Mustang Tales

February 25, 2022 Vol 2. Issue 24

Message from Principal Masone

Dear Families:

February surely brought winter and snow days and late starts. Thank you for working with us through our wintry days. Please check out our facebook page at We are now starting to post important announcements as well as share some fun happenings at our school.

Enrollment is open for families who live outside of Manitou Springs. Manitou Springs Elementary School is a small town school with big charm and we want to share our school with you. Please let families and friends know about MSES. Choice Enrollment

If you have a fifth grader, you have the option of sending your student to Manitou Springs Middle School or the sixth grade program at Ute Pass. On March 3rd, Manitou Springs Middle School and Manitou Springs High School will be hosting an Open House. Come check out one or both schools.

We have a lot of spring events scheduled and we want to welcome you in-person for performances and activities. First on the list at MSES is Music in March. Check out our schedule below.

Next Wednesday is Late Start Wednesday.

Have a lovely weekend!



Important Dates

  • Mar 2 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
  • Mar 7 & 8 - 1st and 2nd Grade Music Recitals
  • Mar 9 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
  • Mar 16 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)
  • Mar 21-25 - Spring Break
  • Mar 30 - Late Start Wednesday (2 Hour Delay)

Twos-day, 2/22/2022, Celebration!

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Kindergartners are learning about weather

First graders are learning about the Earth's history and fossils

Second graders made their own targets for archery

Third Graders are studying the solar system

Fourth graders went to the Mining Museum

Fifth graders made masks

This Week in Spanish

5th graders are learning vocabulary for our pet birds, hamsters, cats and dogs.

4th graders are learning to make requests like: "Can I go to the bathroom?"

3rd grade are expressing themselves with words like: "I love my grandparents"

2nd Graders are learning about feelings and emotions: happy, sad, angry and silly.

1st graders are learning the months of the year and emotions.

Kindergartners are learning about the feelings: happy, sad, angry, and tired.

Coming Up in March:

March is Music in Our Schools month, and we’re celebrating at MSES with in person recitals with our 1st and 2nd grade students! Concert times and dates are as follows, in the auditorium:

Monday, March 7th

12:40 Teacher Wood’s Class

1:10 Mr. Pletsch’s Class

1:45 Ms. Huffman’s Class

Tuesday, March 8th

1:10 Ms. Carley’s Class

1:45 Ms. Monk’s Class

2:15 Ms. Walsh’s Class

We are excited to show you all we have learned and are especially looking forward to audience participation! Masks are encouraged, but not required.

Art Fundrasier with Artsonia

K-5 artists at MSES have a digital art portfolio on Artsonia, where their artwork is stored each year they attend MSES. Artsonia is a valuable tool for students and parents as it allows families to view and share their child's artwork. To access your child's uploaded artwork, you must grant permission by using the following QR code. If you have not been to Artsonia before, check it out! This free resource is amazing and super useful. Please scan the following QR code and follow the simple steps for verifying your child's account.
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Did you know February is Love the Bus Month? We want to celebrate our wonderful bus drivers who are often the first people your child sees in the morning and the last person your child sees in the afternoon. Pass a smile and wave to your child's bus driver. Visit Love to learn how you can celebrate our drivers.

Girls on the Run

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Yearbook Order Form

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Up Next in our Historic Auditorium:

The Manitou Springs MS and Ute Pass 6th grade kids are doing their first theatre performance in two years! Admission is free, donations are lovely! Come join us for this lovely tale where Rumplestiltskin and his crew of evil stepmothers, queens and fairies try to wrest a happily ever after from the privileged princesses of the world.
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Manitou Springs Middle School - Open House

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COVID Update

If you would like to view our COVID numbers, please go to the district website under information or use this link: Current Number of Positive Cases of COVID-19. The district website also has provided updated COVID guidance: Health Update for Parents 1/19/22.

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.

Manitou Springs Elementary School

Maria Masone, Principal

Jennifer Sueppel, Assistant Principal