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  Please support Talbott by collecting labels / Box Tops so we can buy new classroom supplies/ support material.
  For a complete list and links please click here​​
Have questions for the Talbott PTO? Please email Lisa Steckman at talbottpto@gmail.com

Welcome Tigers !!!

School Announcements
3rd Quarter Counseling Groups
If you or your child are interested in small group counseling sessions, 
please see the 
attached flyer, sign and return the bottom portion.
5th Grade Concert
  Please join us for our annual 5th grade concert on  December 18th.
  We have 2 different times 
  @9:40 am
  @ 6:30 pm
  The theme of the program is "Musical Showcase"

  a demonstration of what we do in music class. 
Holiday Express Toy drive
December 15 - December 18
Please bring your new toy donations to Talbott and place them in the decorated boxes provided.The toys collected will be picked up by the Holiday Express bus on Thursday 18 December to be distributed.
CMAS/PARCC
Our 3rd - 5th graders are preparing for the new state assessment that will be given this spring semester.
For some practice tests in Math and English click here
For Science and Social Studies click here
Get the parent calendar for the school year 2014/2015 here
For the 2014/2015 Supply list click here
Welcome letter for new Students and their Family's click here


 
Reading University
 
 
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.
 
                                     
                                     Mrs.Burgess
                                     Reading University Team




 
District Announcements
PLTW - STEM Classes in Widefield
Do you watch CSI? Ever wonder what its like to examine an autopsy report to figure out what caused a person's death? Students can get hands-on experience doing just that with the PLTW - Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science courses. Classes start 2015-2016, see your counselor for more info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnYj6-PEolA&list=PLcCTPHuIP75L4OB5bdEiFmryWewqxbXRT





 
PLTW - STEM Program for Secondary Students

Exciting news!! Thanks to a 
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant, the district will now offer PLTW - Project Lead The Way, the nation's leading science, technology, engineering, and math program. These new courses are available to 6th grade students, and will be offered to secondary students next school year, 2015-2016. 

Parents please look for PLTW course information as you help your student select classes for next school year. 

Learn more about PLTW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXGjNRceHa0

PLTW Program Information
PLTW Website
Junior High School - Gateway
High School - Engineering
High School - Biomedical Science

 
WideField of Dreams - Matthew Moore

Matthew Moore is a 4 grade student at Webster Elementary who dreams of one day becoming a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling. Matthew is on a winning streak this year after taking the Monster Match Champion title in November at the national wrestling competition. He also won second place at the Bighorn Nationals wrestling competition. Matthew is now preparing for his next match in December at the Dan Gable tournament. Matthew says he loves everything about wrestling, but mostly enjoys the friends he has made. Good luck and congrats on your journey to the Olympics Matthew!
Creating PBIS Expectations

One of the first steps each building takes in creating their unique PBIS system is to create expectations for all students. Staff will decide what the most important rules or expectations are in their building in order to create a culture of positive behavior in the school. 
Read more...
WideField of Dreams - AJ Vacik

Drum roll please…introducing the one, the only, AJ Vacik! AJ is an 8th grader at Watson Junior High and an award winning drummer/percussionist. AJ not only plays on the junior high jazz band, but he is also the first 8th grader to play on the Mesa Ridge High School drum line. During the summer, AJ received a scholarship to the University of Northern Colorado Jazz Camp to learn and play with mostly high school students from across the United States. He was the only featured soloist in the large group performance at the conclusion of the weeklong event. AJ is also a rockingí student, taking all AP classes this year and doing very well. His dream is study music in college, perhaps teach music, and of course one day be in a successful band.

Link to AJ's solo performance: http://youtu.be/jZ5pho6ZAew
We made the honor roll!

Widefield School District 3 has been named to the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll. District 3 is one of ten school districts in Colorado recognized for expanding access to Advanced Placement course work and improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 of higher on AP exams.

Read more here: 
http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll​
$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.
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



Upcoming Events
 
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