Panther Press

January 14, 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, Jan 17 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr Day

  • Monday, Jan 24 - SAC Nominations Due (see information below)

  • Wednesday, Feb 2 - Class Pictures

  • Friday, Feb 18 - No School (Professional Development Day for Staff)

  • Monday, Feb 21 - No School (President's Day)


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Workout Wednesdays!!

Coach Cutter and Mrs. O'Neill worked our leg muscles this week. Everyone spent 30 seconds doing squatting leg kicks and another 30 seconds doing deep lunge bounces. Phew - we were all sore after those exercises!

Acres Green Student Lighthouse Team - Making a Difference in Colorado

At Acres Green, we have a Student Lighthouse Team that meets Wednesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. These student leaders head up different Student Action Teams. One of our Student Action Teams is community outreach. These students wanted to help support the Coloradans that suffered devastating losses due to the catastrophic fires in Boulder County. The rest of our Student Lighthouse Team fully supported this endeavor and the whole school is participating in our Penny Wars (see details below) in an effort to raise monies to donate to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. The Penny Wars take place from January 18th to January 28th. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Our School is seeking a parent member for the remainder of the 21/22 School Year

What is the SAC?

The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.

In 2009, the State of Colorado passed SB 09-163, the Education Accountability Act. This legislation mandates that every public school have a School Accountability Committee. SACs should be composed of seven voting members: the principal, one teacher, three parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school, a PTO adult, and one community member with no children attending the school.

What are the responsibilities?

  • Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) – review and give feedback on the school’s UIP. This document defines the school’s academic goals and action plans.

  • Budget priorities – make informed recommendations to the principal regarding spending priorities for budget expenditures of the building.

  • Topical discussions – Safety issues, Community concerns, General community feedback

When are the meetings?

  • We will have 2 additional meetings for the 21/22 school year. These meetings will be scheduled once we have all the members for our SAC. Meetings typically occur on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

If you are an interested Acres Green Elementary parent/guardian, please email Gina Smith at by Monday, January 24, 2022. Please include a brief bio; include your child(ren)’s grade level and how long your family has been at Acres Green Elementary School.

Junior Recess Coaches (JRC)

We are so excited to announce our Junior Recess Coaches for the Spring Semester! Seventeen 5th Grade students were selected to lead our 1st and 2nd Graders during recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These 5th grade leaders took a training on Thursday and learned about various games they can play with the younger students, conflict resolution techniques, and tips/tricks to engage everyone in games!

Congratulations to:

  • Clara Snearline
  • Leland Bachman
  • Margaret Snider
  • Anastasia Jurva
  • Elyse Bradler
  • Noah Thomas
  • Leyna Ketterer
  • Grace Elliott
  • Kai Yokoyama
  • Paxtyn George
  • Samyan Baser
  • Josie Matter
  • Dralen Woodrow
  • Jade Jasito Vazquez
  • Atticus Chernila
  • Hanga Kiss
  • Sofia Contreras

Thank you also to Mrs. Rainey who is supervising this outstanding group of students!

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Remind your child(ren) to check the Lost and Found for coats, hats, gloves, water bottles, etc.

PTO Thank You

The PTO Board approved the purchase of iPad storage units for our Kindergarten - 3rd Grade classrooms. They also voted to buy every teacher an electric pencil sharpener. And, they are going to support the annual refresh of chromebooks by providing funds for 30 new devices.

Thank you for your continued support of our school! We will send pictures and updates as these items arrive.

We are hiring!

BASE is looking for people who love working with kids and are available in the mornings and afternoons.

Check out our postings on the district career website.
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