` Monday Message - January 30, 2023 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 01.30.2023

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Dear Colorado Skies Academy Families,

It’s been great to see so many of you the last couple of weeks for our 7th and 8th grade POLs and our Q2 Learners of Merit award ceremony! Thanks for coming to our events to see the great things our learners are doing in class!

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:

-CCSD Staff Celebration: Ms. Shauntel
WANTED: Knitting Donations
-Out of Class? Lunch Detention!
-School Planners
-Cell Phone Reminders
-Student Fees Due
-Yearbooks Orders
-After School Club Changes
-Charter Renewal Update
-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

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.

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CCSD Staff Celebration: Ms. Shauntel

This week we received news that our very own Ms. Shauntel Simon has been recognized by the Cherry Creek School District for exemplifying our Core Values of Whole Wellbeing and Engagement. Quoting from her award letter, “Shauntel has a contagiously…

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WANTED: Knitting Donations

Ms. Mallory would like to ask for donations of any knitting,crochet, or weaving supplies for her  knitting and fiber arts electives! If you have any extra yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, simple looms, or other supplies, the learners in the…

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Out of Class? Lunch Detention!

It’s typical for students in middle school to assert their personhood by testing/breaking some rules and working really hard not to do things they’d rather not do – like attending class. Throughout the first semester, if a student wasn’t present…

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School Planners

It is imperative that students have their Executive Functioning School Planner with them in every class every single day. These planners were created by our very own Meredith Motley in order to specifically help teach and guide learners through the…

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Cell Phone Reminders

Lately we have seen an uptick in students using their phones during the school day when they aren’t allowed to be doing so. Now that we are more than halfway through the school year, any cell phone that a staff…

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Student Fees Due

Have you had a chance to pay your child’s student supply fees for the year? If so, thank you! If you still need to pay, please plan to submit this to our front office as soon as possible. We prefer…

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Yearbook Orders

What better way to commemorate another great school year at Colorado Skies Academy than with a yearbook? In order to guarantee that your child will receive a yearbook, please pre-order your copy today! Payments and order forms are due to the…

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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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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…

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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