|Welcome to French Elementary!
Thurs., 4/9 - PTO & BAAC
PTO met on Thurs., 4/9 @ 4:00 PM in the French library.
New Business included the following:
Wed., 2/25 - Spring Testing Article 2 - "CMAS - Frequently Asked Questions"
Why are we taking new tests?
What amount of time will my student be testing?
What if my student does not meet the new standards, will he or she be held back?
Fri., 1/30 - The Little Library
We are pleased to announce that French Elementary School has become the recipient of a Free Little Library. The Free Little Library Movement began in 2009 when a gentleman named Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin built a model of a one room schoolhouse as a tribute to his mother, a former school teacher who loved reading. He filled it with books and put it on a post in his front yard. He invited all of his neighbors to take a book and put a book in. He found it to be a great way for neighbors to meet each other and to share their love of reading.
At the beginning of the school year we were approached by Colorado Springs author, Donna Guthrie. Donna and her husband select 2 schools each year to donate a Free Little Library to. With the help of volunteers from TwoCor and the use of recycled materials our Free Little Library was built and delivered to us right before Christmas Break. It is installed right in front of the school for all to enjoy. The idea is that all children and adults are invited to take a book or leave a book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a school we will be collecting used books to keep our Free Little Library stocked at all times. Also Girl Scout Troop # 40837 based out of French Elementary will be helping with collecting books and keeping it well stocked throughout the school year. If you or your family have any books to donate you may drop them off at the main office at any time. Suggested types of books include, children’s, adult, cookbooks, gardening, poetry, travel or anything you feel others might enjoy reading. There is never any charge to take a book, so check out our new Free Little Library and help us spread the love of reading.
KOAA News 5 featured a story on the Little Library during their Thurs., 1/29 broadcast. Click here to view the story online.
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!
Student Internet Access Policy Change for 2015-16
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The Widefield School District desires for your student to have an information rich education. We believe this requires all students to have access to the Internet at school. Our board policy regarding the Internet has changed to reflect this philosophy. Under the new Board Policy JS-Student Use of Internet Electronic Communication, we no longer require parent permission before we will let your student access the Internet at school on a school owned device. Instead, we expect that students will use the Internet unless you as the parent/gaurdian explicitly and annually submit the Annual Internet Opt-Out Form (See Board Policy JS-E) and return it to your student’s school.
JS-Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications Policy
Opt Out Form
Questions regarding this policy may be directed to me, Keith Mann, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling my office at (719) 391-3023.
Director of Technology
Widefield School District 3
WideField of Dreams - Nic Bates
Meet the new face of Halftime Magazine, Mr. Nic Bates! Nic is a senior and talented musician at Widefield High School. He plays the clarinet, saxophone, and is a drum major. He recently made the front cover of Halftime Magazine, the largest publication dedicated to the marching band arts. Nic is also a member of the Northglenn Performance Theatre Group and will be performing at the WGI World Championships in Ohio. Nic will be going to UCCS in the fall to study nursing and hopes to one day create a program that allows hospital visitors to help the nursing staff care for patients. He also wants to continue music and perhaps one day play percussion with his brother.