Monday Folder 5.18.2020
May18

Monday Folder 5.18.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. A Message from Mr. O: Planning for the Plan We’ve all learned a lot over the last few months.  We’ve learned how to social distance,  to do without things we used to think of as necessary, and to find supplies that are in short supply.  School has been no different.  We’v e learned a lot these last few months, too: how to run an online school, how to have Google Meet lessons, and how teach from a computer screen.  Despite all we’ve learned, we still have a lot of unknowns.  When is school going to start?  What will school look like?  Is it safe for my child to be around other children?  We’ve all entered a new world and have to figure out a new plan of action. Our first adaptation to this new world was to move school online.  Now we need to plan on moving school back indoors in the fall.  Our expectation today is that we it won’t have school as usual.  At this time, we believe it is likely that we will have a model of school with multi-week “ sessions” with a maximum class size of 10.  For Crown Pointe, this type of structure would be based on the small group classes we already have, Cougar Time.   Fortunately our teachers and assistants have a great deal of experience with this class structure helping making for a smoother transition.  This new version of school will need to be flexible with the possibility of change at any moment and parents will have the opportunity to opt in to the choice that fits them best.  It is a model of school, with parent choice at the center, where parents can pick the best option for them and their child(ren).  Of course one of these choices will always be a 100% online option for those that want or need it. So in preparing for these changes, we have assembled a Return to School Committee (RSC) comprised of parents, community members, and staff.  The RSC will meet weekly over the summer and plan for the million inevitable details of such a dramatic change, i.e. cleaning regimens, class structures, lunch schedules, and a routine for temperature checks just to name a few.  The first action of the RSC will be to send out a parent survey the first week of June.  We need your input on times of day, days of the week, online vs. in person and much more.  Look for that survey invitation soon.  The RSC will also update...

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Monday Folder 5.11.2020
May11

Monday Folder 5.11.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. Exciting news!  Crown Pointe Academy has been selected as the winner for the 2020 Best of Westminster Awards for Schools.  This award program was created to honor the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Westminster. This Friday, May 15th is Screen Free Friday, and since we cannot have our regularly scheduled field day, this Friday is also Family Field Day!  Teachers will not be posting new content this Friday in order to give everyone the chance to get outside and get active.  Please see the letter and flyer from Mr. Varner on the CPA website for activities and ideas.  Contact Mr. Varner with questions. Student personal item pick up will take place the week of May 18th by alphabetical order.  Pick up will take place in a driveline format from 2:00-6:00 p.m. each day.  Please see the schedule below: Last Names A-G: Monday, May 18th Last Names H-M: Tuesday, May 19th Last Names N-S: Wednesday, May 20th Last Names T-Z: Thursday, May 21st Friday, May 22nd: Anyone who was unable to pick up on the assigned day If you have multiple last names to pick up, please pick up on the day of your choice.  When you arrive at the school, please DO NOT get out of your car.  Make sure you have your driveline number available, and a staff member will bring your student’s items to your vehicle.  If you have library books to return, please bring them with you. We will also take chromebooks back at pick up if you no longer need them.  However, instruction will continue for all students until May 21st, so please feel free to hold on to the devices until the end of the school year.  If you have any questions about student item pick up, please email Erin Keyes at erin.keyes@crownpointeacademy.org. This week’s Monday Folder documents include: Screen Free Field Day 2020 (English) Screen Free Field Day 2020 (Spanish) Thank you for your continued support of the school and your student(s) as we are working online!  Keep up the awesome work! Have a great week!   Nuestra misión: La misión de Crown Pointe Academy es promover la creatividad, la curiosidad, el carácter y la comunidad en un entorno desafiante de conocimiento básico. ¡Noticias emocionantes! La Academia Crown Pointe ha sido seleccionada como ganadora de los Premios Best of Westminster 2020 de escuelas. Este programa de premios fue creado para honrar los logros y las contribuciones positivas de las empresas y organizaciones en Westminster y sus alrededores....

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Monday Folder 5.4.2020
May04

Monday Folder 5.4.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. Student personal item pick up will take place the week of May 18th by alphabetical order.  Pick up will take place in a driveline format from 2:00-6:00 p.m. each day.  Please see the schedule below: Last Names A-G: Monday, May 18th Last Names H-M: Tuesday, May 19th Last Names N-S: Wednesday, May 20th Last Names T-Z: Thursday, May 21st Friday, May 22nd: Anyone who was unable to pick up on the assigned day If you have multiple last names to pick up, please pick up on the day of your choice.  When you arrive at the school, please DO NOT get out of your car.  Make sure you have your driveline number available, and a staff member will bring your student’s items to your vehicle.  If you have library books to return, please bring them with you. We will also take chromebooks back at pick up if you no longer need them.  However, instruction will continue for all students until May 21st, so please feel free to hold on to the devices until the end of the school year.  If you have any questions about student item pick up, please email Erin Keyes at erin.keyes@crownpointeacademy.org. We will not be conducting in person summer school this year.  The only grade levels that will complete summer school are middle school students who need to complete credit recovery.  If you would be interested in continuing to work online this summer, please reach out to your student’s teacher for resources. The 2019-2020 CPA Yearbook is available for purchase!  Follow these steps to order your copy of this year’s book: Go to www.treering.com/validate Enter CPA’s passcode: 101392221425678 Complete the to order your yearbook. A basic yearbook is $16.50. All yearbooks will be sent directly to your homes this year. This week’s Monday Folder documents include: Screen Free Field Day Save the Date Yearbook Order Information Thank you for your continued support of the school and your student(s) as we are working online!  Keep up the awesome work! Have a great week!     Nuestra misión: La misión de Crown Pointe Academy es promover la creatividad, la curiosidad, el carácter y la comunidad en un entorno desafiante de conocimiento básico. La recogida de artículos personales de los estudiantes se realizará la semana del 18 de mayo por orden alfabético. La recogida se realizará en la forma de Driveline/línea de conducción  de 2:00-6: 00 pm cada día. Revise la lista siguiente: Apellido A-G: lunes 18 de mayo Apellido H-M: martes 19 de mayo Apellido N-S: miércoles 20 de mayo...

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Monday Folder 4.27.2020
Apr27

Monday Folder 4.27.2020

(Para espanol desplazar hacia abajo): Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. 4th quarter progress reports for students in grades 3-8 are available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under Documents.  Please be sure you sign in and view your student’s progress report, and contact your student’s teacher(s) with any questions. The deadline to complete registration for the 2020-2021 school year is this Thursday, April 30th.  To complete registration, please complete the following steps: Online Registration: Sign in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  From the menu on the left, select More, and then click on Online Registration.  Follow the steps to confirm your information. Complete the annual signature packet, which can be found on the homepage of the CPA website under Registration Information.  If you do not have the ability to print the packet, you can pick one up in the front vestibule of the school.  Please hold on to your packet until the office reopens. Please complete these steps no later than this Thursday, April 30th.  If you do not plan to return to CPA next year, please let us know by sending an email to sandi.macgregor@crownpointeacademy.org. The front vestibule at the school will be open for supply pick up on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00-2:00 only.  This is only for items that are needed immediately to complete school work.  Plans for student personal item pick up will be communicated at a later date. The CPA-PTA would like to do something a little different this year for Staff Appreciation Week.  We would like to make a video for the staff.  Here’s what we’re requesting from you: Have your children make cards for the staff or take a photo of your children doing their online learning. Take a photo or video of your child with the card or of the card itself. Send your photos or videos to PTA@crownpointeacademy.org or text it to Jesika Hardman, PTA president, at (303)250-0704.  Be sure to note that it’s for Staff Appreciation Week. The 2019-2020 CPA Yearbook is available for purchase!  Follow these steps to order your copy of this year’s book: Go to www.treering.com/validate Enter CPA’s passcode: 101392221425678 Complete the to order your yearbook. A basic yearbook is $16.50. All yearbooks will be sent directly to your homes this year. This week’s Monday Folder documents include: King Soopers Community Rewards Information Yearbook Order Information (English) Yearbook Order Information (Spanish) Thank you for your continued support of the school and your student(s) as we are working online!  Keep up the awesome work! Have a great week!   Nuestra misión: La misión de Crown Pointe Academy...

