Volume 5 | May 2019
Penrose Elementary School
Every Student Every Day Learning for Life
719-372-6777

Michelle Lesser ~Principal (mlesser@re-2.org)
Joe DeSalvo ~ Counselor (jdesalvo@re-2.org)
May Dates to Remember

2nd: 2nd Grade to Denver 7:30-4:30
2nd: PTO @ 4:00
2nd: Accountability @ 4:20
2nd: PTO Movie Night 6:00-8:30 pm
4th: YETI at the RUN Blossom 8:00
6th-9th: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
6th & 13th: Art Club @ 3:50
7th: Battle of the Book @ Harrison 8:00-3:30
7th: Student Council to Parker 8:30-3:30
7th: Kindergarten to Art Center Pueblo 8:45-1:30
8th: 1st Grade to Cheyenne Mtn Zoo 8:00-3:00
9th: 4th to Bent's Fort 8:00-4:30
14th: & 15th: Book Swap
16th: 5th to Space Center 8:30-3:30
16th: 3rd to USAF Academy 8:45-2:00
16th: Senior Spirit Walk at PES 1:15
21st: 4th Quarter Awards Assembly
3rd-5th @ 2:30 pm
1st & 2nd @ 3:15 pm
22nd: Kindergarten Continuation @ 10:00 (gym)
22nd: Last Day for Preschool and Kinder
23rd: Family Field Day
8:45-10:50 Primary
12:45-3:15 Intermediate
23rd: Last Day of School
REMINDERS:

  • All fees must be paid prior to receiving your child's report card (library, Cafeteria, school supply, technology fees, etc)

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  • School supply lists will be sent home with Report Cards on May 22nd. We will post the supply lists on our Facebook page and on our school website.

* Save your BOX TOPS this Summer

* Come check out our lost and found...items left at the end of the year will be donated

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
From Mrs. Lesser
Dear Penrose Families,

I can't believe I am writing the final newsletter of the year. CMAS testing is complete, and we are anticipating good results. We won't have scores back until late August or September. 90% of our district NWEA and DIBELS testing is complete and we are seeing wonderful growth from our students. The 2018/2019 school year is quickly coming to a close.

It is the time of year where I am stuck between finishing strong and planning for the next school year. It is a time of celebration and reflection. So, as I have done since becoming the Penrose Elementary Principal 5 years ago, I write for you, my list of things I have learned this year.
*Sometimes a Blue Ribbon School will have an "off"year, but it won't happen twice
*You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with
*New rugs and new signs make everybody happy
*Technology is important, but so are books
*Children and teachers will rise to meet your expectations
*Ordering Coyote Coffee Den for lunch is good for moral
*Having your SRO at school makes everybody feel safer
*Staff members love to play games and win prizes
*Our students are still our "why"
*Kids need manipulatives in math...all the time
*Moving classrooms is more than moving stuff
*Preschoolers are the cutest humans on the planet...they love big
*Diets are hard to stick with when there are so many birthdays and cupcakes
*I get to be a 6th grade principal for the first time
*Next year we will have an assistant principal
*Teachers come and teachers go, but they all leave a mark on your heart

May your Summer be wonderful! See you in August!
        
                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                              Respectfully,
                                                                                               Mrs. Lesser
2019/2020
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
KIDS CLUB Opportunity
Families,

Have you thought about SUMMER DAY CARE ? We have the opportunity to have BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL, FRIDAY, and SUMMER CARE for our kids! Ages 4 to 12. DHS CCCAP accepted!

I NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE!

Call or email Tai Wright, the Kids Club coordinator today!
Twright@ccrec.org
719-275-1578
Let her know we need care from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Share with her what you need, it might be possible!
Prices are very reasonable!
NO APPLICATION FEE

PENROSE KITS Preschool
Now Registering for the 2019/2020
School Year!

TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

Please go to the Fremont RE-2 Website under the Preschool Tab.

Give your child the preschool experience they deserve!
SRO did you know?

BEAT THE HEAT AND SUN this SUMMER

Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded.  Infants and children  up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk. Even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. For heat-related illness,  the best defense is prevention .
  • Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
  • Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully, for morning and evening hours.
  • Stay cool with cool showers or baths.
  • Seek medical care immediate if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness.
Just a few serious sunburns can increase you and your child’s risk of  skin cancer  later in life. Their skin needs protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays whenever they’re outdoors.
  • Cover up. Clothing that covers your and your child’s skin helps protect against UV rays.
  • Use sunscreen with at least SPF (sun protection factor) 15 and UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) protection every time you and your child go outside.



Deputy Fetterhoff
From the Health Office

PLEASE be sure to pick up all MEDICATIONS prior to the end of the school year.Medications left will be properly disposed.

Preschool parents, don't forget your child's i mmunizations prior to starting kindergarten in the fall.

5th Grade Parents, don't forget your child's 6th grade i mmunizations prior to 6th grade in the Fall.

Miss Tami
Student Placement 2019/2020

Due to anticipated changes in teaching placements and the importance of creating balanced classrooms I will not be accepting teacher requests for the 2019/2020 school year.

Our teachers take the time to make class lists based upon the best interest of students. We balance the classrooms by gender, academic ability, special programming, social/emotional needs, and personality types, and more. Please trust us to make the best decisions for your child.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Bellino, our school secretary, and she will schedule a time for you to meet with me.

Respectfully,
Mrs. Lesser
Teaching Placements for NEXT School Year
(as of May 1...things can change)

Kindergarten: First Grade: Second Grade:
Aimee McKibbin Mindy Sabo Jake Eskridge
Cheryl Gasser Juli Drake Shelly Leenerts

Third Grade: Fourth Grade : Fifth Grade:
Brittany Olguin Samantha Vigil Molly Sabo
Olivia Dickey Brandy Guasta Charla Wellborn

Sixth Grade:
Kim Hinninger
Denise Albertson


A HUGE Shout Out
and
THANK YOU
To
Sarah Anderson
She voluntarily provided our students with library services again this year!

Please save your Box Tops this SUMMER!

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