Cougar Connect Community Edition

March 6 - March 17

Principal Arellano's Post

Greetings Cougar Families!

We are officially in March! We are in the home stretch of 3rd quarter. We would like to thank you for your partnership this year. We are successful because of your partnership. Thank you for entrusting us with your children!

Please be on the lookout for teacher's communication regarding spring parent-teacher conferences. These conferences are designed to connect with new community members who missed out on October conferences.

Please be sure to look in your student's backpack daily and check your Remind app for communication from the school and your student's teacher. Students have nightly homework. Please support them in completing homework and reading nightly.

Important Information Regarding School Lunch

With the passing of Proposition FF school meals will become free at the start of the 2023/2024 school year. The procedures for school meals will follow the current process for the rest of this school year.

More information on menus, pricing, payments meal applications and charge policies can be accessed at

If you have any questions please call Nutrition Services at 719.391.3560.

Please keep an eye on your student's lunch account balance. If you have concerns, please reach out to our Cafeteria Manager, Mrs. Coll. Call the front office and we can transfer your call.

The link for online lunch payments is attached. Your child's student ID number will be on their profile page that you sign off on in the classroom when you meet the teacher. Cash or check can be accepted at the school.

March 6-March 24

Habits of Success Focus: Agency

ROARS Focus: Responsibility

The skill of Agency helps our students in the following ways:

Through the habit of agency, students build the capacity to positively influence their own lives and learning. Building student agency can happen through actively working with students to set goals, reflect on goals and actions, act as responsible learners and citizens, and have a voice in their own actions.

Circle Prompts:

  • What is a goal you can set to be an active learner?
  • What is an area in math, reading, or writing where you would like to improve?
  • What specials class would you like to improve your performance in?
  • How are you demonstrating responsibility as a learner?
  • How are you demonstrating responsibility as a citizen of the Cougar Nation?
  • Part of goal setting is reflecting. Did you meet your goal this week? Why or why not?
  • Are you taking ownership of your actions on the playground? How about in the classroom? How?

Principal Arellano


Important CMAS News-3rd,4th,5th grade families please read!

Stay in the Loop

Two Week Overview

Monday, March 6


Need to Know: N/A

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Tuesday, 7


Need to Know: Vision and Hearing (New Students and Rescreens)

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: AM K-3 Tutoring, PM Coding, Choir, Intramurals 3-5

Wednesday, 8


Need to Know: N/A

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: AM K-3 Tutoring, Battle of the Books, PM Botball

Thursday, 9


Need to Know: 3rd Quarter Ends

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: PM Choir, Coding, Intramurals 1-2, Student Leadership

Friday, 10

Professional Day-NO STUDENTS

Monday, March 13


Need to Know: 4 Quarter starts, Speech Competition rescheduled, Spirit Week-Camouflage Day

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Tuesday, March 14


Need to Know: 4th Grade Garden of the Gods Field Trip (Staebell and Petrosky's classes), Spirit Week-Tourist Day

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: AM Tutoring K-3, PM Choir

Wednesday, March 15


Need to Know: 4th Grade Garden of the Gods Field Trip (Redinbo's class),

Spirit Week-Hat Day $1

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: AM Tutoring K-3 and Battle of the Books, PM Botball

Thursday, March 16


Need to Know: Spirit Week-School Pride, Wear Blue & Gold

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: PM Choir, Student Leadership

Friday, March 17


Need to Know: Report Cards Go Home, Spirit Week-St. Pat’s Day, Wear Green & Gold, CMAS Assembly 2:30-3 pm

Meeting: N/A

Clubs: PM Botball

Cougar Alert

  • All visitors must check-in at the front office prior to entering the school building with a picture ID.

  • During arrival and dismissal, please maintain the speed limit, stop for students and adults in the crosswalk, and avoid blocking the street. We are partnering with our SROs to ensure speed limits and traffic laws are followed for the safety of our students and community members.

  • Please do not drop students off prior to 8:00 a.m. as we do not have duty staff available for supervision.

  • All afterschool clubs will end at 4:15. Please be sure to have your student picked up on time. Please be sure to check your Remind app for cancelations or changes to schedules.
  • Please be sure to read through the important documents below that are shared with our families in our annual September Communication to famlies.

Staff Recognition

Please send Mrs. Arellano an email if you would like to recognize one of our staff members for the amazing work they do each and every day with students. Staff recognitions will be submitted to our district Good News letter and be featured on our Coougar Connect Community Edition. Mrs. Arellano can be reached at

Snapshots of the Week


McDonald's Night

Thank you to all of our teachers and community members who supported our PTO McTeacher's Night! We had a blast!

Tip of the Week

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