Monday Message - February 20, 2023 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 02.20.2023

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Dear Colorado Skies Academy Families,

I am thrilled to announce that the Cherry Creek School District has extended our charter! Charter renewal is always a long and challenging process, and our bid would not have been successful without the help and support of everyone in our community. Thank you for your patience and understanding, providing reviews and testimonials, volunteer efforts, and most of all, for entrusting your precious children to our care! CSA is an amazing place, and we look forward to continuing to grow and educate middle school learners for years to come.

There are a few big events this week that I want to be sure are on your radar:

  1. There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day
  2. School will be in session on Tuesday, February 21.
  3. We will be holding a Lockdown Drill on Tuesday, February 21 in partnership with the CCSD Security team and local law enforcement. We urge every student to participate to ensure they receive important training and feedback in the event of an emergency situation inside the school building. We recommend that parents spend a few minutes preparing their child for this event by discussing the importance of practicing to stay safe. (There are more details in the mini-article below.)

Additionally, please check out the “Upcoming Events” calendar as well as the detailed articles below for more information regarding:

  • Lockdown Drill - Tuesday, February 21
  • Parent Town Hall February 16 - Recording Link
  • Learner-Led Conferences
  • Classroom Disruption Reminders
  • Thought of the Week

Thank you for your attention to these important issues; as always, feel free to reach out to me with additional questions and concerns!

Sincerely, Katie

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events Colorado Skies Academy


Date(s) Event
March 6 – 31 Fuel Up with School Breakfast Month – buy school breakfast and be entered in a drawing to have a Denver Broncos player visit our school!
March 13 – 26 Nothing Bundt Cakes fundraiser kickoff – sales sheets due Monday, March 27
March 27 
  • First Day of Quarter 4
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes sales logs/money due to the front office
  • Q4 Cooking Club begins
March 29  Class Picture Day (morning)
March 31 
  • Yearbook Orders – FINAL DUE DATE
  • Q3 Report Cards ready in PowerSchool
  • Kona Ice available for purchase from 1:00 – 2:30 pm (learners can purchase after 1:15 pm dismissal only!)
April 3 – 20 CMAS Window – all CMAS testing, including makeup testing, will be done during this window
April 5  Restaurant Night Fundraiser – Mod Pizza
April 7   NO SCHOOL – Teacher Professional Development
April 14  Kona Ice available for purchase from 1:00 – 2:30 pm (learners can purchase after 1:15 pm dismissal only!)
April 19  8th Grade Science POL
April 20  8th Grade Boondocks Field Trip – no school at CSA for 8th graders
April 27  7th Grade Science POL
April 28  Kona Ice available for purchase from 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Revised  Academic Calendar for 2022-2023

Prospective families, schedule a tour!

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Lockdown Drill – Tuesday, February 21

Each year, in partnership with the CCSD Security team and local law enforcement, every school conducts at least one Lockdown Drill. This ensures that every adult and student in the building knows what to do – and what NOT to…

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Parent Town Hall February 16 – Recording Link

We had a great turnout for our recent Parent Town Hall meeting, where we discussed some specifics about the charter renewal as well as addressed some questions. Thank you to everyone who attended and/or submitted questions! If you submitted a…

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Learner-Led Conferences: 2/27 and 2/28

It’s time for our Spring Learner-Led Conferences coming up on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28! We are so excited to have another scheduled opportunity for parents to meet with teachers and discuss their child’s progress. The main focus…

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Classroom Disruption Reminders

It’s typical around January and February for learners to begin to “backslide” away from some of their more disciplined behavior choices. We have been seeing that a bit since returning from Winter Break and wanted to ask for your assistance…

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Thought of the Week

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill