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.
Posted on 05. Feb, 2014 by KB.
If you are a parent of a teenager (or soon to be teen), you may be interested in this upcoming seminar presented by Marsh Hirsch, a veteran middle school principal. She will be sharing her expertise with parents including advice and tips on preparing and supporting children during the middle school years. Her presentation will take place at St. Elizabeth’s School in Denver on Thursday, February 20th. Read the press release below to learn more!
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.
Tweet 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 […]
Posted on 02. Oct, 2013 by KB.
Tweet This is a reminder to all families who are applying for admittance to the DPS Advanced Kindergarten program or the Highly Gifted and Talented program for next year. The applications are due this Friday, October 4th. Click here to learn to more!
Tweet Be sure to save the date–October 19th! The 5280 School Fair will once again be taking place at the Children’s Museum of Denver. This event is ideal for parents wanting to learn more about the wonderful and varied options of independent schools across the Denver Metro Area. Representatives from about 30 schools will be […]
Tweet Are you trying to make sense of your school options for next year? Do you have a toddler and want to learn more about preschool programs that may be a good fit? Are you looking for an elementary school that would fit the needs of your child and align with your family values and […]
Tweet 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 […]
Tweet Be sure to watch Davis Guggenheim’s new documentary, Teach, airing this evening at 7 p.m. Denver time on CBS. Davis Guggenheim is at it again with a new documentary called Teach. It focuses on our education system through the eyes of teachers. What does it take to be a teacher? This documentary explores this question while […]
Tweet By Kerri Barclay It is that time of year again believe it or not. School supplies? Check. Uniforms? Check. New backpacks? Check. You get the point. Everyone is dealing with those last minute items that need to be checked off the long list for back to school. Many of us are wondering, where the […]