November 30, 2023

November 30, 2023
Posted on 11/30/2023
CME Blast

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

I hope you all had a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones! We had all of our kiddos over for a Thanksgiving brunch, and I personally loved it as it was great to have everyone together and we had lots of bacon!!!


Our PRIDE Skill next week is: Productivity

This week I will mention the following:


  • Turkey Drive

  • Toiletry Drive

  • All Pro Dad’s Breakfast

  • Book Fair

  • Look For The Good Program

  • Adopt-A-Family




Thank you to our awesome community for donating frozen turkeys to the Denver Rescue Mission. We collected 94 turkeys! I am sure we made many people very thankful on Thanksgiving! A huge shout out to our Student Leadership Council (SLC), led by Mrs. Lagodny and Mrs. Broomhead for coordinating this event as well as Melissa Park for bringing it to Copper Mesa.




I will be dropping off all of the toiletry items that we donated on Saturday. Thank you to all of you who were able to drop off items during the One Book, One District Toiletry Drive. I am sure many people will be grateful for the donations.



A huge thank you to all of our dads who arrived early for our first All Pro Dads Breakfast gathering. They were busy making sausages and pancakes and we thought we had made enough. However, we had a long line of dads and their kiddos, so they got busy again mixing the pancake mix. Everyone had a chance to eat and then I shared 10 specific ways we can compliment our kiddos and then dads shot some hoops with their kids and others visited the book fair. We will have our next gathering sometime in the spring.




Speaking of the book fair, we had another very successful one! We even raised more money than this time last year!! Thank you for not only supporting our school but more importantly advocating for the love of reading with your children. I can’t wait to see what new books we will now be able to purchase.




We had our first assembly of the year at the end of the day yesterday. Our SLC and Mrs. Lagodny shared all about the Look for the Good program we will run until our winter break. This program is all about showing gratitude to others and being grateful. We have a wall near our cafeteria designated as our Gratitude Wall. This is where students and staff members will write a word or phrase of gratitude on a Post-it note and display it on the wall. We hope to have hundreds of notes posted for all to read!!




Just a reminder that you are encouraged to adopt one of our Copper Mesa families for the holidays. What an awesome way to help support one of our own families and for them to have a bit brighter holiday season. Check out the CMEA blast as to how to adopt a family.


Happy December 1st tomorrow - yes, it is already December!



Turkey Drive

Gratitude Wall

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


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]



OPEN ENROLLMENT - Closes December 1st

If you are an open enrolled family and have an incoming Kindie next year, you will need to open enroll your Kindie here at CME! Open enrollment opened November 1st. To open enroll, please go to - A to Z (on the right) - and then down to O for open enrollment. You would be an existing family in the district! Please email [email protected] if you have any questions! First round of Open Enrollment ends on 12/1 at 4pm.



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

  • 11/27 Online Kindergarten Registration begins
  • 12/14 - Choir Concert 6pm
  • 12/18 - Orchestra and Band Concert 6:30
  • 12/23 - EPRs Open to Public
  • 12/22 - 1/9/24 - Winter 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

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