The Bumblebees

Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 23rd & 24th

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08:30 - 08:55

1st Small Group

08:55 - 09:20

Story Time/Snack

09:20 - 09:45

Art/Centers and Gross Motor

09:45 - 10:30


10:30 - 10:55

2nd Small Group

10:55 - 11:20

Prepare for Lunch and Dismissal

11:20 - 11:30


11:30 - 11:55

Story Time

11:55 - 12:15

Rest Time

12:15 - 12:30


02:30 - 03:00

Recess/Free Play

03:00 - 05:00


05:00 - 06:00

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Melanie Eaton

My name is Melanie Eaton. I have been teaching at Espree for eight years. I taught in the early years and returned in 2009. I graduated from Mesa State College with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I have always loved working with children and began working towards a career with them when I was 16 years old. Preschoolers have always been my favorite age group. Their love and excitement for learning is always rewarding to me. 

I enjoy photography, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and my husband, Tom, son, T.J. and daughter, Maylee.

Ginette Kimball

Hi, my name is Ginette Kimball, formerly Ms. Fitzsimmons. I got married in August of 2014. I have been at Espree for 14 years. I began working as a teacher's assistant and have been teaching in the Bumblebee classroom for ten years. I graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with my Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Teaching is my passion. I love knowing that every day I walk through the doors of Espree I will be greeted with smiles and hugs. I feel even though I'm the teacher, my students are the ones teaching me and opening my mind to new things as they explore the world around them. 

I enjoy spending time hiking, camping, and snowshoeing with my husband Chad, step-daughter, Jordan and dog, Dakota.

Ashley Patston

My name is Ashley Patston. This is my second year teaching at Espree and I have the privilege of teaching in the Bumblebee Room.  I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Arts.  I received my elementary teaching license from Metropolitan State University with a math emphasis and a reading minor.  Prior to joining Espree, I taught kindergarten for three years and preschool for two years before that.  I love spending time with young children and hearing about all their adventures, both real and imaginary. 
I have lived in Colorado my whole life and enjoy reading, crafts and spending time camping and hiking with my husband, Chris.  Our only children for now are our two cats, Kosmos and Noah.   

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