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Monday Folder 4.20.2020
Apr20

Monday Folder 4.20.2020

(Para espanol desplazar hacia abajo): Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. The CPA staff would like everyone in the CPA community to know how much we miss you.  For a special message from the CPA staff, please click HERE. A message from Mr. O: It’s hard for kids to understand why they can’t do the things they usually do right now. They want to play, visit with friends, and even go to school. There is a real sense of loss when we lose out on those things. It’s even tough for adults to miss out on the events that we used to take for granted. So it’s with a sad heart that I announce that we’ve decided to cancel many important school events this year for the sake of public health. Events like the 8th grade continuation, Kindergarten graduation, talent show, and 3rd quarter honor roll are cancelled. They will not be made up. We will mail diplomas and certificates home when the time is appropriate. Activities that don’t require people getting together like the yearbook and class slide shows for the 8th grade and Kindergarten will be shared when complete, but we know it’s not the same as the real thing. Things that we can postpone, like the 8th grade Spanish trip, have been rescheduled. We realize it’s tough to miss out on so many things that we all look forward to, but in these times it’s the right thing to do.  Please let me know if you have any questions. Monday Email Blast: The front vestibule at the school will be open for supply pick up on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00-2:00 only.  This is only for items that are needed immediately to complete school work.  Plans for student personal item pick up will be communicated at a later date. The CPA-PTA would like to do something a little different this year for Staff Appreciation Week.  We would like to make a video for the staff.  Here’s what we’re requesting from you: Have your children make cards for the staff or take a photo of your children doing their online learning. Take a photo or video of your child with the card or of the card itself. Send your photos or videos to PTA@crownpointeacademy.org or text it to Jesika Hardman, PTA president, at (303)250-0704.  Be sure to note that it’s for Staff Appreciation Week. The 2019-2020 CPA Yearbook is available for purchase!  Follow these steps to order your copy of this year’s book: Go to www.treering.com/validate Enter CPA’s passcode: 101392221425678 Complete the to order your yearbook. A basic yearbook is $16.50. All yearbooks will be sent directly to your homes this year....

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Monday Folder 4.13.2020
Apr13

Monday Folder 4.13.2020

(Para espanol desplazar hacia abajo): Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. After careful consideration, the Academy Board and CPA administration has decided that in-person classes will NOT resume this school year.  Students will be expected to continue with online learning through May 21, 2020.  Please know that this was not the outcome we were hoping for, and we realize that this presents many unanswered questions.  We will communicate any decisions around upcoming events (8th grade Continuation, Kindergarten Graduation, summer school, student supply and personal item pick up, etc.) as more information becomes available. As online learning continues, there are many resources available for parents and families: Our partners at the Colorado League of Charter Schools are hosting a series of webinars for parents on distance learning, which can be found HERE. Food pick up is still available through your geographic school district.  Westminster Public Schools’ food pick up information can be found HERE. If you have other questions or needs that the school can help with, please let us know by emailing your student’s teacher. The CPA-PTA would like to do something a little different this year for Staff Appreciation Week.  We would like to make a video for the staff.  Here’s what we’re requesting from you: Have your children make cards for the staff or take a photo of your children doing their online learning. Take a photo or video of your child with the card or of the card itself. Send your photos or videos to PTA@crownpointeacademy.org or text it to Jesika Hardman, PTA president, at (303)250-0704.  Be sure to note that it’s for Staff Appreciation Week. The Academy Board is seeking candidates to fill two open spaces on the Board starting July 1st.  If you are interested in running for the Academy Board, please complete the Declaration of Candidacy form and submit it to Board Vice President, Cindy McNeal, at cindy.mcneal@crownpointeacademy.org.  Declaration of Candidacy forms are available on the CPA website and must be returned no later than Friday, April 17th. The 2019-2020 CPA Yearbook is available for purchase!  Follow these steps to order your copy of this year’s book: Go to www.treering.com/validate Enter CPA’s passcode: 101392221425678 Complete the to order your yearbook. A basic yearbook is $16.50. All yearbooks will be sent directly to your homes this year. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is still open!  If you have not already done so,  please sign in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the online registration piece as soon as possible!   We have signature packets available in the front vestibule if you need one.  Please complete it and hold...

