Monday message 04.01.2024

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Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

We hope you had a restful and joyous Spring Break. It was great to see the learners and hear about their adventures. As you may have heard, all grade levels are in the design phase of their science experiments for the International Space Station. Before the break, learners learned about brainstorming techniques and teamwork dynamics from our partners at Mission Orbit2. In their teams, they initially brainstormed up to 100 ideas for their experiment and then narrowed the list down to their top 10.

Learners have spent the last week further refining their list to their top 3 and thoroughly investigating them to ensure their viability. The Chief Scientist from ISSET, in partnership with Ms. Subba, guided learners in their research and provided the framework that experiments need to meet for launch. Learners also heard from former NASA astronauts and scientists describing their favorite experiments on the International Space Station. The feedback from the kids has been overwhelmingly positive, and they have reported that their experiences have really sparked their creativity and motivation.

We learned a lot during Women’s History Month in March. We received positive feedback from all stakeholders regarding the information shared using NASA and other aviation-focused women to inspire and motivate us. In conjunction, we continued the hard work, having many discussions and reviewing expectations for social-emotional learning. We are committed to ensuring our students learn to lead, be self-directed, and develop their emotional IQ in a way that inspires creativity and engagement in their coursework. We believe it’s vital to help learners develop the skills of social awareness, self-management, regulation of emotions, and self-awareness early so they can begin to weave these abilities through every facet of their lives.

Please be sure to check the CSA Community Calendar. Quite a few events have been added in the last week, including each grade level’s end-of-year experience field trip, the all-school Boondocks field trip, 8th-grade graduation, and more. Please read the articles in this week’s message, including information about our Star Search hiring event on April 17th, an update about flight crew pictures, a reminder about the school yearbook, and others.

Have a great week!

In gratitude,

Directors Coryell and Motley

Upcoming Events
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April 
17 

Star Search (invite-only)

Star Search is a full-day, interactive job interview involving multiple stakeholders (facilitators, board members,...

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April 
19 
Event Series
Traveling Tom's Coffee Truck
April 
19 
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April 
22 
Event Series
April 
22 
Wingman for a Day
April 
23 

Wingman for a Day

 We are recruiting our current learners and their friends, neighbors, and relatives to climb...

April 
23 
April 
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Flight Crew Pictures

For class pictures, Lifetouch will be at CSA on Wednesday, April 3rd. You can order them online by visiting mylifetouch.com and using the CSA school id EVTNJGTBW

Colorado SKIES Academy Yearbook

Yearbook brochures were given to learners earlier in the school year, and school yearbooks can also be ordered online. Please visit ybpay.com and use our unique school code 14730924.

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CSA is Hiring!

Calling all learners and parents! CSA is continuing to grow and needs to add facilitators for the upcoming 2024-25 school year. We will be conducting a Star Search on Wednesday, April 17th, from 8-5, where facilitator candidates will have a…

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Nurse Emma’s Corner

Parents/Guardians, Please ask your learners how often they are asking for snacks at school. We have many learners coming to the front office/nurse every day asking for snacks. We are happy to provide a snack occasionally to the learner who…

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Athletic Development Training

Message from Coach Cronin: Inbound Week #21    

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CSA Wishlists & Ways to Donate

1. DonorsChoose: An online platform where teachers can post requests for classroom resources. Current projects hoping for funding: Coming soon! 2. Amazon Wish Lists:  Education Technology for CSA, Exploratory, Makery 3. Mabel’s Labels: Our school is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels!…

Thought of the Week

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford