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Arkansas Elementary School
17301 E. Arkansas Ave.
Aurora, CO 80017 [map]

Lori Petersen
- Principal
Shelly Lane
- Secretary

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Inspired by the short film, ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ the Cardboard Challenge was an event presented by the Imagination Foundation and Tiffany Tupps that celebrates child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. This October, kids of all ages were invited to build anything they can dream up using cardboard, recycled materials and imagination. Then on Thursday, October 6th, 2016, teachers, parents and communities all came together and played!  Check out pictures of what our kindergarten through 5th grade student at Arkansas Elementary created!

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Together, We Are Arkansas!



Barnes and Noble                                  April 20th              4pm -7pm

Super Hero Run                                     April  21                 8 am - Hinkley High School

Art Show                                                April 25th               5pm- 7pm

Field Day and Color Run                        May 11th               8 am



Join us at Barnes and Noble on April 20th from 4pm - 7 pm for losts of fun activites!


Fabulous Wildcats! As you know, we are hosting our first color run on May 11th at 8 am.  Here are some highlights you should know. The registration fee to run is $35. For every registration fee, Arkansas keeps $22.50. If we have just 150 participants we make $3,375!!!  This is open to all students, staff, parents, and anyone that wants to participate. If they don’t pay, they don’t run.  If students collect donations (not online) they can use that money for their registration fee.  If students register online it will ask for their $35 at that time. If they want to collect pledges to cover their registration they will not register online but via a paper registration.

Please show this quick video to your students to get them excited.

Thank you for supporting our Color Run!


Aurora Public schools willbe hosing it 4th annual SUPERHERO 5 k run. Join us on April 21st 8am - noon for a runtacular good time.  The event will be held a Hinkley High School.  Hope to see you all there!

Click here for your flyer


Its time for the Art Show!  This year the art ashow will be April 20th, from 5 pm to 7pm at Arkansas Elementary School.  Come see all your students art work on display.


CMAS is here parents! All week 5th grade will be taking the CMAS Science test.  We have some wacky remixes to some songs for the students to get them excited for CMAS. We'll play the songs each day prior to closing with ROAR expectations during morning announcements.



Arkansas Elementary Yearbooks are....$15 until Monday, May 7, 2018 then the Price goes up to $25. Simply return the orderform envelope with the correct remittance.  Make sure tou use only one Envelope for each child. You can download the order form here  Yearbook Order Form

Los Anuarios de Arkansas son ... $ 15 Hasta el lunes, mayo de 2018, el precio sube a $ 25. Simplemente devuelva el sobre del formulario de pedido con la remesa correcta. Asegúrese de usar solo un sobre para cada niño. Puede descargar el formulario de pedido aquí Yearbook Order Form





Prepare Your Students for State Testing

Many of our students will participate in state testing this spring. Participation is important because results help students, parents and teachers understand whether students have mastered the content they need to know by the end of the school year to be on track for college and career success. Please help your students prepare to do their very best on these upcoming assessments.

To view the testing letter and related information, please visit

Prepare a sus hijos para las pruebas estatales

Muchos de nuestros estudiantes participarán en las pruebas estatales durante esta primavera. La participación es importante porque los resultados ayudan a los estudiantes, padres de familia y maestros, a comprender si los estudiantes han dominado los contenidos que deben saber para el final del año escolar, para así estar preparados para el camino a la universidad y una carrera.  Por favor ayuden a sus hijos a prepararse y que tengan su mejor desempeño en las pruebas que vienen.  

Para leer la carta sobre las evaluaciones estatales, y toda la información relacionada, acuda al sitio:

If you need assistance posting this message to your sites, please contact APS Web Manager Rich Blegen at

The goal is to inform parents and guardians of the dates that these tests will be offered, as well as participation guidelines and tips on how to help their students prepare.

The letter, assessment calendar and FAQ address the following assessments:

  • PSAT
  • SAT

The testing window for the first set of exams (WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Summative Assessment) began on Jan. 8, with the other assessment windows beginning in March and April.

If you would like to download or print the letter and testing information, please visit The information is available in our top languages.

In addition, we are sending an automated call to parents letting them know that an important packet is being sent home with students. This call will be sent out to parents on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.

Let's give a big



Katie Hartenbach                            4/4

Michele Walker                               4/7

Dirk Stanaway                                4/11

Tom Snyder                                    4/23

Taylor Bladow                                4/25

       Johnnie Lacey                                4/30        

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Together, We are Arkansas:  An inclusive community where every learner achieves.


Role Model, Ownership, Attitude, Respectful* R.O.A.R.*

Office Hours: 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.                         

School Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. 

Morning 7:45-10:30
Afternoon 11:30-2:15

School Calendar | District Calendar | 2015-2016 Bus Schedules | School Supplies List

Si desea leer esta información en otro idioma, por favor haga clic en  a parte superior derecha de esta página y seleccione la bandera del país.  Espere unos momentos y la traducción será automática.  Considere que habrá  errores en la traducción, pero el contenido será bastante aproximado a la traducción correcta.

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CSHT members and 5th Gear students.

We thank you for the water bottles and shirts!!



Arkansas Elementary Raises School Spirit

Wildcat cheerleaders ROAR!!!!  Wildcat Cheerleaders

Comcast Internet Essentials Program

Attention Families who participate in the National School Lunch Program for free or reduced lunch: 

Bringing the Internet to your home is easy and affordable

Now you can connect to the Internet at home - for school, work, communicating with others and so much more.

How to Qualify

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:

  1. Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  2. Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program
  3. Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  4. Does not have outstanding Comcast debt that is under one year old


How to Apply

  1. Apply online or call 1-855-8-INTERNET(1-855-846-8376) to request an application.
  2. You can complete your application online, or we will mail or email you an application. Complete and return it, along with supporting eligibility documents, such as proof of enrollment in NSLP from your child's school.
  3. We will notify you by mail about the status of your application after 7-10 days and send you everything you need to get set up.


How to Get Connected

Once you are approved, we'll mail you a welcome package with everything you need to set up your Internet service and receive our free Internet training. If you choose to purchase a low-cost computer, your welcome package will provide details.

Purchase an affordable computer for your family

As an Internet Essentials customer, you have the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for the reduced price of just $149.99 + tax.

Choose from a family-oriented desktop or mobile-friendly laptop. Both options include Microsoft® Office, a 90-day limited warranty and all the hardware needed to connect to the Internet right out of the box - so you and your family can enjoy the benefits of having the Internet at home.

This exclusive offer is available to Internet Essentials customers only.

To Apply, go to:

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District Notices
Upcoming Events
  • May 4, 2018
    • Professional Release Day - 1/2 Day for Students

  • May 23, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
    • Last Day of 4th Quarter & 2nd Semester

    • Last Day of School for Grades K-12

Gifted & Talented
Aurora Public Schools offers a wide range of services for all identified gifted and talented and high potential students. For more information, visit the AGATE Website.