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EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH AT 1:55
 New to Widefield School District?  Register online by clicking here.

Welcome to French Elementary!

Fri., 10/31 - Panda Pride Assemblies

Panda Pride Assemblies are coming on Fri., 10/31. Times for assemblies will be as follows:
  • K-1st at 9:00 AM
  • 2nd-3rd at 9:45 AM
  • 4th-5th at 10:30 AM
Awards are given in honor of Perfect Attendance, Panda Pride (outstanding achievement identified with teacher discretion), and Renaissance.  Renaissance Awards may be White, Black, or Gold (also Platinum in grades 4 and 5) based on one point earned in each of the following areas:
 
K-3rd 4th-5th
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Panda Pride
  • No "1"s, "2"s, or "U"s on Effort/Citizenship
  • No Discipline Referrals
  • At or Above Benchmark on DIBELS
  • Proficient or Higher Grades
  • No "1"s, "2"s, or "U"s on Effort/Citizenship
  • No "D"s or "F"s
  • No Discipline Referrals
  • Achieved End-of-Year Benchmark on DIBELS or Above Growth Trajectory
  • 3.0+ GPA
  • 3.5+ GPA
  • 4.0+ GPA

If you have questions regarding awards requirements or your student’s availability for receiving an award, please see your student's homeroom teacher.
Order Your French Elementary Yearbook!

Order your yearbook online now through 1/31/2015.  Click this link and order directly through the Inter-state Studios website.  Enter parent code 770101.  The cost is $18.

Thanks for supporting French!!!
5th Grade Music Program
Last week, the 5th grade music students began working on a music program for the night of October 29th. We will be using music class time to work on a short musical called "We Haz Jazz!" that teaches about the history of jazz music in the United States. All 5th graders are expected to participate in this program that is on the night of Wednesday, October 29th at 6:00 pm. On the night of the program, students will need to meet in their classrooms at 5:30 pm. If there is a conflict because your child is sick that day, please contact me by phone or email so that an alternate grade can be arranged for your child. I am asking that each child wear BLUE JEANS and the assigned SOLID colored shirt. Boys should wear a solid WHITE shirt, and girls should wear a solid BLACK shirt. Students will need to wear their shirts to school on the day of the program for the school performance, and then again that night for the parent performance. Walmart, Target, and Hobby Lobby are a great place to find solid colored t-shirts.

Willing students may be assigned simple speaking parts that consist of one or two sentences that need to be memorized. If your child is selected for a speaking part, it is absolutely imperative that they are present for the concert on the 29th. Please help your child to memorize their part and perform it with expression.

If you have any questions you can email me at fairesc@wsd3.k12.co.us
Thurs., 10/9 - PTO Notes

PTO was held on Thurs., 10/9 @ 4:00 PM in the French library.
Officers are:
  • Kendra Lopez & Kari Hummer - Co-Presidents
  • Danielle Pifer – Secretary
  • Britney Rogers - Treasurer

Business included the following:
  • Members discussed what big ticket items this year’s funds could potentially go toward.  Prospective items included “Buddy Benches” (benches to be placed around the outside of the school) and an electronic marquee.  Mr. Lopez is contacting Facilities to determine what next steps should be in these projects.
  • The annual Book Fair runs Mon., 10/20 – Fri., 10/24.  Hours are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Mon. 10/20 – Wed. 10/22. 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM on Thurs., 10/23,  and 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM on Fri., 10/24.  An email will be sent out to everyone who has sig
  •  Jack in the Box Night will be Wed., 10/15.  Flyers will go home.  To support French simply bring in the flyer and make a purchase.
  • Fri., 10/17 is a School Spirit Day – Crazy Socks!
  • Science Fair is coming Thurs., 10/30 @ 5:00 PM -7:00 PM.  Volunteers needed to support with set-up and tear-down. 
  • BOGO Blue Fundraiser is coming end of October. (Fall Fundraiser)
  • The annual Johnny Dasher cookie dough fundraiser is scheduled for February/March. (Spring Fundraiser)
The next meeting will be held on Thurs., 11/13 @ 4:00 PM in the French Library. Come join us and stay for BAAC @ 4:30 PM and Achievement Night @ 5:00 PM.
 
Calling all volunteers...
French is actively seeking volunteers for the 2014-15 school year. If you are interested in being added to our list of volunteers, please visit the French website at french.wsd3.org and click on the "Volunteer Sign-Up" link under the Information tab on the far left of the page to register with our school. All volunteers must be registered with the main office so that we can track hours of service. Men are encouraged to register for the Watch D.O.G.S. program (Dads of Great Students). This is a new program geared at providing positive male role-models for our building and boosting male involvement in our school.  Names of volunteers may be submitted for background checks dependent on number of hours served as well as areas of responsibility. Thank you, in advance, for supporting our school!





 
District Announcements
WideField of Dreams - Michaela Fitzpatrick

Michaela Fitzpatrick is a fourth grader at Venetucci Elementary and an aspiring gymnast. Michaela won first place in the Colorado State Gymnastics Championship in her division. She competed against 120 girls. Michaela was also named “Most Dedicated” on her Kinetic Gymnastic team. Her favorite event in gymnastics is the floor. She enjoys making up routines and doing flips. Michaela is also a great student and gives her all in the classroom. Her dream is to be on a college gymnastics team and one day competing in the Olympics. 
Growth Mindset - A Foundation of Success

Parents, you are an integral part of your child's academic success and we value the partnership that exists between WSD3 and you! Learn more about how you can instill a Growth Mindset in your child.

Find out more about Growth Mindset here: http://goo.gl/pjIxg6​​

 
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
Click HERE for information about:
  • registration
  • class schedules
  • fall sports and physicals
  • transporation
  • open house/meet the teacher days
  • orientation
  • K-5 before and after school childcare
  • breakfast and lunch prices




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