Penrose Elementary School

  • Academics and Extended Spring Break
    To prevent the spread of COVID-19, Governor Polis, along with support from superintendants
    across Colorado, have made the decision to extend school closures through April 30th, 2020.
    Penrose is excited to work with our students on Distance Learning learning opportunities. 
    Look for a call from your classroom teacher about our Schoology classrooms,
    which will be LIVE by April 7th!
    In the meantime, here are some places you can look for online resouces from your child's teacher.


     Academic Expectations for March 30th - April 20th 

    Pre-school - Ms. Jenner and
    Ms. Kim

    Ms. Jenner and Ms. Kim have already sent home the Unit 5 Activities and Vocabulary Newsletter.  Please work with your students on their vocabulary words!  Or have some educational fun on The Genius of Play Website.

     Kindergarten - Ms. Chugh and
    Mrs. Freyre

    Work on packets that have been sent home, continue your online work with
    ST Math or Smarty Ants, and parents please keep helping students with how to write a good sentence (capital letters, period at the end, does the sentence make sense).  

     Kindergarten - Mrs. Evers

    Work on packets that have been sent home, look for an e-mail from Mrs. Evers with the packet attached, or try the choice boards on the Kindergarten D-11 Distance Learning Site.

     1st Grade - Ms. Graham and
    Ms. Hertsgaard

    Work on packets that have been sent home, have students continue to read to improve comprehension, or the the choice boards on the 1st Grade D-11 Distance Learning Site.

     2nd Grade - Mrs. Alarid and
    Mrs. Fletcher

    Work on packets that have been sent home, or look for an email from your teacher about additional assignments.

     3rd Grade - Ms. Hlavacek and
    Mr. Mann

    Check your class Remind page for information about assignments to be completed for this week!  

     4th Grade - Mrs. Aaland

    Check your class SeeSaw page or look for an e-mail from Mrs. Aaland about upcoming assignments! 

     4th Grade - Mr. Holcombe

    Work on packets that have been sent home, students will have assignments in their workbooks they are bringing home, and check your class SeeSaw page for more information.  

    4th Grade - Mrs. Miller

    Check your class SeeSaw page, look for your assignments on Mrs. Miller's Class website, and look for the pink assignment sheet that will be coming home

    5th Grade - Mrs. Bair

    Look for messages from Mrs. Bair's ClassDojo page, check Mrs. Bair's Class website and try playing some of the CMAS games, or work on the choice boards from the 5th Grade D-11 Distance Learning Site

    5th Grade - Mr. Kolasinski

    Look for messages from Mr. K's ClassDojo page, check Mr. Kolasinski's Class website, and spend some time on Freckle this week!  


  • Why Project Based Learning?

    Project Based Learning (PBL) is an  instructional approach that  focuses on inquiry. Given an essential question, students work collaboratively on projects to address issues specific to our community.  



    A Message from District 11 Superintendent Dr. Michael Thomas
    School Closures Extended Until April 30th, 2020

    Dear D11 Families,

    Earlier today, during a press conference, Colorado Governor Jared Polis announced the suspension of in-person learning across our state through April 30, 2020. This order aligns with the President’s guidelines announced earlier this week.

    Our district will continue our current path of conducting distance learning. At this time, we do not know if we will return after April 30, 2020, or if the suspension of in-person learning will continue.  Please know, we continue to work closely
    with the Governor and are following the recommendations of state and regional health professionals. As we learn more, we will share updates.

    Yours in Partnership,

    Dr. Michael J. Thomas, Superintendent
    Colorado Springs School District 11




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    Open Enrollment for the
    2020-2021 School Year has begun!
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  • PBL Matrix

    Penrose Elementary
    School Hours:
    8:45 am - 3:15 pm

    Penrose Elementary
    Front Office Hours:
    8:00 am - 3:30 pm