Back to top

Welcome to Arapahoe Ridge Elementary

Arapahoe Ridge Elementary opened its doors in 1998, founded on professional development and collaboration to reflect and fine-tune instruction to help students of all levels. Today, our skillful and warm-hearted staff continues to meet weekly for professional development training along with constant conversation and collaboration within and across multiple grade levels.
Our entire school shares pride in our vision:  Arapahoe Ridge joyfully engages all learners to be critical thinkers who are empowered to reach their highest potential.

With this scope, we will collectively help your child succeed in a learning environment that is encouraging, safe, and engaging.  Our staff is dedicated to using best practices to help every student create a deeper love of learning while developing their emotional, social, and academic growth. We look forward to working closely with you throughout the school year so your child has an excellent experience in elementary school.


Did You Know
• On average, our highly trained staff members have taught for 10 years or more and 1/3 of our teachers have been at Arapahoe Ridge for more than ten years.  60% of our teachers hold Master’s Degrees.
• We have received multiple recognitions for our outstanding academic growth on State assessments. Most recently, we earned the Governor’s Award for Distinguished Improvement in 2016.
• More than 200 students participate in various after-school activities including drama club, choir, student leadership, peer mediators, art club, book club, and a school newspaper club.
• We have an active Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) which coordinates several school-wide community events, including a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad  and a Carnival. PTO also plays an active role in fundraising for our school.
• Our school hosts an annual Fun Fun and  Celebration of Learning  which showcases our students’ academic highlights and growth.
• According to a parent of two A.R.E. students, “We couldn’t be happier with Arapahoe Ridge, our local, public school.  It’s an established school with a great community and experienced, knowledgeable staff.  Our kids love going to school!”

At Arapahoe Ridge we believe in the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  We are humbled to be the “village” that shares an excitement for learning with your children.

Document(s)SizeUpload Date
PDF icon Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan.pdf330.83 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Asthma Action Plan.pdf132.59 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Boundary Map.pdf246.94 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Medical Authorization.pdf159.94 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon School Handbook.pdf717.29 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Seizure Action Plan.pdf68.83 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Self-Administer Epi Pen at School.pdf105.08 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Self-Administer Medication at School.pdf110.61 KB07/30/2018
PDF icon Supply List 2018-2019 (Final).pdf697.32 KB07/30/2018

Contact

Address13095 Pecos Street
Westminster, CO
Office Phone720-972-5740
Attendance720-972-5758
Fax Number720-972-5759
Office Hours7:00am - 3:00pm
School Hours7:30am - 2:30pm
Early Release
(Wednesday)
7:30am - 1:15pm

Upcoming Events

Donuts with Dad (A-L)

Donuts with Dad (A-L)

Date & Time: Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:00am to 7:30am

We would like to invite you to join us for a picnic style breakfast.  PTO will be serving donuts, coffee and juice in the gym for you to enjoy along with other ARE dads and their students.  Don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on!  We hope to see you there!

11/15/2018 - 7:00am
Nov 15

Kindergarten Turkey Programs

Kindergarten Turkey Programs

Date & Time: Fri, 11/16/2018 (All day)

Join your kindergarten student for their Thanksgiving Program.  Parents, please line up at your child's outside classroom door and teachers will open the door a few minutes before the program.

Mrs. Alimonos - 10:00 am

Mrs. Weber - 11:45 am

Mrs. Martin - 1:00 pm

11/16/2018 (All day)
Nov 16

Donuts with Dad (M-Z)

Donuts with Dad (M-Z)

Date & Time: Fri, 11/16/2018 - 7:00am to 7:30am

We would like to invite you to join us for a picnic style breakfast.  PTO will be serving donuts, coffee and juice in the gym for you to enjoy along with other ARE dads and their students.  Don’t forget to bring a blanket to sit on!  We hope to see you there!

11/16/2018 - 7:00am
Nov 16

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving Break

Date & Time: Mon, 11/19/2018 (All day) to Fri, 11/23/2018 (All day)

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our students and families!  We will see you on Monday, November 26th.

11/19/2018 (All day)
Nov 19

Holiday Shop

Holiday Shop

Date & Time: Mon, 12/03/2018 (All day) to Wed, 12/05/2018 (All day)

Students can visit the Holiday Shop to buy gifts for family and friends.  Watch for more information to come home in your child's Friday Folder on November 30th.  Check the schedule below to see which day your student's class will be going:

Monday, December 3rd - Bonifas, Fielding, Kelly, Hassell, Knudson, Haile, Glass

Tuesday, December 4th - Weber, Lardes, Herby, Haviland, Alimonos, Wagner (3rd grade), Lockwood, Brand, Young, Prinster

Wednesday, December 5th - Coronado, Staff, Wagner (2nd grade), Finnegan, Martin

12/03/2018 (All day)
Dec 3

Safe2Tell

iHelp

Meal Calendars

female student in lunch line holding plate of food