October 26, 2023

October 26, 2023
Posted on 10/26/2023
CME Blast

News from Steve

Dear Copper Mesa Community,

After an amazing Fall, it looks like Winter is on the way. I’ve been busy raking leaves the last several evenings!


Our PRIDE Skill for next week is: Growth Mindset

This week I will mention the following:


  • Halloween Parade/Parties

  • DCSD Toiletry Drive

  • Veteran’s Day

  • All Pro Dads

  • Kindie Registration

  • Apple Awards




The weather for Tuesday, October 31st is showing that we will be able to have our annual Halloween Parade outside. It will begin at approximately 9:00 am and we will walk on the playground as well as the front of the school before heading inside for our parties. Students can come to school in their school-appropriate costumes, with no real or fake blood, or real or fake weapons, and they must be able to clearly see if they are wearing a mask. Classrooms will have their parties after the parade, and then our students will change into regular school clothes for the remainder of the day.


We are always so thankful for any leftover Halloween candy you can donate to our school for our staff. Our staff loves the treats during the day!!




Check out this flyer for information about our school district's toiletry drive. Caring for others is a major theme of our district, One Book, One District Selection, Becoming a Good Creature. Our Student Leadership Team will be organizing the supplies you donate! Collections will continue until November 16th.




To all of you who have served our country or are currently serving in the armed forces, we would love to have you join us for lunch on Friday, November 10th. This is a small way we can say thank you for your service. Our sixth graders will be singing some patriotic songs and we will have you introduce yourselves. Invite any Veteran you know to lunch!! This event is definitely one of the highlights of my year!




Another event that I love hosting is our All Pro Dads gatherings. Our first one of the year will be on Friday, November 17th beginning at 7:30 am in our cafeteria!! I am still looking for dads to help prepare breakfast. Email me at [email protected] if you are able to help.




No way, I can’t be talking about kindergarten registration already. But yes, it is true - kindergarten registration will be from November 27th through December 1st. Kindie registration will be available online starting November 27th. If you know of any new families that would like a tour of CME, just have them email me as I love showing parents around our school.




Thank you to those of you who have nominated a deserving CME staff member. There is still time so click on the link below.

Nominate an outstanding staff member today!


Don’t forget to VOTE!


Enjoy the snow this weekend.



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


Effective Monday at 7:00 p.m. parents will need to add “@p.dcsdk12.org” to their current user names when logging into EngagED.

For example, when you log into EngagED, if your current user name is absmith, that will be changed to [email protected].


Your password will remain the same.


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.

DCSD Toiletry Drive -

Please see flyer for more information!


Youth Boys 3x3 League -

Please see the flyer for more information and registration!



Please visit our boutique of lost and found items! You might find what you have been looking for!



If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at CME to:

  • Increase teacher and staff pay

  • Enhance safety and security

    • Addition of Campus Security Specialist

  • Refresh student and staff technology

  • Make much needed repairs and upgrades to our building

    • Replace flooring

    • Replace generator

    • Install new intercom system

See letter for more details.



DCSD is committed to implementing equitable practices to increase access to advanced/gifted learning opportunities. Based on state and national recommendations and requirements, we implement Universal Screening for students in 2nd grade (February) and 6th grade (November). If your child is in grades 3, 4, or 5 and you believe they need evaluation for Gifted Identification and Services, please see HERE for more details and/or reach out to the CME GT Facilitator, Heather Stinnett [email protected] with any questions.

Upcoming Dates to Note!

23/24 - Important Dates

  • 10/27 - Wear your CME shirt!
  • 10/31 - Halloween Parade 9am Outside
  • 11/3 - No School
  • 11/10 - Veteran's Day Lunch
  • 11/14 - 11/17 - Book Fair
  • 11/17 - All Pro Dad's 7:30am
  • 11/20 - 11/24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/27 Online Kindergarten Registration begins

Copper Mesa Elementary

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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