Cougar Connect Community Edition
November 7 - November 18
Principal Arellano's Post
Greetings Cougar Families!
We had an eventful week at King. Thank you to those of you who were able to join us for the Renaissance assembly and PBL Showcase. We love having our community in the building. Our students appreciated your time and effort in providing constructive feedback during our showcase.
Please be sure to look for communication coming via Remind from our school and your student's teacher. We communicate important information weekly. If you are having trouble accessing your Remind app, please call the front office. Teachers have sent conference schedules to families. Please be sure to schedule a conference with your student's teacher. This is a time for teachers and school staff to connect, partner, and communicate regarding your student's progress in school.
Please keep an eye on your student's lunch account balance. If you have concerns, please reach out to our Cafeteria Manager, Mrs. Coll. Call the front office and we can transfer your call.
The link for online lunch payments is attached. Your child's student ID number will be on their profile page that you sign off on in the classroom when you meet the teacher. Cash or check can be accepted at the school.
As always, please reach out to your student's teacher or myself with questions or concerns. We hope that you have had an amazing week!
We are noticing a need to focus on our ROARS matrix. Our current focus is on Respect. Please discuss with your student the importance of respect both in and out of school. Ask them how they demonstrate respect at school. Ask them how others respect them at school. I have embedded our Matrix for your review. We utilize our matrix to help students grow in their ability to be learner focused and grow their capacity for responsible citizenship.
FUNd Run Assembly Thursday, November 10th
Our annual FUNd Run assembly will be held on November 10th at 9:15 following the Veteran's Day Music performance. We have sent invites to all of our families of our top winners.
We earned a total of $16,389.46 surpassing our goal of $16,000. Way to go Cougar community!
Our winners are:
Top Fund Raising Class-Hunt's Little Monsters with $ 1,600.55 raised
Runner-Up Fundraising Class-Mrs. Redinbo's Custodians-sweeping up the competition with $1,238.91 raised
Top Laps Run- Staebell's Mountain Lions 292 total laps ran
Runner-Up Laps Run-Mrs. Redinbo's Custodians-sweeping up the competition with a total of 271 laps ran.
Top Male Runner- We have a tie with Hayden and Peyton Gizzi with 18 laps ran
Top Female Runner-Izabella Melendez with 16 laps ran
Top Fundraising Grade- Kindergarten- PJ Day
Top Running Grade- 4th Grade with a total of 833 lap ran-PJ Day
Our Top Money Raisers are:
First Place-Grayson Lucero
Second Place-Nylla Easley
Third Place-Ada Gunderson
Fourth Place-Graham Gunderson
Tied for Fifth Place- Jaysa Myles and Lucas Salcedo
Habits of Success and ROARS Focus
November 7-December 2
Habits of Success Focus: Executive Functions
ROARS Focus: Organization
The skill of executive functioning helps our students in the following ways:
Concentrating, staying organized, juggling lots of things happening at once, and planning for the future.
- Why is it important to be organized at school and home?
- What are steps you can take to be more organized?
- What are the actions that you take when you feel overwhelmed?
- What steps do you take to plan out homework completion?
- Why is it important to plan smaller steps in completing big projects?
Stay in the Loop
Two Week Overview
Monday, November 7
Need to Know:
Tuesday, November 8
Need to Know: 1st Grade Field Trip (Salvador, Schumacher)
Wednesday, November 9
Need to Know: 1st Grade Field Trip (Pesut, Hambly)
Clubs: Battle of the Books am
Thursday, November 10
Need to Know: Veteran's Breakfast 8am, 5th Grade and Choir Concert 6pm
Friday, November 11
Professional Day-NO Students
Monday, November 14
Need to Know: Midterms go home, Spirit Week-Sweater Weather
Tuesday, November 15
Need to Know: Spirit Week-Fall Colors/Fall Flannels
Meetings: PAT Meeting @ SAW
Wednesday, November 16
Need to Know: Spirit Week-Hat Day $1
Clubs: Battle of the Books am
Thursday, November 17
Need to Know: Spirit week-School Pride, Wear Glue & Gold, Vision & Hearing
Friday, November 18
Need to Know: Spirit week-Dress Your Best, Vision & Hearing
Upcoming Assemblies and Importan Events
November 10th-2nd Annual Veteran's Day Breakfast for our Veterans 8:00 in the library
November 10th-5th Grade Music Concert 6:00 in the gym
November 21- 25 - Thanksgiving Break
November 28 - PTO/BAAC Meeting 3:30 pm
The Cougar Nation is a 2022 National ESEA Award recipient
Widefield High School STEM Night
- All visitors must check-in at the front office prior to entering the school building with a picture ID.
- During arrival and dismissal, please maintain the speed limit, stop for students and adults in the crosswalk, and avoid blocking the street. We are partnering with our SROs to ensure speed limits and traffic laws are followed for the safety of our students and community members.
- Please do not drop students off prior to 8:00 a.m. as we do not have duty staff available for supervision.
- All afterschool clubs will end at 4:15. Please be sure to have your student picked up on time. Please be sure to check your Remind app for cancelations or changes to schedules.
- Please be sure to read through the important documents below that are shared with our families in our annual September Communication to famlies.
Specials Team - King Elementary
The King Special's team always goes out of their way to support our school community. They work collaboratively to find solutions, improve systems, and are incredibly flexible. No matter what the day brings, each of our special's team members finds a way to bring lessons that are fun, engaging, and full of learning. We are lucky to have them!
1st Grade Team - King Elementary
The first-grade team at King works together to provide top-notch instruction each and every day. They are a dedicated team, showing initiative in growing our students both academically and socially. They are always willing to grow in their practice and never mind sharing their knowledge. Our first graders are lucky to have each of them at the helm of the classroom!
Kameron Hambly - King Elementary
Ms. Hambly is in her first year of teaching but you would never know that when visiting her classroom! She is organized, creative, respectful to her students, knowledgeable of the curriculum and her classroom is inviting with her colorful classroom walls. Ms. Hambly's first graders have a love for learning and that is all thanks to their amazing teacher!