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Fireside Elementary School

 

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Christa Keppler

 

 

Address: 845 W. Dahlia St.

City: Louisville

State: CO

Zip: 80027

Office Phone: 720-561-7900

Fax: 720-561-7901

Attendance Phone: 720-561-7902

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Daily Schedule:

​​School Hours: ​8:00am - 2:30pm

Office Hours: 7:30am - 3:30pm

*Elementary Specials ABC Rotation Schedule



About Our School:

​Fireside is a neighborhood school serving the Louisville community. Our school is characterized by strong academic programs, coupled with a philosophy that encourages respect and celebrates the development of the whole child. With a rich multicultural population, Fireside serves families speaking 15 different languages. Points of pride include our talented and gifted program, English language development instruction, special education support and very strong music, physical education and art programs. Fireside has an experienced staff that welcomes our dedicated parent volunteers. As a result, we provide a first-class learning experience. This school also offers free and tuition preschool classes that have a focus on both academic and developmental learning standards.



Program Characteristics:
​​Fireside is a neighborhood school nestled in Louisville and home to 475 students. We enjoy an excellent reputation as a school with high academic expectations and one that holds as a core value the importance of developing the whole child. The Boulder Valley School District curriculum serves as our guide and provides students with a solid foundation from which to build for the future. We believe in challenging all students to do their best while acknowledging the unique needs of every child. We meet the needs of students through extension activities as well as through special programming efforts designed and implemented by teachers. We believe in the importance of well-rounded students and plan accordingly to meet the developmental, social, emotional and physical needs in addition to the child’s cognitive needs.

With a rich multicultural population, we have families that speak more than 17 different languages at our school.
One of our strengths is the partnership we have with parents, the university, and community and business organizations. As a result, we are able to provide a learning experience that reaches beyond the bounds of the school. In this way, students can more readily understand and navigate the world around them.

Special Programs and Opportunities
In addition to the curricular offerings described above, we offer many other programming options for students. The following list illuminates just a few of the many programs offered at Fireside:


  • Art Club
  • Fifth-grade music program
  • Fire Choir
  • Fun Run
  • Garden to Table Project
  • Hand Bell Choir
  • Instrumental Music
  • Intramurals
  • Junior Great Books
  • Mileage Club
  • School Recycling/Composting Program
  • Science Fair
  • Student Council
  • Student Newspaper
  • Track-and-Field Days


Principals Message:

It is my honor as the principal to welcome all of you to Fireside Elementary, an exceptional place to learn, grow and discover!


As Henry Ford once stated, "Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is success.” As a “Fireside Family” we believe strong relationships are fundamental to supporting the growth and development of every child. This includes partnering with teachers, administration, parents and our community in order to provide the best educational experience for our students. Parent and community participation in our school is encouraged and valued.  


Our mission at Fireside is "To celebrate and challenge the unique potential in every child, value, honor and utilize individual differences, and to create an environment that promotes a community of learners and nurtures the natural curiosity and wonder within each of us."


At Fireside we celebrate the diversity of our student population representative of approximately 17 different nationalities and enrolling 500 students from preschool-grade 5.  We also value the talent and expertise of our highly qualified staff. With nationally certified board teachers, several with Masters and ESL Endorsements - there is a high standard for ongoing growth and development at Fireside in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.


Some of the practices utilized on a consistent basis at Fireside include a commitment to rigorous academic programming, authentic/hands-on learning experiences, innovative and adaptive instructional approaches, and attention to student’s social, emotional and physical well-being. Our aim is to equip every child with lifelong skills, habits for learning, and a solid character foundation based on respect.


I invite you to come visit. Should you have questions please email me at christa.keppler@bvsd.org or schedule an appointment to visit Fireside with Michele Giggey, the Principal’s Assistant at michele.giggey@bvsd.org.


Your partner in learning,

Christa Keppler, Principal​




Points of Pride:


Mission statement:

​Our mission for Fireside is to celebrate and challenge the unique potential in every child, value, honor and utilize individual differences, and to create an environment that promotes a community of learners and nurtures the natural curiosity and wonder within each of us.​



Vision statement:

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Academic Goals:


Student/Teacher Ratio: 16.2/1

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Equity Goal:  

Enrollment FTE: 458

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Student Fees: Rev Trak

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School Code: FIE