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Hopkins Families who are currently in Kindergarten through 4th grade and open-enrolled, both in-district and non-resident, please fill out intent to renew forms and return to the office by March 4th!


It is important for students to be at school everyday; however, we ask that families try not to schedule appointments or plan to miss any days of school during their assessment days.  Thanks!

 Hopkins Assessment Dates

3rd Grade: March 10, 11, 12, 13 & 18*

4th Grade: March 10, 11, 12, 13 & 17*

5th Grade: March 10, 11, 17* & 19*

*Please note that some dates on the schedule were changed 2/25/2015 from when originally posted


 Click HERE for the current News from the Pond

Contact Information

Principal, Tony Winger

7171 S. Pennsylvania St.

Centennial, Colorado 80122

 

Main Office: 303-347-4550

FAX: 303-347-4570

Attendance: 303-734-5555

Preschool: 303-347-4553

Before and After School Care: 

303-347-4555

 

Kindergarten Information

 

Hopkins Highlights

Preschool Information

Online Readers
Read online! Students now have access to reading materials online. Click here for more information.

Math Resources
Everyday math resources are available online on the district website. Click here for more information.

Hopkins Monthly Lunch Menu

Pay for lunch online

Online lunch payments are now on MySchoolBucks! This will make it even easier to manage your account and make school payments online. Follow the link above to set up your online payment account.


Free and Reduced Lunch Online Application

Lunch costs $2.65.

  • Bagel with Cheese will be offered every day.
  • Lunch includes an entree and a choice of sides.
  • A variety of milk is offered.
  • Menus are nutritionally balanced with a wide variety of healthy selections, including fruits and vegetables.
  • Menu is subject to change without notice due to price and product availability.

March Lunch Menu


Dr. Ellen Shamas-Brandt Publishes Article

Congratulations to Dr. Ellen Shamas-Brandt on the recent publication of the scholarly article she co-wrote  in Early  Education and Development.   The article, entitled Educational Gymnastics: The Effectiveness of Montessori Practical Life Activities in Developing Fine Motor Skills in Kindergartners , investigates the link between fine motor development in kindergarten students and later cognitive skills. It suggests  that there are benefits to a balanced approach to early childhood education that maintains the importance of fine and motor development in conjunction with cognitive skills, as is evidenced in the Montessori approach.  Ellen received her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado Denver  in 2012.  We are proud of you!

Hopkins Excellence in Action

Hopkins Receives Positive Parent Feedback, Seeks Input Again this Spring

The Mark Hopkins Accountability Committee regularly seeks parent input in the ongoing effort to review the school’s success in key areas.  In the Spring of 2013 a survey to parents focused on three aspects of school culture that are vitally important: communication, school climate, and student learning.  173 responses were collected, representing well over half of Mark Hopkins families.  While continuous improvement is our commitment, we are very proud of the parent feedback we received.  Highlights included:

·         97% of parents “agree” or “strongly agree” that “the teacher knows my child’s academic strengths and weaknesses.” 

·         That same percentage of parents (97%) “agree” or “strongly agree”  that “Hopkins promotes curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.”  

·         172 of 173 respondents replied affirmatively (99.4%) that their child’s teacher cared about their son or daughter as a person, with 150 parents responding “strongly agree.” 

·         99% of parents either “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statement “My child enjoys coming to school at Hopkins.” 

·         Approximately 88% of parents “agree” or “strongly agree” that “I feel my child is safe from bullying or mean behavior at school.”

For the complete survey results, click here.  And please look for this survey in the coming weeks as we seek parental input once more in our effort to continuously improve as a school.   

Tri-County Health/LPS Measles Update

Our administration is very concerned about the risk of measles in our school community in light of the current and expanding measles outbreak, which has already impacted Colorado with one case occurring following an exposure in Disneyland. Measles is extremely contagious and can cause serious illness including hospitalization, pneumonia, or brain infection, especially among those persons with weakened immune systems.

We are requesting that you check your child’s immunization record to assure your child has received two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine. Vaccination is the only way to protect yourself from infection. Ninety percent of people who are not immune to measles and come in contact with a measles case will become sick and then spread the illness to others.

If you have questions or concerns about measles or MMR vaccine, or you would like the health department to review your child’s vaccine record in the Colorado Immunization Information Registry to see if they have received the vaccine, please contact the Tri-County Health Department Immunization Program at 303-451-0123. Vaccines are also available at the health department for people who do not have insurance or whose health insurance does not cover vaccines, or for families on Medicaid and CHP+ insurance.

Information about clinics opportunities, locations, and times is located at http://co-tricountyhealth.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/46.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

School Hours:

Playground Supervision Begins: 8:20 a.m.

First Bell: 8:31 a.m.

Tardy Bell: 8:36 a.m.*

PLC Late Start:  Aug 27, Sept 10, Oct 1, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 18 & Apr 29

First Bell: 10:31 a.m. (do not drop your student off before 10:20 AM!)  

Tardy Bell: 10:36 a.m.*

Early Release:  Sept 19, Nov 7, Feb 6 & Apr 17

School is out at 12:33 p.m.

*Students are expected to be in their seats when the tardy bell rings

Upcoming Events

**Updated 03/02/2015**

Mar 5-6  - Conferences No School

Mar 10 - PTO Mtg 6:30-8:00 PM

Mar 18 - Late Start 10:36 AM

Mar 19  - Skate City Night

Mar 23-27 - Spring Break

Apr 7 - MHAC 6:00-7:30 PM

Apr 13-17 - Volunteer Appreciation

Apr 14  - PTO Mtg 6:30-8:00 PM

Apr 15 - 2015-16 Kinder Screening Scheduled after April 1

Apr 17 - Volunteer Brfst 7:30

Apr 17 - Early Release 12:33 PM

Apr 20 - No School - Inservice

Apr 21 - Science Fair

Apr 27 - K&1 Art/Music 6:30 PM

Apr 28 - PTO Budget Mtg. #1

Apr 29 - Late Start 10:36 AM

May 1 - 14-15 Kinder Round-up 9:30-10:15 AM

May 1 - Spring Dance

May 4-8 - Staff Appreciation

May 5 - MHAC 6-7:30 PM

May 11-15 - BOGO BkFair (tentative)

May 12 - PTO Budget Mtg. #2

May 15 - Talent Show

May 15 - Preschool Graduation

May 19 - 5th Grade Party

May 22 - Last Day of School Assembly - 10:00 AM Release 1:33 PM

May 25 - Memorial Day

Inclement Weather

RED FLAGS
If there are red flags outside during arrival, students should come inside and wait in the cafeteria until school starts.

INSIDE RECESS
Our general rule is when the temperature drops below 20 degrees and/or there is heavy snow or rain, students will stay inside. Students should always dress appropriately for the weather.

Weather Delay/Closure Information

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