Tavelli Elementary GO TIGERS!!

2022-23

Parent Information for Tavelli


Welcome to Tavelli Elementary School!!


We are so excited about our STEAM focus. S.T.E.A.M. is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. A STEAM school focuses on these subjects to help our nation's youth gain the skills required to succeed in today's challenging world. This includes the ability to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science, math, and technology; while using the Arts to look at learning and problem solving with a creative lens. S.T.E.A.M is an effort to help prepare our students for the workforce of tomorrow. All sectors of the workforce--from entry-level jobs to more advanced positions are requiring workers to have a greater capacity to think critically, work independently, and apply an ever-widening set of skills required for the workforce.


Our faculty and staff hope that the 2022-23 school year will be both educationally profitable and enjoyable. It is our desire to work together to help each child grow to his/her fullest potential. We know that parents are an integral part of our educational process. To obtain this goal we desire to work cooperatively and make communication between home and school a priority. Our students thrive in a rigorous learning environment where high expectations are evident.


This document is intended to communicate answers to the most frequently asked questions and to provide communication of our school’s guidelines, expectations, and policies.


Tavelli is a PBIS school and we expect all students will follow the Tavelli Motto: Do your best, Do what is right, Respect others, self, and property. Tavelli school rules are implemented for the physical safety and well-being of our children and also to ensure a smoothly operating school with an optimum learning climate.


The faculty and staff at Tavelli are wonderful and dedicated professionals who are excited and eager to work with your children this school year. They believe in building relationships with you and your child. Teachers differentiate lessons. Our schedule allows time for enrichment and intervention learning activities. The Spark Lab is another exciting opportunity for our students. We have several activities during the year for you to participate in. Please check out our website for these dates.


TOGETHER we can achieve great things.


As your child’s principal, I look forward to working with you and making this a most productive and enjoyable school year. I welcome you to Tavelli. Please feel free to reach out at any time. Thank you for sharing your children with us.

Respectfully,


Christine Hendricks, Principal

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Who's Who at Tavelli

Faculty


Principal- Christine Hendricks

Assistant Principal -Shirley Woods

Office Manager- Linda Foreman

Secretary/Office Clerk- Jane Spomer

Preschool- Susan Aronson

Preschool Paraprofessional- Jennifer Cavarra

Kindergarten- Liz Boeck, Jennifer Perkins, Abby Reynolds, Emily Lehman

Grade One – Naomi Gomez, Lizzie Taft, Evan Daldegan, Jackie Vasquez

Grade Two – Stephanie Merrill, Karen Iverson, Kim Olsen, Lizzie Revay

Grade Three – Rachel Nelson, Lisa Evans, Christina McKay, Haley Unruh

Grade Four – Katy Dermody, Ara McKelvey, Kelsey Sullivan, Sarah Schooly

Grade Five- Julie Bolton, Cori Coleman, Angie Trybe, Haleigh Alexander

Art-Katie Robinson

Music- Tara Sparks

Physical Education – Brad Deal

Media Specialist – Rob Deakin

Science- Lisa Musante

Integrated Services- Stefanie Gotthold and Sarah Noehl

Speech- Elise Tobler

OT- Kelli Tolooee

School Psychologist- Lisa Vencill

Interventionist Teachers – Megan George, Kit Garofalo

Interventionist Paraprofessional- Elsabe Van Nieuwenhuizen

MTSS/Coach/GT-Deb Buggle

Math Interventionist/Coach- J. Pearson

Counselor-Sarah Good

ESL/ELA – Kit Garofalo

Nurse-Sarah Johnson

Health Tech/Para- Monica Smith

Custodians – Alexis Ortiz, Tyler Bibbey, Noah Beaven

Cafeteria- Tom Hunter, Paulette Stevens

Paraprofessionals- Vivian Vasquez, Joan Belleau, Nina Frazer, Alex Duncan, Sarah Harris, Julie Lang, Greg Gilmore, Jody Hersh, Osvaldo Sifuentes, Savannah Robinson, Bailey Deal, Stacey Patton, Meredith McCann

In Building Sub-Vannessa Urich

WHAT WE NEED FROM PARENTS/ GUARDIANS


  • Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms/illness. If your child has symptoms or is ill, we will send them home immediately.


  • Make sure your contact information, emergency contacts, health concerns, or legal paperwork are on file in the office. You can check ParentVue and make any changes needed there.


  • For security reasons, you will be REQUIRED to always check in at the office and get a visitors badge. Our campus will be supervised from 8:30-3:40. To keep everyone safe we all must work together. If you see something, please let the office know immediately.


