• Principal's Newsletter

    The Pinnacle Elementary Charter School Happenings!

    From the desk of Rebecca Sieve, Elementary Principal

    With the school year underway, there are several programs and events that should be highlighted at the Elementary School that are enriching our offerings and our after school programs. 

     Thank you to all the families who participated in Back to School Night.  Our goal is to inform parents of our programs and supports that we offer to our students and families.  Many parents attended informational sessions on tutoring and an overview of the Elementary School’s programs and state performance levels.  The PTO also presented on its scheduled activities for the upcoming school year and recruited new members.  Parents also had the opportunity to speak with representatives from Transportation, Cubs’ Den, the Registrar’s Office, and Food Service.  Bi-lingual Spanish translators were also available throughout the building.  Parents expressed their pleasure with our school and their children’s teachers; it was an overall positive experience for our school community.  Many families expressed gratitude for attending The Pinnacle.

     

    The students in grades 4 & 5 have been given the opportunity this fall to join the popular after school STEM club advised by Mrs. Downey and Mrs. Lamb.  Students participate in science labs and strengthen their analytical skills by predicting outcomes of experiments based on scientific methods.  The club meets weekly after school and will be exploring some fascinating science, technology, engineering and mathematical experiments.

     

    In addition, the 4th grade class is in partnership with Schools and Outdoor Learning Environments (SOLE), through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources.  SOLE funds three field trip to a Colorado State Park, to the Colorado History Center and to a SOLE partner location.  The 4th grade students visited the Botanical Gardens in September as part of this program and will participate in a Family Nature Night this spring. 

     Federal Title Funds have also funded three tutoring programs for The Pinnacle Elementary.  Based upon on the area of need, children have been invited to join a before or after tutoring program in reading or math.  Imagine Learning (reading), SRA (reading) and Moby Max (math) are computer based programs and will be available to identified students who need additional support.

     Thank you for a successful start of the year.  We look forward to seeing you again at Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 6 & 7.  Your child’s teacher will schedule a conference time with you to discuss your child’s current level of performance and to set achievement goals with students and parents.  We value the teamwork and partnerships that we have fostered with you.  Working together only makes us stronger and allows us to achieve our Mission: 

    To educate students to attain superior levels of academic performance by:

    Creating a safe, supportive K-12 school community

    Preparing students for college and career

    Striving for excellence in everything we do.

    As always, your involvement is valued at The Pinnacle.  Please consider becoming a volunteer in a teacher’s classroom or serving as a member of the Parent Teacher Organization.  For more information, please contact our Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Eddee Chavez, at Tel. #303-450-3985, ext. 1126.

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  • 2017 Great American Eclipse Event

     On Monday, August 21, 2017, at 11:47 a.m., Pinnacle Charter School will experience a 93% eclipse of the sun.  Our schools are crafting this event as a special optional opportunity for students to engage in real-world learning activities and to have a safe and enjoyable experience.  Click here for Permission and Waiver Forms

    El Lunes, 21 de Agosto 2017, a las 11:47 de la mañana, Pinnacle Charter School experimentará un eclipse del 93% del sol. Nuestras escuelas están elaborando este evento como una oportunidad opcional especial para que los estudiantes participen en actividades de aprendizaje del mundo real y para tener una experiencia segura y agradable. Haga clic aquí para completar el formulario online.

     

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  • Now accepting enrollment applications for the 2017-2018 school year for grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade.

    If you are interested in registering a child that is not currently enrolled at the Pinnacle, visit our registration site today at www.thepinnacleweb.org. Or feel free to come to the school and ask for the Registration Dept. Si está interesado en registrar un niño que no está actualmente inscrito en el Pinnacle, visite nuestro sitio de registro hoy en www.thepinnacleweb.org.

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  • Student Fees: Pay on or before August 11th to get the discount.

    You can pay the fees by visiting the school business office or you can pay online at Quick Pay.   If you have questions about the fees, contact 303-450-3985 or Karla at kvoluse@pinnaclecsi.org.

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  • Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    Parents can apply for free and reduced lunches by visiting www.pinnaclesfa.org

    Parents can also obtain an application at the school front office.  We encourage all families who wonder if they will qualify to apply.  If you have questions, please call the school at 303-450-3985.

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  • First Days of School

    August 14:  9th Grade Only at 7:10 a.m.

    August 14:  6th - 8th Grade  at 8:15 a.m.

    August 15:  10th - 12th Grade at 7:10 a.m.

    August 18:  Kindergarten at 8:15 a.m.

    August 21:  1st - 5th Grade at 8:15 a..m.

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  • Thank you, Pinnacle Parents!

    As summer approaches, we want to thank our Pinnacle families for their support with another fantastic year. We hope you have a great summer, and we can't wait to see you for the 2017-2018 school year!
     

    Se acerca el verano, queremos agradecer a nuestras familias de Pinnacle por su apoyo con otro fantástico año. Esperamos que tengas un gran verano, y los esperamos verlos durante el año escolar 2017-2018!

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  • Important Message

    Dear Parent/Guardians:

    Welcome to a new year at The Pinnacle Elementary Charter School!  We look forward to greeting new and returning members to our school community.  At The Pinnacle, we are committed to ensuring each student receives a world class education from highly skilled educators.  With the start of school quickly approaching, we would like to remind you of a few important dates.

    FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

    ·         August 17, First Day for Middle School Students & Grade 9 High School Students

    ·         August 18, First Day for High School Students in Grades 10-12

    ·         August 19, First Day for Kindergarten Students

    ·         August 22, First Day for Elementary Students in Grades K-5

    OPEN HOUSE (Student Supplies Delivered to the Classroom Teacher)

    ·         August 15, Open House for Middle School and High School Students, 12:00 PM -- 8:00 PM

    ·         August 18, Open House for Elementary Students, Grades K-5, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

     

    Thank you for choosing The Pinnacle.  We look forward to meeting with you on August 18, at Open House.

    Sincerely,

     

    Rebecca Sieve, Elementary Principal

    The Pinnacle Charter School

    1001 W. 84th Avenue

    Federal Heights, CO 80260

     

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  • Infinite Campus Parent Portal Sign-Up

    Parents are encouraged to log onto the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to view grades, missing work, etc.  The Elementary goal is to have at least 70% of parents with accounts by January 31st.  It ran a report today with the following percentages of students having a parent with an account:

    K = 28.2 %

    1st Grade = 35.29%

    2nd Grade = 23.32%

    3rd Grade = 35.26%

    4th Grade = 32.56%

    5th Grade = 41.95%

    Parents, if you have not signed into the parent portal and need help, please contact the school right away.

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  • User-Friendly Guides for Colorado K-5 Standards

    Through a partnership with the Colorado PTA, the Standards and Instructional Support Office released user-friendly guides for K-5 Colorado Academic Standards.  These guides are available to help families and communities across Colorado better understand the goals and outcomes of the standards.  The guides describe the "big picture" purpose of the standards, as road maps to help ensure that all Colorado student graduate ready for life, college, and careers.  They also provide overview of the learning expectations for each of the 10 content areas of the standards and offer examples of educational experiences that students may engage in and that families could support during the school year.  The guides are available by clicking on the following link:  http://www.cde.state.co.us/standardsandinstruction/guidestostandards

    The Standards and Instructional Support Office is working with educators and the Colorado PTA to create similar documents for grades 6-12.

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