The Malley Drive Messenger

September 2023

A Message From the Principal

September 1, 2023

Dear Malley Drive Families,

Thank you for a great start to an exciting year at Malley! It was wonderful seeing

many of our families for Back to School Night in August… we value each and every

one of you, and we are so glad you have chosen to send your students to Malley

Drive Elementary.

Our Malley Drive scholars have been very busy learning routines and procedures

and are highly engaged in learning with their new teachers! We will be hosting

Parent Teacher Conferences on the evenings of October 11th and 12th and are

excited to meet with families during that time to help strengthen the home/school

connection and build a partnership between teachers and parents. Be sure to look

for a sign up from your child’s teacher in mid-September.

I’d like to take a moment to highlight areas regarding school safety, homework,

and communication at Malley Drive. Please read the following notes and let us

know if you should have any questions.

New School Schedule 2023-2024: This school year we will no longer have an

early release on Wednesdays. School begins at 7:50 am and ends at 2:35 pm every day,

Monday through Friday.

Morning Arrival and Supervision: Students are welcome to arrive at 7:30 am for

breakfast, and enter through the front entrance. It is imperative that no student

arrive prior to 7:30 am, as there is no breakfast supervision before this time.

Outside supervision begins at 7:35 am, and students should not arrive prior to that

time. Our first bell will ring at 7:45 am, and the tardy bell rings at 7:50 am. Instruction

will begin promptly at 7:50 am, so it is important that our scholars arrive to school on

time and ready to learn.

When arriving in the morning it is important that scholars line up at their outside

classroom doors ready to learn. There is no playground supervision in the

mornings, and for the safety of all students, we ask that scholars not use the

playground equipment prior to school.

Afternoon Dismissal: School will be dismissed at 2:35 pm every day of the week.

Animals on Campus: We know that pets are part of our families and are well

loved! However, animals are not permitted on school grounds. For the safety of all

our students please leave your furry friends at home and do not bring them on


No Homework Policy: At Malley Drive Elementary, we believe evenings after

school should be spent playing outside, eating dinner as a family and reading

together. After our staff conducted much research on the effects of elementary

school homework, we found there to be little correlation between homework and

student performance. Therefore, Malley Drive will have a no homework policy for

the 2023-2024 school year. Scholar’s homework will only consist of makeup work

due to absences, interventions agreed upon by teacher and parent, and reading at

home each night.

Parents Right to Know Letter: All Title I Schools in the state of Colorado are

required to share the following letter with families. Please click this link for more

information. Title I Parents Right to Know

Upcoming Dates @ Malley Drive:

September 4th : Labor Day Holiday- No School for Students

September 5th : District Professional Development Day- No School for Students

September 7th : Chick-Fil-A Night from 5:00-8:00

September 28th: Student Picture Day

October 11th -12th : Parent Teacher Conferences from 3:00-7:00

October 16th -20th : Fall Break No School

October 27th : Monster Mash (more info to come!)

Thank you for sending us your amazing children! We want you to feel confident

about sending your child to Malley Drive Elementary and encourage you to give us

a call or email any time you have questions or celebrations to share. We look

forward to partnering with you to provide the best school experience for your child!

Warm Regards,

Kristin Powers, Principal

Malley Drive Elementary


At Malley Drive Elementary we are scholars who are empowered to embrace learning and always achieve our personal best!

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September 4, 2023 - No School ( Labor Day Holiday)

September 5, 2023 - No School (Teacher Work Day)

September 7, 2023 - Chick-Fil-A Dining Night (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm)

September 11-25, 2023 School-Wide Believe Kids Fundraiser

September 28, 2023 - Student Picture Day - Lifetouch Photography Picture Day ID - J4ZT9NTVE

October 6, 2023 - No School (Teacher Work Day)

October 11-12, 2023 - Parent - Teacher Conferences (3:00 pm-7:00 pm)

October 16-20, 2023 - No School (Fall Break)

October 27, 2023 - Monster Mash Family Event (315 pm-5:30 pm)

💡 Reminders from the Office

Important Information

Patti Mickelson, Office Manager


Virginia Baermann, Registrar / Secretary


  • Office Hours 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Everyone entering the building must present a photo ID every time. Thank you for supporting safety.

  • Please fill out an application for Free and Reduced Benefits. All families should apply, even if you don't think you'll qualify. Go to to apply.

  • All families should have an account set-up on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal This is where you will find student information including grades when they post.

  • Be sure to apply for Free and Reduced Benefits by clicking the button below.

Free and Reduced Benefits

Families can receive 50% off select fees or not have to pay them at all. Schools receive additional funding from the state to enhance the educational experience for all students. Families can qualify for additional resources.

