March 2023


As we move into the spring, I want to share how much we love working with your little buffaloes here at Frontier Valley Elementary. Our dedicated staff works hard each day to create a successful environment for all students in our school. We are looking forward to sharing all of the growth that your child has made so far this year during conferences the week of March 6th.

Along with finishing out the second half of the year strong, we are also involved in planning for the 2023-2024 school year. In the coming months, our staff will begin the process of creating dynamic class placements for our students. We value the voice of our parents in this process. As an option, you may share with us some information that will be a piece of the conversation for class placement on this form. Please keep in mind that we value all of our staff members at Frontier Valley, and that this is not a teacher selection process. If you would like to give input on the learning environment that best suits your child, please send us your input on the form above by April 15th. We are looking forward to seeing all of you soon during parent teacher conference week.




The spring book fair starts Friday, March 3!

Now is a great time to set up an eWallet for your young reader! An eWallet is a digital payment account allowing you to fund your child’s purchases in advance (like giving them a gift card). Your child just tells the book fair cashier his or her name, and the cashier can do a search and ring up the sale -- super simple!

Here's the link to create an eWallet for your student:

We are also looking for volunteers to help with our Book Fair. Please click HERE if you are available to help.

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Pastries With Parents This Friday, March 3rd from 7:20a.m. to 8:20a.m.!

You can Sign up now by clicking this link: Pastries With Parents Sign Up Link

If you miss the pre-sign up, don't worry you can still pay at the door the day of the event. We hope to see you all there!

If you would like to volunteer for Pastries with Parents please click



CMAS Schedule

If you have any questions about State Mandated Testing, please contact Christin Pursley, School Assessment Coordinator at (303)387-8475 or email at cfpursley@dcsdk12.org.


Hello 5th Grade families,

I'm Kayla Smith, the music teacher at Frontier Valley. Before we head into Spring Break I wanted to remind you that there are still slots available for our after school 5th Grade Ukulele Club! The cost is $50 and is accepted via MySchoolBucks.

What: 5th Grade Ukulele Club

Where: Music Room

When: Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:20 for 7 weeks

First Session: May 21st

Final Session: May 2nd

Goal: To learn the basics of playing ukulele, proper care and technique, and playing along to famous tunes!

HERE is the link to my website if you need more information. Thank you and please email me if you have any questions! (:

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We are getting closer to the 2023 Spring Carnival & Auction coming up on April 15th from 10a.m. to 2p.m.

More information regarding event details, ticket purchases, and how to be part of the silent auction will go out this month is a separate email. So, be on the lookout!

In the meantime, here are ways you or someone you know can help with our biggest event of the year! (Please click the links below to sign up for any of the options below)

Game Sponsors ($75 per game): Game Sponsorship Sign Up Link

Your donation will include a poster board sign with your family name or company information located by the game, along with a shoutout on our Facebook & Instagram.

Overall Event Sponsors ($125): Overall Event Sponsorship Link

Your donation will include signage at the entrance to the event, a sponsor spotlight in March, April, and May edition of the FVE newsletter, and an individual sponsor post on our Facebook & Instagram pages leading up to the event.

Wine Pull Donations ($10-$50 Bottle of Wine): Wine Pull Donation Link

Your donation will be part of the Wine Pull at the carnival, where adults will select a bag and be surprised with the bottle of wine they receive. We are looking for bottles of wine priced anywhere between $10-$50 per bottle for this fun game.

Cakewalk Donations: Cakewalk Donation Link

Your donation will go towards one of our most popular games at the carnival, The Cakewalk! We are looking for cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc for this very entertaining game. (please donate only store bought items)

In-Kind Donations: Any other donations are always welcome and will be part of the silent auction and baskets at this event. We are looking for sports tickets, vacation rentals, services, etc. Contact Beth Cristofano regarding donations: beth.cristofano@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you all at the FVEA Carnival & Auction in April!


Happy March! This year sure feels like it’s flying by! As we look toward the approaching final months of the school year, I’m excited to begin my classroom lessons on career exploration. For our outgoing 5th graders, my classroom lessons will also focus on the transition to middle school.

I am looking for a few additional parents who are interested in being part of the School Counseling Advisory Council. The advisory council is a group of stakeholders who meet twice a year to receive updates on and provide feedback for the school counseling program. The Spring meeting is coming up in April. If you would like to be on the committee, please fill out this form.

Looking for pointers on how to praise your child in a way that grows their intrinsic motivation? Check out this article, The Ultimate Guide to Praising Your Kids full of excellent tips. Hint: try to avoid giving your child “person praise” (e.g., “You’re so smart!”) in favor of “process praise” (e.g., “I like the way you tried all kinds of strategies on that math problem until you finally got it!”)

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you or your student needs some additional support. Wishing your family all my best!

Liz Van Otten, FVE School Counselor




We are currently in the process of registering kindergarten students for the 2023/2024 school year. If your child will be 5 years of age on or before October 1, 20223 please fill out the enrollment packet and drop it off to our front office. Please reach out to our registrar, Jeanne Johnson at jjohnson11@dcsdk12.org with any questions.

Families who do not live within the Frontier Valley boundaries but would like to attend Frontier Valley may apply for the 2nd round of open enrollment. For more information, please click HERE.


Register your student for a summer to remember today! Energetic and attentive staff, a wide variety of activities, and the potential for lifelong friendships await you when you arrive at our beautiful 99-acre location in the Rampart Range.

More information can be found at www.StoneCanyonEdge.org/summercamp


Our school year will be coming to an end in just 3 short months. Don’t forget to purchase your student’s yearbook!!

Your yearbook team has been working hard throughout the year capturing special moments of your student and we can’t wait to show you.

About this years Yearbook:

- Yearbooks are purchases directly through TreeRing.com

- The Deadline to purchase a yearbook is April 10,2023, (Additional fees will be added if purchased after the deadline date.

•Custom pages! - Personalized pages are designed to your liking by you and added ONLY to your students yearbook. Get your student involved it’s a lot of fun crating. Custom page Deadline is April 10, 2023

•Recognition Ads for 5th grade graduating students ONLY -These pages will be printed in every yearbook for all students to view. You create, design and submit your own ad. Additional information will be available on TreeRing after a yearbook is purchased- Deadline April 7,2023

5th Grade Student yearbook cover contest has been extended till MARCH 10th. The flyer below has information pertaining to the requirements for submission.

If you have any questions about this years yearbook please reach out to Carissa at the front desk and she will get you in contact with someone from our yearbook team.

Remember we are always watching so let’s see those smiles Buffalos!

FVE Yearbook Team

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Tuesday, March 21st, 7pm

23919 Canterberry Trail

Parker, CO

We want to thank all of our sponsors who have donated in order to help make our Spring Carnival a success!

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