After 29 years of dedicated work for the Colton School District, Hong Le Nguyet, our beloved custodian, has decided to retire. The District would like to thank Hong for all of the time, effort, and hard work put forth! In 29 years there was never a time when Hong wasn’t there to help out with an event, cook for our teams, or just pitch in when someone needed a helping hand. Hong will be truly missed by our students, staff, and administration.
We would like to invite the community to a retirement reception held in the school lobby on Saturday, June 25th at 5:00PM.
The Colton School District will be moving forward with a one to one technology initiative for the 2016-17 school year. The goal of this program is to improve student academic achievement by integrating technology K-12. Chromebooks will be assigned to each student grades 1st through 12th. Kindergarten students will be utilizing the iPads we currently own, at a 1:2 ratio.
This initiative will allow our students to use mobile technology as a learning tool with educational applications. Google Docs will be used to support the District’s curriculum focus. Student will be able to collaborate with their peers and their teachers as they engage in the writing and learning process. By using Google Docs, students will have access to all of their documents from home and at school. The Chromebooks will also be a wonderful tool for research and assist with our State testing.
Teacher training and professional development will be a constant throughout this process. The District will be utilizing professionals from the Educational Service District (ESD) 101 based in Spokane. This integration and professional development program has been very successful around our region.
Students will receive further training in the area of digital citizenship. District technology use agreements will also continue to be signed by parents and students to ensure full understanding of the use agreement.
Information about the Chromebooks can be found at: http://www.google.com/chromebook
Information about Google Docs can be found at: https://www.google.com/edu/
Missoula Children’s Theatre came to Colton last week. The Colton elementary students performed the play Peter and Wendy. What a wonderful experience for all!
Colton Kindergarten Registration Scheduled
Welcome. Kindergarten registration will be in the kindergarten room on March 16th at 6:00pm. This is a parent meeting. The child need not be present at the time of registration.
The Colton School District invites parents/guardians of children that are 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016 to attend kindergarten registration.
Given the adoption of policy No. 3110, the district will consider applications for an exemption for students who missed the date by a month. Any parent of a child who turns 5 in September wanting an exemption can contact the school to receive entrance information. Parents may contact the school for a screening appointment at 229-3386. The screening date is Tuesday, March 15th.
Mrs. Kinzer will give an overview of the kindergarten program and answer any questions you may have.
To download the required kindergarten forms you can go to the parent information tab and scroll down to school forms or you can pick them up at the school office. Please bring the forms filled out to the registration night.
Parents/guardians need to bring the following required documentation at the time of registration:
- A copy of the child’s state issued birth certificate (not the hospital certificate)
- The kindergarten required forms
- A copy of an up-to-date immunization record reflecting:
- 4 doses of DTP (DTaP or DT) one dose must be given after age 4 years
- 4 doses of Polio (OPV or IPV) one dose must be given after age 4 years
- 2 doses of MMR-both doses after age 1
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B
- 2 doses of Chicken Pox-both after age 1
An update for the Colton/Dahmen Barn Art program…..
The Kindergarten students learned about the symmetry in their butterfly project. Their creations will become part of their graduation ceremony at the end of the year.
Grades 3 and 4:
Brenda’s 3rd and 4th grade class did an art project with Audubon birds as the subject. Each student received a beautiful color photo of a bird, then drew it focusing on the appropriate shape and proportion. Then they colored the bird with crayons to match the photo, then did a watercolor wash. The results were awesome!