Family Night Earth Day-Themed Get Together!


Recycled Art Sculptures with Found Objects | Mystery Box Challenge | Thursday, April 25th Gardner School will host an Earth Day-themed Family Night. Come out for dinner, door prizes and activities to support literacy.

To make it easier for the Walsenburg families, we will keep your children entertained at the school so they do not have to make the trip back and forth from Walsenburg. Join us at 5:00 for dinner and we will follow with literacy-based fun. We hope that you will join us! Plan on staying until 7:00.



The Gardner School Carnival is coming soon. Save your allowance to come to join the fun. Taco dinner will be served to begin at 5:00. Carnival games, the cake walk, and bingo will run from 5:30-7:30. A silent auction will be run until 7:30. Come support the Gardner School’s largest fundraiser of the year!

Shred Hate!


We are a Shred Hate school!

Dear Parents and Students, 

 We are very excited to announce that our school was selected to be part of over 130+ schools nationwide to participate in the Shred Hate program, which is a bullying prevention program created by ESPN and supported by X Games, Major League Baseball and No Bully. Our staff was recently trained in the No Bully System and we are currently implementing more efficient ways to respond to conflict and bullying at our school. Research studies show that teachers and staff trained in the No Bully System® succeed in stopping student bullying in at least 90% of cases. 

Your child will receive a Shred Hate sticker to remind them of the importance of Shredding Hate and Choosing Kindness. We encourage you to take a picture of your child and their sticker and upload it to #ShredHate. Please talk to your child about the importance of choosing kindness and ending conflict and bullying at our school. Together we can accomplish the Shred Hate mission envisioned by ESPN and Major League Baseball.  

For additional information on the Shred Hate program, please go to


Pam Levie, school principal

Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.

PTSA and Voices of the Past Readings

The PTSA will hold a monthly meeting at 5:15 on Wednesday, February 20. We are looking for new members and new ideas to make our school community even better. Please join us!

On February 20, at 6:00 PM the 7th and 8th graders will read the stories from interviewing some very interesting community members conducted earlier this month. Awards, sponsored by The Huerfano Journal, will be given to the winners following presentations. Please come join us for a special traditional event.

PTSA Report

The PTSA was held on 1-23. Following the meeting, the 5/6 graders presented interactive book reports. Discussions at the P.T.S.A. included giving incentives to students for positive bus behavior each Thursday. They will also conduct another t-shirt/sweatshirt sale so watch for flyers. The next P.T.S.A. meeting will be at 5:15 on February 20th. Hope to see you there.

Fun was had by all the week before break:

Santa (Volunteer Fire Dept. Joseph) came to visit all the children with gifts.

Student Council sponsored the Polar Express movie and prepared hot cocoa for all.5th and 6th grades prepared gifts for their new friends at the Veteran’s Nursing Home. Supplies came from The Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT).

More gifts for our students! Thanks for thinking of us Toys for Tots, Gardner Volunteer Department, and Petsmart. The kids collected non-perishables for area community members.