Principal’s Update & Important Dates

Welcome to this week’s newsletter! There are so many amazing ways for kids to connect this week–see all the opportunities below (AND–the start of first ever virtual book fair!) New this year as well in LaunchED are the weekly announcements posted to each grade level Schoology course including information about upcoming events–we recommend looking over those announcements with your students, too. We hope you all have a wonderful week!

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 Week of Monday, Nov 6th- Sunday Nov 19th VIRTUAL Scholastic Book Fair
🚀 Week of Nov 20-24th: No School for Thanksgiving Break
🚀 Week of Nov 20-24th: ALSO–MyON & SORA Reading Challenges!
🚀 Wednesday Dec 6th: Late Start/PLC

LaunchED Picture of the Week

K-3 students are being inspired by the book Rosie Revere, Engineer and using their imaginations to create their own inventions this week for National STEAM Day!  How would you like a flying house to travel the world in?  Our future is in good hands with our LaunchED students!  🙂

Image of two students running and holding hands going to the book fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!

You can shop for books for students in grades K-12 at the virtual book fair happening now through November 19th. #ScholasticBookFairs

Meet the District Nurse that Supports LaunchED!
Wendi Stewart, RN BSN
Phone: 303-598-3109
Email: [email protected]

If your student has any health concerns please reach out to Wendi so she can keep your health plans up-to-date. Health plans help us understand students’ needs, and respond to medical concerns, including in online classes as well as those experiences in activities such as clubs, sports, music, CMAS, and SAT testing.

Poster with "Save the Date" and pictures of the event including students launching rockets, attending a career lecture, and playing with robotics.

Save the Date! LaunchED Virtual Academy STEAM Night is January 24, 2024! Get ready to join your student and our LaunchED community for a fun evening of STEAM activities, celebrations of projects and student work, and STEAM career explorations. More info coming soon!

Attention 6th-8th Grade Students

Poster with image of an ipad and a book with stars coming out of its pages and the text that says First Chapter Fridays calling all middle and high schoolers.

Students! Join in on First Chapter Fridays in November from 11:30-12:00pm each Friday! This event will include a read-a-loud of favorite first chapters from books (read by students and teachers and some surprise guests). See all details on our calendar and join this Webex link at 11:30am on Fridays this month:

boy doing schoolwork with mother

Attention Students (and parents)!

Please make sure that your iPad is updated to the latest iOS. We recommend checking weekly to see if there is a new update for your iPad’s operating system. So many apps and websites for LaunchED rely on these updates.

A poster with title Art Club and paint splatters on the image.

Attention 6th-12th grade students–join the ART Club! There are three upcoming dates–October 20th, November 17th, and December 8th. Art club will be from 10:45-11:30am. You can join in Mrs. Freeman’s Webex Room:


We have three STEAM-focused clubs available at LaunchED:
STEAM Stars: Students in Grades K-2, meets one time a month, and 3rd-5th meets two times a month.
STEAM Club: Students in Grades 6-12 meet two times a month.
Students can join in person at our LaunchED campus or online!

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