Classroom Baskets

The Benefit Auction Basket Committee is once again asking for your help in creating classroom baskets to be auctioned off at the 3rd annual Foundation Benefit Auction to be held Saturday, February 28, 2014. Both item and monetary donations are being accepted starting Monday, October 31st through November 14th. Although a basket letter for each grade level was sent home last week, the letters have also been posted for your convenience on the web here. Thank you for your consideration.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

School Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

2014 Parade and Events Schedule

Bring your family and join us in the fun as we represent the school, wearing our Loveland Classical t-shirts. If you don't have a t-shirt, come anyway. Click here for more information.

Summer Park Dates

Just because it's summer, doesn’t mean that we can’t get together for an LCS play date at a park. Whether your child attended LCS last year or will be attending for the first time this fall, we’d love to spend some time with one another and let the kids play and the parents connect. Click here for more information.

School Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Mark Twain Storytelling Competition

Eighth grade students at LCS who read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in their literature class, each wrote a short story based upon Twain’s original plot sketch. Students imitated the style of Mark Twain, but they were free to alter the story according to their imagination. The competition was thus an exercise both in imitation as well as ingenuity. Among all submissions from the eighth grade, a few finalists were selected to take part in Mark Twain Night, when each finalist performed his/her version of the story before a panel of judges. The judges determined a winner and awards were given. Click here to view the winners and pictures from the event.

Dress Code Clothing Swap

The Foundation is pleased to announce a Dress Code Clothing Swap! Please donate your student's outgrown, good-condition dress code wear to the collection boxes in the lobby now through the end of May. Clothes can also be dropped off during the first week of Summer Academy, June 16th-20th. Then come back and shop for something new to you for a great price!

When: Friday, June 27th from 9-3 and Saturday, June 28th from 10-2.
Where: LCS Multi-purpose room
Cost: A suggested donation of $1-3 per item.

Winona Pool Party

Our Annual Winona Pool Party will be held Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The event is open to current and incoming LCS families and is a great way to reunite with old friends and make new ones while participating in a fundraiser for our school! The cost to attend is $20 per family. The pool has a 300 person maximum limit on the number of people who can attend, so we add families to the guest list on a first-come first-served basis.

Camp Invention

Camp Invention inspires creativity and inventive thinking during its week-long summer program! Led by LCS educators, elementary school children are immersed into fun-filled, exciting activities that reinvent summer fun. Throughout the week of July 7-11, 2014, children work together to solve real-world challenges that prepare them for the 21st century. Whether they are creating an epic, insect-themed pinball machine, or dismantling broken devices, participants learn new approaches to everyday problems!

Discounts available through May 16th – register today! Call 800.968.4332 or visit www.campinvention.org. You may also contact Mrs. Bauers at cbauers@lovelandclassical.org for more information.

Summer Academy at Loveland Classical

The Summer Academy at Loveland Classical is a classical academic camp for all students entering 1st through 12th grades. With classes offered in a variety of disciplines, there is a class experience for any student. Students may choose to take a class in an area of pre-existing interest, or broaden his/her horizons by taking a class outside the bounds of the familiar. Tell your friends about the Summer Academy at Loveland Classical so that they can get a taste of the rich classical education you have chosen for your own student! Learn more today!

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Grant Opportunity Could Bring $25,000 to LCS

We need your votes now! LCS has the opportunity to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist, but we can't do it without your help. We want to use this money to implement a hot lunch program. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

School Sponsored Trips

Loveland Classical has several school sponsored trips. Click here for more information regarding destinations and dates.

2014-2015 School Calendar

The 2014-2015 LCS calendar was built to mirror the Thompson School District as much as possible, including the winter and spring breaks. Click here to view the calendar.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Board News

Annual Meeting Cancelled: Our Annual Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 17th has been cancelled. No applications have been received for the open Board seat. Based upon our school by-laws and articles, the Board can interview and vote to bring a parent or guardian onto the board to fill this one seat at any time since there were no applicants through the Annual Meeting process. If you have interest please send a message to the Board at board@lovelandclassical.org and we will contact you.

Decision On Next Year’s Plan: The Board will be voting on next year’s plan at the Board Meeting on April 16th at 5:30. All Board meetings are open to the public and you are invited to attend at any time.

Intent to Enroll: The Intent to Enroll deadline has been extended to Wednesday, April 23rd.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

School Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Classical Night

On Thursday March 27th the sixth grade will host our second annual Classical Night. There will be six themed rooms from the Classical period, and these range in theme from art to war to the Olympics. Come and join us on the 27th and see firsthand what our students are learning at LCS! Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

The Bliss Run: May 10, 2014

How do you follow your bliss when reality and day-to-day life always get in the way?

The Bliss Run helps you indulge by providing an outlet for you to focus on what makes you happy. You are in control, and you choose your blissful path.

Run your first race, walk with your kids or Mom, visit the bliss stations with your girlfriends, donate to a worthy cause, the choice is yours. Your blissful path may be to run your first 5k, or maybe your blissful path takes you by the yoga station or the post-race margarita stop instead. Or all of the above.
Click here for more information.

Parent Teacher Conferences

You can sign up online for parent teacher conferences from Wednesday, March 19 at 3:30 p.m. to Thursday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. All available slots after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday can be manually signed up for outside individual classrooms beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Based on your feedback from last conferences, we have added more slots to the conferences schedule. That means that conferences will begin ealier, leaving less time for the teachers to leave, have dinner and return in time for those conferences. To help them out, we would like to offer a Thursday Staff Dinner in lieu of a Friday Staff Lunch. If you would like to help, please sign up and be sure to have the food to the school by 3:30 on Thursday. Click here for more information.

LCS School Board Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held on April 17, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Annual Meeting is for parents and guardians to elect any open board positions that are designated by our by-laws as “voted in by parents/guardians.” This year we have one seat on the Board that we will be filling. If you’re interested, please review the Board Agreement for a good description of the role and responsibilities. Click here for more information.

Board Work Session Agenda

A new board work session agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Target Take Charge of Education® Program

By simply shopping with your Target® Visa® debit or credit card and designating our school, 1% of the amount of each purchase you make is donated back to our school. If you're not already taking part, please consider doing so. Grandparents, alumni, friends and neighbors can help too! Click here for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Loveland Classical Schools. Click here for more information.

School Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

History Seminars

Periodically, the LCS History Department hosts a variety of seminars for students. These round table discussions are centered around a topic in which the students are asked to read about a specific historical event, extract the main ideas, develop questions around the topic and then take a stance on the topic. Click here for more information.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Loveland Classical Schools Staff Recital

We are delighted to announce the Inaugural Loveland Classical Schools Staff Recital! We have a number of very talented people on our staff, and they would love the opportunity both to share their talent with you and raise money for the school. The recital will take place at 1:00 p.m. on February 22 in the school's Multi-Purpose Room. Tickets will be $5.00 at the door. (Cash or check only, please.) We will be offering “donation tickets” for those who would like to donate more. All proceeds will go to the LCS Foundation. We would love to see you there! Click here for more information.

LCS sets new Chick-fil-A Spirit Night record!

An *enormous* THANK YOU to all who braved the cold and the chaos to support Loveland Classical Schools on Tuesday, January 28th at Chick-Fil-A. We had an outstanding turnout by our loyal families and supporters, resulting in us raising an amazing $829.08 for our music department! Not only did we raise this phenomenal amount - an astounding increase of 33% over last year - it was also the largest amount raised ever by an organization and the first time a check has ever been written in the $800s! We can't thank all of you enough for your support and generosity! Click here for more information.

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee is commissioned by and responsible to the LCS board of directors. It has the responsibility for working with a board liaison to the committee to ensure LCS has a strategic marketing plan (SMP) that meets the current and future needs of the school, helps to direct the implementation plans of the SMP and tracks metrics associated with the SMP and the implementation plans. Click here for more information.

Foundation Board Member Elections

The LCS Foundation is a team of parent volunteers that focuses primarily on fundraising, grants, and donations to augment and support LCS and its needs above and beyond what is provided through the State's PPR (per pupil revenue). This team, which functions much like a PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) at a traditional school, helps to organize and pursue grants, donations and fundraisers, as well as identify and coordinate community outreach and partnership opportunities. The Foundation is pleased to announce new members to its board. Click here for more information.

Spirit Day

In recognition of Colorado’s beloved Broncos making it to the Super Bowl, Loveland Classical Schools will have a spirit day Friday, January 31. The students can wear their Broncos or Seahawks gear in support of their team. Regular dress code rules apply with a few exceptions. Click here for more information.

Club and Class Pictures

Class (not individual) pictures are scheduled throughout the day on February 7, 2014. We will also take any other group or club photos on that day as well. Students should wear dress code or better. Click here for more information.

tcby FUN-raiser

Join us for a tasty frozen yogurt treat on Thursday, February 20 from 3-9pm and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Loveland Classical Schools. Click here for more information.

School Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Town Hall Meeting w/ Board and Parents of 6th-11th Grade Students

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Foundation Board Meeting Agenda

A new Foundation board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

High School Accomplishments Unique to LCS

Our language students translate Virgil and Xenophon. Most classicists do this in their third year if college. Most high schools offer do not offer it at all. Click here to learn more about the LCS high school.

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night is Tuesday, January 28th from 5-8pm!

Join us and help raise money for our Music Department!

Take the night off from the kitchen and join us at Chick-fil-A of Centerra on Tuesday, January 28th from 5-8pm. A portion of all sales from the evening goes directly to our school (via the LCS Foundation) and will help to fund our music department. LCS teachers will be on hand to whip up Chick-fil-A milkshakes! Click HERE for the milk-shake maker schedule and HERE to download the flyer to pass along to all your family and friends!

Chaucerian Dinner

The Chaucerian Dinner is a unique and festive academic event for sophomores and juniors. Modeled after the frame story of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, a text read in sophomore year at LCS, students will gather at a local restaurant and engage in a competition of wits. Students will form teams of “pilgrims” who will compete in several areas of oratory and performance: storytelling, poetry recitation, Shakespearean invectives, joke-telling, and Literary Scenes from a Hat. Teams will each have a faculty captain and Mr. Dukette and two others will serve as the judges. The team who earns the most points by the end of the night will be crowned the winner and given a secret award. All the while students will enjoy a meal together. Click here to learn more about the event.

Junior Thesis

The Junior Thesis is a year-long literary project completed in 11th grade American Literature which serves as the precursor and preparation or the larger Senior Thesis. Students complete a 3,000-4,000 word essay centered upon one unifying literary theme and incorporating material from 3-4 books from across the high school literature curriculum (Classical Literature, British Literature, and American Literature). Students then critique their essays using the framework of Aristotle’s “Five Cannons of Rhetoric,” then write a final draft. Finally, students present a 5-10 minute speech based upon their work and using no note-cards for prompts. Upon the presentation of their speech in Agora, students face a panel of teachers to whom they will need to defend their theses. Each speech is filmed and later self-critiqued by students in preparation for the Senior Thesis the following year. Click here to learn more about the event.

Mark Twain Storytelling Competition

The Mark Twain Storytelling Competition is a unique twist on an idea of the great American author. In 1876, Twain developed an idea for a bold literary experiment. He submitted a skeleton of a plot structure to the Atlantic Monthly. His proposition is that 12 famous authors would each spin their own short story based upon the same plot, including himself. His own version of the story was A Murder, a Mystery, and a Marriage. The project never took, and Twain remained the sole writer in the experiment. Incredibly, the American icon’s lost work was never officially published until 2001. Click here to learn more about the event.

St. John's College

The annual Trip to St. John's College is a trip available to a limited number of students interested in observing college-level seminars on classic texts, many of which are taught in the high school at LCS. Students travel to St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and observe stimulating discussions of the Great Books, and later take part in one such seminar with a college professor and undergraduate students. Students report benefiting greatly from the experience, both for exposing them to a taste of college life and for giving them a model for what a rich seminar looks like. The experience at the college often enriches classes back at LCS upon the students' return. Click here to learn more about the event.

King Soopers Fundraiser Results

Every time you load your King Soopers LCS card, 5% is donated to the school. Purchasing gift cards from King Soopers also earns you double fuel points and 1% of your total bill goes to your future LCS fees. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Roman Days

Roman Days are coming to Loveland Classical Schools. This all-day event for third grade students is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14. Roman-related activities are planned for science, history, art, math and P.E. classes. Click here for more information.

Basketball

Basketball is coming to LCS for middle school girls. Click here for more information.

Additionally, the boys basketball page has been updated with a team photo.

School Board Minutes and Other News

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Board members have completed officer elections.

The Board Development committee details have been released. Click for details.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

LCS Grandparents Day: November 22, 2013

As a parent-run charter school, Loveland Classical Schools believes grandparents have an honored place and a special role in the education and upbringing of all students. Consequently, Loveland Classical Schools Foundation is proud to announce our 1st Annual Grandparents Day to be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am at Loveland Classical Schools, located at 3835 14th Street SW, Loveland, CO 80537. For more information, or to register for the event, click here.


