August 24, 2023

August 24, 2023
Posted on 08/24/2023

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

Everyone’s grass was so green for the first couple of months of summer and now with the heat, lawns are looking a little fried!! However, I do see some rain in the forecast for the next few days.

Our Thinking Map next week is: Tree Map

Our PRIDE Skill next week is: Analysis

This week I will mention the following:

  • Back to School Gathering

  • Booster Fundraiser

  • Visiting Classrooms

  • SAC positions


Everyone appeared to have a blast at our annual Back to School Picnic last Friday evening. Thank you to our CMEA group for organizing this fun event. There were bouncy houses, Corn Hole games, a giant Jenga, a DJ, and of course food and Kona Ice. Ms. Laviaguerre was challenging students and parents at Corn Hole, while I threw a football around for a bit and socialized with our awesome current and former CME parents. I was so thankful that the weather quickly passed and it cooled things down nicely. What an awesome way to start off our new school year!!


Our Booster Fundraiser has officially kicked off. With DJ Dylan as our Booster representative this year, our students are sure to have fun, learn some things through the daily videos, and enjoy the obstacle course on Friday, September 1st. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for our school. Staff members have been busy writing grants for items for school to enhance your kiddo's education and we are still finalizing our overall fundraising goal. Details coming soon. Thank you so much for supporting CME once again this year. Your kindness and generosity never ceases to amaze me!!


There are times when your children may forget their water bottle, jacket, etc. and you run back into school before or after school to retrieve it. I just ask that if the teacher is not present in the room you have a staff member with you when entering. The ladies in the office are often available to help out, or if you see me or Ms. Laviaguerre, we are happy to join you. Thank you!


I know you are all busy writing your little bio as to why you would like to serve on SAC. We are looking for some new members who would like to learn more about the ins and outs of Copper Mesa and offer ideas about how to improve our school. I am always so appreciative of our parents who serve on SAC. I love meeting with this committee and we have been very fortunate to have passionate parents serve on SAC. We are also looking for a community member, an adult who does not have kiddos at Copper Mesa, but our school holds a special place in their heart. If you are interested in serving on SAC, just email me your bio and your interest by August 29th. Our first SAC meeting is on Monday, September 18th beginning at 4:00 pm in our library. If you have any questions, just let me know!!

Enjoy the cooler weekend!!



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



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.


Thursday PM:


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



School fees have been added to MySchoolBucks and should show when you log into your account. Partial payments are available, as needed, so please pay these as soon as possible. If you think you qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch status, or have in the past, we highly encourage you to apply again this year. If approved, this will allow us to waive fees for field trips and enrichment activities as well.


You can apply online at



Online ordering will be available until August 28th 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!


MOUNTAIN VISTA GOLD CROWN BASKETBALL TRYOUTS - Grades 4th - 6th - Here is the sign up link! See flyer for more information!



See flyer for more information!



Look for more sports, DCPA offerings, AND some special offers from our new partner, Gaylord Rockies Resort, coming soon! Purchase all tickets directly from the Community Event page of our website, and look for new opportunities to be added soon!

Upcoming Dates to Note

Upcoming Dates to Note

23/24 - Important Dates


  • 8/23-8/25 & 8/29-8/31 - iReady Testing
  • 8/31 - Preschool Boosterthon Obstacle Course - PM ONLY
  • 9/1 - K-6 Boosterthon Obstacle Course
  • 9/4 - Labor Day - No School
  • 9/18 - SAC Meeting 4PM
  • 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


(303) 387-7375