Monday, June 19, 2017

Hello!

Hello to my fellow SSDLers,
I hope you are enjoying your time away from room 231 and are taking advantage of a variety of life-long learning activities. While I have YET to start practicing Spanish, I have renewed my certification with Red Cross, taken a long hike, been to a few community art shows, started practicing carving for block printing, practiced the uke, and read a book about vampires and shape shifters. 
While I have not created a specific list of requirements for those who wanted to do a Summer Self-Directed Learning, I hope you are exploring some topics with the rigor and intelligence of a 7th grader. Don't loss those hard-earned habits that you acquired in sixth grade. 
Compared to last summer, are you better at self-motivating to get off the electronics and get into the world... or are you repeating the patterns you had when you were an elementary school student? Are you applying yourself to something challenging without having someone nag you? Are you pulling away from something that is easy and immediate and, instead, investing in learning and practicing something that requires focus, rigor, hard work, self-assessment, and goal setting? 
You absolutely should go ahead with all of your SSDL plans. If you finish one, do another... and don't forget to allow yourself to go slightly off topic or "down the rabbit hole". Sometimes the greatest discoveries are just out of view of the path. 
Email me at ghovinen@jeffco.k12.co.us to let me know what you are up to! 
Stay posted for the future date of our SSDL celebration (in August)
Until then, 
Be well and full of wonder, 
Gabrielle

Monday, May 22, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Don't show up late on Friday or you may miss your ride!

Sixth Grade Boondocks  Fun!

The sixth graders want to spend a few hours playing together at the Northglenn Boondocks!
When: Friday, May 19, 2017.

We will leave JCOS at around 8:30 and arrive at Boondocks at 9:00.  We have unlimited play and a buffet scheduled.

Thank you Drivers: Authorized drivers will be taking groups of students to Boondocks from JCOS (leaving at 8:30) and returning students from Boondocks to JCOS (leaving at 1:00).

What we DON’T need: MONEY!  A big THANK YOU  to the PTSO and our Zombie Dash money for this day trip.  

3 Hours of Unlimited Use of of Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Go-Karts (Road Track, Slick Track, Rookie Track), Bowling, and Laser Tag Plus $5 Game Play per Guest.

Includes Deluxe Pizza and Pasta Buffet:Pizza and Pasta Deluxe Buffet

  • Premium Cheese, Meat and Veggie Pizzas
  • Penne Pasta Alfredo
  • Penne Pasta Marinara
  • Meatballs
  • Garlic Bread
  • Fresh Garden Salad
  • Ranch, Caesar, & Italian Dressings
  • Ice Cream For Dessert
Please note: Students who have not met the behavior/trust expectations held by the JCOS community will not be able to participate on this trip.

Drivers:
Marybel  
Can carry six passengers:
Dawn  
Can carry three passengers:
Catherine
Can carry five passengers:
Adam  
Can carry five passengers.
Meg
Can carry four passengers.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Downtown Denver Day is WEDNESDAY! (YES- THIS Wednesday!)


Downtown Denver Day        Wednesday, May 17        9:00-3:15
Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17, is our annual “Downtown Denver Day”.  During this day parents take small groups of students to one or two highlights our great city has to offer. Thank you to the parents willing to plan, provide transportation, and run a trip.  Students have been asked to bring in $10 to cover costs and to pack a sack lunch.  
Downtown Denver Day Plans
Gabrielle’s Cell #: 720-475-6241
JCOS Office Number: 303-9827045
Catherine Pisano
303-523-9224
Driving: Pepsi Center Walking Tour
Luke, James
Adam Alleman
720-985-4818
Driving: Pepsi Center Walking Tour
Noah, Felix
Dawn Quaiser
303-669-5613
Driving in car: Clock Tower and Pepsi Center
Koben
Kaye Taavialma
303-330-4988
RTD to Union Station, visit Capital, explore
Kaeyla, Madison
Jaimie Carnahan
720-404-0905
Light rail: 16th Street Mall
Nevaeh, Mary,
Elizabeth Duhegraham
720-556-7158
Light Rail: 16th Street Mall, Skyline Park, Hammonds Candy Factory
Jessica, Quintry, Haleigh,
Ali Gulaid
Light rail: Capital, Mall, etc...
Aden, Matthew, Cam
Carrie Hankins
720-936-3609
Sedona
Light rail: Union Station, exploring
Fiene, Julia, Kaya,  Xanthia
Meg York
303-803-8321
Driving: Denver Art Museum
Arthur, Bo, Julian, Cormac
George Roderick
Can only drive Kolton: 16th Street Mall
Kolton

Monday, May 8, 2017

Voyage Presentations

Thank you to all of the Voyagers who presented today!

Cut and paste the link below to see images from our first Voyage Presentations.

For full screen viewing, click on the "Present" button in the top right corner once you are in Google Slides.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dmp_X2Y4Tf-Haq9KTSKLATh-790CafP6QGk6SQiDR2I/edit?usp=sharing


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today is an important day for our Voyagers! If they are on schedule, they are BINDING their MAGAZINE!

MAGAZINE READY!

Due Date:
Magazine Feature
Done!
Dec. 20, 2016
Proposal final draft:
Feb. 17, 2017
Feature Article #1 DONE Title:

March 3, 2017
Advertisement DONE Item: ____________________________

March 22
Non-Fiction Feature (Article #2)

April 14
Consultant’s Name: _______________________________
Date you met with him/her:______________________________
Consultant Summary and Biography DONE

March 16
Manipulations in Math: _____________________________

April 12
You completed the DO Component of your Voyage
What you did: _________________________________
Documentation of DO is DONE.

April 19
Glossary is DO

April 21
Extra feature:

April 21
Extra feature:

April 25
Letter from the Editor (reflection)

April 26
Magazine is BOUND

April 27
Cover!

April 28
Table of Contents

May 1-5
Plan, Design, Edit, Revise, and Practice your Voyage Presentation.

May 8-12
Voyage Presentations


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Continuation Committee needs your help! Right away!

Please turn your money in by April 28 for the Continuation!

Jefferson County Open School cordially invites you to the
Sixth Grade Continuation Council Ceremony
Please come to celebrate this very special occasion.
Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
Schedule for the Evening:
5:15- 5:30 Arrival (must be present no later than 5:30!)
5:30-7:00 Council Ceremony
7:00-9:00-Let’s Party!
Hearthstone Common House
4700 W. 37th Ave. Denver CO 80212 (on street parking available)
Due to space constraints, we are limiting the number of attendees to the student and up to four guests. If this is a concern, please contact
Catherine at 303-523-9224
We are asking for contributions to fund the Celebration. If you can please send $25 with your child to be given to Gabi to help support this event. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. If you can give more that would be great and if you cannot contribute we understand. Thanks in advance for your support. Please make checks out to Catherine Pisano. If anyone has contacts with companies or services that could help make the continuation a success or reduce the cost of the party and or wants to help with the celebration please contact Catherine.We are looking forward to a very special evening!!!  Congratulations to the 6th grade class!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Parents Night Out!

Parents Night Out – May 5th
Mother's Day is right around the corner and you deserve a night off to celebrate all of the work you have done all year long! The good news for you is May 5th is a Parents/Mother's Night Out. Snacks, games, and entertainment will be provided! Meanwhile you will be treating yourself to a fantastic night off, all the while knowing that your kids are having the time of their lives. Cost is 30 dollars per kid, and 10 dollars per additional kid from the same household.  TIME: 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Adult Sponsor – Mary Korte – ELC Advisor) 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Field Day is Friday, May 5.

Field Day Note

          The school year is coming to an end and it’s time once again for field day.  Field day will be held on Friday, May 5th and will follow this schedule:

Field Day Schedule
8:45 to 10:00 – IA
10:00 to 11:15 – Preschool, Kindergarten and ELC
11:30 to 1:00 – Clean up from the morning and set up for the afternoon
1:00 to 2:30 – Pre-Walkabout and Walkabout
                         (Capture the flag, volleyball, soccer, Frisbee,
                           tug-a-war & more)

            Please make sure your child wears clothes they can easily move around in, tennis shoes, sunscreen and a jacket in case it’s cold.  If you have any questions, please call and leave a message on my voice mail #303-982-7056.  You are also more than welcome to come join us and participate in field day.  We are looking forward to a super fun day.  Cross your finger for good weather.
                                                                                    Thanks!
                                                                                                Rosie and David






Friday, April 14, 2017

Please turn your money in by April 28 for the Continuation!

Jefferson County Open School cordially invites you to the
Sixth Grade Continuation Council Ceremony
Please come to celebrate this very special occasion.
Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
Schedule for the Evening:
5:15- 5:30 Arrival (must be present no later than 5:30!)
5:30-7:00 Council Ceremony
7:00-9:00-Let’s Party!
Hearthstone Common House
4700 W. 37th Ave. Denver CO 80212 (on street parking available)
Due to space constraints, we are limiting the number of attendees to the student and up to four guests. If this is a concern, please contact
Catherine at 303-523-9224
We are asking for contributions to fund the Celebration. If you can please send $25 with your child to be given to Gabi to help support this event. Any contributions would be greatly appreciated. If you can give more that would be great and if you cannot contribute we understand. Thanks in advance for your support. Please make checks out to Catherine Pisano. If anyone has contacts with companies or services that could help make the continuation a success or reduce the cost of the party and or wants to help with the celebration please contact Catherine.We are looking forward to a very special evening!!!  Congratulations to the 6th grade class!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Boondocks! We need drivers! Friday, May 19, 2017.

Sixth Grade Boondocks  Fun!

The sixth graders want to spend a few hours playing together at the Northglenn Boondocks!
When: Friday, May 19, 2017.

We will leave JCOS at around 8:30 and arrive at Boondocks at 9:00.  We have unlimited play and a buffet scheduled.

What we need: Authorized drivers willing to take groups of students to Boondocks from JCOS (leaving at 8:30) and returning students from Boondocks to JCOS (leaving at 1:00).

What we DON’T need: MONEY!  A big THANK YOU  to the PTSO and our Zombie Dash money for this day trip.  

3 Hours of Unlimited Use of of Miniature Golf, Bumper Boats, Go-Karts (Road Track, Slick Track, Rookie Track), Bowling, and Laser Tag Plus $5 Game Play per Guest.

Includes Deluxe Pizza and Pasta Buffet:


Pizza and Pasta Deluxe Buffet

Pizza and Pasta

  • Premium Cheese, Meat and Veggie Pizzas
  • Penne Pasta Alfredo
  • Penne Pasta Marinara
  • Meatballs
  • Garlic Bread
  • Fresh Garden Salad
  • Ranch, Caesar, & Italian Dressings
  • Ice Cream For Dessert

Please note: Students who have not met the behavior/trust expectations held by the JCOS community will not be able to participate on this trip.

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