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REGISTRATION 2020-2021
Apr13

REGISTRATION 2020-2021

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year. Step 1: Log in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  From the list of tabs on the left hand side of the screen, select More; then click on Online Registration.  This will bring up your current CPA students and their grade placement for the 2020-2021 school year.  Select Begin Registration and follow the steps to update your personal information. Step 2: Print and complete the annual signature packet, which can be found HERE, or you can pick up a printed packet at the front office.  Once you have signed all of the forms, please scan and email the packet to records@crownpointeacademy.org, or you can drop your packet off at the front office. Step 3 (must be completed by August 7th): Pay your annual school fees by cash or check at the front office, or by credit card HERE.  We are opening up school fees now to allow families the opportunity to break up the beginning of school expenses. If you are not planning to return to Crown Pointe Academy next year, please notify the front office as soon as possible.  If you have any questions about registration for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact the front office by phone or email at records@crownpointeacademy.org. Thank...

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Monday Folder 4.6.2020
Apr06

Monday Folder 4.6.2020

(Para espanol desplazar hacia abajo): Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. A special message from Mr. Ouweneel: Amazingly, it’s only been two school weeks since classes were cancelled (one week was spring break), but it feels like a lifetime ago.  As we struggle to get through all of this, it occurs to me just how much we take for granted. Activities like going to the movies, watching sports, or just eating out are now on hold.   For us to get through this, we have to pause those things for a while in order to save as many lives as possible.  So we’ll adapt, and that means each day is its own thing. Since we can’t look too far into the future, it’s now more important than ever to treat each day as unique and special.  Routines are thrown into chaos and it’s hard to find things to anchor to.  Having activities that are normal-ish, like school, are key in helping kids have a sense of belonging and purpose. When we started planning for an online learning environment, we established a few goals; we wanted it to be engaging, encouraging, and build a sense of community while at the same time being both academic and fun.  The staff has worked hard to create that environment in a very short period of time.   We knew there would be issues (and there have been a few), but the goals were too important. We wanted kids to feel like they had a place they belonged—even if it was a virtual one. So while you are keeping your family safe, we will continue to support you and your children in their learning and development as best we can.  This is all brand new to us too.  If you have needs, questions, or thoughts, please share them with us.  We want to be better at this so when things do return to normal, kids feel like the adults were there for them through it all. Monday Email Blast:  Today marks the start of our second week of online learning.  We heard from many that each day got a little easier last week as students, parents, and teachers got the hang of things, and we hope that trend will continue this week.  If you have any questions, email your student’s teacher first, but know that Mr. O and Mrs. Keyes are available by email if you need help. Last week, Governor Jared Polis announced that schools would remain closed through April 30th.  Shortly thereafter, many metro-area superintendents announced that in person classes would not resume this school year. ...

