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January 10, 2019
 
Welcome back!   We hope that you had a wonderful winter break!   It was great to see all the happy children on our first day back at school.
 
Delay Start-Tuesday, January 15
No Before Care on January 15
The DCSD Security Team visits schools in Douglas County to do important Standard Response Protocol Lock Down training and drills once a year.  Due to this mandatory training school will be delayed one hour on January 15.   There will be no before care on the 15th.  KindiePrep doors will open at 9:10 and classes will begin at 9:30.   Please have all children in school by 9:25 on Tuesday as we will be having a practice lock down drill starting at 9:30.  If you arrive after 9:30 yu will not be able to enter the building or drop off your child until the drill is over.  
 
January 11 - Spirit Wear Day
 
January 18 - Spirit Wear Day
 
No School Monday - January 21 - Martin Luther King Day  
 
CPAA Assessment
Starting January 14 the children in the four year old classrooms will be taking the second CPAA computer assessment.  Teachers will send home the results as soon as they become available.   If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher directly.
 
Parent Teacher Conferences
Parent teacher conferences are scheduled for January 23 and 24.   Sign up for conferences with your child's teacher,
 
January 25 - Dress of Choice Day
 
 
 
 
 
December 10, 2018
 
Toy Drive
Help fill up the KindiePrep toy workshop with toys for the children at College View Elementary School!  Please drop off all new, unwrapped toys from December 10th -14th.
 
Before and After Care January Calendars
January before and after care calendars are now available.   Stop by the front office and pick your calendar up today.  January calendars are due before Winter Break.
 
Extra Dress of Choice Day-Tuesday/Thursday Classes only-December 13
Extra Dress of Choice Day- Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Five Day Classes-December 14
 
No School-December 21-January 7-Winter Break
School Resumes-Tuesday, January 8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
November 29, 2018
 
Welcome back from Thanksgiving break. It is hard to believe that it is almost December and 2019 is right around the corner. 
 
School  Wide Scholastic Book Fair
Come support American Academy at the school wide Scholastic Book Fair.   The book fair will be open, in the K-7 library from Wednesday, November 28th-Wednesday, December 5th. 
The book fair will be open on November 28,29,30 and December 3 and 4 from 7:30am-4:30pm  Hours for December 5 are from 7:30-2:30pm.
The library will be open on Saturday, December 1 from 10:30am-2:30pm.  Come and have your picture taken with Santa and Clifford The Big Red Dog at the book fair on Saturday.  Saturday will also have a special guest, author Kimberlee Gard, who wrote the wonderful children's book The Little i Who Lost His Dot.  She will be signing and selling her book as well as answering questions. 
 
Progress Reports
First trimester progress reports will be sent home in your child's folder this week.   If you are a returning family you will notice some changes to the format.  We are hoping that the new format will make them easier to read and understand. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.   
 
Giving Tree and Annual Teacher Holiday Fund
Flyers for the 2018 annual Giving Tree and Staff Holiday Fund were distributed by the PTO this week.   This PTO sponsored program is one way to recognize American Academy Staff and also to give back to the a American Academy family in need this holiday season.   This program is strictly voluntary.   If you have any questions about either one of these funds please contact Erica Ones at ptomvpoutreach@aak8.org   
 
Apple Teacher Nominations
Is there a teacher or staff member at American Academy that goes above and beyond what you expect daily?  Let them know that your family appreciates their efforts by nominating them for an Apple Award. Go to DCSD Apple Awards Page at https://www.foundationdcs.org/nominate  before January 11, 2019 to make your nomination.   
 
Second Annual Toy Drive
KindiePrep and all of American Academy will be collecting toys for the 2nd annual Toy Drive.   All new donated toys will be delivered to College View Elementary School before the holiday.  Starting December 10-14, watch for the toy collection house in KindiePrep.  We are hoping to fill the house to the brim with new toys for the children at College View Elementary.
 
Extra Dress of Choice Day
The children have earned a extra dress of choice day for exceeding the amount raised at this year's Fun Run. 
December 13th-Dress of Choice Day for all Tuesday/Thursday classes
December 14th-Dress of Choice Day for all 5 day and Monday/ Wednesday/Friday classes. 
 
Holiday Parties
Mark your calendars for the fun classroom Holiday parties. Monday/Wednesday/Friday class parties are scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th.  Five day and Tuesday/Thursday class parties are scheduled for Thursday, December 20th  Please see your teacher for more information.
 
November 30 - Dress of Choice Day
December 7- Spirit Wear Day
No School December 21-7  Winter Break
January 8-School Resumes   
 
 
 
 
November 5, 2018
 
The Fall Festivals were so much fun!   Thank you parents for all the fun treats and activities that you planned to make the day special.  
 
KindiePrep to Kindergarten Lottery
Today the registrar department conducted the lottery for the KindiePrep families moving on to Kindergarten.   Please be on the lookout for an email from the American Academy Registrar, JWherry, or TByler offering you a spot in Kindergarten.   Don't forget to check your SPAM folders.   If you do not receive any communication from them by Friday please reach out to Joanie Wherry at jwherry@aak8.org or Terilynn Byler at tbyler@aak8.org.   
 
