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January 21, 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, Jan 24 - SAC Nominations Due (see information below)

  • Monday, Jan 24 - Friday, Jan 28 - Penny Wars

  • Wednesday, Feb 2 - Class Pictures

  • Monday, Feb 7- Friday, Feb 11 - Valentine Grams for sell

  • Tuesday, Feb 8 - PTO Meeting, 6 p.m.

  • Friday, Feb 18 - No School (Professional Development Day for Staff)

  • Monday, Feb 21 - No School (President's Day)


Click here to access and import the AGE School Calendar.


The Apple Award Nominees that will represent Acres Green at the Apple Awards in April are:

  • Julie Rethman, ELD Teacher
  • Kristen Johannesen, BASE Manager

Both Mrs. Rethman and Ms. Johannesen are exemplary employees that represent our school well! Thank you for your dedication to our students and school community.


High knees and push ups...15 seconds of each exercise for 2 rounds for a minute in total. Sounds easy, but this definitely had our hearts pumping!
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The Penny Wars continue all next week!!

We've had a lot of fun this week with our Penny Wars and have one more week to meet our goal of raising $2000 to donate to the Boulder County Wildfire Fund. The Penny Wars continue through January 28th. So far, we have raised $1,395.43!! Woohoo!

Thank you for your generosity!

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Valentine Grams coming next month to Acres Green

The Student Lighthouse team is working on making everyone feel special as Valentine’s Day approaches. They will be selling lollipops and flowers that will be delivered on February 14th. Students will be able to pre-purchase these gifts for their friends, teachers, and siblings starting Monday, February 7th. All sales will be final on Friday, Feb 11th. We will have more details available next week.

6th Grade Yearbook Baby/Tribute Ads

Every year the families of our 6th graders are offered the opportunity to purchase space in the yearbook to have an ad for their 6th grader. The yearbook is a PTO fundraiser, so the money for the ad goes to the PTO to benefit the school.

Purchase Deadline: Feb 11 Creation Deadline: Feb 18

To purchase an ad go to

  • Search for Acres Green Elementary

  • Enter your student’s name and grade to start shopping for them

  • The Tribute ad is the ⅛ page ad.

  • Add it to your cart and purchase it

  • You will then be able to create your ad online

Any questions? Email Brittaney Lupo


Our School is seeking a parent member for the remainder of the 21/22 School Year

What is the SAC?

The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.

In 2009, the State of Colorado passed SB 09-163, the Education Accountability Act. This legislation mandates that every public school have a School Accountability Committee. SACs should be composed of seven voting members: the principal, one teacher, three parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in the school, a PTO adult, and one community member with no children attending the school.

What are the responsibilities?

  • Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) – review and give feedback on the school’s UIP. This document defines the school’s academic goals and action plans.

  • Budget priorities – make informed recommendations to the principal regarding spending priorities for budget expenditures of the building.

  • Topical discussions – Safety issues, Community concerns, General community feedback

When are the meetings?

  • We will have 2 additional meetings for the 21/22 school year. These meetings will be scheduled once we have all the members for our SAC. Meetings typically occur on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.

If you are an interested Acres Green Elementary parent/guardian, please email Gina Smith at by Monday, January 24, 2022. Please include a brief bio; include your child(ren)’s grade level and how long your family has been at Acres Green Elementary School.

We are hiring!

BASE is looking for people who love working with kids and are available in the mornings and afternoons.

Check out our postings on the district career website.
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