Welcome To 1st Grade!

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

Welcome to 1st grade at Challenge To Excellence! I am so excited for the 2019-2020 school year! I am Ms. Prazzo and am thrilled to be here for a great year of learning! This year we will dive into some wonderful and engaging lessons. The best way to communicate with me is through email at nprazzo@c2e.org. I do have a 24 hour response time, but usually can get back to you sooner! I cannot wait for this year, it is going to be amazing!

1st Grade Schedule

7:40-8:10 Morning Work

8:15-9:10 Math

9:10-9:25 Snack

9:25-10:25 Reading

10:30-11:10 Specials

11:10-11:30 Read Aloud

11:30-12:15 Recess/Lunch

12:15-12:45 I-Ready (M, Th) / Social Studies/Writing/Science (Tu, Wed)

12:45-1:45 Social Studies/Writing/Science (Tu, Wed)/Reading RTI (M, Th)

1:45-2:05 Social Studies/Writing/Science (Tu, Wed)/Math RTI (M, Th)

2:05-2:40 Fundations

2:50 Carpool



1st Grade Schedule

7:40-8:10 Morning Work

8:15-9:10 Math

9:10-9:25 Snack

9:25-10:25 Reading

10:30-11:10 Specials

11:10-11:30 Read Aloud

11:30-12:15 Recess/Lunch

12:15-12:45 I-Ready (M, Th) / Social Studies/Writing/Science (Tu, Wed)

12:45-1:45 Social Studies/Writing/Science (Tu, Wed)/Reading RTI (M, Th)

1:45-2:05 Social Studies/Writing/Science (Tu, Wed)/Math RTI (M, Th)

2:05-2:40 Fundations

2:50 Carpool



Volunteer Opportunities at C2E

There are a number of ways you can volunteer here at Challenge to Excellence. To access our sign-ups, you can find a link to 'Volunteer at C2E' in the Quicklinks on the homepage of our website. Here is more information regarding those opportunities:

  • ART ROOM - Volunteers will assist the art teacher with projects during Kindergarten and 1st grade classes. 1 Volunteer per day Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10:30 am-11:10 am. Click here to see available dates and to sign up online.
  • CROSSWALK - Volunteers will assist with the crosswalk. Help is needed everyday, morning and afternoon. Morning carpool is from 7:40 am - 8:00 am and afternoon carpool is from 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm. Click here to see available dates and to sign up online.
  • KITCHEN VOLUNTEER - Our Kitchen Manager, Maria Offerman, is looking for volunteers to assist in serving lunch. Volunteers are needed from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours and experience the lunch line here at C2E. Please contact Maria Offerman, Kitchen Manager, at mcofferman@dcsdk12.org with questions. Click here to see available dates and to sign up online.
  • LIBRARY - Volunteers are needed to help classroom teachers check out books for their students. 2 volunteers are appreciated for each available time slot. Dates and times to be determined. Sign up will be updated once our Library schedule has been established.
  • LUNCHROOM VOLUNTEERS - We are looking for volunteers to assist students and monitor the cafeteria at lunchtime. Volunteers are needed from 11:10 am-12:15 pm. This is a fun way to earn volunteer hours and experience lunch time at C2E. Click here to see available dates and to sign up online.
  • PICTURE DAY - Picture Day is August 22nd. Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Volunteers are needed to assist in processing students to be photographed. Volunteers interested in helping, please click here to sign up online.
  • RECESS DUTY - Volunteers are needed during recess from 10:50 am - 11:50 am to be an extra set of eyes to keep our children safe. Volunteers will not be allowed to discipline students. Please check in with the office staff upon arrival. It’s a fun and easy way to earn volunteer hours! Click here to see available dates and to sign up online.

Remember To Log Those Hours….

Logging your volunteer hours helps our school. Every hour counts! Click here to log in your hours. If you have any trouble logging hours, please call the front office at (303)841-9816.


Parent Volunteer Association (PVA)- Plans and coordinates community events and fundraising efforts. For more detailed information about PVA and their events, please visit the PVA Web Page



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