ALLIES in Learning & Literacy
Sandi Esparsen, Falcon Education Foundation secretary, receives a plaque of appreciation from District 49 Board of Education President Nov. 9 after awarding just under $31,000 to educators across District 49 for innovative and unique learning opportunities.
“It’s so exciting to be breaking ground on this building,” said Corina Martin, ALLIES parent. “This isn’t going to be just a school of bricks and mortar, this is a symbol of change and progress. This building will be a place for our children to receive support and services that they may not have otherwise received.”
Carson Wright, 7, a second-grader at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence, gets his first "Aha!" moment of the new school year Aug. 2. ALLIES opened its doors serving approximately 85 students in grades 2 - 5 who fit a profile of dyslexia.
Being a new school, our students and staff participated in our first annual “Team Building Day!” Students used cooperative learning skills and problem solving strategies to complete physical activities as a team. Friendships and bonds were created while supporting each other.
A 2nd grade student stated, “ I loved getting up and moving with my friends.”
One 5th grader asked, “Can we do this every day? “
Many of you may have noticed the amazing construction progress made over the winter break. To give you a better idea of what our new facility will look like when it's completed, we are posting the building floor plan. Everything shaded in teal will be part of the ALLIES school while the yellow will be an extension of Odyssey Elementary School.
We are very excited to be closer to our new home. Thank you for being patient with us during this construction phase.
Humble Beginnings, Finding Clarity: Learn how ALLIES grew from an innovative approach within one elementary school to serve a larger population of learningas as Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence.
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Beginning Monday, June 4, free meals are available at Evans International Elementary School. The breakfast and lunch services are part of the USDA summer food service program. Breakfast and lunch are provided to all children in District 49, ages 1-18, for free.
We thank our colleagues and stakeholders who have continued to engage about the teacher action day planned for this Friday at the state capitol in Denver. The number of planned absences has grown past the point where District 49 can ensure safe operations and a high-quality learning experience at all schools and sites. Accordingly, District 49 is converting Friday, April 27 from a student contact day to a professional work day. That means students will not attend school this Friday, April 27.