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After months of putting up with disruptions from construction activity and noise to crowded classrooms and limited availability of supplies, the students, staff and teachers of Cache La Poudre Elementary School are approaching normalcy. The teachers’ lounge and art room need some work, but first grade students are once again in their own classrooms, the fifth grade is back in a bigger space and the Spanish teacher is delighted to have her classroom back. She’s no longer a “travelling teacher” without a classroom of her own.
Recovering from the effects of flooding that devastated their school in September, the Cache La Poudre, kindergarten through grade five, were each presented with a special pirate scarf and taken on a school-wide tour to celebrate the completion of the school’s renovation.
Transformation occurred on Jan. 10, when students had a day off so that teachers and staff could return the hundreds of boxes that had been stored during re-construction.
“A few boxes were mislabeled and some went missing,” CLP secretary and health tech Patricia Rundquist said. “But generally the day went smoothly.”