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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

The BRE Science Fair had 110 participants with 70 projects this year. Admin and teachers from RCHS and RHMS served as judges, along with students from the RCHS Science Fair Judging Club. The projects were outstanding! We congratulate all the students who participated, especially those listed below for winning at the Science Fair.
K-2nd Grade: 
3rd Place - Katherine S.
2nd Place - Mia L, Madison P. and Macy R.
1st Place - Martin B.

3rd Grade:
3rd Place - Kian O.
2nd Place - Jenna P.
1st Place - Finley S., Liam G., Kendall M. and Maxx M.

4th Grade:
3rd Place - Ava T.
2nd Place - Chase C.
1st Place - Landrey B.

5th Grade:
3rd Place - Sydney J.
2nd Place - Drew W.
1st Place - Emersen M.

Congratulations to the students who competed at the Regional Destination Imagination Tournament.  The Firebreathing Rubber Duckies - Keslie Geyer, Alex Kohl, Hannah Lomardi & Mark Schneiderman - took 2nd place in the "Improv Games" Challenge, Elementary level.  Ryan Carlson competed on the Middle School team with past BRE students in the Fine Arts Challenge. Ryan's team took 2nd place in their Challenge and won a special Renaissance Award. Congratulations to both teams and good luck at the State Tournament in April.

During the third quarter of this school year, all BRE students worked towards making connections from their classrooms to the building theme of “Inquiry Guides Problem Solving”.

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

  • Spring BRE Fundraiser and Charity Drive April 22-April 25
    Have old used clothing, jackets, blankets, shoes and backpacks that you aren't using? Just put these in bags and drop them off at BRE from Wednesday, April 22 - Saturday, April 25 for the BRE spring fundraiser. Sterling and Baxter picks these up, weighs them and then pays BREA for these items. Proceeds will go to BRE and to the Denver Child Advocacy Center.
    Posted Apr 22, 2015, 9:05 AM by Monica Harmon
  • BRE Science Fair
    Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the BRE Science Fair, the projects were amazing! We would like to thank our sponsors, especially ULA and BREA. We also appreciate RCHS and RHMS sending admin and judges over to view our scientists' work.

    Posted Apr 17, 2015, 5:59 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
  • 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
  • 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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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.

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.

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.