This summer, construction and renovation projects funded by the 2010 Bond are scheduled to occur at 24 PSD sites. Access to some school buildings and playgrounds will be limited in order to ensure the safety of students, staff, and the community. Only one school — Poudre School District Global Academy —  will be totally closed. All other sites will have limited or typical access. Please visit www.psdschools.org for building closure details. 

Free summer lunch program begins on May 30

Poudre School District will provide free lunches to anyone under the age of 18 without charge this summer through the Summer Food Services Program. Each meal will include an entrée, milk and choice of eight different fruits and vegetables. Adults can enjoy the same lunch for $3.25. 

Meals will be served from 11:30am to 12:30pm at these locations:

  • May 30 – July 28:  Bauder Elementary, 2345 W Prospect Road                 
  • May 30 – July 28:  Beattie Elementary, 3000 Meadowlark Avenue

Note: Meals will not be served on July 4. For more information, contact PSD Child Nutrition at (970) 490-3557.

Kindergartners visit with senior citizens at Columbine Health

Kindergartners from Shepardson S.T.E.M Elementary visited with senior citizens at Columbine Health Systems during two field trips in late spring for a project-based learning activity. 

"We're practicing how to think outside of ourselves," teacher Gabriella Auer explains. "The kids are learning how to connect with the elderly and get along with others. We want to show some love to our community."  

Before the first field trip, students learned about how to ask questions beginning with words like who, what, where, when, why, and how. After chatting with the residents, the kindergartners went back to school and designed special activities based on what they'd learned to do with their new friends on the second field trip.  

"Some of the students were unsure on the first trip, but this time it's interesting to see how they're more comfortable and outgoing now," Columbine Social Services Director Jaime Winden says. "This is teaching the students how to put themselves out there. They're getting pushed out of their comfort zone and meeting people who have a wealth of knowledge for them."  

And along with all the learning, there was a lot of joy and laughter too. Colored pencils, stuffed animals and puzzles littered the tables. Residents grinned. Students tied friendship bracelets onto wrinkly wrists and proudly showed off their artwork.  

"We had one little gal — she knows it all," resident Etta Siegfriend said with a wink and a chuckle. "The best part is just to see how young kids get along. I'm impressed by how they're able to match patterns."  

The residents were talking about the visits for weeks afterwards, Winden said.  

"They just love interacting with children," she said, smiling.