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801 Yosemite St.
Denver, CO 80230

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17101 East Ohio Dr.
Aurora, CO 80017

VCS West - Kindergarten Team

Core Virtue: Service

Now our Core Virtue is Service!

Service means helping others with a cheerful heart. This can be seen when a student helps someone find their lost pencil, when someone helps clean up a mess that their friend made, or when someone lets a student borrow their pencil sharpener. 

Be on the lookout for ways your child is showing service!

2021-2022 Calendar

HAWK Expectations

At Vanguard, we use the HAWK expectations to help us succeed. H is for Honor, A is for Achievement, W is for World Citizenship, and Ki is for Kindness. We will be using these expectations to guide us thrugh every part of our day - from recess to math, in the hallway and in our seats. You can help us by asking your kindergartener about these expecations and how they've been using them at school. 

PBIS Color System

  

We will also be using a PBIS color change system to monitor and reinforce positive behaviors. Here's how it works: each child will always begin the day on green, but may be moved down to yellow, orange, or red throughout the day. Yellow is not a "big deal." It is simply a reminder that their behavior needs to be modified - there are no consequences for yellow. Orange is when your child will work with a teacher to complete a short reflection sheet to address the behavior and make a plan to change it. Red requires a call home but does not include a referral. This system helps everybody understand what they are doing and how to reach our SIlver Star award - by following rules and expectations. Your child's color on this chart at the end of the day will be recorded in their planner and sent home. Please make sure to send their planner back every day so we can continue to let you know how they're doing!

Materials Needed Daily

Every day, your student will need to arrive at school with their backpack. Because we will send home homework and your child's planner every day, you will need to make sure that it is always returned the next day. With your help, we will be able ti use this planner to communicate about how your student did that day and about any important events coming up.
 

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Kindergarten

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1st Grade

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2nd Grade

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3rd Grade

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4th Grade

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5th/6th Grade

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7th/8th Grade

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Latin/Reader's Theater

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Technology

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Music

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Health/PE

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Special Education

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Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Cafone

Hi Vanguard Community! My name is Olivia Cafone and I am so excited to be joining the Kindergarten team this year! I have just moved to Denver from New Jersey where I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters in Elementary Education. I have been in New Jersey for all my life and decided it was time for a change! I consider myself a very creative person and love to incorporate art and self expression into everything I do and teaching growing minds of course is no exception! I’m so excited to get to know you all and bring even more creativity to Kindergarten!

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Kindergarten EA

Ms. Teeter

Hello my name is Haylee Teeter. This will be my second year here at Vanguard, but my first year as an Educational Assistant. I grew up in Colorado, and after spending time in Idaho working towards my degree, I moved back here in 2020. I will be one of the coaches for Girls on the Run this year here at Vanguard. I am looking forward to a great year with your students.

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Ms. Cron

Hello! This will be my second year teaching kindergarten, and I am so excited to
learn and grow with the Vanguard team. I received my teaching degree and
license from Colorado State University - and hope to start my masters in the
next year or two! Though I grew up in Greeley and live in Aurora now, I can
say that I am exceedingly grateful to call Vanguard Classical home. I’m
looking forward to a fun and engaging year!

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Ms. Barry

Hello, my name is Sara Barry. I have a bachelor's degree in health and wellness from Purdue University Global. My daughter and I moved to Colorado from south Florida a little over a year ago. She is currently a 8th grader here at VCS. This is my third year here at Vanguard where I have worked as an Educational Assistant in 6th grade and now in Kindergarten. Also, I am coaching cheerleading... GO HAWKS! Vanguard has given me one of the greatest gifts of my life, being able to spend my days helping children grow, develop, and realize their full potential is an opportunity I am beyond grateful for.