` Monday Message - August 30, 2021 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 08.30.2021

Glider Program Colorado Skies Academy

Directors’ Message:

CSA Families,

Kindness is contagious at Colorado SKIES Academy. The first two weeks of school have been filled with learners, facilitators, parents and staff members making CSA a better place. We are so grateful for parents who have donated school supplies, delivered rain ponchos and provided donuts for the entire staff. The CSA building was ready for the start of the year because a group of parents gave weekend time to paint and hang backpack hooks. We have also received financial donations, a plant for the office and smiles with a thumbs up. You are amazing!

Colorado SKIES Academy now has a library, organized and ready because parents unpacked boxes and shelved books for hours. The block party was a huge success due to the organization and planning of our Parent Action Committee. We appreciate You.

Our learners are equally impressive. They have opened doors, comforted friends who were having a tough day, offered to pick up trash and demonstrated the best attitudes. One visitor commented that CSA has a positive feel. The learners are so kind. Kindness must be contagious at CSA.

According to Psychology Today, ‘Kindness means a behavioral response of compassion and actions that are selfless; or a mindset that places compassion for others before one’s own interests.’ The miracle of kindness is that it is contagious and something we should all want to pass on and spread to many others.’ Psychology Today

CSA, you are off to an excellent start! The regular acts of kindness at Colorado SKIES Academy have increased our happiness and positivity. Your compassion has promoted gratitude within us.

CSA, thank you for your compassion and actions that are selfless. You have put the interests of others before your own. We appreciate all you are doing!

Please take a moment to review our Monday Message and feel free to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance,


Anne Wodetzki
Colorado SKIES Academy
School Director
Cell Phone 219-255-8130

Family Guide Book

CSA families, please take a moment to review the updated Family GuidebookWe are asking each learner and parent to sign the CSA agreement and acknowledgement by completing this form.

Report an Absence

If your learner must be away from school for any period of time, we ask that you report their absence through our school absence link.

PAC Volunteers

Calling all parents!  We are looking for parents to be active members in the CSA-PAC. That’s our Parent Action Committee.  We are looking to provide a strong organization to help provide extra activities and opportunities for our learners.  If interested, please email Sarah at sarah.phillips@coloradoskiesacademy.org for more info.


Each Colorado SKIES Academy learner will be issued a student computer for use during the school day.  If a learner needs to use this device outside of school (take home), they will be asked to complete this form before taking a computer home. There will not be a need for learners to bring any devices from home.  


If you are needing to carpool with another family and need help locating someone near you please use this link. Thank you so much, Chris West, for putting this CSA Carpool together! 

After School 

Hobby Quest will begin after school programs on Monday, August 23, 2021. After Care will be available Monday through Thursday from 4:00-5:00 PM and Fridays from 1:00-5:00 PM at an hourly rate. Please click here for more information and to enroll your learner(s) in the program. OR you may email VadimBE@hobbyquest.com as well.


School pictures are still available to order please visit  Lifetouch using Picture ID code EVTH7WD6X. Retake day will be Sept. 20th. 

Social Media

Colorado SKIES Academy has 2 facebook pages. CSA Family Connections was designed for parents in our school to connect with one another! Then we have one that is our main business page Here.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Colorado Skies Academy

Note: Please click the links below to learn more about each event.

Weekly In-Person Tours and Information Sessions:
School Tours for Prospective Families, 10:30-11:30 am, 4:30-5:30 pm on Tuesdays

Monday, February 12:
Simulator Training, 8:30-10:00 am

Monday, February 12:
Talk, Chris Wright, CEO of Liberty Energy, “Bettering Human Lives: Perspectives on Energy, Climate, and Poverty,” 10:00-11:00 am

Friday, February 16:
Simulator Training, 9:30-11:00 am

Thursday, February 22:
Regular Board Meeting, 5:45 pm, CSA
Please join us to hear from the CSA learners about their trip to India!

Friday, February 23:
Simulator Training, 9:30-11:00 am

Saturday, February 24:
Public Safety Day, 10:00-2:00 pm

Monday, February 26:
Simulator Training, 8:30-11:00 am

More details to come, but please be aware that the next Presentation of Learning for 6th grade will be on Tuesday, March 5th and for 7th grade on Wednesday, March 6th.

*Admittance to Exploration of Flight is free for CSA Learners with their student membership. The EoF staff has a list of current CSA learners so all they need to do is give their name!

New CSA families receive a 20% discount on family memberships to Wings Over the Rockies Museum, valid at both museum locations (Centennial & Lowry). A daily entry fee may also be paid to gain entry to the events at the museum. Please contact christa.coryell@coloradoskiesacademy.org for more information about museum memberships for CSA families.

CSA Exploratory interview

Colorado SKIES Academy Learners Talk about Exploratory SmartLab!

Last spring, CSA learners interviewed one another for a Creative Learning Systems contest. Hear what they had to say about their hands-on deeper learning experiences in the Exploratory SmartLab!

Colorado SKIES Academy facilitator Holly Pierce

Colorado SKIES Academy’s Exploratorium Facilitator Holly Pierce Inspires Learner-Led Projects

By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools A couple of years ago, veteran K-8 educator Holly Pierce was thinking about leaving the profession. Fast-forward to today, and not only has Pierce not left teaching, but she has been invigorated…

Colorado SKIES Academy three students smiling

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Colorado SKIES Academy, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and…

Colorado Skies Academy Glider

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Real-World Experiences

Consider this for a moment: What would be an ideal way to learn about flight and all that it involves? Do textbooks, lectures, and maybe a few videos help learners gain a firm grasp and understanding of the concepts?  What…