Walsenburg Bus- Back in Business!

We would like to thank all of the Walsenburg families for your patience. We will have a bus transporting students to and from Walsenburg beginning Monday, November 5. The bus will leave the Peakview School at 6:55 and will be back at Peakview close to 4:25. Please be on time to drop off and pick up your children. Remind your children of responsible bus riding! 

Halloween Festivities: Wednesday

This Wednesday is Halloween at the Gardner School. Students need to bring their costumes (K-8) and will be able to wear them the last hour of the day. Parties will be held in individual classrooms. The preschoolers and kindergarteners will take a trip to gather pumpkins. Fifth and 6th graders will have a pumpkin decorating contest and other classes will have their own parties. We request that students do not wear overly-scary or gory costumes. If you would like to send treats, there are lots of fun healthy options online.

Parent-Teacher-Student Association Meeting

Please spread the word that the Gardner School will hold a Parent-Teacher-Student  Association (PTSA) meeting. Parents can make some great contributions, but the group needs parents! As a result of our first meeting, Brianna Chavez and Andrea Pacheco will be our co-presidents and Lydia Vialpando will be the treasurer. The first act of business is to host a shirt and sweatshirt fundraiser. Please join us for our next meeting will be arranged soon.

Celebration of Outstanding Staff and Students

Tonight, October 21, we honored some very special staff and students:

Adeline Swift in first grade was awarded for great work habits, classwork and for being a ray of sunshine!

Avery Mendez in third grade was awarded for always doing her very best work every day.

Giovanni Aldretti in sixth grade was honored for the vast improvement he has shown. He works hard and is responsible for his learning.

Carmen Hernandez in the 7th grade was awarded for living the Gardner social vision which reads, “The Gardner School community will be responsible, treat each other with respect, kindness, and honesty while having fun.” P.S. The vision was written by the 7/8th grades.

Christina Fogel the ESS teacher was awarded for the dedication and pride she takes in her job at the Gardner School.

Ricardo Gonzales was awarded for keeping the school tidy, safe and being an important part of the Gardner School community.

Annual One Room Schoolhouse Day


Gardner School’s One Room Schoolhouse Celebration will be on November 15th. Students are asked to dress in costumes from the 1900’s. The students are reassigned to classes of mixed grades to reflect a one-room school classroom. Each of the seven classrooms will have the same lesson plans to follow on the day of the celebration. To honor the Spring Fire event our theme of study for the day will be Wildfires: Their Impact and Onward to Renewal. We encourage Gardner School Families and all community members to join us for this very special event!

End of Quarter Parent-Teacher Conferences

On Thursday, October 18, the students will be excused at 3:00 and conferences will run from 3:00-7:00 PM. Each parent was sent home a conference appointment time. We appreciate that the majority were returned the next day. We have not heard from some of you. Please, return the appointment acceptance or phone the school to reschedule your time. Our goal is to visit with 100% of the Gardner School families. See you then!