Monday, October 19, 2015

The Slide is Fixed!!!



At some point during the 2013-14 school year, the slide on the intermediate playground broke. There is stayed, wrapped in orange mesh and unusable, for all to look at with sad eyes. I am very pleased to announce that after a failed attempt to get it replaced in the summer (the wrong part was delivered), we now have a new slide and the repair didn't cost our school a penny! Thank you to all of Jeffco's wonderful facilities folks who worked with us to make the new slide happen. As you can see from the picture below, I think our students like it!


Saturday, October 10, 2015

1st Grade had a Zootastic Time!


Our first graders took a trip to the zoo this past week. Thanks to our teachers and parents who supported the trip and ensured everyone had a fantastic time!


And way to go first graders for wearing your Blue Heron T-shirts and showing your Aviator pride!





Monday, October 5, 2015

The USA Map is Here!



On my very first day as principal at Blue Heron Elementary, I took a walk out back. Besides the broken slide on the intermediate playground (which is on order and will be installed once the part comes in), I noticed our very large and very sad looking blacktop. I thought there must be some way to jazz up the area and started searching for solutions. I quickly came across the USA Map and ordered it right away. Feeling a little overwhelmed once the package arrived, I phoned Diana Garren, our art teacher, who has a world class color sense and attention to detail. Diana took over and well, the rest is history!

To all the parents, students, staff, grandparents, aunties and uncles, cousins and friends that helped make this idea a reality . . . THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your hard work payed off and we are so, so proud of the results! 



Look for more pictures of everyone who participated in the USA Map project as well as photos of the updated hopscotch area in an upcoming parent newsletter.

Friday, October 2, 2015

3rd Grade Field Trip to Butterfly Pavilion


On September 28th, the 3rd grade class took a field trip to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster.


We are thankful to have so many parent volunteers supporting our teachers and students on the trip!


And thank you to the teacher who captured one of the best expressions of the day . . . Mr. Isaac holding Rosie the Tarantula!