Sock Drive
The school wide sock drive was a great success!  KindiePrep collected over 190 pairs of socks.   Way to Go KindiePrep!!
 
Red Our Day
KindiePrep students are invited to wear red to show our support to all Veterans on November 9th.   Children can wear ANY red top (uniform or otherwise) along with KindiePrep dress code bottoms.   
 
November 9 - Spirit Day/Red Shirt Day
November 16 - Spirit Day
November 19-23 - No School- Thanksgiving Break
November 30 - Dress of Choice Day
 
 
 
 
 
October 19, 2018
 
Sock Drive
LM-PTO has set up a sock drive fro October 22-26.   Please bring in all NEW and UNUSED socks.   After your child donates socks to the drive they may wear crazy socks to school .  All donated children's socks will be donated to the children at Collegeview Elementary  School in Denver.  Adult socks will be donated to the homeless via Sock It To Em
campaign.
 
KindiePrep Visitors
The week of October 22 is going to be a busy week in KindiePrep.  All classrooms are talking about community helpers and are expecting a visit from fire fighters, police officers and even the National Guard Helicopter!  Please check with classroom teacher's for dates and times.
 
Fall Festivals
All Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday and Five Day classrooms will be having their Fall Festivals on Wednesday, October 31.  Tuesday/Thursday Fall Festivals will be on Tuesday, October 30.   Please join all the children and staff for a costume parade at 1:45, on both days.   Classroom Festivals will take place after the parade. If you would like to volunteer to help please see your child's teacher.
 
Class Pictures
Class pictures are scheduled for October 24th and 25th.   Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Five Day classrooms will have their class picture taken on Wednesday, October 24th.   Tuesday/Thursday classroom pictures will be on October 25th.  Watch for information on how to purchase pictures in your child's weekly folder. All class pictures must be paid for at the time that the picture is taken.  
 
Dress of Choice Day-October 26
 
Original Works Due- October 29
 
No School- November 2-Teacher Professional Development Day   
 
 
 
 
 
September 26, 2018
 
Fun Run Thank You
Thank you to everyone that helped make the Fun Run a fun time for KindiePrep! The children looked so wonderful in their bubble themed attire.   Parents and teachers you are all amazing!
All pledges and donations are due by Thursday, September 27th at noon.  
 
Dress of Choice Day  - Friday, September 28
 
Scholastic Book Orders Due - Friday, September 28
 
Kindness Week - October 1-4
KindiePrep is celebrating Kindness Week by having a different Spirit Day every day.
 
Monday - Hats off to Kindness-Wear your favorite hat to school 
Tuesday- Root for Kindness-Wear a sports themed top with your KindiePrep dress code bottoms
Wednesday- Step into Kindness-Wear your craziest socks to school with your dress code attire
Thursday- Brighten Someone's Day with Kindness- Wear Bright Rainbow Colored Shirts and Pants
 
First Family Conferences - October 3 & 4
Parent Teacher Conferences are next week!  Makes sure that you sign up with your child's teacher for an after school conference.  Sign up sheets are available in each classroom.
 
No School Friday, October 5 - Teacher Comp Day
 
No School Monday, October 8 - Friday, October 12 - Fall Break
 
 
 
September 13, 2018
 
No School Friday, September 14 - Teacher Professional Development Day 
 
Constitution Day - A Celebration of Spirit
On Monday, September 17, KindiePrep students are encouraged  (but not required) to wear a top/shirt and fun socks in honor of Constitution Day!  Think American flag, stars, stripes, red/white/blue in any combo.  Students choosing to celebrate the day with a Constitution Day top must also wear uniform bottoms.  Students not wishing to participate in this spirit day must wear KindiePrep Dress Code attire.    
 
 
September 10, 2018
 
Fun Run- Friday, September 21- KindiePrep is Scheduled to Run at 10:45
Come join your child and their classroom at the second annual Lincoln Meadows Fun Run!  The theme this year is Bubble Run  and it sounds like so much fun!  All Tuesday/Thursday children are invited to come and participate in the Fun Run at 10:45.   All Tuesday/Thursday parents must stay with their children during the run.   On Fun Run Day the children may dress in comfortable running clothes with appropriate running shoes.
 
 
September 6, 2018
 
Crossing at the Crosswalk
It is important for everyone's safety that you take the few extra seconds to walk to the crosswalk when crossing over to KindiePrep.  Cars coming into school cannot see you when you are crossing in between cars. Crossing in the rocks could possibly cause a fall and put you or your child in the path of an oncoming car! 
 
School Spirit Wear Day - Friday, September 7
 
No School Friday, September 14 - Teacher Professional Development Day 
 
Signing Your Child In and Out In and Out of KindiePrep
Licensing regulations require that every child be signed in and out of KindiePrep.   Please make sure that you are signing your full name and marking the time that you drop off and pick up.  The daily sign in sheets are used by staff to check who is at school and are used to check attendance in case of an emergency.   
 
