|Principal Note||Lobos Family,|
STRIVE Prep – Federal is excited to announce updated start and end times for the 2022-2023 school year! The school day will begin at 8:15 am and end at 3:15 pm, Monday through Friday. We believe that maintaining the same bell schedule throughout the week best serves our students and their families. Additionally, know that the STRIVE Prep – Ruby Hill bell times will be 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. As always, I encourage you to contact the front office directly if you have any questions or concerns.
|Good News||Family Observational Rounds|
STRIVE Prep – Federal families are observing our teachers and students in action during the school day! All Family Observational Round ends with a meeting with the school principal to discuss what is working well and what can be improved upon. Thank you for your feedback! To participate in a Family Observation Round, contact Erica at our Front Desk.
8th Grade Egg Drop Experiment
8th Grade students participated in an Egg Drop Experiment this week, where they worked in groups to figure out how to use certain materials to keep an egg safe from a 10-foot and 3-story drop. Some eggs survived the drop from the third floor! If you have an 8th-grader, ask them if their egg cracked or not!
|Posada Event||We can’t wait to see you all at our Posada! |
When: Tuesday, December 14, 4-6pm
Where: Basement at our school
What: Food, music, games, activities, pinatas, live music, and more!
Why: To have fun as a community
Who: All our families, including Ruby Hill 5th grade families
You can bring some food to share if you would like to, but it is NOT required. See you there!
|Official School Visits||SchoolChoice Round 1 will open on Friday, January 14, 2022. Our entire staff has been making personal phone calls to all local 5th grade families, and we are seeing tremendous excitement about joining our school! Please check out the information below and let your neighbors and friends know! |
School Visit: Friday, December 3, 2-5pm (come for any 30-minute time)
School Visit: Friday, December 10, 2-5pm (come for any 30-minute time)
Posada Event: Tuesday, December 14, 4-6pmNumber of students already committed to joining our 6th grade class next year: 12
|Science Verbal Exams||All middle school students who take a science class will be participating in a verbal exam on Tuesday, December 14th. Students will share their understanding of rock transformations or thermal energy (6th grade), microbiome, metabolism, or traits and reproduction (7th grade), and energy, light waves, or forces and motion (8th grade). Help your student prepare by asking them what they are learning in class!|
|6th Grade Legacy Project||6th grade World Studies is finishing up the unit on Ancient Egypt. Students have been discussing the 7 elements of civilization and how each element shows up in ancient civilizations. On Tuesday, December 14th from 1:00 to 1:45pm, the cafeteria will be turned into our 6th grade students’ legacy museum. Please come see your students’ work and listen to the legacy they hope to leave in the future!|
|Winter Holiday Resources||Dolls for Daughters and Toys for Boys – Annual Toy Drive in Denver: Enrollment: Registration is REQUIRED and will open on December 1, 2021, on our website at 9 am Click here to register.|
Toys for Tots Pickup: December 4, 2021 @8:45 – 4:00p.m. National Western Complex, Denver, Colorado, 80216. Birth certificates are REQUIRED for each child you would like to get toys for. Parents MUST bring a photo ID. No exceptions to these rules will be made. A completed survey is required before you can shop and will be given out on the day of the event. If you do not get a spot when registration opens, you can come to the National Western Complex at 4 pm on December 4, 2021, and see if we have additional toys.
Denver Rescue Mission Service Guide: (303) 313-2456 (Holiday Hotline)
Toys for Tots: Click here. 11420 E. 51st Ave. Denver, Colorado 80239
Salvation Army Denver – Project Angel Tree Register HERE
Christmas Give Back: Toys for kids on December 18 and 19. More information: English and Spanish.
|Free Math Tutoring Every Evening||Schoolhouse.world, a free peer tutoring platform founded by Sal Khan of Khan Academy, has partnered with Strive Prep to offer free, live math homework help every weekday from 6 to 8pm MT.|
|Calendar||12/14: Science Verbal Exams (during school)|
12/14: 6th grade Legacy Museum presentation (during school)
12/14: Posada (4-6pm)
12/17-1/3: Winter Break – No School
1/4: First Day of Quarter 3
1/11: Family Council (5-6pm)
1/14: 7th Grade FIeld Trip (Rescheduled from 11/19)
1/14: SchoolChoice Round 1 Opens
1/25-1/27: ACCESS Testing
2/15: SchoolChoice Round 1 Closes at 4pm