May 9, 2024

May 9, 2024
Posted on 05/09/2024
CME Blast

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

I felt like I would be blown away to Kansas this week with the crazy winds we had on Monday and Tuesday. Fortunately, the winds have passed, and we are enjoying some cooler May weather.


This week I will mention the following:


  • Mr. Getchell Day

  • Pedestrian Safety

  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation

  • Staff Assignments

  • iReady End of the Year Diagnostic

  • Field Day




I walked into school on Wednesday morning and the first person I saw was Mr. Ryan. I asked him why he was dressed up and I soon discovered that many staff and students were dressed like me!! It was a complete surprise and so cool to see so many students and staff wearing dress shirts, ties, and flannel shirts while wearing a Mr. Getchell ID badge. I took a photo with all the Mr. Getchells in Mrs. O’s class and all the sixth graders! What a fun day at CME!




As we approach summer and with kids spending more time outside, I wanted to take a moment to encourage you all to chat with your kiddos about safety when riding bikes, and scooters, walking across the street, etc. With the tragic loss of a young man in middle school earlier this year, it is always a good idea to spend a few minutes discussing safety with your children. Thank you!




Boy, our CME staff has been spoiled this week. For Teacher and Staff Appreciation, our CMEA and many of you provided such yummy treats, breakfast, and lunch items throughout the week. I think I have gained five pounds this week!! Staff were also able to get a quick massage which was a delight! Thank you for honoring our amazing CME staff this week. You all always go above and beyond!!




I am thrilled to share that all of our teachers and classified staff will remain in their current positions as we move into next year, except for one at this point. Mrs. Tauro is leaving Copper Mesa to pursue her dream of opening an art studio where she will teach art to young and old alike. Jennifer will be greatly missed at CME as she has guided the students to do amazing art projects during her time here. We all wish Mrs. Tauro the best!! Of course, if anyone wins the lottery and moves to Fiji, we will let you know!!




I am thrilled to share that most of our students made excellent growth on their iReady diagnostic assessment in both math and reading. While we receive CMAS data in August, iReady data is instant and I had many students share the percent of growth they made from the beginning of the year assessment. Way to go CME students!




You’ve got to love the weather in Colorado!! With the rain and cooler temperatures, we are going with our make-up Field Day which is next Friday, May 17th. Hopefully, all of you who volunteered to help out tomorrow will be able to do so on the 17th. A huge shout out to Mr. Novak for his flexibility and desire to put on the best Field Day on the planet!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of our amazing moms!!



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



Due to inclement weather predictions and the concern for the field being wet, we have decided to postpone Field Day. Our make up date is Friday, May 17th. If you have signed up to volunteer, Mr. Novak will be contacting you directly whether or not you are available for the make up date. Thank you in advance for your understanding.


Teacher appreciation week is May 6th-10th and Regan's Coffee Cart has something extra special that you can purchase for your child's teacher! The INCREDIBLE Megan Conte (who is a parent who works at our school) helped give our coffee cart program fantastic reusable cups that have our new logo on it! Check out the picture! They are insulated and in our school colors! The symbol on the top of the design is a heart with the infinity symbol which is the neurodiversity symbol with love. If you would like to purchase your child's teacher a coffee card, a cup or BOTH the prices are shown below. You can complete the order on MySchoolBucks. Thank you all so much for your support with our program!

Coffee Card = $20

Regan's Coffee Cup = $5

Card and Cup = $25



Camp - June 3rd - 6th 9am - 12pm

Performance - June 6th - 6pm - 7:30 pm

Register by May 20th - see flyer for more information



MRMS Volleyball Camp - 5th and 6th graders -

Please see the linked flyer regarding Volleyball camps this summer offered at MRMS!



Please see the linked flyer regarding Basketball camps this summer offered at MRMS!



Girls Basketball Camp - 3-8th grade



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


Boys Basketball Camp (for 3rd-8th)


Cheer Camp (for K-8)


2024 Jr. Dance Poms Camp

here is the direct registration link.



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!



Register your student for a summer to remember today! Energetic and attentive staff, a wide variety of activities, and the potential for lifelong friendships await you when you arrive at our beautiful 99-acre location in the Rampart Range.


We offer week-long Overnight Camps for 9-15-year-old campers and 3-day Day Camps for 6-9-year-old campers.


More information can be found at



Our Community Nights with the Rockies are:

Saturday, May 11 at 6:10 pm vs. Rangers

Sunday, May 12 at 1:10 pm vs. Rangers

Monday, May 27 at 2:10 pm vs. Guardians

Saturday, June 15 at 7:10 pm vs. Pirates

Tickets for these games start at just $15!

Direct ticket link:


Our Community Nights with the Rapids are:

Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 pm - includes Firework Show!

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm - includes Drone Show!

Wednesday, Oct 2 at 7:30 pm

Tickets start at $19!

Direct ticket link:


ELITCH Gardens & Water Park

One Day Tickets $34.99

Season Pass $77.99

Discounted parking and meals are also available to DCSD community!

Direct ticket link:


Information and ticket links for ALL current Foundation Community Events is: