UPE News Update

March 5, 2021

Clarification on the use of classroom Google Meets

Google Meets are only offered during District designated

  • all school E-Connect Inclement Weather learning days

  • all school Remote Learning Model

  • all school Hybrid Learning Model

  • quarantine of a student/or a classroom

Teachers will not provide Google Meets for synchronous learning outside of these times.

If the district remains open for in person instruction, teachers cannot accommodate individual families who request Google Meets because they have chosen not to come to school due to weather, vacations, etc.

Please complete the Intent to return form

We ask that all parents and guardians, regardless of whether your student will attend MSSD14 in the fall for the 2021-2022 school year, complete the survey below. Please complete one form for each student currently enrolled at MSSD14. A link will be available to begin the survey again after submitting responses.

All parents and guardians of returning students will receive official online registration instructions for the 2021-2022 school year in the beginning of June that will need to be completed prior to the first day of school on August 20, 2021.

Individual schools will send specific information during the summer months such as calendars, activity/sports information and required check-in days.

Link for Intent to Return:


Fixed vs Growth Mindset

Our mind plays a powerful role in what we believe we can accomplish. A fixed mindset produces a defeated attitude that gets in the way of overcoming things that those with a growth mindset are motivated to overcome. With a bit of practice, we can activate the right attitude and mindset that will help us achieve our goals. Please enjoy this week's mental wellness video, Fixed vs. Growth Mindset.


Word of the Week: Awareness

One of the great outcomes of a strong academic education is the development of one’s essential and needed place in society, history, and culture. This type of knowledge contributes to powerful self awareness which itself is foundational to the development of emotional intelligence. Great thinkers have, for centuries, written about the power of self-awareness. Aristotle, being just one of many such thinkers, wrote the following:

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. - Aristotle

When children are learning together, in person, they have the gift of the most powerful learning tool: other human beings. Learning to be together skillfully is hard work! Each human being around us is the grist in the mill that produces this most empowering self-awareness. When skillfully taught, self-awareness leads to greater compassion between people.

This week, we celebrate the lifelong quest to develop the skills for awareness: Awareness of ourselves, of others, and of our amazingly beautiful world.

Enjoy our student skit! And a big thank you to Isaiah, Reagan, and Emile from Fourth Grade!


Dress for being Outside!

Reminder that we DO go out for recess if it is snowing! Please be aware of the weather and help your student remember a hat , gloves,coat, and appropriate shoes.Thank you for your support!

Outside Learning

6th graders went for a 3 mile hike around Red Rocks Open Space. Students learned about how the area has been utilized over the years and about the local geology. Multiple snowmen were also made along the way.

Art Walk

A school of "Rainbow Fish" outside the 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms.

The worlds biggest snowball...maybe!

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It’s time to apply for Preschool for the 2021-2022 school year!

*Applications accepted beginning Friday, March 5th*

We have a limited capacity for 15 children in our preschool class, so we will be filling those spots first to in-district children prioritizing children with special needs along with considerations such as balancing girl/boy ratio, age ratio, risk factors, etc. There is no enrollment guarantee, as preschool is currently an optional program.Out-of-district applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified in August if there is space available.

Your child must be 3 or 4 by September 1st and must be fully potty trained.

You will need to fill out an enrollment application as well as provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and $25 deposit. All items may be turned in to the school office beginning March 5th. *Applications will not be accepted before this date, and an application is not considered complete until all documentation and deposit requested is turned in to the school.

Please check out important information about our Preschool program on our website. You may pick up an application in the school office or download one from our website. https://www.mssd14.org/cms/one.aspx?portalId=57448&pageId=14777553

You may choose to apply online via Google Form as well. Link below:


For more information, call 685-2227 / or email lgrieb@mssd14.org

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