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Dear Green Mountain Elementary Families and Community,

          Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! I hope you enjoyed a summer break filled with fun and exciting memories with your loved ones. We are thrilled to welcome all of you back to a new school year of learning and growing.  Personally, I am grateful and elated to continue this journey with you as your Principal.  We are all excited to have students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  It is our mission as a community to ensure a safe, caring, and collaborative culture where every child develops the skills to achieve success.  As we enter this new school year, I want to let you know that our staff has been and will be engaging in conversations and learning around Mindfulness, Social and Emotional supports, Behavior Management, and Collaborative Problem Solving for both themselves and for all students.  Our hardworking staff is committed to lifelong learning in order to provide the best instruction for our students. 

          We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We know a strong partnership with you will make a difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
          1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience 
          2) Completes all homework and assignments given by teachers
          3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
          4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
          5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
          6) Knows that you expect him/her to be respectful to all adults and students
          7) Recognizes you expect him/ her to persevere every day to learn as much as possible

          Please consider partnering with our school as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions. Here are just a few options available at our school (stay tuned for additional opportunities):

1) Volunteering in the classroom

2) WatchDog Dads

3) PIE (Partnership in Education- collaborative input to the principal)

4) PTA (school activities involvement, learning, school support)

5) Crosswalk volunteers (AM and PM)

6) Attend school conferences and events

          We hope that you find our school website helpful and informative as we continue to add additional information and revisions.  Another way to stay informed about important events and dates comes from our bi-monthly school newsletter that is emailed to families.  Enrolling in the school messenger is another great way to receive weekly updates via your preferred preference.

          I am honored to serve as the principal of Green Mountain Elementary.  It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where families, staff, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth.  Please feel free to contact me at (303) 982-9380 or at  You will find that my door is always open to respectful dialogue, collaboration, and partnership.

Once again, welcome back!  It’s always a great day to be a Falcon!  Let’s make it another great year together!

With deepest gratitude and love,
Mr. Gardner, Principal



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