Our blog’s purpose is to help parents navigate the Kindergarten and elementary school phase of their children’s education. In Colorado, we are given the opportunity of “choice” in our search. This program gives parents many options when it comes to choosing a school for their child outside of their neighborhood school. The process can become overwhelming with the myriad of choices including faith-based schools, private schools, charter schools, and magnet schools – each with varying programs and curriculum. The entire process can be very mind-boggling.
We created ScoopToo.com as a result of this daunting search and discovery process endured not long ago while researching the right school for our children. After charts, graphs, phone calls, tours, interviews, testing, researching, seeking advice from friends, it became a huge commitment and sacrifice of time. We felt strongly about helping other parents in this arena and that a collective resource for information on related topics would help abundantly. So, therein lies the inspiration for ScoopToo.com.
Our blog consists of school profiles, parent interviews, national and local education related articles, a Two Cents series, events, posts on educational topics we’ve researched, etc. Please grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine, kick back, and start reading.
It is our belief that the more educated you are with this process, the more empowered you will feel about making informed decisions about your child’s education. We’d love for you to spread the word about ScoopToo.com to your family, friends, and colleagues and wish you the best of luck in your journey. If you want further guidance and coaching regarding your school search, please contact Kerri to learn more about the services she provides for families.
Be sure to attend the next DPS Regional Expo to learn more about school(s) in your neighborhood or close by. It’s a good time to do some “school comparison shopping” to see which school is a good fit for your family. School staff from elementary, middle and high schools will be on hand to answer questions and share more about their unique programming. There will be other DPS representatives attending the event to help spread the word about the school choice process, transportation, ECE, etc. The upcoming expos will be held at specific schools in different regions of the city on Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am- noon. Read the press release below from DPS!
DPS Regional Expos on Dec. 7
Northwest: North High School, 2960 N. Speer Blvd.
Southeast: South High School, 1700 E. Louisiana Ave.
Southwest: Kepner Middle School, 911 S. 911 S. Hazel Court
In addition, families will have the opportunity to learn about SchoolChoice, the DPS enrollment process, as well as DPS Transportation, Early Childhood Education, Denver Health clinics, Sound Body Sound Mind Fitness Centers at the Denver Public Schools and more.
The Regional Expo event series is proudly sponsored by Elevate Health Plans. Detailed information about their affordable health insurance plans is available at http://elevatehealthplans.org/.
For additional information, please visit http://www.dpsk12.org/expo/
Erika Ojeda Louvier, Director of Community Relations, reached out recently to let us know some important information about their upcoming Open House. It will be held on Sunday, November 3, from 12:00- 2:00 p.m at the school. The event will kick off the school’s admission process for the 2014-2015 school year. Guests can expect to meet the staff, learn about the school’s award-winning program, and tour the facilities. See information below.
Escuela de Guadalupe to Hold Open House
For grades K-5, Escuela de Guadalupe is a Catholic, dual-language school of excellence that serves a diverse student body – ethnically, economically and linguistically – from across the metropolitan Denver area. On Sunday, November 3 the school will host an Open House from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All are invited; we are located at 3401 Pecos St. Denver, CO 80211.
Calling all fifth grade parents who are considering middle school options for next year: Leanna Harris, e.Merging’s secondary school specialist, will be conducting another presentation for parents on how to navigate middle school choice. Be sure to read the information below and RSVP!
Fifth Grade Parents:
Are you starting to wonder about how to choose the right middle school for your child?
Do you have questions about the various public and private school options and teaching methods that are available in our area?
Join e.Merging Educational Consultants’ secondary school specialist Leanna Harris for a presentation on
How to Navigate
Middle School Choice
Tuesday, October 15th ~ 6:30-8:00 pm
50 S. Steele St. Basement Conference Room
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
e.Merging is an educational consulting business serving families in the Denver area. Using a holistic approach, they strive to align families with educational settings that support their values and family vision. For more information visit www.e-merging.org.
Posted on 02. Oct, 2013 by KB.
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