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Welcome Letter

A letter from Mrs. Friedman

August, 2019


I feel excited and honored to be at Colfax Charter Elementary every day, carrying out the school vision to ensure that all students receive the best education possible. Colfax Charter Elementary has made exceptional achievements and I am proud to be able to serve as this school’s Principal.  


Colfax Charter is a community whose vision is to ensure all children achieve academic, personal and social success through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. This goal provides differentiated teaching, research-based instructional strategies, enrichment programs, and interventions that address the social, emotional, and academic needs of the whole child. Colfax Charter continues to provide an exemplary education through a learning program that incorporates music, dance, art, physical education, and technology into the traditional standards-based curriculum. The goal is a rich educational experience for all students. 


Some updates for the the 2019 - 2020 school year!


Our Classroom Addition project is well underway and we are very excited to open two new Kindergarten classrooms this August!  Construction will then continue with our main building, set to open in August 2020.  The final construction will be completed in early 2021.  With our new additions we will have a beautiful new main office, new classrooms, a new computer and science lab, a parent center and new teachers’ lounge.  Come and watch us grow!


This school year, in collaboration with our Local School Leadership Council (LSLC), Parent Association Colfax Elementary (PACE) and our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) we look forward to the following:

  • Continued Vocal Music, Visual Arts, PE, Science Lab and Violin Classes
  • Computer Instruction with ComputerWise Kids
  • 1:1 Technology in Grades 1 - 5
  • Continued Ballroom Dance instruction for 4th and 5th grades from the DREAM program and Fordney Foundation
  • ST Math program in Grades 1 - 4 
  • Continued work with Restorative Justice and community building circles
  • Continued work with Mind Up and Mindfulness for our Social Emotional Learning Curriculum


We welcome new staff members to our Colfax family:  2 new teachers, Ms. McCay and Mr. Rosen to our 4th grade team, a new Office Technician, Linda Palacios, and new part time Assistant Principal, EIS, Tammy Fernandez.  


Our skilled and devoted staff are already planning and preparing for your child(ren).  Together with my staff, we look forward to another successful school year in collaboration with all involved at Colfax Charter Elementary.  


We are Rooted in Education and We Reach for the Stars!