Werner Weekly

December 3, 2021

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • Dec. 9- Last day for donating for Werner Giving Tree
  • Dec. 16- Werner Jazz Cat Choir Holiday Concert, 2:30 pm
  • Dec. 17- Holiday Parties
  • Dec. 20-Jan. 3- Winter Break
  • Jan. 4- 2022-23 Kindergarten Orientation Night (parents only) @ 6-7 pm (Werner Gym)

NEWS FROM WERNER

PSD Expectations for Remote Learning in all schools

The district’s focus is to have all students participate in in-person learning at schools as much as possible. However, some students may miss being in school because of illness, quarantine, an emergency or other circumstances. PSD wants to ensure students can continue learning remotely when they can't be at school regardless of the reason for the absence. Teachers and staff will do their best to support students who are learning online.

More information is available on the PSD Remote Learning web page. There you will find expectations, information about Teacher Learning pages, and additional technology resources. Please let us know if you have specific questions about how this looks at our school.

The Giving Tree

Werner is carrying on the special tradition of The Giving Tree this holiday season. This is an opportunity to help families at Werner who need a little bit extra during this time. Please see this flyer with how you can help spread some holiday cheer.

New Book Vending Machine

We were able to introduce the new book vending machine to our school this week! This was purchased with funds raised from our Boosterthon Fun Run last year. The purpose of this machine is to build excitement for reading and reinforcement for our PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Support) system. When students receive a cub paw for good behavior, they are entered into a weekly drawing and can pick a book as a prize if drawn.


For this year, we will allow every student the chance to pick a book for their birthday. Beginning after winter break, we will start having students pick a book on their birthday. Students that have already had their birthday, or have summer birthdays, will be called down throughout the semester as well.


We are excited for our students to be able to use this and thanks for your support!

Weigh in: Take this survey to inform PSD’s future school year calendars

You are invited to share your thoughts to help inform the development of future Poudre School District school year calendars. This survey, available in Spanish and English, is open from Dec. 1, 2021, through Jan. 1, 2022. Families who need support with Arabic translation may contact their family liaison.

The PSD Calendar Committee will consider community feedback when creating the draft 2023-24 and 2024-25 school year calendars. PSD Calendar Committee members are scheduled in April 2022 to present draft school year calendars to the school board.

More information >>

Werner December Newsletter

You can find our Werner December Newsletter here.

Miss the Book Fair? You can still shop online

Even though the Book Fair has ended at school, you can still shop online until December 13th. Share the link with family and friends so they can shop as well!.


Scholastic.com/bf/wernerelementaryschool


All profits will go towards the Media Center Update Fund.

A Note from Our Health Office

Student Illness

Students who develop COVID-like symptoms while at school will need to go home. This includes: new or worsening cough, upset stomach, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and headache. Some of these symptoms overlap with other health conditions such as seasonal allergies or anxiety. If your student has a known health condition, it needs to be documented with a note from a medical provider and turned in to the Health Office in order for your student to remain at Werner with these symptoms. You can look up the health conditions on record for your child by logging in to ParentVue, click on ‘Health’, then click on ‘Health Conditions’.


"Return to Learn" Guidance

If your child is experiencing illness symptoms, please refer to the CDPHE Return to Learn Guidance for helpful pointers as to whether your child can return to school or not.

Pictures Needed

Throughout the year, our yearbook committee collects pictures. Please share your pictures of your student to our Werner Photo Album.

Werner Health/Safety Protocols

For more information about Werner's Health/Safety protocols and routines, go this site. It will remain updated throughout the year.

Staff Favorites

We often get questions about our staff and their favorite things (for appreciation, etc.). You can access those remotely at Staff Favorites.


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NEWS FROM WERNER PTA

PTA Update

Werner Cares & Shares Giving Tree

This year Werner would like to continue the tradition of the GIVING TREE. PTA will purchase gift cards for families during the holiday season. If your family would like to help our community, please send a check made out to Werner PTA or cash in a labeled envelope. If you wish to use online payment, PTA has set up a PayPal account just for the Giving Tree.

If your family needs help this holiday season, please contact Julie Flemister or Jenny Whetsell at 488-5550. All information is kept confidential, so please do not hesitate to call.


Upcoming General Meeting

Tuesday, January 11 | 6 pm | Werner Elementary


PTA Spirit Wear

Like our Cool PTA Mom tees? The Werner PTA has designed some Grownup Tees and Coffee Mugs for purchase to show your PTA spirit!


Follow us on Facebook to stay engaged with School Events and see what the PTA is up to at the school.


FREE MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL! Did you know there are ways to donate money to the school by doing things you already do?

- If you shop at King Soopers with a loyalty card they will donate to Werner when you sign up here.

- If you shop on Amazon, you can sign up for Amazon Smile and they will donate 1% of purchases.

- If you like to eat out, the PTA hosts Werner Dines Out once a month and the restaurants we partner with will donate back to the school.


Thank you for supporting the Werner Elementary PTA!


PTA President | Anjani Rogenski

PTA Vice President | Nicole Kidd

PTA Treasurer | Patti Haswell

PTA Secretary | Chelsea Padgett

PTA Board member | Juliana Schump

Connect with us at PTAWernerElementary@gmail.com


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NEWS FROM PSD

Message from Superintendent Brian Kingsley: December 2, 2021

PSD School of Choice first-consideration application period deadline noon Jan. 21

Poudre School District has a wide array of fantastic schools that each offer unique experiences to learn and grow, as well as paths that fit students’ interests and needs.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in applying to our school during PSD’s School of Choice application period, we'd love for you to share the following information:

· School of Choice first-consideration application period deadline to apply: noon Jan. 21, 2022

· Learn more on the School Options and Choice web page

· Submit a School of Choice application

· Those with questions about the School of Choice process may email choice@psdschools.org.

· Those who are interested in applying to our school and have questions about what we offer may call the main office.

4TH, 5TH & 6TH GRADE SKI PASSPORTS AVAILABLE NOW

Colorado Ski Country USA believes that every student should have the opportunity to experience Colorado's signature winter sports, skiing and snowboarding. That is why for over 20 years the CSCUSA Ski Passport Program has helped thousands of students hit the slopes every year. Make sure your student does not miss out on the fun and sign up today! The quickest and easiest way to learn about the program and sign up for the Passport Program is online at coloradoski.com/passport.
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PSD 21-22 School Year Updates

Keep updated on PSD's plans for the 21-22 school year on the PSD website

PSD Now Newsletter

One of many ways information is shared is through the PSD Now community newsletter, which features timely information about the latest happenings in the district. This is emailed to families and interested community members about every other Thursday.


Here is the most recent newsletter of PSD Now. For archived newsletters and information about how to sign up, go to: https://www.psdschools.org/department/communications.

Do you need Family Resources?

Numerous resources and services are available to families in Northern Colorado. You'll find several Poudre School District support resources and community crisis services highlighted in the green boxes on the right. Links to community organizations and additional services are listed on the PSD website. Go to this link.

NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY