Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Celebration and Hygiene Drive

As we head into the holiday break, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for a wonderful first semester. It has been a pleasure getting to know all of you and your children.
Here is a link to a video from Jeffco Communications about our Holiday Celebration and Hygiene Drive that captures just how special the Blue Heron community is. Please share with your children, friends, and family and let them know that their contributions made a difference in the lives of Jeffco students and families in need of a little extra help this holiday season.
Our students collected over 8,000 items for Jeffco homeless students and their families. There were so many hygiene packages that our friends in Jeffco Homeless Services needed a little help getting all the items to their offices at the Ed Center in Golden. Below are some photos of our amazing 6th graders with staff from Jeffco Homeless Services as well some of Jeffco's Achievement Directors delivering items to the team at the Ed Center. The last report I received was that all the items were distributed to the students and families who needed them. Well done, Blue Heron!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Holiday Giving Celebration

Do you know Blue Heron Elementary students have already, collectively, donated over 3,000 hygiene products for Jeffco's 2,700 homeless students and their families? One 5th grader recently earned the Principal's Medal by organizing a neighborhood drive that brought in over 800 items. We are a community that cares for one another and I couldn't be more proud of our students and their generous spirit.

Principal for the Day Celebrates Reading

I can use all the help I can get so when the PTA asked me if I'd be willing to raffle off some time for a student to be Principal for the Day, I said yes. One of our 5th graders won the raffle and recently got to spend some time with me. Between the meetings and observations, we awarded some students with medals for their strong growth in reading and achieving their academic goals. Way to go, students!