Cherry Drive Weekly Update

August 18, 2023

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Dear Cherry Drive Families,

It was a great first week with students! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 1st day Parade on Monday. As a reminder, school supplies are listed here and can still be purchased. Have a great weekend!

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 23rd: First Coffee with the Principal/PAWS - Parents Active Within Schools Meeting @ 8:00am - Agenda
  • Friday, August 25th: Kindergarten Play Date (See flyer below)
  • Monday, September 4: Labor Day Holiday, No School
  • Tuesday, September 5: Teacher Workday, No School
  • Thursday, September 7: Picture Day

Warm Regards,

- Liz Jordan, Principal & Ryanne Kleingarn, Assistant Principal

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PreOrder School Pictures

School pictures will take place on Thursday, September 7th. You can preorder your child's pictures at the Lifetime website. Enter the code: EVTCDRT7R

Traffic Reminders

As a reminder, please adhere to our drop off and pick up patterns, including only parking across the street during drop off from 7:35-7:50am. The lane/sidewalk closest to our school is the Hug and Go lane for quick drop off. Please no U turns along Cherry Drive.

Also, our bus loop/parking lot is only for staff, preschool parents and buses. Students wanting breakfast can get dropped off on Cherry Drive and enter the exterior cafeteria doors or the entrance along Cherry Drive. Also, district policy does not allow pets on our school grounds. We appreciate you helping keep our community safe.

Follow us on Social Media

We post a few times each week usually - important information, updates and pictures of all the great things happening at Cherry Drive. Please like and follow us! QR codes are below or you can click here to access our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
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School Breakfast and Lunch

Colorado passed the Healthy School Meals for All (HSMA) bill that allows students to receive a FREE breakfast and lunch! Studies have shown that students who are not hungry perform better in school. By providing breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost, we are hoping to create a better learning environment for our students. Check out the Adams 12 Nutrition Services website for information on school menus, Free and Reduced benefits and other nutrition related changes.

Coffee with the Principal/Parents Active Within Schools (PAWS) Meeting

Come meet our new Assistant Principal and Office Manager and enjoy coffee and treats on Wednesday, August 23rd @ 8am. We will have informal conversation about some initiatives for the year and answer any questions new and old families might have about the school year ahead. This is a great way to connect with other families in the community and learn about Cherry Drive. We hope to see many of you there! Agenda

Free and Reduced Applications and Information

Please take a few moments to apply for Free and Reduced Benefits for the upcoming school year. Families need to reapply every year and we ask that you apply, even if you do not think you will qualify. For more information and to access the online application, please visit the Adams 12 Free Reduced Benefits Website.
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Traffic Patterns & Drop Off/Pick Up Changes

We are excited to share that we have had quite a bit of classroom movement within the building. These changes impact student drop off and pick up procedures so please take time to review when and how to drop off and pick up your child each day. We will clearly indicate all classroom locations at our Back to School night.
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Cherry Drive Elementary

Vision: The Cherry Drive family will provide a consistent, positive, caring and highly engaging optimal learning environment. To accomplish this we will foster supportive collaboration and hold everyone accountable to consistent high expectations. As a community of diverse learners, we will value and take pride in one another by celebrating growth and success. Together, through this hard work and dedication, we will be productive 21st century citizens and lifelong learners.