Dear Copper Mesa Community,

One more day until Fall Break! Can you sense the excitement in my first sentence!! My wife and I are headed to Texas to spend some time with my dad and the kids. I hope no matter what you do that you have a fantastic break. Enjoy the extra time with your children!

Our PRIDE Skill after Fall Break will be: Perseverance

This week I will mention the following:

  • Apple Award Nominations

  • Fire Prevention Week

  • DCSD Community Toiletry Drive

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • All Pro Dad’s Breakfast

  • CMEA survey


Nominate an outstanding staff member today! Be sure to click on the link to the left to be routed to Copper Mesa’s nomination page. This is such a kind way to recognize a deserving CME staff member. You can nominate both certified teachers and classified staff members for an Apple Award.


This week has been Fire Prevention Week. South Metro Fire Rescue has provided some activities you can do at home to stress the importance of having a plan in case of an emergency in your home. Click here to see how you can help your kiddos learn about fire prevention. It is always important to have these discussions with your children. We also practiced an evacuation drill at school this week so our staff and students are prepared in case of a fire.


Check out this flyer for information about our school district's toiletry drive. Caring for others is a major theme of our district, One Book, One District Selection, Becoming a Good Creature, what a cool thing our district is doing. Our Student Leadership Team will be organizing the supplies to donate! You can start bringing them in tomorrow!!


Thank you for taking the time to visit with your kiddo(s) teacher(s) for parent/teacher conferences. Hopefully the time spent was beneficial and you learned how your children are doing since the beginning of the school year and next steps for them. Thank you also to our CMEA and all of you for providing lunch, snacks and to Melissa Park’s company, Resource Group REMAX Leaders, for providing dinner on Wednesday night.


In my last Blast I mentioned that our first All Pro Dads Breakfast gathering would be held on Thursday, November 16th, however, we are hosting the breakfast on Friday, November 17th beginning at 7:30 am. Please add the new date to your calendar and we hope to see all of our wonderful CME dads and kiddos in attendance!! Also, please email me at [email protected] if you are able to help out with preparing our meal.


If you haven’t had the opportunity to complete the CMEA survey sharing how you feel our fundraising dollars should be spent, I encourage you to do so. There is a link on their newsletter which is also attached to the email.

Have a wonderful Fall Break!!


Weekly News



Link to CME Website

Link to CME B.A.S.E. Website

Link to My School Bucks

Attendance Line - 303-387-7377 - please call the attendance line if your child will be out



Effective Monday at 7:00 p.m. parents will need to add “” to their current user names when logging into EngagED.

For example, when you log into EngagED, if your current user name is absmith, that will be changed to [email protected].

Your password will remain the same.


Come to MVHS to walk through the Trunk or Treat on October 25th 5pm to 7pm! See the flyer for more information!


Picture retakes are on October 24th. If you would like a new photo for your student Dorian can take a new image and reprint the package at no additional charge. Please turn in your student's picture package to the photographer on Retake Day. If you would like a specific background, write it prominently on the outside of the picture package. Thank you.


APPLE AWARDS - Nominate Here

It is that time of year when we nominate outstanding and deserving CME staff members (Certified or Classified) for an Apple Award.



Come watch the Harlem Wizards take on the DCSD Teachers on October 23rd at 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:30) at the Highlands Ranch High School Gym! This will definitely be a great time! See flyer for more information!



Please visit our boutique of lost and found items! You might find what you have been looking for!



If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at CME to:

  • Increase teacher and staff pay

  • Enhance safety and security

    • Addition of Campus Security Specialist

  • Refresh student and staff technology

  • Make much needed repairs and upgrades to our building

    • Replace flooring

    • Replace generator

    • Install new intercom system

See letter for more details.



DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February) and 6th grade (November). If your child is in grades 3, 4, or 5 and you believe they need evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, please see HERE for more details and/or reach out to the CME GT Facilitator, Heather Stinnett [email protected] with any questions.


BATTLE OF THE BOOKS - 3rd - 6th -

Battle of the Books is a club for 3rd through 6th graders who love to read. It is sponsored by the Douglas County Public Library. We will meet each Friday morning at 7:45 am, in Ms. Hollist's classroom at CME. Our first meeting is October 27 (we meet each Friday morning until February/March) The kids each read 10 books from a list provided by the public library. They also write questions about the books. Each week we talk about the books, play games, and learn/remember ALL the details about the books. In late January/early February, we begin to battle. Each week our team of 5 kids goes up against a team of 5 from another school to answer questions about all the books they read. Questions are in the format "In which book did _________ happen." Battles are once a week, in the evening, at the Lone Tree Library. The official battle schedule will be published soon.


This is a super fun way to meet other kids who love to read, read books you may not have chosen to read, become a better reader and to talk about books, which we all love to do!


If your child is interested, it’s time to start reading! There is one for 3/4th graders and a different list for 5/6th graders, so please make sure you have the correct list. The books can be checked out at the public library or, of course, purchased on Amazon. To officially sign up, please plan to attend the meeting on October 27th at 7:45 am in Ms Hollist's classroom (parents welcome to the first meeting, not required to attend). Please let Emily Hollist know if you have any questions ([email protected]).


Upcoming Dates to Note


23/24 - Important Dates


  • Fall Break 10/16-10/20
  • Picture Retakes - 10/24
  • Halloween Parade - 10/31 at 9:00am
  • Book Fair - 11/13-11-11/17
  • Thanksgiving Break


We are a neighborhood school that:


Engages the whole child

Inspires and delivers excellence

Meets the needs of all learners

Commits to a safe and nurturing environment