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  •  An eye doctor giving an exam to a young student wearing a Bradford shirt

    HUNDREDS OF D60 CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM EYE LOVE CARE’S GENEROSITY

    In addition to two storefronts, Eye Love Care operates a Mobile Optometry Unit, through which those in underserved areas of the state can receive eye exams and if needed, eyeglasses. For those unable to pay, the services are provided at no cost.

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  •  Two girls stand infront of a Dr Seuss book that's nearly as tall as they are

    READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT DISTRICT

    As the entire month of March is dedicated to reading, the National Education Association aims to encourage reading and educate people about its benefits, especially among children and young adults.

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  •  A Bradford student carrying books to the checkout

    BRADFORD BOOK FAIR LIFTS THE EAGLETS

    For the seventh straight year, the Scripps Howard Fund has distributed more than 500,000 new books to children in need as part of its annual “If You Give a Child a Book …” campaign.

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  •  A young Bradford student squeezes a lemon into a silver pot

    BRADFORD FAMILIES ENJOY PREPARING, EATING DELICIOUS DISHES

    In partnership with Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado, Cooking Matters is a program dedicated to ending hunger and poverty by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable choices while supplying families with the goods and knowledge to cook nutritious meals.

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  • Young students performing in the Nutcracker

    EXPLORE THE WORLD OF DANCE THROUGH AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

    For qualifying youngsters ages 8 through 10, it’s a chance to experience and explore the art of dance with a professional staff at no charge.

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  •  Two young students hold up their engineering project

    YOUNG ENGINEERS IN THE MAKING FLEX THEIR CREATIVE METTLE

    Faced with such dilemmas as protecting a hard-working park ranger in the face of an avalanche and trapping a poisonous toad before it can decimate the animal kingdom, summer school scholars from Park View, Bradford and Baca put their engineering hats on and rose to the occasion.

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  •  Student artwork of a cobra snake

    TOP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARTISTS RECOGNIZED

    The call for submissions for the 2023 Elementary Art Show drew an impressive 175 entries, with 11 earning Best of Show designation. Nearly 200 patrons attended the opening reception at the Rawlings Library. The "king" of this year's show, "King Kobra" by Elijah Vigil-Camacho of Beulah Heights, earned the Superintendent's Award.

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  •  Confetti falls as a large group of Bradford students celebrate in the gym

    IT'S RAINING BOOKS AT BRADFORD!

    This month, the Scripps Howard Fund celebrated the giveaway of the One Millionth Book through its “If You Give a Child a Book…” campaign. To celebrate this milestone, first through fifth graders at Bradford Elementary, along with their teachers, received a free copy of the highly awaited and recently released “Dog Man: Twenty Thousand Fleas Under the Sea,” by Dav Pilkey.

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  •  Rotarian Matt Albright holds a green and white dictionary

    ROTARIANS AGAIN DELIVER ON DICTIONARY PROMISE

    For nearly two decades, members of Pueblo Rotary #43 have contributed to the educational process by purchasing and delivering full color hard-bound Scholastic Children’s Dictionaries to every third grader in Pueblo County.

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  •  A classroom of young students set on the floor while paying attention to the guest reader

    DISTRICT SCHOLARS PARTICIPATE IN READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY

    Throughout the District this week, dignitaries including Mayor Nick Gradisar, firefighters and police officers, business owners, collegiate athletes and coaches, high school student leaders, Pueblo Bulls, and other community notables took a moment out of their busy schedules to read a book with our scholars while stressing the importance of literacy and the joy that comes with reading.

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  •  A young student in a blue shirt smiles as he sets at his preschool desk

    UNIVERSAL PRESCHOOL OPENS DOORS FOR MORE FAMILIES

    Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the state-funded Universal Preschool Colorado program offers every 4-year-old child the opportunity to attend a half-day (up to 15 hours) of preschool. In the year before they are eligible for kindergarten, children with certain qualifying factors are eligible for an additional 15 hours on top of the half-day programming, making for a full day of preschool.