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School-Wide Believe Kids Fundraiser - September 11-25, 2023


With your help, we will be raising $7,000 for various programs that are not funded through traditional means including, but not limited to extra supplies for classrooms and teachers, school equipment along with student and staff recognition.

There will be various levels of sales recognition prizes for students and the top earner from each grade level will will get to have lunch with Mrs. Powers and Mrs. Ellison provided by Malley Drive.


  • If you are picking up your student during school hours, you must present a photo ID. Entry will only be permitted through the front doors on the North side of the building.
  • If you are late picking up your child and it's after 2:45 pm, you must come into the vestibule to show a photo ID and sign them out.
  • Be sure to use the crosswalks every day. This helps to keep everyone safe during times where traffic can be busy.

  • Hug and Go Lane Guidelines: Please drop off your students by the flagpole not by the dumpsters. Parents- please do not get out of your car in the hug and go lane. If you need to get out of your vehicle, please park your car as we want traffic to be able to move in and out as safely as possible.

  • District Policy 1200 - Visitors

Student Arrival and Dismissal

  • Students eating breakfast should arrive at 7:30 am so they have plenty of time to sit down and eat. Students should enter through the Cafeteria/PEAK door for breakfast.

  • Students who do not need breakfast should walk around the building to line up at their classroom doors.

  • Students are marked tardy if they are not in their classroom seats by 7:50 am. Outsided supervision starts at 7:35 a.m.

  • School begins everyday at 7:50 am and releases at 2:35 pm Monday through Friday. Please plan to pick your child(ren) up on time.


  • Please remember to report your child’s absence or tardy to (720)972-5498 or email:

  • Parent(s) Guardian(s) may excuse their student(s) for up to (5) days per semester with no documentation. Please submit documentation (Dr.’s Notes) to the office whenever it’s available.

  • District Policy 5020 - Attendance

Health Office Notes

Bonita Hernandez, Health Aide


  • All medication should be turned in to the health office with the required Dr. 's and parent’s authorization paperwork.

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Easy ways to provide funding for our school:

American Furniture Warehouse and Simmons give back up to 4% on purchases. Click here for more information and to share the flier with friends and family.

King Soopers gives back to our school through the Community Rewards Program.

It Is easy to link your King Soopers or Kroger Family Cards to Malley Drive. The program provides a percentage of your purchases back to our school by just linking your card. Please follow these easy directions to link your card.

Box Tops: start Scanning for Malley Drive! Box Tops have made it easier for you to earn money for your school. Click this link to sign up

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Family Resource Corner

Ana Guzman-Alcantar, Family Outreach Liaison


Thank you to the Five Star Education Foundation for supporting our Stang’s Boutique and Pantry.

Stang's Boutique & Community Pantry: Our boutique and pantry is an emergency relief service available for Malley Drive students and their families. We understand that at times we all face hardships, our goal is to be able to support our families if they find themselves in a hard situation. We can provide families with shelf stable food, hygiene items. We can also help with shelf-stable food, coats, clothing, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and school supplies.

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Adams 12 Five Star Schools uses School Messenger to send email, phone and text messages (opt in) to parents/guardians. This system is used by both the district office and all schools to communicate with families.

Contact information in School Messenger for families comes directly from Infinite Campus (IC). Parents/guardians are encouraged to log into their IC account or contact their child's school to ensure all contact information is correct and up-to-date.

Text Messaging (opt in)

Parents can opt in to receive text message alerts sent by the district and schools. Opting in is a two-step process:

  1. Make sure your cell phone number is listed in Infinite Campus in the cell phone field.
  2. Then text YES to 67587.

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After all the contact information in the databases is correct, parents can set up an account in School Messenger to set preferences for how they receive communications sent through the system. School Messenger also provides an "Inbox" which contains all the messages a person has received from the Five Star District and schools in the past 30 days. Note that School Messenger accounts may only be set up with email addresses that are in Infinite Campus for parents/guardians. Learn more!

Register on Class Dojo

This is the platform used by staff to communicate important important information. Our goal is to have 100% of our families registered.

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Have you had a chance to attend a Building Healthy Communities event? This year’s first event is on September 14th from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Educational Support Center (1500 E. 128th Ave). Join us for a showing of Screenagers Under the Influence, a documentary that examines how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. This film explores strategies to encourage healthy decision-making and support teen mental health. Learn more about our teens’ current reality of being flooded by images on social media, movies, and TV shows about vaping, drugs, and alcohol. The main focus of the evening will be identifying practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in a changing world.

You can learn more about the event and register here.

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