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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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Cross-Age Learning

Cross-Age Learning

Introduced this year, 4th graders are working hard on a writing piece that represents their “passage” from elementary school on to 5th grade next year. They will present their passages at the 3rd & 4th grade Author Night on Tuesday, May 23. Today, 8th graders helped their 4th grade friends on these passages, lending their expertise and experience as they prepare for their 8th grade portfolio presentations on May 31.  

Capoeira Angola at All School Meeting

Capoeira Angola at All School Meeting

The Aspen Dance Connection brought Michael & Amanda Lintner to CCS today to demonstrate and teach a style of dance called Capoeira Angola, originating in Africa but brought to Brazil in the 1600s by African slaves. Students from the Marble Charter School also participated. Ask your child to demonstrate some of the moves they learned today!