Monday, July 30, 2012

SCLA 9th grade retreat last minute questions!


A couple of last minute items! 
We are so excited to have you join us for our retreat.  This will be a great experience!

Some commonly asked questions:

* Do I need a sleeping bag? - No, the YMCA provides bedding.

*How do I get a hold of someone in the event of an emergency? -
The phone number to the YMCA is 800-777-9622
Carrie Adams- SCLA Program Coordinator cell phone number is:
303-330-7708 ( Cell coverage is spotty in Estes!)

* I will be picking up my son or daughter early- what is the address to the YMCA? 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511

* My son/daughter has a medical condition- who should  I talk to?   We will have a table to check in to share info with the SCLA teachers that will be attending. 

* We are not getting these emails to the addresses we want them- will you add a new email address?   We send all of our information via Infinite Campus.  Students should get used to checking their SVVSD accounts, and parents will need to modify their contact info.  We are unable to make changes.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. 

* Who is my child rooming with? The ambassadors made the room lists by putting students randomly in rooms.  Students are expected to stay in the rooms they are assigned for safety reasons.  Part of leadership is learning to adapt to unique situations.  This is one night.  Please be open to meeting new people regardless of who is in your room with you! 

*Where else can I get info for SCLA?
Our blog is:

Our SCLA Website ( you can access from the SCHS website)

*Contact Ms Adams

Hope this helps! 

Ms Adams

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SCLA 9th grade retreat info

Greetings SCLA 9th graders!  

The retreat is a WEEK away! We  are so excited to work with you! Here is the info you need:

Meet at SCHS on Wed. Aug 1st.
Check in is from 11am-12
Bus leaves at Noon. 

We will return on Thursday Aug 2nd at 5pm at SCHS 

At Check in you will need:

Permission slip
Code of Conduct


Balance- Check to SCHS  the total amount you need to pay is $80.  Many  of you put  a $50 deposit down.

SCLA Retreat Checklist
August 1st and 2nd 2012

Be Sure to Bring…
   Closed Toe Shoes (Preferably Tennis Shoes) – We are hiking!
   Long Pants
   Underwear/ Boxers
   Pajamas / Sleep clothes
   Extra Shirt
   Jacket/ Sweat Shirt
   Hat or Sunglasses
   Soap and Shampoo
   Cell Phone
   Swim Suit and Towel
   Exercise clothes- for basketball or other activities

   Money ( You don’t have to pay for anything- but there is a gift shop and snack bar at the lodge-)
   Medications (Asthma etc.)
   Umbrella or rain poncho 

Don't Bring...
   Weapons (Knives, Guns, etc.)
   Limit Valuables!!! (iPods, Cameras etc.)
   Drugs, Alcohol, and Hazardous Substances
   Clothing with inappropriate or suggestive pictures or words- remember – you are representing SCHS and SCLA

Remember that we will only be there for one night; however the mountains can be chilly at night


if you have any questions! 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer for SCLA

Happy Summer SCLAers!

Hope you are enjoying some time off with family and friends.  I also hope you are gearing up for a great year of Leadership Academy and have spent some time this summer volunteering.  Are you keeping track of your hours on the site 100Squared?  Its a great place full of opportunities and a way for you to track your efforts.  Go to  and check it out!  Thanks to Senior Brian Hardy for getting this up and running.

A few reminders of summer events-

SCLA is excited to host a great leadership evening on Tuesday, July 17th 6-8pm and would like to invite you to attend! 

The group Health and Ed 4 Nepal is based out of Longmont and along with this group we  are excited to welcome Jaget Lama to Longmont to share with us information on the building of the school, the health clinic and the women's center.  Jaget is an experienced trekking guide and professional musician.    Jaget is also working with the Mountain Leadership Group who is producing a feature length documentary on life in the village of Kumari, Nepal, and their desire to bring health care and education to this village.

This will be a great evening of traditional Nepalese food, information, music and fun.   

Tuesday, July 17 6-8pm
Everest Restaurant
2130 Main Street- Longmont
$15 per person includes dinner and a donation to help with this project. 

For more info you can go to the following websites:

You can pay at the door, but we would like an RSVP if you would like to attend, so they can prepare the correct amount of food.  The great folks at the Everest Restaurant are opening their restaurant especially for this event.   They are great supporters of SCLA.  

Enjoy a great evening- AND make a difference! 

Email Ms Adams at if you would like to attend.   Feel free to bring a friend, and this event is open to students AND parents! 


We had an excellent 10 days in CHINA in June!   It is an amazing experience to travel,  and we have two more trips coming up in 2013!  Ecuador over Spring Break and Costa Rica during the summer.  There is still room on each trip and you can sign up anytime!   For Ecuador, go to   and for Costa Rica, go to   Students, Parents, Grandparents are welcome to travel with us!

Contact Ms Adams for more details. 

Volunteer opportunities!
SCLA has always been a big supporter of Crayons to Calculators.  They need help again this summer to deliver backpacks. 
Get your calendars our and mark down July 19, 25, 30, and 31. If you can volunteer on any of these days, they could really use your help on these days!!  To see the volunteer calendar and sign up for a shift click here. You can also email or call Abby Yeagle  to schedule a time to volunteer. .

Volunteers will meet at the Main Street School in Longmont located at 820 Main Street. You will be working in the cafeteria on the far North side of the school on the main/lower level of the school. Parking is available on the North East side of the building at the corner of 9th and Kimbark and on the far South side of the building with access from Kimbark. Volunteers can enter through the handicap access door on the front North West side of the building.

Feel free to contact Abby with any questions about volunteering.

Abby Yeagle
Program and Volunteer Coordinator - Crayons to Calculators
Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley
820 Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

9th Grade Retreat!!

Coming up soon- August 1st and 2nd.  Enjoy a day and a half getting to know more about SCLA, hiking, games and speakers.  It is a great way to kick off High School!   Next week more info will be on the blog along with packing lists and other details.

Enjoy the last little bit of summer!

As always- Contact Ms Adams if you need any information.