  • If you plan to stay longer than to drop off, pick up, or if you want to visit or volunteer you MUST check in at the office. Our staff will ask to see your badge and escort you to the office to help you check-in. This is to keep your children safe.

Events at Tavelli

You will receive a phone call and email from your child's teacher on August 10th

  • Teachers will provide an overview of the grade-level curriculum
  • Teachers will send out information about classroom expectations

Meet and Greet August 12 from 4:00-6:00 PM

  • Meet the teacher
  • Drop off school supplies
  • Ask Questions

Kindergarten Roundup Aug. 15-16. Open House on Aug. 17. First day for Kinders Aug. 18

20th Annual Duathlon
  • Family event for the whole family, running and biking.

PTO Walkathon

  • PTO's main fundraiser for the school year

Scholastic Book Fair

$20 for 20 Fundraiser (PTO)

Read Across America

  • Celebrating literacy

Conferences

  • Fall -SignUp Genius
  • Spring Conferences-as necessary

Summer Blast Off

  • Celebrating the school year

Always check the calendar on our website for more events.

SOCIAL CONTRACTS

Every classroom has a Social Contract. The Social Contract is not a set of rules! A social contract is defined as "an agreement of behaviors." This agreement is constructed through questions that allow students to respond and discuss how they want their class to run.

The social contract is a fluid document that the class reviews on a regular basis. Everyone must sign and agree to their class social contract.

Security at Tavelli

  • All doors are locked and closed all-day
  • ALL VISITORS ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR
  • Ring the Doorbell to enter
  • Sign in using Raptor (please have your ID)
  • In order to volunteer in a classroom, you will need to register with PSD
  • If you are in the building you MUST sign in at the office and get a visitors badge
  • Security Cameras in use
  • Regular drills practicing routines
  • Dedicated SRO for Tavelli

Clubs at Tavelli

Dream Team
  • Before school tutoring

Running Club

  • Grades K-5

Little Kids Rock

  • Guitar lessons for grades 4-5

Odyssey of the Mind

  • Grades K-5

Battle of the Books

  • Grades 3-5

Communication From Tavelli

Thursday Folders
  • Teachers will send home the weekly folder on Thursday, these need to be returned for the next week.


Update Emails and Callouts are sent from Christine Hendricks, Office Staff, PTO, Dream Team, Mr. Deal, or the school nurse


Thursday Notes from Tavelli

  • Mrs. Spomer sends a weekly note of important information and dates of events


Monthly Newsletters from Tavelli


Weekly/Bi-Weekly/Monthly Classroom Newsletters


Check teacher's learning pages


Tavelli Website https://tav.psdschools.org/

BREAKFAST/LUNCH/SNACKS


Your Child Nutrition team will be providing customers nutritious breakfast and lunches each school day at the best meal value in Northern Colorado! Breakfast meal prices are only $1.50. Lunch meals are only $3.15 for paid student customers. Students that have filled out free and reduced applications Free and Reduced Meals | Poudre School District (psdschools.org) and qualify will continue to receive meals at no cost. If this applies to your student, please complete the free and reduced applications. USDA requires that applications are renewed annually, and they do expire after the first 30 days of the new school year


Snacks
  • Please send 1-2 snacks to school with your child along with a water bottle

Breakfast

  • Students will eat in the cafeteria and then go outside to the playground
  • Menus are published monthly

Lunch

  • Menus are published monthly
  • Students will eat in the cafeteria and then go to the playground.
  • Parents are allowed to come to take their children to lunch or eat outside.


Hands will be washed with soap in the classroom


Lunch Schedule

  • 5th Grade 11:00-11:20
  • Preschool 11:20-11:50
  • 3rd Grade 11:25-11:45
  • 2nd Grade 11:50-12:10
  • 4th Grade 12:10-12:30
  • Kindergarten 12:30-12:55
  • 1st Grade 12:55-1:20

Tavelli Wellness

Happy Birthday Celebrations
  • We encourage our students to participate in movement activities instead of birthday snacks. ALL food must be individually wrapped and store-bought.

Classroom parties

  • Balance of treats vs healthy foods
  • Food must be store-bought and individually wrapped
  • Nothing Homemade

Arrival and Pick Up

Start Time: 8:50

End Time: 3:28


Arrival and Dismissal:

Starting the 22-23 school year we will be going back to our drop-off and pick-up practices prior to our Covid protocols. We are making these changes due to the amount of lost instructional time during the school day. Our staff feels this instructional time is too important to our student's learning and growth.


If your student is eligible to ride the bus, we encourage you to sign them up for this service. This will help with congestion around our school during these times. You can contact transportation at 970.490.3232 or visit the PSD Transportation website if you would like to sign up for a bus.


