Ponderosa Weekly

Friday, September 30, 2022

A message from our Principal, Jamie Lockwood

Hello everyone and welcome to October! It was a great last week of September with our first school wide assembly on our monthly focus of Respect. Please ask you child how they were respectful at school and if they earned a Golden Globe. Our goal is to fill our school mosaic by winter break and if we do it before fall break they get an extra reward.


"It takes a village to raise a child and I chose to be

an actively-participating member of my village." Megan Davis

Global Ambassadors

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Introducing Zach, Rocco and Oakley

During the 2022-2023 school year, your child may have the opportunity to meet Rocco and Oakley, two certified therapy dogs with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, along with their volunteer/handler. Our animal volunteers may occasionally visit or greet students in their classroom and learn about their job as a certified therapy dog under the instructional direction of school district personnel.


This program has been done in the past with no serious injuries or allergic reactions. However, if you have any concerns for allergies to pet dander or if your child has any aversions or fears to dogs, please contact the school office, and we will accommodate accordingly.

REMEMBER TO SET UP THE APPROPRIATE ACCOUNT FOR YOUR STUDENT!

Please remember to set up the appropriate account for your family:

Breakfast & Lunch Menu's can be found at:

Student meal prices for the 2022/2023 school year are as follows:

  • $ 1.75 Breakfast
  • $ 3.00 Lunch
  • $ 1.00 Milk

Ponderosa Panda's really work hard!

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 - 6:00 PM - PTA


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 - PANDA PROWL


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 - NO SCHOOL (Staff work day)


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 - 3:30 - 7:30 PM - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 - NO SCHOOL - PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 - NO SCHOOL - TEACHER EXCHANGE DAY


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - NO SCHOOL - THANKSGIVING BREAK

PTA Panda Prowl Spirit Week

Monday, October 10 - Pajama Day

Tuesday, October 11 - Every class wears a color

  • Early Childhood - wear Green
  • Kindergarten - wear Orange
  • 1st Grade - wear Blue
  • 2nd Grade - wear Purple
  • 3rd Grade - wear Red
  • 4th Grade - wear Black
  • 5th Grade - wear Yellow
Wednesday, October 12 - Crazy Hair Day

Thursday, October 13 - Panda Gear Day for the Panda Prowl!

Panda Prowl Schedule on Thursday, October 13, 2022

  • Kindergarten & AM Early Childhood - 9:30 - 9:50 am
  • PM Early Childhood - 1:30 - 1:50 pm
  • 1st Grade - 10:00 - 10:20 am
  • 2nd Grade - 2:00 - 2:20 pm
  • 3rd Grade - 10:30 - 10:50 am
  • 4th Grade - 9:00 - 9:20 am
  • 5th Grade - 8:30 - 8:50 am

If you are a registered volunteer and would like to help out with the Panda Prowl, pleas contact PTA at info.pespta@gmail.com

Ponderosa PTA

PTA meeting: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

  • We will meet on the playground if the weather is nice
  • Childcare and pizza for the kids - RSVP on the PTA Facebook or email info.pespta@gmail.com

To Contact PTA:

Email us at info.pespta@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/PonderosaPTA/

See more PTA information at https://www.thompsonschools.org/domain/256

Crossroads Adventure Center

If you are looking for additional childcare options for children ages 5-13 on non-school days, please see the attached flyer from Crossroads Adventure Center.

Before & After School Care

The YMCA of Northern Colorado offers safe and structured care for Ponderosa students before and after school. YMCA is open from 7:00 am until the start of school and from 3:10 pm until 6:00 pm each day after school. For more information or to register, please go to: https://www.ymcanoco.org/toddler-to-teen/thompson/before-after-school-care

Fundraising that helps without spending additional money!