Venetucci Chain Reaction
As part of our TEAM Challenge goals through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Rachelís Challenge, we are working to promote and celebrate positive behavior that supports an atmosphere conducive to effective learning.† At the elementary level, Rachelís 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!
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Welcome Back Information
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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.!
Venetucci Sonic Night
Venetucci Sonic Night
Venetucci Sonic Night is the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Venetucci will earn 10% of the total sales for these nights. The proceeds will be used for Battle of the Books, Gifted and Talented materials, leveled reading books, and higher level reading materials for the building. Come join us for great food and help support Venetucci Elementary School.
310 Main Street
5-8pm 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
We made the honor roll!
Widefield School District 3 has been named to the College Board's 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll. District 3 is one of ten school districts in Colorado recognized for expanding access to Advanced Placement course work and improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 of higher on AP exams.
Read more here:†http://professionals.collegeboard.com/k-12/awards/ap-district-honor-roll
$1000 Scholarship for Cabbage Plant!
Isaiah Martinez, fourth grader at Pinello Elementary, is the 2014 Colorado State Winner for the Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program.
In the spring of 2014, Bonnie Plants delivered free cabbage plants to 272 participating schools in Colorado. Bonnie Plants received 99 class winning entries from Colorado 3rd graders. Isaiahís cabbage was picked by the stateís Agriculture Department as the winner. As part of the program, Isaiah will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Isaiah grew a 16lb. 12 oz. cabbage named Calvin, who eventually became corned beef cabbage and cabbage rolls.
According to Bonnie Plantsí website, the Cabbage Program was created to inspire a love of vegetable gardening in young people, which seemed to work for Isaiah. He wants to plant a garden next spring and grow more vegetables and fruit.†
Winter Weather is Coming. Plan Now!
Winter weather is coming! Now, before bad weather or an emergency arises, is the time to make necessary arrangements for your children.
Read more information about school delays and closings. Go to www.wsd3.org,†Information>Weather & Closings or click here:†http://wsd3.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=187189
CMAS Student Performance Report Explanation
If you are looking for an explanation of the data on your student's CMAS Student Performance Report, please click here.
WideField of Dreams - Travis Dumas & Carl Burgess
Travis Dumas -†Janitell†Junior High
Travis is a seventh grader at Janitell Junior High. This young man was picked out of thousands of students in the region to receive an award for his volunteering efforts. Travis has been volunteering for the Special Olympics for the past four years. He has been a unified partner because he wanted to help his brother Jordan, a student at Widefield High, with different events, including basketball, soccer, softball, and bowling. Travis is also a volunteer at his church. Travis' dream is to keep volunteering as an adult, and to always try new things.†
Carl Burgess - Talbott Elementary, P.E. Teacher
Talbott Elementary P.E. teacher and Mesa Ridge High track coach Carl Burgess is a Hall of Famer! Mr. Burgess was inducted into the Eastern Nazarene College ďAthletics Hall of FameĒ on October 17, 2014. During his three years at college, Mr. Burgess ran cross-country and holds a record for fastest time. He was also a national's qualifier all three years. After graduation, Mr. Burgess coached the men's cross-country team for six seasons, and also started the first women's cross-country team at Easter Nazarene. Mr. Burgess is a Widefield High School alum and still holds the fastest time for the 5k run at 14:53!
PBIS & Rachel's Challenge
Combining Rachelís Challenge and Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support
Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Our school district supports creating positive learning environments for our students. In order to support students and staff we are working to promote kindness and positive behavior. Our district has adopted both Rachelís Challenge and PBIS. Each building is blending the two programs to represent a common belief or philosophy. The philosophy of both programs is at its core the same. We believe that the doorway to improving education is in building positive relationships with students. If a teacher builds a positive relationship with a student (emotion, passion and imagination), the chances are greater that a student will open their minds to greater academic challenges. This in turn will lead the student to a more successful academic career and will assist students in growing into successful and productive adults.†
Read more about PBIS
2014-15 Registration & Important Information
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