From the Principal

 
 
Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday held on the third Monday of January. It celebrates the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr., an influential American civil rights leader. He is most well-known for his campaigns to end racial segregation on public transport and for racial equality in the United States.
 
 
 
Health Clinic News
Beginning Wednesday, January 22nd, GVA-DC will have a part-time Health Aide in the Health Clinic (Nurse’s Office) from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday.
 
The Health Aide position is new to GVA-DC. Essential duties and responsibilities of the Health Aide include:
 
  • Working collaboratively with the School Nurse
  • Administering First Aid
  • Communicating with stakeholders regarding health concerns
  • Maintaining requisite paperwork
  • Keeping medical supplies stocked
  • Keeping administration updated on health office requirements
 
 
 
Welcome Katie McGrogan, Part-time Health Aide!
 
Katie McGrogan developed a passion for helping others early on and wanted to turn that love of service into a career. For the past five years Katie has worked as an EMT in a variety of positions. She has an A.S. in Fire Technology and is currently enrolled at Colorado State University, pursuing a B.S. in Fire and Emergency Services Administration. Katie recently moved to Littleton from Monterey California. She has fallen in love with Colorado and is ecstatic to be here enjoying everything the state has to offer. 
 
 
 
Math Interventions
Welcome back former GVA-DC teacher Tami Hine! This week, Tami will be working part-time providing math interventions to identified students in grades 3rd-6th. Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Grantham and Mrs. Conder are excited to have Mrs. Hine working with their students!
 
School Choice Week- January 27th – 31st
Started in 2011, National School Choice Week has grown into the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education. The week celebrates parents being able to choose the best K-12 education options for their children include traditional public schools, public charter schools (like Global Village Academy) magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.
 
GVA-DC will be celebrating National School Choice Week with different activities each day.
 
What is AVID?
 
Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage.
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, helps schools and teachers make learning more meaningful and engaging. Research tells us that the most powerful influence on academic achievement is a caring teacher. When students care and connect to both their learning and their teacher, they will succeed!
 
AVID for Elementary Schools
 
Putting future leaders on an early path to success in school!
AVID Elementary engages young learners and provides them with the critical skills to become confident, independent thinkers who have a thirst for learning. Teachers use AVID strategies to provide students with:
 
  • Proven ways to succeed in school,
  • Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn
  • Note-taking and time management skills
  • Best ways to work together inside and outside of the classroom
 
As an AVID Elementary, one of our school-wide goals is to increase the classroom-home connection. One of the ways in which we do this is by having students share what they have written in their week in review sheets (K-2)/daily planners (3-6) with their parents. Parents acknowledge their engagement by signing the planner. Parents are encouraged to provide feedback or ask questions of the teacher in the daily planner. Teachers then track the percentage of parent signatures per class and report out to the building as a whole. Our goal is to have 100% of planners signed daily by a parent/guardian!!
 
Thank you for choosing GVA-DC for your child! We are happy to have you as a member of the GVA-DC family!
 
 
 
Warmly,
 
Stacy Bush
Principal, GVA Douglas County