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Principal's Message

Mr. Eric Paugh


CME Families, 


As the month of November begins we are once again given the opportunity to reflect upon the many things that we have to be thankful for at CME. First and foremost, we are so blessed with our exceptional students who daily enrich our days with their love of life, passion for learning, numerous talents and skills and desire to always give their very best.  Our school is also very fortunate to have parents who daily give of their time and energy to support CME in numerous areas from our many classroom volunteers, to Science Olympiad coaches, to our fabulous and dedicated PTO and so much more. Yes, at CME we have so much to be thankful for every day! November brings many exciting school traditions that you will not want to miss. 


Our 4th Grade Show: (Look Out Broadway!)

Thursday, November the 21st (6:30 pm): Our fantastic 4th graders will be performing the play, “Saturday.”  Our students, under the direction of our exceptional music teacher, Mrs. Peterson, have put in numerous hours to create an event that you will not want to miss.


CME’s Thanksgiving Lunch Tradition 

Friday, November the 22nd Calling all parents, grandparents, family and friends!  Please mark your calendars for CME’s annual Thanksgiving Feast. Please see page 6 of our newsletter for all the details.  We look forward to seeing you at this event and enjoying some great conversations and lunch together! Our CME family Thanksgiving meal is a great way to kick off the Holiday Season! 


CME Shows How Much We Care

Our CME family once again shows its great heart and compassion for our Colorado Springs Community by giving generously to our annual Care and Share Food Drive. So many of you have already donated financially online and/or have brought in food items for this worthy endeavor. If you have not yet had the opportunity to participate, we will continue to take donations for Care and Share through this Friday, November the 22nd. Thank you, CME family for giving of your time and resources to be a blessing to our community! 


Parking for Events 

During this very event heavy time of the year at CME, we would like to share a few parking lot reminders with you. We know that parking can be challenging at times, especially during large-scale school events. However, with everyone following these few simple procedures, we can ensure safety for everyone before, during and after school events. 

  • Please only park in approved parking spaces in our two lots or in the marked parking slots in the 2nd drive-through lane after student arrival time in the morning and prior to student dismissal in the afternoon. Please do not park in the 2nd lane slot if you are not able to be in your car by 2:50 pm on any given day. 

  • Do not park where we have placed orange cones. This can impede our dismissal procedures as well as hinder emergency vehicles from entering our parking lot if the need should arise. 

  • Never park in a red zone. This is never convenient for our overall traffic flow and is illegal. Police have given out tickets for this offense in the past. We don’t want this happening to you. 

  • Remember that we always want to be good neighbors at CME, so please make sure if you park on side streets to not block our neighbors’ driveways. 

  • Always remember that you can park on Cardiff and use the crosswalk to reach CME if our parking lot is full. 

  • Carpooling is always a great option and\or walking to CME when Mother Nature cooperates. :)

Thank you to all our parents who continue following our parking lot rules in order to ensure that all our students arrive at school and home safely every day.  Also, we do appreciate your patience and understanding with a small parking lot on the side of a large mountain as we all strive to attend school events to support our Eagles! 


On behalf of our entire CME staff, I wish all of you a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday and a joyful and relaxing Thanksgiving Break! 



Mr. Paugh