Mountain View Preschool Classroom B



COVID guidelines may change as we enter another school year. Please know that we are doing our very best with the information and guidelines we are given and will work hard to keep your child safe and healthy. Feel free to email us with any concerns you may have so that we can work together to find a solution. Below is a link to the district website to refer to any changes in safety protocol.

Douglas County School District Home Page

Mountain View Preschool

8502 N Pinery Parkway

Parker, CO 80134


Classroom B Phone Number:

(303) 387- 8707

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Classroom B Staff:

Early Childhood Instructor (ECI):

Jennifer Powell

jpowell1@dcsdk12.org


Special Education Teacher:

Amber Karas

akaras@dcsdk12.org


Speech Language Pathologist:

Susan Gadeken

sgadeken1@dcsdk12.org


Occupational Therapist:

Kathy Mestdagh kathy.mestdagh@dcsdk12.org


Special Education Assistant:

Rose Howes

rhowes@dcsdk12.org


Educational Assistant:

Norma Scott

nscott@dcsdk12.org




Classroom A additional staff:


Early Childhood Instructor:

Karen Olsen

karen.olsen@dcsdk12.org


Special Education Assistant:

Wendy Ihly

wendy.ihly@dcsdk12.org


Classroom A Phone Number:

(303) 387 - 8721

Preschool Session Times:

AM: 9:05 - 11:50am

PM: 1:00 - 3:45pm

If you would like more information, here is the link to DCSD's Early Childhood website:

DCSD Preschool Website



Annika Barton

Early Childhood Coordinator

Child Find Coordinator

agbarton@dcsdk12.org

(303) 387 - 0803


Director of Personalized Learning,

Early Childhood Education DCSD

Lisa Graham, NBCT

lgraham@dcsdk12.org






Delay/Closure Information:

DCSD Closures





Preschool Student Calendar


Back To School 2021 - 2022

The first day of school is an exciting milestone in your child's life. Your child is embarking on a journey that will lead them on many roads of discovery and learning. As wonderful as this new experience may be, it can also be quite stressful for the young child. New situations can change, and at times, be unsettling for all of us. For many children this may be their first experience of separation from parents or caregivers at home. It is common for even the most outgoing child to be anxious on the first day of school.

We have provided a few suggestions for assisting your child during this time. Remember the preschool staff will be available to provide support and assistance; making your child's first school days happy days.

  • Prepare your child for the new school experience by explaining what to expect. Answer all questions directly and honestly.

  • Convey a positive attitude. Young children are aware of your feelings. Your enthusiasm will assure the child that school can be a fun and exciting place.

  • Establish a routine involving both the night before a school day as well as morning preparation. Rituals and routines will add predictability and are comforting in unfamiliar situations.

  • Clearly state to your child where you will be and when you will return. It may also be helpful to discuss what will happen when you are reunited.

  • Maintain a clear goodbye routine. All children are encouraged to come into the classroom independently, hang up belongings, wash their hands and start their routine with staff support.

NON DISCRIMINATION NOTICE: In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.


Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District’s Compliance Officer can be reached at 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.


Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.