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9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Nancy Pitz
Principal Corner
Dear Parents,

It's a busy and exciting week ahead at Niwot Elementary. On Tuesday evening (9/27) we have our Watch D.O.G.S. informational meeting. Come and learn about the program, have some pizza, and get signed up for a spot on the calendar. On Friday evening (9/30) we have our Outdoor Movie Night. Come and enjoy "Minions:The Rise of Gru". There will be a Kona Ice truck and Dos Manos Tacos truck, or feel free to bring your own dinner and snacks. Finally, on Sunday morning (10/2) we have the Niwot Trot 5K Run & Walk. Come out and join hundreds of your closest friends, neighbors, and community members as you run, jog, trot or simply walk on the professionally timed flat, out and back 5km (3.1mile) course.  

It's going to be a great week! I'm excited to be a part of each event. Please let us know if you have any questions at all.


Nancy Pitz
The Week at a Glance (9/26-9/30):

Monday (9/26): Cougar Campaign, 100 Mile Club (8:20am)

Tuesday (9/27): Cougar Campaign, Cougar Choir (8:05am), Watch D.O.G.S kick-off and information session (6:00pm-7:30pm)

Wednesday (9/28): Cougar Campaign, Mwebaza Club meeting in Science Garden (8:15am)

Thursday (9/29): Cougar Campaign,100 Mile Club (8:20am)

Friday (9/30): Cougar Campaign, 100 Mile Club (8:20am), All-School Movement on the upper hill (9:10am), Movie Night on the Hill (6:30pm)

Sunday (10/2): Niwot Trot (9:00am)
Common Sense Media Review:
The 15th annual Niwot Trot 5k run/walk is back for 2022!  After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, this family and community wide favorite event is back on Sunday, October 2, 2022.  All proceeds go directly to help fund paraprofessional support for every grade level at NES. 
Join 500+ of your closest friends, neighbors, and community members as you run, jog, trot or simply walk on the professionally timed flat, out and back 5km (3.1mile) course.  

Additional information and registration available at T-shirts are available on a first come first served basis - so register early to secure yours! 

Questions? Contact Niwot Trot Race Director Gretchen Johnson at
October Count is October 3rd!

Please help us with state funding by doing everything possible to ensure that your student attends school on October 3rd.
Due to the count window, there is NO late start in October. We will have a regular school day on Wednesday, October 5. 
Introducing Ben Stratton

We are excited to welcome Ben Stratton to Niwot Elementary, one of our new ASD paras. Ben recently moved to Boulder from Connecticut, where he graduated from University of Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in English and a focus in Elementary Education. Ben student taught in 1st grade and he also has instructional para and summer programming experience. In his free time he enjoys painting models, playing with his two cats and experiencing all Colorado has to offer. Ben explained that he really never thought about working in special education before this job and now he can't imagine doing anything else. He added, "This has been the best experience I've ever had in any job. I love this school community. I love these kids. I  have definitely found my calling." Welcome to Niwot Elementary Ben. We are very lucky to have you!
PTAC Sponsored Family Directory

Here is the link for the PTAC Family Directory. Families can log-in or sign-up and opt to share their contact information, as well as view other families' that have chosen to share.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 4, 6, 12. Teachers will be sending out additional information regarding this. Please know that in-person conferences will be scheduled. 
The hospitality committee would love your help to provide meals to our teachers and staff during parent-teacher conferences. Please click on the following link to sign up! Every contribution is appreciated!
Our character trait of the month is respect. This month we are talking with students about respect and what it means at school, in relationships, at home, and in the community. Students also need to show respect for others even when they are different from them. We will be watching for examples of respect throughout September. Students that go above and beyond in demonstrating this character trait will receive a brag tag to add to their collection. We look forward to celebrating our Respect student's of the Month at our October PBIS assembly.  Please also celebrate any observations of respect in your own home and the community with your child!

Niwot Mwebaza Club!

Calling all 1st - 5th grade students!  

Are you interested in being part of the Mwebaza Club this year? Do you like having fun? Making new friends? Playing games? Learning about Uganda and our partner school there? Planning and working at some fundraising events? Cooking and trying out some Uganda recipes? If you say YES to some of these things the Niwot-Mwebaza Club is the place for you! The club meets two Wednesday mornings a month at Niwot Elementary School. The first meeting will be Wednesday September 28th at 8:15am in the Science Garden. We have so many fun activities and leadership opportunities planned for this year!  

