Werner Weekly

September 16, 2022

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • Sept. 16: NO SCHOOL, Staff Work Day
  • Sept. 21: Picture Day
  • Sept. 23: Spirit Day- Twin Day
  • Sept. 23: Fall Fun Festival, 4:30-7:00 pm
  • Sept. 24: Werner Jazz Cat Choir @ Colorado Rockies Game
  • Sept. 30: Community Football Classic @ Canvas Field, Fossil Ridge v. Fort Collins, 7-9 pm


NO SCHOOL- Friday, Sept. 16 for Staff Work Day

FALL FUN FESTIVAL-Save the Date-September 23

Our annual Fall Fun Festival is back on Friday, Sept. 23 from 4:30-7:00 pm! More details will come later.

Save the Date- Werner Choir @ Colorado Rockies Game-Sept. 24

The Werner Jazz Cats Choir have been selected to sing at the Colorado Rockies Game on September 24th.

We will be a part of the Colorado Rockies Fall Choir Day including 200-400 elementary students from around Colorado.

Report time for the students will be an hour before the game (approx. 5:00) at a designated location inside the ballpark.

Everyone (including your choir student) will need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.rockies.com/CHOIR. The website is updated and ready for you to purchase tickets!

There is a specific button for Werner, and each ticket purchased through our school’s button will include a $2 kickback to Werner Elementary.

Feel free to invite all your family, friends and neighbors! We would love to see the entire school community and beyond supporting our choir and enjoying the game!

Canvas Community Classic-Sept. 30

Mark your calendars! Friday, September 30th is the first annual Canvas Community Classic. This event will feature double-header football games between Rocky Mountain and Poudre at 4:30pm, followed by Fossil Ridge and Fort Collins at 7:00pm. The event will take place at Canvas Stadium, on the campus of Colorado State University. More information regarding feeder sections as well as activities both inside and outside of the stadium will be forthcoming.

Admission is FREE for all students (and younger). Adult tickets can be purchased at the Canvas Stadium box office, or by visiting https://csurams.com/sports/2022/2/2/canvas-community-classic.aspx

Invite your friends as we enjoy a night of being together and celebrating our wonderful community!

Volunteering at Werner

Werner Wildcats,

We need you! Volunteer flyers to sign up to volunteer for your child’s class, PTA, Art and Library were given out during Back to School Night. If you couldn’t make it or didn’t get a flyer the links to the Volunteer Sign Up Genius sign up genius will be posted on the website, and the QR codes will be posted in each teacher’s window. General volunteering will be posted on the front door windows.

The PTA needs help with upcoming events, especially the Fall Fun Fest on September 23rd. Without volunteers we will have to cancel this and other events we have planned for the year. Please make sure to check out the PTA sign up genius to help with this and other fun events throughout the year.

For those who volunteered as room parent or room coordinator look out for an invitation to a room parent/room coordinator volunteer meeting that will be scheduled soon. During this meeting we will go over expectations for your role, helpful tips, and share templates to help make your role easier.

To everyone who has already signed up to volunteer, THANK YOU! Your support makes our school better and is so appreciated!


Your Werner PTA

Enrichment Opportunities @ Werner

Check out the flyers down below (under "News from Community") for opportunities for enrichment here at Werner or the community.

School Lunch and Fee Payment Information

Paying for school fees and/or lunches is easy using SchoolPay. Below is the link for signing your student up, paying fees and/or adding funds to your student’s meal account.

PSD offers an easy and secure way to make payments to your child’s school on-line with a credit/debit card for fees and other charges as well as your child’s meal account through the District’s payment portal, SchoolPay.* The Pay Fees/Charges web page has information and instructions on paying fees and other charges online or go directly to the SchoolPay website.

Fees may also be paid in person at your child's school, paying with cash or check.

Werner Photo Album 2022-23

Please share your school-related photos for our yearbook throughout the year at Werner Photo Album 2022-23. Please be mindful this link is open to the public.


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Werner Weekly-September 16

Join the Werner Elementary Parent Teacher Association!

