April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024
Posted on 04/11/2024
CME Blast

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

I am beginning to write this week's blast as I am glancing at the beautiful sunrise, checking out the blossoms forming on trees, and listening to the birds chirping! Spring is my favorite time of year!


This week I will mention the following:


  • Silent Auction

  • Fence Around Turf

  • Solar Eclipse

  • Young Ameritowne

  • Learning Styles

  • National Library Week




Last Saturday night was awesome, and a huge shout out to our amazing CMEA group for hosting a Silent Auction. We had a wonderful turnout of parents and staff members and everyone enjoyed a yummy Italian meal, some music trivia, and the chance to bid on auction items! We also had lots of parents bidding on items from the comfort of their homes. Because of your generosity, our students will be able to enjoy a new piece of playground equipment next school year.




As you probably know, our students love using our turf field during recess, after school, and on weekends. I am so thankful for CMEA and their fundraising efforts which enabled us to purchase the turf. What you may not know is that every day we have soccer and footballs going over the split rail fence and at times headed down the street. To prevent any safety issues, an 8-foot, black galvanized steel fence will replace the split rail fence this summer.




Many of our students joined their parents outside to view the solar eclipse on Monday. For those students who remained inside, teachers had it displayed on their screens. I know many classes also talked about it. A huge shout out to our office staff who did a remarkable job of getting you all checked in and out for a few minutes. We also delayed CMAS testing in the afternoon for a bit so students could head back to their classes.




On Tuesday our fifth and sixth graders attended Young Ameritowne. This is always a highlight of our intermediate students. My children, who are all now in their 20s, still talk about their experience and I bet some of you still remember it! Students learn so much from this experience. So many real-life learning opportunities that they will always remember and also apply as they grow up. Thanks to all of the parents who helped with interviews and attended the field trip!! A special thanks also to our fifth and sixth-grade teachers for making this experience remarkable for our students!




One more reminder that you are welcome to email me your child’s preferred learning style and environment, this will be taken into consideration when forming class lists. You can also share who your children would benefit from being in class with. As I am sure you can understand, having only two sections in each grade level again next year makes it difficult to honor requests. Please do not email me specific teacher requests, I am unable to honor them. Please share your thoughts with me by email before April 22nd.




This week has been National Library Week. What a great time to take your kiddos to the library to check out some books. Of course, they can also check out books at CME!! I am so thankful that we have an awesome library, full of outstanding literature and that we have a wonderful librarian in Mrs. Troxel. She is so passionate about literacy and I love watching her read a story with your children! We also have wonderful senior volunteers who love helping out in the library!! It’s also National Librarian Day on April 16th!!


I will not be writing a blast next week as I will be in Texas for my daughter's wedding. I will share some photos with you all when I return!!



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

Meet Our New Assistant Principal-

Hi Cougar families! My name is Chrissy Andersen and I am so excited to join the Copper Mesa Elementary team. I began my teaching career in Pasco County Schools in Florida where I taught everything from 6th to 12th grade Spanish. Most recently, I have had the honor of serving the Adams 14 community as both an instructional coach and assistant principal. My favorite part of my job is supporting students as they work hard to become the best version of themselves each day in school.


I live in the Denver Tech Center with my husband Tim, our dog Chili Pepper, and our cat Ollie. When we aren't working, you can find us in the mountains enjoying skiing, hiking, and kayaking. I also love attending hot yoga classes and spending the afternoon at the Botanic Gardens with a good book.


I can't wait to start meeting all of our CME students and families. I know we are going to have a great year learning together!

Coffee Cart Open to Community

On April 24th we will be opening up Regan’s Coffee Cart (put on by the SSN program) to all of you! April is Autism and Neurodiversity awareness month and we want to share with you all the amazing things our students are doing! Here is some important information to know about this opportunity.

  • When: April 24th

  • Time: 8:15-9:15

  • Where: Outside Side sidewalk in front of the school (near Mr. Getchell’s Office)

  • Amount: $2 per beverage and $2 per baked good item (CASH ONLY)

  • Available for purchase: Coffee, hot chocolate, and tea (variety of tea options available).

    • Add ins (no additional charge)

      • ½ and ½

      • Vanilla Creamer

      • Dairy Free Creamer

      • Salted Caramel Syrup

      • Whipped Cream

      • Homemade Baked Bread (1 slice per order)

  • If you are able to bring in your own cup we strongly encourage you to do so to help bring down our waste.

  • Please park in the parking lot when ordering. Please do not leave your car in the drop off line, we need traffic to keep flowing.

  • We are collecting donations for Freedom Service Dogs. More information about this donation in the google form link.


Complete this google forms survey to place your order so that we can get an idea for supplies needed for this event.



Thank you all so much and we look forward to serving you all on April 24th!


Middle School Pom Camp (for 6th-8th Grade)



Boys Basketball Camp (for 3rd-8th)



Cheer Camp (for K-8)






Please visit our CME Lost and Found Boutique! We have some amazing items that need to find their home again! Browsing hours are from 8:25 to 3:45!

Upcoming Dates to Note!

23/24 - Important Dates

  • 4/18/24 - Kindergarten Orientation 4-5:15pm (Parents only)
  • 4/19/24 - NO School
  • 4/26/24 - NO school/Teacher PD Day
  • 5/2/24 - Spring Choir Concert 6-7pm