Taekwondo After School Enrichment

Taekwondo is coming to LCS! Beginning the week of Monday, Nov. 4th, LCS will be offering an after-school class for Kindergartners-11th grade. Class times are 3:15pm-3:45pm on either Mondays (K-1), Tuesdays (2-5) or Fridays (6-11). The FULL cost of the classes, $42 for a 6 week session, will go directly to the LCS Foundation to support ongoing school needs. For more information or to download a registration form, click here.


Chipotle's Spirit Night

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Loveland Classical Schools Foundation. Just come into the 1569 Fall River Drive Chipotle at Centerra on Tuesday, November 5th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier and LCS will get 50% of the proceeds.


New Fundraising Opportunity: Scrip

The LCS Foundation is pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising opportunity for our school. It is called "scrip", and it is the fundraising program that works while you shop. Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, scrip is gift certificates from national and local retailers that you use just the same as cash. This new program is in addition to and will complement the already highly successful King Soopers Reloadable Cards program that has been raising funds for our school since May 2012. For complete details about the new program, please read our introductory letter and FAQ.


Beginning October 24th, order forms will be distributed in the student pick up line. Orders with payments can be submitted at any time throughout the week, but must be submitted by 3:30pm Tuesday in order to be processed and available the following Tuesday. For your convenience, LCS Scrip Representatives will be available during student pick-up every Tuesday and at every major school function. Please contact our scrip team with any questions. And thank you for your support.


Classroom Baskets: Accepting Donations

The Benefit Auction team is requesting voluntary item and monetary donations for our Classroom Baskets which will be auctioned at the Benefit Auction in March. The Classroom Baskets are fun and easy ways for everyone to contribute to raise much-needed funds for our school! Basket themes are by grade-level. Information should have come home via email the week of October 7th, but if you missed it please check out the basket letter now to see how you can help! Item donations will be collected October 14, 2013 through November 8, 2013. Monetary donations would be appreciated by November 8, 2013 but will be accepted at any time.


New Order Date for LCS Merchandise

Are you looking for some LCS merchandise? Maybe your child wants to participate in LCS shirt days but needs the shirt. Well, this is your chance, but be sure to order by November 22. Click here for more information.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Loveland Classical Schools. Click here for more information.

Odyssey of the Mind

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative team approach to problem solving. The focus of Odyssey of the Mind is to develop broad, independent thinking abilities through a challenging and fun learning process. Students learn to think "outside the box" while developing a solution to a long-term problem selected by each individual group. Click here for more information.

Spanish Club

Spanish Club is for students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades and meets every Wednesday from 3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in LCS Room 214. The cost is $10.00 per student, which aides in covering materials for the whole school year. The club starts the first week of November 2013. Click here for more information.

Spanish Club for Parents

Spanish Club: It's not just for LCS students. Spanish Club for our LCS Parents meets every Monday from 3:05 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in LCS Room 214. Just bring a notebook and a pencil as the club is free. The club starts the first week of November 2013. Click here for more information.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Looking for Magazine Donations

If you have extra magazines with a wealth of images for the purpose of drawing, please consider donating them to the LCS Art Department. We have many National Geographic magazines and would like to add in more as well as any other titles.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Morning Forum

Our revision of reading groups is called “Morning Forum.” Just as our upper school students participate in a program of academic support that surpasses the traditional study hall in “Afternoon Agora,” so our elementary students spend the first twenty minutes of their school day engaged not only in reading fiction, but also scientific literature, pieces from history, and reciting math facts. Click to read more.

Afternoon Agora

The upper school faculty have created a program which turns the old, worn, and ineffective model of “study hall” on its head. We have decided to be more intentional about the use of that time, so that we get the most out of the last period of the day for our students. The purpose of the upper school Agora program is to provide a variation of focused academic support for about 250 upper school students with a wide variety of needs. Click to read more.

Upper School Daily Routine

As our school continues to grow we, as a group of teachers, are frequently in the process of discussing and implementing new ideas in order to improve LCS for our student body. After much reflection and deliberation, the upper school teachers have put together a list of routines for the upper school students to ensure that we can best maximize their time while on campus. For our returning students and parents, you will recognize some of the routines that have not changed, some that have been tweaked, and some routines are entirely new. Click to read more.

2013-2014 Student Handbook

The 2013-2014 student handbook has been posted to the website. Take a look!

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

High School Professional Dress Code

During the inaugural year of Loveland Classical Schools, high school students took it upon themselves to not only uphold their dress code, but to exceed it. One student at first, and then more began to wear suits, dresses and other professional attire every Friday. The term "Formal Friday" was coined, and the students used this as an opportunity to dress up, rather than down on their last day of the week. During Loveland Classical School's second year, a small group of high school students took it upon themselves to push this to the next level. This group met with Mr. Yu on many occasions, asking the question, "Why can we not dress professionally every day of the week?" Over the course of the year, these students drew up a proposal for modifying the high school dress code to include more professional attire. Where other students might have sought to dress more informally, this brave group did just the opposite. Following is the fruit of their labors, the LCS High School Professional Dress Code.

Elementary Class Schedules Available

Are you curious which teachers your student will have for the 2013-2014 school year? Or maybe you need to know exactly when lunch is scheduled so you can drop off a last-minute-meal to your child. Check out our newly released elementary class schedules.

Additions to Our Staff

The teaching staff at Loveland Classical Schools is a dynamic group of content specialists. Each member teaches according to individual subject specialties.

The academic support staff binds the classroom culture in a cohesive manner for the elementary teaching staff, giving the students stability in their daily routines. Meet our new staff members.

Riggs Parent Seminar Scheduled

Riggs is the phonics, reading, writing, and spelling program used at LCS to develop student literacy skills. This seminar will provide basic information and will be a hands-on opportunity to better understand how to help your student use Riggs techniques.

If you would like to learn more about Riggs, please join us Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please contact your student's teacher.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

2013-14 School Forms and Fees

The start of the 2013-14 school year is fast approaching, and we are so happy you will be joining us as returning parents or new additions to our community! Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

LCS and the Northern Colorado Independent League

Athletics provide students with an avenue for achievement outside of the classroom while also promoting student success in academics. Loveland Classical Schools participates in athletics through the Northern Colorado Independent League (NCIL). The NCIL is for middle school athletics and is comprised of local charter and private schools in the northern Colorado area. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

King Soopers Fundraiser Results

Every time you load your King Soopers LCS card, 5% is donated to the school. Purchasing gift cards from King Soopers also earns you double fuel points and 1% of your total bill goes to your future LCS fees. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

2013-2014 School Supply Lists

The school supply lists have been released for the 2013-2014 school year. Click here for more information.

