Announcements

Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!
WELCOME BACK MINNEQUA SCHOLARS! 
School begins on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  Our School start and end times are 7:45-3:05 for the 2018-2019 school year.  School will begin at 7:45 and release at 3:05 Monday through Thursday.  Scholars may begin arriving no earlier than 7:35 as there is no supervision until 7:35. Scholars will be let into the building at 7:40. Scholars will be marked tardy at 7:46.  If a child is tardy, they should report to the front foyer to receive a tardy slip from the Community Advocate. 

Scholars will receive free breakfast and lunch again this school year.  We are excited to inform you that we have also been awarded the healthy snack grant again for the afternoons Monday through Thursday!

Weekly Update and Halloween Information 10/29/2018

posted Oct 28, 2018, 4:51 PM by Melissa Patterson

GOOD EVENING LIL’ CAT FAMILIES! This is Principal Patterson Calling with our Weekly Update!  We have several announcements for this week!  The Book Fair will be open this week.  Cub Scouts has been canceled on Wednesday due to Halloween.  Here is some important information regarding the Halloween events on Wednesday. The morning of October 31st will be a normal school day.  Costumes MAY NOT be worn to school.  Scholars should bring their costume to school to change into prior to the parade.  Parents are welcome to come in between 1:30 & 2:00 to help their scholar get dressed.  If a parent chooses to take a scholar home to get dressed, they may pick them up after lunch, sign them out and take them home to get dressed.  Scholars will not be allowed to walk home to get dressed. Costumes may not include weapons. Parents may not wear masks or have full face paint on school grounds.  We must be able to recognize all adults. The Halloween Parade will be held from 2:00 to 2:30.  Parents and guests must be on the playground during the parade.  Halloween Parties will be held from 2:30 to 3:05 in the classrooms.  Treats MAY NOT be homemade. They should be packaged or store bought. To review this information again, visit our school's website and look under school announcements! Thank you for all of your support and for helping make Minnequa an amazing place for kids!  We look forward to seeing everyone this week!  Have a great week.

¡BUENAS NOCHES FAMILIAS DE LIL 'CAT! ¡Este es el director Patterson Calling con nuestra actualización semanal! Tenemos varios anuncios para esta semana! La Feria del Libro estará abierta esta semana. Cub Scouts ha sido cancelado el miércoles debido a Halloween. Aquí hay información importante sobre los eventos de Halloween el miércoles. La mañana del 31 de octubre será un día escolar normal. Los disfraces NO PUEDEN ser usados en la escuela. Los estudiosos deben traer su disfraz a la escuela para cambiarse antes del desfile. Los padres son bienvenidos a venir entre la 1:30 y las 2:00 para ayudar a sus estudiantes a vestirse. Si un padre decide llevar a un erudito a casa para vestirse, puede recogerlo después del almuerzo, firmarlo y llevarlo a casa para vestirse. A los estudiantes no se les permitirá caminar a casa para vestirse. Los disfraces no pueden incluir armas. Los padres no pueden usar máscaras o tener pintura facial completa en los terrenos de la escuela. Debemos ser capaces de reconocer a todos los adultos. El Desfile de Halloween se llevará a cabo de 2:00 a 2:30. Los padres e invitados deben estar en el patio de recreo durante el desfile. Las fiestas de Halloween se llevarán a cabo de 2:30 a 3:05 en las aulas. Las golosinas NO PUEDEN ser caseras. Deben ser empaquetados o comprados en la tienda. ¡Para revisar esta información nuevamente, visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela y busque en los anuncios de la escuela! ¡Gracias por todo su apoyo y por ayudar a hacer de Minnequa un lugar increíble para los niños! ¡Esperamos verlos a todos esta semana! Que tengas una buena semana.

