April 1, 2022
- March 29-April 21: State CMAS Testing (see below)
- April 4: 5th Grade ECO Trip Parent Meeting (No Students) @ 5:30 pm, Werner Gym
- April 5: Choir Practice, 7:40-8:35 am
- April 6: Running Club, 3:30-4:30 pm
- April 8: Spirit Day-Hat Day
- April 12: Choir Practice, 7:40-8:35 am
- April 12: PTA Meeting, 6-7 pm, TBD
- April 13: Running Club, 3:30-4:30 pm
- April 14: Screenagers Movie Event (see info below), 4:30-6:30 pm, Werner Gym
- April 15: No School, P/T Conferences
NEWS FROM WERNER
Werner Reading Challenge-Forms Due
Three ways to report incidents, concerns in PSD
PSD believes in ensuring all people – students, parents/guardians and staff – are heard and honored in our schools and workplaces. It is important that you report your concerns, and there are three ways to do so through a new web page on PSD’s website.
· Safety concerns: Report through the Safe2Tell website or call 1-877-542-7233.
- Examples: Threat of harm to others; threat of harm to self; illegal activity.
· Sexual harassment: Report through PSD’s Title IX platform.
- Examples: Sexual harassment or discrimination based on sex and/or gender
· Negative experience: Report non-Title IX issues through PSD’s Incident Reporting platform.
- Examples: Discrimination based on culture/ethnicity; bullying; racial or homophobic slander; anti-Semitism
More info, including the process for investigating complaints reported through each platform, is available on this new web page.
Class Placement Input-Due April 1
One of the most critical and time-consuming tasks for teachers, and for me, during this time of year is class placement for next year. The procedure we follow to ensure the best classroom environment possible for each child has several steps and takes several meetings. This task is even more challenging when we receive a large number of parent requests in the spring. Before we developed a policy on class placement requests, we would receive up to 140 requests for specific class placements each spring. When teachers began to make class lists, we found it impossible to have these requests and still maintain the balance in each classroom that is necessary for kids to have the optimum environment in which to learn.
Fortunately, Werner’s class placement policy, developed some years ago by our Werner Council, has worked well for us. Please take the time to read the policy. My hope is that it will answer your questions or concerns. If it doesn’t, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please do not feel that you need to give us written input. In other words, do not feel obligated to write a letter unless you have a specific reason to do so. You can be sure if a teacher has questions about class placement for your child, they will ask you for information. We believe that input is any information about your child that will help us know their situation better. Input is not a request for a specific teacher. Input asking for a specific teacher will not be included in the Class Placement Process. All input will be shared with current and next year’s teacher.
If you do choose to give us input, the window this year is March 11-April 1. We are offering the opportunity for input to happen online through the Werner Class Placement Input Form. Please complete a new form for each child. This is secure and confidential, but input will be shared with your child’s current teacher as they consider class placement. Emails and other notes will not be accepted. Input will close at 4:00 pm on April 1.
2022 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)
Werner’s annual state CMAS testing for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics starts on March 29 for students in third grade and April 5 for students in grades 4 and 5. Additionally, CMAS Science will be administered to 5th graders the week of April 18. To minimize interruptions, please try to avoid scheduling events that would cause your child to be out of school during testing sessions. Electronic devices are not allowed in the room during testing. This includes e-readers, phones, tablets, and wrist devices.
To assure your child has a positive testing experience, make sure they get a good night’s sleep prior to testing and be sure to offer some encouraging words on test day. Thank you.
If you have any questions, please contact our Assistant Principal, John Passantino, at email@example.com.
When your student will be absent due to illness, an appointment and/or trip, please contact the attendance line at 970-488-5551. You may also use the attendance feature on the ParentVUE app.
While letting the classroom teacher know about an upcoming absence is helpful, the front office also needs to be alerted when your student will be absent during the school day.
Plans for Next Year (2022-2023)
We often get questions about our staff and their favorite things (for appreciation, etc.). You can access those remotely at Staff Favorites.
NEWS FROM WERNER PTA
Upcoming General Meeting
Tuesday, April 12 | 6 pm | TBD
Mugs with Mentors
Each child can invite someone special to join them for a coffee and donut on us before school!
Last Name A-M | April 21st 7:45-8:30am
Last Name N-Z | April 21st 7:45-8:30am
Volunteers needed for Set Up, During Event, and Clean UP
PTA Presents Screenagers Screening Event
Thursday, April 14 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Werner Gym
$5 per family. Tickets available HERE!
Recommended for Adults and children ages 10+.
If cost is a barrier for your family, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.
Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events
We are excited to host multiple events in April and May!
SAVE THE DATE!!! Signups will become available for these events shortly.
Earth Day | April 22nd
Teacher Appreciation | May 2nd – 6th
May the 4th Spare Change Drive | May 2nd – 6th
International Night | May 13th
WE NEED YOU! Open 2022/23 PTA Board Positions
Secretary: Records the minutes of the PTA Board and membership meetings. Is prepared to read all minutes of the membership and Board meetings at any meeting. File and maintain all records of the PTA. Maintains a current membership list and files membership list with the State and National PTA.
VP of Programs and Events: Acts as the liaison between our program and event chairs and the board. Ensures that chair positions are filled, and chairs are supported by the PTA. Runs annual spirit wear drive.
VP of Fundraising: Acts as the liaison between the fundraising event chairs and the board. Ensures that chair positions are filled, and chairs are supported by the PTA. Is responsible for presenting fundraising options for the membership to vote on for the following year.
Send request for application to PTAWernerElementary@gmail.com
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
There Is No Wrong Way to PTA. How Do You PTA?
Mugs with Mentors-April 20-21
This event is so much fun and the kids are so excited to share a donut with their favorite person. This event takes place TWO mornings (last names A-L & M-Z) before school. We set up the night before and tear down before the school day. Your help ensures that our cafeteria team and PE classes have a successful day.
Please consider helping with this great event! You can sign up at:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B44AFAF2EAAFD0-mugs
NEWS FROM PSD
About PSD’s new School Resource Officer feedback form
As part of Poudre School District’s commitment to ongoing evaluation of its School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, the district created a new online form that students, staff, families and community members can use to share feedback about their interactions with School Resource Officers.
The form is available here. Completing it is voluntary. The form is available here. Completing it is voluntary. For those completing a form, the more information you share, the more helpful it will be for our teams. More information >>
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.