PTSO Newsletter – May 2018
This month’s winners are:
- Coraand Chelin Isaacson – PTSO VIP Parking Spot
- Eric Flaska – $20 Coyote Cave Boosters Gift Card
- Sam Reinke – $20 Coyote Cave Boosters Gift Card
Winners have donated at least $25 during our 2017-18 Coyote Canvas (PTSO fundraising drive). We pick winners every month and, if you donate now, your name will stay in the drawing for the entire school year. Click to donate by PayPal at www.monarchptso.org or mail a check to Monarch PTSO, 329 Campus Drive, Louisville, CO 80027. Your tax deductible donations are welcome all year long!
Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
Co-Presidents, Monarch PTSO
It seems like only last week we were welcoming you all to a new school year and now here we are writing the last Co-President’s letter of 2017-18.
First, congratulations to the Class of 2018! What an exciting time of life it is to be a student saying goodbye to their primary years of school and entering their future. We wish you all the best of luck to all of you as you pursue your passions.
We would like to thank our talented and hard working PTSO board! Our board has volunteered many hundreds of hours to serve the Monarch High School community. We have been fortunate to work alongside each of them as they use their talents to make a difference in our school. Along with the two of us, we regretfully say farewell to our board members who have given generously of their time Brenda Brown, Anita Harrington, Michelle Gazarik and Lorie Roch. We very much appreciate your contributions and hope you to stay in touch!
We asked our community to join our board and you did! A special thank you to the new and returning PTSO board members who will officially serve in the new school year:
- Lisa Ponder – Fundraising
- Kendra Dushane -Treasurer
- Sean Mitchell & Bevin Stilson – Mini Grant Co-Chairs
- Katie Wilcox – Secretary
- Janelle Stanton & Anna Gentry – Newsletter Co-Chairs
- Kathy Brohm – Student & Volunteer Outreach
- Anna Fleming & Stacey Mahaffie – Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs
- Tiffany Voeller – Website
- Kate O’Brien – Social Media
Thanks to Eric Moroye and Neil Anderson for attending each and every board meeting to answer questions and provide us with invaluable insight and counsel during mini-grant selection sessions. Special thanks to Barb Olsen for helping us coordinate our meetings and events.
Last, but not least, thank you to you, our Monarch High School parents, for helping to provide over $17,000 in financial support for our school. The teachers are truly appreciative of everything you do to make the school great and so is the PTSO. Have a terrific summer!
Cory Nickerson and Lynne Wexler
Outgoing PTSO Co-Presidents
ExperiMac is offering the Monarch community 20% off iPhone repair, plus a 20% cash donation to Monarch PTSO!
- Mention Monarch High School at the time of service
- Save 20% on your bill
- Experimac will donate an additional 20% of the original repair cost back to Monarch’s PTSO!
Experimac is located in Boulder and would much rather give back to the community than spend money on advertising.
Open 7 Days a week!
Mon-Sat 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Sun 10:00AM – 5:00PM
While Experimac is not an authorized dealer for any computer or device manufacturer, it offers a 1 year repair / replace warranty on all of the products it sells.
PTSO Fundraising Chair
On Monday, April 16th, you should have received an email from BVSD Student Enrollment requesting that you complete your student’s Annual Data Update or ADU.
This is a critical step to your student’s continued enrollment at Monarch High School and is part of the Back to School Check-in Process. Please complete your ADU at your earliest convenience.
More detailed Annual Data Update directions are available on the BVSD website HERE.
If you have questions, please contact the BVSD Student Enrollment Help Desk at 720-561-5247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students: If you know you will NOT be returning to Monarch High School for the 2018-2019 school year, please see Ms. Sena in the Counseling Office. Thank you!
Online Courses- Summer 2018 Term
2018 Course Registration for Full Courses and Credit Recovery Courses opened on April 9th.
Only students that have previously taken the course and earned a F or a D are eligible to take credit recovery courses. Credit recovery courses are open for 4 weeks (no extensions).
Learn more by clicking here.
Summer School On Campus Courses:
Summer 2018 On Campus Course Registration for Course Registration Full Courses opened on April 9th.
Information about on campus courses that are offered over the summer can be found here.
FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORES AND JUNIORS: Check out all the Boulder CTEC has to offer. Many CTEC Classes offer College Credit and Embedded High School Credit. At this time, available seating is limited. Learn more about the course offerings here.
