--Peek at Our Week-Sept 5, 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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4th grade figuring it all out

Available at the office:

  • 3rd-6th Peewee Basketball forms (Registration deadline Sept 26)
  • 3rd-5th Garden Club (begins Thursday, September 6)
  • Pink Night forms
  • School counselor referral form
  • Free/reduced lunch forms

Boys Basketball Coach Needed

We are in need of a boys basketball coach! This is a paid position for October through December. Please call 970-527-4882 or email Sam Cox at sam.cox@deltaschools.com if you are interested or with any questions.

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.)


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!


3rd-5th Grade Garden Club

Garden club starts back up again on Thursday, September 8 - Thursday, October 6 from 3:30-4:30 at the PK8 Garden. This is open to Paonia K-8 3rd-5th graders.

First Garden Club: Thursday, September 8th at 3:30-4:30.

Please pick up a form at the front office to sign up.

North Fork High School Homecoming Week

Sept 12 - Sept 16
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Attention 7th and 8th Graders! (Forms attached and at the front office. Forms due to PK8 by Tuesday, Sept 13)

Delta County Student Advisory Committee

The Delta County School Board and Superintendent believe that student perspectives provide important information as they lead and make decisions for the Delta County School District. The Delta County Student Advisory Committee (DSAC) will serve as one connection for students to be informed and have their voices heard within our School District. A School Board Liaison and the Superintendent will support the student advisory committee work.

The following points outline the specifics of the DSAC: Responsibilities:

• To provide input and ideas into district issues/decisions.

• To be an advisory group to the School Board and the Superintendent.

• To represent all of the students in the District and their respective schools.

• The School Board intends that the educational experience for the members of the DSAC are challenging, valuable and allow the students to contribute to the effective operation of the district. Meeting Structure and Responsibility:

• The DSAC will meet regularly during the year - a minimum of once a month, 1-2 hours in length.

• The School Board and full student advisory committee will meet once a year in joint meetings.

• Members will develop and design annual goals with the Superintendent and present these to the School Board.

• The student leadership team will run the committee meetings and develop a meeting schedule for the upcoming year.

• The DSAC will select a president, vice-president and secretary to create the DSAC Leadership Team. A $250 scholarship will be awarded to DSAC officers.

• The DSAC secretary will compile meeting minutes for delivery at school board meetings.

• The School Board recommends that the Student Leadership Team (President):

o Attend all regular meetings of the school board; and, upon invitation by the Board Chair, attend work sessions of the school board.

o Review all materials prior to board meetings.

o Provide brief updates to the Board re: matters related to the DSAC and district students

Homework Tips

Here are some tips to guide the way:

  1. Know the teachersand what they're looking for. Attend school events, such as parent-teacher conferences, to meet your child's teachers. Ask about their homework policies and how you should be involved. (Our parent teacher conferences are on Monday, September 26!)
  2. Set up a homework-friendly area. Make sure kids have a well-lit place to complete homework. Keep supplies — paper, pencils, glue, scissors — within reach.
  3. Schedule a regular study time. Some kids work best in the afternoon, following a snack and play period; others may prefer to wait until after dinner.
  4. Help them make a plan. On heavy homework nights or when there's an especially hefty assignment to tackle, encourage your child break up the work into manageable chunks. Create a work schedule for the night if necessary — and take time for a 15-minute break every hour, if possible.
  5. Keep distractions to a minimum. This means no TV, loud music, or phone calls.
  6. Make sure kids do their own work. They won't learn if they don't think for themselves and make their own mistakes. Parents can make suggestions and help with directions. But it's a kid's job to do the learning.
  7. Be a motivator and monitor. Ask about assignments, quizzes, and tests. Give encouragement, check completed homework, and make yourself available for questions and concerns.
  8. Set a good example. Do your kids ever see you diligently balancing your budget or reading a book? Kids are more likely to follow their parents' examples than their advice.
  9. Praise their work and efforts. Post an aced test or art project on the refrigerator. Mention academic achievements to relatives.
  10. If there are continuing problems with homework, get help. Talk about it with your child's teacher. Some kids have trouble seeing the board and may need glasses; others might need an evaluation for a learning problem or attention disorder.

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