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Welcome to another great year at Buffalo Ridge Elementary!

Main office: 303-387-5575    Fax:  303-387-5576    Attendance Line: 303-387-5577 
School hours:  9:00am-4:00pm    Kindergarten AM: 9:00am-12:00pm    Preschool AM: 8:45am-11:30am  Preschool PM: 1:00pm-3:45pm


Principal: John Veit

Assistant Principal:  Jen Murdock

Professional Learning Specialist:  Tawnya Houghton
School Secretary/Bookkeeper: Linae Schakel

Registrar:  Christy Smith

What's Happening at BRE

BRE Monthly Newsletters

Congratulations to those students selected as representatives from their classrooms for showing PRIDE this month! They enjoyed a wonderful lunch with Mrs. Wortmann and Mrs. Murdock. 

It has been a fantastic 2014-2015 school year at BRE!

BRE 2014-2015

Personally Owned Devices

As we strive to deliver a World-Class Education for our students, we believe that allowing students to use digital tools can open more learning opportunities in our classrooms.

That is why the District is allowing students to use Personally Owned Devices (P.O.D.s). The goal is to leverage these devices, so that students have access to learning applications and online information throughout the school day, not just when they are in a computer lab or when using school-owned devices. Any student, grades 3-5, who would like to bring a P.O.D to BRE must complete the online permission form and turn in the POD Waiver to their classroom teacher.  For more information, please view the presentation on P.O.D.s.

Express Check-In/Parent Portal

Parent Portal

Access schedules, grades, and student information.

End of year grades will be available after school on May 22.  Please print these out before June 30, as they will not be available starting July 1, 2015.

Express Check-In

 For issues/questions regarding student fees - Business Services at 720-433-1244

For technical issues with Express Check-In parent application or manger application  IT Support Center at 303-387-0001the Student Data and Information Service hotline at 303-387-0016.

Infinite Campus Mobile App

Use this app to track assignments, grades, and attendance of DCSD students.  It can by used by parents & students.  DCSD District IC code is QKKYJL. 

Mission Statement

The caring and dedicated Buffalo Ridge community collaboratively empowers innovative thinkers to meet the ever-changing challenges of a dynamic world through balance, problem-solving, and authentic learning. 

Vision Statement

A caring community working together to empower young minds. 

Recent Announcements

  • Summer Registration
    During summer break, the office will be closed from June 8th to August 3rd. To register your child during June - July, please contact Student Records (SDIS) at 303-387-0016. Please download and complete paperwork found under the registration tab to take to Student Records.
    Posted May 20, 2015, 2:03 PM by Monica Harmon
  • BRE Get Togethers for New Families and Kindergarten Families
    We invite all families new to BRE and incoming Kindergarten families to the following playdates this summer. Our hope is to provide an opportunity for you and your children to meet other new BRE families. Join us at the BRE playground for these events. Please note that the school will not be open so bathrooms will not be available. 

    Friday, June 5th @ 10:00am
    Monday, June 29th @ 10:00am
    Monday, July 27th  Family Potluck dinner @ 6:00pm
    Posted May 14, 2015, 3:51 PM by Monica Harmon
  • School Supply Kits for 2015-2016
    BRE will be offering school supply kits to purchase for the 2015-2016 school year. Skip the hassle of running around town to get everything on the list and order a complete kit containing exactly what your student needs to start the new school year. You can order your supplies by either returning the completed order form that came home with your child, with payment to BRE by May 15th, or order online by June 10th
    Posted Apr 28, 2015, 11:25 AM by Monica Harmon
  • Apple Awards
    Mrs. Meibos and Mrs. Gutierrez represented our school as finalists at the Apple Awards, and Mrs. Gutierrez was named Elementary Educator of the Year! What a wonderful accomplishment!

    Posted Feb 22, 2015, 9:40 AM by Monica Harmon
  • John Irwin Award for Excellent Academic Achievement
    Buffalo Ridge was awarded by the Colorado Department of Education the 2014 John Irwin Award for Excellent Academic Achievement. Congratulations to the students and staff for all their hard work to receive this distinguished award!
    Posted Dec 5, 2014, 1:57 PM by Monica Harmon
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Buffalo Ridge Character Pledge

I will treat everyone the way I want to be treated, No one should feel left out, unwanted or defeated. I will always be thoughtful, I will always be true. I will stand up for myself, and also for YOU!

Lunch Links

Bus Information

Changes for the new school year have been made. Please check the DCSD website for your students bus stop times and locations. Have your student(s) go to the closest bus stop to your home.

We are now sending exclusively via email information pertaining to all Bus Routes. Please be aware changes occur through out the school year. Check the DCSD website periodically for changes.

As a reminder, students should be at their bus stop five minutes before stop time. 

Kathleen Orndorff        Highlands Ranch, Castle Pines & Roxborough
303-387-6156              kporndorff@dcsdk12.org     

Please use the Express Check In link on your school's website to apply for your Zpass and pay any Transportation fees, including new cards and the optional annual pass . If you would like more information on Zpass please check the DCSD website . Please check your Bus Stop Information before applying for your Zpass or paying fees.

If your student has lost their Zpass please send an email to zpass@dcsdk12.org. There will be a $25 fee accessed to your students account for the new card.   

DCSD Early Childhood Education

The DCSD Early Childhood Department is happy to be joining  the wonderful community of Buffalo Ridge Elementary School. The teachers are looking forward to delivering a World Class Education to its youngest learners and, in doing so, matching the high standards of the rest of the school. The  preschool uses a balanced, child centered approach to build a solid social and educational foundation for each student. The curriculum is research based, developmentally appropriate and aligned to state standards. Exciting activities happen in a warm nurturing environment! For more information, please visit the district website at Early Childhood Education or call the preschool information line at 720-433-0025.

Fundraising Reminders

Don't forget to use your King Soopers Gift Cards. BRE receives 5% back on all purchases (groceries and gas) at all King Soopers or City Markets. If you don't have a card already, you can pick up a form at school under the BRE bulletin board.


Our first Box Tops challenges were a huge success in 2012-2013 raising over $2,000 for our school just from our BRE families collecting Box Tops from items they are already purchasing. We hope you will continue to collect more Box Tops for our next BRE Box Tops challenge!

Did you know you can link your Target Red Card VISA (not a debit card) back to BRE so our school can earn 1% back on all your purchases made through your card?  While 1% may not seem like much, dollars spent at Target can really add up over a year. The program is easy to sign up for so https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home to learn more!