` Monday Message - February 14, 2022 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 02.14.2022

An apple on a stock of books, Welcome new CSA Board President

Director’s Message

As a Project-Based Learning (PBL) school, our facilitators are working extra hard to select grade-level projects and driving questions that are engaging, rigorous, and authentic. The questions drive the project and help to make the curriculum they are learning and make bigger connections to the world. We want to ensure that all our learners have the tools they need to be successful.

As explained by PBL Works: “PBL blends content mastery, meaningful work, and personal connection to create powerful learning experiences, in terms of both academic achievement and students’ personal growth. PBL leads to deeper understanding and greater retention of content knowledge. Students are better able to apply what they know to new situations. A great project can be transformative for students. Seeing a real-world impact gives them a sense of agency and purpose.”

At Colorado SKIES Academy, project-based learning is different from traditional work done in school. Understanding PLB, the WHY and expectations will greatly benefit you and your child. Each week CSA facilitators update their newsletter to share projects, driving questions and assignments.

Here are our current projects:

  • Grade 6: Museum of the future past (POL on 3/11)
  • Grade 7: Mini POL ‘I 💙  DNA day’ on 2/14, Genes & Ethics (POL on 3/11)
  • Grade 8: Change Maker – Drones 
  • Social Studies: Change Making Drone Panel (POL on 3/3)
  • Science: Drone Soccer Tournament (POL on 3/10)

Communication with parents is what we strive to get better at. Here’s how you can see what is happening in  your learner’s classroom. Each facilitator updates weekly activities on our website. Under “News” on the top banner, click on ‘Facilitator Newsletters’.

Sincerely,

Anne Wodetzki

CSA School Director

anne.wodetzki@coloradoskiesacademy.org

Cell Phone 219-255-8130

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.

PowerSchool/Schoology

Currently we are experiencing some difficulty syncing and logging grades and assignments in Schoology and PowerSchool. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and disruption.

Health Office Info Colorado Skies Academy

Health Office: Update About COVID Guidelines

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After School Clubs Colorado Skies Academy

After-School Clubs

CSA is now offering amazing low-cost after-school clubs in partnership with WorldOver International. Monday – Minecraft Club: Each session begins with a mini-tutorial on creating a virtual world, building specific objects, moving avatars, and interacting with other learners. Learners will…

Drone Soccer

Colorado SKIES Academy is interested in organizing a Drone Soccer Team.  The team would meet on Mondays after school at Exploration of Flight from 3:45-5:00 PM. If your learner is interested, please complete this form. 

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CSA families are being offered 10 percent off any Wings Over the Rockies membership. Memberships cover admission to both Exploration of Flight and the Air & Space Museum in Lowry. This discount can be redeemed by entering discount code CSA2022…

Community Partners Colorado Skies Academy

CSA is Looking for Community Partners

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Friday Afternoon Movie

Friday Afternoon Movie Matinee

Every Friday, CSA will host Movie Matinees from 1:30-4 PM. Learners will enjoy movies, games, and contests. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

After School Tutoring Colorado Skies Academy

After School Support

Colorado SKIES Academy now offers free after-school tutoring and support in Language Arts and Math. If you are interested in scheduling regular support, please contact anne.wodetzki@coloradoskiesacademy.org to signup. Tutoring will be available Tuesday through Thursday from 3:45 – 4:45 pm….