APRIL IS MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD - WELCOME DAYS APRIL 3, 10 & 18
April is the Month of the Military Child. One way that CMA would like to honor our military children is by having families welcome cadets with signs and American flags on Tuesday, April 3rd, Tuesday, April 10th, and Wednesday, April 18th. We need volunteers to hold and wave signs from 7:55 a.m - 8:30 a.m. those mornings. Please email Mrs. Dewlen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the days/times you are available. We would love to have the entrance lined with families as all our cadets arrive to school!
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Dewlen, Military and Family Life Counslelor (MFLC) at 719-367-0312.
LIFETOUCH PICTURES STUDIO MAKE-UP/RETAKE DAY - APRIL 21
Missed Picture Day or need a retake? Picture retake/make-up day will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Lifetouch Studio. Please note: This is for package purposes only, not for yearbook pictures, ID’s or other services. Questions? Please call 303-565-5200 or email email@example.com.
FIRST ANNUAL COMMUNITY YARD SALE FUNDRAISER - APRIL 28
CMA is having their first annual community yard sale fundraiser ON Saturday, April 28th from 8AM -4PM in the school parking lot. We are in need of great stuff to sell, SO…. let’s get those garages, attics and closets cleaned out and find lots of hidden treasures! Please ask friends, family and neighbors if they have any donations too! We need clothes, books, toys (no stuffed animals please), furniture, knick knacks, and small appliances. More information will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact:
Colorado Military Academy will offer group tours every Monday to Thursday (that school is in session) at 10am.
Individual tours are offered by appointment at the following times:
Between 9am and 11am
All visitors 18 years and older, must show a valid state or government issued picture ID.
CPAT - CMA NEWSLETTER
February's Colorado Military Academy Parents and Teachers (CPAT) Newsletter!
The start of the year has been a challenging month for dealing with illness in Colorado. As a reminder, here are guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education regarding when to keep your cadets home from school.
CMA is collecting Box Tops for Education to earn money for our school. Please select the button below for information on how to save them and turn them into our school. Each quarter, we will have have a pizza party for the class who collects the most Box Tops.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TUTORING
If your Middle School cadet is in need of tutoring, our Middle School teachers will be offering tutoring sessions before school and after school. Please select the green button below to see a list of subjects, dates and times. If you have any questions regarding tutoring sessions, please contact the teacher directly.
WEATHER ALERT PROCEDURES
CMA follows Colorado Springs School District 11 for decisions regarding school delays and closures. CMA will send out emails, post on our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/coloradomilitaryacademy/ and on our website www.coloradomilitaryacademy.org when we have delays or closures.
Families can also receive this information by watching the local news, listening to local radio stations or downloading the District 11 app on your phone to receive their alerts.
If CMA has a school closure, school will resume the following day after the closure (the schedule will follow the regular Blue/Gold schedule. If the school closure results in missing a Blue day, then cadets will come back to a Gold day schedule).
If CMA has a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 10:15 for Middle School cadets and 10:30 for Elementary cadets. No breakfast will be served on a 2 hour delay schedule but lunch will be served on those days.
MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELOR INFORMATION
We are excited to announce that the Department of Defense has provided a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC) at Colorado Military Academy. Our MFLC is Melissa Dewlen. Mrs. Dewlen is a former Army spouse and moved to Colorado from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington this past summer. Mrs. Dewlen was an MFLC at JBLM and loves working with and supporting military families.
The school MFLC provides brief, solution-focused, non-medical counseling to active military, guard, reserves, recently retired/separated (within 6 months) and their families. The school MFLC is a licensed clinician. Interactions with your child and/or family are kept in strictest confidence. No records are kept. If you are interested in learning more about the program, stop by the school and pick up a brochure or call the school MFLC directly at 719-367-0312. A “Parent Information Letter” must be signed prior to the school MFLC working with any child directly.
If you are interested in your cadet receiving support from our MFLC, you must sign and return the attached MFLC Parent Information Letter. Copies will also be available at the front office along with the brochures. Signing this letter signifies that the parent has read the information regarding the services that the MFLC provides and gives the MFLC permission to interact with their child should a need arise for support. Signing it does not mean that the MFLC will necessarily work with your child individually. The MFLC may also hold special activities/events (i.e. Month of the Military Child activities) in which the child must still have a signed consent form to participate. Our hope would be that all military children have the opportunity to participate in activities, if they choose, by having a signed consent form returned. If you have any questions regarding MFLC services, please contact Melissa Dewlen at firstname.lastname@example.org.