September 19, 2014 Raptor Report







IMPORTANT REMINDER: NO LATE START IN OCTOBER….Full day for ALL students (K-8th grade) on Wednesday, October 1st.


-Support our McTeacher Night on Sept. 25 (information below)

Fundraiser – Orders are DUE on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Sell 15 items to earn a Limo Ride.

Volleyball Practice Monday-Friday 3:30-5:00/5:15 p.m.

Volleyball Games:

Sept 24 @ Thunder Valley

Oct 1 @ Westview

Oct 4 Tournament TBA


Soccer practice: Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 3:45-5:15 p.m.-students need to check email for practice and game schedule and for messages from coaches.

Soccer Games: (B Team @ 4:00 p.m./A Team @ 5:30 p.m.)

Sept. 22 @ Thunder Valley

Oct. 2 @ Thunder Valley

Oct. 7 @ Thunder Valley


Miner’s Day - help support our 8th grade students going to Washington D.C. by stopping by at our booth on September 20 at Crist Park. Pay to choose a lollipop from Lollipop Tree for a chance to win a prize. Thunder Valley K-8 will have a float in the parade at 10 a.m. See you there!

Middle School Music-

What: Band students at Frederick High School Football Game

Who: 7th and 8th grade band students

When: Friday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Frederick High School

Description:  7th and 8th grade band students will be performing with the Coal Ridge Middle School band and the Frederick High School marching band at a Frederick High School football game. Dinner is provided for each student at the event. 


NJHS – Next meeting is on Mon. Sept. 29 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Parent Volunteer Opportunities-

Concession Stand Help: We are in need of parent volunteers for the concession stand during middle school athletic events. Our immediate need is for the following dates: Monday, Sept. 22, Wednesday, Sept. 24th, Thursday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 7. If interested in helping out, please contact Amy Olson at

Book Fair Volunteers needed: Oct 14, 15 and 16 - please email if you can help.

Call for GT Nominations Extended!

Each year schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students in grades K-12 who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may therefore qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s) and require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress. In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas. 

The search for gifted/talented students begins with an opportunity for parents and/or teachers to refer students for review. Once referrals are received, a team of educators review student state testing data, standardized test scores, rating scales and other school data to determine student eligibility.

If you believe that your child qualifies and would benefit from district Gifted/Talented services, please pick up a nomination form from the front office and return it by Friday, September 26, 2014.

If you have questions, contact the school’s Gifted/Talented liason.  For K-5 students, contact Heidi Davis at  For 6-8 students, contact Robyn Bockelman at


Odyssey of the Mind
Is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program. 

SVVSD is excited to participate in this opportunity again with our K-12 grade students. If you would like more information on the program, visit:

If your kindergarten through 8th grade student is interested in joining a team at TVK8, please contact Heidi Davis at or Robyn Bockelman at for more info.



Please call our Thunder Valley K-8 PTA president, Amy Olson at 720-880-8364 or send an email to, for more information.  NEXT MEETING: October 9 6:30 p.m. in the school library.

VISIT for Campbell’s Labels Collection Sheets, Box Tops Sheets and much more information. Students can drop off Box Tops in the office. Collect a lollipop for every 10 Box Tops collected or a bag of Goldfish for every 10 Campbell’s labels collected


Come and support our Thunder Valley K8 School!

See your teachers hard at work while you enjoy your meal on:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


McDonald’s of Firestone

 5850 Firestone Blvd.

Firestone, CO 80504

**Grab a Pie for a donation while supplies last that night! 


*****Our school gets a donation of all sales made on this night.


iPad basics classes that we will be offering at the Carbon Valley Regional Library this fall, as well as a brief description of the class content:  Thursday, October 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

 Learn the basics of navigating an iPad. Menus, buttons and settings will be explained in a relaxed and friendly environment. We will also talk about apps and how to manage them. Bring your own iPad or iPhone – or use one of the library’s iPads.

 Here is a link to our event calendar:

The classes are free and open to the public, however registration is limited to the first 12 people to sign up either on our website, by phone, or in the library. While we encourage attendees to bring their own devices, we will also have iPads on hand for them to use during the class.

Other classes at Carbon Valley Library:

STORYTIMES: A new season of storytimes at Carbon Valley Regional Library has arrived!

MONDAYS & TUESDAYS:               Tales for Tots (18 months-3 years), 9:30 a.m.

                                                            Family Storytime (all ages), 10:30 a.m.

WEDNESDAYS:                                 Music & Movement (all ages), 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (space is limited to the first 25 children)

THURSDAYS:                                    Twinkle Babies-nonwalkers (birth-18 months), 9:30 a.m.-registration required

                                                           Twinkle Babies-walkers (up to 18 months), 10:30 a.m.-registration required

For more information or to register, call 720-685-5100 or visit

Carbon Valley Regional Library is located at 7 Park Avenue in Firestone.

CUENTOS : Una nueva temporada de cuentos en la Biblioteca Regional del Valle de carbono ha llegado!
LUNES y MSRATES: Cuentos para Niños (18 meses-3 años), 9:30 a.m.
Cuentos para la Familia (todas las edades), 10:30 am
MIÉRCOLES: Música y Movimiento (todas las edades), 09:30 a.m. y 10:30 a.m. (espacio está limitado a los primeros 25 niños)
JUEVES: El centelleo Bebés-nonwalkers (nacimiento-18 meses), 9:30 a.m.-Se requiere su registro
El centelleo Bebés-walkers (hasta 18 meses), 10:30 a.m.-Se requiere inscripción
La inscripción comienza el Domingo, 17 de agosto de centelleo bebés. Para obtener más información o para registrarse, llame
720-685-5100 o visite

Carbon Valley Regional Library se encuentra a 7 Park Avenue en Firestone.