Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!



 Dawn Suitts

 Counselor for
Platt grades 7 and 8


Helping Hands 

Patty Patterson

Counselor for
CHOICE and Platt grade 6

Meet the Counselors






 Counselors in the Classroom

This year counselors will work in classrooms to deliver curriculum on study and test-taking skills, learning styles, school safety, and diversity, to name a few. We look forward to working with your students.

 Standards Based Grading


Grades will look different on the report cards as all teachers will be using the standards based  grading system.  CLICK HERE for more information on standards based grading.


Our counselors have written a helpful and very informative letter regarding standards based grading.  Please read it to find out more about the grading process.  <click to read letter>




 No Place for Hate



  Platt will be working as a school to achieve the ADL designation of a No Place for Hate School. This is a yearlong series of learning and activities helping us to value and respect all people. As a part of the activities students and staff will be signing the resolution of respect. 
 I pledge from this day forward to do my best to combat prejudice and to stop those who, because of hate or ignorance, would hurt anyone or violate their civil rights. I will try at all times to be aware of my own biases and seek to gain understanding of those who I perceive as being different from myself. I will speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination. I will reach out to support those who are targets of hate. I will think about specific ways my community members can promote respect for people and create a prejudice-free zone. I firmly believe that one person can make a difference and that no person can be an "innocent" bystander when it comes to opposing hate. I recognize that respecting individual dignity, achieving equality and promoting intergroup harmony are the responsibilities of all people. By signing this pledge, I commit myself to creating a community that is No Place for HateTM. 




Platt is a member of…..



The mission of the PeaceJam Foundation is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody."







People's Clinic
(303) 650-4460
2525 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80304
Health care for low-income families, including physicals, checkups, prenatal tests, counseling and education. Fees: sliding scale.

Clinica Family Health Services
(303) 650-4460
2000 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026
Health care for low-income families, including physicals, checkups, prenatal tests, counseling and education. Fees: sliding scale.




Boulder County Public Health Immunization Clinic - Boulder
(303) 413-7500
3482 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Children’s immunizations $14.50 per shot, adult fees vary. Medicaid not accepted.
Call to make an appointment.



Dental Aid, Inc. (Medicaid, reduced fees)
(303) 499-7072                                                           (303) 665-8228
4155 Darley Avenue, Suite C                                      877 South Boulder Road
Boulder, CO 80305                                                     Louisville, CO 80027


Foothills Pediatric Dentistry Lafayette (Medicaid)
(303) 604-9500
1140 W. South Boulder Road, Suite 102, Lafayette, CO 80026


Kott Pediatric Dentistry (Medicaid)
(303) 938-1000
1440 28th Street, Suite 1, Boulder, CO 80303




Visions Eyewear (Medicaid)
(303) 447-8470
1933 28th Street, Suite 206, Boulder, CO 80301



Wendy Jayvanti, LCSW (Medicaid)
(720) 439-7918
4480 Driftwood Place, Boulder, CO 80301


Chappell Marmon, LCSW (Sliding scale)
(303) 437-4158
1120 Alpine Street, Boulder, CO 80304


Eric Meyer, PhD (Medicaid)
(720) 439-5289
1006 Depot Hill Road Suite A, Broomfield, CO 80020


Reito Rodriguez, LCSW (Medicaid)
(303) 215-6889
1440 Front Street, Louisville, CO 80027
(Spanish speaking)


Carmen Sample, LCSW (Medicaid)
(303) 900-5151
620 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501


Mental Health Partners
(303) 443-8500
1333 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO  80304
Provides a range of mental health services, for all ages, regardless of the ability to pay.


