Thank you to our amazing PTO, volunteers and sponsors for a wonderful Fall Festival! Our community is incredibly dedicated and your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. As always, we graciously appreciate all your support!
Upcoming OPEN ENROLLMENT PROCESS
It's hard to believe, but we will be starting the planning process for next school year soon. We will be sending out an intent to return in the next few weeks. It is super important that you fill this form out to assist us in planning for the 2019-2020 school year.
First Round Open Enrollment will open on November 1st. Schools will extend offers of open enrollment based on available space by December 7th. Parent can see offers in the EngagED Parent Portal after December 10th and they have until December 17th at 4:00PM to log back in and accept. In the event you did not receive an offer during First Round, you will remain on a wait list for Second Round of Open Enrollment, which opens on January 22nd at 8:00AM. Click here for additional information.
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.
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!
News about Pick up!
I just wanted to take a moment to reach out and remind all of our families of the expectations during afternoon car line. All car line students will dismiss through the front main entrance, and line up in their class lines (the same as during morning drop off). Students are expected to remain in their class lines until their name is called to go to their vehicle. Should you choose not to wait in the car line, it is the expectation that parents will park their vehicle and walk up to meet their student at the dismissal location. If you choose to park, we ask that you not park IN the car line, as this can cause delays with the flow of traffic.
*Please note, in order to comply with district safety guidelines, students are not permitted to walk down the side staircase or across the field and/or street to parents' vehicles unattended.
We appreciate your help in keeping our students safe!
Larkspur is partnering with SchoolStore this year. SchoolStore is no different than registering with Target, Amazon Smile and many others. You simply sign up and shop via their website. This program allows supporters like you to help your school by purchasing products and earn up to 50% off the purchases. This program also provides an option for supporters to make donations to your child's classroom wth 100% of your donation going directly to the teacher. Feel free to share with friends and family as they too can support our school while getting great discounts!
October 31st- Halloween NO Costumes as we celebrate at the Fall Festival.
November 1st- Primary at Cave of the Winds
November 2nd- Wolf Assembly 2:45
November 6th- NO SCHOOL- Staff PD
November 9th- Veteran's Day Assembly 10:00
November 19-23- No School- Thanksgiving Break
November 29th- Holiday Craft Night 4:00
Thank you for all you do for the students and staff at LES. As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any comments, questions or concerns. Have a wonderful week!