Principal's Message

Principal Dr. Frazier

En Español

Celebrations & Info: 

Come and hear Dr. Regina Lewis at CILA this Friday!
Dr. Lewis is the faculty lead of Global Learning in High Impact Practices at Pikes Peak Community College. She is also an author, and a highly requested international presenter and facilitator on topics of cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship. Everyone is invited to hear Dr. Lewis speak with our
students during our Black History Assembly this Friday, February 14th at 8:10 a.m. in the auditorium. February 14th is an early release day. 
Calendar Changes:
Our calendar has had 3 cultural events listed on February 21st, March 20th, and April 17th. The CILA staff would like to combine the content of those events into one incredible show, CILA’s first annual: 

International Cultural Show! ~We Are the World~

Wednesday, March 4th at 1:00 p.m.
Students from each language village will be preparing to share their language and culture just as in past years, but will be performing during one amazing show!

Students will also be able to participate in meaningful events on the early release days (scheduled to provide time for teacher PD in the afternoons):

February 21st: CILA’s Got Talent- Talent Show requested by students!
March 20th: Read Across America Day with Literary Figure Parade
April 17th: STEM Family Event

Snow Days

We are having discussions with the Charter School Institute about how to ensure enough contact hours for our
students now that we have had 6 snow days. Our situation is more complicated than most because of many grade levels and two programs with different requirements. We will keep you posted on next steps.
Even though our buses have been plugged in each night, we have had trouble with them starting in extremely cold weather. We are looking for other solutions and appreciate your patience.
Upcoming Events: 
February is Black History Month! Stories will be shared throughout the month during Morning Assembly and we will also have special assembly this Friday, February 14th featuring Dr. Regina Lewis at 8:10 a.m. in the auditorium.
• This month is also the Kids Heart Challenge! Watch for information to come home with students from Mr. Riis.
MAP testing will be finished this week. Please have students to school on time, ready to show what they know!
Tuesday, February 11th: CILA Information Meeting for prospective parents and students from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 11th: Class Picture Day/Kinder Graduation Picture Day
Tuesday, February 11th: CILA’s Got Talent Tryouts from 3:30- 5:00 p.m.-Acts will need to be 3 minutes or less and school appropriate
Thursday, February 13th: Parent Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00 p.m.-Teachers will contact parents involved.
Friday, February 14th: Black History Assembly-Early Release- 12:00 p.m.
• Monday, February 17th: President's Day - No school!
Tuesday, February 18th: Board Meeting-5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 21st: CILA Talent Show in the morning, specific times determined after tryouts-Early Release-12:00 p.m.
Monday, February 24th: Respectful Awards 
Monday, March 2nd: School Accountability Meeting
Wednesday, March 4th: International Cultural Show at 1:00 p.m.

Congratulations, Math Masters! Week 3 - Spanish Pilot Program:

Kinder: Garik, Aaliyah, Claris, Jude, Zayre, Brinley
1st grade: Jude, Clara, Alez, Derek, Alex
2nd Grade: Marcelo, Ethan, Ava, Zoie, Jose, Neicy, Jazmin, Clementine, Clayton, Tate, Declan, Elijah,
3rd Grade: Meela, Sophia, Trachelle, Zoe April, Elienid, Brody, Cecilia, Alan, Max, Izabella 
4th Grade: Abriella, Gabriel, John 
5th Grade: Aaralyn, Daniel, Melissa, Jariat, Carlos, Iyanna
For more information about the Math Masters Program and how you can help your student master math facts, please contact Martha Salazar at

Other Information:

Kids Heart Challenge!

This month in PE, CILA students will be participating in an exciting WARRIOR CHALLENGE presentation featuring our Heart Hero friends to teach us how to keep our hearts healthy! We will be sending home information with your student.



Forgot to pay your $30.00 Materials Fee?

We are missing some payments and would prefer to save parents from a reminder call. The materials fee is $30.00 for the first student and $15.00 for each additional sibling. Please pay online at:
Please copy the link above and paste it into your browser. Thanks!

Uniform Reminder:

Most CILA students are doing a great job keeping the uniform policy-thanks, parents! 
A few reminders-inside jackets or sweaters must be uniform colors.

No Hoodies

Only Tennis Shoes unless there is snow and then only snow boots, not dress boots.

The B.E.A.R.S. theme for January

Respectful Quote:

“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.”
- Henri Amiel
CILA CONTACT INFORMATION: | CILA phone: 719-645-8063 | CILA phone: 719-645-8063
February 3rd, 2020