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Principal's Message

King-Murphy Mountain School Community,                                                                                                                    4/18/2024

Young AmeriTowne:

This week, our 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade students had the opportunity to participate in a field experience at Young AmeriTowne. Young AmeriTowne is an award-winning educational program offered to 4th, 5th, and 6th-grade teachers to help students learn about business, economics, and free enterprise in a fun and hands-on way. Students engaged in a variety of activities designed to educate them on the functions of the free market. From running a business to managing a bank, the experiences provided students with first hand knowledge of our economic drivers. This is a great way for students to begin thinking about possible future career options. We are fortunate to have such a great organization providing an amazing learning experience locally.


Better World/Earth Day:

On Monday, April 22nd, King-Murphy Mountain School will be participating in a combined Better World and Earth Day event. Better World Day is an annual national event that showcases student learning and contributes to a better world. Students engage in acts of service, demonstrating the power of EL Education’s vision for public schools: a place where children become great scholars and active citizens capable of making a positive impact. This year, students will be involved in making our school community a better place with a variety of stations and activities designed to improve our school. Activities include yard work with Mrs. Rhea, painting a mural with Ms. Drake, learning about composting with Mrs. Garnett, and becoming wilderness aware with Mrs. Betsy. Parents are welcome to come and participate with their students as we work to make King-Murphy Mountain School the best place it can be. Festivities will begin at 11:30 AM with a picnic lunch. Sessions start at 12:05 PM and wrap up at 3:00 PM. A schedule of the day's activities can be found at this LINK.


Young Authors’ Day

We are excited to announce this year's Young Authors’ Day at King-Murphy! On Wednesday, May 8th King-Murphy will celebrate our student writers with Young Authors’ Day! Students are preparing individual writing pieces in class to share on
this special day. Students from kindergarten to 6th grade will read their writing aloud in small groups where they will be recognized for all their hard work!


In addition to our student celebration, we will have an in-person visit from a Colorado author, Michelle Schaub. Ms. Schaub is an award winning author and poet and will present two sessions to students - one for K through 2nd grade and one for 3rd through 6th grade.

We are excited to have another author visit our school prior to Young Authors’ Day. Our very own Holly Grant from Clear Creek Library is also a published author and will be visiting our 4th-6th graders on April 24th to discuss her book series, The
Beastly Dreadfuls


Pre-order forms to purchase books from both authors will be sent home soon! Please consider ordering a title or two - it is a great way for students to become familiar with Holly and Michelle’s books to get them excited about meeting published, local

Clear Creek Middle and High School

We want to thank Chris Gould for the interesting and informative presentation he gave about the programs available at the Middle and High School. There was a great discussion between Chris and those families who attended. It is apparent that the
MS/HS program is increasingly innovative and noble in meeting the needs of our students as they become life-long learners.


ACTION REQUIRED - Please Registration for 2024-25 School Year (Deadline 5/1/24)

Please take the time to register your student for the 2024-2025 school year. This step in the process allows us to do accurate and thorough planning for the next school year including staffing and other resource allocations. Please use this LINK to complete the registration process.

Note: Be sure to click on the 2024-25 School Year Registration links.


Upcoming Events:
4/22 - New Superintendent to visit King-Murphy at 10:15
4/22 - Better World/Earth Day
4/24 - Staunton State Park Field Trip - Grades K-2
4/24 - Author's Visit Mrs. Holly - 10:00AM in the Library - Grades 4-6
4/25 - Community Crew 8:05 in the Gym
4/29 - Aaron Harris - Music and Stories in the Gym 9:00-10:00
4/29-5/2 - Scott out for the Education Reimagined Conference
5/1 - Audubon Chatfield Field Trip - 1st grade
5/2 - Audubon Chatfield Field Trip - Kindergarten
5/3 - Last Day for After School Enrichment - Rocky Mountain Kids will provide fee based care. Please sign up with RMK
5/3 - Teacher Work Day
5/7 - Resilience 1220 - Parenting in the Digital Age Presentation - 8:00-9:00 AM in the Orchid Room (Bagels and Coffee supplied by Resilience 1220)
5/7 - Playbill Activity - Pizza Making with Scott Bain (Limit 20 students)
5/8 - Young Author's Day


Scott Bain, Principal

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