Welcome to Venetucci Elementary!

We are glad you're here

About Us

Office Hours: 7:30am-4:00pm

  • Principal: Ashleigh Livingstone
  • Assistant Principal: Niki Agrusa
  • Counselor: Dana Woods
  • Secretary: Laura Rock
  • Attendance Secretary: TBA
  • School Nurse: Jennifer Jiron
  • Kitchen Manager: Lori Laabs

Meet the Teacher

Thursday, Aug. 12th, 3pm

Virtual

When:

3:00pm: Virtual Classroom Welcome Back information will be shared.

Details:

  • Your child's assigned teacher will be sharing Meet the Teacher information for students/parents at 3:00pm via Remind. Please look for this! This is how you will know who your child's classroom teacher is.

Back to School ~ Open House

Friday, Aug. 13th, 2-4pm

405 Willis Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

Who: Kindergarten-5th Grade students and families

When: 2:00-4:00pm


We invite all of our K-5 Mustangs and Mustang Families to stop by Venetucci for our Open House to meet the assigned teacher in-person, drop off school supplies, receive important information, and particiate in our ice-cream social on your way out!

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

For 1st-5th Grade and all WISC students, schol starts Monday, August 16th at 8:40am

For Kindergarten students, please see the schedule below based on student last name:

  • Monday, August 16- First day for students last names A-L. They will not attend on the 17th.

  • Tuesday, August 17- First day for students last names M-Z. They will not attend on the 16th.

  • Wednesday, August 18- All Kindergartenr's attend.

Kindergarten parents are encouraged to plan on bringing their child on their designated first day for student drop-off followed by as brief presentation and Q&A with administration at 9:00am in the Library.

Venetucci Schedule

  • Breakfast- 8:25am-8:40am
    • Arrive before 8:40am to ensure promptness to class
    • Transportation plans early arrival for bus students
  • Arrival- 8:25am-8:40am
    • Bus students and those eating breakfast should enter through the main/front office doors. All other students will report directly to their classrooms via the exterior classroom door. Exterior classroom doors students should access for entry are identifiable with a sign and classroom teacher's name.

    • Staff will be on duty to assist students with going directly to their classrooms.

    • Please note that the bus lane is located on the north side of the school on Willis Drive. No parking will be permitted in this area.

  • School Begins- 8:40am
    • Late Arrival: Students arriving after 8:40am should be dropped off in the turn around located at the West/Front of the building. We recommend remaining in your vehicle, watching your child walk to the main entrance, and calling the front office (719-391-3356) to check them in. Parents can also park and walk their child to the office for check-in.

  • School Begins- 8:40am
  • Tardy Bell- 8:45am
  • Dismissal- 3:20pm

The A, B, C's of our Kiss N' Go: Student drop-off and pick-up

Our Kiss N' Go can be intimidating. If you follow these simple rules, it's a breeze.

A. Always follow the instructions of the staff members on duty in our Kiss N' Go.

B. Be cautious and considerate of others drivers AND students on our school grounds.

C. Consider carpooling whenever possible to ease congestion.


Drop-Off/Pick-Up - We have two Kiss N' Go lanes.


  • West/Front Turnaround: Recommended drop off for those eating breakfast, Kinder, 3rd Grade, and 5th Grade (closest location to these exterior classroom doors)
  • East/Back Turnaround: Recommended drop off for 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 4th Grade (closest location to these exterior classroom doors)



Procedure~

Please plan to drop students off and remain in your vehicle. We ask that drivers...

  1. Continue to pull all the way up as guided by staff on duty.
  2. Let students in/out safely on the curb.
  3. Remain in the vehicle to ensure traffic keeps moving.
  4. Do not turn right out of the West/Front Turnaround when buses are present.
  5. Do not turn left out of the East/Back Turnaround-this prevents the flow of traffic.

Helpful information for new families

Although this may not contain ALL the information you may need, we hope this gives you a great head start to joining the Venetucci Family. Please call the school office if you have any questions. WE ARE HERE TO HELP!! :)

MISSION & VISION

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Venetucci Elementary School WEBSITE

TONS of great information for Venetucci Families

Student and Family HANDBOOK

Policies and procedures for Venetucci Families

School Supply List

Everything your Venetucci Mustang needs

WE VALUE

  • YOU- Our Partner in Education

  • YOUR CHILD- Growth & Development

  • We want to work as a TEAM~

    • Communication

    • Parent Involvement

    • Educational Opportunities

    • School Culture

    • Safety & Security

Student Attendance

Students are expected to stay home from school if they are not feeling well. Please refer to current district/buidling communication regarding COVID guidelines throughout the school year.


Please call in your child's absence by 9:00am for each day your student will be sick or late. Our Office Attendance Secretary's direct number is 391-3356. Additionally, remember your child will be considered tardy if they arrive at school after the tardy bell at 8:45 or if they leave prior to the end of the day at 3:20.

EARLY CHECKOUT....

If at all possible, please try not to pull your child out of school early; learning occurs from 8:40-3:20. Students will not be called out of class until a parent is present to sign them out. Please plan ahead for appointments, as we would like to minimize missed class time. No early check-outs after 3:00pm.

What's for breakfast & lunch??

SCHEDULE:

Breakfast is served from 8:25-8:40am.

Lunch choices will be offered each morning for students selecting school lunch.

  • Kinder/1st Grade Lunch: 11:05-11:25
  • 2nd/3rd Grade Lunch: 11:30-11:50
  • 4th/5th Grade Lunch: 11:55-12:15

MEAL PRICES:

  • Full Price Elementary Breakfast: $1.45
  • Full Price Elementary Lunch: $2.70
  • Reduced Breakfast & Lunch-No charge for K-12

The U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the waiver to provide summer meals to include breakfast and lunch to children ages 0-18 during the 21-22 school year. For District 3 families, we strongly encourage you to continue to fill out the Free and Reduced meal application.

Classroom Parties/Celebrations

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to provide non-food options. Parents/Guardians who wish to provide food items for students' birthdays or other celebrations must pre-arrange approval of the specific food item with the teacher at least 24 hours in advance. Food items must adhere to the policy requirements for zero trans fats, store bought items, not prepared in a private home, with an individual serving size label and visible ingredients list.
Breakfast & Lunch Account

Breakfast is served from 8:25-8:40. Regular breakfast price is $1.45 and regular lunch prices are $2.70. Click here to pay on-line.

Free & Reduced Meal Application

No cost for free or reduced breakfast or lunch! Click here to complete the Free and Reduced application online.

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