November 10th Raptor Report

We hope to see many of our families here for our Parent Update Night/Veteran’s Day Tribute this Wednesday, Nov. 11th.  Our 6th grade band will be performing with the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra as a Tribute to our Veteran’s.  Hope to see you there!

Dates for the week:

Mon 11/10 –  Music Makers 3:30-4:15pm

Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:00pm

Zero Day for Mr. Tweto-Carnahan classes (6th grade)

Tues 11/11 –  Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:00pm

            Fit for Lit 3:30-4:45pm (Library)

           PARENT UPDATE NIGHT 6:00pm

Wed 11/12 –  Boys Basketball Game @ TV K8 (host Longs Peak) 3:30-5:30pm

            Fit for Lit 3:30-4:45pm (Library)

4th Grade Band Practice 3:30-4:30pm

Thurs 11/13 –  Student Council Meeting 7:15-8:15am

1st/2nd grades to Ft. Collins Museum

Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:00pm

Fit for Lit 3:30-4:45pm (Library)

Zumbatomics for Kids Class 3:30-4:30pm (ONLY registered students/small gym)

NJHS meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 13 from 3:30-5:00 in the cafeteria

Fri 11/14 – Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5:00pm



Community Schools (After School Clubs) –
Pottery Perfection- Wednesday November 12th
Zumba- Thursday November 13th
Open Make at SPARK!  in the Maker Space- November 15th

Don't forget to sign up for December Classes:
Duct Tape Art
Sewing with Mrs. Goodgaine
Make a Ginger Bread House
December Late Start Movie: Polar Express

Thunder Valley Community Schools is encouraging on-line registration and payment. Visit ourschool website and follow the few steps below:
Click on "Online Payments"
Click on "CS Thunder Valley"
Click On the Class or classes you want 
Register with parent and students name

Student Council – Student Council Meeting is on Thurs, November 13th @ 7:15-8:15am
NJHS – Meets on Thursday, Nov. 13 from 3:30-5:00 in the cafeteria
MESA - MESA meets on Thurs, Nov. 20th @ 3:30-5:00pm in Ms. Friske's room (snacks provided)
Band – Visit website to get information Please review Band events below:


Veteran’s Day Band Performance
(Parent Update Night at Thunder Valley)
- Tuesday, November 11th 6:00 PM -

Thunder Valley Band Parents,
Our 6th grade band has the privilege this year of performing at our Veteran’s Day Tribute at Thunder Valley.  The Flatirons Jazz Orchestra, one of the premier big bands in the area will be joining our students for the performance.  Students will need to arrive no later than 5:45PM on Tuesday, November 11th to set-up and to watch the flag ceremony with the playing of Taps outside at the front of our school at 6:00PM.  After the flag ceremony, the 6th grade band students will come back into the building to prepare for our tribute performance with the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra.  It is sure to be a wonderful tribute for our veterans.

Band students will need to arrive the evening of the performance wearing black dress pants, dress shoes, and an undershirt for their music polo’s to be worn over.  

Feel free to reach me with any questions you have:


Thunder Valley Fall Band Concert
- Tuesday, November 18th 6:00 PM -

Thunder Valley Band Parents,
Our fall band concert is approaching rapidly!  The concert kicks off at 6:00PM on Tuesday, November 18th and will include the Thunder Valley Jazz Band, 6th Grade Band, and the 7th/8th Grade Band.  Jazz Band students will need to arrive at 5:45PM to warm-up and students in the 6th-8th grade bands at 6:00PM to watch the start of the concert.

Band students will need to arrive the evening of the concert wearing black dress pants, dress shoes, and an undershirt for the music polo to be worn over.  The music polo’s will be given to the students the day of the concert to take home to wear to the concert later that evening.  After the concert, the music polo’s will be stored at the school to be cleaned for our next performance.  I am looking forward to a fantastic fall concert!

Feel free to reach me with any questions you have:


Parent Notices:

Thunder Valley K8 Update Parent Meeting
Tuesday November 11th   6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.              Flag ceremony and music tribute
6:15 p.m.              Informational Meeting for Parents
6:30 p.m.              Walk through hallways to observe students work for Veterans Day.
We hope you can come and join us.
Light refreshments will be served.

Reunión de Padres de la Escuela de Thunder Valley K8
Martes, 11 de noviembre 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.              Ceremonia de la bandera con un tribute de música
6:15 p.m.              Reunión de información para padres
6:30 p.m.              Caminar por los pasillos para mirar los trabajos de los estudiantes por el día de los veteranos.
Esperamos que nos acompañe en esta noche. Serviremos una galletitas.
Next PTA meeting is on Nov 13th @ 6:30 p.m.


