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.

One is that improved nutrition can increase brain function.  Studies show that improvements in nutrient intake can influence the cognitive ability and intelligence levels of school-aged children.  The second is if we provide a balanced diet that can provide positive behaviors and learning environments.  Good Nutrition helps students show up at school prepared to learn. Because improvements in nutrition make students healthier, students are likely to have fewer absences and attend class more frequently.  The third and last way we can allow our students a more positive approach is to promote diet quality for positive school outcomes.  Researchers generally find that a higher quality diet is associated with better performance on exams, and that programs focused on increasing students’ health also show modest improvements in students’ academic test scores.

We hope that this information will be helpful to you and your child so that they may succeed in testing and testing within their educational careers.  Good Luck!!!

Joseph Chillemi

I wanted to let you know about some exciting news in my life.  I will be retiring at the end of this school year.  My husband and I have big travel plans and I want to have more time to spend with my grandkids who are growing up way too fast.  I have loved being part of the Colfax Community and have loved getting to know you and your children.  I will still be around volunteering.  Thank you for all of your support these past 12 years.  I am excited for the next chapter in my life but will miss all of you.


Cindy Gagnon

Upcoming Dates

April 13th – Parent Field Trip – The Center for Family Oportunity 8:30–Contact Leah 720-424-8809

April 13th – 4th grade Field Trip – Alamo

April  16th – 3rd Grade Field Trip Butterfly Pavilion


April 17th – 1st/2nd

Field Trip Children’s Museum  10:15-1:30

April 17th – Marijuana Youth Prevention Workshop 5:30 Cafeteria Contact Leah 720-424-8809

April 20th – PLT

8:30 Biblioteca 

April 25th – Family Science Night  5:30 Cafeteria

Contact Leah 720-424-8809

CMAS Testing Dates(New Schedule)

3rd-5th Grade

When scheduling

appointments  for your student please be mindful of these dates.

April 10th – April 12th

April 17th – April 19th

April 23th- April 25th

(5th grade only)

April 27th No SCHOOL

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.