` Monday Message - September 20, 2021 - Colorado SKIES Academy

Monday message 09.20.2021

Cell Project Colorado Skies Academy

Director’s Message

Dear CSA Families,

We hope your learners are enjoying every day at Colorado SKIES Academy.  We invite you to join us in celebrating our learners’ growth, hard work and problem-solving.  Next week, one of the highlighted activities will be the collaboration and sharing of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs).  Our learners are working to create their plan and then share it with you on September 23 or 24 at home. ILPs are composed in a digital portfolio that will be changing and updated frequently throughout the year.

As your learner shares their portfolio with you, please look for the five specifics below:

  •  Learner Goals for the 2021-2022 School Year
  • The CSA Learner Character Card
  • Learner MAP Scores for Fall 2021
  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
  • Note that the remaining slides will be completed later during the year

We are asking that you confirm your at home conference with your learner by signing and returning this form by Tuesday, September 28, 2021. 

Our facilitators will be available to support your at home conferences and answer your questions.  Please reach out to your child’s facilitator by email, Schoology or contact the Colorado SKIES Academy School office at (720) 400 -7612 .

As always, if I can help in any way, please let me know.


Anne Wodetzki

Colorado SKIES Academy 

School Director


Cell Phone 219-255-8130

Weather Balloon Launch

Save the Date….Get excited for the sixth grade weather balloon launch! On October 1st, we will be launching two weather balloons with sixth grade learner experiments attached. We are inviting parents to join us in this fun and engaging event. The CSA Balloon Launch will take place at Exploration of Flight – Wings Over the Rockies.  Each balloon will have a frame with a camera, temperature/pressure sensor, satellite tracker, and of course our learner’s projects. The time of launch will be announced as we draw closer to the day.  See you there!

Picture Retakes with Lifetouch

School pictures are still available to order – please visit mylifetouch.com. If you were not here for the first day of school, or would like a retake, Lifetouch will be at CSA on September 20, 2021. Those families interested in retakes will need to return their original school photo taken on August 16.


If you are needing to carpool with another family and need help locating someone near you please use this link. Thank you so much, Chris West, for putting this together! 

Social Media

Colorado SKIES Academy has 2 facebook pages.  CSA Family Connections was designed for parents in our school to connect with one another! Then we have one that is our main business page Here. We also have a twitter account @COSKIESAcademy. Please follow us on our Journey! 

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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