South Elementary Mustangs

November Newsletter South Elementary 2021-22

Message from the Principal

Dear Families of South Elementary Mustangs,

Welcome to the month of November! We are a full quarter into the school year and we are so grateful that we have been able to sustain in-person learning in a safe environment for our students and staff members thus far this year. Thank you so much for your patience, flexibility, and support as we continue to do our best each and every day to live our vision of MUSTANG P.R.I.D.E. and FUTURE READY at South in all we do and say.

Thank you for attending our conferences with teachers during our Parent-Teacher Connection Week. It’s so very important to work together to support our students at South and the partnership between school and home makes student success that much more possible. We appreciate your time to meet with us as well as the support you provide your child from home in working toward being FUTURE READY!

We are in our second year of AVID Elementary Implementation at South Elementary and experiencing great success with the implementation. AVID Elementary is a schoolwide program that focuses on the strategies necessary for students to develop in order to fully prepare for a successful future and helps our students to become FUTURE READY! We are using AVID’s guiding structure of WICOR (Writing - Inquiry - Collaboration - Organization - Reading) to help us develop our next step each year as we work to continue to improve our learning environment and our learning experiences at South. Last year our focus was Organization and this year our focus is Collaboration. Please ask your student what new collaboration and/or teamwork learning activities they are participating in at school! We’re having a South Elementary AVID Parent Informational Night on Thursday, November 11th from 5:30-6:30PM. We would love to see as many parents there as possible. Here is information to join us:

South AVID Parent Information NIght Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 958 1637 5972

Passcode: qjlMJTqJ

Thank you for your continued support in working with us to support the learning and growth of your student(s). In the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving this month, please know how grateful we are for your support and for the opportunity to educate your children at South Elementary!


Mrs. Kristen Puzio

Principal, South Elementary



Perseverance - Respect & Relationships - Integrity - Discipline - Effort

Estimadas familias de la Primaria South,

¡Bienvenidos al mes de noviembre! Llevamos un trimestre completo en el año escolar y estamos muy agradecidos de haber podido mantener el aprendizaje en persona en un ambiente seguro para nuestros estudiantes y miembros del personal. Muchas gracias por su paciencia, flexibilidad y apoyo mientras continuamos haciendo nuestro mejor esfuerzo todos los días para vivir nuestra visión de ORGULLO MUSTANG y LISTOS AL FUTURO en todo lo que hacemos y decimos.

Gracias por asistir a nuestras conferencias con maestros durante nuestra Semana de Conexión de Padres y Maestros. Es muy importante trabajar juntos para apoyar a nuestros estudiantes en South y la asociación entre la escuela y el hogar sea mucho más posible para tener éxito con los estudiantes. ¡Agradecemos su tiempo para reunirse con nosotros, así como el apoyo que le brinda a su hijo desde casa para trabajar y para estar LISTO PARA EL FUTURO!

Estamos en nuestro segundo año de implementación de AVID en la Primaria South y estamos experimentando gran éxito. ¡AVID es un programa para toda la escuela que se enfoca en las estrategias necesarias para que los estudiantes se desarrollen a fin de prepararse completamente para un futuro exitoso y ayuda a nuestros estudiantes a estar LISTOS PARA EL FUTURO! Estamos utilizando la estructura de guía de AVID de WICOR (Escritura - Investigación - Colaboración - Organización - Lectura, en Inglés es: Writing - Investigation - Collaboration - Organization - Reading) para ayudarnos a desarrollar nuestro próximo paso cada año mientras trabajamos para mejorar nuestro entorno de aprendizaje y nuestras experiencias de aprendizaje en South. El año pasado nuestro enfoque fue la Organización y este año nuestro enfoque es la colaboración. ¡Pregúntele a su estudiante en qué nuevas actividades de aprendizaje de colaboración y / o trabajo en equipo está participando en la escuela! Vamos a tener una Noche Informativa para Padres sobre AVID el jueves 11 de noviembre a las 5:30 de la tarde hasta las 6:30. Nos encantaría ver tantos padres como sea posible. Aquí encuentra el enlace para unirse con nosotros ese dia:

South AVID Junta informativa para padres Zoom Meeting

ID de la reunión: 958 1637 5972 Código de acceso: qjlMJTqJ

Gracias por su continuo apoyo al trabajar con nosotros para apoyar el aprendizaje y mejoramiento de sus estudiantes. En gratitud y acción de gracias de este mes, sepa lo que tan agradecidos que estamos por su apoyo y por la oportunidad de educar a sus hijos en la Primaria South!


