` Monday Message - March 7, 2022 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 03.07.2022

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Director’s Message

CSA Families,

The Colorado SKIES Academy School Accountability Committee will be hosting an evening sharing important information as well as providing the opportunity for your feedback and discussion. We hope you will be able to join us for our Town Hall on March 8 from 6-7:30 PM in the CSA Village. This will be an in-person event. We would like to invite parents and learners to participate.  

  • Parent, Facilitator and Learner Survey Results
  • Data Presentation
  • Understanding MAP Data
  • Feedback & Suggestion Forum

Please RSVP for this event HERE.

Although we are experiencing sub-zero temperatures right now, spring break is right around the corner! Thank you to everyone for their cautious driving around our campus while the road conditions have been less than ideal. Speaking of the cold temperatures, I want to provide a quick reminder that when the temperature is 20 degrees or above, we will be outside during lunch recess. So, please ensure that your learner is leaving the house each morning with appropriate clothing for the weather. 

With spring also comes state standardized testing. As you may recall, last year the Colorado Department of Education decreased testing requirements, so that learners were only assessed in one content area at each grade level. With the return to full in-person instruction this year, we will return to the full battery of CMAS assessments. The results from these standardized assessments are used as a common measuring tool for students in grades 6-8 across the state, as well as a common data point to monitor our academic progress at CSA. We will provide more communication about the CMAS assessment in the upcoming weeks. Even though it is just over five weeks away, we wanted to get this information on your radar now. P


Anne Wodetzki

CSA School Director


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.

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Lockdown Drill This Week

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CMAS Assessment Information

During the month of April, Colorado SKIES Academy will be completing the state testing for learners in grades 6-8. The CMAS English Language Arts and Math tests are administered for all three grades. Eighth-grade learners will also complete the CMAS…

Butter Braid Fundraiser

Monday, March 7th – Let’s Raise Some Dough for CSA We’re excited to kick off our Butter Braid pastry fundraiser this Monday! These light and flaky pastries are sold exclusively through fundraisers. They come to us frozen and double in…

Attendance Colorado Skies Academy

Help With Family Pickup

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After School Clubs Colorado Skies Academy

After-School Clubs

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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. 

Simulation Volunteers Needed

Keep an eye out for a digital sign-up sheet coming out next week. We are asking parents who can volunteer 45 minutes to chaperone learners as they venture over to get some flight simulation training over at Exploration of Flight….

Math Tutoring Available

Would you like Math Tutoring? Miss Subba will be available every morning from 7:30 – 8:00 am for free tutoring in her classroom. 

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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Invite a Friend to Tour CSA

Recruiting enrollment will be a top priority for CSA as we move into 2022. We encourage everyone to join us as we invite other families to consider Colorado SKIES Academy. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to sign-up…

CSA Discount for Wings Over the Rockies Membership

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…