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March Newsletter

Dear Dutch Creek Community,

I hope that you are looking forward to what spring has to offer and that you are spending time enjoying March!  Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans, March Madness brackets, or simply enjoying the longer days and glimpses of warmer weather, ultimately, I hope that this newsletter finds you happy. I am excited to update you on a few happenings at Dutch Creek.

I would love to celebrate our 5th Grade CREW Leaders who were awarded a rather sizable grant for our Community Garden! Several students have been expertly guided by the 5th-grade teachers and Ms. J in planning for this amazing opportunity. Their idea was approved by Jeffco Public Schools, and the “Healthy Schools”/Jovial partnership not only awarded our school this amazing grant but also invited some of the 5th graders to accept the award at the Colorado Home and Garden show at the Denver Convention Center. This small group of leaders rode the light rail downtown with Ms. Beasinger and Ms. J one afternoon and represented Dutch Creek in an incredible way. They gave a short speech of thanks and acceptance, and showed us all what wonderful leaders they are! Keep an eye out for construction and breaking ground soon…our Community Garden is well on its way!

Second, I would like to promote our 2023 Boosterthon! A special shout-out to PTSA for all the work that goes into this huge fundraiser. This year, we are working to support our amazing AMP (Art/Music/PE), Library, and Social-Emotional programs at Dutch Creek. Teachers and support staff in these areas partnered up and reached out to PTSA with wonderful ideas to grow their programs and bring unique opportunities to all students. Some ideas include funds to expand ways that we support students with structured movement, adaptive PE, mindfulness, inquiry-based “breakout boxes”, new technology, an expanded sensory room, and more. We are really excited about the opportunities that this fundraiser will bring to our students. The Fun Run event will be held on March 16th, and students will participate during their AMP time (preschool is participating 8:55-9:30 am). Our hope is to have this event outside, weather permitting, with a backup in the gym. Families are welcome to watch their student(s) participate and PTSA is always looking for volunteers if you are interested! Be on the lookout for more information from your child(ren’s) teacher and thank you for helping us raise money to provide these wonderful opportunities and enrichment to our students. 

Just a reminder that Spring Break is right around the corner! March 17th is a professional development day for teachers and Spring Break is March 20-24. I think we are all looking forward to this spring and what it has to offer! Keep enjoying those warm days…even though there are few, and we are still having lots of snow, it is still wonderful to soak up some warmth! 

Thank you for your continued support,

Sara Oliver

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