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!)

~Julie Read, Principal, LaunchED Virtual Academy

🚀 Week of Mon Oct 30th-Nov 3rd: LaunchED Spirit Week! See themes below.
🚀 Thursday Nov 2nd: LaunchED Open House (event for prospective LaunchED students)
🚀 Week of Monday, Nov 6th- Sunday Nov 19th VIRTUAL Scholastic Book Fair
🚀 Wednesday Nov 8th: National STEM/STEAM Day
🚀 Week of Nov 20-24th: No School for Thanksgiving Break
🚀 Week of Nov 20-24th: ALSO–MyON & SORA Reading Challenges!

LaunchED Picture of the Week

We love Spirit Week in LaunchED! Check out this amazing photo of our 3rd grade students sharing their costumes and excited about Halloween and fall during their time in Ms. LaFaye’s class. We still have a few days of Spirit Week left–see the schedule below.

LaunchED Virtual Academy Spirit Week! October 30th-November 3rd

Students–Join us in our LaunchED Spirit Week (thank you LaunchED Student Leadership Team for coming up with this great list of options!)
🎤 Monday, October 30th: Generations Day–60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s–which is your favorite style?
🎃 Tuesday, October 31st: Halloween Costumes/Fall Celebrations and Backgrounds
🤩 Wednesday: November 1st: Twin Day–dress to match a friend, teacher or Principal!
🧢 Thursday, November 2nd: Crazy Hat or Hair Day
📺 Friday, November 3rd: Choose Your Adventure! Dress up as your favorite character from a book, movie, or show!

Note: As Halloween approaches, we want to take a moment to remind everyone about the importance of safety and what school expectations are during this festive season. Please understand we have a wide range of ages and we will not allow weapons, face coverings, and costumes that are overly scary to small children or costumes that are hard to wear.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! SAVE THE DATE for November 6th-November 19th
and get ready to check out this great resource for purchasing books for your home libraries. Start exploring
together: #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:

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!

Collage of images with students participating in the STEAM clubs. There are pictures of students showing science experiments and pictures of students participating in an online class.

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