December 7, 2023

December 7, 2023
Posted on 12/07/2023
CME Blast

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

I admit it, I have been a fair-weather fan of the Broncos!! I know, I shouldn’t be that way, but gosh, they play ok one week and then the next - ugg!!


Our PRIDE Skill next week: Self-Advocacy


This week I will mention the following:


  • Look for the Good Project

  • Choir

  • iReady Mid-Year Diagnostic

  • Writing



We have had students place so many Post-it notes on our Gratitude Wall that we have had to create another one and that one is already getting filled up. I have just loved seeing students placing and reading the Post-it notes on the wall. We have such thoughtful students and many staff members have placed notes on the walls too. I encourage you to check out the Gratitude Walls if you are ever in our school. Our amazing SLC kiddos have also been sharing messages each day about Gratitude during morning announcements! It has also been so cool to observe students step on one of our Gratitude dots and share about being grateful!!



This morning I was meeting with a teacher and I could hear our choir practicing for their upcoming winter/holiday concert. Wow, they were amazing. We have such talented students, not just in math and reading but their singing abilities are top notch. Thank you to Ms. Muller for working so hard to foster the love of singing with our choir students. I look forward to the choir concert happening soon.



Speaking of math and reading, our students have been busy completing their mid-year iReady diagnostic assessments. A student recently shared with me her score and the percentage of increase she made from the beginning of the year diagnostic. It was very evident that she was extremely proud of her scores. Our teachers do an outstanding job of sharing scores with their students as well as creating goals. iReady scores will be sent home next Thursday, December 14th. Please reach out to your kiddo(s) teachers with any questions.



I have to mention writing as well this week. The reason is that Ms. Laviaguerre and I have been observing our teachers teach writing. Both of us have been so impressed with the quality of writing instruction we have been observing and the students writing. We are focusing on writing as our CMAS scores last year were not where we wanted them and I just know our scores will be much stronger this year. Our students understand the rubrics that are used to score their writing and set the next steps. They have also loved to share their writing with their classmates. Writing is a difficult concept to teach, and I tip my hat to our teachers who are so passionate about our students becoming stronger writers!!


Well, it looks like there is some snow in the forecast tomorrow so bundle up!!



Gratitude Wall 1

Gratitude Wall 2

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


Winter session for KidStage will be OZ!! To sign up, please see the flyer for more details. This will be a lot of fun!



Our school wide Talent Show is approaching! We want to get information out to families early so that students can start preparing for their auditions.

Auditions: Monday & Tuesday February 5th and 6th from 3:45-5:00. They will be held in the music room. Auditions will be for the following participants:

  • Performers

  • MCs (a script will be given at the audition)

  • Stage Crew (sign-up audition only)

Audition Expectations: Students need to present completed acts that are performance ready. Any props, music and costumes need to be ready and present at the time of their audition.

Audition Results: Results will be announced through individual letters on February 9th at the end of the school day. We have limited spots available.

Dress Rehearsals: February 21st and 28th from 3:45-5:00 (both days). Students in the talent show will need to bring all prompts and costumes to both dress rehearsals.

School Performance: March 7th from 2:00-3:00

Evening Performance: March 7th from 6:00-7:00 (students arrive at 5:30, ready to go, in the music room).


If you have any questions please contact Shelby Brinkman (Ms. B) at [email protected] or Abby Muller at [email protected]



Kindergarten registration will be open on November 27th! You can go to the website. A to Z on the right hand side and go down to K for Kindergarten Registration. Go down till you see the green bar (Current DCSD family) or the yellow bar (new to DCSD) and follow the prompts! You will need a copy of your student’s birth certificate, immunizations and a proof of residency (if new to DCSD). Please call Michelle Rank with any questions or email at [email protected].



The SSN (significant support needs) students and staff are taking on a Holiday Project this season! We are collecting treats, toys and beds for the dogs at Freedom Service Dogs!

The dogs at Freedom Service Dogs are service dogs in training to support individuals with disabilities as well as individuals who are retired veterans. We are looking for donations of dog beds, dog treats and dog toys to give to this life long friend! The best part, we, the SSN program, are taking a field trip to Freedom Service Dogs in December so our students in the SSN program can meet these incredible dogs and give the dogs their gifts as well!

If you have NEW dog toys or beds and want to donate them please bring them down to the SSN room. Dog treat donations need to be unopened in order to safely give them to the dogs.

We are always accepting gently used dog beds and toys to donate to freedom service dogs :)

Thank you so much for your support!

The SSN Team



Please visit our boutique of lost and found items! You might find what you have been looking for! All items will be donated at the end of the day on December 21, 2023.

Upcoming Dates to Note!

23/24 - Important Dates

  • 12/14 - Choir Concert 6pm
  • 12/18 - Orchestra and Band Concert 6:30
  • 12/23 - EPRs Open to Public 8am
  • 12/22 - 1/8/24 - Winter Break