The Malley Drive Messenger

March 2023

A Message From the Principal

Dear Malley Drive Families,

It is hard to believe that the weather is finally warming up, and we only have a little over

ten weeks left with your children this school year! It was wonderful seeing you all last

month for conferences, and we still have plenty of learning going on here at Malley

Drive Elementary. Please see the important announcements outlined below, and as

always, feel free to give us a call or stop by if you have any questions or compliments!

CMAS Testing (Colorado Measures of Student Success): We will begin testing in the

areas of English Language Arts and Math for 3rd , 4th and 5th grade scholars, and an

additional test in the area of Science for 5th graders in the month of April. Please help

your scholar get plenty of rest and arrive to school on time so their brains are ready to

demonstrate all they know!

* 3rd , 4th , 5th Grade ELA: April 3rd , 4th and 6th

* 3rd , 4th , 5th Grade Math: April 10th , 11th and 13th

* 5th Grade Science: April 17th , 20th and 21st

Planning for the 2023-2024 School Year: Several parents have asked questions

about the teacher placement for their child for the upcoming year. While we do not

accept teacher requests, we welcome and value parental input regarding the classroom

setting needs of your child. If you would like to share your feedback with us please

submit a letter to me by Friday, April 14th .

As always, please email or call me with any questions, concerns, or celebrations at or 720-972-5480.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful children

with us every day!

Many Thanks,

Kristin Powers

Malley Drive Elementary Principal

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

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March 20-24 - No School - Spring Break

March 27, 2023 - No School - K-8 In-Common Release Day

March 30, 2023 - Picture Day

đź’ˇ Reminders from the Office

Important Information

  • As we approach the last few months of the school year you may receive a fee statement for your children. Please feel free to come in to the school office to take care of these fees with cash or check. Credit and Debit cards are accepted here.

  • 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.


  • If you are picking up your student during school hours, you must present a photo ID.
  • If you are late picking up your student and it's after 3:10 pm, you must come into the vestibule to sign your student 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

Arrival and Dismissal

  • Students eating breakfast should arrive at 7:45 am so they have plenty of time to sit down and eat. Students should enter through the front doors 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 seats by 8:05 am. Please plan on arriving between 7:55 am and 8:00 am each day.

  • School begins everyday at 8:05 am and releases at 3:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. School will dismiss at 1:45pm on Wednesdays for Early Release Day. Please plan to pick your child(ren) up on time. Our office closes at 3:15pm


  • 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

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Yearbooks on Sale Now!

Click here to order your yearbook online!

Yearbook ID Code: 14951723

For more information please email Mr. Mealer at or 720-972-3489.

Individual and Class Pictures - March 30, 2023

Picture Day ID: EVT2K4M2V

Health Office Notes

  • 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 Martinez, Family Outreach Liaison


Contact Ms. Martinez if interested in joining the PTO.

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.

Stay Informed

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.

Stay Informed

Personalize your SchoolMessenger communications

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 teachers to communicate important class information.

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