School News

Extended Absences

Please notify the office if you plan to take your child out of town for an extended period of time for vacations and/or family trips. Also, if you will be leaving early prior to a school break or arriving later after the break, please let the office know. Thanks.




Free Nature Programs

The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory presents free nature programs for children in grades K-3 and their families. Come Thursday, September 17 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Old Rock Library in Crested Butte. This month’s topic: “The Black Bear.” In September learn about the black bear. Learn through literature, music, hands-on scientific investigation, visiting scientists, and hand-outs for further investigations at home with the family. Through a generous grant from Gunnison Area Community Foundation we are able to offer our programs to the public for free. For more information please email


Distribution/Posting of Promotional Materials

Unfortunately, board policy prohibits the distribution/posting of promotional materials within the school. We regret that we have had to turn down so many requests to do so. However, we suggest that if you would like to include your kids’ event or announcement in the “Kids Calendar” free of charge, please contact Melissa Neuner at by Monday at 11 a.m. to be included in that Thursday’s edition of the paper. Thanks for your cooperation.


CBCS Accountability Meeting

A tentative date for the first CBCS Accountability Meeting of the school year has been set for Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 4 p.m. in the Media Center at CBCS. At the October 7 meeting, SAAC will conduct an election for SAAC committee members for two-year terms. Committee seats up for election include: Grade 6-8 parent (currently Betsy Cohen), Grade K-12 parent (seat currently vacant), At-large community member (currently Joy Adams), Grade 6-8 employee (seat currently vacant), and classified employee (seat currently vacant). In addition, SAAC will elect its officers for the 2009-2010 school year, and will appoint the CBCS representative to the RE-1J District Advisory Accountability Committee for a two-year term. Persons interested in serving on these committees are requested to attend the October 7 meeting or to indicate their interest to the CBCS school office in writing prior to the meeting. If you know someone who might like to serve in one of these positions, please don’t hesitate to recruit them.



Just a reminder to parents, if your child will be absent from school for any reason, please notify the school. If we do not hear from a parent by the end of the school day, your student will receive an Unexcused Absence for that day. We will make an effort to contact parents but it is ultimately your responsibility to notify us about any absences. Thanks for your cooperation.


Rotary International Youth Exchange Program

Interested in traveling, a great cultural experience or attending school in another country? The Rotary Club of Crested Butte is seeking high school students who are interested in applying for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program. To find out more about the countries, costs, purpose, deadlines and to receive an application, please come to an informational meeting to be held September 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the library. Parents invited. Call Kay Gentry at 349-5755, if you want information but can’t attend.


Staff Appreciation Luncheon

We have our first Staff Appreciation Luncheon coming up on Thursday, September 24. We have only five luncheons this year. September 24, November 19, January 21, March 25 and May 13. We have a luncheon every other month instead of monthly—I hope this helps with all of our very busy schedules. Per usual, please have your dish there between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Elementary comes in first, about 11:15, MS at 12:10 then HS at 1:10 so if you have a preference, plan for that. (Sometimes much of the food is gone by the time the HS staff gets there.) I will set up the day before but will need some help for clean up the day of about 2 p.m. on. A reminder that you need not bring serving utensils. Also, if you use a serving dish from home, please label it so we know who needs it back. You can retrieve your dishes anytime after 2 p.m. the day of the luncheon. If you want to bring your recipe the teachers sometimes ask for them. Also, remember we have at least one severe nut allergy so if you cook with nuts please label your dish as having them. I believe there are several vegetarians as well so if anyone leans that way, that would be great. If you have any questions, or would like to RSVP for the luncheon, please email me at or call me at 349-0234.


After Vinotok Dance

Attention middle and high school students. GCSAPP and the Studio Art School are sponsoring a free dance after the Vinotok Bonfire for 8th through 12th grades. Join us Saturday night, September 19 from 9 p.m. to midnight for a live DJ, food, drinks, dancing, and raffle. Receive a raffle ticket when you arrive. Prizes donated by CBMR, The Colorado Boarder, The Secret Stash, and more. Also, participate in the dance competition for the grand prize. Please call Brooke with GCSAPP at (970) 214-2917 for more information.


Ski Program Overview Meeting

Is your middle or high school student planning on participating with the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team this winter? Parents and students in the full time or part time program (missing 1-4 afternoons of school a week) must attend the mandatory meeting on Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. at the school.


Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Students in grades 5-12 who have completed volunteer work are eligible. Deadline November 2. See Counseling Office for application.


Elks National Scholarship

Available for seniors. Deadline is November 2, 2009; application at


Athletic Schedules

MS and HS Cross Country Thursday, September 17: Crested Butte at Air Academy Kadet Invitational (HS) at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 19: Gunnison Invitational (MS and HS) at 8 a.m.

HS Soccer Weds., September 16: Montrose JV and C vs Crested Butte V and JV at Crested Butte at 3 and 4:45 p.m. Fri., September 18: Crested Butte at Ridgway at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 19: Center at Crested Butte at 11 a.m.

HS Volleyball Thursday, September 17: Moffatt at Crested Butte (V only) 5:30 p.m. Fri., September 18: Centennial at Crested Butte at 4, 5:30 p.m. (JV, V).

MS Soccer: Saturday, September 19: U14 Crested Butte vs DC Force at Vol. Park in Paonia at 11 a.m. Monday, September 21: U14 Lake City at Crested Butte at 4 p.m.

MS Volleyball Tuesday, September 15: Crested Butte 7th and 8th host Gunnison 7th and 8th at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 19: Game Day at Centennial: 7th at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 19: Game Day at Delta: 8th at 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 22: Crested Butte at Gunnison, 7th and 8th at 4 p.m.


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