Pomona January Newsletter

2023

Did you know that just 10 minutes of reading a day will change your child’s life?

While that may seem like a big statement to make, numerous studies have consistently shown that 10 minutes of exposure to reading materials each day is all it takes to positively shape your child’s future.
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January: Short and sweet

Welcome back everyone,


I personally want to thank all of you for getting your amazing children to school every day and on time. This makes a huge difference in their learning, social well-being, and teaching.


January always seems to be the month to set goals. We would like to ask you to help us reach our goal of 100% of our kids reading every day outside of school. If you have your kids read every day we are going to see amazing things as a community. As stated above, "Positively shape your child's future."

PBL KID REQUEST

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School Performance Award

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Once again Pomona is a Performance School. Congrats to our whole community. This wouldn't happen without all of the support.

Upcoming Events

School of Choice

The D51 School of Choice window for the 2023-24 school year opens at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 23rd. If your child is attending Pomona on a transfer request and you would like him/her to have the opportunity to remain at Pomona next year, you must complete a School of Choice application. If your child already attends Pomona as a School of Choice, you do not need to fill out another School of Choice application.

Please be sure your ParentVue account is updated prior to the window opening.

2nd Grade Music program: (Barn Yard Theme)

Tuesday, January 24th at 6 PM our 2nd graders will be presenting their musical talents in the Gym. If you have a 2nd grader please have those kids to the music room at 5:45 when the doors open. All are welcome to come and enjoy the show.


Barn Yard theme: 2nd graders wear those overalls, jeans, cowboy boots, or whatever you have that you might see on a farm.

Science Night at Eureka

Science Night at Eureka! McConnell Science Museum Jan 26th, 5:30-7:30. Look for information on this event coming in the new year!
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Lions Grant and Parade

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We received a $ 2700.00 Lions Grant for an Aquos Board for our STEAM Lab. This is a really big deal for us.


Part of the grant expectations is that we participate in the Lions Parade on February 18th. We want to invite everyone to come out and represent Pomona! This Aquos board is used by every learner in our school.


This parade is not a heavy lift. We show up at 12:30, walk in the parade at 1, and that's it. If you want to go to the carnival after you certainly can.


We will walk Main Street from the Convention Center to the 7th street roundabout.


Plus, who gets to be in a parade? US! How many parades have you been in? How many Pomona Kids have been in a parade? I would guess not many. Let's show Grand Junction what Pomona is all about.



The theme is "How the West was won". So Wild west costumes are very welcome!



Below is the invite, we need to know the rough number of Pomona participants.

Lions Grant Part two

As part of the grant, we are also responsible to donate 10 decorated cakes for the cake booth. The money raised goes towards the grants like ours.


More information on this coming soon.

What happens in STEAM Lab?

Let me tell you what happens! The pure joy of learning, exploring, engineering, problem-solving, collaboration, and curiosity.


Better yet. Ask your kids what they do in STEAM Lab and what they learned. Watch their faces light up.

Girls on the Run

Calling all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls! The Girls on the Run Spring 2023 season starts this February and registration is open! GOTR is a program that inspires girls to build confidence, kindness, and decision-making skills all while playing games, building relationships, and running! Practices at Pomona will be held Tuesday and Thursday after school from 4:00-5:30.

To register, click https://www.pinwheel.us/register/index/GOTR-WC-S23-Program?sid=2c62945e2d52487c874b2934f5a92861

Any Questions, contact Kari Dworkin at kdworkin@d51schools.org.

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More to come very soon.

Parking Lot Addition: RAIN!!!

The addition to our South parking lot has slowed down due to all the rain. We are looking at a few more weeks and it will be officially open. This new addition may lead to some changes in the near future.

P.T.O.

Our PTO is amazing. Just about everything you see at Pomona, from Aquos Boards to our Art teacher comes from major support of PTO. I cannot thank you and PTO enough for supporting the school and the kids. PTO does have a Facebook page and a website (see links right below).

PTO website

Calendars, events, etc.

Reminder

Drop off at Pomona is at 8:30 AM. We do not have staff available before that time. Please do not drop off learners before 8:30 AM.


Pick up: Monday - Thursday is between 3:55-4:10. Fridays: 1:55-2:10. If you need to pick kids up after 4:10 or 2:10 on Fridays, we have an after-school program. That information can be picked up in the office.