• Kandi Smith Ponderosa Elementary

    Principal: Kandi Smith
    4550 Florence Dr.
    Loveland, CO 80538
    Phone: 970 679-9500 

    School of Global Focus

    View our Global Brochure here

    Vision: Go Global: Investigate the World ~ Recognize Perspectives ~ Communicate Ideas ~ Take Action

    PBiS Slogan: Panda Pledge: As Pandas, we show Integrity by being Respectful, Responsible, and Fair-Minded.  We Strive to Persevere.

    Colors: Black, white and green

    Mascot: Bamboo, The Panda

    Offering Full-Time Kindergarten/Base Camp Before & After School Enrichment

    Describe: We have a positive, warm culture with a great, experienced staff where we listen to our parent community and work together to support student learning. We have high expectations academically and socially. We focus on standards-based curricula with a global lens in the areas of cultural awareness, environmental health, service learning, critical thinking, world language, experiential learning, technology and communication, and dispositions conducive to 21st century skills.

    Stellar Points: Global focus; communication; we value cooperation, citizenship, cultural proficiency and awareness and technology skills and trends; ongoing learning through inquiry and critical thinking

    Special Offerings: Fitness, wellness, Healthy Kids Club; strong Gifted and Talented program; and strong Intensive Learning Center

    Extracurricular: Odyssey of the Mind, Choir, Base Camp Before & After School Enrichment, Be Strong Be Fit, and so much more!

    Climate: We have a safe, positive climate of people who work well as a team and have high expectations of each other. We have a climate where our staff is open to parents and we all work together to help kids achieve to their highest level.

    Awards, Recognitions & Partnerships: We have received health and wellness grants, have Educator of the Year nominees, Awards of Excellence recipients, and more! Our partnerships include King of Glory Lutheran Church, Ross Institute of Global Development, the Loveland Rotary Club with a Global Focus initiative, and Kid Packs.

    Parent/Volunteer: PTA, School Accountability Committee (SAC) – we have tons of volunteers who provide excellent support. Parents are always in the building assisting with reading or other things!

    For school history and facility information: See the district's Master Plan.