Tiger Tales Nov. 9th

Dear Colfax Families,

What if the most important adults in a child’s life were on the same page, working together toward the student’s success? For years, research has shown that families are essential to student and school success. Effective family engagement builds relationships and capacity, and is linked to student learning.

This year we will be implementing the Parent Teacher Home Visit Program at Colfax Elementary. It is focused on building relationships, skills, and engagement for families, educators, and students from pre-K to 12th grade. They were started by parents, community organizers and teachers in order to create real relationships between home and school to ensure student success!

The goal of the Parent Teacher Home Visit (PTHV) Program, is to start building a strong and positive relationship between the family and the school, through helping educators and families overcome the barriers, build trust, open communication and share common goals. The first visit begins with the teacher asking about the family’s hopes and dreams for their child. Once a teacher and the family of the student have done the home visit, they are mutually supportive and accountable to each other. The family is better able to support their child’s academics, and the teacher brings what she learns about the child to the classroom.

Home visits also provide a positive opportunity to meet federal and state mandates that families be meaningfully informed of their child’s academic standing. In fact, the PTHV program is recognized by the US Department of Education as a high-impact strategy for family engagement.

Home visit details:

  • 20-30 minutes long
  • Voluntary for both staff and families
  • Set by appointment between teacher and families
  • Teacher and one other staff member visit the family
  • Hosted somewhere outside of school (home, park, library, etc.)
  • Based around the question – what are your hopes and dreams for your child?
  • Additional home visits address: student achievement, attendance, behavior, strategies to implement at home

We are excited to continue to build strong, positive and lasting relationships with our Colfax families!
Sandra Berumen

Upcoming Events

Nov. 10th Thanksgiving Day Lunch- Tickets are no longer available, but you’re welcome to bring a lunch.


10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


10:55 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

1st /2nd (Bateman/Vivanco)

11:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.

1st /2nd (Wolf/Franco)

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

3rd Grade

11:25 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.

4th Grade

11:55 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

5th Grade

12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m.


Nov. 9th – Skate City


Nove. 29thFamily Art Night 5:30-7:00


Nov. 30th – PLT 8:30-9:30 in the library

Friday Morning Meeting

Every Friday we celebrate our students in morning meeting in the gym from 8:15-8:30. Parents we love it when you join us!

Coffee with the Principals Fridays from 8:30-9:00

Right after morning meetings please join us in the Family Nook, in front of the office, for a cup of coffee and to chat.