Larkspur News!

October 20, 2017




Put on your cowboy/cowgirl gear and join us for a Wild Wild West Book Fair!!

The fall book fair is arriving next month!!  Come by and shop with us Nov. 3rd-9th and support our amazing LES Library! 



Our WATCH DOGS committee would like to invite all of our Larkspur Elementary Dads to bring their children to the Larkspur gym to enjoy time with your children with a donut, coffee or juice!



When:  Friday, November 3, 2017

Time:  8:15 am to 8:50 am

Where: Larkspur Elementary Gym


Please make sure you RSVP to Mr. Forbes so when have an accurate count of people attending. Thank You!




PTO Wants You to Know.

Thank you in advance for supporting the LES PTO!


*Mad Greens Spirit Night 10/26/17

Bring in your flier to Mad Greens in Castle Rock on Thursday, 10/26/17 from 4 pm to 8:30 pm and they will donate 20% of all sales with their flier to LES PTO!  Enjoy a great dinner and help raise some money at our Spirit Night.


Fall Festival Event Volunteers Needed

Larkspur Elementary School is looking for enthusiastic volunteers for its annual Fall Festival.  Volunteers are needed to help with carnival games, bake sale, face painting, haunted house and more.  The event takes place on Saturday, October 28th at the Colorado Renaissance Fairgrounds from 11am - 4pm.  To sign up to volunteer, go to the volunteer page at


Fall Festival Donations Requested

We are still seeking donations for the following items that will help make our Fall Festival fabulous!  Thank you in advance for your participation!  

  • Bags of wrapped candy that will be shared among all games, activities and Trick or Treat Street

  • Bottled water/canned sodas that will be sold in a separate drink area and offered to our volunteers with their lunch

  • New or near new toys to be offered in the Toy Walk Booth

  • Baked Goods to be sold at the Bake Sale Booth and Cupcakes for the Cupcake Walk.  Here is a link to the sign up genius:

  • Fall Festival ONLINE Ordering & Payments: Order packets for the Fall Festival were sent home recently. If you did not get one or prefer to order and pay online, please follow this link to our new online order form. Payments made online will be assessed a credit card processing fee. Take advantage of the lowercost wristbands and the option to buy a 4-pack of wristbands at even bigger savings by placing your pre-orders before Friday, October 27th at 4 pm. Or you can download the form online at Here is the link for online ordering and payment:

  •  Please join us for Castle View High School's Trick or Treat Street! Thursday, October 26th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at CVHS. We can't wait to see all the adorable ghosts and gouls!



Help Your Child Succeed in School:

Build the Habit of Good Attendance Early School success goes hand in hand with good attendance.


Did You Know?

* Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school?

* Missing 10 percent (or about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.

* Students can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two days every few weeks.

* Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

* Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

* Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves. Start building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, and at work.


What You Can Do?

  • Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.

  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

  • Find out what day school starts and make sure your child has the required shots.

  • Introduce your child to her teachers and classmates before school starts to help her transition.

  • Don’t let your child stay home unless he or she is truly sick. Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.

  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other parents for advice on how to make him or her feel comfortable and excited about learning.

  • Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up. Call on a family member, a neighbor, or another parent.

  • Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session

When Do Absences Become a Problem?

  • CHRONIC ABSENCE - 15 or more days

  • WARNING SIGNS - 10 or more days

Students will be rewarded for their attendance with a special event with Mrs. Oldham in both December and in May!


Upcoming News!

Monday 10/23, Special SAC meeting to vote for district budget priorities 4:30

Thursday 10/26, CVHS Trick or Treat Street 6:00

Saturday 10/28, Fall Festival at Renaissance Fair Grounds 11:00


Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our students, staff and little school. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Jen Oldham, Principal



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