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Please join us Friday, October 24, for our Hulstrom Halloween Carnival!

5:30-8:00 pm

       We will have carnival games, the famous Hulstrom cakewalk, food and snacks,       
Trick-or-Treating, and a lot more!

Halloween Guidelines

1.      Costumes that would otherwise violate the Student Dress Codes Policy (Superintendent Policy Code:  5060) will only be allowed if approved by an administrator prior to wearing to school.  A common example is wearing a pro sports uniform. The use of a sports jersey alone, without being part of a complete uniform, is still a violation of Superintendent Policy however sports apparel (t-shirts, etc…) is not.

2.      For safety reasons, masks or makeup should not cover an adult’s, including parents, or student’s face in a manner that makes the student unrecognizable.  Masks or makeup that conceal student’s identity may be worn only during designated times such as during a costume contest.

3.      Toy or facsimile guns are not allowed.

4.      Other toy weapons (knives, swords, bats) should be pre-approved by administrators and are only allowable if the item is clearly a toy.

5.      Costumes that are overly graphic, promote violence or otherwise might logically be assumed to be offensive to others are not acceptable.

6.      Costumes, for adults or students, that are sexually suggestive and would otherwise violate the school’s dress code are not appropriate.

7.      Regarding costumes that may not be clearly addressed by these guidelines, students should be instructed to have the costume pre-approved by an administrator prior to wearing to school.


We Made the Front Page of the Five Star Journal! Click on the picture to read the newsletter!


With electronic reading devices in the hands of nearly anyone over the age of 12, ebooks are a wide field for aspiring writers.  
Join us Monday, October 27th in the LMC from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. as the Hulstrom Middle School hosts ebook author Ed Hickok.  He'll share his writing tips and tricks as he chronicles his journey as an author in this electronic age. 

Congratulations to Hulstrom K-8 Students & Staff!

schooldigger.com ranked Hulstrom K-5 #4 out of 898 elementary schools in Colorado!
Hulstrom 6-8 is ranked #12 out of 432 middle schools in Colorado!


Horizon Soar, Legacy 2000, STEM Pathways at Northglenn, MRHS Global Studies, Thornton IB - Which is Right For My Child??  Attend the High School Information Night on November 12 & 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Adams 12 Educational Support Center, where we will cover the strengths each program offers and the application process for eighth grade students.  For more information click Advanced Academic Programming.
Para información en español, por favor haga clic aqui.

Third graders are pulling up roots as they harvest their 2nd grade garden!

School and Play - Everyday!
Hulstrom K-8 has partnered with Playworks, a national non-profit, to ensure that we are doing our best to incorporate healthy, inclusive play into our school day - every day, for every student.  Read more details here.

Congratulations to the students and staff for their effort and results
on the 2014 TCAP.

The Proficient & Advanced data is displayed. 

Hulstrom ROCKS!

3rd        Reading          100%

            Writing           92%

            Math               100%

4th        Reading          97%

            Writing           89%

            Math               97%

5th        Reading          97%

            Writing           91%

            Math               98%

6th        Reading          91%

            Writing           90%

            Math               97%

7th        Reading          93%

            Writing           90%

            Math               94%

8th        Reading          94%

            Writing           89%

            Math               91%


Dear Hulstrom Families,

We are excited for the 2014-15 school year, including our full roll out of Bring Your Own Device.  We wish to be sensitive to our families so you all understand our willingness to work with you regarding the expense of providing a personal electronic device and school supplies for your child or children.

During the 2013-14 school year several Hulstrom teachers piloted the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.  Students in the pilot phase of this implementation were able to bring their own mobile technology devices to school for use in their classes, and Adams Twelve Five Star Schools supported an incredible technology upgrade at Hulstrom including a high-level filtered Internet connection.

Our goal for 2014-15 is for every student to participate in the 1:1 BYOD program with a personal device.  During the pilot, we enjoyed many successes, but also learned the difficulties associated with having several different devices within a classroom.  As a result, we recommend, the following devices for the 2014-2015 school year:  iPads for K-2 nd and Chromebooks (and/or laptops) for grades 3-8. For more information on what to buy please see the BYOD page. 

We prefer students bring these recommended devices.  If you do not have one of these, we will have technology or alternative options available for students.  Our teachers have been trained to support these devices, and maximize their impact on your student’s education.  If you simply cannot afford a device, please contact Mr. Isenhour at 720-972-5406. 

We encourage you to learn more about Hulstrom’s BYOD program by checking out the BYOD link on the Hulstrom web site.  This link includes suggested Chromebook models.  This link will also have a FAQ section and a detailed history of the 21st Century and BYOD initiative.

 


Hulstrom K-8 VISITORS and VOLUNTEERS

State Statue 18-9-109 requires all VISITORS and VOLUNTEERS to check in at the main office. Please address all concerns at the office window. You will receive a “VISITOR” OR “VOLUNTEER” sticker badge to wear while you are in the school.

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO CLASSROOMS WITHOUT CHECKING IN AT THE FRONT WINDOW. If you wish to visit the classroom or speak with the teacher, please call to make an appointment. This includes before and after school. Teachers have a very limited time to plan and prepare for instruction and dropping in can be disruptive.

Students other than currently enrolled at Hulstrom K-8 are not allowed to visit classrooms. THIS IS FOR THE SECURITY OF ALL CHILDREN IN OUR SCHOOL.

Classroom parent volunteers (who volunteer on a weekly basis) will be asked to attend a one-time volunteer orientation provided through PTA.

 

 


Inclement Weather: On bad weather days students will enter the front of the building.

