End of School Year To Give Parents Far Fewer Emails to Ignore

emails from DPSThe school year is rapidly coming to end, and although many parents will miss the cheapest and best day care around, there are many things parents will not miss. Things like getting kids out the door in the morning, packing lunches, picking them up from school, making sure homework is done, and on and on. But most of all, parents are looking forward to not having to completely disregard so many emails sent from the school. “We probably get 10 to 15 emails a week from the teacher or someone at the school,” said Swigert Elementary parent Amy Simbro. “Things like what the kids are working on, any activities they have going on that week, camps they can attend and on and on. At least that’s what I think they are about. I don’t read all of them.” Isabella Bird parent Joe Bauer is in a similar position. “They just send so many emails,” said Bauer. “I really don’t have time to read them all. I usually ask one of the better parents if there is anything urgent, and they give me the crib notes. Really excited to stop getting so many emails.”

For the school’s part, they are just making an effort to keep parents informed on what is going on with their kids for the seven hours a day parents don’t see them. “There is no way to know which parents want to be engaged and which ones do not,” said Bill Roberts educator Lindsey Carman. “So, we send our communications out to everyone. We also want to avoid anyone ever saying things like, ‘well, no one ever sent me that.’ Yes, we did. At least 8 times.” There is no plan in place for the schools to slow down its communication. “Many parents really appreciate knowing what is going on with their kids,” said Carman. “And truthfully, it only takes about 30 seconds to read and respond to any of the emails we send.” The parents simply look forward to not getting any more emails. “I just hope there is no ‘summer communication’ program,” said Simbro. “I have time to complain about all these emails. I just don’t have time to read them.”

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DBC’s “The Franklin” Saves Life of Hungover Stapleton Man

the FranklinKevin Turner didn’t realize it at the time last Saturday night, but he had stayed up way too late and drank way too much whiskey. “We had some neighbors over and were just hanging out listening to music,” said Turner. “Drank some beer and wine, then I decided to have some whiskey. Next thing we know it is about one in the morning when the neighbors left.” Turner says he felt great when he went to bed. “It’s not like I was stumbling up the stairs, slurring badly, or had the spins. I knew I had gone beyond my legal limit, but wasn’t worried about anything in regards to my health.” Turner says he went to bed peacefully, expecting the same feeling in the morning.
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Shopper Running Through King Soopers Not in Hurry; Just Hates Soopers

person running in SoopersLuke Gibbons was furiously racing through King Soopers as many have done before in a hurry to get something to bring home for dinner or grab something for a party they had previously forgotten. The difference in Gibbons case was that he wasn’t late for anything, nor was anyone waiting on him somewhere for a particular item. “I just hate that damn place,” said Gibbons. “I almost get sick to my stomach being in there. So, when I have to go, I run. Every time.” Gibbons says it’s hard to point to just one thing that bothers him about the Quebec Soopers. “Seems like they are out of what I am looking for, it is always crowded, the produce seems to go bad by the time I get home…I could really go on and on.”
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Stapleton Nanny Shows Up to Work Without Visible Tattoo

nanny without tattoosThe Beatty family recently completed their search for their summer nanny, and they decided to have her start working about 10 hours a week prior to the end of school. “It gives us a little more flexibility, and will help the kids get used to her,” said Celeste Beatty. The Beattys were really excited about their new nanny, Jessica. “She was really good with the kids right off the bat,” said Mark Beatty. “When we met with her, she clicked with us and seemed really responsible and really what we are looking for.” On her first day of work, Jessica showed up on time and ready for work. The Beattys did have one problem with her, however.

“She was wearing a tank top,” said Celeste. “Which, of course we have no issue with. The problem we had was that we did not see any tattoos on her anywhere. I would think there would have been one visible somewhere, with the tank top and all.” Mark agreed. “When we interviewed her, we didn’t ask her if she had any tattoos, we just assumed she had one somewhere, being a nanny,” said Mark. “Maybe it won’t end up being that big of a deal, it’s just that we never had a nanny who didn’t have a tattoo before.” Celeste does not plan to fire Jessica at this point. “We are going to see how it plays out,” said Celeste. “There is a chance she has a tattoo on her foot we missed, or maybe on her lower back. I’m going to try to casually bring it up in conversation. I guess I’m still holding out that she has one, like the rest of the world’s nannies.”

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Eastbridge Town Center An Actual Place Where You Can Go

eastbridge openOnce known as Forest City’s biggest *empty promise, the Eastbridge Town Center is very close to being fully operational, already with several places open. Many residents are still struggling to believe they can now go to the Eastbridge Town Center and purchase goods and services. “There are places there that accept money in turn for items?” questioned Stapleton resident Helen Addison. “Did we also land on Mars recently? This is going to take a while for me to get used to.” Resident Jon Propp is also in disbelief the project is finally coming to fruition. “I never thought this would happen,” said Propp. “Sure, I thought eventually there would be a gas station here, but not all the cool shops and restaurants. I’m going to wait a few months just so I know for sure it is not some prank or I’m not on punked.”
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Stapleton Four Year Old Eats Dinner Without Having to be Yelled at Whole Time

4 year old eats dinnerBeau Schwab is like most four year old kids when it comes to eating. If it’s not the actual time to eat, he eats just fine. He’s great with snacks and treats throughout the day, but when he sits down for a meal, it takes constant yelling and prodding to get him to eat anything. “It can be extremely frustrating said Beau’s mom Kara. “We will even ask him what he wants, give him that, and still, it’s a fight to get that little bastard to take a bite.” The Schwab’s seem to try everything. “We will play games, try bribes, threats, nothing seems to be effective,” said Beau’s father Grant. “We even explain to him there are kids who don’t have any food so he should be grateful. Apparently, he doesn’t seem to care about those kids.” The Schwab’s know it is nothing wrong with them as parents, but it is still frustrating. “Every other parent of a four year old we know goes through the same thing,” said Kara. “That doesn’t make it any less painful, however.”
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