Morning Drop off: Some procedures have changed!


  • If you arrive at school after 8:50 please bring your child to the main entrance/office door. Our start of school bell rings at 8:50. We do not want students outside classroom doors or on the playground once our staff returns to the building to start classes.
  • All buses will use the designated bus lane in the front of the building on Miramont. This will no longer be a parent drop-off in the front from 8:30-9:00.
  • We still have 4 buses for Tavelli. Therefore, there will be many cars picking up students in the back loop.
  • When you arrive at school, continue to pull forward and stay close to the cones and curbs to allow more distance in the thru lane in the back loop.
  • Drive slowly and use caution in our loading and unloading areas. Please watch for other cars, students, and staff.
  • We will not be loading or unloading students on the driver’s side of the car. This is dangerous and unsafe due to approaching cars. Please have your child ready to unload on the passenger side. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
  • Remain in your cars, this will help make drop-off quicker.
  • Please do not drop off before 8:30. Students go directly to breakfast or the playground. Staff will be on outside duty beginning at 8:30.
  • Please be patient as we will have a lot of cars dropping off students.
  • There WILL NOT be a crossing guard on Greenmont. We ask that you drive slowly on our neighborhood streets and watch for children.
  • Please do not park in front of our neighbors’ driveways. We want to be courteous to our neighbors.
  • We will have traffic control in the morning for vehicles turning on or off of Lemay.


Afternoon Dismissal: Some procedures have changed!


  • All buses will use the designated bus lane in the front of the building on Miramont. This will no longer be a parent pick-up in the front from 3:15-3:50.
  • We still have 4 buses for Tavelli. Therefore, there will be many cars picking up students in the back loop.
  • When you arrive at school, continue to pull forward and stay close to the cones and curbs to allow more distance in the thru lane in the back loop.
  • Drive slowly and use caution in our loading and unloading areas. Please watch for other cars, students, and staff.
  • We will not be loading or unloading students on the Driver’s side of the car. This is dangerous and unsafe due to approaching cars. Please have your child ready to unload on the passenger side. The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.
  • Remain in your cars, this will help make drop-off quicker.
  • Your car visor tags need to be visible to help us with parent pick-up. (We will have these available at the Meet and Greet. If you need a car visor, please contact Jane in the office after the event on Aug. 12th.)
  • Please be patient as we will have a lot of cars picking up students.
  • There WILL NOT be a crossing guard on Greenmont. We ask that you drive slowly on our neighborhood streets and watch for children.
  • Please do not park in front of our neighbors’ driveways. We want to be courteous to our neighbors.
  • We will have traffic control in the afternoons for vehicles turning on or off of Lemay.

Other situations for drop off and pick up.

Contact the Office if you need to change pick up
  • Send a note to school, contact the school early in the day
  • Call and speak to our office staff. (488-6725)

Arriving Late

  • If possible notify the school in advance
  • Leave a message on the attendance line 488-6726
  • If your child is arriving after 8:50, we ask that you drive to the front of the building and have them enter the school through the front doors. There is no supervision for students in the back loop or at individual classroom doors after this time and all exterior doors are locked.

Leaving Early

  • If possible, notify the school in advance
  • Send in a note or contact the office
  • The parent or guardian will need to sign out the student

Absences

  • Contact the school
  • Call the attendance line 488-6726

Medications at school

Medicine at school (Always communicate with the Health Office at 488-6732 or the main office at 488-6725)
  • Provide medication (s) to the health office (students may not carry medicine at school)
  1. Inhalers
  2. Allergy Pens
  3. Over-the-counter meds ( Claritin, Tylenol, Cough drops, etc)
  4. Prescriptions medications


Medication requires a signed form from the child's Doctor

  • States that the child does require the medication
  • Health Office can provide a form for the Dr. to sign

PTO

Do you want to be involved in our school? Consider joining our PTO. Our PTO provides amazing support to our students and staff. Check out the PTO link on our website. https://www.tavellipto.com/

PSD Website

The PSD website has a lot of information. Please check the website if you have questions regarding our district. https://www.psdschools.org/

AlphaBEST

Our school day is 8:50-3:28. Students should not arrive before 8:30 am. If you need before/after care, please check with AlphaBEST.

https://www.alphabest.org/poudreco/

Transportation

PSD is anticipating an increase in ridership in 2022-23, compared to the 2021-22 school year, with possible limitations because of a reduction in routes due to the ongoing bus driver shortage. Currently, Tavelli has 4 buses for the 2022-23 school year.


For more information, go to the PSD website https://www.psdschools.org/programs-services/transportation


If you have transportation questions you can call 490-3232.