Some ideas and projects for the 2022/2023 school year:           

  • Cross-cultural learning and exchange projects
  • Plan and update the Niwot - Mwebaza partnership bulletin board.                                                                                                          
  • Creating presentations to share with all students at Niwot Elementary.
  • Planning and advertising events such as; Mwebaza Day, Jog-a-thon, Student Art Sale and restaurant nights.

  • Learning about Global issues and how they relate to Colorado and Uganda.  

  • Live video calls with Mwebaza Primary School students and staff to share and learn about each other’s cultures, current issues and events in both countries.  

All interested students will be bringing home a flyer with more information on or after September 13th

Ready to join the club?  Here is the online registration form:

Niwot Mwebaza Club online registration

Questions?  Contact Hillari Hansen - or Dale Peterson -

 Mac n' Cheese / Egg Protein Basket
Tuesday: Steamed Dumplings / Yogurt Basket
Wednesday: Cheeseburger / Egg Protein Basket
Thursday: Chicken Bowl / PBJ Basket
Friday: Twisted Dog / Tuna  Salad Sandwich

Materials and course fees are now applied for all students in Infinite Campus.  As in the past, fees will be reduced or waived for students who apply and are eligible for free or reduced lunch and students experiencing homelessness under McKinney-Vento.

iPad Insurance: Purchasing iPad insurance for your student’s device is highly recommended. The window is about to close, so please make sure to purchase insurance ASAP. If you need assistance, please contact our office. 

Code of Conduct: Please make sure to take the time and review the updated Code of Conduct and complete the parent acknowledgement online. 

Spirt Wear Link:
Preschool Openings!

We currently have preschool openings, for 3 and 4 year old kids, in our afternoon preschool classrooms. Classes meet M-Th from 12:55-3:35pm. Tuition is $350 a month. Call the school office at 303-652-2828 for more information. 
Dear Niwot Feeder School Parents,

On Tuesday, September 27th from 6:00-7:30pm, the College Funding Coach will offer a free web workshop.  There is no cost (except your time) to attend. 
As you can imagine, the stock market has gone up and gone down.  Taxes have gone up and gone down.  Unemployment has increased and then decreased.  But two things have remained constant every year: approximately 20 million high school students head off to college, and since 2000, the cost of tuition and fees at American colleges has more than tripled the rate of inflation.
Whether you have a preschool student or a senior in high school, you will learn valuable information that is timely for you. I have seen the workshop and am excited to participate.  
I've attached a flyer about The College Funding Coach event. Register by clicking on the following link: College Funding Coach Registration
While the event is free of charge, registration is appreciated. 

Isabelle - Tuesday, Thursday, and Wednesday afternoons

Bethany - Mondays, Fridays, and Wednesday mornings

The Week Ahead: 10/3-10/7:

Monday 10/3: Cougar Campaign, 100 Mile Club (8:20am)

Tuesday 10/4: Cougar Campaign, Cougar Choir (8:05am), P/T Conferences (4:00pm-8:00pm)

Wednesday 10/5 : Cougar Campaign

Thursday 10/6: Cougar Campaign,100 Mile Club (8:20am), P/T Conferences (4:00pm-8:00pm)

Friday, 10/7: Cougar Campaign, 100 Mile Club (8:20am), All-School Movement on the upper hill (9:10am)


Gifted and Talented Referrals 

Each year, schools in St. Vrain Valley School District complete a process to identify students who demonstrate exceptional ability or performance in one or more academic areas and may, therefore, qualify for Gifted/Talented educational services. These students usually perform at least two years above grade level in their strength area(s), and they require additional academic challenges in order to support their continued educational growth and progress.  In addition, they usually demonstrate characteristics of unique creativity and high motivation in their strength areas. 

Referrals are open through the month of September and will close on the last day of the month. Referrals after that date will be addressed on a case by case basis. Completing a referral guarantees a review of the student profile to determine if testing is recommended for the student. The process for identification requires a body of evidence and often takes place throughout the school year.

The process takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

For questions, please contact Audrey Lenger,

Link to the Referral Form:


MILK CAPS for MOOOLA is a program sponsored by Longmont Dairy that helps students earn money for their school and students. Longmont Dairy milk caps are worth 5¢ each. Just send your Longmont Dairy milk caps into the office, and we will take care of the rest!

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