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September 12,2013 Mackintosh Moment

Dear Parents, I am thrilled to announce that our technology dollars have been put to excellent use this week in our classrooms. In the words of Mrs. Kelly Kates, our Performing Arts' teacher, "I just wanted to say "Thanks so much!" for the TV, I-pad and Apple Works. I am overwhelmed! I know I will have a lot to figure out, but I am so excited about all of the possibilities! It is such nice timing since we are discussing different genres of music in grade one. I wanted to play Tchaikovsky's version of "Nutcracker" compared to Duke Ellington's. Now I can play it on the Apple TV and the students will get to see what different instruments are being used for the classical vs. jazz version, rather than sharing my cutout pictures of instruments!" Our parents' generosity has allowed Mackintosh Littleton to complete our technology plan from last year, including Apple TVs for Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Kindergarten. Each classroom also received an iPad with a a sturdy case. Your Annual Giving Campaign dollars have been used wisely for our students! Gratitude to John Nimmo, Rick Gill and Chuck Turner for hanging the TVs in the classrooms. It truly takes a village to fit all of the puzzle pieces together that make up this amazing school. Our staff wants to thank each and every one of you who contributed financially to our goals of last year. We were incredibly successful, your giving nature and support of Mackintosh Academy are truly appreciated! With much care, Stacey

Lights, Camera, Auction! Have you RSVP'd? We want everyone to attend this wonderful, community event. A fabulous time is planned with great food, super items to bid on,

terrific, live music and phenomenal company. The attire is glam, but feel free to be creative and wear something that shows your individual Hollywood side, whatever that may be, perhaps you have been just waiting to show off your old prom dress or fancy suit! You may RSVP to the Evite or mail back the RSVP card and we will count you in! Tickets are required, a donation of $25 per ticket is suggested, you may send in a check or pay by PayPal on the Evite invitation. Please Come! Donations for the Silent and Live Auctions are still being accepted, we have been thrilled with the contributions so far, if you have an item to donate, please email Siobhan Cox at for a donation form.

School Supply Donations! NAMLO Please bring your school supply donation in soon! Our sister school in Khamendu, along with our Leadership Council, and entire community thank you!

CU Volleyball For All! A generous donor has given our school free tickets to the CU Volleyball game on September 27th in Boulder. Look for 2 tickets in your child's Friday Folder tomorrow. Please contact one of our Parent Council Presidents, Jan Rutty or Terese Rainwater, for additional tickets for your family, if needed. Jan can be reached at Terese can be reached at Parent Council meetings are held every Thursday from 1:30-2:30 in the Performing Arts' room until October 4th, when meetings will move to once per month. All parents are invited to attend, we would love to have your participation as we prepare for the Lights, Camera, Auction Event! Car Line Please remember to remain in your car during car line and move safely appropriately through the line. Please refrain from parking in our Visitor spot during drop off and pick up. Thank you!

Thought for the Week "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." Charles William Eliot

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