Tiger Tales April 12th

With CMAS/PARCC upon us, we here at Colfax wanted to inform you about the importance of nutrition and the role it plays in our students lives not only from a healthy standpoint but from an educational mindset.  Studies show nutrition has the potential to positively influence students’ academic performance and behavior.  They suggest that with better nutrition, students are better able to learn, have fewer absences, and students’ behavior improves, causing fewer disruptions in the classroom.  There are three ways nutrition can influence student learning potential and school performance. [Read more…]

Tiger Tales April 5th

Dear Colfax Families,

I hope you had a wonderful spring break with your child(ren)! I spent time relaxing with my family watching movies, going to the mountains and visiting family. I always enjoy spending lots of time with them during breaks. I spend so much time with them that they are always ready for me to go back to work. Teenagers!

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Tiger Tales March 22nd

Dear Colfax Families,

CMAS/PARCC testing for 3-5th grade is around the corner. These important assessments will be happening when we return from spring break. Please help ensure our students are on time every day and appointments are scheduled around the testing days.  Students are welcome to have breakfast in the classroom on TESTING DAYS from 7:30-8:10.  Students will be provided a breakfast from the cafeteria. Meals are different than what is available in the cafeteria but are still nutritious and delicious. Students also have the choice to eat in the cafeteria and then join their peers in classroom after eating the meal offered in the cafeteria.  We will celebrate students who are on time for testing with a daily ice cream treat!  The intermediate team will also be celebrating students every day for their hard work during testing.  We will be sharing what these daily rewards are with students at our PARCC Pep Rally on April 6th at 2:00pm in the gym. Parents are welcome to join! [Read more…]

Tiger Tales March 15th

Dear Colfax Community,

This month Bryce McMillan (who is a professional speed stacker) will be coming back to Colfax to give a demonstration to the second group of our students.  Bryce is the fastest speed stacker in the state of Colorado and has worked with players from the Rockies, Avalanche, and Broncos.  Speed Stacking or Sport Stacking is an Olympic sport.  It involves fitness, agility, concentration, and quickness.  [Read more…]

Tiger Tales March 8th

Dear Colfax Community,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that due to a wonderful family opportunity, I will not be returning as the Assistant Principal at Colfax Elementary for the 2018-2019 school year. My husband, also an educator, was recently offered an opportunity to pursue his dream job at Alabama State University. Although it is an opportunity, we felt we could not pass up, [Read more…]