Sra. Kristen Puzio

Directora, Primaria South



Perseverancia - Respeto y Relaciones - Integridad - Disciplina - Esfuerzo


Health Office


You will find the information regarding immunizations at the bottom of this newsletter. You will be able to download the documents. If you have any questions feel free to call the office and speak to our Health Aide Ana at the number listes below. Thank you.


Usted puede encontrar la información sobre vacunas al final de este boletín informativo. Allí puede bajar los documentos. Si usted tiene cualquier duda o pregunta favor de llamar a la oficina y puede hablar con la Señora Saldaña al numbero de abajo. Gracias.

Ana Saldaña

Health Aide

South Elementary


Counselor's Corner

October was bullying prevention month! We taught all students what bullying is as defined by our school:

1. Issue has happened over and over again

2. The same people are involved

3. What happened was on purpose

4. It hurt (body or feelings). If a student believes he or she is being bullied, they can go through this list with a teacher, and if the situation meets all 4 criteria, we consider this a bullying situation. We take these situations very seriously. Please talk to your student about bullying, the importance of standing up for one another, and what to do if he/she is a victim of bullying. It takes a village!

If your family needs support for Thanksgiving dinner meals, please contact the main office. We haven't heard if we are getting meals donated yet, but we usually do and want to start a list of families in need. As always, we also have clothing, weekend food bags, school supplies, and a limited number of winter coats. If you need these things as well, you can contact the main office.

Don't forget, the Colorado Crisis Services are only a text away and can provide you with any mental health support that you might need during these challenging and unpredictable times. Text TALK to 38255 or call 1-844-493-8255. They can help you with anxiety, depression, loneliness, trouble sleeping, suicidal thoughts, substance use, and more. We have to make sure that our own selves are healthy, nourished and supported if we are going to be providing the utmost care, concern, and love for our kiddos and loved ones.

Laurie McPherson

School Counselor



Student Absence Reporting

Parents will receive an email and text every morning by 7:30 with a link to fill out a health form for their student if they are sick and experiencing Covid-19 symptoms. If they need to excuse their student for some other reason, they still need to call the attendance line at 303-655-2600.


School Fees

School fees will be assessed to all students for registration and technology fees. Please check your students' Infinite Campus for details. We have options to pay your fees.

Paying Fees Online:

  1. Go to

  2. Click on the link, “Fee Payment” and this will take you to the credit card system.

  3. If you don’t have an account, you will have to create one.

South Payment: Cash or Check:

You may bring your payment to the office either cash or check. If you are able, cash payments must be exact change only as we cannot always make change. If you turn in more money than you owe on your account, what is leftover will be added to your account to apply to future fees.

You can also mail your check to:

South Elementary

305 S 5th Ave

Brighton, CO 80601

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Cosby at 303-655-2600 or

Due to Covid-19 we are unable to have parents/guardians in the building.

Thank you and have a great day!

Chromebook Assistance

Chromebook Resources for 2021-2022 live in this folder: Chromebook Supports 2021-2022 As a reminder to families, if your student needs to take a chromebook home, best practice is to charge the Chromebook nightly. Your student needs to return the charger and the chromebook to school.

Other Chromebook Resources:

One2Web Parent Letter

One2Web Student Guide

COVID-19 Reminders

  • Just a reminder that if your student exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms, to please keep them home.
  • If your student has been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID19, please contact our COVID Site Coordinators immediately.
  • If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please contact our COVID site coordinators immediately.

South Elementary COVID Site Coordinator:

Ana Saldaña 303-655-2628 email to


Important Dates

November 22nd - 26th Fall Break

Fechas de importancia:

22 hasta el 26 de noviembre Descanso de Otoño


Main Office - 303-655-2600

Attendance Line - 303-655-2600

Counseling Office - 303-655-2612

South Health Clinic - 303-655-2628

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Hey South Elementary Families and Friends! See the attached flyer for career opportunites in 27J.
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Colorado School Safety Hotline - or 1-877-542-7233

Community Reach (24hr Mental Health) - 303-853-3600 or 303-853-3500

Suicide Hotline (Local 24hr) - 303-853-3600

Yellow Ribbon (Suicide) - 1-800-784-2433

Adams County Social Services - 303-412-5212

Pennock Center for Counseling - 303-655-9065

Salud Family Health Center - 303-659-4000

Platte Valley Medical Center (ER) - 303-659-1531

Rape Assistance/Awareness Center (RAAP) 24hr - 303-322-7273

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