Tiger Tales March 23rd

Parents and families,

iStation extra recess March 23rd:
We are so proud of our students who met their March growth goals! Today they were given a treat and extra recess to celebrate.

PARCC/CMAS/CSLA incentives for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade:
We will be providing special incentives for students who are on time every day for testing. In addition, any student who is on time for every single day of testing will receive a very special incentive. Please help us by ensuring your students are on time every day of testing. Please see the testing schedule in your child’s Thursday folder. [Read more...]

Tiger Tales March 9th

March 9, 2017


Parents and families,


iStation Growth:  On Tuesday, March 7th, students who showed progress or growth on our monthly iStation reading assessment were given extra recess and a treat for their hard work.  We will be celebrating every month.  We are so proud of their hard work! [Read more...]

Tiger Tales March 2nd

Parents and families,


Testing: Our spring testing season in quickly approaching. Please the schedule below that tells you when your student will be testing in the months of March and April. It is very important that every student is at school on time, every day with a full night sleep. Please reach out to your student’s classroom teacher with any questions.

PARCC ELA March Schedule

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3rd grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45) 3rd grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45) 3rd grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45)
4th grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45) 4th grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45) 4th grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45)
5th grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45) 5th grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45) 5th grade – Literacy (8:30-10:45)

The PARCC/CMAS CSLA, Math, Social Studies, and Science testing will take place in April. More information to come.


Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2nd, which is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. We thought this would be fun and get our students excited about reading!

Friday March 3rd Character Spirit Day: Students who would like to participate can come to school dressed up as their favorite book character, but they must bring a book cover (or picture of a cover) to show with it.  Students who are dressed up will participate in a “character parade” down the hallway at 2:15pm. Students will meet outside the south doors at 2:05 (depending on weather), then get into a grade level order and walk through the hallway. Students who are not participating will be sitting against the walls on the hallway cheering on classmates. [Read more...]

Tiger Tales Feb. 23rd

Parents and families,

Math Fellows
Math Fellows at Colfax Elementary School

Our wonderful Math Fellows continue doing a great job supporting our students in Math at Colfax Elementary. We are lucky to have Kristen (Cheetah) Lindquester, Thy Thy Nguyen, Rey Hernandez, and Emily Saylor working with our students every day. The Math Fellows schedules have recently changed in response to our 4th and 5th graders needing more instructional time to receive Science and Social Studies instruction. We appreciate our Math Fellows being willing to work with us to best support our students in all content areas and look forward to their continued support! If you have any questions about the schedule change, please speak to your child’s teacher or one of our wonderful Math Fellows. [Read more...]

Tiger Tales Feb. 16th

Parents and families,


2017 DPS Summer Academy opportunity- Students in Grades K-3 who are on a READ plan or with an ACCESS overall score of 1-4, will qualify for Summer Academy. Summer Academy will take place on Mondays—Fridays, June 12—July 7, 2017.  Eligible students have already received registration letters in their Thursday folders. If you received a registration letter, please register as soon as possible to take advantage of this great opportunity for your student! If you have any questions, please e-mail DPSSummerAcademy@dpsk12.org or call 720-423-3629. We will not host Summer Academy this summer at Colfax. Students will attend Brown Elementary for Summer Academy this summer. [Read more...]