One of the most important institutions in our society is public education. Of the approximately 55 million K-12 aged children in the United States, it is estimated that 90 percent are enrolled in public schools. Second only to parenting, the longstanding institution of public education will have the greatest influence on America’s future.
In Colorado, we’ve experienced an ongoing discussion around the adequacy of resources for our public schools with mixed results.
Students and families throughout our communities will be able to access free lunches this summer. Meals will be provided to any child under the age of 18. Adults with a child will be able to eat at "no charge" until funding dollars run out.
Meals will be provided at Countryside Village, Roth Rock Dell Park, Kanemoto Park, Carr Park and the Longmont Youth Center. Please review the flyer for days, times and activities.
Thank you for your continued support of the teachers, staff and students who make St. Vrain Valley Schools such an outstanding environment for our children to thrive. This past year was truly remarkable with incredible growth in student achievement and many state recognitions for athletics, the arts and other co-curricular programs.
As we prioritize continuous improvement in academic achievement and student engagement, we also look for ways to enhance and secure our learning environments.
Lyons Elementary School and the Town of Lyons Ecology Board provided trees for Contest Participants, Marcos Vavrina, Lukas Vavrina and Katie Scott. Participants also got to plant a tree on the LES playground with Mr. Moore and Ecology Board member, Fay Marshall. Thank you to the Town of Lyons for providing this Arbor Day opportunity for us.
Thank you for your continued partnership and unwavering support which has contributed significantly to student achievement and success. I am deeply appreciative of our community, as you have consistently demonstrated your value for public education through the generous passage of several mill levy overrides and bond initiatives, among many other ways that you have strengthened our schools. Together with our excellent teachers and staff, our students are receiving the benefit of an outstanding education.
As we move closer to the end of another outstanding year in St. Vrain Valley Schools, I want to take a moment to recognize the achievements and growth we have seen across our system. In the coming weeks, we will be championing the thousands of students who will be transitioning to kindergarten, middle school, high school or graduating with their St. Vrain Valley Schools diploma. It is through our outstanding educators, dedicated parents and unwavering community support that we have seen our students and schools excel to the highest levels of achievement.