Superintendent /Principal, John Baggett

 

 

Welcome to Colfax Elementary School's website. It is a pleasure for me to serve our caring community. What makes us unique?   When I ask parents why they choose our school, they often say it's because we are like family; we care and connect with every child.  One parent said, " The teachers are amazing! The staff knows my kids and it really feels like a family there!" Our excellent staff is committed to the success of every child.


In addition to our family atmosphere and great staff, our acadmics, arts and technology programs are strong. In addition to teaching core academics, we offer amazing enrichment opportunities such as Spanish, music appreciation, drama, visual art and dance. We have an active PTA which supports field experiences as well as our arts program.  Last year they raised over $38,000 and this year their goal is $50,000. Thanks to a combination of school and PTA funds, our student field trips range from local farms to the Santa Cruz Mountains.


Our classrooms are spacious with high vaulted ceilings and plenty of windows for natural light.  Most of our classrooms even have full kitchens! Our teachers integrate technology into their instruction and students have access to Chromebooks throughout their day. Technology is important as a tool for learning, but teachers and students also have rich reading and hands on science and learning materials in classrooms. Our library is two stories tall with natural light and one you must see!


Our website should answer many of your questions. If not, please check with your child’s teacher, email us or give us a call if you need further assistance.  We are here to support you and your child's education. I continue to look forward to partnering with our families and community to make this an exciting and successful year for our students.  Thank you parents in advance for your support and commitment. As you may know, the parent and school partnership is a number one predictor of a child's success. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour of our amazing school,  please do not hesitate to contact me.


Sincerely,


John Baggett
Superintendent/Principal