Just a reminder! Staff Appreciation Week - May 8th to May 12th! MONDAY, MAY 8th - YOU MAKE US BLOOM - Bring a staff member a flower. (Fresh, fake, hand drawn, or something with a floral print). TUESDAY, MAY 9th - OUR STAFF IS SO NOTEWORTHY - Write a staff member a note to explain how they have impacted your life this year. WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th - SUPPLY THEM WITH THANKS - Pick up any supplies a staff member is running low on for the class. THURSDAY, MAY 11th - YOU ARE A TREAT - Treat a staff member to a favorite treat or beverage. FRIDAY, MAY 12th - YOU MAKE ME BRIGHT - Wear a staff member's favorite color. Thank you for making this a special week for our staff to celebrate all they do to make Colfax Elementary a special place to learn and grow. Sincerely, Andy Giannini Superintendent
Colfax Elementary has a new app! To download Colfax Elementary's app go to the Apple App Store or Android Store and search for "Colfax ESD". The new app is another way to get real time information from your favorite elementary school!
Please join us May 11th for a parent presentation in our gymnasium at 6:00 p.m. showcasing our amazing Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten, and Kindergarten programs. Early Childhood Education is our passion!. Please learn how Colfax Elementary provides a tremendous foundation for literacy and academic success for our youngest Bulldogs. If you have children ages 3 to 5, this is a must attend event to experience all Colfax Elementary has to offer! After the presentation, please join us for our Open House to tour the classrooms! To enroll for the 2023-2024 school year visit https://www.colfax.k12.ca.us/o/cesd/page/enrollment-registration
Last Thursday, our school hosted the 30+ year Colfax Invitational Track and Field event. Over 400 students representing 14 different schools competed in sprints, relays, and long-distance running. Big thanks to our Athletic Director Craig McAtee for organizing the event over several months. Also, please join me in thanking Mrs. Fischer, Mrs. Tabatt, Mrs. Sunding, Mrs. Ballowe, Mrs. Craffey, and Mr. Elias for volunteering at the event. It was fun to see all the students outdoors, wind in their face, and enjoying friendly competition with area schools.
6th Grade recently participated in a classroom transformation for mathematics. 6th grade students were surgeons for the day as they completed a unit performance task at the Order of Operations Hospital! Students successfully completed four "operations" by demonstrating their learned skills of solving expressions using the order of operations. A special thank you to PTA for funding this engaging and standards based event!
Math is better with Goldfish!
Pigs love Earth Day too!
Colfax Elementary School District is currently accepting applications for a full-time evening custodian. The position salary is $17.25 to $23.33 per hour depending upon experience plus $10,000 yearly in health and welfare benefits. To apply, go to https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1754212 Essential duties include cleaning classrooms and restrooms, vacuuming carpets and cleaning floors, emptying waste containers, and maintaining the appearance of the school grounds and facilities. The application window closes on April 25th! Come join an amazing team!
Dear Colfax Families, Tomorrow, April 14th, is the last day to purchase Colfax Elementary yearbooks. Yearbooks can be purchased for $25 each on YBPAY.com. For questions, please contact the school office.
Dear Colfax Families, Come join us for the Bulldog Blast this Friday, April 14th, at 8:15 a.m. Following the Blast, come to the library at 9 a.m. to join Dr. Giannini for coffee and donuts and to provide feedback for next year's Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). Your voice matters and will help our district to ensure our students' academic and social goals are achieved. See you this Friday!
Second and third grade classes, along with more than ten parents (and some grandparents), traveled by bus to Skate Town Ice Arena for an unforgettable day of ice skating!
TK is excited to be back in the classroom and starting our math unit on addition!
Dear Families of Colfax Elementary, Please enjoy reading our District Newsletter by going to https://5il.co/1rzcs with more information on exciting events that have occured over the past months and about some new faces that have joined our amazing educational team! My heart goes out to the families that lost children and loved ones in the recent school shooting in Tennessee. I am sure this tragedy weighs heavy on your hearts as well. Please know that our staff at Colfax Elementary work diligently to provide a safe learning environment for all our students. This includes routine practice on safety drills and procedures, so we are able to respond to potential threats of all kinds. Also, we continue to keep our classroom doors locked throughout the day as the number one preventative measure to keep our students safe. As always, if you ever have any questions or thoughts that you would like to discuss, please reach out to me. Finally, as a reminder, school will be in session on Monday, April 10th. School will start at 8 a.m. and will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break with friends and families! With Warmth and Gratitude, Andy Giannini, Ed.D. Superintendent CESD District Newsletter 4.4.23
Dear Colfax Families, The Auburn Interfaith Food Closet serves people living in central Placer County including Colfax, Weimar, and Alta. To contact the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet please call (530) 885-1921 or email www.auburnfoodcloset.org
Dear Colfax Families, Roads are clear, and Colfax Elementary will have a regular start today, March 29th. School will start at 8 a.m. and will dismiss at 2:30 p.m. The bus will run at usual times. Alta residents need to come to the freeway to be picked up. Cape Horn residents need to go to the I80 bridge to be picked up. Have a nice day! Sincerely, Andy Giannini Superintendent
Colfax Elementary is looking to hire a night custodian. To apply go to https://www.edjoin.org/Home/DistrictJobPosting/1744166 Under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager, the night custodian will plan and perform cleaning work in an assigned area and will do related work as required, maintaining the focus of pride in appearance of our school grounds and facilities. Essential Duties Include: -Clean school buildings -Sweep, scrub, wax and polish concrete linoleum, and tile floors -Vacuum and shampoo rugs and carpets -Wash, scrub, and disinfect restrooms -Empties and clean waste containers and recycling containers -May set up, open and close classrooms and other school facilities for various school and community activities -Performs thorough cleaning of facilities during vacation periods -Routinely pick up and dispose of trash from school grounds Come join our dynamic team today!
Easter engineering in after school care this week. The kids were challenged to build a house for a marshmallow bunny. The bunny had to fit inside without getting squished, so careful measuring was needed. Unfortunately for the bunnies, soon after they were photographed in their homes, they got eaten. 😂
7th Grade was represented on Thursday evening at the Placer County Young Authors' Celebration in Lincoln! It was an enjoyable evening celebrating one of our own young female writer from Colfax Elementary.
Second graders worked together to learn how biodiversity keeps ecosystems healthy. Look at that team work!!
Students enjoyed an amazing BMX Stunt Assembly on Wednesday!