Werner Weekly

March 10, 2023

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • March 13-17- NO SCHOOL, Spring Break
  • March 23- Class Picture Day
  • March 30- 5th grade Percussion Concert, 5:30-7:30 pm, Werner Gym
  • March 31- Werner Science & Engineering Fair, 5:00-6:30 pm, Werner Gym

NO SCHOOL March 13-17-Spring Break


Battle of the Books-Congratulations to our students that participated in BOB!

PSD Honor Choir

Congrats to these 5 awesome singers who auditioned and were selected to sing with Poudre School District’s Elementary School Honor Choir! They rehearsed for the past 4 weeks with peers from every other elementary school in the district and it culminated in a beautiful final concert Tuesday night.
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Arrival/Dismissal Reminders

We just want to remind our community about a few important things when dropping off and picking up your child:

  • Students should not arrive before 8:30 unless they are in a supervised club, tutoring, etc.
  • Students should drop off their backpack outside the classroom door. They may then go out to the playground for recess before the first bell at 8:45 am.
  • Breakfast opens at 8:30 and students must come through the front office to access the cafeteria.
  • Please leave your pets at home for arrival/dismissal. If you can't leave them at home, please wait off the school grounds.
  • Please stay off your cell phones while driving in a school zone.
  • Please make sure to follow all traffic laws by properly stopping at Stop Signs, follow speed limit, and use crosswalks. Please avoid U-turns if possible.

Thank you for your help with keeping our community safe!

Morning PE Update

Just a friendly reminder that Morning PE has ended for this school year. Please make sure you do not drop off your child before 8:30 am.

Class Picture Day-March 23

Class Pictures and Spring Individual Pictures (optional) will be on Thursday, March 23. Look for more details in Friday folders.
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Werner Science & Engineering Fair-March 31

Dear Werner Community,

The Werner Elementary School Science and Engineering fair will be held on March 31st. All students are invited to participate. Students may work independently, with a partner, or in groups of three. We will have two divisions, K-2 and 3-5. All students who complete a project will get to share their results with friends and will receive a participatory ribbon, a scoring sheet with comments, and accolades from their teachers. This is a great opportunity for students to make a scientific discovery or develop their building and engineering skills. It’s also a fun and memorable experience for kids!

Please click here to complete the online registration form.

There are many incentives to participate. Everyone who completes a project will receive a participatory ribbon and will have the opportunity to share their project with their peers. First place winners’ names from each division will also be engraved on our Science Fair plaques beside the Werner trophy case!

So how do you get started? Completing a project is not as hard as it sounds. Projects following the scientific method should include:

  • Research question (topic)
  • Hypothesis (prediction)
  • Procedure (the steps taken to carry out the experiment)
  • Results (observations, data, etc.)
  • Conclusions (discussion/reflection on what was learned)

Engineering projects should include: a problem, background research (optional), and preliminary designs and sketches. Then, your child should build a prototype (this can be a smaller model of their invention) and test it out to see if it works. Display the prototype (or pictures of it) along with a results and conclusions section on your project board. I’ve attached more detailed information including examples, ideas, and the scoring rubric for those who are interested.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you need help coming up with an idea. I hope that you have fun with this great opportunity to allow your child to be curious and creative.


Jeffrey Putman

Third Grade Teacher

Werner Elementary

Science Fair Ideas

Werner Elementary School Science & Engineering Fair

Science Fair Rubric

State Testing (CMAS) Update

Our Mathematics (3rd-5th), English Language Arts (3rd-5th), and Science (5th) Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) tests will be held during the month or April. Please try to avoid scheduling events that would cause your child to be out of school during testing sessions. If you want more information regarding CMAS testing, including exempting students, please visit PSD Assessment website.
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Werner Dines In- Little Caesar's Pizza February 27-March 24

Order your family a Little Caesar's Pizza Kit that arrives via FedEx or choose Local Restaurant Pick-Up:


Reminder from the office staff

Please call the front office at (970)488-5550 for all student messages. Teachers are not always able to check email before the end of the day. Thank you!

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.

Staff Favorites

We often get questions about our staff and their favorite things (for appreciation, etc.). You can access those remotely at Staff Favorites. This list is also under the "About Us" tab on our school website.


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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)


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?


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Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

The number of PSD families and youth experiencing homelessness has risen by 10% since last year, and their needs have risen exponentially. Currently, one out of every 27 students is experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity in our district. Students experiencing homelessness encounter many barriers to their education. Our department works to help youth and families overcome these barriers, including transportation, access to extracurricular activities, before and after-school care, and meeting basic needs. We do this along with case-management to help them reach independence.

Your generous donation allows the Language, Culture and Equity Department to support these students and families with personal items, temporary shelter, provisions, clothing, etc.

The need has never been greater.

Please help us reach our goal of raising $40,000 to support PSD students and families facing housing insecurity and homelessness.

*All donations are tax deductible, and an automated email will provide you with your tax receipt.


You can now easily donate via this link: All donations are tax deductible. Please share this message far and wide, anyone can donate through this link. The opportunity to give does not end now, this link will be live throughout the holiday season.

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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