Our beautiful school in Carbondale, Colorado
Welcome to Crystal River Elementary School!
Running Rams have had 65 1st through 4th graders running weekly after school, collectively clocking over 30 miles!
Science lessons from Raul
We Are Thankful...
We have so much to be thankful for at CRES!
Mr. Stone's 3rd graders create a Buddy Bench during CREW
4th Annual Rams Run
With Mt. Sopris as a backdrop, CRES students run to raise money for their school
3rd graders learn about bike maintenance in preparation for an overnight biking/camping trip to nearby Rock Bottom Ranch
PTO Pumpkin Patch
The CRES PTO sells pumpkins to raise money for our school
3rd Grade Field Trip to Maroon Bells
3rd graders expand on what they've learned in the classroom as they study science at Maroon Bells.
Second graders got to Skype with Chris Tomer, the meteorologist for Fox News Denver and author of Sleeping on the Summits. Chris helped kick off their weather unit for project-based learning!
Learning to Ski
Students learn to cross country ski as part of the Physical Education curriculum.
All School Celebration
Students tape Principal Mr. K to the wall as part of a celebration of I Love to Read Month. They also watched as Mrs. K shaved his beard and teachers pied him in the face! What a good sport!
The First Grade Team partnered with ACES to put on Owl Night - an opportunity for students and parents to learn all about owls and for students to showcase work from their owl unit.
On the Ice
Students take to the Gus Darien Area for ice skating as part of Mr. Madsen's PE program.
Kindergartners participate in the Raising a Reader Kickoff Party. This valley-wide organization provides weekly book bags to all kinder students.
We Love to Read!
Our Parent Teacher Organization worked with local retailer Bookbinders to purchase new books selected by students for our library.
Welcome to Crystal River Elementary School
Crystal River Elementary School is located in beautiful Carbondale, Colorado. Our staff is committed to providing an extraordinary education to our students! At Crystal River, students gain academic knowledge, social-emotional skills, and real world experiences. With some of the BEST teachers in the Roaring Fork Valley, we strive to engage students in the learning process, while meeting their individual needs. CRES is a great place to be, and we are proud to be YOUR neighborhood school!
Find out more about what our kids are up to this year:
Regular School Hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 7:55am - 3:15pm
Wednesdays: 7:55am - 1:45pm
Our office is open from 7:30am - 4:00pm.