Weekly Update 10/21/2018

posted Oct 21, 2018, 11:40 AM by Melissa Patterson

GOOD EVENING LIL’ CAT FAMILIES! This is Principal Patterson Calling with our Weekly Update!  I want to shout our Minnequa Choir for having a beautiful performance at the Community Peace Summit on Saturday.  They made me so proud! We want to remind you that this week after school, we will be holding Parent Teacher Conferences.  Please make sure you attend your scheduled conference with your child. Also this week the Book Fair opens. It will be open during school hours and after school until 5:00.   Our Parent Teacher Community Organization will have a small treat, books to read with your kiddos and a craft project for you to enjoy while you are waiting for your conference to begin or after your conference.  This will take place in the Media Center. On Tuesday, all of the cookie dough orders and money are due. Please make sure that you send these orders back on Tuesday! On Wednesday, 5th graders will have their Jazz Concert in the Cafeteria at 6:30. Thank you for all of your support and for helping make Minnequa an amazing place for kids!  We look forward to seeing everyone this week!

Have a great week.


Weekly Update 10/14/18

posted Oct 14, 2018, 3:03 PM by Melissa Patterson

GOOD EVENING LIL’ CAT FAMILIES! This is Principal Patterson Calling with our Weekly Update!  We kicked off our fall fundraiser last week!  Scholars are selling cookie dough, pretzels, and butter braids.  We are asking that each scholar sale at least one item.  The money raised from the fundraiser helps us pay for transportation for field trips, prizes for scholars, pizza and ice cream parties for attendance, ELOs and much much more. Our attendance last week was low around 89%.  Parents, please make sure that your kiddos come to school every day.  Mondays seem to be our lowest attendance rate day this year.  We need all of our scholars at school every day.
3rd graders will be going on a field trip on Tuesday morning to the Song of Pueblo.  Please make sure they are at school on time as we will not be able to hold the busses for tardy scholars.  Also on Tuesday, we will be holding our annual vision and hearing screening.  This Saturday, we would like to invite you to join us and Pueblo City Schools for the Community Peace Summit at the State Fair Events Center from 10:00 to 1:00.  Our Minnequa Choir will be performing at 12:00.  Mr. G will be at our booth with a magic show, and we will have some activities for kids to complete.   We want to remind parents that you can access the school calendar of events at any time by visiting Minnequa’s website. Visit Minnequa.pueblocityschools.us to see all of the upcoming events.  Feel free to check it weekly as we update it as events and activities come up.
Thank you for all of your support and for helping make Minnequa an amazing place for kids!

Have a great week.

Weekly Update 10/7

posted Oct 7, 2018, 1:55 PM by Melissa Patterson

GOOD EVENING LIL’ CAT FAMILIES! This is Principal Patterson Calling with our Weekly Update!  We are kicking off our fall fundraiser this week!  Scholars will be selling cookie dough, pretzels, and butter braids.  The money raised from the fundraiser helps us pay for transportation for field trips, prizes for scholars, pizza and ice cream parties for attendance, ELOs and much much more.  On Tuesday after school at 3:20 in the media center, out PTCO will be meeting to discuss our Unified Improvement Plan and to begin planning a winter carnival for our scholars.  Also, on Tuesday, we have a glow in the dark Skate Night at Skate City.  Skate Night is from 6:00 to 8:00.  Parents, please plan to stay with your scholars during skating.  The admission is $4.50 plus $1.50 for traditional skate rental if needed.  The theme of the night is Neon Glow Skate and we are encouraging students to wear neon clothes so they glow under the black lights during the blackout skates that they will be having throughout the night.  Teachers will be reaching out to parents to schedule conferences.  This year, we will hold conferences after school during the week of October 22nd through the 25th. Scholars will have regular school days that week.  We want to remind parents that you can access the school calendar of events at any time by visiting Minnequa’s website. Parents, if you received a red and white family economic survey, please complete that document and send it back on Monday. This is very important in ensuring that we continue to be able to provide free and reduced lunch for our scholars here at MInnequa. Visit Minnequa.pueblocityschools.us to see all of the upcoming events.  Feel free to check it weekly as we update it as events and activities come up.
Thank you for all of your support and for helping make Minnequa an amazing place for kids!
Have a great week.