 
 
 
August 30, 2018
 
NO SCHOOL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - LABOR DAY 
 
Four-Year-Old Classrooms CPAA Assessments
Starting the week of September 10 all children in the four-year-old classrooms will be taking CPAA assessments. The children take the assessment on classroom laptops in the KindiePrep flex space area. Results will be emailed by the classroom teacher as soon as they become available.       
 
 
August 27, 2018
 
KindiePrep Back to School Night  - August 28  6-7PM
 
KindiePrep Hours
KindiePrep hours are from 8:30-3:00.   Doors open at 8:15AM and 3:00PM.  Before and After Care is available on a first come first serve basis.  If you are not paying monthly tuition with extra care included, you must fill out a calendar and submit it to the front KindiePrep desk.   Calendars can be found by the front KindiePrep desk.   Before care is from 7:00AM to 8:10 AM, after care is from 3:15PM to 5:30PM.  There are no refunds for missed or unattended before or after care dates and no transfers of payments to alternate dates.   
 
Rest Time
The State of Colorado requires that we offer a rest time to every child that attends KindiePrep. We provide the rest mats, you supply the crib sheet, small blanket and small pillow.  .   
 
 
 
August 10, 2018
 
KindiePrep Open House
Come visit your child's classroom, drop off school supplies and meet your child's teacher on Friday, August 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
 
KindiePrep Picture Day
All Monday, Wednesday, Friday and five day children will have their pictures taken on Wednesday, August 22.
Tuesday, Thursday children will have their pictures taken on Thursday, August 23.
Pictures will be taken during class time.  KindiePrep dress code attire only please.  
 
August 20th - KindiePrep first day of school.  
 
 
 
July 31, 2018
 

KindiePrep Registration

KindiePrep parents are required to attend the American Academy all school registration at the Lincoln Meadows Campus. Just pick the time that is convenient for you. The KindiePrep table will be located in the K-7 cafeteria. During registration, all current KindiePrep paperwork will be reviewed and at this time, we will let you know what paperwork is still needed.  If your child had a physical or any immunizations please bring the current form with you to registration.(physicals must be dated within the year of child’s start date)  Your child cannot start the year in the KindiePrep program until the most recent physical and immunization record is turned in to us.

 

REGISTRATION TIMES

August 8th- 10:00 am-6 pm

August 9th- 8-3

 

Staff will be available both days to help you set up your payment information. The first payment is due at registration; the next payment will be charged to you on September 1st. We will also help you set up a lunch account and ExtraCare account, if needed. ExtraCare calendars will be available at this time to fill out. At registration, you will also be given the name of your child’s teacher and carpool number!

 

Before and After Care

We will help you set up an ExtraCare account at registration. Once your account is set up, you will purchase attendance passes (up to 30 days at a time for both AM and/or PM) on the School Store. In order to use those purchased passes, you must then schedule your dates IN ADVANCE with the front KindiePrep office on the ExtraCare calendar. Please make sure that you are doing this monthly -- space for each of the AM and PM extracare sessions is very limited! Spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis. There are no refunds for missed or unattended dates and no transfers of payments to alternate dates. NOTE: Purchase of ExtraCare attendance passes does not guarantee a spot in ExtraCare on any given date – all dates must be scheduled one month in advance.

 

 

School Pictures

KindiePrep student pictures will not be taken at registration. Pictures will be taken at a later date. Watch for information coming soon.   

 

KindiePrep Dress Code

KindiePrep students may wear any American Academy uniform item from Dennis Uniform, but they are not required to wear the American Academy uniform. KindiePrep students not wearing the American Academy uniform must follow the KindiePrep dress code.

 

Bottoms

Color: Navy only. No jeans or sweats

Items: Shorts, pants, jumpers, or skorts (must be solid navy) from any source or retailer

 

Tops

Colors: Red, white or blue

Items: Solid red, white, or navy shirts, or sweatshirts from any source or retailer. (must be solid with no writing, no pictures, no designs)

 

Shoes, Socks, Tights

Shoes - Any color closed-toe, closed-back shoe (no glitter/sparkles, no lights, no characters)

Socks - Solid red, white, black or blue socks (no characters)

Tights/leggings - Solid red, white, black or blue (no characters)

NOTE - Athletic shoes are preferred so that students can be active and comfortable (no flip flops, no open toes, no crocs, no boots). In the winter, it is acceptable to wear snow boots to school, but students must bring a pair of school acceptable shoes to change into.

 

Open House

Please join us on August 17 from 5-7PM for this year’s open house. KP students and parents are invited to come visit the school, go into classrooms, meet teachers and bring in school supplies.

 

 

The first day of KindiePrep is August 20, 2018.

 
 
June 26, 2018
 
Happy summer! Incoming KindiePrep families -- we are looking forward to greeting you and your students soon. Our first day of KindiePrep is August 20, but we'll see you before then at the American Academy All School Registration on August 8-9! This is a required registration for all KindiePrep families, as well as K-8 families -- please plan to attend on one of these dates.
 

 

 
The first day of KindiePrep is August 20, 2018.