UPE News Update

January 28, 2022

Dear UPE Families, Caregivers, and Community,

Please join me next Wednesday, at 5:30 - 7:30 PM in the District Auditorium at MSES for a panel forum to learn more about the critical ways we can all keep students safe and well in our community.

This is an important community event. Please see flyer below.

Your participation and input in this community-wide dialogue will mean a lot to our community. I hope you can be there with me. For questions, please reach out to me: cbriggshale@mssd14.org

New Principal Search Update:

Since the day it was conceived, UPE has always been the glorious flower of our community nurtured by the deep involvement of parents, children, and teachers. This coming Monday, please join Dr. Domangue in continuing the next generation of the conversation, “What shall we create together?” Your voice is needed.

Dr. Domangue will host this important, inclusive dialogue around your expectations and hopes for this school in the future. In addition, she will capture the qualities and skills you envision in your next principal to help us all realize the dreams of our students, parents, teachers, and community.

I encourage you to be a part of this important conversation!

  1. In Person Option: Monday, January 31, 5 - 6 PM at UPE.

  2. Virtual Option: Monday, January 31 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85341083603&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1643750771308685&usg=AOvVaw3sjBsSAmd-rPpvYWMXYwMF

Craft Day: Thank you so much to our PTO for a beautiful Craft Day! Some highlights here: https://www.facebook.com/upesponies


Mr. Briggs-Hale

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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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Suzette Who Set to Sea

A play by Finegan Kruckemeyer will be shown at the District Aud on Feb 5 at 3 pm. It's a children's piece about a girl who wants to go to sea, but only boys do that. Until Suzette! The show is about 45 minutes long, free admission.
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Art Walk

4th graders with their llamas wearing hand woven blankets

Important Dates


1 - 6th to Sanborn Camps

2 - Late Start

11 - Early Release 12:30pm

16, 17 & 18 Book Fair

17 - 12:30pm Early Release/Parent-Teacher Conferences

18 - No School/Parent-Teacher Conferences

21 - No School/Presidents Day


2 - Late Start/Read Across America

9 - Late Start

16 - Late Start

21-25 Spring Break

30 - Late Start

Late Start Wednesday Schedule :

January 26

February 2

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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