Monday message 03.04.2024

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Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

It’s going to be a great week packed full of learning activities and check-ins. We have our final Spring MAP testing, where learners will complete one test area per day Monday through Thursday starting at 8:10 am. Please have them to school on time so we can minimize disruptions during testing. The 6th-grade Presentation of Learning (POL) on sustainability is on Tuesday, March 5th, from 10:00-11:30 am, and the 7th-grade POL on birds is on Wednesday, March 6th, from 10:00-11:30 am. There will be an orientation for parents and guests at 9:55 am in the Village before returning to visit the POLs. We will end the week with Learner Led Conferences on Thursday after school and Friday. If you haven’t received the sign-up link from your learner’s Flight Crew Commander (Advisory class) to schedule a time, please contact them directly. Also, a friendly reminder that there is no school for learners on Friday, March 8th.

We are excited to celebrate Women’s History Month in March, will be using NASA facts as inspiration for discussion with learners, and will continue our social-emotional learning practices. We are committed to ensuring our students learn to lead, be self-directed, and develop their emotional IQ in a way that inspires creativity and engagement in their coursework. We believe it’s vital to help learners develop the skills of social awareness, self-management, regulation of emotions, and self-awareness early so they can begin to weave these abilities through every facet of their lives.

Please be aware that all missing or late assignments for Quarter 3 need to be turned in by March 11th.

Please read the articles in this week’s message, including information about Therapy Dog Thursdays, the quarter 4 Cooking Club on Mondays, the latest news from Athletic Development, the many ways to support CSA facilitators and learners through tax-deductible donations, upcoming events details, and more.

Have a great week!

In gratitude,

Directors Coryell and Motley

Upcoming Events
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April 
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Star Search (invite-only)

Star Search is a full-day, interactive job interview involving multiple stakeholders (facilitators, board members,...

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April 
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Event Series
Traveling Tom's Coffee Truck
April 
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April 
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Event Series
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Wingman for a Day
April 
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Wingman for a Day

 We are recruiting our current learners and their friends, neighbors, and relatives to climb...

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April 
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Spring MAP Testing

Dear Parent/Guardian, During the week of March 4, 2024, your child will take a MAP® Growth test from NWEA® in Math, Reading, Language Usage, and Science on a computer or tablet. MAP Growth scores help facilitators check learner performance by…

Learner Led Conferences

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” — Plutarch An important component of Colorado SKIES Academy’s approach to project-based learning is empowering kids to take ownership of their work. One way we do…

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Cooking Club (Quarter 4)

CSA will offer the popular Cooking Club again on Mondays during Quarter 4 of the 23-24 school year. Read below to learn more!

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Therapy Dog Thursdays!

Ivy is Ms. Motley’s registered service dog for stress and anxiety. Ivy is a rescue and joined the Motley family just before Covid. During her training, Ms. Motley noticed that Ivy could sense when family members were anxious or dealing…

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Athletic Development Training

Message from Coach Cronin: Inbound Week #20    

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: Teachers Pay Teachers Resources & Materials Only $100 remaining to be funded! Snack Time Solutions for Students CodeX STEM Robotics #2 2….

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Thought of the Week

“Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that’s life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.” – Ray Bradbury