Board Work Session Agenda

A new board work session agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Coffee with Yu and the Board Dates Announced

School Board representatives and Mr. Yu will be available to meet with LCS parents, guardians, and community members during informal scheduled sessions. This is a great opportunity to interact with school leadership and ask any questions that you may have. Click here for the list of dates.

Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Board members have completed officer elections.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new board meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Kindergarten Readiness Checklist

This guide for parents highlights a few skills and concepts that can be introduced at home to ease the transition into kindergarten. School readiness is best taught in small doses with lots of repetition, without pressure. Young children develop so quickly. If they cannot do something one week, they may be able to do it a few weeks later. Click here for more information.

Foundation Board Meeting Minutes

Foundation Board-approved meeting minutes have been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each meeting agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

New Summer Hours

We are closed the first week of each month (June 3-7, July 1-5).
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Friday: School Closed

To reach the school during the summer, please or call 970-541-1507 ext. 124.

Volunteer Girls Volleyball Coach Needed

LCS is looking for a volunteer girls volleyball coach for the upcoming 2013 fall volleyball season. Interested parties should contact for more information about the position.

Summer Recitation Night: Virgil's The Aeneid

Following this year's Second Annual "Homerathon," a majority of the members of the freshman class as well as a handful of the sophomores asked to hold another marathon reading night over the summer. A group of these students came together and planned an summertime overnight reading of Virgil's The Aeneid, the third of the great classical epics, and this one from a Roman poet. Click here for more information.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Foundation Board Agenda

A new Foundation Board agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Summer Park Dates

Just because it's summer, doesn’t mean that we can’t get together for an LCS play date at a park. Whether your child attended LCS last year or will be attending for the first time this fall, we’d love to spend some time with one another and let the kids play and the parents connect. Click here for more information.

2013 Parade and Events Schedule

Bring your family and join us in the fun as we represent the school, wearing our Loveland Classical t-shirts. If you don't have a t-shirt, come anyway. Click here for more information.

Resources when Dealing with Grief

We have posted some possible resources to guide your child through grief. Please note that the resources are divided out by age group. Click here for more information.

Board Work Session Agenda

A new work session agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View our top individual volunteer needs as posted by teachers, staff, and team managers. If your schedule permits, we'd love for you to sign up.

Box Top Wars Results

LCS kindergarten through fifth grade were invited to participate in the Second Annual LCS Box Top Wars March 18, 2013 through May 3, 2013. And the results are in! For the 2012-2013 school year Box Top war, $2,160.45 was raised to be used for equipment and supplies. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Foundation Yard Sale Fundraiser

Come join us for a fun and social fundraiser supporting Loveland Classical Schools! We are looking for lightly used items to be donated to the yard sale. So take this opportunity to do a little spring cleaning while supporting LCS. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Summer Bridge Workbooks Fundraiser Results

Summer Bridge Activities is an award-winning summer learning series that is an easy and proven way to help children retain their classroom skills. Workbooks are for students entering grades K-8 this fall, and each book is just $14.95 with a portion of the proceeds going back to the Foundation. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Amended Board Policies

The board amended the following policies on May 9, 2013.

Board Elections Policy
Finance Policy

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

The Core Principles Held to be Non-Negotiable by the LCS Board of Directors have also been approved.

Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View our top individual volunteer needs as posted by teachers, staff, and team managers. If your schedule permits, we'd love for you to sign up.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View our top individual volunteer needs as posted by teachers, staff, and team managers. If your schedule permits, we'd love for you to sign up.

King Soopers Fundraiser Results

Every time you load your King Soopers LCS card, 5% is donated to the school. Purchasing gift cards from King Soopers also earns you double fuel points and 1% of your total bill goes to your future LCS fees. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Colonial to American Revolution Day (CAR) and Colonial Days

The Colonial to American Revolution Day (CAR) is an annual all-day event for first grade students. Colonial-related activities are featured in P.E., science, math, English and history classes. Dressed in colonial costumes all day, students learn about “taxation without representation” in their mathematics class, and science covers Ben Franklin’s invention of electricity. History features historical plays written by the first graders with help from their families. The plays are then performed in each respective first grade classroom. After the play performances, LCS hosts an independence picnic on the playground. Click here to read the story.

LCS Wins the Spring Break Student Stampede

On April 29, 2013 Loveland Classical Schools' students had the honor of welcoming Mayor Cecil Gutierrez to their school. The Mayor participated in a school-wide assembly where he presented LCS with an award plaque for the district-wide Spring Break Student Stampede to the library competition. The second annual contest was hosted by the Thompson School District in cooperation with the Loveland Public Library. Click here to read the story.

Deadline Extended for Ordering the Summer Bridge Workbooks!

The teachers at LCS highly recommend each family purchase the Summer Bridge Workbooks offered through the LCS Foundation. The Summer Bridge Workbooks provide a wonderful opportunity for your child to review concepts learned throughout this school year, in all of the Core Subjects, which will help to better prepare him/her for the upcoming school year. We recommend you purchase the book, which corresponds to the grade your child is currently completing and will next be entering. For example, if you have a second grade student, you should purchase the Grades 2-3 Bridge Workbook.

All students who return a completed Summer Bridge Workbook within the first week of the next school year will receive a student achievement prize! If you do not have the goldenrod colored order form sent home last week, you may complete the back of this note and return it by this Friday, May 3rd, 2013.

The Elementary English department is also excited to announce that this year we will be able to provide a book to be read during the summer break. It will be required that the books be read by the beginning of the next school year. They should then be returned when school resumes. The books have been chosen by the English teachers to further our curriculum and to provide an opportunity for our students to continue developing their reading skills over summer break. Our students have spent the last nine months building their reading comprehension and fluency skills, and we believe it to be hugely beneficial to continue to practice these skills over the summer months. The elementary English teachers will also be sending a list of reading materials, at various reading levels, which you can use as a guide for finding appropriately leveled books for your child to read. If you have any questions about this or about your child’s reading level, please contact your child’s English teacher or classroom coordinator.

Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education! Click here to place your order.

Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View our top individual volunteer needs as posted by teachers, staff, and team managers. If your schedule permits, we'd love for you to sign up.

Volunteers Needed for Second Annual Benefit Auction

The LCS Foundation is seeking people interested in helping prepare for the second annual Benefit Auction tentatively to be held in March of 2014. There is lots of work to be done and many hands make the task possible. Without a small group of dedicated individuals, the task may be too great for the few to take on alone. Currently, we are looking for approximate time commitments of 10-15 hours per week from Jan - March preparing for the event. If you have the time and interest in this important task, please contact or attend our next Foundation board meeting on Tuesday April 30th at 5:30 PM at LCS in room 204.

Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Elections Canceled

The Board of Directors has canceled the first Annual Meeting and Board of Directors Elections scheduled on April 29. The Nominating Committee sought candidates to run for the two open parent-elected seats on the Board of Directors and posted notifications to the school’s website, Facebook page, and parent newsletter. However, because no applications were received and the main intent of the meeting was to elect two people to these seats, the event will not take place at this time. Click here for more information.

2012-2013 End-of-Year Survey

Your input is important to the future of Loveland Classical Schools! You will receive an e-mail from the SAC requesting your feedback regarding LCS. Click here for more information.

Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View our top individual volunteer needs as posted by teachers, staff, and team managers. If your schedule permits, we'd love for you to sign up.

Early Dismissal

Our first priority is always for the safety and welfare of our students and staff. Therefore, due to the inclement weather which has become worse this morning (April 17), we are dismissing students early at 12:15 p.m. today. You may pick up your students early without it counting on your student's record. Any students picked up after 12:15 p.m. may be picked up from the multi-purpose room. Click here for more information.

Summer Bridge Workbooks

Your children have spent the last nine months learning, so why risk the summer setback? Help them retain their skills learned this year and prepare for the grade ahead.

Summer Bridge Activities is an award-winning summer learning series that is an easy and proven way to help children retain their classroom skills. Research shows that on average, children can lose 2.8 months of grade-level equivalency skills over their summer vacation. By using Summer Bridge Activities books, students enter their new grades prepared and confident. Workbooks are for students entering grades K-8 this fall, and each book is just $14.95 with a portion of the proceeds going back to the Foundation. Click here for the rest of the story and the video.

LCS Featured on 9News

At Loveland Classical School on the first night of spring break, more than a dozen students chose to pull an all-nighter to read Homer's "The Iliad" cover to cover.

"When I had the crazy idea, I thought, 'I don't know if they'll do it,'" teacher Aaron Dukette said, who had heard of the idea from classics departments at a few universities around the country.

"Alexander the Great famously carried a copy of the Iliad in a little casket and kept it under his pillow at night with a dagger," added Dukette.

Dukette says he thought it was important for students to be able to read a classic text like this one. The students at Loveland Classical volunteered to spend the night. They fought off sleep, and the next morning, they finished. Click here for the rest of the story and the video.

Soccer Club

The LCS Soccer Club will begin its spring session on Friday, April 19. Join us at Namaqua Park on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The club will meet April 19, 26, May 3, 10, and 17. All grades are welcome to come as we usually break up into kindergarten through second grade group and second group for students in grades third and up, depending on the number of students who show up. Click here for more information.

2013-2014 School Calendar

The 2013-2014 LCS calendar was built to mirror the Thompson School District as much as possible, including the winter and spring breaks. Click here to view the calendar.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10, 2013

We've all had teachers who inspired or challenged us at important moments in our lives. These teachers are truly special and, like all teachers who excel at their jobs, they deserve our sincere thanks. May 6-10, 2013 marks National Teacher Appreciation Week, and the LCS school board is honoring our teachers by publishing a list of "faculty favorites." The board is encouraging LCS parents to show their appreciation with a small token of their gratitude, such as a favorite candy bar, book, or snack food. Please take the time this week to tell your teachers how much they mean to you. Click here for more information.

Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View our top individual volunteer needs as posted by teachers, staff, and team managers. If your schedule permits, we'd love for you to sign up.

College and Career Center

The LCS College and Career Counseling Center is prepared to help students prepare for college and/or a career and develop a plan to work towards those goals. We are excited to be moving towards our first graduating class and can’t wait to see where our students go and what they plan for their futures! We are currently working to make sure you are informed, involved, and have insight in your decisions.

Click here for more information.

Foundation Board Meeting Minutes

Board-approved meeting minutes have been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each meeting agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Board Meeting Agenda

A new meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Loveland Classical Schools freshmen will read 'The Iliad'
cover to cover in 12-hour feat

Sixteen freshmen will be undertaking an odyssey in oratory Friday night as they read Homer's "The Iliad" cover to cover.

The Loveland Classical School students will read aloud the entire poem from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. during the second annual Homer-athon.

Their teacher, Aaron Dukette, came up with the idea for the marathon event to bring back "the lost tradition of storytelling and reading aloud," he said. Click here for more information.

Board Work Session Agenda

A new work session agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Foundation Board Meeting Agenda

A new meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each meeting agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Report Cards Released

Your student will be bringing his/her report card today! Please check your student's homework folder or log into Parent Portal after 3:00 p.m.

You will also be receiving an Intent to Return form. One form per family must be filled out and returned. If you do not receive this form, .

Parent/Teacher Meeting will be held this Thursday, March 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Top Ten Volunteer Opportunities

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View our top individual volunteer needs as posted by teachers, staff, and team managers. If your schedule permits, we'd love for you to sign up.

Homerathon

In his great work Walden the philosopher Henry David Thoreau recounts being told of the plan for a telegraph network which would permit Maine and Texas to communicate. "Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing to communicate," he wrote. Thoreau's quip takes hits us more squarely in today's age of communication technology. It seems that in proportion to the expansion of such technology the superficiality of our discourse and human relationships has also increased. In a bewildering inundation of "information," we are losing our sense of traditional "wisdom." Much is made of saying many things with great frequency and through many different gadgets, but scant consideration is given to what is worth saying. At Loveland Classical Schools, and in a classical education, it is the Great Ideas and Ultimate Issues which are worthy of being discussed. They liven our minds, open new possibilities for life, and engender our aesthetic, moral, and intellectual sensitivity. The most ancient method of conveying the Great Ideas is the lost art of storytelling. Before the tyranny of the screens-television, computers, cell phones-for millenia people passed time, and wisdom, by telling tales. Click here for more information.

Board Minutes

Approved board minutes have been posted. Click here for more information.

School Accountability Committee

The SAC is a sub-committee of the Board of Directors (BOD) required by the state of Colorado as outlined in CRS 22-11-402. The SAC reports directly to the BOD. Responsibilities include but are not limited to performing evaluations to measure effectiveness, monitor for progress, and provide recommendations for improvement.