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  •  NAACP  President Roxanna Mack and Vice President Helen Wiley  present Principal Dehn with a check

    PUEBLO NAACP BRANCH 4005 DONATES $1,000 TO SCHOOLS

    For the fifth year, members of the Pueblo NAACP Branch 4005 remembered the scholars and staff of Beulah Heights, Park View, Columbian and Bradford elementary schools with a $250 donation to be used as needed.

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  •  A young kindergaten student smiles as he sets behind his desk at school

    KINDERGARTEN OFFERS THE SOLID FOUNDATION

    It’s been said that Kindergartners are like an inquisitive sponge, soaking up all the beneficial knowledge and skill sets placed before them.

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  •  Lucas Cservenak and Moses Durgal stand with their award winning project

    20th ANNUAL STEM FAIRS RESULTS

    Presented by District 60, Bechtel Pueblo Team, Colorado State University Pueblo, and TRANE, the 2022 Southern Colorado Regional and Pueblo D60 Elementary STEM Fairs were staged Tuesday at Central High School.

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  •  A young boy holds a red bucket full of presents for his family that he purchased at the gift shop

    THE SEASON TO THINK ABOUT OTHERS

    A holiday tradition at many of our elementary schools are in-school “gift shops,” which provide scholars with the opportunity to obtain items at low – or in some cases no cost – in order to make Christmas brighter for those on their gift lists. Without fail, each and every little one who made his or her way through the gift shops did so with others on their mind. From parents to siblings to classmates to pets, funds were exclusively earmarked for those close to the little shoppers’ hearts.

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  •   Morton Elementary students eagerly await their turn to receive a gift from the Pueblo Police

    OPERATION BLUE SANTA IS UNDERWAY

    For the third year, Operation Blue Santa will see every elementary school student in the District receive an age-appropriate gift. An application for the cache of toys, submitted by Freddie Gallegos – the longtime director of the Pueblo Toys for Tots – was met with approval, enabling this heart-warming collaboration to once again enrich the lives of thousands of hard-working youngsters throughout the District.

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  •  Jonathan Dehn and Roxanna Mack hold a box of school supplies donated from the NAACP

    NAACP PUEBLO CHAPTER BUILDS UP THE DISTRICT’S FOUNDATION

    Roxanna Mack, president of the chapter, and Helen Wylie, vice president, spent most of Thursday dropping off boxes of Kindergarten-age supplies to Columbian, Minnequa, Bessemer Academy, Beulah Heights, Bradford and Park View.

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  •  Michelle Macias Padilla

    MEET YOUR PRINCIPAL: MICHELLE MACIAS PADILLA READY TO LEAD THE BRADFORD FAMILY

    As Bradford’s leader, Principal Macias Padilla said it’s her goal “to build on what’s already been established so far. We are all about providing for our students intellectually and social-emotionally, with a sense of stability. We take a look at the whole individual child and doing what’s best for them.

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  •  Principal Sandy Alvarez

    A Love of Children has Defined Sandy Alvarez's Careers

    Whether her own or those in the classroom, children have been Sandy Alvarez’s life. And after a 30-year career in education, the last 15 as Principal of Bradford Elementary School, Mrs. Alvarez is moving on to the next phase of that life: one that will, not surprisingly, reflect her love of instructing.

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  •  Carlile students pose for a picture on Dr. Seuss's Birthday

    A Birthday is a Great Day, and a Great Way, to Say, 'Hey! Books are A-OK'

    Across the district, Read Across America Week, which annually coincides with the birthday of Theodor “Dr. Suess” Geisel, saw D60 students revel in the wealth of activities and specially themed days designed to add a fun component to the pro-literacy campaign. As is tradition, a number of district and community notables, from Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso to Sheriff Kirk Taylor to Mayor Nick Gradisar, donned the famous “Cat in the Hat” headware and read their favorite Dr. Seuss book.

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