Mustang Tales

September 3, 2021 Vol 2. Issue 2

Message from Principal Masone

Dear Families,

It is a joy and honor to serve you and your children. We are so very grateful to be back in person at school with each and every student.

Monday is Labor Day and we have no school. Because of the holiday, this Wednesday, September 8th is a typical Wednesday, with no late start. All students should plan to be at school between 7:45 and 8:00am as usual.

On Friday, September 10, we have the Manitou Springs High School Homecoming Parade. For those of you new to Manitou Springs, the main avenue closes and we celebrate our students with a parade down Manitou Avenue. Usually, our band plays and we have floats. There is a lot of excitement in the air. Everyone is welcome to join. If you plan to take your child home with you from the parade, you must sign your child out and then tell the child's teacher, so that we can ensure that all students are safe.

We continue to practice our COVID Safety protocols at MSES. Students wear masks, except during lunch and when outdoors, we wash/sanitize hands regularly, and we have multiple opportunities for outdoor learning and recess breaks. In addition our building custodial team sanitizes heavy traffic areas during the day, such as hand rails and door knobs.

We did have one child test positive for COVID. The student was not on campus while symptomatic. Because the parents kept home their sick child, and masks were used appropriately, only one student had to be quarantined for two days.

Relationships, Rigor and Opportunity are alive and well at Manitou Springs Elementary School. We are so glad you are part of our family!



Important Dates

  • Sep 6 - No School/District Offices Closed for Labor Day
  • Sep 10 - MSHS Homecoming Parade, 1:30pm
  • Sep 13 - MSES Fall Picture Day
  • Sep 14 - MSES Open House, 5-6:30pm
  • Sep 15 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
  • Sep 22 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
  • Sep 29 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)

*On Late Start Wednesdays, breakfast will be served once to students in childcare from 7:30-8:00am. If your student is arriving at the later time and does need breakfast, please contact the front office.

*If you live in Manitou Springs and have a preschooler, we have some MSES preschool openings. Reach out to Julie Lavigne at

*We have openings for kindergarten for both in district and out of district families.

*If you are interested in working as a paraprofessional at MSES, we have an opening! Go to for more information.

5th Grade Social Studies

Students reviewed land and water forms before starting their Geography unit. Below are some fine examples of their artistic diagrams!

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students. We would still like all families that qualify to fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch form on our district website.

Breakfast and lunch menus are available online here.

Girls on the Run

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LandSharks Running Club

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Connect14 Fall Programs

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Colorado Torpedoes Swim Team

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