The latest issue of the Family Connections Newsletter is here! In this edition, you'll learn more about accessibility features on the iPad and get a sneak peek at summer STEM classes being offered in St. Vrain.
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Thank you for your continued partnership and unwavering support which has contributed significantly to student achievement and success. I am deeply appreciative of our community, as you have consistently demonstrated your value for public education through the generous passage of several mill levy overrides and bond initiatives, among many other ways that you have strengthened our schools. Together with our excellent teachers and staff, our students are receiving the benefit of an outstanding education.
In this month's issue of the Family Connection Newsletter, we explain some of the built in accessibility features on the iPads, highlight some of the summer classes offered at the Innovation Center, and introduce Dr. Devorah Heitner and her work on raising digital natives. To sign up to receive the monthly newsletter, click here!
As we move closer to the end of another outstanding year in St. Vrain Valley Schools, I want to take a moment to recognize the achievements and growth we have seen across our system. In the coming weeks, we will be championing the thousands of students who will be transitioning to kindergarten, middle school, high school or graduating with their St. Vrain Valley Schools diploma. It is through our outstanding educators, dedicated parents and unwavering community support that we have seen our students and schools excel to the highest levels of achievement.
Each spring, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley hosts the Tribute to Teachers, which honors and recognizes the excellence of our teachers. Students, parents, colleagues and community members are invited to nominate teachers, and three from each school are selected to attend the event as finalists. During the event, one teacher from each school receives an Encore Award and a $100 gift card. Additionally, several teachers are honored as Spotlight educators and one as Teacher of the Year for their outstanding efforts on behalf of their schools and students.
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we take a look at robotics programming across the district, offer a tutorial on parent access to Schoology, give links to resources for talking to kids about technology use, and peak inside some kindergarten classrooms to see how technology is enhancing students' experiences.
Public education is the cornerstone of our democracy. The impact of our schools and their role in shaping the future success of our society extends far beyond the smart boards, desks and walls of our classrooms. From economic development, to national security, to home and commercial property values, to business and corporate development, and community growth, our public schools provide a strong foundation for advancing the quality of our lives and the direction of our future.
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, learn more about: offerings at our Innovation Center, science exploration, and tips and tricks for home devices. To sign up to receive the monthly newsletter in your email, click
In this month's issue of the Family Connections Newsletter, we look back at Computer Science Ed Week events, discover resources for supporting students' fair use of media, and offer up some ideas for Winter Break activities and device free"-ish" activities for families.