Monday Folder 9.28.2020
Sep28

Monday Folder 9.28.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. We hope that everyone had a great weekend! Parent-Teacher Conferences have been moved to Monday, October 5th from 8:00-4:00 and Monday, October 12th from 8:00-4:00.  All conferences will be held virtually this year.  To sign up for ELEMENTARY conference times, please click HERE.  To sign up for MIDDLE SCHOOL conferences, please click HERE. To-Go Meals – WEEKS OF OCTOBER 5th and OCTOBER 12th: CPA is providing To-Go Meals for our families for the week of October 5th and October 12th .  Families must sign up to receive the meals.  Deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, September 30th at 12:00 pm.  Although the sign- up is for a two week period, meals will need to be picked up each week on Monday.  Meal pick up will be held on Monday, October 5th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, and on Monday, October 12th from 3:30 pm  to 5:00 pm.  Weekly meal bags include but are not limited to organic brown rice, pasta, organic canned tomatoes, dried pinto beans, healthy snacks, and a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, squash and onions.  The meal bags include both breakfast and lunch.  At this time, there is no charge to families regardless of meal eligibility status.  ALL children between the ages of 0-18 can receive breakfast and lunch meals. Please list all children’s names who will be receiving a meal even if they are not a CPA student.  Click  HERE to sign up for the To-Go meals for October 5th and October 12th.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Sandi MacGregor at sandi.macgregor@crownpointeacademy.org. If you have not completed a Free and Reduced Meal Application, we ask that you take the time to complete an application before October 1st.  These waivers may end and applications may still be used to waive applicable fees. This is also essential to some of our school’s additional funding. You can apply for meal program benefits online at   charter choice.strataapps.com. Crown Pointe PTA has a meeting coming up this week on Thursday October 1, 2020 at 6:00pm on Google Meets. We have included the Google Meet video call information. At this meeting, we plan to confirm whether we can have our Holiday Craft Fair, finalize our Committee Chair Heads (we are still in need of Holiday Craft Fair and Donation & Outreach Chair Head), and verify upcoming meeting dates for all the committees. We will also be receiving an update from Mr.O. If you have difficulty, please text me at 303-589-7174. CPA PTA Meeting on Thursday, October 1·6:00 – 7:30pm Join with Google Meet:  meet.google.com/kub-qaan-wwf Our Creative Competition has come to an end....

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S.E.W 9.26.2020
Sep27

S.E.W 9.26.2020

Hello Crown Pointe Community, Welcome to SEW Saturday! Every Saturday, the social emotional wellness (SEW) committee is sending out ideas we feel can help our community build resilience and stay connected. This week we are highlighting the U in our NOURISH program.  The U stands for: unite with others and create community. So far we’ve had Mrs. Worley talk about N for nature and getting outside and last week Mr. Varner talked about O for observe breath and the power of stillness.  This week we’ve got a special guest, none other than Mr. Ouweneel, who made a video about how we can unite with others and create community. Finding ways to unite with others can be difficult in a virtual space.  We can see that it takes a lot more effort to feel that human connection in an online world. And at the same time finding ways to stay connected with our friends, family, teachers, and the school is more important now than ever. Creating community means intentionally creating a space where people feel like they belong and that they are connected to something bigger than themselves.  We can still do this in an online world where we remember to ask people about themselves, where we contribute to class discussions, where we can show our attention by focusing on the person talking and not multitasking. We can also connect with communities outside of school.  These communities have meaning for us,  help us feel connected, and help us to enjoy life. For some of us it is our religious or spiritual community, for others it’s our sports community where we are part of a team, and some of us belong to communities that create things together like music or art. We would love to hear from you about ways that you are uniting with others and building community. You can email us at SEW@crownpointeacademy.org We hope you find ways to NOURISH yourself this week! -The SEW team  ...

