PTO Spirit Day
Friday, March 14th
Dress Up as your Favorite
St. Patty's Day Dance
Monday, March 17th
for 3rd thru 5th Grade Students
3:30 - 5:00
March 10th thru March 14th
|NEW STUDENT PASSWORDS|
Students will start using new passwords for several systems at school on March 17. Teachers, students, and parents, take a few minutes before March 17 to learn more about these changes. Learn more here...
|Welcome to French Elementary!
Land Sharks Running Club! - Begins Thurs., 3/20
French Elementary is proud to once again offer a local chapter of the city-wide Land Sharks Running Club. This city-wide program does have a standard enrollment fee of $49 per participant that can be paid to the Land Sharks program via the website listed below.
French will be hosting a seven-week cross-country program for students K-6th. Landsharks is a fantastic program that promotes self-improvement and health through teamwork, running, and fun. It is also a great way to help kids with other running-related sports (i.e., Soccer, Football, Basketball, etc) and introduce them to running in a low-key environment!
Mrs. Easdon and Ms. Rust will be coordinating the program. Additional support may come from parent volunteers. We are all excited to have the opportunity to coach your runner using lots of fun games and running at the school. These activities will help prepare your runner for three Cross Country meets competing against other area schools. The meets will be held at Sierra High School on the following dates and times:
The club will meet for practices at the school from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM every Thursday beginning Thurs., 3/20 and ending Thurs., 5/8. Important information regarding practices, schedules, races, clothing, sign-up, etc. is included in a packet that you will receive at the first practice on Thurs., 3/20 - it is highly recommended that you attend this practice!
To register, go to www.landsharkrunclub.com on or after Tues., 3/11 and click on "Spring">"Colorado Springs">"Registration">“Register Now." Our school shirt is purple and available online for purchase. Parents, we need volunteers to assist at practices and on the night of the races! If you have questions or would like to volunteer please contact Mrs. Easdon at 391-3495.
PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO THE FIRST PRACTICE on THURS., 3/20.
Add Your Photos to the 2013-14 Yearbook!
Jostens is pleased to provide the ReplayIt service to allow members of our school community to upload photos for the 2013-14 school yearbook! Simply click here to register and you can become a contributor. The service is free! All photos are screened by Jostens prior to addition to the school yearbook.
Thank you for helping us to capture great memories! The deadline for adding yearbook photos via ReplayIt is Fri., 2/28.
Online Yearbook Order!!!
Order your yearbook online beginning 2/4/2014. Click this link and order directly through the Jostens website. Thanks for supporting French!!!
Thurs., 2/13 - PTO Notes
PTO was held on Thurs., 2/13 @ 4:30 PM in the French library. Celebrations for the past month include tremendous support of Wendy's Night, January Student Store, and Spirit Days. The current balance for PTO is $1,413.07.
Upcoming PTO sponsored events include the following:
The winner for most parents/guardians in attendance at tonight's PTO meeteing is...Mrs. Johnson's class. A cookie party will be scheduled with the teacher.
Calling all volunteers...
French is actively seeking volunteers for the 2013-14 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!
Kiss and Go Lane - Front Parking Lot
Thank you to all of our parents and community for making good use of our new Kiss and Go procedures for the front parking lot. During morning drop-off parents are encouraged to pull all the way up and fully to the right, letting students out safely on the curb.
Please note that the back parking lot is closed off to allow walkers safe access during both arrival and dismissal and does not have a Kiss and Go lane. Please click here for more information on our crosswalk and parking lot procedures.
Peanut Free Cafe Table
In response to the growing number of students with peanut allergies, French has introduced a "Peanut Free Cafe" table to the lunch room. Students with peanut allergies are welcomed to sit among friends and know that they are in safe surroundings. If you have any questions or concerns regarding allergies or any other health concerns, please contact our school nurse Cheryl Witzman at 391-3057.
Crosswalk & Parking Lot Guidelines
Crosswalk and parking lot guidelines have been updated for the 2012-13 school year. Please click here to see the updated page including a map of our surrounding streets and parking lots. Thank you for supporting the safety of our students, parents, and staff!
New Passwords for Students
New Passwords for Students
Online Safety Tip of the Day: Friday
For the week of February 24-28 WSD3 is focusing on online safety. Please talk to your kids about staying safe while online.
Everything you post online or send in a text may be available forever online and for possibly anyone in the world - your friends, parents, teachers, college admissions staff and future employers. Think very carefully before you share anything in a text or post online.
Internet safety resources can be found on any district/school website under the Parents/Students link:
Online Safety Tip of the Day: Thursday
Online Bullying: Do not send or respond to mean or insulting messages. If something happens online that makes you feel uncomfortable, talk to your parents or teacher as soon as possible.
Online Safety Tip of the Day: Wednesday
When creating a screen name, do not include personal information like your last name or date of birth.
Online Safety Tip of the Day: Tuesday
Keep your passwords private and only share passwords with your parents. Never give your passwords to friends. Use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters to ensure you have a strong password.
Online Safety Tip of the Day: Monday
Never share your name, where you live, where you go to school, your phone number or other personal information with people you don’t know or trust and never post that information online where anyone can see it. Do not communicate with strangers online or in text messages. Never meet a person you’ve met online without your parents permission. Just because someone asks for information about you does not mean you have to tell them anything about yourself!
2013-14 School Supply Lists
Supply lists for all elementary and junior high schools are now available. You can view and print the lists here:
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