Monday message 10.31.2023

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Dear Colorado SKIES Academy Families,

It was a great first week back with 7th and 8th grade presenting the second part of their Presentation of Learning on the Human Body and Rocketry. We hope that you enjoyed seeing the physical models that were created and hearing more about what your child has learned in these projects! If you have any pictures that you’d like to share, please send them to

Please be aware that learners can wear costumes on Tuesday, October 31st, but they must still comply with the CSA dress code policy. No masks or hoods can be worn in the building, and the 4Bs need to be covered. Face paint is allowed, and please don’t bring any weapons, or depictions of weapons, to school. If you have any questions or need clarification, please email

We love having Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee Truck at CSA to help with community building and offering yummy drinks! Due to a non-compete agreement with CCSD Food Services, we have to move the truck’s visits to Friday afternoons. Please look at our community calendar to see when they will be here. Thank you so much for supporting the many community-building efforts that are offered to learners and families!

A few reminders about after-school clubs:

  • MondayCooking Club with Ms. Uta still has spots remaining. Please see her Q2 update here.
  • Wednesday- Learn how to play the Scottish Tenor Drum and flourish with Ms. Gispan. Equipment needed includes: a drum practice pad and tenor mallets with ties. No kilts are required! :) Help Ms. Gispan provide drums for learners here!
  • Thursday- Athletic Development with Coach Cronin. Interested learners, please complete this form and return it to Coach Cronin.
  • Friday- Knitting and Crocheting Club is from 1:15-2:30 p.m. with the wonderful parent volunteer, Ms. Wilhelm. Learners can also join the CSA Girls Club on Friday. This is where our amazing girls at CSA 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. If learners need to stay until 5:00 p.m., they can go to Movie Club at 2:30 p.m.
  • We will be sending emails this week to families letting them know how many punches are remaining. If you need to purchase more please do so here.

Please take a moment to read the articles in this week’s message including updated information about the weekly visits to Exploration of Flight, a SKIES Athletic Development update from Coach Cronin, and information 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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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

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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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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Recap: Athletic Development Training

Message from Coach Cronin: The kids are making great progress each week. Please take a moment to read the Fall Week 6 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

“Space has the ability to produce a triple bottom line, or ROIII: Return on Investment, Innovation, and Inspiration.” –Robert C. Jacobson