--Peek at Our Week--Summer 2022

Paonia K-8 School

Paonia K-8 School Info

View our parents' page on facebook, stop by the school, give us a call, visit our website or send us an email. We love to hear from you!

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Families,


We adventured through a wild year and found incredible success by working together! Celebrate, enjoy the warm sun, complete activities off of your BINGO card, read for fun, travel to see family, binge watch your favorite show, and enjoy all of the moments. We will miss you all and will see you back in August! Have a wonderful summer!


Take care,

Amelia Baldwin and all of the PK8 Staff

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Mrs. Rienks

Mrs. Rienks will be retiring this year. She has made such an incredible impact on students' and staff's lives! She will be greatly missed! 5th grade threw a surprise retirement party for her.

Summer BINGO

This summer we are again encouraging students to participate in the Summer Slide Bingo program. Students received Bingo sheets in this week’s Tuesday Express. Each of the Bingo sheets has a selection of activities that kids can do over the summer. We believe that these are fun things that families can do together. We hope that you have an enjoyable time completing each activity!


Students should return their completed Bingo sheets to their classroom teacher by August 19th. Students who complete five squares in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) will earn an ice cream party. Students who complete the entire Bingo sheet will earn Eagle’s gear. So get out there and have fun this summer, and don’t forget to keep on learning!

Registration for 2022-2023 School Year

Student registration will be online this year. Please check our website, pk8.deltaschools.com, for a link to register your child for the 2022-2023 year. Returning students will be able to register online beginning in August. New students may register anytime. Registration is available at https://www.deltaschools.com/en-US/registration-a475a689


The first day of school is August 15!

Summer and Fall Sports and Activities

The registration for peewee sports will be in JULY this year, with football and volleyball beginning in August. Please follow our Paonia Parents facebook page for updates on fall sports and summer camps!


https://www.facebook.com/pk8.ppo


On August 15, the 7th and 8th grades will have football and volleyball team meetings after school.

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Please provide feedback to any or all of the following questions at this link below.

You have the option to answer one or all of the questions listed below:


What is going well at PK8? Why do you think this is?

What do you feel could be improved and why?

If you were to choose one thing, what would you say should be a primary area of focus of PK8 next year?

Please provide any additional feedback of comments or suggestions?


Feedback Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScV4RWdTUE-5zGGH4Mw6iWJPatByGjhG-KaB9e0qpIx4gdXJw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Paonia K-8 Appreciates our sponsors and donators

Please see our Sponsor Spotlight section for details of our sponsors! Since we are into summer break, we will highlight our remaining sponsors altogether. Thank you for your support of Paonia K-8.
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Lightworks Fiber

Message from Lightworks Fiber


Here at Lightworks Fiber, we understand that building a strong community for future generations is crucial to bettering our society. Building a strong community starts with our children and students first and foremost. We take pride in supporting our local Paonia K-8 school knowing that our support is going to help create better leaders and members of this great community.

Teresa Neal

Austin Family Farms

Message from Austin Family Farms


Our four children all attended school in Paonia (1979-1982), along with several grandchildren, and we now have two great grandkids in Paonia K8. We believe in supporting the schools so that the kids that grow up in this community continue to have a place to grow and to thrive.

Glenn and Tony Austin

Austin Family Farms


BMW Motorcycle Club

Message from BMW Motorcycle Club


The BMW Motorcycle Club of Colorado (BMWMCC) has held it's Top of the Rockies Rally for 50 years and roughly 35 of those have been hosted by Paonia. That being the case, the club has developed a very close relationship with the community. That relationship was originally established with Ellen Smith, a retired teacher, who established what came to be known as the Teen Center in the town park. Nowadays, the Ellen Hanson Smith Center hosts the BMWMCC for their annual rally and at the end of the event, in addition to covering the costs of holding the event, the club donates back to the center in an effort to help the community. The board of the Ellen Hanson Smith Center is made up of community minded people who either own businesses, work in health care, or are employed by the school district. It is no surprise that many of them are Lions. Supporting the Paonia community schools, both with fundraising opportunities and donations fits in perfectly with why the Ellen Hansen Smith Center was established and how the BMWMCC wants the center to use their donation.


Austin Family Honey

Message from Austin Family Hone


I played basketball for PHS from 2012 to 2015. Supporting Paonia K8 is important to me because my niece, nephew, and younger siblings all attend the school.

Eric Carney

Austin Family Honey


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3rd and 4th graders camping at Kebler! They had some rainy days but embraced the rain and had tons of fun!

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Exceptional Eagles

These Paonia K-8 students are recognized as Exceptional Eagles for their efforts in Safety, Order, Achievement, Respect, Individuality, Neighborliness, and Growth. Pictured from left to right: Jacen Wiggins, Max Rondeau, Kendal Rock, Cooper Sparks, and Grayden Shephard, with Principal Baldwin.
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Thank you to Hersey the dog for reading with our 1st graders all this year!

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Safety First!

Middle School Ice Cream Birthday Social

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3rd grade does a virtual visit with their pen pals from Brooklyn, New York.

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4th grade's silent celebration of earning pizza by winning at a game of telephone!

7th/8th Grade Camping Trip

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8th Grade Graduates!

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5th Grade Wax Museum

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"John Hampton" runs our field day. (Thanks Mrs. Hannon!)

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Prepping for our PK8 drone photo...more to come next year!

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Summer Exploration Academies

Delta County School District will be offering a wide variety of fun, exploratory opportunities this summer. The academies will offer some exciting career exploration courses as well as enjoyable supplemental learning opportunities. These academies are designed for students currently enrolled in fifth through eighth grades. The sessions will be offered at the Technical College of the Rockies and Delta Middle School. Transportation will be provided from designated locations in Paonia, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, and Delta.


The academies will be one week each. There will be two weeks of academies offered. Academies will be offered June 6-10 and June 20-24. Students may sign up for an academy the first week, the second week, or both weeks. The classes will run from 10:00 - 3:00 and lunch will be provided. Guest speakers will visit with students during lunches. The academies offered this summer by location are:


Technical College of the Rockies Delta Middle School

Animal Science Academy Art Academy

AutoCad Academy Aviation Academy

Automotive Academy Construction Academy

Esthetician Academy History with Quilts Academy

Health Care Academy Jewelry Making Academy

Jr. Firefighting Academy Meteorology Academy

Jr. Police (KOP) Academy

Nail Academy


Registration is available online. Information and the link to register is available on the School District website (deltaschools.com) as well as through the School District Facebook page. The link should also be available through the elementary and middle school webpages. A paper copy of the flier will also be distributed to students. We look forward to fun learning experiences for these students in June!

Online Activities for Families

Here are some websites for summer activities:


National Geographic Kids: Great nature videos, activities, games, stories, and more

Discovery Kids: Video, games and activities to explore dinosaurs, sharks, space, pets, history and more

iCivics: Educational online games and lesson plans to promote civics education and encourage students to become active citizens. iCivics was founded by retired Supreme Court of the United States Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

NASA Kids Club: A place to play games and learn about NASA through interactive explorations

Project Noah: Explore and document wildlife — be a citizen scientist!

Design Squad Nation: Be creative and help people through engineering, from PBS

My Wonderful World: A multimedia tour of our seven continents from the Smithsonian

PBS KIDS Lab: Educational games, activities and mobile apps, for kids PreK to grade 3.

BrainPOP: Games, quizzes, videos about topics in science, social studies, English, math, arts and music, and more.

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Sincerely,


Amelia Baldwin, Principal