The SAC is pleased to report a second year of continued parent satisfaction. The ranking in every core subject was above 4 on a 5 point scale where 1 was the lowest ranking and 5 was the highest ranking. In no category did the average ranking fall below 3.00. However, it should be noted that, of all the academic subjects, rankings either stayed the same or decreased slightly in 8 out of the 10 subjects measured across the last two years. The response rate for this year’s survey also dropped by 19.7%.

Click here for more information.

Policy Development

The Board of Directors has implemented procedures for policy development to ensure two things:
    • The need for the policy is identified.
    • The mission and vision of the school is maintained.

Suggestions to policy changes or additions should adhere to the following procedure.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

The LCS Foundation board to hold fundraising gala, silent and
live auctions to benefit the school

The foundation board for Loveland Classical Schools wants to raise some money and raise some fun at the same time.

That's why the board, the fundraising arm of the school, is initiating the inaugural Foundations Loveland Classical Schools Benefit Auction on March 8.

"This is a way to get extra money to get extras," said Jennifer Thayer, parent volunteer and chairwoman of the benefit auction.

Click here for more.

King Soopers Fundraiser Results

Every time you load your King Soopers LCS card, 5% is donated to the school. Purchasing gift cards from King Soopers also earns you double fuel points and 1% of your total bill goes to your future LCS fees. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Basketball

Basketball is coming to LCS for sixth and seventh grade girls. Join us March 18 at 6:00 p.m. for an informational meeting regarding girls basketball. Practices will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning on March 25th and running until May 17th. All practices are at LCS in the multi-purpose room from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Girls will be asked to bring their own athletic shoes and dress according to P.E. dress code. Click here for more information.

LCS Board Meeting Agenda

A new meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each meeting agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Charter School: What is it really?

Across Colorado, more than 80,000 students are enrolled in the state's 190 charter school campuses this school year.

Students who attend charter schools make up 11 percent of the total K-12 public school enrollment, according to the Colorado League of Charter Schools, and about 7 percent of Thompson School District students attend charter schools this year. Read more.

Benefit Auction: Ticket sales extended to Tuesday, February 26!!

Due to demand, Benefit Auction ticket sales have been extended to this Tuesday, February 26. Please don't miss your chance to support our wonderful school by attending this ground-breaking event! We have many amazing live and silent auction items to bid on, as well as opportunities to purchase entries to win teacher experiences for your student or wristbands to play to win a 42" flat-screen HD Television! For more details on the types of items available, please review our Benefit Auction flyer.

You can purchase your tickets by completing and dropping the individual reply form found in the Benefit Auction invitation mailed to your home, along with payment, into the Foundation lock box in the lobby of the school by Thursday, or purchase your tickets now quickly and easily in the comfort of your own home by visiting our online store.

Plan to join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chartering the Future in Loveland

Three years ago, Loveland resident Trisha Coberly was preparing her son for kindergarten and signed up for six area charter schools. She was willing to drive long distance for an education she felt would best suit her son -- she applied to schools in Fort Collins, Windsor and Greeley.

None of the schools had openings. When Coberly found other parents in the same predicament, someone had a bold proposal: create a charter and open their own school.

It started with a meeting at Coberly's home attended by about 20 parents.

"We continued to garner up a lot of support and realized that a lot of families were looking for this same type of education," she said. Read more.

Benefit Auction: Ticket sales end Thursday, February 21st!!

Benefit Auction ticket sales end this Thursday, February 21st. Please don't miss your chance to support our wonderful school by attending this ground-breaking event! We have many amazing live and silent auction items to bid on, as well as opportunities to purchase entries to win teacher experiences for your student or wristbands to play to win a 42" flat-screen HD Television! For more details on the types of items available, please review our Benefit Auction flyer.

You can purchase your tickets by completing and dropping the individual reply form found in the Benefit Auction invitation mailed to your home, along with payment, into the Foundation lock box in the lobby of the school by Thursday, or purchase your tickets now quickly and easily in the comfort of your own home by visiting our online store.

Plan to join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

E-Resources

If you are looking for reliable online resources without ads, check out these online resources.

Benefit Auction: Online Ticket Sales Are Here!

With the first annual Benefit Auction only weeks away, the Benefit Auction team is pleased to announce the addition of online ticket sales! Now you can purchase your tickets securely online in the comfort of your home and avoid the hassles of remembering to drop off your check at the school! Please visit the online store directly or click on the link at the top of any of the Benefit Auction website pages to order tickets, reserve a table, sponsor a teacher, sponsor the event, or make a tax-deductible donation to the Benefit Auction. Tickets are $38 per person and are available only through February 21st. Don't miss your chance to attend this ground-breaking event. Get your tickets today!

To learn more about our event or to find out how you can help, please visit the Benefit Auction Alerts page on our website or email benefitauction@lovelandclassical.org.

Recent Fundraiser Results

King Soopers LCS Cards: Every time you load your King Soopers LCS card, 5% is donated to the school. Purchasing gift cards from King Soopers also earns you double fuel points and 1% of your total bill goes to your future LCS fees. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Papa Murphys: The LCS Foundation sponsors an ongoing fundraiser at Papa Murphys on the first and third Friday of every month. When customers mention LCS on those days, a portion of each purchase is donated to the LCS Foundation. The Foundation has earned $67.25 for January 2013.

Caps for Cash: LCS families have done great collecting their Morning Fresh Dairy caps. Your work has earned the Foundation $200.00. Thanks so much for participating!

Cartridges for Kids®: This is a recycling program that pays schools and non-profit organizations CA$H for cell phones, empty laser and inkjet cartridges, laptops, iPods, PDAs, video games and consoles, scientific graphing calculators, digital cameras, DVDs and GPS devices. To date, we have earned $399.73.

Box Tops: Families, who have brought in their Box Tops into LCS, have earned the Foundation $996.80. Thanks so much for participating! Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Benefit Auction: Ticket Sales Deadline is February 21st

The first annual Benefit Auction is only weeks away. Do you have your tickets yet? Return your invitation's reply form to the school to purchase tickets, reserve a table, sponsor a teacher or the event, or make a tax-deductible donation to the school. Tickets are $38/person and are available only through February 21st.

Is your invitation lost on your desk, and you can't seem to find it? No worries. The invitation is available online! Download, print out and complete the reply form and drop it, along with your payment, into the Foundation's lock box in the school lobby. Don't be the last to show your support - get your tickets today!

