Dear Parents and Guardians,

This has been one of the best starts to the school year that I can remember.  Your students come in ready to learn and are enjoying greeting their teachers with indoor arrival each morning.  Continue to work on those regular sleep patterns so that students can be in attendance each and every day. In order to have satisfactory attendance, students should miss no more than one day a month.

I’m sure your students have also told you about our new playground equipment.  We are thankful to the Colorado Health Foundation for the grant which paid for the new structures which have given all of our students plenty of space to climb, slide and play.  Please know that Altura is your community even on the weekends and after school hours and your families are welcome to enjoy the equipment, including our soccer fields when school is not in session.  Please care for it in a way that allows it to be ready each morning for our students.

CMAS reports will be coming home soon for our current 4th and 5th graders.  They will show the proficiency of your students in both math and literacy. Feel free to contact us with any questions.  All students in grades 1 - 5 have taken their first baseline assessments in math and reading through iReady. Teachers are carefully looking at the data to plan for whole group, small group and individual learning needs.

We look forward to engaging with families with upcoming PTO on 9/6, Accountability on 9/11 and our Parent Coffee on 9/21.  We also have English literacy classes for parents through the Learning Source beginning soon! Contact Andrea Martinez at 303-957-2841 for more information.

Jennifer Harrington, Principal

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