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A Message from the Principal
We are in full swing for the school year. We so appreciate your support by attending Mesa's Student Led Conferences and Book Fair. The event was well attended and we were happy to see so many Mesa families there.
In November, we will have another opportunity for parents/guardians to visit Mesa during Parent/Guardian Visitation Day. Please review the calendar below for the date and more information will be out shortly. November will be a busy month with Parent Visitation Day, Concerts, Feeder Concerts, the Patriotic Celebration and more. We hope to see you at these events.
Our PTO has done an amazing job this year supporting our teachers and creating a number of fundraising opportunities, please look below for how you can help to support Mesa.
This year Mesa was recognized as a Special Olympics Unified Champion School where we demonstrated our commitment to inclusion by meeting the 10 standards of excellence as identified by the Special Olympics Unified Program. Only a handful of schools in Colorado are recognized for this honor and we appreciate the dedication of our teachers, students and parents in supporting this work.
As always if you have any questions or if there is something we can support you with, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. We are always looking to grow and improve.
National School Recognition Program
A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of the student body and staff. A Unified Champion School receiving national banner recognition is one that has demonstrated commitment to inclusion by meeting 10 national standards of excellence. These standards were developed by a national panel of leaders from Special Olympics and the education community.
The primary activities within these standards include: Special Olympics Unified Sports® (where students with and without disabilities train and compete as teammates), Inclusive Youth Leadership and Whole-School Engagement. Banner Unified Champion Schools should also be able to demonstrate they are self-sustainable or have a plan in place to sustain these activities into the future.
Class of 2019 National Banner Unified Champion Schools in Colorado:
- Black Forest Hills Elementary School, Brighton High School, Chaparral High School, Colorado State University, Greeley Central High School, Greeley West High School, Legend High School, Mead High School, Mesa Middle School, North Valley Middle School, Regis Jesuit High School, Smoky Hill High School, Valley High School, Wildcat Mountain Elementary School
Monthly PTO Meetings
The Mesa Middle School PTO meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month, with the exception of December and May. The meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Mesa Middle School Library.
Meeting Dates: September 25, October 23, November 20, January 22, February 26, March 25, April 22, and May 13.
King Soopers Fundraising
Help raise money for Mesa with every trip to the grocery store!
The Mesa Middle School PTO is now enrolled in the Community Rewards program with King Soopers! Simply register your SooperCard online at KingSoopers.com, go to My Account, then Community Rewards. Search for Mesa Middle School PTO or enter code PP995 and they will send us a contribution each time you swipe your SoopersCard at the register!
It is that easy to raise money for our school while doing your regular shopping!
Annual Giving Campaign
This school year, the Mesa Middle School PTO won't be asking you or your students to sell wrapping paper, candles, candy, or to get pledges for fun runs. Instead, we are asking you to invest in our teachers and students by donating online (and to share our campaign with your friends and families too).
Our Colorado Gives Annual Giving Campaign allows you to support our school without taking a catalog to work or to your neighbors!
Join the Mesa Middle School community throughout Castle Rock as we help raise money for the PTO at local businesses.
October 24: Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
November 6: Mad Green's and Papa Murphy's (both locations)
December 4: Papa Murphy's (both locations)
December 5: Rink at the Rock
December 9: Vitality Bowls
January 8: Papa Murphy's (both locations)
January 14: Chick-fil-a
February 5: Papa Murphy's (both locations)
February 11: Chili's
March 4: Papa Murphy's (both locations)
April 1: Papa Murphy's (both locations)
April 14: Smart Cow
May 6: Skate City Littleton
May 13: Papa Murphy's (both locations)
Mesa Students that Participated in the Play 60 Denver Bronco All Ability Clinic
Optional Questionnaire Regarding State Testing which will Support A Castle Rock Parent Earning their EdD.
DCHS IBDP Nights
The Douglas County High School International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) is pleased to once again hold two information nights about the program this fall. The events will be held in the high school theater auditorium as follows:
Monday, Oct 28, 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Dec 3, 6:30 PM
8th grade students and their parents are invited to learn about the IB program, prerequisites, processes, opportunities and successes. IB teachers will host tables by subject and will be present to answer questions from parents and students. Current IB Seniors will also be on hand to share their experience.
Mesa's Book Fair
Mesa's Cross Country Team
Mesa's Counseling Department
Student Led Conferences
Mesa's Guest Author Visit
Glacier's Team Building Field Trip
Welcome Back to School Dance
September: Students of the Month - Inquirers
Atlas – Elsa Hiller, Brad Castillo Lopez
Polar – Ellie Renfro, Nate Cusinato
Glacier – Kate Arnot, Pearce Thompson
Grizzly – Ellie Bradford, Rex Rogers
Sun – Rylan Adsit, Gabe Dunlap
Panda – Corynn Avery, Cameron Bellum
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
10/10/19-Picture retakes- Link
10/14/19-10/18/19- Fall Break- No School
10/22/19-SAC Meeting (Library) 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
10/23/19- PTO Meeting- 5:30 pm at Mesa MS in the Library
10/24/19- Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers
10/25/19- Club Friday
10/29/19- Choir Feeder - Concert (tentative) 6:30pm
10/31/19- Halloween Dance 3:00-4:30 pm
11/1/19- End of Second 6 Week Grading Period for First Semester
11/1/19- 11/22/19- NJHS Food Drive
11/5/19- Band Feeder Concert @ 6:30pm at DCHS
11/6/19-Spirit Night at Mad Greens and Papa Murphy's (both
11/6/19- Fall Play ( times TBD)
11/6/19- 7th Grade Vision and Hearing
11/6/19- 8th Grade Career Expo
11/7/19- 8th Grade Vision and Hearing
11/11/19-NO SCHOOL - Teacher PD Day
11/12/19- Parent Visitation Day- 7th Grade AM- 8th Grade PM
11/12/19- Patriotic Celebration 6:30 pm
11/20/19- PTO Meeting- 5:30 pm at Mesa MS in the Library
11/18/19- 12/22/19- Spirit Week for Food Drive
11/25/19- 11/29/19- No School- Thanksgiving Break
12/4/19- Spirit Night at Papa Murphy's (both locations)
12/5/19- Spirit Night - Rink at the Rock
12/6/19- Club Friday- Assembly Schedule
12/9/19- Spirit Night at Vitality Bowls
12/16/19- Band Concert 6:30pm
12/17/19- Orchestra Concert - 6:30pm
12/18/19- Choir Concert - 6:30pm
12/19/19- Assembly Schedule - (Basketball)
12/19/19- End of First Semester Grading Period
12/20/19- NO SCHOOL - Teacher Workday
12/23/19 - 1/3/2020- NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
1/6/2020- NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
1/7/2020- Start of Second Semester