Monday message 10.16.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

Congratulations to you and your learner(s) for completing Quarter 1! You will see final grades in PowerSchool next week. In an effort to be more eco-friendly, CSA offers a “go paperless” initiative that allows parents and guardians the option to access their student’s official academic progress reports and report cards electronically through PowerSchool. If you’d like a printed copy of your learner’s report card, please send an email to

We have some exciting news for learners and families as we begin Quarter 2! We have a few additional after-school clubs that will begin the week of October 23rd:

  • Any learner who wishes to learn how to play the Scottish Tenor Drum and flourish with Ms. Gispan can join every Wednesday. A drum practice pad and tenor mallets with ties are the equipment needed. No kilts are required! To help Ms. Gispan provide drums for learners, click here.
  • Knitting and Crocheting will start on Friday, October 27th from 1:15-2:30 p.m. with the assistance of a wonderful parent volunteer, Ms. Wilhelm. If learners need to stay until 5:00 p.m., they can go to the Movie Club at 2:30 p.m.
  • Girls in Aviation Club also begins on Friday, October 27th from 1:15-2:30 p.m. This will be a chance for our amazing girls at CSA to come together to encourage and empower each other without regard to race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental abilities, or point of view. We know with certainty that our shared passion for aviation transcends any differences among us.
  • A reminder that Ms. Uta will continue Cooking Club on Mondays. Read her update for Q2 here.

Please read the articles in this week’s message including Ms. Subba Pratti’s Promotion Announcement, Nurse Emma's Corner, a SKIES Athletic Development update from Coach Cronin, and information about upcoming events.

We hope that everyone is able to rest and recharge this week, and we look forward to seeing everyone back at CSA on Monday, October 23rd.

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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Cooking Club Returns

CSA will be offering the popular Cooking Club again on Mondays during Quarter 2 of the 23-24 school year. Read below to learn more!

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2nd Assistant Director Announcement

Please take a moment to read about Ms. Subba Pratti’s Promotion Announcement:

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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

We are excited to start our weekly schedule to attend Exploration of Flight (EoF) after Fall Break. This experience will give learners the thrill of flight in pilot-quality simulators! Learners will be using the simulators on Mondays and Fridays for…

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Help Needed: CSA Parent Action Committee

Parents’ engagement is vital to the continued strength of Colorado SKIES Academy. Your involvement plays an essential role in learners’ success. We invite parents to participate in the PAC to influence the delivery and outcomes of school life, enriching and…

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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 Training

Message from Coach Cronin: The kids are making great progress each week. Please take a moment to read about week 5 in the 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 October 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

“People think of education as something they can finish.” –Isaac Asimovi