--Peek at Our Week--September 20

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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At PK8, we value partnerships.

We love to partner with families as school volunteers in the classroom or to read with students. We welcome as many reading partners as we can get!

Also, if you have something that you do for work or something to share, please let us know. Guest speakers and presenters are welcome too.

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Friday's After School Chess Club!

Marshmallow Challenge

Learn to Bike Program

The Learn to Bike Program is provided to PK8 through The Nature Connection. The Nature Connection will bring bikes for Kindergarten through 3rd grade students and work with students on bike safety and bike riding skills. This program begins next week and runs through October 1.

This year, our 3rd graders will be going on a field trip to ride at the Crossroads Park (at TNC in Hotchkiss) on October 1st, from 9 AM to 12 PM. They will split into two groups; one group will be riding and the other will be doing biking-oriented environmental education activities. Groups will switch halfway through.

Homecoming Dress Up Days

Next week is Homecoming Week for the North Fork High School! We will celebrate with them and have our own Spirit Week starting Monday.

Monday: Backwards (Wear your clothes backwards)

Tuesday: Crazy Socks & Shoes Day

Wednesday: Students Dress Like Teachers & Teachers Dress Like Students Day

Thursday: Crazy Hat or Hair Day

Friday: Red & Black Day

PK8 Fun Run 5K/1K on Saturday, Sept 26

We are excited to let you know that you have another opportunity to exercise, be part of Mountain Harvest Festival, enjoy a lovely autumn morning in Paonia, collect fun schwag, and show your support for the students and teachers of Paonia K8!

On Sunday, September 26, the Paonia K8 Parents Organization will be back at Paonia Town Park to kick off this year's Harvest 5k. The race is scheduled to start at 8:30 am, with pre-registration opening at 7:30 am. We'll have awards for various age groups, as well as youngest and oldest finishers.

Race timing and registration are courtesy of ScottMeets.

You can pre-register now at https://sites.google.com/view/scottmeets/mountain-harvest-festival-5k?fbclid=IwAR0oDUieRmdKP58TjQtPWI15YjE2cAbnr6TgC4sNQWoRy1tlIt_GTBy1A4E

New this year, we'll be offering a 1k super fun run at the park for kids and anyone else who wants to participate without running the full distance.

We can't wait to see you on September 26!

Thank you for your support,

Paonia K8 Parents


Monday, September 27

Parent/Teacher Conferences

(The is no school for Kinder-5th graders; 6th-8th graders are in school.)

12:00pm-8:00pm Kinder-5th Conferences

4:00pm-8:00pm 6th-8th Conferences

(Please check your Tuesday Express for your scheduled day and time.)

Scholastic Book Fair Begins → Oct 1

Tuesday, September 28

4:00pm 7/8 Volleyball at Olathe MS

4:00pm 7/8 Football at Centennial MS

4:00pm-8:00pm 6th-8th Conferences

Wednesday, September 29

Picture Day!

Friday, October 1

3rd Grade Learn to Bike Field Trip

PK8 Garden Work Day!

Dress for Success

At PK8, we do not only learn by sitting at desks. We learn outside, we read laying down on the floor, and we move to learn! Please consider clothing given our learning strategies. The armholes of sleeveless shirts must come up to the bottom of the armpit. Skirts and shorts must be long enough considering flexible learning. And if a student raises his/her hand, there should be no midriff showing.

An easy way to check before you walk out the door is our fun saying: "Raise your hands, touch your toes, if anything shoes, go change your clothes."

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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