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:  9:00-4:00    Kindergarten AM: 9:00-12:00    Preschool: 8:45-11:45


Principal: Sarah McAfee

Assistant Principal:  Jen Murdock

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

Registrar:  Christy Smith

Look at What's Happening at BRE

BRE Learning & Growing.mp4

BRE teachers and students are continuing to engage in the art of learning. Teachers at BRE develop their lessons with a question for students to have a learning target. Through the learning and activities within the class, students are able to demonstrate their learning and refer to the question to guide understanding that meet the intended World Class Outcome. 

PRIDE DAY 2014.m4v

In April BRE teachers and students participated in the first BRE PRIDE Day.  Each grade in the school helped in various ways to help make our school beautiful.  Students enjoyed giving back to their school so much that we have decided to make this an annual event!  Hear what PRIDE means to the students at BRE.

Best School Ever  (2013-2014) 

Mission Statement

To provide a quality education, through high academic standards, that allows each child to succeed in ways that reflect his or her aptitudes or interests.

Recent Announcements

  • Beginning of School Year 2014-2015

    Meet and Greet Day for the 2014-2015 school year will be on Monday, August 11th 

    A - M  9:30am - 11:30am

    N - Z  12:30pm - 2:30pm

    First full day of school - August 12th

    Express Check-in will open on Monday, July 21st.  Click here to use Express Check-in.

    Please complete your Express Check-in registration and pay school fees before August 11th. 

    Posted May 29, 2014, 3:00 PM by Monica Harmon
  • Kindergarten & New Family Get Togethers
    If you have a child who will be in kindergarten or new to Buffalo Ridge in 2014-15, we invite you to join us for any (or all) of the following get togethers this summer.  These are open to both new and returning families.  This is a good opportunity to get to know other families and for your child to meet some of his/her new classmates.  Dates are as follows:
    Monday, June 9 @ 6:00 p.m.
    Monday, June 23 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Monday, July 14 @ 10:00 a.m.
    Monday, July 28 @ 6:00 p.m. with a pot luck picnic
    Get togethers will take place on the Buffalo Ridge playground. Note that the school building will be closed, so we advise using the restroom at home before you come.  Questions?  Contact Katie Abner - katie_abner@yahoo.com, Kristen White - tnkwhite@comcast.net or Jennie Cartwright - jennielynncartwright@yahoo.com
    Posted May 12, 2014, 3:25 PM by Monica Harmon
  • New Family Registration
    New families can register for the 2014-2015 school year August 6th and August 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..  Please download and fill out the 2014-2015 registration packet under the Registration tab.  With your registration packet please bring copies of birth certificate, shot record, warranty/deed of trust or lease.  Office staff will be available during this time to register families who did not already register in May.  If you have further questions, please contact the District Hotline @ 303-387-0016.
    Posted May 13, 2014, 2:40 PM 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 will be open on July 21st. If you are having difficulty with Check-In, please contact the 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 new 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

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.

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.