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Principal's Message

Mr. Eric Paugh

CME Families,


Once again it’s hard to believe that I am writing the final newsletter article for another school year. Time really does pass quickly when you are enjoying every moment of your day with exceptional students, parents and staff. Even though the calendar is quickly counting down to summer, we have many activities to complete and numerous accomplishments to celebrate during the final few weeks of school.

From Field Days, the final SOAR Assembly and Band Concerts, to Promotion Ceremonies and so much more, we look forward to sharing these events as a CME Family as we create memories that we will cherish for years to come.


Teacher Appreciation Week:

One outstanding event that took place last week at CME was Teacher Appreciation Week. During the week, our exceptional PTO, under the leadership of Denise Connors, organized a wonderful week of numerous days of outstanding food and so much more. Mrs. Connors and all our wonderful parents truly went “above and beyond” to make last week very special.  Thank you so much PTO, parents and students for making our entire staff feel valued, respected and greatly appreciated!


Summer Learning Opportunities:

Parents, back by popular demand, our teachers have put together summer learning opportunities for your child(ren). While we do believe it is important to keep key academic skills sharp over the summer months, it is equally important to take time to relax, have fun and create lasting memories with family and friends. Teachers will be sending home Math Packets for your child to complete as well as information from the Pikes Peak Library District and Barnes and Noble about their very engaging and fun summer reading programs.  In addition to these summer learning opportunities, we will encourage students to visit our website and continue to practice their keyboarding skills using We believe that these learning opportunities mixed with some play dates, lemonade stands and time in the great Colorado outdoors will lead to a very productive summer for all our students. If your child completes their math packet, they will receive a small prize for their accomplishments when they return to school in August.


Wishing One More Staff Member a Fond Farewell:

Our fabulous 6th-grade teacher, Ms. Caitlyn Reighley, will be leaving CME to pursue other higher degree opportunities. While we will miss Ms. Reighley greatly, we wish her nothing but the very best in her further educational pursuits. As we say goodbye to Ms. Reighley, we say “Hello” to Mrs. Aubrey Ford. Mrs. Ford comes to us from District 49 and brings with her a great enthusiasm for teaching as well as years of experience at different grade levels. We are excited and eager to welcome Mrs. Ford to CME in August.


On behalf of the entire CME staff, we wish you a fun and relaxing summer filled with picnics, hikes, family vacations, staying up late and sleeping in, many ice cream cones and some special moments with family and friends.

See you in August!

Mr. Paugh