March 10, 2023
- 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
NEWS FROM WERNER
Battle of the Books-Congratulations to our students that participated in BOB!
5th Grade Battle of the Books
Winners- Below Average
4th Grade Battle of the Books
Winners-The Reading Mafia
3rd Grade Battle of the Books
Winners-Telekinetic Reading Pickles
PSD Honor Choir
- 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
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.
Third Grade Teacher
Werner Elementary School Science & Engineering Fair
State Testing (CMAS) Update
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
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
NEWS FROM WERNER PTA
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)
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.
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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?
NEWS FROM PSD
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.
FREE & REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM
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.