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Welcome to Tarver Elementary School

Who We Are

At Tarver Elementary we are committed to academic excellence and proud of our strong ties to the surrounding community. Our highly qualified staff is dedicated to making learning fun in a student-centered environment that is engaging, stimulating and nurturing.

We pride ourselves on providing all students with a rigorous and relevant learning experience. Our teachers receive special training that enables them to offer learning opportunities tailored to the individual needs of our students, including gifted and talented learners, English language learners and special education students.

We also value our long-standing relationships within the community. We believe these partnerships support and enhance the success of our school and are an integral component of our ability to provide a high-quality, community-based education.

  • Learn from the past
  • Engage in the present
  • Create the future

Our Mission

Tarver’s mission is to learn our lessons from the past while actively engaging in the activities that will help our students grow into productive citizens who will become independent and responsible members of society. Learn more about Tarver Elementary School.

We Welcome Your Feedback

If you have any questions or comments for us we would love to hear from you. Please contact us and a member of our staff will be in touch as soon as possible.


Address3500 Summit Grove Parkway
Thornton, CO
Office Phone720-972-5640
Fax Number720-972-5659
Office Hours7:00am - 3:30pm
School Hours7:35am - 2:30pm
Early Release
7:35am - 1:15pm

Upcoming Events

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Monday and every Thursday until Thu Nov 15 2018 except Thu Oct 11 2018, Mon Nov 12 2018.
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: Room Q- Ms. Espinosa's classroom

Girls on the Run is a place where all girls can be themselves.  We stretch ourselves physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.  We have an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan.  This program promotes individual achievement and self-confidence.  Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5k run/walk race.

What if I don’t like to run?

That’s ok!  We use the term “running” loosely and want girls to just be themselves and have fun.  Girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals.  The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth and cooperation instead of rivalry.


Practice meets every Monday and Thursday from 2:30-4:00 
First practice - Monday, September 10th
Last practice - Thursday, November 15th

The Great Candy Run 5K - Sunday, November 11th

Fee: $170 (includes practices, 5k entry and a t-shirt!)

  • Go to

  • Click on “Registration Open”.

  • Find and select your school name in the dropdown box.

  • Complete the registration.

  • Check your email for a registration confirmation email.  This means registration is complete!

Contact Natalie Wilkos for more information.


10/22/2018 - 2:30pm
Oct 22

5th Grade - Dissection Club - Session 1

5th Grade - Dissection Club - Session 1

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Nov 05 2018.
Mon, 10/22/2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Room U

10/22/2018 - 2:30pm
Oct 22



Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 13 2018.
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Location: Room M, room N, and computer lab

10/23/2018 - 2:30pm
Oct 23



Meal Calendars

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