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School Vision

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.

Guffey School

Guffey Community Charter School
1459 Main Street
Guffey, Colorado 80820

Tour the School

Take a virtual tour of Guffey School, with musical accompaniment by local diva Lissa Hanner!

Messages from the Administrator

Monday, April 14, 2014 Guffey School will be on a 2-hour delay due to the spring snow storm.

____________________________________________ Guffey School is seeking a full-time 6-8 grade teacher for the 2014/2015 school year. Please view our employment opportunities page for more information and an application.

Record-Breaking Fundraiser at Guffey School

The 5th annual Pie Palooza took place on February 13, 2014 at Guffey Community Charter School. This year's Pie Palooza broke every former record as over sixty-six pies were entered and more a hundred people showed up. Nearly $3700 was raised for the school, enabling the purchase of 20 acres behind the school, as well as $180 of the designated pie sales contributed to the 8th grade graduation. Cathleen VanEgmond's pie, Bunkhouse Stroganoff , went for $270 which broke the record for the highest auctioned pie.

Pies were entered in three categories: cream, fruit and other. This years winners included: 1st place – Rita Mick (Mile High Italian Pie), Sue Laupp (Banana Cream with Chocolate Ganache and Salted Caramel), and Norma Farmer (Pitter Patter Cherry Pie). 2nd place winners included: Jaylynn Estes, a 2nd grader (Hershey Chocolate Pie), Dave Northrup, (Two-Layer Key Lime) Dawn Carrica (A Little Bit of Maine on the Mountain) 3rd place winners were Carol Todd ( KaLua Ice Cream Pie), Dana Peters (Caramel Apple Cheese Cake), and Jolene Carrica (Amazing Strawberry Bliss) Norma Farmer was the overall Grand Champion winner with her Pitter Patter Cherry Pie. To everyone's agreement, eighth grader, Kade Foulk created the most unusual pie with his Hostess Twinkie pie.

Entertainment was provided by the Guffey Student Players who performed a classic melodrama called “A Question of Pie” written by Alexi Alfieri. This is the third in a series of melodrama plays featuring traditional heroines such as Sweetie Pie, a southern bell, the Pie sisters, Honey Pie, Lotta Pie and Besta Pie and of course we can't forget our favorite villains, Mincemeat, the boss and his sidekick, Crusty.

The Pie Palooza is open to all community members and Guffey Community Charter School invites you to grab a pie pan and start testing your own recipes so you can participate next year. For more information about the annual Pie Palooza or to make a donation to Guffey Community Charter School or the 8th grade graduation trip, please contact our school.

Guffey School is publishing a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from Guffey School students, their families, and community members. These cookbooks will be professionally published and contain special pages of interest, a table of content, an index, helpful cooking hints, and recipe category dividers. It is sure to be treasured for years to come.  We hope to publish the cookbook in June, 2014.

Anyone can contribute so please submit 3-5 of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in our school's cookbook.

To submit recipes online follow these simple steps:

1. Go to

2. Log in using the username GuffeySchool and password cheese650.

3. Select “Add Recipes” and follow the on-screen instructions.

If you have any questions or would like to contribute a handwritten recipe, please contact Dawn at 719-492-7537.

Thank you so much for your contribution to our school and community cookbook!

While supplies last. Fire Starter Cups. For sale at Guffey Library and our school. 50 cups for $10.

Guffey School's "Back to School Supplies"

If you'd like to donate supplies for the school, here is a list of things that are needed throughout the school year:

Healthy snacks to share like crackers, granola bars, cheese sticks, microwave popcorn are needed now and throughout the year #2 Pencils Glue sticks Kleenex & Napkins Dry-expo markers for white boards

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.

AmeriGas and MarGas SCHOOL DAYS program and Guffey School

If you’re an AmeriGas or MarGas customer, please bring in your propane receipts or invoices to Guffey School. AmeriGas and MarGas 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 or MarGas propane. Then submit receipts to to our school 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: April 13, 2014 6:46 pm

FlagGuffey School is seeking a full-time 6-8 grade teacher for the 2014/2015 school year. Please view our employment opportunities page for more information and an application.

FlagMrs. P-H's middle school classroom now has its own website! Everyone is welcome to visit and see what her kids are up to, and you students can submit your homework and other projects from home.

FlagThe Administrator's 2012/2013 Annual Report to the District and the Guffey community is now available.

FlagWe've added lots of new material on our Administration pages, including our governance policies, board meeting documents, and financial information.

Flagin 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.

Dipper logoIn 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.