To learn more about our event or to find out how you can help, please visit the Benefit Auction Alerts page on our website or email benefitauction@lovelandclassical.org.

Inclement Weather Information

In the event that the weather outside is creating a dangerous environment for the students, we will switch over to our inclement weather traffic plan. Our inclement weather plan redirects vehicles to go around the building clockwise, as opposed to the normal routine. There will be several sets of cones and signs placed outside to help facilitate this change, along with volunteers. Click here for more information.

Your Opinion is Important

Once a year the School Accountability Committee invites LCS parents to participate in Loveland Classical School's 2013 SAC survey. This data is analyzed by the committe, and the results are reported to the board. Survey results are due by January 16, and one parent or guardian receives the survey for each child. If you or your child's other parent did not receive the survey invitation via email, please check your junk mail and then contact the school at (970) 541-1507.

Sincerely,

Daniel Filler,
LCS School Board Chair and SAC Liaison

Benefit Auction Tickets Available Now

Tickets to the first annual "Foundations" Benefit Auction are now on sale. Invitations have been mailed and should arrive at your home soon. To purchase tickets, please complete and return the forms included in the invitation, along with payment, to the school. If we missed you and you did not receive an invitation, please visit the Benefit Auction's Attend the Event page to request an invitation be sent to you. Tickets are on sale through February 21st.

The Benefit Auction is only two months away and excitement is building! Plan to attend the event to help us raise much-needed funds for our wonderful school! For more information, please visit the Benefit Auction's Alerts page or email benefitauction@lovelandclassical.org.

New Location for Coffee with Yu and the Board

School Board representatives and Mr. Yu will be available to meet with LCS parents, guardians, and community members during informal scheduled sessions. This is a great opportunity to interact with school leadership and ask any questions that you may have. Please note that the location has been moved to Starbucks at 1317 Eagle Dr. Click here for the list of dates.

Roman Days

Roman Days are coming to Loveland Classical Schools. This all-day event for third grade students is scheduled for Friday, January 11. Roman-related activities are planned for science, history, art, math and P.E. classes. Click here for more information.

Riggs Parent Seminar

Riggs is the phonics, reading, writing, and spelling program used at LCS to develop student literacy skills. This seminar will provide basic information and will be a hands-on opportunity to better understand how to help your student use Riggs techniques.

If you would like to learn more about Riggs, please join us Wednesday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. in room 114. For more information, please contact your student's teacher.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

LCS Board Meeting Agenda

A new meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each meeting agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Berthoud Observatory adds Historic Telescope

Russell Thye climbed a ladder to reach the eyepiece of the historic 24-inch telescope and, with one glove removed, squinted out at the stars.

"It's amazing to be able to see constellations ... I've never seen them before that close," the Loveland man said.

Thye and his daughter, Alethia Thye, visited the Little Thompson Observatory on Thursday during a Loveland Classical Schools first-grade field trip to the Berthoud astronomical observatory.

The students viewed the sky from the 18- and 6-inch telescopes in the west dome, while a few of their parents opted to use the 24-inch telescope in the east dome. That telescope opened to the public Nov. 16 during First Light, the first official viewing through a telescope that coincided with the monthly public star night.

"It's a very high-quality optical telescope with a very large field of view," said Meinte Veldhuis, president of the Little Thompson Observatory, which is operated by the Little Thompson Science Foundation all-volunteer organization. "You can see a wide area of the sky."

Click here for more information.

Benefit Auction Update

The first annual LCS Foundations Benefit Auction will be held at Embassy Suites Loveland on Friday, March 8, 2013. Visit our Alerts page for news, updates and happenings for the Benefit Auction! Or for a sneak-peak to recent auction donations, check out our Auction Preview.

Currently, we are collecting addresses for invitations to be mailed in January. Please RSVP with your contact information to make sure we don't miss you!

Two Benefit Auction flyers were recently sent home to parents seeking help with obtaining Corporate Sponsorships and requesting your participation with Classroom Baskets and Art. To find out your student's basket theme, choose between elementary or middle & high school.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Basketball

Basketball is coming to LCS for sixth and seventh grade boys. Join us December 19 at 5:30 p.m. for an informational meeting regarding boys basketball. Practices will be on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning on January 14th and running until March 15th. All practices are at LCS in the multi-purpose room from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Scrimmages will begin in February. Additionally, we will scrimmaging a few local schools beginning in February. Boys will be asked to bring their own athletic shoes and dress according to P.E. dress code. Click here for more information.

Spanish Club for Parents

Spanish Club: It's not just for LCS students. Now parents can participate too! Join us every Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 in room 214. Just bring a notebook and a pencil as the club is free. Click here for more information.

Vision and Hearing Testing

Vision and Hearing Testing will be on Friday, Dec. 7 for students in kindergarten, 1st, 2st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grades and for those who are new to district. If we have any concerns with your child's hearing or vision, you will be contacted. There is no need to contact us. Thank you to all the parents who are volunteering that day. We do have a few spots still available. Click here for more information.

Recent Fundraiser Results

Scholastic Book Fair: Thank you to everyone who made our Fall Book Fair a success! We sold almost $6,700 in books and we now have almost $4,200 in Scholastic Dollars to spend on new books for our classrooms!

eBooks: Our first go around with eBooks at LCS resulted in a total sale of 585 books with an amazing cash profit of $3,475. This quantity was the second highest sales amount in all participating schools in Northern Colorado! Our top seller was Ella Doerr, and the Pizza Party will be awarded to Mr. Cell's fourth grade class! They sold a total of 165 books! Way to go! Thank you to all who participated and made this fundraiser successful, including Kristy Knobloch and Nikole Erickson for their hours and hours of organizing and running this event.

Scrips: Between September 30 and October 27, $1,138.06 profit went to LCS as a total of $22,761.25 was loaded on cards. Coming soon is a new rewards/recognition system for the faithful script users. If you've been on the fence with using it, please any questions on how this amazing program works.

Three Margaritas: Thank you to everyone who continues to support LCS in participating in the Three Margaritas fundraising event! Our September 26, 2012 event has earned us $150.00! The restaurant wants to continue to support our school by hosting two more events! The next scheduled events are January 30 and April 24! Let's see if we can earn $300 next time by just eating some great mexican food at Three Margaritas and mentioning LCS!

Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

New Volunteer Program Released

LCS thrives with the help of its dedicated volunteers! View individual volunteer needs as posted by Teachers, Staff, and Team Managers. Then login using your email and password provided in the Welcome email sent to you. If you do not have access, please contact the or click New Registration.

