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Letter: Great kids, great teachers, old building

Spencer C. Hazleton
Glenwood Springs

If you want to change the future and make a difference in our lives, the first place to start is by voting for the bond. I’m a student at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. I know what it feels like to live in a 100-year old school. I believe that students need high-quality learning experiences, and that requires a good learning space.

There are some good things about going to Glenwood Springs Elementary School. First of all, we are an Expeditionary Learning school. That means going on all sorts of cool field trips, from the Denver Zoo to hiking Storm King to the Glenwood Fish Hatchery. Second of all, another part of EL is crew. Crew is when each class gets together on the carpet and greets each other and talks about their day. There are some great things happening at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. We need your support to build on what we have.

We have all these great kids and teachers, but not a great building. It is really hard to move from one building to another. We have three buildings and 500 kids who have to be on time for classes. Sometimes kids get stuck outside buildings and that’s not safe.

Don’t all these 500 kids deserve more than what they have?

The crews of GSES deserve a new school. Think of all the fantastic things we could do with a new school, such as having enough space to grow a garden and space to do crew games and no one will be stuck outside going between buildings. This is the time to vote.

Not just you. Tell your neighbor, tell your friends and remember that this is for kids. I’m a fourth-grader at GSES, and I know that we need a new school.

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