Concession Stand - Need Parent Volunteers for the Boys basketball game on November 12th after school until approximately 5:30. Please email or sign up in the front office

Dear Parent:
Vision and Hearing screening has been completed in the school your child attends. This screening is accomplished using the Health Clerk and our District Screening Team. If your child does not pass their vision screening, he/she will be rescreened the same day by the District Screening Tech. If your child does not pass the vision rescreening, a referral will be sent home. If your child does not successfully pass the hearing screening, he/she is scheduled for rescreening by the district audiologist. If you do not wish any rescreening of your child’s hearing, please contact the school office. If your child does not pass the hearing rescreening, a form notifying you of the need for additional audiological testing will be sent home. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office

Estimados Padres:
Las pruebas de visión y audición han sido completadas en la escuela a la que su hijo/a asiste. Esta prueba es realizada por las asistentes de enfermeras y audiólogas del distrito. Si su hijo/hija no pasa el examen usted recibirá una referencia de la técnica de visión. Si ustedes no desean que se le haga la prueba de audición y visión de su hijo/a por favor comuníquese en la oficina de la escuela de su hijo/a. Si su hijo/a no pasa la prueba de audición y visión le enviaremos a su domicilio una notificación para que se le vuelva a hacer la prueba a su hijo/a. Si tiene preguntas, por favor comuníquese a la oficina de la escuela de su hijo/a.


Parents:  If you have a child who will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of 2015, please register him/her in the office anytime between 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. starting December 1st.
We understand that Kindergarten is a very important year for a child, and early registration allows us to be better prepared for this special time.
We offer both half day and all day fee based programs. For information please call (303) 833-2456.
Thank you,
Thunder Valley K8 School

Padres: Si tiene un niño/a que estará para asistir el Kínder en el otoño del 2015, por favor de registrarlo/la en la oficina en cualquier hora entre las 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M comenzando el 1 de diciembre.
Nosotros entendemos que Kínder es un año muy importante para un niño/a, y registrarlo/la temprano nos permite estar mejor preparados para este momento especial.
Ofrecemos clases de Kínder por medio día y también habrá día entero con una cuota mensual. Para mas información por favor de llamar al (303) 833-2456.
Escuela de Thunder Valley K8            



Below are a few Community Events we would like to share with you.
Carbon Valley Santa Cops Ask for Donations and Nominations
Bella Rosa Men’s Club Golf Tournament raised $13,500 to benefit Santa Cops

FREDERICK, Colorado (November 3, 2014) – Santa Cops, a program that provides toys and warm winter clothing for children who may not otherwise have a gift under the tree, is accepting nominations for families until Friday November 14th and donations until Wednesday November 26th.

The Bella Rosa Men’s Club recently hosted a golf tournament that raised $13,500 for the Carbon Valley Santa Cops program that will be distributed to all three communities of Dacono, Frederick and Firestone.

 There are five ways to get involved with Santa Cops:

·         Nominate a Family - If you're aware of a family in need, please contact the police department for a nomination form. Nominations can be taken until Friday November 14th.

·         Give a Gift - Purchase and give an unwrapped child's gift. Purchase toys or clothing for children ranging in age from 0 to16 years and drop them off to any local police department no later than Wednesday November 26th. Remember to leave it unwrapped so the police departments can assign it to the correct child.

·         Hand Deliver or Mail a Donation - Drop by any local police department during regular business hours to make a contribution by cash or check. You may also contribute by mailing a check to the Town of Frederick, Town of Firestone or City of Dacono (checks only please, do not mail cash).

·         Sponsor a Specific Family - Contact your local police department for more details on families needing a sponsor.

·         Wrap Gifts - Contact your local police department for more details on Wrapping Day, which is taking place Friday December 5th in Frederick.

 Other items needed for Santa Cops are hats, gloves, scarves and personal care items as well as items for wrapping gifts such as paper, tape, ribbons/bows and stick-on name labels.

 If you are interested in volunteering to help wrap gifts or have any other questions about Santa Cops, please contact Pam Henderson of the Frederick Police Department at 720.382.5700 or, Beverly Medina of Firestone Police Department at 303.833.0811or and Lyndsey Steele of Dacono Police Department at 303.833.3095 ext. 160 or

 Santa Cops relies heavily on donations and corporate sponsors. We appreciate the participation and generosity of Carbon Valley residents and business owners who make this program successful.

 PHOTO CAPTION: All of the teams who participated in the Bella Rosa Men’s Club Santa Cops Tournament helped to raise $13,500 for the Carbon Valley Santa Cops program.



Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is proud to announce registration for the 2014-15 Passport Program is now open and all 5th Grades in Colorado should have received paper applications. BUT, you do not need an application to enroll. We encourage parents and student to sign up online in the Passes section of Colorado Ski Country's website at at Remember every pass comes with a free Chipotle burrito this year!

"Here at Colorado Ski Country USA we believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn Colorado's signature sport. That is why for 18 years our Passport Program has helped thousands of 5th & 6th graders hit the slopes. Make sure your child does not miss out on the fun and sign up today! The quickest and easiest way to sign up for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Programs is online at"

Thank you.


Get to Christy Sports early for the best selection of season rental gear at all Front Range Christy Sports locations . Junior ski packages start at $89 and Adult ski packages start at $149. Make it easy on yourself this winter: pick up the equipment now and drop it off in April. More details here.


Colorado is home to some of skiing and snowboarding's best hidden treasures. These are Colorado's eight Gems Resorts. Free of crowds. Free of paid parking. With down-to-earth prices they offer an authentic Colorado experience. The Gems Card offers one 2-for-1 lift ticket at each of the 8 Gems resorts for $20. One use and the card pays for itself! Details here.


Hotline: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m - 4 p.m. p: 303-866-9707



Registration Deadline: January 31, 2015.