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Picture Retakes Wednesday, Oct.16th
Crazy Sock Day Friday, Oct. 17th

Welcome to French Elementary!

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. 
WideField of Dreams - Trevin Stemler

Meet Mr. Trevin Stemler. He is a second grader at Pinello Elementary and a future baseball player. During the summer, Trevin took first place at four baseball skills competitions for his age group. He won his first competition at the Widefield Community Center, and then took first place at a sectionals competition in Pueblo, before once again winning first at Coca-Cola Park in Lakewood. His final and most impressive win was at Coors Field for the Colorado Rockies Skills challenge, where he once again took first place. Trevin said his dream is to become a professional baseball or football player. His favorite teams are of course the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos. Get his autograph now!
WideField of Dreams - Aaliyah Ricketts

Aaliyah Ricketts is making history at Sproul Junior High. She is the first girl on the 8th grade football team to score a touchdown. On Tuesday, September 16 in the game against Atlas Prep, Aaliyah ran the ball for 20 yards into the end zone and scored for the Spartans. She is very humble and says it was a team effort. Aaliyah is also a star basketball player and runs track. Not only is she an amazing athlete, Aaliyah is an excellent student. She has straight A's, placed advanced on the TCAP, she is a peer mediator, and a member of the Sproul F.O.R. Club. Aaliyah's dream is to continue playing new sports in high school and college, and eventually become a doctor carrying on her family's tradition. 
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 Bus Route Information
Beginning this school year the Transportation Department has launched Versatrans e-link to give parents and schools the ability to look up the most accurate bus information. This is a new way for families and schools to access transportation information, schedules, and routes. For security and efficiency reasons, we will no longer post bus routes on the Internet. The new student transportation online information system utilizes the latest routing technology to maintain accurate, up-to-date, and "real time" bus routing information.

For more information, visit the Transportation Department page.

Regards,
Chad Barksdale
Transportation Manager
 
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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