--Peek at Our Week--September 27
Paonia K-8 School
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!
Homecoming Week Dress Up Days
Football at Home!
Learn to Bike Program
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 email@example.com (ie. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
Monday, Sept 27
We cannot wait to see you! Keep us holding strong at our no less than 97% attendance rate.
Conferences are important! Please prioritize attending.
Wednesday, Sept 29
Dress your best and smile big!
Friday, Oct 1
PK8 Greenhouse/Garden Day!
Parent/Teacher Conference Information
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.
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!)
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