves based on their individual totals.
  • Raising money for AHA though our school also has the opportunity to earn free physical education equipment.

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