August 10, 2023

August 10, 2023
Posted on 08/10/2023

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

Welcome to the 2023/24 school year!! It’s been a wonderful beginning.. We have many new families joining us this year. When Candice and I visited classrooms on Tuesday and asked if the class had any new students, it seemed every class had at least one new kiddo!! I even met a student who lived in the same area where I was born and we were both born in the same hospital in Newport Beach. Welcome to all of our new CME families!

I look forward to once again writing a weekly blast to keep you informed of all the happenings at Copper Mesa. New this year, CMEA will also be including their weekly blast with mine.

This is one way to communicate, and I am always available to answer any questions you may have about anything CME! Just email me or call our school office and I will get back to you!

Our Thinking Map for this first week of school is a: Circle Map and next week it is a Bubble Map.

We have revised our PRIDE Skills to better align with the Colorado Essential Skills we are asked to teach. Our PRIDE Skill for this week is: Problem Solver and next week it is: Critical Thinking

This week I will just mention a few things as it is the first week of school:

  • The Invisible Boy

  • Art

  • Kindergarten


Each year we select a theme book and each teacher receives a copy of the book as well as many other staff members. Our theme book for this year is called, “The Invisible Boy” by Trudy Ludwig. This gentle story shows how small acts of kindness can help children feel included and allow them to flourish! It is a wonderful story and we are excited to have this as our theme book this year.


I am also excited to share that our kiddos will have 10 extra minutes of art each week this year. Mrs. Tauro, our wonderful art teacher, is thrilled about the extra 10 minutes. I can’t wait to see the projects the students create as Mrs. Tauro does an awesome job of displaying them throughout our building.


I have loved seeing our kindergarten students come to school in small groups the first two days of school. With smiles on their faces, they are coming to Copper Mesa for the first time with so much enthusiasm and maybe just a little trepidation! Well, for some of our kindies, they were here for preschool as well, so they are already used to our building. Our two amazing kinde teachers, Mrs. Osowski and Mrs. Kolbo have been so welcoming and already loving on them!! Thank you kindie parents for entrusting your kiddos to Copper Mesa!!

As Candice and I shared at our Meet and Greet afternoon in the gym on Monday, this is going to be the BEST YEAR EVER!!


Weekly News

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





Do parents need to fill out a Free and Reduced Application? YES! While all Meals are now free, we still highly encourage families to complete a Free and Reduced Application. The outcome of the applications is directly tied to District funding. Application and Information HERE



Cougar Singers Cougar Cubs

2nd - 6th Grade Choir Club 2nd - 6th Grade Choir Club

When: Tuesdays 7:30 am When: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 pm

Where: Downstairs (Choir Room) Where: Music Room

Cost: $50 Cost: $50

Dates: August 29 -December 14 Dates August 31- December 14


Students will receive a choir T-shirt and will have the opportunity to perform in a Feeder Festival with our fellow Elementary schools and our very own Mountain Ridge Middle School and Mountain Vista High School. We will also have our own Winter concert here at CME for our family and community.


Info needed for Sign up

Students Name

Students Grade and Teacher

Students T-shirt Size

Parent Name

Parent Email

Parent Cell Number


Thank you all! I look forward to making beautiful music together!



Picture day is August 23, 2023! Online ordering will be available at Check out the flyer for more information!



The performance this semester will be Wonka! Sign up to be part of this amazing play! Please see the flyer for sign up and more information!



Junior Girl Scout Troop 68088 is working to complete their Bronze Award and they need your help! The girls will be holding a Pet Supply Drive on Saturday 8/12 from 9-11am at Copper Mesa Elementary to benefit the Dumb Friends League. Every donation will receive homemade dog and cat treats! For a full listing of accepted (and not accepted) items, please go to the Dumb Friends League website. We appreciate your support!



See flyer for more information!



Vision and Hearing will be here on August 22, 2023 for K,1, 2, 3, 5 and new students to the District. For more information, please check out the letter!

Upcoming Dates to Note

Upcoming Dates to Note

23/24 - Important Dates


  • 8/23-8/25 & 8/29-8/31 - iReady Testing
  • 8/18 - Meet the Band/Orchestra Teacher & Instrument Rental 4:00-5:00 pm
  • 8/23 - Picture Day
  • 8/31 - Preschool Boosterthon Obstacle Course
  • 9/1 - K-6 Boosterthon Obstacle Course
  • 9/4 - Labor Day - No School
  • 9/22 - Professional Dev Day - No School
  • 10/16-10/20 - FALL BREAK


Copper Mesa Elementary

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