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801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

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17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

VCS West - 3rd Grade Team

Homework 1-17-2020

Have a good three day weekend! Any donations for our  class charity baskets would be appreciated. 

Math Vang


Math Ettinger


Literature and Writing Vang


Literature and Writing Ettinger




RIGGS Ettinger








Reading log

Vang-  Reading Log this week

Ettinger-Reading Log this week

DUE ... Every Monday. Read 5 times a week. You may use the questions to talk about your child.

* Optional challenges are offered to students who would like them

Core Virtue of the Month


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Important Announcements

January 7

Student Return

January 20

No School--Martin Luther King Day

January 13 to January 31

ACCESS Testing for ELD students

3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Ettinger

Hello, my name is Kelly Ettinger. I am new to Vanguard Classical School and I teach third grade. I am from Cleveland, Ohio. For college, I got my degree in English literature at Franklin and Marshall College located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During my college years I was actively involved in education development as well as tutoring ELL students. After college, I worked for Wilson Language in education development. Wilson Language Company develops educational content for students with dyslexia. I am severely dyslexic myself, but was extremely successful in school. I always knew I wanted to be in education to make a more inclusive environment for children. Teaching children is my passion, and I am grateful that I get to teach everyday.

In April 2018, I moved to Denver to pursue my master’s degree. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2019 with my Master’s in the Arts of Teaching. Currently, I live in the Washington Park area of Denver, Colorado. We have two dogs, Roonie and Mila, and two cats Pancho and Norman. I completed my practicum teaching and my student teaching at Aspen Academy, where I taught in second grade. In my spare time, I enjoy being in the outdoors. Hiking, is one of my favorite activities as well as skiing. Cooking, in another passion of mine as I love trying new recipes and going to farmers markets. Reading, is another activities I delight in and enjoy getting to explore all the bookstores in Denver.

3rd Grade Teacher

Mr. Vang

Hi, my name is Nathan Vang, and I'm thrilled to say this is my second year teaching at Vanguard Classical School. I grew up in Wisconsin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999 and a Master of Elementary Education in Teaching and Learning degree from University of Phoenix-Lone Tree in 2011. I taught two years in the public school systems before moving into the private and charter schools. This year, I will be teaching 3rd grade.
Currently, I live in South Aurora with my wife, Sendie, and two daughters (Trya and Kalia).
In my free time, I enjoy watching sports especially football (Go Packers and Badgers!). I also love exploring many of the beautiful landscapes throughout Colorado. I make the most of Colorado summers by spending time at state and national parks.
I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year!

3rd Grade EA

Mr. Leeks

I grew up in London, England. I attended the University of Colorado, and received a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology. I work as an Educational Assistant at Vanguard. I like to fly-fish, and enjoy tying flies and making bamboo rods.

Title I Math/Literacy Coach/Interventionist

Ms. Hoesly

I have been teaching for 12 years in grades Kindergarten through Sixth. This year, I am the Title 1 Instructional Coach for Literacy and Mathematics. I have a Master's degree in Policy Studies of Language and Cross Cultural Education; and a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies. Both degrees are from San Diego State University, home of the Aztecs. I am originally from San Diego, however, I have lived in Kerman, Ca, Phoenix, AZ, Grand Canyon, AZ, Carlsbad, Ca, and finally, Littleton, Co. I have been a life coach for third through sixth grade girls, coached swim team, and reading intervention. When I found out that this was a classical school. I was excited to apply. I think that this progression of education is essential for all students. I love working with kids because they bring so much joy to my life. It is fun to see them grow and develop over the course of just one school year. When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, hiking, biking, reading, writing, and exploring the mountains or relaxing the beach.