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Fundraising: A Collective Endeavor for a Strong Community

Fundraising: A Collective Endeavor for a Strong Community

It’s hard not to talk about community at the community school. Community is one of our values. It means more than just sharing a school or a common interest. A community is a group of people that take care of each other and feel they belong together. The power of community lies in our collective identity. Our collective identity takes the group beyond the individual and allows us to be co-creators of our community, our experiences,…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

We have had a wonderful first week! I’ve enjoyed catching up with returning students and families, getting to know students and families new to our community, and observing our community in action. On Monday, we welcomed students in grades 1-7. (8th graders embarked on their outdoor education trip at 6am Monday.) We gathered in a circle and greeted one another. We set an intention to see, hear, and feel our place in the community and a sense…

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CCS Is A Healthy School Leader

Building A Healthy Charter School In 2013, Carbondale Community School became one of six trailblazing schools to join the Wellness Advisory Collaborative supported by the Colorado League of Charter School’s Building Healthy Charter Schools Initiative.1 As part of the Wellness Advisor Collaborative, our school worked with a wellness advisor to form a school health and wellness vision, develop an action plan, implement sustainable strategies, and connect to other schools and resources. 2 Results of CCS’s…

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THE BENEFITS OF RECESS – copy

THE BENEFITS OF RECESS – copy

 At Carbondale Community School, kids in grades K-4 get at least 55 minutes of recess a day and kids in grades 5-8 get a minimum of 25 minutes at lunch, plus frequent breaks that get them moving and outside. As a school, we are committed to the whole child, so that means sustaining kids’ access to the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive benefits of recess. Here’s what the American Association of Pediatrics has to say…

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Parent Engagement Opportunities at CCS – copy

Dear CCS Parents, After a month at CCS it has become very apparent that the CCS parent community contributes a great deal to the success and well-being of our students and our school. Thank you. In this post, I will share information about ways parents can continue the strong tradition of engagement and offer new opportunities. Attend Back to School Night – Thursday, October 5th 6:30 pm First and foremost, please attend back to school…

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