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Monday Folder 3.30.2019
Mar31

Monday Folder 3.30.2019

(Para espanol desplazar hacia abajo): Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. Welcome to the first week of online learning!  The teachers have all started posting content to Google Classroom and hosting office hours to interact with students.  If you have any questions about what your student should be doing, please be sure you reach out to your student’s teacher by email and they can help you get started. The front vestibule of the school will be open this week from 10:00-2:00 Monday through Thursday if you have class materials that need to be picked up.  Your student’s teacher(s) should tell you if there are items to pick up.  In order to maintain social distancing, only one family in the vestibule at a time.  The vestibule is a pick up location only.  Please do NOT leave anything in the vestibule. Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is still open!  If you have not already done so,  please sign in to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and complete the online registration piece as soon as possible!   We have signature packets available in the front vestibule if you need one.  Please complete it and hold onto it until the front office reopens or scan and email it to records@crownpointeacademy.org. We understand that this school closure and adjusting to online learning has not been easy.  Please know that the entire CPA staff is still here to support your student and family.  If you have any questions or need any additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mr. O or Mrs. Keyes. Have a great week!     Nuestra misión: La misión de Crown Pointe Academy es promover la creatividad, la curiosidad, el carácter y la comunidad en un entorno desafiante de conocimiento básico. ¡Bienvenido a la primera semana de aprendizaje en línea! Todos los maestros comenzaron a publicar contenido en Google Classroom y organizaron horas de oficina para interactuar con los estudiantes. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre lo que debe hacer su estudiante, asegúrese de comunicarse con el maestro de su estudiante por correo electrónico y ellos pueden ayudarlo a comenzar. El vestíbulo delantero de la escuela estará abierto esta semana de 10: 00-2: 00 de lunes a jueves si tiene materiales de clase que deben recogerse. El maestro (s) de su estudiante debe decirle si hay artículos para recoger. Para mantener el distanciamiento social, solo una familia en el vestíbulo a la vez. El vestíbulo es solo un lugar de recogida. NO deje nada en el vestíbulo. ¡La inscripción para el año escolar 2020-2021 todavía...

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Monday folder 3.9.2020
Mar09

Monday folder 3.9.2020

(Para espanol desplazar hacia abajo): Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. TONIGHT is Family Space Science Night from 5:00-8:00!  This fun evening will include a FREE DINNER while watching the movie “Hidden Figures” along with interactive space science stations and viewing the full moon through telescopes!  This is an open house style event, so stop by whenever you have time. If you would like to sign up to help with Family Science Night, click HERE.  This is a family event– all students must be accompanied by an adult.  We hope to see you tonight! It’s spirit week at CPA!  Students can plan to dress for the following fun spirit days: Monday, March 9th: Space Day– students can dress in any space related outfit (astronauts, planets, aliens, etc.) Tuesday, March 10th: Sports Day– students may wear a shirt or jersey for their favorite sports team Wednesday, March 11th: Crazy Hair or Hat Day– students may wear a crazy hat or have crazy hair Thursday, March 12th: Mismatch Day– students may wear any crazy outfit Friday, March 13th: Pajama Day– students may wear their favorite school-appropriate pajamas to school PTA is hosting Pajama Bingo Night on Friday, March 13th from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Entrance to the event is free, and bingo cards and concessions will be available for purchase.  If you’re interested in helping with bingo night, please sign up HERE.  This is a family event– all students must be accompanied by an adult. Are you looking for volunteer hours?  Stop by the cafeteria during dismissal this Friday, March 13th for our Brown Bag Pick Up event.  Contact the front office with any questions. As a school, we have recorded 8,711 volunteer hours to date.  Please remember to record all of your volunteer hours and help us reach our volunteering goal of 14,000 hours for the year.  Demonstrating strong parental involvement can help CPA qualify for grants and other funding opportunities, so it’s important that every hour is recorded.  You can fill out the paper log and return it to the office, or you can record your hours online by sending an email to volunteer@crownpointeacademy.org.  Make sure to include your name, your student’s name, the total hours volunteered for the month, and a description of how you spent your time in the email.  Thank you! This week’s documents include: Update 3.9.20 Middle School Newsletter 3.9.20 How Sick is Too Sick? Family Science Night Flyer Spirit Week Flyer Pajama Bingo Night Flyer Panda Express Fundraiser Flyer (Spanish Trip) Have a great week!   9 de marzo de 2020 Nuestra misión: La misión de Crown Pointe Academy es promover la creatividad, la curiosidad, el carácter y la comunidad en un entorno...

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