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Reading is a gift for your imagination:
Hey Talbott Tiger Family. Our Reading University is off and running again this year. We are making a few changes to add more excitement to our program. Instead of playing a single game as a reward, we are going to have a Reading Carnival. Students will earn tickets and be able to win books and other prizes playing multiple games. Handing out of awards will be done in the classroom. Games will now fill the entire assembly time.
As you may have already noticed, we have changed our recording process. Reading logs will last for the semester. This will hopefully allow students, parents, and teachers keep a closer eye on those reading logs as well as save on printing.
As we continue having our students read for pleasure at home, we can help them develop vocabulary, comprehension skills and practice the concepts they are learning in class. This can be accomplished by reading to your child and talking about what you read, reading with your child, or simply providing a quiet place and time for your child to read independently.
We hope the new changes will encourage your child to keep on reading.
For the November - December reading log please click here , it is due January 6th.
Reading University Team
$1000 Scholarship for Cabbage Plant!
Isaiah Martinez, fourth grader at Pinello Elementary, is the 2014 Colorado State Winner for the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.
In the spring of 2014, Bonnie Plants delivered free cabbage plants to 272 participating schools in Colorado. Bonnie Plants received 99 class winning entries from Colorado 3rd graders. Isaiah’s cabbage was picked by the state’s Agriculture Department as the winner. As part of the program, Isaiah will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Isaiah grew a 16lb. 12 oz. cabbage named Calvin, who eventually became corned beef cabbage and cabbage rolls.
According to Bonnie Plants’ website, the Cabbage Program was created to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people, which seemed to work for Isaiah. He wants to plant a garden next spring and grow more vegetables and fruit.
Winter Weather is Coming. Plan Now!
Winter weather is coming! Now, before bad weather or an emergency arises, is the time to make necessary arrangements for your children.
Read more information about school delays and closings. Go to www.wsd3.org, Information>Weather & Closings or click here: http://wsd3.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=187189
CMAS Student Performance Report Explanation
If you are looking for an explanation of the data on your student's CMAS Student Performance Report, please click here.
WideField of Dreams - Travis Dumas & Carl Burgess
Travis Dumas - Janitell Junior High
Travis is a seventh grader at Janitell Junior High. This young man was picked out of thousands of students in the region to receive an award for his volunteering efforts. Travis has been volunteering for the Special Olympics for the past four years. He has been a unified partner because he wanted to help his brother Jordan, a student at Widefield High, with different events, including basketball, soccer, softball, and bowling. Travis is also a volunteer at his church. Travis' dream is to keep volunteering as an adult, and to always try new things.
Carl Burgess - Talbott Elementary, P.E. Teacher
Talbott Elementary P.E. teacher and Mesa Ridge High track coach Carl Burgess is a Hall of Famer! Mr. Burgess was inducted into the Eastern Nazarene College “Athletics Hall of Fame” on October 17, 2014. During his three years at college, Mr. Burgess ran cross-country and holds a record for fastest time. He was also a national's qualifier all three years. After graduation, Mr. Burgess coached the men's cross-country team for six seasons, and also started the first women's cross-country team at Easter Nazarene. Mr. Burgess is a Widefield High School alum and still holds the fastest time for the 5k run at 14:53!
PBIS & Rachel's Challenge
Combining Rachel’s Challenge and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Our school district supports creating positive learning environments for our students. In order to support students and staff we are working to promote kindness and positive behavior. Our district has adopted both Rachel’s Challenge and PBIS. Each building is blending the two programs to represent a common belief or philosophy. The philosophy of both programs is at its core the same. We believe that the doorway to improving education is in building positive relationships with students. If a teacher builds a positive relationship with a student (emotion, passion and imagination), the chances are greater that a student will open their minds to greater academic challenges. This in turn will lead the student to a more successful academic career and will assist students in growing into successful and productive adults.
Read more about PBIS
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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