UPE News Update

April 23, 2021

Word of the Week: Ingenuity

When you invent new ways to have school in a Pandemic, you learn a few things about ingenuity. If there’s a silver lining, it’s this! How do you have a whole class wash their hands when they come in from recess? Our staff’s ingenuity led to inventive routines that worked, were efficient, and were sanitary. How do you have students learn at home? How do you temperature check 150 students in a few minutes? How do you teach students who are sitting behind plexiglass barriers? How do you ensure the bathrooms have only two people in them at a time? How do you line up in the hallway and maintain social distancing? The puzzles this year were huge and seemingly endless. Again and again, the teachers and staff at UPE modeled the highest levels of ingenuity and creativity to find ways to ensure children were learning in person, in meaningful ways, and connecting to each other authentically. We are very proud of our whole community and our staff for deepening this ingenious learning all year long!

Enjoy this video about ingenuity. And remember, everything is “figure-out-able!!”


Important Dates


27 - 6th grade Fly Tying with Trout Unlimited

30 - Bike to School Day


5 - Remote Learning Day/Teacher Work Day

5 - 6th grade Royal Gorge Rafting Trip

13 & 14 - 6th grade backpacking Lost Creek Wilderness

18 - 6th Fly fishing Green Mountain Falls

25 - Beach Party

26 - Tentative last day of school/12:00 dismissal

Art Walk

3rd graders created Pop Art with papermache donuts!
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Vison & Hearing Screening Information

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Virtual STREAM Girls Event

Join Colorado Trout Unlimited for a virtual STREAM Girls event from April 29- May 16! This virtual event provides participating girls with gear kits and resources to complete a series of water exploration activities. Girls will connect with their local streams as a scientist, angler, and artist. Activities include stream flow measurements, habitat assessment, macroinvertebrate surveys, fly tying, fly casting, and more!

STREAM Girls is open to ALL girls, grades 4-8. Gear kits will be available for pick-up/drop-off in Larkspur! More details available at: https://gscolorado.formstack.com/forms/stream_girls_blended_larkspur_04_29_2021. Registration closes on Wednesday, April 28th.
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