March 28, 2024

March 28, 2024
Posted on 03/28/2024
CME Blast

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

I hope you all had a wonderful Spring Break and enjoyed the extra two days we had off. Several students have shared the fun things they did over break with me these last few days. My wife and I took our fifth wheel out for the first time this season and had a wonderful time walking, biking, and reading our books at Cherry Creek State Park.


This week I will mention the following:


  • Snow Removal

  • Conferences

  • Campus Security Specialist

  • Apple Awards

  • Student Art Work

  • CMAS




While most of us were home enjoying our Spring Break, Mr. Ryan, our Building Engineer, was busy clearing snow so that our BASE students could come to school. Not only was Mr. Ryan clearing the snow, but he was also breaking the ice in areas where the sun didn’t shine! After a snowfall, you can also find Mr. Ryan out on our turf, clearing the snow so our students can play. Way to go Mr. Ryan!




Thank you to all of you who were able to attend your parent/teacher conference. Several of you shared that the time spent with your kiddos' teacher was very productive and appreciated! Unfortunately, the conferences that were scheduled for Thursday or Friday needed to be rescheduled because of the snow days. If you haven’t heard yet from your teacher(s) please reach out to them to reschedule.




We are still searching for the ideal Campus Security Specialist for Copper Mesa. This is a full-time position with the hours being from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. If you are interested in this position and have questions before applying, please contact me. Below are some of the responsibilities of this new position. Please apply if you are interested!


  • Promotes and provides proactive security services and a safe and secure environment at schools and other facilities.

  • Provides a positive role model for students and develops and promotes positive relationships with students. Develops and promotes good community relations among various community members and school clientele.

  • Monitor and supervise students’ activities at assigned locations in the building and/or on the grounds and enforce parking (lot) regulations.

  • Monitor visitor access during school hours to ensure only authorized persons enter to maintain a safe and secure campus.




This Saturday Miriam Osowski and Megan Conte will represent Copper Mesa at the annual Apple Awards reception. This is one of my favorite events of the year as our district recognizes amazing certified and classified staff from all of our schools and our district office personnel. Miriam and Megan are so deserving of this award and I look forward to celebrating and honoring them on Saturday.




I always love walking by the walls of my office as our art teacher, Jennifer Tauro is awesome about displaying student artwork around our school. Some photos are included along with some pictures from the sixth-grade artwork that is displayed at Garden of the Gods. Several of our families have visited - and have shared with Mrs. Tauro how awesome it is to see them displayed. Copper Mesa is given a huge shout-out in their flyers. I am so proud of our sixth graders and Mrs. Tauro as well as all of our artists at CME!!




It is that time of year again - CMAS will begin next week for our third through sixth graders. I have loved seeing positive posters being displayed to encourage our students to do their best. Please encourage your third through sixth graders to eat a healthy breakfast each day and to get a good night's rest.


Happy Easter!!



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


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!



Bear Canyon Elementary is hiring a Health Assistant to start in the 24-25 school year! If you would be interested in applying, click HERE. For questions, please reach out to Rhonda Lundberg at [email protected].



I wanted to give you a heads up that Original Works Flyers will be sent home this Thursday 3/28 to give you the opportunity to purchase your child's artwork in a really cool way. Original Works is a company that I have worked closely with over the last couple of years, and we all get really excited about it. I'm not sure how I don't end up ordering about 300 mugs with all of the amazing artwork that your kiddos have designed. It's tough, trust me!

What's really great is that a portion of the sales will come right back into the art room for new materials, and projects for all of the students.

This is a great time to start thinking about gifts for Mothers Day, Fathers Day, and maybe even some end of the year gifts for classroom teachers and staff.

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Jen Tauro

[email protected]

Upcoming Dates to Note!

23/24 - Important Date

  • 4/6/24 - Spring Fundraiser - Lone Tree Brewery 6-9pm
  • 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

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