UPE News Update

FEBRUARY 18, 2022

UPE February Parent/Teacher Conference Survey

We are always striving to offer a uniquely responsive and authentic level of customer service as well as excellence in academic learning.

Now that we are more than 1/2 way through the school year, we’d like your feedback regarding the quality of our work with your child and family so far. We study and reflect on your feedback in terms of things we should “keep doing,” “start doing,” or “stop doing.” It helps our team a lot! Thank you!

Looking forward to seeing you at conferences!

Link to Conference Feedback Survey:


Book Charactor Day Coming

Book Character Day Coming Soon! Now is is the perfect opportunity to brainstorm your costume for Book Character Day on Friday, March 4. Costume Parade! Read to your stuffie! Costume Contest! Inspire others to read your favorite book! Check out digital books! Bring in a copy of your book (if you can) to share with your class!

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It’s almost time to apply for Preschool for the 2022-2023 school year!

*Applications accepted online beginning Tuesday, March 1st!

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.
  • Please check out important information about our Preschool program on our website.

You will need to fill out a registration/application on the school district website at:


We will notify in-district preschoolers of their enrollment status by the end of April.

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


Financial Assistance is being offered through Every Kid Sports.
Please click on this link to complete the application process.

Registration for the 2022 Spring Track Season will be available from February 10-March 25th.
No late registrations will be accepted.

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We will continue to offer after school care at Manitou Springs Elementary and provide transportation from Ute Pass to the site. Champions will be coming in starting February 7 to run the after school program. The program will go from 3-6PM, Monday-Friday. Payments will continue be made through MySchoolBucks or checks will be dropped off at the front offices ($80 weekly) until Champions takes over.

If families are interested in signing up, you will need to to register through the Champions website. Once Champions takes over, all registration and payments will be made through their program.

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Important Dates


21 - No School/Presidents Day

25 - 3rd to Space Foundation


1 - Application Portal for Preschool Opens

2 - Late Start/Read Across America

4 - Book Character Day

9 - Late Start

16 - Late Start

21-25 Spring Break

30 - Late Start

Late Start Wednesday Schedule :

March 2

March 9

March 16

March 30

April 8

*** Please Note: April 13 Late Start has been removed from the calendar

April 27

May 4

May 11

May 18

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