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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 School students and staff, 2017/2018

2016/2017 Year in Review

Congratulations to Emily Clarke, our singular class of 2017, and to all our advancing students. View our graduation media presentation celebrating the past school year.

Messages from the Administrator

Guffey's Schoolhouse is to celebrate 100 years in 2018!!

Dear Guffey Community,

As many of you may have heard or read, Guffey School is going to be planning celebrations which will be starting some time next year. Our schoolhouse here in town was built in 1918 and will be turning 100 years old - we think this calls for celebrations of our history, our wonderful little school and this small but mighty community of Guffey.

As our planning continues, we are hoping to put together a Story Project, some field trips and a Tile Project. For our Story Project we are asking people to come forward with a story about the school or a piece of Guffey history that can be related to the school. Once we have some stories lined up we will be planning story-telling events at the school with pot luck suppers. We would also like to plan some field trips to coincide with some of your stories.

We will finish out our year of celebrations with a Tile Project. For this project we will be planning a community-wide/school event in which everyone who would like to come make a tile for a wall display will be welcome. This will be a chance to share your artistic skills and/or to honor someone who has given or continues to give to our school. We are still ironing out the details for this fun-filled, grand finale of sorts. We will be planning other activities to take place while the tile making is going on, such as movies on the lawn and a taffy-pulling party all while we make tiles, which will then be fired and eventually used to make a wall display at school.

I am very excited for all of these celebrations for so many reasons. To celebrate our history is to come together for the purpose of sharing a piece of ourselves and our history with our community members. This is a call out to the community, to come together, to celebrate the history of our unique school and our wonderful children who have graced its rooms. To find what we have in common and to place our focus there. And selfishly, being new to living in Guffey, I'm excited to learn more about the area and to be able to explore some of the areas in which we learn about through stories. We are so blessed to be surrounded by the beauty of these mountains, to have such a one-of-a-kind school and to be a part of such a strong, united community.

Warm Regards,

Martine Walker


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Fire Starters are for sale!!

The students along with our PTO have worked hard to get our first batches of Fire Starters complete.

You can buy a bag full (65 total) for $10 at the following locations: -Rolling Thunder Cloud Cafe -The Library -Guffey School -When buying firewood from Chuck Rinkor

All proceeds support Guffey School.

Let us help light your fire!!


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Mark your calendars!

12/12 - Santa's workshop at The Bakery. Guffey students will have a chance to "go shopping" for gifts, using the Santa Bucks they earn at school. Thank you to The Bakery Crew and Guffey Community for you time, dedication and donations of items for the kids to "buy".

12/13 - Decoration Making and Lighting up the town - Sponsored by The Freshwater - at 2:30pm the kids will begin projects of making holiday ornaments followed by a walk around the Guffey Square to hang lights and ornaments where they are welcome. Thank you to Betty, The Freshwater and Guffey Community for your time and donations of battery operated Christmas lights.

12/14 - Annual Winter Program. 2:30pm at Guffey School. Featuring traditional songs from TV and movies and fun skits performed by our talented students. Cookies and Cider will be served.

01/07/18 - Yoga at Guffey School! Beginning Sunday 1/7, Guffey School will be hosting yoga classes, taught by Bill O'Connell, every Sunday at 10am. Classes are 1 hour long and donation-based (any amount of donation is accepted and greatly appreciated by Bill). Bill is a certified yoga teacher and he welcomes all ages and levels to his class. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Enjoy a cup of tea and socializing after class if you'd like. For information contact Bill at lighttimejourneys@yahoo.com or 719-479-4013.
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Ways you can support Guffey Community Charter School

City Market/King Soopers

City Market Community Rewards returns money to the school every time you swipe your Value Card. Please see all the ways you can help raise funds.

Amazon

You can support Guffey Community Charter School by shopping on Smile.Amazon.com - 0.5% of your purchase can be donated to the school. If you don't currently have your Amazon account set up this way it is really easy to do! Instead of going to Amazon.com you will go to smile.amazon.com, log in, enter Guffey Community Charter School as the charitable organization you would like to donate to and then shop as you normally would and there is no extra cost to you. If you shop on Amazon through an app on your mobile device (tablet or cell phone) it is easy to replace your normal Amazon app with an Amazon Smile app.

MarGas/Amerigas Receipts

If you or someone you know gets their propane from Mar Gas/Americgas save your receipt and bring or mail it to school. Mar Gas donates a percentage of their propane sales to our school with a receipt of purchase.

Box Tops

When you purchase an item with a "Box Top for Education" label, please cut out the labels and bring or send to the school. Every little bit helps with the box tops!


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Pie Palooza!!!

The Pie Palooza tradition continues and we are so excited to see what happens this year. February 8th, 2018 will be Pie Palooza. For those of you unfamiliar with this fantastic event - GCCS Pie Palooza is a Pie making contest and auction. Pies can be made in the categories of Sweet, Cream, Savory and Other. Everyone entering a pie will make 2 pies: one for judging/auctioning and one for eating. The pies will be judged and the winner will receive our special Pie Palooza "trophy". Then the pies will be auctioned. This is our school's largest fundraiser and a popular and fun community event. Please contact Martine Walker to ask questions or pick up an entry form.

Posted: December 12, 2017 8:57 am

FlagAdministrator Pam Moore retired at the end of the 2016/2017 school year. We are pleased to welcome Martine Walker as the new Administrator (Board announcement and press release). And please check out Pam's Retirement Tribute Video!

FlagOur little school depends very much on the generosity of our community. There are many ways you can help out, from buying cool things, giving some time, or just keeping your propane receipts and box tops. Get the full scoop.

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 2016/2017 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.


Guffey Community Charter School
1459 Main Street
Guffey, Colorado 80820
719-689-2093