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S.E.W 9.19.2020
Sep24

S.E.W 9.19.2020

Hello everyone, Welcome to SEW Saturday! We want everyone in our CPA community to have access to resources that will help them to build resiliency, tools to help them be successful, and ways to meaningfully connect with each other.  We are doing this through our NOURISH program. NOURISH stands for: N: Nature and getting outside O: Observe breath and the power of stillness U: Unite with others and create community R: Replenish and what we need to do to restore ourselves physically and emotionally I:  Initiate movement and exercise S: Self Care and how to we can live our best lives H: Harness creativity  and how we use creativity to solve problems Today our amazing physical education teacher, Mr. AJ Varner has a fantastic  message for all of us about the O in NOURISH and how we can observe breath and the power of stillness. You can watch his video here: https://youtu.be/O_HkGhPy-co Mr Varner also found a ton of great websites with easy ideas for how we can practice observing our breath. Mindful Breathing videos for kids www.gonoodle.com/   or   vamos.gonoodle.com/ Read about the best meditation apps to find one that might work best for you. https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/top-meditation-iphone-android-apps Alan Watts Guided Meditation Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPpUNAFHgxM Guided Meditation for Kids Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1SVHDcQH7o Great Breathing Videos http://www.yomind.com/justme Breath For Change Breathing Exercise https://vimeo.com/285766423/0a1313336a We hope you try some of these exercises this week with your family! Our JAMmin Minute this week is:  I for Initiate Movement and Exercise Try to get ‘everyday exercise’ into your schedule, for example cleaning, playing outside, walking, going up stairs. Try to get some cardio exercise too like skateboarding, running, biking, scootering and other sports 3 to 5 times a week. Do fun strength exercise like gymnastics, martial arts, climbing, push-ups/sit-ups and dancing 2-3 times per week. Cut down on TV time, cell phone time and video games. Try to fit some extra movement into your schedule this week and see how you feel. Please reach out to us at SEW@crownpointeacademy.org if you have ideas for how we can NOURISH our amazing CPA community. – The SEW...

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Monday Folder 9.21.2020
Sep21

Monday Folder 9.21.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. We hope that everyone had a great weekend! 1st Quarter progress reports are available today for all students.  For students in grades K-2, please look for an email from your child’s teacher with his/her progress report.  For students in grades 3-8, the progress reports are available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under Documents (menu on the left side of the screen).  Please be sure to take a look at your child’s progress report, and contact the teachers with any questions. Calendar Updates: As a reminder, there is regular in person school for the Wednesday/Friday cohort this Friday, September 25th.  There will also be regular in person school on Friday, October 9th, which was originally a parent-teacher conference day.  Fall break will be held as normal this year, so there will not be school for students on Thursday, October 22nd, Friday, October 23rd, or Monday, October 26th.  Please contact the front office if you have any questions about the calendar changes. Parent-Teacher Conferences have been moved to Monday, October 5th from 8:00-4:00 and Monday, October 12th from 8:00-4:00.  All conferences will be held virtually this year.  A separate email with conference details will be sent later this week. To-Go Meals – Week 3: CPA will continue providing To-Go Meals for our families.  Deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, September 23rd.  Meals MUST be picked up on Monday, September 28th.  Pick up time is from 3:30 pm  to 5:00 pm.  Weekly meal bags include but are not limited to organic brown rice, pasta, organic canned tomatoes, dried pinto beans, healthy snacks, and a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, squash and onions.  The meal bags include both breakfast and lunch.  At this time, there is no charge to families regardless of meal eligibility status.  ALL children between the ages of 0-18 can receive breakfast and lunch meals. However, we ask that families still complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application before October 1st.  These waivers may end and applications may still be used to waive applicable fees. This is also essential to some of our school’s additional funding. You can apply for meal program benefits online at   charter choice.strataapps.com. Click  HERE to sign-up for your weekly meal bag.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandi MacGregor at sandi.macgregor@crownpointeacademy.org or at 303-428-1882 ext 105. Be sure to take a look at this week’s Update (attached) for information from your CPA-PTA! This week’s documents include: Update 9.21.20 Creative Exhibition Flyer  PTA Membership Form Have a great week!   Nuestra misión: La misión de Crown Pointe Academy es promover la creatividad, la curiosidad,...

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S.E.W 9.12.2020
Sep15

S.E.W 9.12.2020

Welcome to SEW Saturday! Today we want to tell you about the  NOURISH program. The word ‘nourish’ means what is needed for people to grow, stay in good health, and to flourish. It also relates to the idea of supporting dreams, hopes, and ambitions by ‘nourishing’ them along. We want everyone in our CPA community to have access to resources that will help them to build resiliency, tools to help them be successful, and ways to meaningfully connect with each other. We are doing this through the NOURISH program which consists of ways that we actively support the people in our community. NOURISH stands for: N: Nature and getting outside O: Observe breath and the power of stillness U: Unite with others and create community R: Replenish and what we need to do to restore ourselves physically and emotionally I: Initiate movement and exercise S: Self Care and how to we can live our best lives H: Harness creativity and how we use creativity to solve problems One of our amazing middle school teachers, Mrs. Paula Worley, made a video talking more about what the N in NOURISH stands for: Nature and getting outside. We also wanted to give you links to different organizations and apps to help you and your family get outside: We hope you NOURISH yourself this week by getting out into nature! AllTrails Colorado https://www.alltrails.com/us/colorado AllTrails is your guide to the outdoors! Discover the best hiking, running, and biking trails in Colorado around the world! City of Westminster Park and Recreation Parks, Trails, and Open Space https://www.cityofwestminster.us/parksrecreation The City of Westminster has numerous parks and trails for you and your family to explore as well as dog parks and open spaces. Come to Life Colorado https://www.colorado.com/outdoor-activities The perfect time to get outdoors in Colorado is all the time. No matter the season, our mountains, wilderness areas, Colorado State Parks, national parks, scenic byways, lakes and rivers beckon those looking for unparalleled scenic beauty and perhaps a little...

