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Third grader Alexandra Miskie, 8, stands with her grandmother, Sandra Miskie, a 20-year cancer survivor, May 3, before an American Cancer Society Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School. Alexandria Miskie’s paternal grandmother died of breast and lung cancer. Sandra Miskie had also been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and given a two-week life expectancy. “If I didn’t fight 20 years ago,” she said, walking with her family during the relay, “I wouldn’t have been here to see my grandchildren.”

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Third grader Alexandra Miskie, 8, walks with her grandmother, Sandra Miskie, a 20-year cancer survivor, May 3, during an American Cancer Society Relay Recess at Stetson Elementary School. Alexandria Miskie’s paternal grandmother died of breast and lung cancer. Sandra Miskie had also been diagnosed with cancer, and given a two-week life expectancy. “If I didn’t fight 20 years ago,” she said, walking with her family during the relay, “I wouldn’t have been here to see my grandchildren.”

This fifth edition of Families, Schools, and Communities:  Building Partnerships for Educating Children provides teachers and teacher candidates with a comprehensive guide to establishing collaboration with parents and the larger community.  This text will help future teachers develop the understanding and tools they need to work with others to give children a better education.  The underlying message of this book...

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Second graders perform a patriotic song Nov. 14 at Evans International Elementary School in Falcon School District 49. The school's students, families and faculty had gathered for a tribute to Veterans Day, which included lively musical presentations, an Army soldier's re-enlistment oath and a soldier's message from Afghanistan to his seven-year-old daughter.

"You need to get involved and donate!" Stetson Elementary School fifth-grader Stephen Jannicola challenged the District 49 community to donate food during the Harvest of Love food drive. Jannicola and other Stetson Elementary School students took part in the 'Canstruction' event at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado in late October 2014 as a high performing school the previous year.

Sixth grader Omar Rivera, 11, seasons a hamburger Nov. 20 at Falcon Middle School in Falcon School District 49. Omar was participating in a grilling mini course, one of 45 classes offered Nov. 19-20 ahead of Thanksgiving break. The school's educators paused their regular curriculum to help sixth, seventh and eighth graders discover new interest areas and career possibilities. During registration Nov. 6, the students selected from a comprehensive list of one-day and two-day courses.

Fifth graders perform the “American Voices” musical Nov. 11 at Springs Ranch Elementary School in Falcon School DIstrict 49. The students highlighted U.S. history and military service by combining story and music.

Stetson Elementary School students collaborate with students from other area schools during the 'Canstruction' event at Care and Share Food Bank of Southern Colorado October 29. Recognized as a high performing school during the previous year, schools came together as part of the Harvest of Love food drive that continues through Thanksgiving.

Matt Meister, chief meteorologist of KRDO News Channel 13, highlights community philanthropy Jan. 9 at Falcon Virtual Academy in Falcon School District 49. Meister presented Care and Share's 2013 Giving Goblet to the academy for the greatest year-over-year increase in donations during the food bank's annual Harvest of Love. Falcon Virtual Academy donated 62 pounds of food in November 2012. From Nov. 1-22, its students and faculty harvested more than 4,000 pounds.