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Welcome Mustangs!


School Announcements
CMAS Testing
Parents/Guardians:
 
As you know, we will administer CMAS to our 3rd-5th grade students over the upcoming three weeks in March. Please take special note of the following grade-level testing dates in order to ensure that your child is in attendance.
 
3rd Grade
  • Math: March 4 & 5
  • English Language Arts (ELA): March 16, 17, & 18
 
4th Grade
  • Math: March 2 & 3
  • English Language Arts (ELA): March 10, 11, & 12
 
5th Grade
  • English Language Arts (ELA): March 2, 3, & 4
  • Math: March 10 & 11
 
We have a March Madness incentive program that encourages students to earn a coupon for meeting our Venetucci Mustang Test-Taking expectations. Different levels of incentives will be earned based on the number of sessions a student earns a coupon for. I will be sharing the details of these incentives with students on Friday, February 27. You can support us by asking your child about this at home on testing days. Also, we appreciate your help with making sure students get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and are at school on testing dates. Thank you so much!
 
 
 
Traffic & Safety Plan

Dear Venetucci Families,
On January 26, 2015, our school implemented a traffic and safety plan. Thank you for using the designated crosswalk and working with us to improve safety and efficiency of our back student drop-off/pick-up. In the back turnaround, Venetucci is implementing a “Kiss and Go” lane. Please pull all the way up and fully to the right, letting students out safely on the curb. “Kiss” and “Go” promptly so that others may use the drop-off as well. Do not leave your car unattended, temporarily parked, or get out of your vehicle in this area. To help the flow of traffic, please only make a right turn out of the driveway. At dismissal, please follow the same expectations: one lane of traffic, pulling all the way up and fully to the right, having students enter vehicles from the curb.  Again, do not leave your car unattended, temporarily parked, or get out of your vehicle in this area. To guarantee that our students and families are following safety expectations, we will have district security and staff in the turnaround area.  
On February 2, 2015, changes to increase the safety and efficiency of our front turnaround will be implemented.  On this date, only buses, daycare vans, and individuals with handicap needs will be permitted to drop-off and pick-up in this location. If you are dropping your child off/picking your child up, please plan to use the turnaround in the back of the building following the above procedures. This area will now be chained off during arrival and dismissal.
Please help us implement these new procedures so that we can provide a safer, better experience for all families before and after school.  Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 391-3355.
Respectfully,
Becky Harris        Ashleigh Katt
Principal        Assistant Principal

 
Venetucci Chain Reaction
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:
As part of our TEAM Challenge goals through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Rachel’s Challenge, we are working to promote and celebrate positive behavior that supports an atmosphere conducive to effective learning.  At the elementary level, Rachel’s Challenge supports PBIS by teaching children at an early age that kindness and compassion is a way of life.
 
To support teaching these principles, students have been involved in various TEAM Challenge activities on our Early Release days.  Accepting Rachel's challenge and starting a chain reaction of kindness at Venetucci has been our focus over the past few months. We would like to share with you the school-wide video we created as our Early Release activity on October 1st. The video shows the domino effect of simple acts of kindness making its way through Venetucci. We hope you enjoy it!
To view video click here
 
 
 
Welcome Back Information
For the Welcome Back letter please click here

 

 


                             

Venetucci T.E.A.M. Creed

 

We will do whatever it takes to:

Be trustworthy and do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Show effort by trying our best.

Have a good attitude by choosing to be positive.

Use manners to speak and treat others in a kind and polite way.

We are the Venetucci T.E.A.M.!





 
District Announcements
Kindergarten Round-up
Kindergarten Round-up is April 29, 2015. Check with your child's school for specific times and details. 
To register your kindergartener for the 2015-2016 school year click HERE.
WSD3 Community Video
We offer a comprehensive education with a sense of community like no where else; but don't take our word for it, hear what our community has to say about Widefield School District 3.
http://www.elocallink.tv/vp6/spon-fcsa_a.php?sponid=VmUENwNuUzoGPA==&fvm=1
Out with the Old…In with the New!


As many of you know the former state assessment program – TCAP – has been replaced by the new CMAS – Colorado Measures of Academic Success. This spring students in grades 3-11 will take the new on-line assessments in the areas of English/language arts and mathematics. For the first round of testing the dates are March 3
rd -March 27th. Students will complete three units for English/language arts and two units for mathematics. These new assessments are intended to measure the level of command a student has on the Common Core State Standards. Please be sure to look for a testing schedule to come home in February. As in the past we ask that you try and not schedule appointments or vacations during the testing window, it is so important that students complete each test in each content area.

If you are interested in seeing what the new assessments look like and what types of questions your student will be given to show their knowledge and application of skills simply go to http://parcc.pearson.com/sample-items - there you will have a choice of selecting the level for grades 3-5, 6-8 or high school. For each level there are sample items for English/language arts and mathematics.

2014-15 Registration & Important Information
Click HERE for information about:
  • registration
  • class schedules
  • fall sports and physicals
  • transporation
  • open house/meet the teacher days
  • orientation
  • K-5 before and after school childcare
  • breakfast and lunch prices










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