--Peek at Our Week--May 9

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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Paonia K-8 Appreciates our sponsors and donators

Please see our Sponsor Spotlight section for details of our sponsors! Each week we will highlight one of our sponsors. Thank you for your support of Paonia K-8.
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Berg Harvest

Message from Berg Harvest:

"The Berg family has been in the North Fork Valley since the early 1900s when Karl and Augustine Berg homesteaded on Lee Creek. Generations of their descendants have lived and worked in Paonia and surrounding communities, with all their children attending and benefiting from the Paonia school system. We appreciate so much all that the staff and K-8 PPO organization do for the children of this beautiful community."


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Monday was Principal Appreciation Day and this week was Teacher Appreciation Week!

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First Grade Peter Rabbit Play

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Thank you to the Paonia Tree Board for donating a tree to Paonia K-8!

Town of Paonia Mayor Mary Bachran read the proclamation and the Paonia Tree Board answered student questions.


We appreciate our volunteers and our parents!

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May the FOURTH be with you!

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One additional tree was donated by Austin Family Farms and dedicated to Glen and Tony Austin.

Thank you for your donation Austin Family Farms!

Stewardship Day

Some classes picked up over 100 pounds of trash! WOW!
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Ms. Randall beams with pride and joy for her 4th graders!

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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, beginning in the back row: Eli Browne, Caroline Pfeifer, Graciella Fulton, Lilianny Guzman, Skyleigh Vierra, Chelsie Doolin, Tiago Alves, JD Guerrero Saucedo, Principal Baldwin, Aleisah Miller, Abel Garcia, Hudson Roeber, Cooper Emmons, Roan Baldwin, Jacob Brewer, Jonah Peters, and Ryan Straub.

First Grade Peter Rabbit Play and Mother's Day Tea!

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5th Grade Math Games

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4th Grade STEAM class. The challenge was: Would you rather build the tallest tower with 15 index cards or 10 sheets of paper???

1st place came in at 129cm!
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Upcoming Events/Activities

Tuesday, May 17

6:00pm-8:00pm PK8’s Got Talent Show

Friday, May 20

AR and IXL Deadline

Monday, May 23

6:00pm NFHS Graduation

Tuesday, May 24

AR Rec Center Party

Wednesday, May 25

7th/8th Grade Service Day

4th Quarter AR Reward Lunches @ the Park

Thursday, May 26

Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 27

Last Day of School

Field Day & 8th Grade Celebration

11:30am Students Dismissed

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How to Earn Eagle Gear with IXL

There are 4 ways to earn eagle gear with IXL:

  1. Growth: 200+ points
  2. Effort: 66 hours
  3. Achievement: 1+ Grade Level (GL) Above the End of Year (EOY) grade expectation
  4. Achievement & Growth: 0.5 GL Above EOY & 100 points growth

The Colorado Department of Education Requests Parent Feedback

As a part of evaluation activities, WestEd is hosting a series of virtual 30-minute parent focus groups the week of May 16-20, 2022. The parent focus groups will provide an opportunity to parents to provide direct feedback about their experiences with reading instruction to the evaluation team. Participation is voluntary. WestEd will not identify who did and did not participate in the focus groups.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the following scheduling link below with parents of K-3 students before May 6. If parents are unable to attend any of the focus groups and would like to provide feedback, they can send their feedback directly to coreadactproject@wested.org.

Scheduling link: https://calendly.com/jmccrar/colorado-read-act-focus-group?month=2022-05&date=2022-05-02
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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

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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The Nature Connection will be sponsoring a couple family events over the next 3 weeks. We'd love to see you out there on the trails!

1) May 7th Gear Swap and Trail Race @ Hotchkiss. This event features running and biking races for the whole family on the new family-friendly trails surrounding North Fork High School. Events include: Adult, Youth and Kids biking and trail running (1k, 5k and 10k.) Proceeds from the race will benefit high schoolers working on trails across the county. Check out this video to see their work! We will provide bikes for anyone wanting to borrow a bike for the race.

-->> Register with this link. <<--

Come for the race, stay for the swap! We will be selling used and new outdoor gear including bikes, SUPs and more! The NEW Nature Connection Climbing Wall will also make its debut. Read more about the event here.

2) April 30th and May 14th The City of Delta is hosting two bike races for the whole family. The first is on April 30th at Crossroad Park (NF HS.) The second, on May 14th is at Confluence Park in Delta. Start time for both races is 9am. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. Bike lending will also be available for racers (and non-racers) at the event. Bring family, neighbors, friends and try out some bikes on the pump track?

Register for this race here.

Not into racing but want to volunteer? Contact me: bgraves@deltaschools.com. We'd love to see you out there celebrating the trails that youth in our community have helped build. Happy Spring!

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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

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