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Weekly News from Glacier Peak

News from Glacier Peak
                         May 20th, 2019

Upcoming Events

Please see the Weekly Principal Remarks for some important updates on Staff changes for Next School Year.

Kindergarten Continuation Ceremony

Tuesday, May 21st- Glacier Peak will be hosting our Kindergarten Continuation at 9:00 am in the GPE cafeteria. All Kindergarten families are invited! Please set aside time to come celebrate your students and their learning this school year. This is for all Kindergarten classes- AM, PM and Full Day. There will be no regular PM Kindergarten class on this day.

5th Grade Continuation Ceremony

Thursday, May 23rd- We will be celebrating the work of our 5th grade students on our last day of school. 5th Grade Continuation will be on Thursday, May, 23rd at 12:30 PM here at Glacier Peak. Also remember we have our 5th grade clap out that will happen at 1:40. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any question about this amazing event.  

Last Day of School

The last day of school is Thursday, May 23rd for all of our K-5 students. We will complete the school year with our 5th grade Continuation and clap out.  

Class Pictures

We have a limited number of extra photos in the office for purchase if you missed ordering.  Class photos are $12.00 each.

Yearbooks are here!

Yearbooks are available in the office for $20.00 each.  Hurry before we sell out!

King Soopers Rewards Program
The King Soopers program has changed. Please log in to : . Once logged in to your King Soopers account search for Glacier Peak Elementary either by name or AU800 and then click Enroll.
Purchases will not count for Glacier Peak until after participants register their loyalty card.

General School Business

Principal Remarks:

Dear Grizzly Families,

Thank you for a wonderful 2018-2019 school year. It has been a wonderful year of learning, growing, and excelling for our Grizzlies. This is a busy time of year for all of our teachers, but it is an exciting time to look at student data, review each teachers’ practices within the classroom and celebrate students and teachers. We are so proud of the high percentage of students that demonstrated a year’s worth of growth on their end of the year reading assessment. I am so excited for the learning that has taken place this school year.

With the close of the school year comes transitions and good-byes! We are experiencing the departures of some very important staff members that will be moving on from Glacier Peak.

I first would like to express the best of wishes and appreciation for the 17 dedicated years of service to Glacier Peak and our community, to the one and only Debra Phillips. If you have ever walked into Glacier Peak, you have experienced Mrs. Phillips’ amazing southern hospitality and have probably engaged in a conversation that included a great deal of empathy, understanding and personal rapport. She has been the face of Glacier Peak for so many years. Please take time to wish her the best as these will be her last few weeks at Glacier Peak. She will be missed dearly as she departs to be closer to family in Texas.

We would also like to also wish the best of luck to Miss.Jessica Casinelli (Instructional Coach), Mrs. Megan Claydon (Assistant Principal) and Mrs.Toni Sword (All Day Kindergarten) as they leave Glacier Peak. Thank you for your service to our students. We are grateful to have   worked alongside each of you. We wish you the very best on your next journey!

We would also like to thank Mrs.Tiffany Moore(ELD) and Mr.Joey Velotta who will be moving to new roles in Adams 12. You have made a tremendous impact on the success of our Grizzlies. We look forward to your continued support of our Adams 12 students!

I want to thank all the families once again, that took our Family Survey in February. Your feedback is valued and important to us. Our teacher leadership team reviewed the survey and comments and are working on making some changes based on the feedback from the survey. As families, you expressed that you feel connect to the community of learning at our school and want to be a part of opportunities to get involved. Look for opportunities coming forward. To view the survey results please look at the following link:

Glacier Peak Family Survey results


Wishing you all a wonderful end of the school year. Thank you so much for your continuous support. Please contact me with any questions, clarifications, or concerns.


Tim Griffin, Principal

Online Check In for 2019 -2020 (Next School Year)  

We are excited to announce that the online check-in process opens this summer for our parents starting June 10, 2019. As a reminder, online check-in is the district’s check-in process for all returning students at all schools. In order to receive class schedules and teacher assignments before school starts, all parents/guardians of returning students must complete the online process by August 11, 2019. Schedules will be available in the parent portal starting on August 2 for those who have completed the process. Assistance with the online process is available by contacting the District Service Desk at (720) 972-4120 or visiting a number of locations for onsite online check-in. Locations, dates and times will be announced in early June.

For more information on the online check-in process, visit Class lists will no longer be posted on the windows of the school. On August 2nd, if you have completed the check-in process, you will be able to log in to your account and learn your child’s teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, we will no longer be providing paper copies of the GPE Student Handbook. The handbook is always available on our website and the 2019-2020 edition will be on the website in August.

2019-2020 The official Adams 12 calendar is out...please review it carefully to plan vacations accordingly. Data shows that when students have an attendance rate lower than 90% their academic growth suffers greatly so let’s keep them in classes! Click HERE for the calendar.

2019-2020 Calendario Escolar

Library Books

All books were due in the library as of Wednesday, May 8th. Fines will be issued for all materials that are not returned to the Glacier Peak Library. If you have not already, please be sure to bring your books back to the Glacier Peak library as soon as possible. If you receive a fine but later find the book, the fines will be reversed within the system.  

Safety and Security

Pets at Glacier Peak

With the much welcomed warmer weather starting, we do know that a lot of our families are able to walk to and from school.  A reminder that dogs and other animals are not allowed on school property during the school day, per district policy.

Loop Safety and Etiquette Please, be very aware of students arriving to and leaving from Glacier Peak especially where crosswalks are located. Please watch your speed and plan some extra time so that we can make sure all of our students are safe.  It is also getting cold outside and more families will be taking advantage of our hug and go loop. Following the basic rules of the loop will be very important as we gear up for increased traffic. Please take a moment to re-familiarize yourself with some tips for smooth loop operation.

  • Please do not make left turns into the loop from Jasmine Street.

  • Please do not park or leave your vehicle unattended in the loop.

  • Although it is convenient to leave your car in the loop while you pick up your student at their classroom, this specific action impedes movement and backs up traffic on Jasmine

  • If the loop is full, you will have to continue down Jasmine street. It is illegal to impede traffic on any city street.

  • Pull all the way forward in the loop. This will allow for the maximum amount of vehicles to fit in the loop. It is convenient to pick up and drop off close to the building but this also creates a problem for families trying to enter the hug and go lane.

  • Consider varying your arrival time for pick up. Arriving five to ten minutes before or after 2:30 can make a huge difference and  can also help with avoiding the major rush.

  • Please reduce your speed in and around Glacier Peak. This is is for the benefit of all of our students. Thank you for your consideration.      

Thank you for your consideration and compliance with driver's etiquette for our student’s safety.  

Please make the time to review basic safety awareness tips with you children regularly to ensure they are staying alert. Click HERE for an easy tip sheet.  


Community News

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Summer Camps Check out these great summer camp opportunities for students grades K-6 by clicking HERE for more information.

Glacier Peak PTO Needs You Glacier Peak is supported by an amazing group of parents. We know it takes a village to raise a child and we would love your support. Whether you can be at all of our events or only have time to help behind the scenes for one event we can use you. Please come join this dynamic group of parents to support our school and your student(s). Please email our PTO at to get added to our contact list. Thanks!

Stay in Touch!

Check our website at for important updates including a calendar of events with dates and times. Please feel free to email us with questions using the links on our site.