` Monday Message - January 23, 2023 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 01.23.2023


Dear Colorado Skies Academy Families,

It is with immense joy that I announce the completion of our portion of the Charter Renewal Process! The decision is now in the hands of the Cherry Creek School District (click here for more information).

I am proud of the work we’ve done this year to help stabilize our organization and prepare for tremendous growth in the future, and I am optimistic that the district will allow us more time to truly mature into the school we know that we can be in the coming years. Thank you for your continued support throughout this lengthy and intensive process! 

This is a busy time of year; please check out the “Upcoming Events” table as well as the detailed articles below for more information regarding:

  • December Honor Squadron
  • After School Club Changes
  • New Cooking Club!
  • Charter Renewal Update
  • Early Learner Pick Up
  • Afternoon Car Line Restrictions
  • Homework Changes
  • Health Class Fridays
  • 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.



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!

See what our families are saying about Colorado SKIES Academy!


December Honor Squadron

Please join us in congratulating the Bravo Squadron, who earned the most points throughout December and thus was named our Honor Squadron for the month of December 2022. These learners worked hard to follow our school rules, do what their…

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After School Club Changes

This quarter we are going to be changing up our after school club offerings a bit. Our website will reflect these changes within the next few days (if it hasn’t been updated already).  Beginning Monday, January 23, our after school…

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New Cooking Club!

We are so excited to introduce a new after school club: Cooking! This club will be hosted on Monday afternoons from 3:45-4:45pm and will be led by Ms. Uta Stelson and Ms. Jennifer Tilghman from our front office.  This unique…


Charter Renewal Update

It brings enormous joy to announce that CSA’s responsibilities in the Charter Renewal process have been completed! We submitted our initial Charter Renewal Application to CCSD on December 1 as well as an Addendum to our application (responding to feedback…

Changes: Early Learner Pick Up

Life is busy, traffic is zero fun, and it is often necessary for our learners to leave school early. We have noticed an increase in students leaving early, especially after 2:45 pm. Our facilitators are struggling to keep their classes…

Afternoon Car Line Restrictions

We get it – no one enjoys waiting in line, even in a car with heat or air conditioning and your favorite music on the radio. As you know, you are always welcome to arrive early and wait, reserving your…

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Announcement: Homework Changes

CSA’s project-based learning model is a wonderful way for our learners to learn. However, we want to be sure that all of our students receive adequate skills practice in core classes and are also prepared to succeed in more traditional…

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Health Class Fridays

We are so excited to be introducing an ongoing Health Class for all our CSA learners! Each grade level will be receiving appropriate lessons regarding health and development taught by our Directors Meredith and Katie. We will focus on providing…

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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