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Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Guardians:
As principal at Calhan Elementary, it is my pleasure to welcome new and returning families to another great year. This is always one of my favorite times of the year!  I love the excitement of beginning each new school year and eagerly await welcoming our families. We are excited to have students back in classrooms and hallways. It is our goal to ensure each child feels welcomed, connected, and a part of our Calhan family.  Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his/her academic abilities. Our staff utilizes research-based best practices and analyzes academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth and improvement. This year, our continued focus will be on student achievement for ALL students in ALL academic areas, while promoting student engagement, rigor, and critical thinking. Another important area of concentration will center around a positive partnership between all stakeholders:  school, parents, and the community. During the upcoming school year I encourage you to take an active role in your child’s learning. Parent involvement plays a critical role in your child's success. Ways to support and increase your child’s academic success include:


  • Make attendance a PRIORITY including limiting tardiness and absences
  • Communicate often with your child’s homeroom teacher
  • Read with your child at least 20 minutes a day
  • Review the school day with your child

I encourage all of you to attend our Back To School Night on Monday, August 12th @6:00.  Beginning of the Year testing for grades K-5th will take place on Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th. Please be on the look for a postcard from the school that indicates what day/time your child has been scheduled for testing.

August 15th is the first day of school for elementary students grades K-5 with September 3rd being the first day of school for preschool students.  A school supply list can be found on our district website   School hours are 7:55 AM-4:00 PM Tuesday-Friday.


If you are looking for opportunities to serve the students and teachers of Calhan Elementary, be sure to join us for a ParTnerS (PTA) meeting on Tuesday, August 6th @4:30 in the media center...all are welcome! Please feel free to call the office @719.347.2766 if you have any questions.

Please be sure to review the Calhan Elementary Student Handbook with your child/ren


I would like to welcome Jillian Mitchell (3rdgrade), Bobbie Jo Reny (preschool), and Marianna Pereyra (special education paraprofessional) to our team.  All bring a solid set of skills that will be most valuable to our students, team, and community.  I am excited to have them as part of our team!


I am honored to serve as the principal of Calhan Elementary. It truly is a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, 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 719.347.2766 ext. 410 or [email protected].
Once again, welcome back! The staff and I look forward to a rewarding school year with you and your children. I hope to see you often! Let's partner together to make it a successful year for your child!
Jennifer Hart