Monday message 11.06.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

What an amazing week honoring our Q1 Learners of Merit, celebrating Halloween, the conclusion of the Advanced Rocketry project with 8th graders launching their rockets in Arvada on Wednesday, and 6th graders conducting their Reach for the Stars Presentation of Learning on Friday. We hope that you enjoyed learning about the stars, the unique models that 6th grade created, and witnessing your learner’s rocket fly in the sky! If you have any pictures that you’d like to share, please send them to

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It's that time of year! We are starting to prepare for the 2024-25 School Year (can you believe it?!), and we need our CURRENT CSA Families to complete the Intent to Return/Not Return process. This information will help our Leadership Team plan for the new school year regarding budgeting, facility use, staffing, and more. This process also helps us to know how many new learners we will have openings for in the upcoming school year so that we can invite learners during the Open Enrollment Window in December. Please be on the lookout for the Intent to Return/Not Return email that will be sent later this week.

Please read the articles in this week’s message including information about the CSA field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, a new fundraising opportunity that is helpful to you and CSA, a current listing of the After School Clubs, and details about upcoming events.

In gratitude, Directors Coryell and Motley

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 for more information about museum memberships for CSA families.

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Q1 CSA Learners of Merit Awards!

We held our first CSA Learners of Merit Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 27, 2023. Five categories are awarded each quarter, with nominations being made by CSA facilitators, and include Silent Scholar, Leader, Academian, Helping Hands, and Tolerance Ambassador. The…

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CSA Field Trip to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Good Afternoon CSA families, We have arranged for all of our learners to go to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on Wednesday, November 15th. Permission slips have already been given to learners. Please return the signed permission slip…

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CSA Fundraising Opportunity: Mabel’s Labels

Our school is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels!! If you’re not familiar with Mabel’s Labels, they are personalized, durable, waterproof labels. You can customize them with your name and a design. They are great for everything from shoes, clothing tags, water bottles,…

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After-School Clubs Recap

Monday– Cooking Club with Ms. Uta still has spots remaining. Please see her Q2 update here. Tuesday – Minecraft Club with Mrs. Pierce. Wednesday– Learn how to play the Scottish Tenor Drum and flourish with Ms. Gispan. Equipment needed includes:…

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Callings all CSA dads!

CSA DADS: we need your help to support our WATCH D.O.G.S. program at CSA! The Dads of Great Students WATCH D.O.G.S.® program is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement organizations designed and developed…

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Weekly Schedule: Simulator Use at Exploration of Flight

The first 6th-grade visits to Exploration of Flight (EoF) went very well, and we’re excited to have the 7th and 8th-grade learners get started over the next few weeks. This experience gives learners the thrill of flight in pilot-quality simulators!…

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CSA Wishlists & Ways to Donate

We’ve had some parents and community members inquire about wish lists and ways to donate. Currently, we have 3 main ways to donate: 1. DonorsChoose – an online platform where teachers can post requests for classroom resources. Current projects hoping…

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Athletic Development: Week 7 Recap

Message from Coach Cronin: Learners are making great progress each week. Please take a moment to read the Fall Week 7 SKIES Athletic Newsletter below:  

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CSA Wingman For A Day

Host a WINGMAN FOR A DAY and earn your wings! When? Every Wednesday in November from 8 to 11 am! As a proud CSA learner, we are recruiting you to invite your friends, neighbors, and relatives to climb into the…

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Nurse Emma’s Corner

Dear Parents/Guardians, Keeping learners healthy, both in and out of school, is important to their education. The flu season rapidly approaching and I would like to remind families about the Center for Disease Control (CDC)’s suggested ways to prevent the…

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Thought of the Week

“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who, in their grueling travels across trackless lands in prehistoric times, looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space, at full speed, above all obstacles,…