December 4, 2020
Note from Mr. Camp
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and break! Having time to rest and with family is a blessing.
We want to remind you that Sunday is the last day for the Werner Scholastic Book Fair. Thanks for your support of our school with your purchases. You can find more information (online fair link, staff wish list, and read alouds from our staff) on the link for Werner Scholastic Book Fair.
Also, we have an update on our Giving Tree. Please see the note below and thanks for supporting our families in need.
As we continue on December, you can expect to hear more from PSD in the coming weeks about next steps after winter break. The new Poudre School District COVID-19 Case Dashboard. The dashboard is designed to give our community a transparent look at the prevalence of COVID-19 in PSD. District leaders are using these PSD and Larimer County data to make decisions about the phase in which PSD is operating, as well as to guide the district's overall response to the pandemic. Staff will consistently vet PSD's dashboard data to ensure they are as current and accurate as possible.
As we get more clarity of next steps, we will communicate out to you. I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the nice weather!
Coming Up this Week
December 6- Werner Scholastic Book Fair ends
December 9-Werner Dines Out @ Penrose
December 10-Giving Tree donations due
December 11-Spirit Day: Hanukkha
December 11-Werner Spelling Bee (4th/5th-online)
December 18-Spirit Day: Ugly Sweater Day
December 21-January 4- Winter Break
The Giving Tree 2020
Dear Werner Community,
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 holiday season.
In past years we would collect actual gift items that children have wished for and return them to the school. This year, due to COVID concerns we are collecting MONETARY donations only. You may contribute via CASH or CHECK to the Werner Office. You can also send your donation to the Werner PTA Paypal account. We will consolidate the collection and purchase gift cards for families to use to make their own purchases this year.
Make checks payable to Werner Elementary PTA and write “The Giving Tree” in the memo line. For cash donations please place in an envelope labeled “The Giving Tree.” Please donate by Thursday, December 10th.
If your family needs a little assistance this holiday season for your children, please contact Werner School Counselor Julie Flemister (970)488-5550. Please know that this will remain anonymous and private with only a select few staff members at Werner.
For questions about this project, please contact:
Tracee Carcasson, PTA Community Service Chair at (970)231-5197 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can make this holiday season a special time for all the children in our school family.
--PTA Community Service Committee--
Werner Cares and Shares-December
One of many ways information is shared is through the Great Happens Here community newsletter, which features timely information about the latest happenings in the district. GHH is emailed to families and interested community members about every two weeks.
Here is the most recent newsletter from PSD with Great Happens Here. For archived newsletters and informtion about how to sign up, go to: https://www.psdschools.org/department/communications.
A Note from PTA
A Note from AlphaBEST
Hello Werner Families!
AlphaAcademy is in full-swing at Werner Elementary. We are offering remote learning support throughout the school day, outside play, and activities as the school-day wraps up. We currently have 7 spaces available. Daily rates are available at $40/day and registration is free! Our hours at 7 AM to 5:30 PM. I am available to help with any questions by email at email@example.com and call/text at 970 216 0527. Registration information can be found at:
AlphaBEST Area Manager
Report Card Update
With the shift this year between in-person and remote learning, our teachers may not have have enough evidence of learning, particularly if students did not respond well to remote learning. Please work with your child's teacher with your questions regarding feedback on how your child is doing.
Report Cards will be available on ParentVue beginning by 4:30 PM on Monday, January 11.
Werner Dines Out-Wednesday, December 9
Meals at Werner
Meals will be served at Werner during Phase 1. Below are more details about how this has changed since we last did remote meal service. You will need to have your student's ID number in order to receive a meal. Please refer to the website for more information: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21/meals2020-21.
Meal service plan
All PSD schools and grade levels will be in Phase 1: Remote Learning Monday, Nov. 23, through winter break.
- No cost for meals: Meals are currently free through the 2020-21 school year, as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture school district reimbursement program. Parents are encouraged to still apply for free and reduced-priced meals, which helps with school funding (apply on the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals website).
- Designated school and mobile sites: Sack meals are available to students (any child 18 or younger) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday (on scheduled school days). People must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing at meal sites. See the latest list of meal sites below.
- When PSD is in Phase1 Remote Learning: meals will be available for students to pick up at designated school and mobile sites.
- Special diet needs: For special diet needs, contact Becky Wiggins in the Child Nutrition Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-490-3348 to ensure meal modifications are available based on health plans. Please give two days notice. See allergy and ingredients in meals on the menu website.
Meal Sites Starting Monday, Nov. 23
- Students may get meals at any location regardless of where they attend school.
- At PSD school and mobile meals sites: Please provide a PSD student name and ID number when picking up meals.
- Food Bank meal sites are open to all children 18 and younger - student ID numbers are not required.
Box Tops for Education
For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.
Last year, Werner made $195 from this simple act. For more information, please go to: https://www.boxtops4education.com/. You can also drop off your box tops at the office. Thanks for your support!
PSD 2020-21 School Year
Stay up-to-date with PSD's plans, protocols, etc. for the 2020-21 school year at: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21. This site will house all the information needed for the different phases and updates throughout the year.
Technology Support Tips
You can also use the Tech Portal for tech support when you need it: https://techportal.psdschools.org/. If you have any other questions about technology, please contact our Media Specialist, Debbie Powers, at email@example.com.