Volume 4/ December 2019
Penrose Elementary School
Every Student Every Day Learning For Life
719-372-6777

Michelle Lesser - Principal
mlesser@re-2.org
Sheryl Gifford - Assistant Principal
sgifford@re-2.org
Joe DeSalvo - Counselor
jdesalvo@re-2.org
December Dates to Remember
Dec 3rd: 6th Grade Choir Program 6:00
Dec 10th: 4/5 Music Program 6:00
Dec 11th: STEAM Club 4:00
Dec. 11th: 6th Grade Band Performance 7:00
Dec. 12: Student Council
Dec 12th: PTO 4:00
Dec 16th: Order pickles or popcorn for Dec 19
Dec 19th: Report Cards
Week of Dec 16: Ask teachers if there are party plans

Holiday Dec 23rd return Jan 6th




From the Office
Student Hours:  8:20 to 3:50

First Bell Rings at  8:15

Office is Open  7:55 to 4:10

At PES, we try to protect our instructional time. We thank you for helping us give teachers time to prepare for their classes in the morning. If you need to speak to a teacher after 8:15, we will ask you to leave a note or make an appointment. All visitors will be required to sign in at the school office and obtain a visitor’s pass.

Thanks for getting after school messages to the office by 2:00. This allows us to get messages to students with fewer interruptions and to ensure we have ample time to pass on the information.

PLEASE label all student belongings including: coats, hats, gloves, mittens, lunch boxes, backpacks, etc.

A December Message from your AP

Since Mrs. Lesser is feeling "grinchy", I took it upon myself to write this month's message.

December is here, and so is the holiday season! I cannot believe that half the year has gone by. There have been so many great experiences already for our students and the rest of the year promises even more! Thanks go to our teachers for their unending energy and dedication to creating lessons for our students that are engaging and powerful; to our office staff for their personal touch in supporting student and parent's needs; to our custodians for keeping our school functioning; to food services for filling tummies and providing our students with nutritional meals every day (how about that fabulous meal for Grandparents' Day), and to Mrs. Lesser for her unfailing commitment to all of us here at PES!

December is a month to reflect on friends and family. Hopefully you take some time during the Winter break to connect or reconnect with people who are important to you. We are all so busy this time of year, we often forget to look around and see where we might be able to improve someone else's life, while enhancing our own. The holidays provide a great opportunity to teach our children the joy of giving to others.

If we have not had the opportunity to meet, please stop by on Mondays or Tuesdays. I'd love to meet you!

Happy Holiday,

Mrs. Gifford

From our Health Tech: Miss Tami

The Health Office is in need of gloves. Any donations will be greatly appreciated!

+Please don't send medications (even cough drops) to school without talking to our health tech.

+ During this cold and flu season, please refer to the info-graphic below to determine how to treat your child's illness.

SRO did you know?

While the Internet can be an amazing educational resource, it's important to be safe while Surfing the Web! Here are some Internet Safety Tips for parents to keep in mind.

  1. Set guidelines with your child for using the Internet.
  2. Discuss with your child that they should never agree to personally meet someone they met on the Internet.
  3. Teach your child they should not give out their name, phone number or photo without your permission.
  4. Let your child show you what they like to do online.
  5. Discover the Internet together



Remember: Don't speed in school zones!

Deputy Fetterhoff
Student Council Box Tops Contest

Send in your box tops! Monthly prizes for the winning classrooms. A large prize to be awarded at the end of the school year! 
3rd Annual
One Book One School
is Coming in February


Our book this year is... 
      Find out in the January Newsletter!

It is going to be an island of an Adventure!
Parent and Family Resources
Want to know more about READ plans, Standards, State Tests, and more?
Click Here! https://www.cde.state.co.us/communications/resourcesforparents
PTO Fundraiser Update




Thank you for supporting our Fundraiser. We raised over $6,000!! Way to go PES Beavers!








Second Quarter Awards Assembly will be on Thursday, January 16th.

4th-6th grades: 2:15 *new time
1st-3rd grades: 3:00 *new time

Wellness Wednesdays
Staff and students are going to be discussing healthy habits during our Wellness Wednesdays. Start asking your child about it!