--Peek at Our Week-Sept 26, 2022

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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The Eagle Has Landed

Great work STUCO on commissioning a local artist for the eagle and funding the whole project!!!
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7th Grade Team Building at Camp Cedaredge!

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Attendance Challenge Teams talk attendance!

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Mr. Cox jumps in on a 4-square game!

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1st Grade supports the Miners!

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Saturday, September 24

Race Registration Link


PK8 Fundraiser! All funds go directly to student awards, activities, and to support our teachers!

We are really excited to announce that this year we will be hosting the Mountain Harvest Festival 5k Fun Run at the Paonia K-8 school. The course will take participants around the school grounds, through the halls, and down along River Park trails. It should be a really fun morning and a great excuse to support the students and staff of Paonia K-8.

The race will take place on Saturday, September 24, starting and finishing at the school. Registration begins at 7:30 am, with the race start at 8:30 am. There will be medals and swag for everyone who finishes, along with lots of award categories.

You can pre-register here: https://form.jotform.com/91545399012156

We can't wait to see you on Saturday!

--Paonia K-8 Parent Organization

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Monday, September 26

Parent/Teacher Conferences

NO SCHOOL for K-5 students

YES SCHOOL for 6-8 students

Conferences begin at 12:00pm for K-5

Conferences begin at 4:00pm for 6-8

Forms went home for you to fill out to communicate your preferred time with us. You will be receiving information from your teacher with your scheduled time. This information will go home in your TUESDAY EXPRESS.

Conferences are ESSENTIAL to support your child in developing a relationship with their teacher! This starts with YOUR relationship with their teacher.

Let's reach 100% attendance for P/T conferences!

P/T Conferences Teacher Dinner Sign-Up

Our PPO is coordinating volunteers to bring soup, salad, bread or desserts for our PK8 teachers for dinner on conference night. We appreciate this meal each year so very much!

P/T Conferences Teacher Dinner Sign Up: Monday, September 26


Please drop off no later than 5:00pm!

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Bookfair begins Monday, September 26: Volunteers Needed

BookFair is one of our students' favorite time of year. Help us make it happen!

BookFair Volunteers: Monday, September 26 through Friday, September 30


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Please read the above neon typed flyer for information relating to the attendance letters that will begin going out next week.

Thank you!

Trolls Attendance Challenge

Our school theme this year relates to MUSIC, and we have a TROLLS WORLD TOUR ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE that starts next week.

The winning team will be announced at our October 7 assembly. Winning grade levels get an afternoon of fun and games, and those grade level teachers get more afternoon prep time!

The team with the highest attendance wins. We will update attendance rate for each team on the Trolls stage in the commons every day!



BARB = 1ST, 4TH, 7TH


The attendance challenge runs from Monday, September 26 - Friday, October 7.

In order to prepare, our middle school students partnered with students on their team and taught them about attendance and also created a secret team handshake!!!

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Safety Training

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

During this school 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 at that time.

September 29: 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 11: A.L.I.C.E. overview with a focus on Lockdown/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 5: 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 Nature Trail. We will fully evacuate to this location during this training.

March 30: A.L.I.C.E. overview with a focus on a full drill. Teachers will be providing age-appropriate instruction on an overview of A.L.I.C.E. along with an explanation of how to proceed with Lockdown or Evacuate when danger exists. During this practice, students will practice barricading the classroom door in order to prevent classroom entrance or evacuate the building to the Nature Trail. Classroom doors will then only be opened with a key from a school administrator.

Does this happen to anyone else but me...? :-)

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Available at the office:

  • 3rd-6th Peewee Basketball forms (Registration deadline Sept 26)
  • 3rd-6th Garden Club forms
  • Pink Night forms
  • School counselor referral form
  • Free/reduced lunch forms

Choir Auditions

7th and 8th All State Choir Auditions will be held the week of October 3rd after school. Auditions are recorded in Mr Bryants room and sent in. The practice guide can be found HERE. They do have a Facebook and Instagram page for more information! Please let Mr Bryant know on Friday September 30th if your student is intrested!

Facebook: @ColoradoMiddleAllStateChoir

Instagram: @COmiddleallstatechoir

No Tax Increase School District BOND

The School Board approved going for a Ballot Measure on the November 8th election day. Please see the DCSD website for information on the ballot Measure. To find information on the ballot measure, please go to DCSD's website at www.deltaschools.com and click on the link "Building Our Future Together". There you will find information on the proposed bond projects, sample calculations for extending the current tax, the ballot measure, building codes, and community survey results.
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We all love ALL our our PK8 Eagles!


Every Friday, our PPO parents provide Friday snack to all of our staff.

We could use your help with Friday snack! Our teachers appreciate this immensely!

2 days are open for this semester.


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NFHS Pink Night: Thursday, October 6

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(The North Fork High School Pink Night information is attached to this newsletter as well.)

North Fork Children's Christmas Party

Forms are attached and available at the front office
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Breakfast & Lunch at School

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Interactive District MealViewer Website

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


Amelia Baldwin, Principal