Loren Tillotson
PE Teacher

I am very excited to be starting my 6th year of teaching at Flatirons Elementary School. I was born here in Boulder and grew up in Nederland. I participated in many sporting activities growing up, but focused most of my time and energy on alpine ski racing. I completed my B.A. at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Psychology and Elementary Education, and did my student teaching in first grade. I went on to get a M.S. in Sport and Exercise Science: Sport Pedagogy and Physical Education. I also spent 8 years coaching for Eldora Mountain Ski Club. I look forward to a fun, healthy and active year!

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Kindergarten AM: Monday: Music - 9:30-10:00 and PE - 10:00-10:30 / Wednesday: Music - 9:30-10:00 and PE - 10:00-10:30
Kindergarten PM: Tuesday: PE - 12:30-1:00 and Music - 1:00-1:30 / Thursday: PE - 12:30-1:00 and Music - 1:00-1:30
1st Grade: Monday: 12:30-1:00 and 1:00-1:30 / Wednesday: 12:30-1:00 and 1:00-1:30 / Friday: 12:30-1:00 and 1:00-1:30
2nd Grade: Tuesday: 8:30-9:00 and 9:00-9:30 / Thursday: 9:30-10:00 and 10:00-10:30 / Friday: 9:30-10:00 and 10:00-10:30
3rd Grade: Tuesday: 10:35-11:05 and 11:05-11:35 / Wednesday: 10:35-11:05 and 11:05-11:35 / Thursday: 1:30-2:00 and 2:00-2:30
4th Grade: Monday: 10:40-11:10 and 11:10-11:40 / Tuesday: 9:30-10:00 and 10:00-10:30 / Friday: 10:40-11:10 and 11:10-11:40 
5th Grade: Monday: 1:30-2:00 and 2:00-2:30 / Wednesday: 1:30-2:00 and 2:00-2:30 / Thursday: 10:30-11:00 and 11:00-11:30
5th Grade Instrumental: Tuesday/Friday: 2:00-2:50  


Dust off your jump ropes! Every Fall all Flatirons students are invited to participate in the Jump Rope Club.  Jump Rope Club is designed to increase cardiovascular endurance and improve coordination and agility.  Students will develop their jump rope skills, work on community building and plan and perform a jump rope routine for the community.  Jump Rope Club will meet every Friday morning 7:30 a.m. - 8:05 a.m. starting November 14, 2014 and ending Friday, December 19, 2014.  In order to participate, each student needs to complete a permission slip and return it to Ms. T. Permission slips are available by clicking the Jump Rope Permission Slip.

Gymnastics and Climbing Wall Permission Slip
An after school gymnastics and climbing wall program will be offered at Flatirons Elementary during the month of January.  There will be a Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade session and a Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade session.  These sessions will give students additional practice time on the special equipment that only comes out once a year, in a fun after school setting.  The dates for the after school sessions are:
Wednesday January 14, 2014 from 2:50 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. for Grades 3, 4, 5 
Wednesday January 21, 2014 from 2:50 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. for Grades K, 1, 2 
Parent volunteers are needed for spotting!  If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the form below.  However, there will be no supervision for younger siblings and they will not be able to participate in the sessions.
If you are interested in joining the After School Gymnastic and Climbing Wall Program, please fill out the attached permission form and return it to Ms. T. 
FLATIRONS CIRCUS - January 27 and 28, 2015
3rd-5th grade students at Flatirons will be creating circus routines to showcase the skills they have learned during our gymnastics and climbing wall unit.  Teachers, staff, and families are invited to attend this event.  The circus will take place in the gym.
January 28, 2015: 1:30-2:00 - 5th Grade
January 28, 2015: 10:35-11:05 - 3rd Grade
January 27, 2015: 9:30-10:00 - 4th Grade
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students will not be performing routines, but families are welcome to come and rotate through the gymnastics stations with their student to see what they have learned.
January 28, 2015: 10:00-10:25- KAM
January 27, 2015: 1:00-1:25- KPM
January 28, 2015: 12:30-1:00– 1st Grade Mattison
January 28, 2015: 1:00-1:30 – 1st Grade De Fries
January 27, 2015: 8:30-9:00 – 2nd Grade Roth 
January 27, 2015: 9:00-9:30 – 2nd Grade Gallagher
On May 22nd every Flatirons student will participate in Skills, Fun and Fitness Day.  During this time the students will demonstrate the skills they have learned in P.E., their fitness level, and participate in other fun activities.

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - THIRD, FOURTH and FIFTH GRADE
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - KINDERGARTEN, FIRST and SECOND GRADE

Note: AM Kindergarteners who do not attend Kindergarten Enrichment will need to come to school in the afternoon if they would like to participate in the Skills, Fun and Fitness Day.
Family volunteers are needed!  The fifth graders will be running the stations for the kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade Skills, Fun and Fitness Day, however for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Skills, Fun and Fitness Day I will rely on family volunteers to run the stations (I need at least 23 volunteers).  If you are interested in volunteering please email me at

Everyone is welcome to join us for this end of the year celebration. Hope to see you there. 

Programs at Flatirons to Promote Fitness:  Climbing Wall and Gymnastics/Jump Rope Club/Running Club/Walk and Roll

The Physical Education program at Flatirons Elementary School is based on the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) Physical Education content standards and curriculum.  The BVSD Physical Education standars are modeled after the Colorado content standards for physical education.  The BVSD content standards are:

  1. Movement competence and understanding.
  2. Physical and personal wellness.
  3. Emotional and social wellness.
  4. Prevention and risk management.

One thing you can do to help your student be safe and responsible in P.E. (Standard 4) is ensure they wear appropriate footwear to P.E.  Boots, shoes with heels, flip-flops, sandals, Crocs, and open toed shoes are NOT safe to wear in P.E.  Shoes that stay snug on the foot and provide support and good traction are best.  The P.E. schedule is posted above so you and your student know which days are P.E. days.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to a fun, healthy and active year!

Flatirons Gym