--Peek at Our Week--Break & Oct 18

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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CMAS Results

In August of this year, we received our state assessment scores from last spring (March 2021).

The charts below show our students’ achievement scores compared to the district and state (% of students that met or exceeded expectations).

We continue to lead the district and state with our academic results!

Great work students, staff, and families!

How do we do it?

Our teachers fill each moment of your child's day with extremely valuable learning and high-quality, engaging, meaningful content and fun.

Our support staff guide, assist, and support students and teachers in creating an environment that serves students' academic, social, and emotional needs.

You, our families, prioritize your child's attendance, homework, and general behavior. Incredible things happen at PK8 and we could not do it without all of your support and trust in what we do.

Please continue to partner with your child's teacher and the school to give your child the best every day.

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Thank you Farm-to-School and all volunteers who helped get us going on our greenhouse and garden beds!

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Services and Consumers: 1st graders learn about local organizations and how to cash a check to buy ice cream!

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Actual picture of Mrs. Baldwin "working" this week.

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At PK8, we value HAPPINESS

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At PK8, we CHOOSE happiness

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No School: October 11-October 15

"I'm bored!"

Are you going to be hearing this over break?

Your child can always put in some time on IXL or Epic! Yipee! Get a little closer to reading and math goals. Who doesn't love a party or some eagle gear!



Open Arms

Open Arms of the Western Slope will be delivering lunch supplies for October Break to any child who needs it. If you sign up, five days of lunch supplies will be dropped off at your house on Sunday, October 10th. Lunch supplies will include: a loaf of bread, a jar of peanut butter and jelly, bananas, apples, and a box of snacks. Adjustments for food allergies or dietary restrictions can certainly be made. If you are interested please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/V7AN8zY2i3Ah4ktU9. If there are any questions please email Jim at jalt696@gmail.com.

Basketball Practice Starts Monday, October 18


Tuesday, October 26

Report Cards Sent Home

7/8 Boys Bball vs Gunnison (Home)

Thursday, October 28

7/8 Boys Bball vs Olathe (TBD)

Friday, October 29

2:30pm: K-5 Halloween Classroom Parties

Time TBD: 6th-8th Dance

Monday, November 1

Teacher Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, November 2

7/8 Boys Bball vs Crested Butte (Home)

Thursday, November 4

7/8 Boys Bball vs Delta (Away)

Friday, November 5

7th/8th Grade Knowledge Bowl at HK8

K-5 Classroom Halloween parties are on Friday, October 29 @ 2:30pm

Students may bring homemade treats to the party. Please communicate with your child's teacher if you are interested in attending. Teachers welcome help with party set-up and clean-up as well!

K-8 Costumes on Friday, October 29

All students are welcome to wear their Halloween costumes to school on Friday, October 29th. Students will not be allowed to change once they get to school. Please respect the school dress code, and remember no weapons, blood, guts, face paint, or masks. We encourage costumes that align with storybook characters.

It's raining, it's pouring...

Chilly weather is here! Please remember to send your children with jackets, hats and gloves. Students are outside before school, during lunch recess and some for afternoon recess. Outside recess will occur at 20 degrees or above.

City Market Donates Money to PK8!

Link your City Market or King Soopers value card to Paonia K-8 School.

Each quarter City Market distributes $100,000 among participating organizations (based on spending percentages of enrolled customers).

Help our school earn a bigger slice of that pie by selecting Paonia Elementary School to earn dollars on your everyday purchases. (The funds will benefit all grades at Paonia K-8; the City Market company simply still has our name in as Paonia Elementary School.)

After logging into City Market's page, it just took me less than a minute to link my card to PES! Enroll online at: https://www.citymarket.com/topic/city-market-community-rewards

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Link to Order Pictures Online

If you missed ordering pictures, you can order from this link.


Pink Out Information and Form is Also Attached

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Safety Training

Paonia K-8 School will continue to utilize A.L.I.C.E. training for our school safety training.

During this year, we will be completing 4 separate A.L.I.C.E. trainings. These trainings are informational sessions focused on educating students of the different processes of Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The teachers will be educating students of each of the elements of A.L.I.C.E. During second semester, we will be completing one full A.L.I.C.E. drill. More details and explanations will be provided in January.

October 6: A.L.I.C.E. overview with a focus on Alert and Inform. Teachers will be providing age-appropriate instruction on an overview of A.L.I.C.E. along with an explanation of how to alert and inform when danger may exist.

November 12: A.L.I.C.E. overview with a focus on Counter. Teachers will be providing age-appropriate instruction on an overview of A.L.I.C.E. along with an explanation of how to counter when danger exists.

January 13: A.L.I.C.E. overview with a focus on Evacuate. Teachers will be providing age-appropriate instruction on an overview of A.L.I.C.E. along with an explanation of how to evacuate when danger exists. We will then practice evacuating the building in a similar manner to our fire drills. For a full evacuation, our designated meeting location is the Teen Center. We will NOT fully evacuate to this location during this training.

March 24: A.L.I.C.E. overview with a focus on Lockdown. Teachers will be providing age-appropriate instruction on an overview of A.L.I.C.E. along with an explanation of how to Lockdown when danger exists. During this Lockdown practice, students will practice barricading the classroom door in order to prevent classroom entrance. Classroom doors will then only be opened with a key from the principal or the school resource officer.

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Breakfast & Lunch at School

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Free/Reduced Lunch Application (This information is confidential and not accessible by any PK8 school staff.)


Amelia Baldwin, Principal