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S.E.W 9.5.2020
Sep15

S.E.W 9.5.2020

Dear CPA Families, Welcome to our first Social Emotional Wellness (SEW) Saturday! This newsletter will feature different  tips, tools, and ideas that you can use to bolster your social emotional wellness.  It is our hope that SEW Saturday will be a simple way to connect families with easy-to-access resources related to social emotional wellness. There is also a brand new tab on the CPA homepage called Social Emotional Wellness that includes information on: * Ways to cultivate Social Emotional Wellness (SEW) * Crown Pointe Academy’s new ‘NOURISH’ program * Resources for Families * Crisis Services You can reach out to us at SEW@crownpointeacademy.org with questions and also to share ideas and resources. What is Social Emotional Wellness? Social emotional wellness means becoming more self aware of how we think, what we feel, and how we act.  It also looks at how we can effectively manage our emotions and mitigate our life stressors, as well as how we tap into our internal motivation to become our best selves. Finally social emotional wellness focuses on how we can cultivate empathy, not only towards others but also ourselves and how we can establish and maintain healthy relationships. Family Resource Helping Children Cope with the COVID 19 Pandemic http://www.7-dippity.com/docs/Helping-Children-Cope-with-COVID-19-(7-Dippity-Web-Version).pdf This extensive guide contains activities that children and families can do together to bolster coping skills, self reflection, and self awareness. There are 16 topics divided into 5 sections with useful strategies to help kids and adults cope with stress and ideas for how to handle difficult situations and emotions. There are activities related to all of the topics to help with more hands-on learning and tangible application of concepts. NOURISH Program We want everyone in our CPA community to have access to resources that will help them to build resiliency, tools to help them be successful, and ways to meaningfully connect with each other.  We are doing this through our NOURISH program. NOURISH stands for: N: Nature and getting outside O: Observe breath and the power of stillness U: Unite with others and create community R: Replenish and what we need to do to restore ourselves physically and emotionally I:  Initiate movement and exercise S: Self Care and how to we can live our best lives H: Harness creativity  and how we use creativity to solve problems We plan to NOURISH our students, families, and staff in the next year by offering opportunities  and ideas under each of these areas.  Our goal is to create a holistic way for our entire community to engage in our social and emotional wellness. JAM Minute NOURISH TIP  O – Observe Breath and the Power of Stillness Take a moment to intentionally focus on your breath...

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Monday 9.14.2020
Sep14

Monday 9.14.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. We hope that everyone had a great weekend! It’s spirit week at CPA! It will look a little different this year.  For those students who are remote only, please pick a day for each theme and participate.  For hybrid students, if you want to participate a second day, do it! We would love to see pictures on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CPAWestminsterPTA Monday, September 14th: Pajama Day- enjoy a day at home in pajamas Tuesday, September 15th or Wednesday, September 16th: Disney Day Thursday, September 17th or Friday, September 18th: Universal Studios Day Let your imagination soar! Please dress as any characters or theme you would like.  School non-uniform guidelines still apply.  All clothing must be school appropriate. To go along with Spirit Week, the CPA-PTA will be hosting a creating exhibition for students in all grades!  Please see the flyer on the CPA website for more information. Don’t forget to apply for free or reduced price meals.  The link can be found under the Parents tab on the CPA website. Even if you’re not sure if you will qualify, it’s worth applying.  Student eligibility helps to support the meal program as well as providing potential funding for additional school programming.  Eligibility from last year will expire at the end of September, so apply now!  Contact Sandi MacGregor with any questions. To-Go Meals – Week 2: CPA will be providing To-Go Meals for our families.   Deadline to sign-up is September 16th.  Meals MUST be picked up on Monday, September 21st.  Pick up time is from 3:30 pm  to 5:00 pm.  Weekly meal bags include but are not limited to organic brown rice, pasta, organic canned tomatoes, dried pinto beans, healthy snacks, and a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, squash and onions.  The meal bags include two meals — breakfast and lunch.  If your student is in-person 2 days a week, you will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.  If your student is online-only, they will receive 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches.   At this time, there is no charge to families regardless of meal eligibility status.  ALL children between the ages of 0-18 can receive breakfast and lunch meals. However,  we ask that families still complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application before October 1st.  These waivers may end and applications may still be used to waive applicable fees. This is also essential to some of our school’s additional funding. You can apply for meal program benefits online at  charter choice.strataapps.com. Click  HERE to sign-up for your weekly meal bag.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandi MacGregor at sandi.macgregor@crownpointeacademy.org or at 303-428-1882...

