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All students are kept informed directly by school staff through their weekly Newsletter and more. — This article is for those in town who wish to be informed as to what is happening in the school system — such as substitute teachers, grandparents, neighbors next to the school building, past students, etc. — this page contains a few brief “highlights” from multiple weekly school newsletter of information that might be of interest to residents; and news gathered from other news sources, like social media.
SCHOOL SPIRIT: The elementary, middle and high school had special events the week of October 25-29… at least one of the days was related to Halloween — Elementary kids have Monster Mash, and Middle school kids got to see “Hocus Pocus.” The High School kids were involved in Homecoming activities – parade, game and dance… and Spirit Day (wearing Lions gear). The Middle School had games, prizes and events all week; and, the week ended with an amazing middle school assembly. Sounds like things are getting back to normal for our school kids!
The High School’s seniors and staff donated items and raised over $1,300; and our seniors held a stellar fashion show at the pep assembly. Principal Dr. Smith said, “This week was full of school spirit, smiles, and shenanigans!”
JOGATHON: Top selling Kids won a couple dozen fabulous prizes, mainly entrance to places like the zoo, laser tag, pinball, and movies. See their Facebook page for a list of names and prizes. MOVIE BUS TRIP: If your student is scheduled to go on the party bus to the movie theater (Jogathon prize), please note that the date has been changed to Tuesday November 30th. PIE IN FACE: The other big program that came out of the Jogathon was “Pie in the Face” assembly where top “sellers” got a chance to throw a pie in the face of their principal!
Message from PTO: This year’s Jogathon was a record breaker! Together, we raised more than $80,000 for Lyons Elementary School! We are so proud of the students, and so thankful to everyone who contributed time or money to make this event a jaw-dropping success. The money raised will be used in support of the PTO’s mission, to fund things like field trips, teacher grants, science and leadership, and much, much more.
Scholastic Book Fair: took place the last two weeks of October. (This was advertised in detail in the Lyons Recorder’s THINGS TO DO weekly article). Parents were not allowed in the building due to COVID restrictions, but could buy online, or give their kids funds to buy books on their own.
CBS4 and PDC Energy announced that applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 FUTURE LEADERS program recognizing Colorado high school students excelling in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics.) Teachers, parents, mentors, and others are encouraged to nominate students who they believe will be Colorado’s future STEM leaders. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis now through April 2022. One student will be selected each month to receive this special recognition award that includes $1,000 and a student profile on CBS4. Nominate future leaders at https://denver.cbslocal.com/future-leaders/
SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOLS: Saturday, November 6, 2021=5:30 pm In Person, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, or 7:30 pm Virtual Event at GalaLive.org === The St. Vrain Valley Gala is the signature event that benefits St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation. This annual event brings together business and community partners to raise funds in support of students and teachers in St. Vrain Valley Schools.===In Person Event Tickets are $75/each until November 2nd at noon ==Virtual Event Registration is Free of Charge == includes Silent Auction and performance by students from St. Vrain schools. https://stvrainfoundation.org/programs/st-vrain-valley-gala/
The Halloween Parade was back on Lyons Main Street this year. Kids played games before the parade on the Elementary School playground.
Basketball Team for Elementary School Kids: Sara Harris Plavidal, PTO, worked to put together a team in a few months, in Longmont.
SNACKS in TEACHERS LOUNGE: Elementary School PTO and other residents = Parents run a Hospitality table at the school in the teachers’ lounge. This consists of snack bars, cut up veggies, drink boxes, seltzer water, and more. It is stocked once a month, and during parent/teacher conferences. Thanks to the parents who have already signed up to do it, through the end of the year. Anyone can donate; contact the school, 303-823-6915
LIBRARY ACTIVITIES: from Becky, children’s librarian
Lots going on at the library! (be sure to check their Facebook page for changes) Masks required for those over 2 years of age.
Tuesdays – Baby Storytime: 10:30 am (lapsit)
Wednesdays – All Ages Storytime: 10:30 am (all ages; walkers)
….Storytimes are through December 15th. January restart date TBD.
CRAFT: 1st Wednesdays: Drop-In Craft 3-4:30 p.m.
PTO GENERAL Meetings: everyone is invited. The last one was October 21. See their Facebook page for the next date.
WANT TO TEACH? Looking for some Guest Teachers at Lyons Elementary- Come join our TEAM! For information or to apply: https://www.svvsd.org/…/substitutes/hiring-requirements/
2022-23 INCOMING 6TH & 9TH GRADERS -intro to the building – Monday, November 8, 2021
BINGO, run by the Booster Club in Longmont’s Bingo Hall on Sundays = Bingo has raised an average of $3,333 PROFIT per Sunday session this year! They need volunteers for this year-round fundraiser! Here is the link to sign-up, if you could spare part of your Sunday. Lions *BINGO* Signup Sheet See our ARTICLE for more details.
Yearbook: Order through the front office or online.
High school yearbook orders click here.
Middle school yearbook orders click here.
SPORTS: For updates weekly on School Sports, see “About Town” article by LaVern Johnson.
BASIC SCHOOL NEWS: For info on testing, days closed, Advanced Placement, school supplies, etc. Contact the receptionist at your school and ask to be placed on their Newsletter email list.
Cross Country annual competition
State Cross Country Meet at Lyons High School, October 29th – lots of sirens and flashing lights and crowded streets with people cheering on the team, in the annual “send off” down Lyons’ Main Street to the Meet! Thanks to all who showed their school pride.
Congratulations to all our cross country runners! The photo is of the top 10 individual finishers for the 2A girls and boys race.
==Boys Cross Country: Tyler Ball won the 2A title
==Girls Cross Country: Quin Gregg placed 4th!
Our boys came in a close 3rd! We’re so very proud of you all!
Football, Cheerleading, and Homecoming
Homecoming Court – left to right – Arjen Wynja, Grant Gau, Beck Farrell, Levi Benter, Gage Basey (KING), Murren Campbell (QUEEN), Hanna Snow, Cassidy Batts, Kasey Knapp, Quin Gregg.
Thanks to the Cheerleaders:
==Bottom Row (Left to Right): Anabelle Elson, Captain Kasey Knapp, Captain Bella Bartels, Captain Maya Rooney, Eliana Hart
==Middle Row (Left to Right): Grace Farrell, Autumn Olson, Emily Allen, Aly Gantzer, Jane Haker
==Top Row (Left to Right): Head Coach Julie Vasquez, Grace Crawford, Madison Shackelford, Bailey Novak, Scarlett Voss, Samantha Denney, Eden Irvin, Julia Lisse, Coach Pietrovich