Mustang Tales

August 5, 2022 Vol 3. Issue 38

Message from Principal Masone

Dear Families:

It's almost that time...BACK TO SCHOOL! As summer comes to a close, I want to share MSES happenings with you.

If you or your neighbors have children, please begin the enrollment process on the district website. You will receive an email next week with your child's teacher. Please see the school supply list attached.

MSES is turning 100 and we are celebrating at our Back to School/Meet Your Teacher, on August 18, 3-5pm. Visit your child's classroom and then join us for an outdoor celebration with live music together with our community partners.

The first day of school for grades 1-5 is August 19th! Kindergarten families, kinders have a staggered start and the first full day of school is August 22nd.Look for an email from your child's kindergarten teacher in the coming days with more details.

Our entire team is anxious to serve you and your child. We are excited to grow and serve you with some new faces, a lot of familiar faces, a new math curriculum and a dedicated team of professionals.



Meet Your Teacher

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Late Start Wednesdays

This upcoming school year we will continue to offer childcare support on Late Start Wednesdays for families in need. Due to limited resources and staff, this will be available only to those that cannot find alternative childcare options. Registration will begin August 1st on the district website.

These mornings will be structured differently and provide time and space for completing homework/ studying. Breakfast will be served until 8:00am, however, due to changes in the federal funding, we can no longer offer free breakfast. If you would like more information about Meals please visit the district website:

Late Start Wednesdays:

August 31

September 14

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 26

November 2

November 9

November 16

December 7

Important Dates

  • August 18 - Meet Your Teacher, 3-5pm, 100 Year Celebration
  • August 19 - First Day of School!
  • August 22 - First Day of School for Kindergarten

School Calendar 2022-2023

MSES Preschool Info:

The Manitou Springs Preschool Program is now accepting applications for children residing in Manitou Springs between the ages of 3-5 years old. Our program's foundation is built on relationships and social emotional development through play. We are an inclusive program that serves all students and have tuition-free options. You can apply on the district website.

Strong relationships build healthy brains ready for deep learning.

Parent Action Committee- Get Involved

If you are looking for a way to get involved, meet other MSES parents, and help support our school please check out the invitation to serve on PAC below!

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Manitou Springs Elementary School

Maria Masone, Principal

Jennifer Sueppel, Assistant Principal