Tiger Tales Feb. 4th

Dear Colfax Families,

I want to thank the staff and parents who came out to the Oriental Theater on Saturday Night for our fundraising events. We raised $460 toward our annual 5th grade ski trip! Thank you for your support! [Read more…]

Tiger Tales Jan. 28th

Dear Colfax Families,

I am happy to share some very exciting news with you – our third through fifth graders who work with Math Fellows had the highest growth from Fall to Winter of the more than 40 schools who participate in the Math Fellows program! Also, our fifth graders had the highest growth of all fifth graders and our own Sandra Escobedo-Sánchez led the pack with the highest score! Way to go, students, fellows and teachers!!!

Our Collaborative School Committee (CSC), made up of parents, teachers, paraprofessionals, community members and school leaders, will be meeting on Friday and Monday to discuss our budget priorities and develop our school’s budget for next year. Like many schools in the northwest, our school is facing a budget deficit and so we will rely on our values and commitment to students to come together and make decisions.

Finally, I want to let you know that several teachers, staff members and school leaders will be participating in a program called DPS Teams that will take us out of the building February 3-5. A retired principal, Mr. DeGuire, will be covering the building for us and we will be returning all phone calls on Monday, February 8th. We are excited for the opportunity to collaborate as a team to make Colfax the best it can be!

A final reminder to all ECE and 5th grade families – School Choice forms are due tomorrow. Please stop by the office for more information!

Best regards, Elle Conger, Principal

Upcoming Events

***School Choice applications due Friday, 1/29!!!

January 29: Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Room 202

February 1, 2016: Collaborative School Committee (CSC) Meeting, 3:30 p.m., Room 202

February 9: Superintendent Parent Forum

February 11: Parent Leadership Team, 8:15 a.m., Cafeteria. All families are invited!

February 11: Skate City, 3:30 p.m.

February 17: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3:15-6:00 p.m.

February 17-18: ANet Interim Testing (grades 2-5). Please encourage your child to do his/her best!

Tiger Tales Jan. 21

Dear Colfax Families,

I hope you are staying warm in this chilly weather! I wanted to invite all students to wear Western clothes tomorrow (Friday) for Western Day! Our kindergarten students have been working hard to prepare for their performance, which will also be tomorrow from 9-11:30 a.m. A huge thank you to our Kindergarten staff, especially Ms. Sanchez, Ms. Carrillo, Mrs. Granados and Ms. Molina for their help in organizing this special event. [Read more…]

Tiger Tales Jan. 14th

Dear Colfax Families,

Thank you to everyone who brought in Box Tops last semester! We raised $150 for attendance incentives so far this year. Mr. Wyss’s class won the first place ice cream party, and Mr. Garcia’s class won the second place Cheetos party! Keep bringing in your Box Tops; we will be collecting them again in May. [Read more…]

Tiger Tales Jan. 7th

Dear Colfax Families,

I hope you had a WONDERFUL Winter Break with your children! I can’t believe it’s already 2016!

We have been hard at work on Monday and Tuesday analyzing student work and data and planning lessons in response to what we are noticing. There is a lot to celebrate as we think about how much students have grown this first semester. We will be celebrating students who showed high growth and high performance on A2, our second round of interim assessments (grades 2-5). Please join us on Friday, January 15th for our Morning Meeting, where we will recognize these students! [Read more…]