Weekly Update 10/1

posted Sep 30, 2018, 7:24 AM by Melissa Patterson

GOOD EVENING LIL’ CAT FAMILIES! This is Principal Patterson Calling with our Weekly Update! October is a great month and we have so much happening here at Minnequa this month.  On Monday, we encourage scholars to wear their Bronco shirt or favorite team jersey. Also on Monday evening from 5:30-6:45- Girl Scouts will be holding a parent meeting for any interested girls and parents.  We hope that you will consider registering your kiddo for Girl Scouts this year. On Thursday, we will have a Colorado Rockies spirit day. Scholars can wear their Rockies jerseys or shirts to school to celebrate their great season.  We want to remind parents that you can access the school calendar of events at any time by visiting Minnequa’s website. Visit Minnequa.pueblocityschools.us to see all of the upcoming events including skate night, fall bookfair, parent-teacher conferences, and Halloween activities.  This week is count week! We need all of our scholars at school this week. Wednesday is count day! Count day is an important day for our school and district as it helps us ensure that we receive adequate funding for each of the scholars attending school. We will have drawings for scholars each day and a few extra special drawings on Wednesday!  Please make sure that your child is at school this week!

Don’t forget to visit our MInnequa Calendar on our Website at minnequa.pueblocityschools.us to see all of our upcoming events.  Feel free to check it weekly as we update it as events and activities come up.

Thank you for all of your support and for helping make Minnequa an amazing place for kids!

Have a great week.


Weekly Update 8/27/18

posted Aug 26, 2018, 12:07 PM by Melissa Patterson

GOOD EVENING LIL’ CAT FAMILIES!  We had an amazing first week of school last week!  We are looking forward to greeting our scholars again on Monday morning!  We want to remind parents to make sure that you complete the parent information packets and send them back to school if you have not yet done so.  School safety is our priority. This week we will begin practicing our safety drills. In the case of a real emergency, we will contact parents via this messenger system.  However, we will not send out messengers after a drill. Please be aware that we practice safety drills throughout the year to ensure that scholars know what to do in case of a fire or lockdown.

One of our goals this year is to reach a 95% attendance rate.  Last year, we had an attendance rate of 89.4% which we know had a significant impact on student achievement.  According to the Attendance Works website, When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.  Between August and September, there are only 23 days of school. Every moment matters! Please make sure that your child attends school everyday so that they get every opportunity to be successful!

Minnequa is an AVID school. AVID's mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.  As an AVID school, we focus on building level systems that support Writing to learn, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading to learn.  These are skills that prepare our youth for college and career readiness! Don’t forget to wear your college shirts on Monday to promote college awareness!

This is a reminder that we have a couple of fun family events coming up in September.  Mark your calendars for Open House on September 5th and Zoo Night on September 19th. Also, September 3rd is Labor Day and there is no school. Have an amazing week!


Assessment Days

posted Aug 14, 2018, 10:41 AM by Melissa Patterson

District Assessment Days: Aug. 20-21
No regular school days for scholars.  Teachers will schedule meetings with parents and scholars for goal setting based on data.  Teachers will also provide parents with the handbook, commitment form and homework/contact information.  All scholars and parents are required to attend a meeting with their teacher.

Guide to a 4 Day School Week

posted Jul 30, 2018, 7:09 PM by Melissa Patterson

Check out this link for more information on the 4 day school week!

Dress Code:

posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:30 AM by Renee Hahn   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 9:30 AM ]

Monday- College Shirt Day

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday- Scholar's Choice- Minnequa shirt optional


Shoes:

 All scholars must wear tennis shoe on PE days. Scholars may keep their tennis shoes in their backpack to change into on PE days.

Scholars are not allowed to wear shoes with wheels.


Spirit Days:

Periodically we have spirit days.  Scholars are expected to dress in spirit wear.  Should they choose not to participate, they are expected to wear their Minnequa uniform.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

posted Jul 16, 2018, 9:29 AM by Renee Hahn   [ updated Jul 16, 2018, 9:29 AM ]

To ensure that all children have equal access to school supplies, the school will utilize Title I funding to purchase school supplies for student use. Parents are responsible for purchasing a backpack for their child. If parents would like to donate tissue, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitizer, baby wipes for art, or any other donation, we gladly accept and appreciate the donations.

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