November 9, 2023

November 9, 2023
Posted on 11/09/2023
CME Blast

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

I’d like to thank all of you who took some time to vote during our recent election. We had a staff meeting yesterday, and I was sharing how grateful I am to be a part of Copper Mesa!!


Our PRIDE Skill next week is: Initiative


This week I will mention the following:


  • Veteran’s Day

  • All Pro Dad’s Breakfast

  • Apple Awards

  • Thanksgiving lunch

  • Turkey Drive



Last call to invite all active duty military service personnel or Veterans to lunch tomorrow. We also ask all students to wear red, white, and blue to honor these courageous men and women!!



I hope our cafeteria is filled with dads and their kiddos next Friday for our first All Pro Dad’s gathering of the year. We will begin eating breakfast at 7:30, I will spend some time chatting with everyone and then we will head to the last day of our book fair.



Another last call - the window to nominate an outstanding CME staff member closes on November 12th. Both certified and classified staff can be nominated. Our certified staff are our teachers and classified staff include roles such as our building engineer, office staff, and educational assistants. Preschool staff members can also be nominated. Nominate an outstanding staff member today!



Unfortunately, we will be unable to serve parents a Thanksgiving lunch this year as we have in years past because of staffing shortages both at schools and in nutrition services, but we still would love to have you join your kiddos for lunch anytime next week. Just check in at the office, and meet your children in the cafeteria during their lunch period. We have plenty of room for you all!!


Our annual Turkey Drive is about to begin. Collections will be Wednesday 11/15 after school (until 4:30) and Thursday 11/16 before school starts (beginning at 8:00). All turkeys will be donated to the Denver Rescue Mission. What an amazing way to teach our students about so many life skills!


Thank you,



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


The Book Fair will be open on November 13th - 17th (the 13th is set up day)! We need some volunteers to help! Here is the link to sign up as volunteers for the book fair. Thank you!



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].


APPLE AWARDS - Nominate Here

It is that time of year when we nominate outstanding and deserving CME staff members (Certified and/or Classified) for an Apple Award.



One more word of encouragement for you to bring in toiletry items for our district drive. Check out the promotional video.



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

  • 11/10 - Veteran's Day Lunch
  • 11/10 - Wear Red, White and Blue today
  • 11/14 - 11/17 - Book Fair
  • 11/15 - Turkey Drive - After school until 4:30pm
  • 11/16 - Turkey Drive - Before school starting at 8am
  • 11/17 - All Pro Dad's 7:30am
  • 11/20 - 11/24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/27 Online Kindergarten Registration begins