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Nancy Pitz
Parents & Guardians,
I am very proud of our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students as they have persevered through the past week of CMAS testing. They worked super hard! Our 3rd and 4th grade students will wrap-up testing on Monday, and our 5th grade students will finish on Thursday. We will also begin doing the make-up tests next week for those students that have been absent.  

It was great to see so many of our families at the SVVSD Art Show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. St. Vrain’s Unframed Student Art Show will continue through Sunday. The event is free and open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily. A big thank you to Ms. Mocilac for her hard work to display as much Niwot Elementary art work as possible. We have amazing artists and I hope you all have an opportunity to stop by the fairgrounds before it ends. 

We are excited to celebrate Earth Day at Niwot Elementary! We sent home a shout point email this past week to explain the details and how to have your student entered to win one of the 100 tree saplings we will be giving away. If you missed the email, please see below for more details. I am excited about the writing and pictures that already came in today. This weekend would be a great time to do something to help the earth and then bring your picture and/or writing to school next week. 

Also coming soon is the Scholastic Book Fair. Please see below for the important details and volunteer opportunities. This event is always a favorite for our students and we are super happy to be able to offer it this year. Thank you, Ms. Kelly, for all of your hard work to make this happen for our students and families. 

The students are very excited for the Mwebaza Jog-a-Thon coming up on May 2nd! Mr Peterson and I are really hoping to get some pies thrown in our face! How do the students make that happen? If there is a pledge received from every state in the United States then it will be a reality. See below for more details.

Have a great weekend and please let me know how I can support you. 

Nancy Pitz
Week of 4/18-4/22:

Monday (4/18): 100 Mile Club (8:05am), 3rd, 4th, 5th CMAS testing

Tuesday (4/19):  Cougar Choir (8:00am), 5th CMAS testing, AAA (3:45-5:00pm)

Wednesday (4/20):  5th CMAS testing, AAA (3:45-5:00pm), Choir Concert (6:00pm)

Thursday (4/21): 100 Mile Club (8:05am), 5th CMAS testing, 1st grade music concert (6:00pm), Deadline to submit your Earth Day pictures and/or writing to be entered to win a tree sapling. 

Friday (4/22): 100 Mile Club (8:05am), All-School Movement (9:10am), Deadline to order yearbook if you want it delivered to school by end of year

Dear Niwot Elementary Parents & Guardians, 

 Help the Earth and win a tree!

 In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we are going to work together to help the earth this month!   Our school goal is for students to do small acts of service or simple activities that can make a difference for the planet.  Help your child capture those acts of service or write about them and get entered into a drawing to win a tree sapling!  

 Take a picture of your child/children engaging in one of the activities listed below and have your student bring that printed picture to their classroom teacher.  (Include their name, grade and teacher name on the back.) Alternatively, your student could write a few sentences/paragraphs about ways we can take care of the earth and why it's important.  

 Below you will find some sample ideas but we also look forward to seeing the creative ways in which you think we can help the earth.  

  • Plant flowers, trees, vegetables, shrubs... anything!

  • Pick up trash around your home/neighborhood

  • Walk or bike instead of driving in a car

  • Compost your food scraps.  

  • Use less plastic and replace it with a different material; use your water bottle rather than buying plastic ones

  • Help your family recycle

  • Other ideas? Snap a picture or write about it and submit it!

Please submit these pictures or writing on or before April 21st to be entered into a drawing to win a free tree sapling. On Earth Day, April 22nd, 100 lucky Niwot students will take home a tree that needs to be planted in the ground right away, and taken care of with love, water and sunshine!  The tree saplings range in size from 6 inches to 3 feet.   The varieties include Colorado Blue Spruce, Eastern Redbud, Douglas Fir and Red Maples.

 Thank you for your support as we celebrate Earth Day!

Niwot Elementary’s Scholastic Book Fair is almost here! 

From April 25th - 28th, students will have the opportunity to shop for their favorite books and supplies during school. The book fair will also be open after school on April 25th - 27th until 4:30pm. All purchases will benefit Niwot Elementary - we greatly appreciate your support to make this event a success.

We still need volunteers! If you would like to help out during the fair, please email Molly Walsh at

Here are a few important reminders:

1) . The main method of payment for students at the Book Fair is eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet. Get started with eWallet at

2). If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair until May 4th. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school! Learn more about online shopping here

Scholastic book flyers and eWallet information were sent home with your students this week. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. 

Ms. Kelly

The character trait for April is Self Discipline. Thank you for discussing this important trait with your child at home. 

Are you looking for a safe and engaging summer learning experience for your child? If so, Innovation Academy might be the right program for you! We’re searching for students who are risk-takers, thinkers, curious, persistent, creative, and interdependent. Join us for a week of design thinking, inquiry-based learning, and lots and lots of prototyping! Check out this link for more information or to register! Registration is open now!

There will be a 3v3 charity basketball tournament and skills clinic at Niwot High School on April 29th and 30th. April 30th will be for 6-8 graders, and April 29th the event will be for 3-5 graders. The times for both days will be 9AM-2PM, check-in will start at 8:30 AM.

Prior to the tournament, there will be an hour and a half skills session prior to the games. Games will begin at 10:45AM. Each team is guaranteed 3 games where they will face opponents of the same grade. The teams will consist of 3-5 players where all of the players must be in the same grade. Anyone is welcome to join regardless of gender! Entrance fee is $70 per team (this is a flat fee regardless if the team is 3,4, or 5 players). This tournament is part of a Niwot HS student CAS project and all proceeds from the tournament will be donated to a local charity. Anyone who has signed up previously must sign up once again to ensure accuracy of registration and availability. There is a limited number of teams per grade. 8 teams are able to sign up within each grade. To sign up, please use one of the corresponding links that will take you to a google form listed below.

3rd Grade:
4th Grade:
5th Grade:
6th Grade:
7th Grade:
8th Grade:

The Week Ahead: 4/25-4/29

Monday (4/25): 100 Mile Club (8:05am), Book Fair open until 4:30pm

Tuesday (4/26): Cougar Choir (8:00am), Book Fair open until 4:30pm, AAA (3:45-5:00pm)

Wednesday (4/27): Mwebaza Club meeting (8:15am), 3rd, 4th, 5th CMAS testing, Book Fair open until 4:30pm, AAA (3:45-5:00pm)

Thursday (4/28): 100 Mile Club (8:05am), 5th CMAS testing, Book Fair open during the school day only,  Kindergarten music concert (3:00pm)

Friday (4/29): No School--non student contact day

Preschool Openings for 2022-2023!!

If your child is 3-4 years old and you are interested in enrolling your child at Niwot Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact Rebecca Rowley at 303-652-2828 or to learn about the different preschool opportunities and availability options.
Learn more about preschool in St. Vrain 
A reminder that students are outside for morning line-up and recesses when the temperature is 17 degrees or above (includes wind chill). Please remember to send your child to school with appropriate winter gear. Also, students are only allowed in the snow at recess if they have snow boots and snow pants on. If they don't have these items they will still be able to play on the blacktop. 
Check out thtis website for the Niwot Elementary online spirit wear store:

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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