Medicine Horse Program
(720) 406-7630
8778 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303
A program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of adolescents, families, and adults through unique equine-assisted therapy experiences. Vulnerable youth populations are an emphasis at Medicine Horse Program. Services meet the particular needs of low-income individuals referred to by local city and county agencies.
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Boulder County Children with Special Needs (CSN) Program
(303) 413-7500
3482 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
The Children with Special Needs (CSN) Program assists families of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) from birth - age 20 by providing information, making referrals to community resources, and offering specialized nursing services for newborns


(303) 665- 7789
1400 Dixon Street, Lafayette, CO 80026
Imagine! offers innovative supports to people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical, and health related needs so they may live fulfilling lives of independence and quality in their homes and communities.


Attention, Behavior, and Learning (ABL) Clinic at CU Boulder
(303) 735-5570
The ABL Clinic in the Department of Psychology at CU provides comprehensive evaluations for children and adolescents in Boulder and surrounding communities. The program specializes in assessment of learning disabilities, attention problems, and other cognitive, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. The clinic is operated on a sliding scale so that they are able to serve a diverse group of families.





BVSD Adopt-a-Computer Program
Refurbished desktop computers available to students for $25.00.
Visit or call Platt at 720-561-5536 for more information, locations, dates and times.


Comcast Internet Essentials
Internet services available to households with children who receive free school lunches for $9.95 a month + tax. For more information, call 855-846-8376 or visit




Children need healthy meals to learn. The Boulder Valley School District offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals in the Federal School Lunch (and Breakfast) programs based on family income or SNAP eligibility. Any interested person can pick up an application at their school or in the Nutrition Services Office. For questions and assistance, contact Becky Delaney at (720) 561-5942.

Other benefits include:

Athletic fee waivers
Field trip waivers
SAT/ACT fee waiver
College application fee waiver






Family Resource Center

(720) 279-7027
Family Resource Center (FRC) is a collaborative effort between the City of Boulder and Boulder County serving all residents of the city of Boulder with a child from 0-19 years of age or families with a child enrolled in a BVSD school within the city of Boulder. The FRC offers a broad array of prevention and early intervention services developed and delivered according to the unique needs of families in each school community.


Boulder County Department of Social Services
(303) 441-1000                                                          
(303) 441-1240 (after hours and weekends)             
3460 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304
Food stamps, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Aid to the Needy and Disabled, general assistance. Fees: based on financial guidelines

Boulder County Health Department - Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
(303) 413-7520                                                           (720) 564-2213
3482 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304                          1345 Plaza Ct. N. 3A, Lafayette, CO 80026
WIC provides nutrition supplements for pregnant or nursing women and children under the age of 5. Fees: none for clients meeting income guidelines and nutritional needs.

Boulder County Healthy Kids
(303) 441-1589
3460 Broadway Street, Boulder, Colorado 80304
Boulder County Healthy Kids initiative is a program to improve child health by linking all eligible children, families and pregnant women in Boulder County to available benefits and health coverage options.

Boulder County Safehouse
(303) 444-2424 (24-hour Crisis / Counseling Line)
(303) 449-8623 (office)
Safe shelter, food, clothing and counseling for women and children threatened by an abusive living situation. Maximum stay 6 weeks. Fees: sliding scale, minimum $8 per family per day; no one will be turned away for lack of funds and alternative methods of payment can be arranged.

Emergency Family Assistance
(303) 442-3042                                                           (303) 665-8064
1575 Yarmouth Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304 400 East Simpson, Lafayette, CO 80026
Food, shelter, transportation, rent assistance for families in crisis. Fees: none.

First Presbyterian Deacon's Closet
(303) 530-2635
1820 15th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Clothing as available, distribution 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Fees: none.

Fish, Inc.
303) 465-1600
26 Garden Center Suite 1, Broomfield, CO 80020
Emergency food and transportation and referral services. Fees: none.

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) assists low-income families and individuals with their heating costs and runs November 1 through April 30.

Sister Carmen Community Center
(303) 665-4342
655 Aspen Ridge Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026

Emergency food for Lafayette and Louisville residents, distribution 9:30 a.m.-noon weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Thrift shop for clothing.​

“Tell me and I'll forget.  Show me, and I may not remember.  Involve me, and I'll understand.”  Native American saying



Platt Middle School
6096 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303-3099
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