Welcome to Crested Butte Elementary School

Dear Students, Families, Community Members and All who are interested in the Crested Butte Elementary School, Greetings and welcome to our school site!  I am Sally Hensley and have been principal here at CBES since 2013.  Our school is part of the Crested Butte Community School, a K-12 facility in the heart of Crested Butte serving over 800 students and their families.  We are a community school in the true sense of the term.  Our teachers, staff, students and families build strong relationships that often span the full 13 years between kindergarten and senior year.   The mission of CBES is to ensure all learners are successful, safe and resilient.  We do this by having a strong focus on academic progress, innovative learning experiences, and social-emotional development and wellbeing.  Please click here to see our Mission, Vision and Values document that we've collectively developed over the years.  We are committed to this mission and work together and in partnership with families, the district and the community to make this school the best it can be!   Be sure to explore this website and our Student Handbook to find out more about the unique programs and services we provide including after school enrichment activities, Wednesday Workshops, free tutoring for struggling readers, the Take Flight program for students with Dyslexia, Gifted Education, as well as the Ski for PE programs, Celebrate the Beat, Elementary STEM, and our amazingly supportive PTA. I'm always happy to meet with prospective families, interested educators, and anyone who wants to know more about our school.  You can reach me by calling the school or emailing me directly at [email protected]. Warmly,
Sally Hensley
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