Students will congregate at the foyer (Elementary at the south entrance, Middle School at the north) and at 7:40 AM, we will allow students to enter until the bell rings at 7:45. We have designated areas inside the building where kids are to be until their classroom teacher picks them up or brings them to the classroom. At the end of school, we will dismiss the same way so parents know where to meet students. Please look for our Hulstrom banners on inclement weather days.
These banners will help you know if students will enter through the classroom doors or the front doors.

Remember, inclement weather is defined as colder than 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and or raining and snowing.

If you have any questions, please call 720-972-5400.

From the Principal's Desk

Dear Hulstrom K-8 Families,

 

Welcome to Hulstrom K-8, A School for Advanced Academics and Gifted Education.  As you know, we love our parents and all of the hours they dedicate to our school.  Parents are always welcome to volunteer. Please learn specific needs of the teacher/staff member you are volunteering for, sign up for our PTA Volunteer Orientation, and follow all District Twelve policies before you begin volunteering.

Adams Twelve policy requires all volunteers to complete the Volunteer Application every year.  We have attached the English Volunteer Code of Conduct, and the Spanish Volunteer Code of Conduct, as well as the  English and Spanish version of the Volunteer Application, (Superintendent Policy 8800).  Just click on the links above. 

Please complete the application and Code of Conduct so your assistance with our students and staff in a volunteer capacity will not be delayed.

2014-15 is our second year implementing the "Hug & Go" lane.  The circle lane is a one lane “Hug & Go” only. When you pull into the “Hug & Go” please do not park in the lane for any amount of time.

The following are steps we have implemented to assist with a smooth drop off and pick up for your child:

- Parents please do not get out of the car at any time while in the “Hug & GO” lane.  Your child may open the car door closest to the school when traffic stops and you do not need to wait until you get near the south end of the "Hug & Go" lane for your child to get out of your vehicle.

- When you pull into the "Hug & Go" lane, please pull all the way forward toward the last cone even if your child is a middle school student. DO NOT stop for convenience; the flow must keep moving from north to south,

- If you have to park to help your child with projects, etc, you must park in a legal parking spot in the parking lot or on the street.  Please use the crosswalks.

We will have supervision along the Hug & Go lane, and on the playground, assisting your child and helping him or her to class.

In the afternoon, you are welcome to wait in your car in the Hug & Go lane. However, you may not leave your car. If you need to leave your car, please park in a legal parking space, or on the street. And, just like in the morning, please continue to pull forward if there is room.

If you choose to park on Wyco Drive or our side streets:

-Please do not J-walk. This is extremely poor modeling for your child, a safety issue, and against the law. Please use the Cross-Walk on Wyco Drive or 115th.

- Please park legally. This includes in our school parking lot.

- Do not turn around in the neighbor’s driveway.

- Do not block driveways or park in red zones.

If you have relatives or other adults picking up your child, please be sure they understand these statements. It is up to us, as adults, to model safety and kindness.

Thank you for following these simple rules of safety!

If you ever wish to visit with me, please do not hesitate to stop in and see me, call me at 720-972-5400, or email me at steven.t.isenhour@adams12.org  

Thank you for everything you do to support Hulstrom K-8, A School for Advanced Academics and Gifted Education!

Steve

 


Awards and Recognition

Recently, Colorado Superintendents received notification if a school, or schools, in their respected school district earned either the John Irwin Award, or the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award.  

 We are proud to announce that Hulstrom Options K-8 is one of only 57 schools in the state to receive both the John Irwin Award and the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award. 

  The John Irwin awards are awarded to schools that “exceed” expectations on the 3-year school performance framework’s indicator related to academic achievement and that “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.  These schools demonstrate the highest levels of achievement not just for some students but also adequate performance across all student groups. 

 The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement awards are awarded to schools that “exceed” expectations on the 3-year school performance framework’s indicator related to academic growth and “meet or exceed” expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.  These schools demonstrate the highest levels of growth for not just some students but all student groups. 

 Both of these awards are due to the hard work of your children, the staff, and you... the parents. 

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to work with and teach your children.

 


Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Awards
Commisioner of Education Richard Hammond has announced that Hulstrom Options K8 School has been recognized for the the Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award. Each year beginning in 2000, this award recognizes the top 8 percent of schools in the state, based on longitudinal student growth on statewide assessments across 3 years.  WAY TO GO HULSTROM STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!


5280 Magazine Names
Hulstrom Options K-8
A Top Denver School 
Hulstrom's Elementary is ranked 6th in the state of Colorado!
Hulstrom's middle School is ranked 14th in the state of Colorado!

Friday, October 24
1st Grade and "The Great Space Escape"
6:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Gym
PTA Halloween Carnival
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hulstrom K-8
Monday, October 27
Geek Squad-Tech Support
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Media Center
Colorado Legends BB Club
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
GYM
Tuesday, October 28
Middle School Soccer Intramurals
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Gym
Birthday Book Club
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM
Media Center
7th and 8th Grade National Junior Art Honor Society (NJAHS)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 101
Leskar
Spanish Institute Grades 1-5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 8 (Carillo)
Chess Wizards
3:05 PM - 4:05 PM
Room 18
Twele
Wednesday, October 29
MS Battle of the Books
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM
Meet in the Library
IDEAit Kids Architecture
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 6
Hedberg
Young Rembrandts Drawing 2
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 10
Robinson
Space Time Kids
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Room 15 (Mrs. Alexander)
Sticky Fingers Cooking
1:50 PM - 2:50 PM
Room 105 (Mrs. Wendlowsky)
Zumba for Staff
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Gym
Colorado Legends BB Club
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
GYM
Thursday, October 30
Middle School Soccer Intramurals
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Gym
Grades K-8 Jazzy Jumpers
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

MS POD

Young Ameritowne Elections & Trainings
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cafeteria
SENG with Mrs. Egging
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Media Center

Congratulations 2014 Lion's Relay Participants