Senior Check Out
Seniors, remember you need to complete senior check out. In order to do so, you must complete the requirements listed on the “How to Get Out of Here” Guide and “Request for Final Transcript“. You received these documents during the Senior Meeting on April 4th. Additional copies can be picked up in the Counseling Office and are attached HERE.
Parents of seniors, you should have received information about graduation in the mail. If you did not receive this communication, please contact Julie Robbins in the counseling office at 720-561-5634.
Updating Naviance with College Admission Decisions
|It is the time of year when many of you begin receiving admission decisions from your colleges. Please be sure to update your Naviance account to show all admission decisions.
The data collected from these decisions (accepted, denied, waitlisted, or deferred) is used to assist us in best supporting future seniors. Think back to how helpful the Admission Decisions Graphs in Naviance were for you!
If you are choosing another option for post-high school such as military, work, Gap Year, etc. – please let your counselor know so we can also record and celebrate these accomplishments!
Information about how to update your admissions decisions is listed below:
1. Sign into Naviance.
If you know what college you will be attending, please update “College that I am attending” on the “colleges I’m applying to” page
If you chose not to apply to some of the schools on your list please ask a counselor to delete those applications.
Thank Your Teachers
This year Teacher Letters of Recommendation were sent to over 1000 schools on behalf of the senior class. Please remember to thank your teachers for writing your letters of recommendation.
Last names beginning A–D: Tom Hacker, email@example.com, 720-561-4207
Last names beginning E–K: Alex Cyr, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-561-4204
Last names beginning L–Rn: Jo Harpring, email@example.com, 720-561-4210
Last names beginning Ro–Z: Jill Benisch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 720-561-4203
Please be sure to check out the MHS counseling website HERE.
Monarch High School
Monarch has a strong tradition of having international students walk the halls alongside students in our community. International students add a tremendous amount of value to a conversation in a classroom. The friendships that are formed with other students and their host families last a lifetime. Monarch would love to continue this tradition as we see the value it can add to the community and our classrooms.
We are in need of local host families to volunteer to host these students for a semester or school year. Hosting an exchange student can bring a wealth of knowledge about other countries and cultures to your home and can create lifelong friendships as well. Three meals a day, a place to study and a loving environment to learn more of American life is all that is needed. Students come with their own spending money. They speak English. They have their own medical insurance.
Monarch coaches will be hosting a youth basketball camp for boys on May 29, 30 and 31. The camp is for any boy who will be entering 5th to 8th grade this fall (2018-19 school year).
The cost is $75 and all the proceeds will go back to the school’s Boys Basketball program. The camp will run from 10 AM to 12 PM those three days and be held at the Eldorado K8 gym.
* Parents can register their boys here.
* Learn more about MoHi Basketball here.
The Unified Basketball season was amazing!
All players worked very hard and showed great sportsmanship during the season.
Congratulations to the following players: Alya Goodman, Berit Chevalier, Ryan Danekind, Laura Minter, Tim Conroy, Annabella Callipari, Reilly Vanderveer, Madison Anderson, Maggie Pieper, Nicole Reading, Erin Stricker, Cadence Taht, Thomas Volpe, Hayden Spracklin, Kendall Magness, Matteo Germain, Jasmine Floyd, Croix Cope, and Kami Terch.
Thanks for a great season!
Coyote Student Credit Union
Coyote Student Credit Union
We’re Helping You AND Raising Money for the Monarch PTSO…
And it does not cost you anything.
If you wish that life was simpler, your wish has come true! PMCU – Premier Members Credit Union’s LIFE (Loan Interest for Education) fundraising program can help you save money on all of your loans, and Monarch PTSO receives fundraising dollars without any fundraising effort.
Here’s how it works: Apply for a new loan, or refinance higher-cost credit balances from other financial institutions with PMCU and mention Monarch HS. The credit union will forward a percentage of the loan interest income we receive from your monthly payments to the Monarch PTSO. Nothing is simpler or more rewarding. Qualified loans include 1st & 2nd Mortgages, HELOCs, auto loans, credit cards, and personal loans.
Click here for more LIFE information. Apply for a loan online, by phone 303-657-7000 or stop by a local PMCU branch near you. Also, plan to open an account for your student(s) this summer so they can save money too.