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Another Great Accomplishment for SPE

The Colorado Department of Education has awarded Strawberry Park Elementary with two awards for 2017 including the John Irwin Award and the Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award. We have now received the John Irwin Award for 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. These awards are a huge honor. Great work staff and students!

Cross Country Skiing Unit in PE

When:  Starting January 9th, 2018 (PLEASE LET IT SNOW)
Where:  During their PE class
What:  We will be x-country skiing in the month of January at the school
What your student needs:  Gloves/mittens, jacket,  snow pants, hat and socks
Please help your student have all of these items for skiing or they will not be able to participate. We provide the boots, poles, skis and smiles. 
Thank you for your support!
If you have any questions please feel free to email me, Allie Sabat, at

Happy Holidays!

The 4th grade choir visited Casey's Pond.

Positive Action Family Classes

Bring the entire family to learn how to be healthier, happier, and more successful in life.  Separate activities for children, adolescents, and parents, with a combined activity to conclude each session. Click here for more information.

SPE Adventures 2nd annual Toy Drive and Sale

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The SPE Adventure Club will be collecting gently used toys during the week of December 4 - 8.  Donation bins will be at the front of the school or you can bring your donation to Mrs. Draper, Mrs. Hobson, or Ms. Wither’s offices.  The toys will be available for purchase December 12, 13, 14 and 15th in the arcade before school. All toys will be priced between $1- $5.00.  Proceeds will go to *Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.  

Join in the fun by donating and purchasing toys just in time for the holidays!  

*For more info on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library visit

Proud Teachers of SPE

Eight staff members celebrated our nomination by attending the awards ceremony in Denver last week. 

Congratulations Mrs. Weeks!

Mrs. Weeks was nominated by her peers for Educational Leadership at SPE. She is inspiring other teachers and students everyday. 

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Strawberry Park Elementary School Celebrated as a Finalist for Excellence in STEM Education Award

(October 4, 2017) – Strawberry Park Elementary School was celebrated as a finalist for The Succeeds Prize for Transformational Impact in an Elementary School for Excellence in STEM Education at an awards ceremony on Tuesday. The Succeeds Prize, the state’s most prestigious awards and recognition event, honors the transformational impact of Colorado’s public schools and educators. Strawberry Park was awarded a $5,000 cash prize for being a finalist and teacher, Katie Weeks, received $1,000 for Educational Leadership.

“As a finalist for this award, Strawberry Park was recognized for the high-quality learning experiences it offers,” said Brad Meeks, Superintendent of Steamboat Springs School District. “As a school district, we strive to set the standard for education regionally, nationally, and globally. This prestigious recognition of Strawberry Parks’ approach to STEM education is helping us do just that.”  

The Succeeds Prize is a collaborative effort between 9NEWS and Colorado Succeeds, a non-partisan business coalition focused on education issues. The Succeeds Prize finalists were selected by a prestigious group of education, government, and business leaders.

“As a finalist for The Succeeds Prize, we became part of a community made up of the best STEM programs in the state,” said Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal, Tracy Stoddard. “We will continue growing and advancing our great STEM program by tapping into the wonderful expertise of our fellow Succeeds Prize finalists.”

As part of The Succeeds Prize, Strawberry Park’s successful STEM practices and techniques will be shared with educators statewide to positively impact Colorado’s nearly 900,000 public school students.

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