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January 2021 - Sierra PTA News

February PTA Meeting

The next PTA General Meeting is Monday, February 8 at 6:30pm via Google Meet. Please join us!

Restaurant Night

Monday, Feb 22nd at Marcos Pizza in Five Parks. The class that raises the most money will get a free pizza card for each student.

Winter Item Donation Drive

Student Council at Sierra is promoting a "winter item" donation drive. Please bring new or gently used clothing of all sizes to 8216 Swadley Court by Jan 31, they may be left on the porch or in the driveway. Thank you for supporting Student Council and modeling generosity to the next generation!

Items Needed:

  • Gently used warm clothing, shoes, and coats

  • Socks & underwear- must be new

Snacks for Sierra Staff

If you are interested in purchasing individually packaged snacks for our beloved Sierra Staff, please sign up here:

Order your 2020/2021 Yearbook today! Code: 11780621


2020/21 Yearbook Photos Needed:

This year we need your help more than ever to make our yearbook a success. As the year progresses please submit photos via our Shutterfly Share Site. Pictures are needed from both families and staff at Sierra.

Here is the link to submit photos: If this is your first time submitting, you will need to ask for and be granted page permission first.

A few rules for submitting photos:

*Label folder with teacher and event.

*Photos submitted for a teacher's page may only contain kids from that class.

*Photos submitted for events such as Halloween or 1st Day of School may have mixed grades/teachers.

* Please DO NOT submit photos of parents, or siblings that do not attend Sierra.

Thank You!

Questions, please email

Snowman Garden in Sierra Park

If we ever get a decent snow this winter, let's create a collection of snow creatures in Sierra Park. Pick your own day and time and enjoy the fresh air. And don't forget to check out all of the other creations in the park- sabertooth tiger, anyone?

Additional Childhood Resiliency Training

Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers in the Ralston Valley and Arvada West areas,

As a follow-up from our December sessions with Joy Wishtun, LPC, we will dig deeper around supporting resiliency in our kids. Joy will facilitate four separate sessions over Zoom, where she will focus on providing specific strategies around strengthening your child's resilience:

Early Childhood - February 10th at 5:00 pm

Elementary Age - February 10th at 6:00 pm

Young Adolescents - February 17th at 6:00 pm

Older Adolescents - February 17th at 7:00 pm

Each session will provide parents and caregivers an overview of skills to utilize with children in that developmental level, to build healthier, more rewarding relationships, and help your child’s resilience during challenging times and situations. These presentations will be interactive, so come ready to participate and play! Even if you didn't join us in December, please feel free to participate.

RSVP by February 7th to participate in a 45-minute session. You may attend more than one session, if you have children in multiple age categories. Click on the link below to register:

Click Here to Register

For any questions, please reach out to Monika VanderStek (, Social Emotional Learning Specialist



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