Larkspur News!

May 11, 2019

Dear Bobcat Community,


Please know that your child's safety is our top priority. We take several precautions, including locking all exterior doors, practicing safety drills, and engaging in daily visits with Douglas County Sheriff and District Security to ensure your child's well-being. We hold a monthly safety and security meeting with community members and have installed seven security cameras as well as installed the new Raptor Program throughout the school. 


It has been a sad week for Douglas County and the STEM community. I would like to continue to keep them in our thoughts as we support the students, family and community members. 

We all deal with tragedy in different ways. We have talked with our kids about it and gave them a big hug when they got home from school each day. We were able to talk with our students about being kind to each other, accepting of one another and the importance of reporting situations when we do not feel safe.


When kids are feeling anxious or uneasy from the events this week or are struggling to end the year, please take some time to spend as a family. Dust off an old board game or break out the cards. This will give an opportunity to be surrounded by the comfort of their home and family. 


If you or your child need support, please contact our Larkspur administration or school psychologist for guidance. There are several links that have also gone out through the district that might be helpful to you. 


As the year ends, I hope your Bobcat student has had a great experience in learning and growing. Whether they are moving on to middle school or continuing as a Larkspur student, we want to wish your family a great summer. Thank you for allowing us to teach your children, it has been an absolute pleasure!



Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After the Recent Shooting

The Role for Caring Adults After a School or Community Tragedy

Student Perpetrators of School Violence

Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers - Spanish

Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators

Care for Caregivers: Tips for Families and Educators - Spanish




Teachers are celebrating students’ growth as they complete spring Elementary School Progress Reports (EPRs). EPRs will be released to parents on Wednesday, May 29th, through Parent Portal. You will be able to access your child's EPR on this date by following the directions below.


· Go to the DCSD Website 


· Click on the Parent & Student Resources Tab at the top


· Select Parent Portal (Engage ED) and use your credentials to log in.


· Click "View Elementary Progress Report" under your child's picture


You are able to view your child’s information in two ways. The highlights page includes a snapshot of how your child performed on content standards (reading, writing and math) and how your child met our school expectations of TRACKS. Also included in the highlights page are general classroom comments and individual student comments. 


The comprehensive view allows you to see how your child did on all subject areas and specials. You are able to view any additional comments for the specific content areas under the comprehensive view. You are able to access both formats by clicking on the links at the top of the EPR.



Monday 5/13- Kindergarten Field Trip- MAC

                          6th Grade HEX- DCHS

Tuesday 5/14- Denver Museum coming to Larkspur! 

                           SAC Meeting 4:30 LES Library

                                           Wednesday 5/15- Volunteer Breakfast 9:30

                                                                           Miss Golden, Principal of the Day!!! Please dress up                                                                                   like a unicorn!!

                                                                        4:00 Join us in celebrating the retirement of Barb Eckert! 

                                           Thursday 5/16- 5:30 Choir Concert

                                           Friday 5/17- 2:00-8:00 6th Grade Rock A Thon


Thank you for all your support and dedication to our little school. I am beyond blessed to be part of such an amazing school and community! Please let me know if you have any comments, questions or concern!


Jen Oldham, Principal



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