Archives for December 2017

Announcements 12-11-17




Are you interested in attending Pikes Peak Community College your junior or senior year for free?  Please see Mrs. Rucker in the counseling office to sign up for a visit to see the Career Start Program at PPCC 

School and Community News

Senior Advertisements for the yearbook are due by December 15th.  The first deadline for submission of senior photos to the yearbook is also December 15th.  You may submit senior photos by January 19th, but you will be charged a $15 fee for submitting it late.  We cannot accept any senior photos beyond the January 19th deadline.  Submit senior photos, quotes, and advertisements to Mr. Graf.  Lastly, you can still purchase a yearbook at its initial price of $55 until Winter Break.  The price will go up to $60 after the break and then $65 in February

Stressed about finals week and need help studying? Come, December 11th-15th for finals tutoring lead by the NHS, to Mrs. Stone’s and Mrs. Cumming’s room from 3:15-4:15. Today will be social studies, Tuesday science, Wednesday English, Thursday math, and Friday electives/foreign language. There will be free hot chocolate, apple cider, and cookies for those who show up! Don’t miss this opportunity to ease your stress about finals and get free food. We hope to see you there!

Any students that do cool out of school sports like snowboarding, skiing, dirt biking, mountain biking and other cool things, check in with Mr. Graf and write your name down and submit photos.  Submit photos to


Thank you to all of you that utilized the Panther Library last week! We logged over 200 visits! This week’s “Panther Patron of the Week” is Cheyenne Locklear. Congratulations Cheyenne, please stop by the library before or after school this week to select your prize! Have a great week and we hope to see you in the library!

Attention students and staff! Your Panther Library will be CLOSED during 2nd lunch today! The library will also be closed during 1st lunch tomorrow and Wednesday! Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation!

Looking for a great winter read? Wanting to exchange an “old” book for a “new” one? Then stop by the library this week to drop off your gently used young adult books. For each book you donate you will receive one ticket. Show up to the Book Swap next week to exchange your tickets for great “new” winter reads!

Columbine News, December 10, 2017

In this issue:

  • News and updates are posted on PK-5 links above
  • Message from the Principal and Highlights of the Week
  • Columbine Giving Tree
  • Speed Stacking Cups for sale!
  • Lost and Found
  • Sing Along and Breakfast Parties

  Wonderful Sunday morning to all!

  • Every student and adult enjoyed the Middle School choir and band performance on Friday.  It is a great joy to see our former students shine on stage.
  • Preschool students visited our local library on Friday.
  • The upcoming Friday, December 15, will be the final day of the first semester Master Classes.  Our very own Violin and Columblossoms master classes will perform during Friday morning meeting at 7:50 am.
  • As always, on the last Friday of the semester, we will have a Learning Expo. The fifth grade students’ presentations will conclude semester-long inquiry- based environmental science studies.  The teams of students will present their work to the public.
  • Master Classes are lining up for the second semester.  Kindergarten, second, fourth and fifth graders will have Choice Master Classes in the 3rd quarter.  The sign up flyers will be coming home this week.

Have a restful weekend, and I look forward to seeing you on Monday.
Kind regards,
Veronica Wolken, Principal

The Columbine Giving Tree will have tags available through Friday, December 15. We ask that parents (adults only, please) select an ornament from the tree, purchase the gift(s), wrap the gift(s), and return them to the office with the original ornament taped to the gift. Parents that cannot make it into the school but would like to purchase a gift, please contact your student’s teacher for assistance in getting a tag.

There is no need to wrap food items, but a box for all of the food is appreciated. Gifts need to arrive in the office by Monday, December 18.

 We are still selling Cup Stacks in many different colors.  They make terrific Christmas presents!  See Mrs. Cutting or Mrs. Goldberg.

Please check for your child’s items in the bins.  All items will be cleared out of the building over the break.

Sing Along, Wednesday, December 20.  Wear your Symphony Best!

We are looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, December 20.  Columbine traditional Sing Along invite you to share melodies from traditional classical pieces to popular favorites.

8:15 – 8:45 am – Preschool, Kindergarten, First, and Second grades

1:45 – 2:30 pm – Columbine Choir, Third, Fourth, and Fifth grades

We are wearing our Symphony best!  No theme head accessories will be allowed during the performance, as we want you to see and take pictures of every single smiling face.

IMPORTANT: for the safety of all children, if you would like us to dismiss your child from the classroom right after the performance, please make sure that the person taking your child is listed in Infinite Campus.  OR you are welcome to send a note or call a teacher allowing a person of your choice to take your child.

Please contact your classroom teacher and/or a Room Parent if you are missing information on the details for your class.  Please feel free to contact us with any other questions at 686-2300.