Tiger Tales April 11th

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 is why we are so intentional at Colfax Elementary to foster this relationship through: [Read more…]

Tiger Tales April 4th

Hello Colfax Family! Our topic is growth mindset. We used to think that our intelligence was fixed – meaning we were either smart or we weren’t. Scientists have proven again and again that simply is not true. Our brain acts like a muscle – the more we use it, the stronger (and smarter) our brain becomes. [Read more…]

Tiger Tales March 7th

Dear Parent/Guardian of a Colfax Student:

Our school district has received an exciting grant from The Wallace Foundation that will help us bring high-quality opportunities for social and emotional learning to our students during school and in afterschool programs over the next four years. These social and emotional competencies (or life skills), in addition to academics, have been shown to be beneficial for children in school, in work and in life. [Read more…]