Click here for more information.

Riggs Parent Seminar

Riggs is the phonics, reading, writing, and spelling program used at LCS to develop student literacy skills. This seminar will provide basic information and will be a hands-on opportunity to better understand how to help your student use Riggs techniques.

If you would like to learn more about Riggs, please join us Tuesday, November 27 at 6:00 p.m. in room 116. For more information, please contact your student's teacher.

Open Enrollment

2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR
LCS enrolls students for the current school year through first semester. If you are interested in joining us the current school year, please fill out the Intent to Enroll on this page. (Note: We currently have several openings in 1st grade, 2nd grade, 6th grade, 9th grade, and 10th grades. Others grades are fluctuating.)

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR (Next Fall)
We begin enrolling for the next school year the first day back after Thanksgiving break. LCS follows the Thompson School District Open Enrollment period. The LCS Lottery Team will continue to fill openings for the 2013-2014 school year as fluctuation occurs throughout the spring and summer. Please be patient during this process. Due to the 48 hours allotted for acceptance and one week time period allotted for families to return enrollment packets, calls will be made as quickly as possible. Click here for more information.

School Accountability Committee

The SAC is a team that bridges the community to the board of directors. This team conducts parent/staff/student satisfaction surveys, fields grievances from the public that are not able to be resolved by the staff, and provides data and advice to the board of directors. Click here for more information about the SAC members for the 2012-2013 school year.

LCS At a Glance

Would you like to know what LCS is all about? Check out some of our key features.

Unified Improvement Plan Meeting

Pursuant to the Education Accountability Act of 2009, all public schools in Colorado are required to develop unified improvement plans that outline targets for performance outcomes and strategies that the school will implement to achieve academic improvement. Based on results from the Colorado School Performance Framework, Loveland Classical Schools will be required to develop an improvement plan for the 2012-13 school year.

LCS Foundation Meeting Agenda

A new meeting agenda has been posted. Meeting locations are listed on each meeting agenda, which is posted on our website before the meeting. Click here for more information.

Knitting and Crochet Club

Like to knit? Want to learn? The LCS Knitting and Crochet Club has received a donation of over $500 worth of yarn from Interweave Press for education and charity knitting. Students, teachers, parents, and staff are all welcome to attend, and if you don't know how to knit or crochet, we will be happy to teach you! The only thing you need to bring is a set of size 7 or 8 knitting needles or a size G or H crochet hook. Click here for more information.

Dispute Resolution Policy

Loveland Classical Schools (LCS) firmly believes that adults must be models of good character even in the most difficult situations. Should a parent have a concern, that concern should be resolved using the chain of command. Issues that arise in a particular classroom should always be addressed to the teacher first since the teacher has more direct knowledge of the student.

This process refers to parents' communication of any kind that seeks or requires an action on the part of the school regarding their students. LCS understands that parents have questions, opinions, and comments that need to be expressed concerning their children’s education. Such communication can be very helpful to the running of the school. Click here for more information.

Testimonials

Find out what people are saying about LCS. Click here for more information.

Formal Fridays

Due to the variability of the reading of the word “formal,” Formal Fridays for the elementary school will be structured such that all clothing must remain in dress code. Please feel free to wear your best attire on Friday; however, clothing not in dress code such as those with logos or of a color not mentioned in the handbook will not be appropriate for the school day.

Students in the upper school will still be allowed to observe Formal Fridays with the understanding that they are in attire better than the normal dress code. For the male students, a button-up shirt, tie, and suit jacket are most welcome. For female students, please consider what you would wear to a job interview for a CEO position at a Fortune 500 company. Please bring a separate set of clothes if you are unsure.

King Soopers Fundraiser Results

Every time you load your King Soopers LCS card, 5% is donated to the school. Purchasing gift cards from King Soopers also earns you double fuel points and 1% of your total bill goes to your future LCS fees. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Parent Pride

The Parent Pride is part of how we as a school seek to communicate with the community and parents, providing excerpts from the board and the Executive Director of Education. The Pride also includes procedures and information concerning the school week, so please take a look!

Quarter 1 Report Cards

This is a notification to let you know your student will be bringing home his/her report card today! Please check his/her homework folder today or you can view them after 3:00 p.m. on the Parent Portal.

Parent/Teacher Night is this Thursday, November 1st. If you have not had a chance to come to any of our Friday afternoon meetings, this will be an opportune time to meet with your student's teachers and coordinator. We will begin at 5:30 and end promptly at 8:00 when we will kindly ask teachers to leave the building to enjoy their well-deserved three-day weekend. Click here to read the entire letter.

A Letter from Mr. Yu

In light of the atrocious tragedy that occurred recently, Loveland Classical Schools would like to assure you that our staff is relentlessly concerned for the safety of all students.

LCS has taken steps to ensure student safety by implementing new guidelines for attending extracurricular activities. Should your child attend an after school event, you will need to enter the building to retrieve your child. To locate the exact room of the activity, please visit our website at lovelandclassical.org. The School Events Calendar can be found under Calendars under the Parents tab. We understand this may be an inconvenience, but we hope you will gladly comply for the well-being of the children.

Click here to read the entire letter.

Recent Fundraiser Results

The LCS Foundation sponsors an ongoing fundraiser at Papa Murphys on the first and third Friday of every month. When customers mention LCS on those days, a portion of each purchase is donated to the LCS Foundation. The Foundation has earned $76.20 for September 2012 and $86.25 for October 2012.

The first ever LCS Fall Bazaar was a big hit. If you missed the event, be sure to watch for it next year. The profits of the day were an amazing $2,854. Click here for more information on the results of our fundraisers.

Substitute Employment

Loveland Classical Schools is currently looking for substitute teachers/coordinators. Click here for more information.

Riggs Parent Seminar

Riggs is the phonics, reading, writing, and spelling program used at LCS to develop student literacy skills. This seminar will provide basic information and will be a hands-on opportunity to better understand how to help your student use Riggs techniques.

If you would like to learn more about Riggs, please join us Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m. in room 116. For more information, please contact your student's teacher.

Craft Bazaar and Chili Cookoff

The are many craft vendors who will be there as well as a chili cook-off and other desserts and drinks sold. We will also host singing performances from our students! It is sure to be a great place to get some of your holiday shopping done while also supporting our school.

Fundraising Results

Purchasing gift cards from King Soopers also earns you double fuel points and 1% of your total bill goes to your future LCS fees. The cards have earned the Foundation $1,573.30 for the September 1 - 29 reporting period. Click here for more information.