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Monday Folder 9.8.2020
Sep08

Monday Folder 9.8.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. We hope that everyone had a great weekend! Please make sure you take a look at last week’s video update for more information about CPA’s scheduling plans for the remainder of the first quarter.  If your student(s) are currently online only but you wish for them to start attending in person classes, please email Mr. O at keith.ouweneel@crownpointeacademy.org and Mrs. Keyes at erin.keyes@crownpointeacademy.org.  Thank you! Updated Information on To Go Meals: CPA will be providing To-Go Meals for our families.  Weekly meal bags include but are not limited to organic brown rice, pasta, organic canned tomatoes, dried pinto beans, healthy snacks, and a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, squash and onions.  The meal bags actually include two meals — breakfast and lunch, this means if your student attends in-person 2 days a week, you will receive 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches.  If your student is online-only, they will receive 7 breakfasts and lunches.   Not only that but, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended a waiver allowing ALL children between the ages of 0-18 to receive breakfast and lunch meals. This means no cost to any family!    However,  it is essential that all families still complete a Free and Reduced Meal Application as these waivers may end and applications may still be used to waive applicable fees. This is also essential to some of our school’s additional funding. You can apply for meal program benefits online at charter choice.strataapps.com.  We ask that you complete the application as soon as possible. Click  HERE to sign-up for your weekly meal bag.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandi MacGregor at sandi.macgregor@crownpointeacademy.org or at 303-428-1882 ext 105. PTA Update: Spirit Week will be the week of September 14-18.  It will look a little different this year.  For those students who are remote only, please pick a day for each theme and participate.  For hybrid students, if you want to participate a second day, do it! We would love to see pictures on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CPAWestminsterPTA  Monday, September 14th: Pajama Day- enjoy a day at home in pajamas Tuesday, September 15th or Wednesday, September 16th: Disney Day Thursday, September 17th or Friday, September 18th: Universal Studios Day Let you imagination soar! Please dress as any characters or theme you would like.  School non-uniform guidelines still apply.  All clothing must be school appropriate. If you would like an additional Crown Pointe Academy neck gaiter, they are available for purchase for $5.00 each.  We have both youth and adult sizes. Lost and Found: We will not be keeping a lost and found this year, so it...

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Monday Folder 8.31.2020
Aug31

Monday Folder 8.31.2020

Our Mission: The mission of Crown Pointe Academy is to promote creativity, curiosity, character, and community in a challenging Core Knowledge environment. We hope that everyone had a great weekend! Attendance reminder: Elementary students must complete their attendance through Google Classroom by 8:30 each morning when working online from home.  Middle school students must do their Google Classroom attendance each day also by 8:30 each morning whether they are working in person or online. Schedule update: Crown Pointe Academy will be continuing our hybrid schedule through the end of the 1st quarter, which ends on October 16th.  Please watch the next installment of our video series HERE for more information. To Go Meals: CPA will be providing To-Go Meals for our families.  Weekly meal bags include but are not limited to organic brown rice, pasta, organic canned tomatoes, dried pinto beans, healthy snacks, and a selection of fresh fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, grapefruit, sweet potatoes, squash and onions.  Please note that the meal bags actually include two meals — breakfast and lunch.  All families are eligible to sign up to receive a weekly meal bag for each student attending CPA, regardless of your “Free” or “Reduced” meal status.  There is no cost to families that qualify for “free” meals.  There is also no cost for families that qualify for “reduced” meals thanks to a new Colorado Department of Education program.  For families that have not applied or do not qualify for free/reduced meals, the cost is $3.25 per meal per student (this would be $9.75 a week if your student currently attends in-person two days a week, or $16.25 a week if your student is online only).  Click HERE to sign-up for your weekly meal bag.  Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, September 8th.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandi MacGregor at sandi.macgregor@crownpointeacademy.org or at 303-428-1882 ext 105. PTA Update: The PTA is having their first meeting on Thursday September 3, 2020 at 6:00 pm.  We are having our meeting via Google Meets.  The link is posted below.  Please come join us and see the plans for the year and how you can help.  If you have any problems logging on, please email pta@crownpointeacademy.org or text me 303-589-7174. If you are not tech savvy and have a kiddo nearby, they will know what to do. The students have been using Google for their remote learning. Please make sure to mute yourself when logging in, so we can make it easier for others to hear. We will make sure to hear everyone’s voice throughout the meeting. Join with Google Meet HERE. Social Emotional Wellness Update: We are excited to announce the creation of an online resource with information focused on different ways we are supporting the CPA community to develop Social...

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