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October 5, 2018

Order your Fall Festival Tickets here! 

 

Thank you to our amazing PTO, Volunteers and sponsors for making the Fall Festival one of the best events in Larkspur. Invite your friends and family for a spookly good old time! 

 

 

 

Information Regarding the Bond & Mill

 

The 2018 Colorado General Election is quickly approaching. Did you know that Colorado’s elections are mail-in only? Are you registered to vote? Is your address up-to-date? Do you know where to drop off your ballot?

 

Below is an “Election-Ready Checklist” provided by Douglas County. You can get additional information at www.DouglasVotes.com

 

On August 21, the Douglas County School District Board of Education voted to place a $40 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $250 million no-new-taxes Bond on the 2018 ballot. Unlike our neighboring school districts, Douglas County School District has not passed a MLO or Bond since 2006.

 

If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at our school to:

 

  • Increase teacher and staff pay

  • Add counselors for our students

  • Enhance safety and security systems

Douglas County School District would also evaluate our building for additional needed repairs that would make our learning environments as safe and productive as possible for our students.

 

New MLO/Bond funding would also be used to upgrade information technology (such as classroom computers) and transportation (such as aging buses), and offer more student programming opportunities, including additional career and technical education options.

 

The average Douglas County homeowner, with a home valued at $470,000, will pay an additional $17.33 per month ($208 per year) if both measures are approved. If neither are approved, the average homeowner would see their school property tax bill decrease by approximately $67 in 2019.

 

You can read more about Douglas County School District’s funding challenges at www.dcsdk12.org/funding.

 

Thank you for continuing to be an engaged and informed member of our school community!

 

Colorado 2018 General Election -- Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Did you know that Colorado Elections are administered by mail only? Instead of casting your vote on equipment at a polling place, you will receive your ballot in the mail and vote your ballot at your convenience. You may choose to deliver your voted ballot by mail or save on postage and use one of nine convenient 24-hour ballot drop-off locations throughout Douglas County — long before Election Day.

 

Are you registered to vote in Douglas County?  Knowing the answer is as simple as visiting DouglasVotes.com.  Here you may register to vote, check voter registration status, update your mailing address or affiliate with a party. You will also find important dates and deadlines pertaining to the November 6 General Election.

 

Is your voter registration mailing address accurate? If your mailing address has changed since you last voted in a Douglas County election, you will want to update your voter registration information with your current address.  Visit DouglasVotes.com. A current address will ensure that your ballot, as well as other important election information is sent to the proper address.

When will I receive my ballot? Ballots for the November 6 General Election will be in the mail beginning October 15 to all active registered voters in Douglas County. If you have not received your ballot by October 22, please contact the Douglas County elections staff at 303-660-7444 or visit a Douglas County Voter Service and Polling Center for assistance, beginning October 22.

Do you know all the ways you may return your voted ballot? After you receive and vote your ballot, visit DouglasVotes.com for a listing of our nine 24-hour ballot drop-off locations. Vote your ballot right away. Don’t wait until November 6!

 

Know the ballot deadline. Your ballot must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. A postmark of Nov. 6 is not valid as the received date. Your ballot must be placed in a designated ballot box by 7 p.m. on Election Day or you must be in line at a designated ballot drop-off location or a Voter Service and Polling Center no later than the close of polls (7 p.m.) on Election Day, Nov 6.

In need of assistance from elections staff? Contact them by phone at 303-660-7444 or visit the Douglas County Elections Office, 125 Stephanie Place, in Castle Rock, any weekday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., visit a Douglas County Voter Service and Polling Center for assistance, beginning October 22.

 

Thank you to our amazing teachers, staff, students and community for an amazing first quarter of the 2018-2019 school year. We are truly blessed to be part of the best school in DCSD! Teachers are committed to fostering growth by challenging students to critically think and to take risks. Teachers use a variety of formal and informal data to determine each student's academic, social and emotional strengths and needs. Teachers share this information with students as they set goals together and with you periodically throughout the school year. As we enter fall break, don't forget to sign up for your chid's conferences. You should have received a Sign Up Genius to schedule a time with your child's teacher. If you have not received this please check your email or Seesaw. 

 

Please have a wonderful Fall Break, stay safe and we are looking forward to seeing you all on October 15th! As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any comments, questions or concerns! 

 

Jen Oldham, Principal

 

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