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THE BENEFITS OF RECESS

THE BENEFITS OF RECESS

 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

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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CCS Students Exhibit Compassion and Agency

CCS Students Exhibit Compassion and Agency

Overcoming challenges can lead to greater compassion and agency. Agency has many definitions. When we say students have agency, we are utilizing this noun to describe a person through which power is exerted or an end is achieved (Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary). I witnessed students utilizing their agency to summit Mt. Sopris last week, and it made me think:   Students are overcoming challenges ALL THE TIME, big and small, each and every day, and quite frequently with the…

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CCS Family BBQ Monday, September 11th 5:30-7:00pm

CCS Family BBQ Monday, September 11th 5:30-7:00pm

  Community is so easy to say. The word itself connects us to one another. It seems so simple, so natural, so human. But, community is so much more than a word. Community is a treasured feeling. It is a sense of belonging, safety and caring for each other. It is being yourself without worrying about what others may think or say.  The treasured feeling of community comes from our relationships, our shared experiences, and our…

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Welcome back!

Welcome back CCS students and families! We are so excited to see you back at school on Tuesday, September 5th. Please arrive on time. School starts promptly at 8:10 am. We look forward to meeting our new kindergarten students on Monday, September 11th. When you arrive, you will see a few new faces and you will see many familiar faces. I will introduce myself, Sam (your new Principal), on Tuesday morning, and I will also introduce…

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