From the Principal

Many children participate in community programs or camps during the day, while others have much less structure for their long summer days.

Regardless of the schedule, summer offers a wonderful opportunity for children to read and learn at a different pace. Keeping children’s minds engaged is crucial, as our reading, writing, and thinking muscles need exercise all year round!

Summer Learning and Engagement

Here are some ideas on how to make summer a great time for reading, writing, exploring, thinking, creating, and learning with your kids:

  • Explore new books together and create a summer reading list.
  • Encourage daily writing, whether it's keeping a journal or writing stories.
  • Visit local museums, parks, or historical sites to spark curiosity and learning.
  • Engage in creative projects like arts and crafts or building projects.
  • Continue reading for more tips and resources.

Send Us Your Postcards!

We would love for our GVA Dragons to practice writing by telling us, “Where in the World Are Our GVA Dragons?”

  • Encourage your children to send us postcards about their summer adventures!
  • Whether you are engaging in a “staycation” or traveling abroad, students can send postcards addressed to Mrs. Bush and mailed to:18451 Ponderosa Drive, Parker, CO 80134

All postcards will be displayed in the foyer outside of the front office. Some lucky writers will have their postcards featured in upcoming newsletters! Hurry and get writing today!

Wishing You an Amazing Summer!

We hope you all have an incredible summer of fun, learning, and adventure. We look forward to seeing you all soon!



Principal, GVA Douglas County