Outdoor Ed at Snowmass Falls Ranch – It truly does take a village


Our Outdoor Ed trip was amazing. Thank you to all who made it happen: the Bob Perry Family and the Fales family who allowed us to use their ranch; the parents who showed up to load, set up and take down equipment, help with food preparation and serving, apply sunscreen and supervise kids; Angie’s Dad, Greg Bovee, for teaching the kids how to be responsible anglers; and, of course the bus drivers. We hiked, played, fished, ate and slept in a postcard-perfect Rocky Mountain setting. These Outdoor Education trips are a big undertaking, but the learning that happens is invaluable. ODE not only builds community and culture, but also teaches awareness, resilience, teamwork, leadership and executive skills in a way we could never accomplish in the classroom. So THANK YOU ALL for helping us to create this tremendous learning opportunity for your children.


April Enzer has set up a Shutterfly account for sharing photos. If you didn’t receive her email with the link, here it is again:  https://12learningcenterccs.shutterfly.com/  Thank you, April, for putting this together. There were so many great photo ops!

This week the students are presenting their Place projects to the class and will share them with their Family Groups at All School Meeting.

They are working on their Person, Place, or Thing projects at home. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

Lastly, all the butterflies have emerged from their chrysalises and we will be releasing them this week!


Important Dates

  • 5/28, Memorial Day (no school)
  • 6/7 – Noon release – move up and good by circle and field day
  • 6/8 and 6/11 – EOY Conferences
  • June 6 – Stepping Up Ceremony (1-2 will walk to Bert and Ernie Park for a Stepping Up celebration. We will send more details later.)
  • June 6 – Portfolio presentation, Triathlon and 8th grade graduation
  • June 7 – School out at noon
  • June 8 and 11, End of year conferences