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School Mascot:    Bamboo the Panda
School Colors:     Green, Black and White
School Motto:     Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Fair Minded


Click here for the Ponderosa Student/Parent Handbook


School Meals

School Lunch Apple

  1.  To start, please call the school 679-9500 for your student's ID # or log onto your parent portal account for this information. 
  2.  Then log onto to deposit money in their lunch account.
  3.  Free or reduced lunches apply at or pick up a paper application at your school or the Nutrition Services office located at 2890 North Monroe Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538. 


  • Cost $1.50
  • 8:25 -8:48 am daily
  • Cost $2.75
  • K (all)                     12:10-12:40 pm
  • 1st                         12:10-12:40 pm
  • 2nd                         11:40-12:00 pm
  • 3rd                         12:45-1:05 pm
  • 4th                          11:45-12:05 pm
  • 5th                          12:50-1:10 pm

20 minute recess precedes and follows lunch daily (K, 1, 3 & 5 before)

For Menus, please click here.
Click here for an important letter regarding the food served in school


On Going Fund Raisers
Box tops    Soup labels             Bottle caps
The following are on-going fundraisers that help support technology, curriculum, classrooms and more at our school:

¨ Box tops

¨ Campbell’s Soup Labels

¨ Morning Fresh Bottle Caps





Please contact B.A.S.E. (Before and After School Enrichment) Camp to complete registration at 970-266-1734 or

B.A.S.E. Camp Hours

6:30 am - 8:33 am M, T, W, Th, F

3:50 pm - 6:00 pm M, T, W, Th, F          


School of Choice

The Thompson School District is a "school of choice" district which allows you to enroll your child in an out-of-area school. In-area school children are given first priority and if there is room remaining, the school may accept out-of-area students. More information is available on the Thompson School District website.

If you would like more information about Ponderosa Elementary and the enrollment process, please call our Secretary, Sheri Fender, at (970) 679-9500.


 Please note

Student Safety is VERY important at PES

Some Important Safety Notes


¨ Always ensure we have the most recent and accurate phone numbers to reach parents/guardians. Changes to your information/authorized transporters for your student should be made in person.

¨ Please be prepared to show photo ID to pick up your student(s) early from school/outside normal school hours.

¨ Please use the front doors only to enter the school, sign in and use a badge. This lets all staff know you’ve signed in the front office.

¨ Please do not park in the drop off lane.

¨ Please reserve the disabled parking slots for our guests that display the placards/plates.

¨ Encourage your student to dismount all wheeled items (bikes, roller blades, scooters) at the crosswalk to our school grounds.

¨ Please bring only prior approved animals onto school grounds.

¨ We go outside to play at 15 with wind chill. Please encourage children to dress appropriately.

¨ During warm months, shorts/skirts should be past downward extended finger tips. Shirts should have a strap at least 4 finger width (no spaghetti straps or tank tops).

¨ We have staff on duty prior to school beginning at 8:33 am. Students should not be on the playground prior to this time due to no supervision.



 Disabled parking

A reminder that the marked parking spaces are reserved for people with disabilities. The spaces are not to be used for picking up and dropping off. If you need to park, please use the parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation.


Odyssey of the Mind
Odyssey of the Mind--check back soon for more information

Lego Robotics
Lego Robotics for more information call Mrs. Davies at 679-9553 (not offered 2016-17).  Contact Mrs. Davies if you're interested in sponsoring the club.

Be Strong Be Fit Girls Running Club  
Be Strong Be Fit Girls Running Club for more information, call
Mrs. McFadden at 679-9523 or Mrs. Laugel at 679-9532

 School Bus
Click here for a Ponderosa bus schedule
Math Pacing Maps