--Peek at Our Week--March 7

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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Daytime Custodial Position Available!

Check Out This Video!

Mr. Kuta's Digital Art and Design course created a Claymation of the book Pete the Cat and The Missing Cupcakes. This team partnered with Kindergarten to show their presentation and teach about claymation. Then the middle school students gave the Kindergarteners the opportunity to participate in making their own video and the whole class enjoyed eating cupcakes! Excellent work!
Paonia K-8 Digital Art & Design Course: Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes 2022
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Some people ski...and others just read by the river!

Middle School Lunch--song requests and dancing!

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New window seats and pillows!

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Kindergarten Registration

Thursday, March 17th will be our official spring registration day for students entering Kindergarten next year. This year our school district is continuing an online registration procedure. You may register your new students by visiting our school webpage, www.deltaschools.com, and clicking on the ‘Student Registration' button on the left side of the webpage. If your child is in BELA, and you plan on attending PK8 please let our office staff know of your intent. If you do not have internet access you may visit our school on March 17th, and we will have computers available for registration. If you know someone who has a 5 year old, please remind them to come by our school office. Potential parents are also welcome to come visit our kindergarten classroom anytime. Please call to set up a time.

Parent Volunteers for Teacher P/T Conference Dinner

Each year, the members of PPO provide dinner to the teachers during Parent/Teacher conferences. We would like to put this out to all families and request for some families to help support our Paonia Parents Organization by signing up to bring soup, salad, bread, dessert or drink.


You may sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a5ab2fa0ffc07-parentteacher


Please drop off food no later than 5:15pm.

Upcoming Events/Activities

Wednesday, March 16: DISCO Field Trip - Montrose Rec Center

Thursday, March 17: Kindergarten Registration

Friday, March 18: 6th-8th Powderhorn Ski/Snowboard Day

Monday, March 21: No School = Teacher Inservice Day

Tuesday, March 22: Report Cards go home

Tuesday, March 22: 7th/8th Grade Track Interest Meeting

Saturday, March 26: MS Wrestling at Olathe Invitational

Monday, March 28: 7/8 Track Practice Starts

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Attendance Policy

In 2018, our school district adopted a new attendance policy. Due to COVID, the protocol for attendance was different than the norm. We have resumed protocols with our attendance policy, with the understanding of many extenuating family circumstances.


Here are some reminders about school attendance:


· School attendance is mandatory for children six years of age and older by Colorado State Law.

· For attendance tracking purposes, an absence is counted, whether it is excused or not.

· An absence occurs when a student misses more than 45 minutes of a morning or afternoon learning period.

· After 4 absences, the school will mail a letter to families notifying them of the number of absences.

· After 6 absences, a meeting will be scheduled with the principal and family to create an Attendance Improvement Plan.

· After 9 absences, a meeting may be held with the family and the School District Attendance Review Board.

· A tardy occurs if a student arrives between 8:05 and 8:45, or leaves between 2:40 and 3:25.

· Families are encouraged to provide the school with documentation of doctor’s appointments when students are absent for health appointments.

· Families are encouraged to meet with the school administration prior to any extended family vacations in order to complete the Attendance Improvement Plan.


The purpose of this district policy is to ensure that students are present at school to the greatest extent possible. We want to work with families to reduce the number of absences and ensure the greatest amount of learning for all of our students.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the attendance policy.

6th Grade Field Trip Fundraiser!

The sixth graders will be selling Butter Braids to fundraise for their annual trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science!


The fundraiser dates are scheduled for 2/21-3/7 with delivery to take place on 3/16.


Orders can be placed with 6th grade students or online! Each 6th grader's name will be on the website; however, if parents would like to order and don't know a specific 6th grader, they can order under their child's grade level (Kinder, 1st, 2nd, etc.)


https://bit.ly/butterbraids4PK8

CMAS Testing Dates

Our annual state student assessments begin in March. This year PK8 students will be taking CMAS (3rd-8th grade Language Arts and Math and 5th & 8th grade Science) tests. Each scheduled day of testing will include one online testing session of approximately 60 minutes.


8th Grade: March 22-25, 28-29, April 5-7
7th Grade: March 30-April 1, April 4-6

6th Grade: March 30-April 1, April 4-6

5th grade March 22-25, 28-29, April 12-14
4th Grade April 7-8, 11-14

3rd Grade April 7-8, 11-14


Students will only take one test on each of these days in our tech lab (unless they must take
make-ups). Our experience tells us that students test better with their class, so please try and schedule around these dates.

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Powderhorn Ski Days

Mark your calendars!


All forms for 6th-8th to sign up have been sent home. Please contact the office if you need a form.


The last 6th-8th Powderhorn Ski Day is March 18.


Additional details and information will be sent out later this month.


*Lesson, ticket and rental $70.00

*Lesson, ticket or rental $65.00

*Lesson only $60.00

Forms in the Office

  • Baseball (Due April 1st)

Art Activity For Teens

Teen Art Night
13+
Free
Fridays at 4pm beginning 3/11
at Blue Sage Loft
226 Grand Ave

contact Nina Clouse for details: christina@integratedinsighttherapy.com

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Big Little Hearts, a virtual grief support group

Join HopeWest Kids for Big Little Hearts, a virtual grief support group for adults who are supporting children or teens experiencing grief. The group is a safe and caring place to explore grief and its impact on the family.


Big Little Hearts offers education and support regarding the grieving process through topics of discussion, Q&A, handouts and activity ideas for families. We ask that participants commit to attending all six sessions in order to receive the full benefit of the support.

Big Little Hearts is a free community service offered by HopeWest. Registration is required.

Call (970) 245-5377 for more information and to register

https://www.hopewestco.org/hopewest-kids/#grief-support-groups

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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.)


Sincerely,


Amelia Baldwin, Principal