|Welcome to French Elementary!
A Message from the Principal - Carlos Lopez
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to French Elementary – a school that is committed to doing whatever it takes to maximize the achievement of every student!
At French Elementary, we value the education, health, and safety of our students and support them in embarking on a journey of becoming lifelong learners. We demonstrate our commitment to these values through unique school-wide programs such as our Panda Pride awards assemblies, Panda University degrees, and Paws-itive Praise behavior intervention system. As a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support school, we strive to improve student academic and behavior outcomes with a commitment to data-driven decision making, implementation of best practice, and reliance on school-wide systems.
Through implementation of the Widefield School District Teaching and Learning Cycle, systems such as the Elementary Literacy Plan support teachers and students in getting results. General education teachers, resource teachers, and paraprofessionals work hand in hand to improve instruction for all students providing quality core instruction, intervention, and enrichment. In addition, staff members work with state and nationally recognized consultants to stay apprised of promising practices in education.
May this school year be a wonderful time for you and your family—a time to welcome challenges and a time to strive for success. Join us in our continuing celebration of the hard work and perseverance that makes French Elementary School unique!
Thank you for choosing our school! We look forward to exceeding your expectations!
Thurs., 5/8 - PTO Notes - FINAL MTG OF SCHOOL YEAR
The last PTO meeting of the 2014-15 school year was held on Thurs., 5/8 @ 4:30 PM in the French library.
Upcoming PTO sponsored events include the following:
The winner for most parents/guardians in attendance at tonight's PTO meeting is...MRS. VALENCIA'S CLASS. A cookie party will be scheduled with the teacher.
700+ Chromebooks for WSD3
Widefield School District 3 is excited to bring more than 700 Google Chromebooks into our classrooms for the 2014-15 school year. Students will get the opportunity to improve typing and online test-taking skills and be able to easily communicate and collaborate using Google Apps for Education. Students will also be able to access their files stored in Google Drive from anywhere. Chromebooks have proved to be a reliable and stable testing device for the state required CMAS and PARCC. Students and staff will enjoy the fast startup times, all day battery life and ease of use. Widefield School District 3 believes Chromebooks will help improve the learning environment in our classrooms by increasing student engagement.
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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Widefield: Leading the Way
Widefield School District 3 is the exception to the negative trends on school district third-grade reading scores across the Pikes Peak region. While surrounding school district averages have dipped slightly, Widefield improved 5 percent on its district average this year. Since 2011, District 3 has made significant gains and is continually above the state average.
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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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