Receive a Wildcat’s Roar yard sign as a FREE GIFT when you register with our PTA! Membership is a $10 donation and does not obligate you to volunteer hours or to attend meetings. We'd love your support any way you can give it. Please fill out this Google form and submit your donation with our PayPal link (you don’t have to have a PayPal account). we'll be handing out the signs on the playground at the School Supply Drop Off, Monday, August 15th. (Registration is per person, not per household)


Friday, September 23rd | 4:00 pm | Werner Elementary Playground

Save the Date! Our most popular event of the year. You won’t want to miss it!


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.

Your Werner PTA

Follow us on Facebook to stay engaged with School Events, Werner Families, and see what the PTA is up to.

Thank you for supporting the Werner Elementary PTA!

PTA President | Nicole Kidd

PTA Vice President | Open

PTA Treasurer | Patti Haswell

PTA Secretary | Juliana Schump

PTA VP of Community Programs | Marissa McNulty

PTA VP of Fundraising | Megan Bright

There Is No Wrong Way To PTA. How Do You PTA?


Community Invite: Help Us Build PSD's Strategic Plan

Sept. 7, 2022

Dear PSD community,

We invite our community to guide the development of Poudre School District’s Strategic Plan at a series of upcoming engagement sessions.

This plan will be our roadmap for the next several years and focuses on four priorities: literacy, graduating with options, mental health and belonging, and school safety. Our data show there are great things happening in PSD but that there are not yet great outcomes for all students. With a strategic plan to help guide us, we believe we can best support learning for all by better aligning practices across our school district.

You can weigh in at any of the following sessions:

  • Hosted in Spanish - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at Lesher Middle School, 1400 Stover St. in Fort Collins
  • 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Wellington Middle-High School, 2856 Cleveland Ave. in Wellington
  • Hosted in Arabic - 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at University Village, 1600 W. Plum St. room 103/104 in Fort Collins
  • 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at Webber Middle School, 4201 Seneca St. in Fort Collins
  • 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Timnath Middle-High School, 4700 East Prospect Road in Timnath
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Preston Middle School, 4901 Corbett Drive in Fort Collins
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Lincoln Middle School, 1600 Lancer Drive in Fort Collins
  • 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at Boltz Middle School, 720 Boltz Drive in Fort Collins

Those who attend can expect to learn about data and why the priority areas were selected. Facilitators will also share a draft of the Strategic Plan framework and ask participants for their feedback. Other teams of staff will use input to build upon the framework; a second iteration of the plan will be shared later this fall, and everyone will have another opportunity to share thoughts through a survey. We are currently planning to release the final Strategic Plan sometime in the first quarter of 2023.

Moving forward, we will post updated information about the PSD Strategic Plan on this new web page.

We are looking forward to partnering with everyone to build this plan in support of our students.

Thank you,

Poudre School District

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.


It’s not too late to apply for the Free & Reduced Meal Program for this school year. By doing so your student’s approval to the program carries over for the first 30 days of next school year. Also, there are advantages to being on this program with discounts given throughout our community for student summer programs. Check out fcgov.com/reducedfee website for more information. The before and after school program, AlphaBest, also gives a 15% discount. Apply on-line at www.myschoolapps.com. Please note that August 1, 2022 is the first day you can apply on line for the 2022-2023 school year. Families do have to apply each school year unless they receive a letter stating otherwise.


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LEGO Engineering @ Werner Elementary School

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Hello Werner Families,

I wanted to let you know about a couple of morning yoga & mindfulness classes that will be starting soon at Werner. Robin Hughes is an ELD Teacher at Werner and also happens to own a yoga studio in town. She did yoga classes at Werner before the pandemic and is excited to be able to offer them again now. Attached is the flyer with more information and instructions on how to sign up. Let me know if you have any questions!

-Patti Haswell

VP of Enrichments at Werner Elementary

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Blue Moose Art Gallery

Past Werner parent, Julie Grillo, is an owner of the Blue Moose Art Gallery. The Moose offers 24 Adult Art classes every month, and now they are offering Kid’s Art classes this fall. The 4-week series includes 4 different mediums with 4 artist instructors and will be held in the gallery classroom.

The Blue Moose would love to share this art opportunity with your 4th to 8th grade students. High school students are always welcome to join in our adult classes. Thank you!