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.

Circle Prompts:

  • 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?

Principal Arellano


Stay in the Loop

Two Week Overview

Monday, November 7


Need to Know:

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Tuesday, November 8


Need to Know: 1st Grade Field Trip (Salvador, Schumacher)

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Choir

Wednesday, November 9


Need to Know: 1st Grade Field Trip (Pesut, Hambly)

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Battle of the Books am

Thursday, November 10


Need to Know: Veteran's Breakfast 8am, 5th Grade and Choir Concert 6pm

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: FLL

Friday, November 11

Veteran’s Day

Professional Day-NO Students

Monday, November 14


Need to Know: Midterms go home, Spirit Week-Sweater Weather

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: N/A

Tuesday, November 15


Need to Know: Spirit Week-Fall Colors/Fall Flannels

Meetings: PAT Meeting @ SAW

Clubs: Choir

Wednesday, November 16


Need to Know: Spirit Week-Hat Day $1

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Battle of the Books am

Thursday, November 17


Need to Know: Spirit week-School Pride, Wear Glue & Gold, Vision & Hearing

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: Choir

Friday, November 18


Need to Know: Spirit week-Dress Your Best, Vision & Hearing

Meetings: N/A

Clubs: N/A

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

Congratulations to our students, teachers, and staff for earning recognition as an ESEA Award recipient! We are so proud of our community's work to meet the criteria for this distinguished award! Only two schools in Colorado are chosen for this award each year! Way to go Cougar Nation!!
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Widefield High School STEM Night

Widefield Highschool is hosting a Parents Night Out STEM Night! The STEM night will be held in the science hallway on the north side of Widefield High School on November 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for students in grades K-5. It will cost $15 per student with each additional student in each family costing a reduced price of $8. We would love for as many students as possible to come and learn more about science! If you are interested, please bring a completed permission slip with money the night of the event.
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Cougar Alert

  • 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.

Staff Recognition

Our own Specials and First Grade teams were recognized by the District this week for their dedication to our students and community!

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!

Snapshots of the Week

Renaissance Assemby

We kicked off the week with our 1st quarter Renaissance assembly! It was neat to see the students in their costumes as we recognized them for all of their hard work in quarter one!

PBL Showcase

This week, we hosted our first-semester PBL showcase. We enjoyed having our community join us for this event. Thank you to all of the stakeholders who showed up to provide our students with authentic audience members!

Harvest of Love Donation Drive

Thank you to our Student Leadership team for organizing all of the food donated thus far. Keep the donations coming! The class that collects the most food will earn a prize of their choice. Way to go Cougar Nation on your commitment to helping those in need!
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First Grade Field Trip to the Zoo

Our first graders enjoyed a day out in the community at the zoo. The focus of their field trip was based on their Survey Project. Prior to going to the zoo to get field experience, they engaged with experts Sam Briggs and Carolyn Stephen to better understand how surveys are used in the real world.

Veteran's Day Performance

Our fifth-grade and choir students put on an amazing performance to honor our Veterans.

FUNd Run Assembly

This week we honored our FUNd Run big prize winners!

FLL Competition

This past Saturday, our FLL team participated in their first competition of the year. They placed 11th out of 38 elementary schools in the Robot game! Way to go team!

Tip of the Week

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