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Guffey is a place of learning and service that nurtures the light of the individual spirit by treasuring our countryside, the classroom, and the community, both local and global, in an atmosphere of safety, kindness, and joy.
Take a virtual tour of Guffey School, with musical accompaniment by local diva Lissa Hanner!
Messages from the Administrator
Guffey Community Charter School Hires New Teacher
I am pleased to announce that Jennifer Hartman of Florissant, Colorado has accepted a full time K-1 teaching position at Guffey Community Charter School. Ms. Hartman is a graduate of Colorado State University where she majored in Human Development and Family Studies with an elementary education endorsement. She has extensive expertise in elementary and outdoor experiential education after four years at Sanborn Western Camps, Colorado Outdoor Education Center, where she was Head Wrangler/Counselor/Teacher.
Having Jenny on staff will allow our school to offer full day kindergarten as well as adding an additional classroom teacher to our school's roster. “I am looking forward to working in a small, rural charter school located in the mountains that has a strong sense of community,” said Hartman. I think that you'd agree, that our little school fits that bill quite nicely. Please join me in welcoming Jenny to our school when she visits us on May 30th.
Guffey School Board Election Results
Chris Peterson, 77
Cathleen Van Egmond, 82
Linda Parrish, 87
Alexi Schechter, 21
West of the Peak, a book written and illustrated by Jack Cahill features a potpourri of historical fact, nostalgia, myth and legend of the Guffey, Colorado area. Copies are for sale at Rita's Place in Guffey or by contacting the Guffey Community Charter School. Price is $15, plus shipping. All proceeds to benefit the Guffey School.
Guffey School Offers Playgroup
Guffey Community Charter School will be hosting a Playgroup on Tuesdays, 1:30 PM to 4PM throughout the school year. The program is designed for children birth through the age of 5 and their parents or caregivers. Community member Kim McAlear will be the program's coordinator. Playgroup is free and is made possible by funds from the Resource Exchange. The program will be held in the school's preschool room.
Handmade Fire Starter Cups made by Guffey Community Charter School students as a fund raiser for school based projects. Great for starting fires in wood stoves, fireplaces and campfires. 40 cups for $10. Sold at the Guffey Library, Rita's Place and Guffey School. Hurry and purchase yours today because we sell out of them every year!
School supply donations are: pencils, cap erasers, pencil grips, crayons, markers (wide and thin tipped), colored pencils, Expo markers (wide and thin tipped), wide lined loose leaf paper, water color paints, glue bottles, glue sticks, scissors, Kleenex, healthy snacks - crackers, gold fish, graham crackers, pretzels, peanuts, raisins (no popcorn, please - we already have plenty).
AmeriGas SCHOOL DAYS program and Guffey School
If you’re an AmeriGas customer, please bring in your propane receipts or invoices to Guffey School. AmeriGas totals gallons on the receipts and pays $0.02 per gallon (up to a maximum of $2,000 per year)
School Days Program allows schools to earn up to several thousand dollars for any need including: books, computers and sports equipment. Schools collect propane receipts from local businesses and consumers who use AmeriGas propane. Then submit receipts to AmeriGas and earn money!
School Fundraiser! Support the school by purchasing a set of 14 colorful and different note cards, designed by students in the 1-4th grade. Get some for yourself, or give them as a gift. Order form.
Posted: May 20, 2013 4:42 pm
The Administrator's 2011/2012 Annual Report to the District and the Guffey community is now available.
We've added lots of new material on our Administration pages, including our governance policies, board meeting documents, and financial information.
in 2011, the Guffey Community Charter School Board wrote a new policy which created a Sustainability Fund with the primary purpose of ensuring steady school funding across years with lower than average enrollment. The Board is responsible for managing the fund and making any disbursements. The fund depends primarily on donations, and has already been generously endowed by several generous community members. The Board requests that anyone interested in adding to this fund contact Frank Ruvo for more information.
In 2007, Guffey School built an observatory and installed a pair of large telescopes. You can follow the new link in the navigation bar on the left to learn about this amazing resource.