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Arkansas Elementary School
17301 E. Arkansas Ave.
Aurora, CO 80017 [map]
303-755-0323
Attendance:
303-326-1605

Lori Petersen
- Principal
Shelly Lane
- Secretary


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TRUNK OR TREAT TIME!!!

No Reservations will be accepted after 10/26/17

PICTURE DAY

On Tuesday, October 10, MJ Thomas will be taking individual pictures. All students will have their picture taken. You will receive detailed information on a picture envelope stating prices and types of pictures you may purchase. Please send the exact cash or check in the envelope as we do not have change. Please make checks payable to MJ Thomas and send it in the envelope on October 10th with your child. 

CARDBOARD CHALLENGE DAY 

Cardboard Challenge is coming! October 6th all students will be spending the day creating with cardboard. The morning will be spent building and the afternoon will be spent viewing all the creations. Ask you classroom teacher what you can do during the Cardboard Challenge. Check Out some of the cool things we made  last year!

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR! The Scholastic Book Fair will be held October 23-27! Please come to school and check out all the great books for sale!

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held October 9th and 11th from 2:30-7:30 p.m. This is a special time for you to continue to get to know your child’s teacher and to learn about your child’s progress. The report cards will not be handed out during the conferences. Although report cards, communication folders, phone calls and notes have their advantages, they cannot replace the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher in person. Check your child’s backpack for further information. If you find you have scheduled an appointment you are unable to make, please contact the school immediately to reschedule. We look forward to seeing you at the conferences!

 

FALL MUSIC PROGRAM

Arkansas Parents, The Fall Music Program will be Thursday, October 26th at 6:30 p.m. Our Arkansas Choir will be performing! Please have your students here at 6:15 p.m. Performing students should wear white shirts and black pants or skirts. All students must be accompanied by an adult; please join us and be a part of a wonderful evening of music.

Let's give a big

WILDCAT ROAR

LUCY CASTILLO               10/1

 

    

    The Power of Democracy: Breaking Barriers and Borders

Belief:

Together, We are Arkansas:  An inclusive community where every learner achieves.

ARKANSAS ELEMENTARY UNIFIED IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2014 - 2015

Role Model, Ownership, Attitude, Respectful* R.O.A.R.*

Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.                         

School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

Pre-School:
Morning 7:45-10:30
Afternoon 11:30-2:15

School Calendar | District Calendar | 2015-2016 Bus Schedules | School Supplies List

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WELLNESS SURVEY

 

Take Part in the APS Health and Wellness Survey!

 

As the District Health Advisory Committee continues their work to build a comprehensive health and wellness plan for APS, we value the thoughts and opinions of our family members. By completing this survey, we will be able to get a better understanding of what the priorities of our families regarding health and wellness. We thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.

 

 

 

¡Participe en la Encuesta de Salud y Bienestar de APS!

 

Al mismo tiempo que el Comité de Asesoría de Salud del Distrito (District Health Advisory Committee) continúa con su trabajo para elaborar un plan comprehensivo de salud y bienestar para APS, valoramos mucho las opiniones y sugerencias de los miembros de nuestra familia.  Al completar esta encuesta, Ustedes nos ayudarán a comprender mejor las prioridades de nuestras familias con relación a la salud y bienestar.  Les agradecemos de antemano el tomarse el tiempo para completar esta encuesta.

 

FUN RUN

Our Fun Run program was a BLAST! Parents, thank you so much for all your support.  You can take a look at the video below of your student pumped for the FUN RUN! 

 

 

4th grade Walking it out!

Students at Arkansas Elementary/Mrs. Freese’s class are walking, listening, and learning with the Walking Classroom

Aurora, CO  Arkansas Elementary is thrilled to announce that students in Mrs. Freese’s 4th grade class are now getting fresh air and exercise while they learn. Thanks to a grant from Mr. and Mrs. Rice, the class received “WalkKit” audio players for each student preloaded with over 100 podcasts on topics including science, social studies, and language arts. Comprehension quizzes, discussion questions, and other supplemental materials are provided in a Teacher’s Guide.

The Walking Classroom is simple. Students take brisk 20-minute walks, as a class, while listening to the same custom-written, kid-friendly podcast. Each podcast begins with a brief health and literacy message, and the lesson plans in the Teacher’s Guide help educators effectively discuss and review the podcast material. The program gets kids out of their seats and walking without sacrificing instructional time.

“I am so grateful and excited that I received this grant. My students love the program! They appreciate being able to learn and move at the same time. They learn interesting facts, like why mucus and ear wax are necessary,” Mrs. Freese added.

Why it works

The Walking Classroom’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology combines listening with exercise to capitalize on the strong connection between physical activity and improved brain function, resulting in improved classroom performance. And it’s fun!

Students return to the classroom in better moods, more focused, and more likely to engage in post-walk discussions. Teachers regularly report that after implementing The Walking Classroom, students retain the information better, demonstrate better behavior and engagement in the classroom, and perform better on standardized exams.

While all students benefit from the increased activity and educational content of The Walking Classroom, inactive children and children with low academic achievement stand to benefit the most. The program also provided teachers with an innovative tool to meet the needs of students with alternative learning styles, such as ADHD, dyslexia, and/or autism.

About The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provided students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time. The non-profit program’s ‘Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function. www.thewalkingclassroom.org

Pictures coming soon.........

Black History Month Facts

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Choir Concert

If you missed the choir concert check out the highlight from the show:

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Closures & Notices
Upcoming Events
  • November 10, 2017
    • Professional Release Day - 1/2 Day for Students

  • November 22, 2017
    • Parent Conference Exchange Day - No School

  • November 23, 2017
    • Thanksgiving Break 11/23-11/24 - No School

  • December 21, 2017
    • Last Day of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester

Gifted & Talented
Aurora Public Schools offers a wide range of services for all identified gifted and talented and high potential students. For more information, visit the AGATE Website.