Monday message 02.12.2024


Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

What a great week we had! Our 6th-grade learners are deep into their research on sustainability, 7th-graders are learning about birds and flight, and 8th-grade is hard at work on energy conservation and sustainability. The 8th graders finished up their drone unit with a Drone Soccer Tournament, and it was amazing to see all of the learning on display and their hard work being celebrated! Hopefully, you’re hearing about all of the amazing things happening at CSA at home, along with the daily facts we’re learning about in honor of Black History Month.

Ms. Motley and Ms. Subba were recognized by Chris Smith, the Superintendent of Cherry Creek School District, at a Celebration with the Superintendent event on Tuesday, February 6th, at Cherokee Trail High School. Congratulations to both of them! We are very fortunate and grateful to have these amazing ladies who pour so much of themselves into our learners and staff!

A group of CSA learners brought forward a proposal last week to create a Cultural Awareness Club that will meet after school on Fridays. The staff and administration are so proud of our learners for taking a leadership role in the school and bringing awareness to the amazing qualities of our diverse population! We will start by celebrating Chinese New Year this week, led by Ms. Uta, who lived in China for a while. The Cultural Awareness Club has also arranged a watch party on Friday for Hidden Figures. Learners are able to bring their own snack or purchase one from Ms. Shauntel and bring a blanket if they’d like. Keep your eye out for future cultural awareness activities organized by CSA learners.

Please read the articles in this week’s message, including our Quarter 2 Learners of Merit that were honored on Friday, the many ways to support CSA facilitators and learners through tax-deductible donations, information about Candy Grams from PAC (Parent Action Committee) on Valentine’s Day, the latest news from Athletic Development, summer camp details from local providers, upcoming events details, and more. Have a great week!

In gratitude,

Directors Coryell and Motley

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 for more information about museum memberships for CSA families.

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Chinese New Year Celebration: 2024 Lunar New Year – Year of the Dragon!

The holiday, also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, officially kicked off on Feb. 10, marking the beginning of countless celebrations worldwide. Originating in multiple countries in East Asia, the holiday is filled with rich culture and tradition…

Learners of Merit

Quarter 2 Learners of Merit

Congratulations to these CSA learners for being honored with a Learner of Merit award for Quarter 2! Silent Scholar – works diligently, stays focused and on task, and excels at school even when it’s challenging. This person is willing to…

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Athletic Development Training

Message from Coach Cronin: Inbound Week #17 Some of our CSA learners are participating in a track meet on Sunday, February 11th, starting at 8:30 am at the Cadet Field House at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.…


Update from Parent Action Committee

Order Your Candy Grams to be Delivered on Valentine’s Day! Candy Grams Flyer Candy Grams Order Form

Summer Camp

Summer Camp Opportunities

Air & Space Summer Camp A World Of Aerospace Adventure! At Air & Space Summer Camp, your camper will be immersed in a week-long aerospace experience. Our in-person camps cover STEAM-related subjects for elementary and middle schoolers. Take a trip…

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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: Snack Time Solutions for Students CodeX STEM Robotics #2 Drumming Up a Sense of Community in Music Robots for Kindness 2. Amazon…

Astronaut standing on the moon with an earth-filled thought bubble.

Thought of the Week

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Sharon Begley