--Peek at Our Week--September 27

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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COVID Protocols and Quarantines


Thank you for your flexibility and understanding with our required COVID protocols. We understand that coordinating your schedules around our mandatory quarantines can be challenging. We want your child in school too!

Just like last year, we are required to quarantine any student who is determined as a close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID. Our district is in constant communication with the health department of updated requirements. Currently, on the 6th day after exposure, if the exposed student tests negative for COVID, then he/she may return to school two days later. These protocols follow guidance from the health department and the state of Colorado.

If your child is quarantined, you will receive a call from the school. Students' work will be provided to them through Google Classroom, which students access through their school district email account. In some instances, students may have their hardcopy work with them and be assigned to work on that classwork. Teachers will have one full day to prepare the distance learning coursework. Students can read their books and work on IXL during the waiting period of time for their classwork to begin.

Please be mindful that your child's attendance is important. Please do your best to schedule appointments, etc. during school breaks and days off. Part of the success of our school is due to the fact that we fill each minute, so all times of the day are important at PK8. We need your child here from 8:00am until 3:30pm.

In the calendar dates later in this newsletter, you will see the upcoming NO SCHOOL days for students.

Thank you for partnering with us to support and care for one another!

Amelia Baldwin

Homecoming Week Dress Up Days

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Football at Home!

Join us at our home games!
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Learn to Bike Program

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At PK8, we value partnerships.

If you have time available that you could come in to read with students or volunteer in a content area, PLEASE email your child's teacher and let him/her know! Or, if you prefer a different grade, you can email that teacher! All staff emails are first.last@deltaschools.com (ie. amelia.baldwin@deltaschools.com

Our grade level homeroom teachers are assigned as follows:

Kinder: Jodi Simpson

1st: Emily Horn

2nd: Tracy Bushta

2nd: Tara Cox

3rd: Tammie Benson

4th: Megan Randall

5th: Anjula Jalan

5th: Micaiah McIntire

6th: Bob Bushta

7th: Meghan Casey

7th: Andrew Eyler

8th: Jim Frazier

8th: Ellie Roberts

Art: David Kuta

PE: Sean Hannon

Music: Wesley Bryant

Special Education: Josh Burns

Special Education: Mary Gore

Intervention (and math): Kelly Rienks

Learn to Bike Program

The Learn to Bike Program is provided to PK8 through The Nature Connection. The Nature Connection will bring bikes for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students and work with students on bike safety and bike riding skills. This program begins next week and runs through October 1.

This year, our 3rd graders will be going on a field trip to ride at the Crossroads Park (at TNC in Hotchkiss) on October 1st, from 9 AM to 12 PM. They will split into two groups; one group will be riding and the other will be doing biking-oriented environmental education activities. Groups will switch halfway through.

PK8 Fun Run 5K/1K on Saturday, Sept 26

We are excited to let you know that you have another opportunity to exercise, be part of Mountain Harvest Festival, enjoy a lovely autumn morning in Paonia, collect fun schwag, and show your support for the students and teachers of Paonia K8!

On Sunday, September 26, the Paonia K8 Parents Organization will be back at Paonia Town Park to kick off this year's Harvest 5k. The race is scheduled to start at 8:30 am, with pre-registration opening at 7:30 am. We'll have awards for various age groups, as well as youngest and oldest finishers.

Race timing and registration are courtesy of ScottMeets.

You can pre-register now at https://sites.google.com/view/scottmeets/mountain-harvest-festival-5k?fbclid=IwAR0oDUieRmdKP58TjQtPWI15YjE2cAbnr6TgC4sNQWoRy1tlIt_GTBy1A4E

New this year, we'll be offering a 1k super fun run at the park for kids and anyone else who wants to participate without running the full distance.

We can't wait to see you on September 26!

Thank you for your support,

Paonia K8 Parents

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Our 5 Day Book Fair Starts September 27!

Parent/Teacher Conference Information

K-5th Conferences--Scheduled Time

You have a specific time that was scheduled and sent home in your Tuesday Express.

6th-8th Conferences--Round Robin

You will go to your child's teachers' classrooms. If there is someone in there already, please just wait outside the door or check if one of their other teachers is available.


If your child has been quarantined, he/she cannot attend conferences. However, the parent/gaurdian may attend. If you have any questions of whether you are able to attend, please call and ask us.

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Link to Order Pictures Online

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Friday, October 1

3rd Grade biking field trip at Crossroads Park (at TNC in Hotchkiss) on October 1st.

We will split into two groups; one group will be riding and the other will be doing biking-oriented environmental education activities. Groups will switch halfway through.

What to bring:

- Water! We have water fountains if kids forget, but if you could arrive hydrated and with full bottles we can do more biking and less filling.

- Lunch Bring lunch from home or order a sack lunch from school.

- Sun protection. This can be sunscreen, sunglasses, etc.

- Athletic shoes. This is very very important! No open toes.

- Layers (If cold or wet!)

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Wednesday, October 5

7/8 Football Home vs. Olathe Middle

Thursday, October 7

7/8 Football at Cedaredge MS

Friday, October 8

End of 1st Quarter

Monday, October 11 - Friday, October 15

October Break Week - NO SCHOOL

Monday, October 18

6:00pm PPO Meeting (Childcare Provided)

Friday, October 22

6th Grade Spelling Bee at DPAC (Delta Performing Arts Center)

Monday, November 1

Teacher Inservice Day - NO SCHOOL

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Keep Our Kids Safe!

Please be mindful of our busses and children who are entering or exiting the bus. Drive slow and follow bus laws. Thank you!
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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