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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


Interim Principal: Nancy Wortmann

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 our 3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books team, along with the 5th grade Battle of the Books team for again winning this week's competition. The teams are headed to the Quarter Finals on Monday, March 2nd at 5:30 p.m. for the 3rd/4th grade team and Tuesday, March 3rd at 5:30 p.m. for the 5th grade team.  Both battles will take place at the Castle Rock Library. We are so proud of these students!

A terrific group of students participated in this year's Spelling Bee at BRE.  Ashton K. was the winner and will participate in the Douglas County Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. at Castle Rock Middle School.  Josh R. was the runner-up.  A big thank you to Mrs. Sedersten and Mrs. Wedge for leading this fine group of students.

During the second quarter of this school year, all BRE students worked towards making connections from their classrooms to the building theme of “Openness to Collaboration Cultivates Creativity.”

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It has been a fantastic beginning to the 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.

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

  • Buffalo Ridge Principal Search
    We are currently gathering input that will help us to select the next principal for Buffalo Ridge.  Please use the following link to share your feedback with the interview team http://tinyurl.com/breprincipal 
    This survey will remain active until March 2, 2015.  Thank you!

    Posted Feb 24, 2015, 2:34 PM 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
  • Jump Rope for Heart
    BRE students participated in Jump Rope For Heart on February 12th during specials time and raised just over $12,000 for the American Heart Association of Colorado. Thanks to our wonderful community for your generous donations.
    Posted Feb 20, 2015, 10:07 AM by Monica Harmon
  • Microsoft Office 365 Free
    Microsoft Office 365 is available for free for staff, students and their families of DCSD for up to five personal devices.  Additional information about this program can be found at https://www.dcsdk12.org/office-365-free-to-all-students.
    Posted Feb 6, 2015, 2:25 PM by Monica Harmon
  • Evening With The Arts
    We hope you have marked your calendars for Thursday, February 26th for a fantastic evening at BRE - Evening With The Arts.  The BREA and the Buffalo Ridge community has dedicated this night to our amazing art teacher, Nancy MacIntosh, and her family.  This night will be a celebration as we offer our support to Mrs. MacIntosh, her family and her incredible son Kyle.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the MacIntosh family. Thank you to so many of you who have already signed up to donate auction items for the amazing baskets our EWTA Committee is putting together.  It isn't too late to sign up and help out; check out the sign up links on the BREAWETA Page on the BREA website.  The BREA thanks you for your support and generosity to this special night.  
    Posted Feb 20, 2015, 10:06 AM by Monica Harmon
  • Kindergarten Registration from 2015-2016
    For the 2015 -2016 Kindergarten registration,  please download the 2015-16 Kindergarten packet (under the registration tab) and complete all forms to bring with you to registration.  Also, bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, shot records, a copy of your warranty deed, tax notice and purchase contract or lease for your proof of residency even if you have an existing student.  Your child must be 5 years old by October 1, 2015 to enroll.  
    Posted Jan 12, 2015, 9:02 AM by Monica Harmon
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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!

Express Check-In/Parent Portal

Express Check-In

Express Check-In for the 2014-2015 school year is open. If you are having difficulty with Check-In, please use the following numbers.  

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.

Parent Portal

Access schedules, grades, and student information.

New Infinite Campus Mobile App

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

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.