Family Newsletter

May 2023

Community Matters

The Spring Luau Dance was a huge success! Seeing so many families attend this event filled my heart! Thank you for the continued love and support.

Thank you to all who attended the Pronghorn Singers Choir concert. It was a fabulous event showcasing our kids' talents and efforts!
Be sure to read this entire newsletter as it contains LOTS of information about the end of the school year and the beginning of next.

Happy Spring everyone!

Hay hey it's May Spirit week is May 1- 4!

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Retiring this year....

Preschool Enrichment

Parents can now register for an optional, fee-based childcare program providing a quality experience for the other half of the Pre-Kindergarten day! These programs operate Monday-Thursday, 8:00-2:45. Lunch is included! Learn more
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School year 2023- 2024

As we wrap up the end of the current school year we begin to plan for the next one. I call it toggling, toggling the celebrations of this years learning and growth while toggling the changes required for the upcoming school year. Picture walking a tightrope while juggling.

Grade Level Teaching Staff for 23/24 School Year

Kindergarten: Buravlov, Sullivan, Blake, (new to ANR) Jones (new to ANR)

First Grade: Bradley, Sterling, Degner with a teaching partner, and Wenze

Second Grade: Hanis, Chadwick, Conner, Sylvester

Third Grade: Bohn, Koopman, Shields, TBD

Fourth Grade: Kutner, Jansen, Warner, *Bednorz

*Beth Bednorz is our new 4/5 literacy teacher. She will be teaching in the a.m. , focusing on 4th and 5th grade literacy. Some students will receive literacy instruction from her, and then math, social studies and science instruction from a different teacher.

Fifth Grade: Penchoff, Johnson, Walker Sachs, *Bednorz

Fifth grade will no longer departmentalize. However, all students have WINN - What I Need Now in grades K- 5.

Collaboratively, we worked hard to build a staffing plan that is student and learning centered!

Class Placement Process

We will soon begin planning classroom placements for next year. Antelope Ridge is a great school for children because of our outstanding staff with varied experiences and teaching styles. Every staff member is committed to providing the best learning environment for every individual student. These experiences help our children be successful in any environment.

I would like to outline the procedures we will follow to assemble classroom placements for the 2023-2024 school year.

The current grade level teachers make placements as a team along with the input of other staff and specialists. Adjustments to these lists may be made if the need arises.

Class lists are based on multiple criteria: class balance; gender balance; academic strengths and needs; emotional/behavioral strengths and needs; leadership balance; friendship considerations; and other unique strengths and needs.

After the start of the school year, new students are added to classrooms mainly on a class-size basis.

Our goal is to create classes that facilitate a student reaching their maximum growth and academic potential. We feel we know your child very well in our school setting. However, we value your knowledge as a family and would like to take into account any unique needs of which we may not be aware. If you feel your child has unique needs that we may need to consider in their classroom placement, please write a letter to me describing those unique needs and also describe the educational environment in which your child is best able to learn. We believe we have excellent teachers in each classroom who can challenge, motivate, and inspire all children in a structured learning environment.

It is our goal to provide the best learning environment for all children. I’d like to request that you have your letters to me no later than May 5. Please do describe the best learning environment for your child and who your child is as a learner.

Thank you for helping make this a smooth transition.

Back to School Information for SY 2023-2024

Are you new to Cherry Creek Schools? Have you moved in the last 6 months? Take action now to make sure you’re ready for the 2023-24 school year!

1. If you know a new family, please share this information that NOW is the time to enroll their child for the 2023-24 school year! We recommend new parents enroll as soon as possible to make sure they are all set for next school year. Click here to enroll their student(s) today!

2. Have you moved? If so, click here to ensure an updated address is on file for your student(s). 3. If you’ve been contacted by your school’s registrar, please follow up with them as it could be about important enrollment information for next year. If you have not recently moved and are currently enrolled and returning to CCSD in the fall, no action is required at this time.

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May 5- No school for students

HEY HEY its MAY Spirit Week!

May 1- Matching Monday - dress alike day

May 2- Tutu or Tie Dye Tuesday

May 3- Western Wear Wednesday

May 4- Thrilling Hair Thursday

May 4- Kindergarten Parent Information Night for SY 23/24

May 5- NO SCHOOL for students


May 8- 12

May 9- PTCO meeting

May 11- Field Day

8:30-10:30 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 2 fifth grade classes

12:20-2:20 Kindergarten, 1st grade and 2 fifth grade classes

May 16- Rain date for field day

May 19 - PTCO food Truck event

May 20- Girls on the Run 5K race in Denver

May 22- 4th grade Mine field trip (Jansen and Kutner)

May 23 - 4th grade Mine field trip ( Cartwright and Warner)

May 25- Last Day of School for 5th Grade

5th grade School Clap out @ 2:30

5th grade Car parade @ 5:00-6:00pm

    • 5th Grade Families! Decorate your car and drive through memory lane to say goodbye to ANR Staff - We will be there to wave and cheer for you!

May 26- Last day of school for Kindergarten - 4th Grade - Dismissal at 11:00 lunch will NOT be served

May 26- EHS GRADUATION 12:00 at The Ritchie Center at DU

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Summer Opportunity for students

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The students voted....... Meet Andy the Antelope!

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NEW School Year 2023- 2024

Staff will return August 7- 11

Elementary School Staggered Start for students

August 14 – grades 3, 4, 5

August 15 – grades 1, 2

August 16 – All students, pre-kindergarten through grade 5
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