Volume 7 / March 2020
Penrose Elementary School
Every Student Every Day Learning for Life

Michelle Lesser ~ Principal (mlesser@re-2.org)
Sheryl Gifford ~ Assistant Principal (sgifford@re-2.org)
Joe DeSalvo ~ Counselor (jdesalvo@re-2.org)

District Statements of Commitment

We have less than 50 days of school left! Can you believe it? Where has this school year gone?

As we head into the next and last quarter of the 2019-2020 school year, we want to remind ourselves, our students, parents, teachers, and staff members why we do what we do. This year, our school district made some commitments that help guide our path as we teach and grow the students of Fremont RE-2. Here's what we commit to:

  • We commit to preparing Fremont Re-2 graduates who can demonstrate critical thinking, academic performance, and work-force pathways.

  • We commit to safe learning environments where all students can grow, develop, and learn.

  • We commit to being a team that supports each other professionally, respectfully, openly communicates and uses a solution-based approach to problem solving.

  • We commit to working collaboratively to accomplish goals.

  • We commit to building positive relationships involving home, community and school.

Together, we are... Growing a Destination District with Intent, Purpose and Pride!  
Penrose Elementary 6th grade Knowledge Bowl team competed in the Southern Colorado Optimist Brain Bowl on Saturday, Feb 22, at Challenger MS in CoSp. The competition was fierce. There were 31 teams in total: 11 were 6th grade teams. Our students represented PES well! They tied for 6th place. Congratulations, Breezy, Chris, Alicia, Drake, and Evie ! Thanks to Kathryn Weaver (junior coach), too! 
A Visit from Mr. Melendrez
Mr. Melendrez, Principal of Florence Jr./Sr. High School, came to PES to present to our 5th and 6th grade students and parents. Mr. Melendrez answered questions that students and parents had about the Jr./Sr. High.
CMAS Testing is Coming!

PES will provide FREE Breakfast for all 3rd-6th Graders on CMAS Testing Days!

CMAS Testing Window

March 23-April 23

You will be notified of your
child's testing days soon.

March Dates to Remember
3rd: Kindergarten/1st Performance 3:00/6:00
3rd: Battle of the Books 4:00
3rd: Thinker Tinkers 4:00
4th: STEAM Club 4:00
5th: 6th Grade Band Program 7:00
9th: Class Picture/Spring Picture Day
9th: Sculpture Installation Day
10th: 2nd/3rd Music Program 3:00/6:00
12th: J-Line Dance School Presentation 2:00
12th: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-8:00
13th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
16th-19th: SPRING BREAK
23rd-April 23rd: CMAS Testing Window
24th: 1st Day of CMAS Testing
25th: STEAM Club 4:00
26th: Awards Assembly 4th-6th grades 2:30
1st-3rd grades 3:15
26th: STUCO Meeting 4:00
26th: PTO Movie Night 6:00
31st: Thinker Tinkers 4:00
From the Office
Student Hours: 8:20-3:50

First Bell Rings at 8:15

Office is Open 7:55 to 4:10

PLEASE label all student belongings including:
coats, hats, gloves, mittens, lunch boxes, backpacks, etc
Save the Date!

Preschool Continuation
May 20th

6th Grade Continuation
May 20th
Y.E.T.I. and Run Blossom 2020
Reach out to Mrs. Eckstrom for more information.
Our Annual One School, One Book Night was a success! Thank you to our teachers and staff members for organizing some fantastic Nim's Island activities and games, and thank you to our students and families for coming out to join us!
Fun Fact!
March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day! Get outside after school and take a little stroll through the park with your family!
A Roaring 2020 Family Dance
Thank you to Mrs. Paxton for putting on another "Roaring" family dance night!
Pop Tabs for Mrs. Morgan!
Please save your Pop Tabs and bring them to the office or give them to Mrs. Morgan!
SRO did you know?

Stranger Danger

Stranger Danger is real, and we want to make sure our children are safe when they are outside playing or on a walk. It's important that we inform children on what to do if they should be approached by someone they don't know. Here are a few teaching tips.

  • Play in an area where your parents can see you.
  • There is safety in numbers, so don't wander off alone.
  • Never approach someone you don't know.
  • If someone makes you feel unsafe, go inside and tell your parents.

Check out this website that teaches children how to be safe when they are out and about.

Deputy Fetterhoff
From the Health Office

The month of March is National Nutrition Month. Here are some healthy tips for families.

  • Set a timer to remind kids to take an activity break away from the computer after 20 minutes.

  • Teach your children that they need to wash their hands for 20 seconds. Have kids lather up with soap to kill bacteria.

  • Have your children find as many different colors of vegetables in the grocery store.

Click the link below for more ideas!


Miss Tami
Student Council Box Tops Contest
Please continue to send in your Box Tops!

Our contest will be starting soon!
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