Principal Weekly Update
February 21-February 25
Dear Welchester Community,
Thanks to everyone who supported Parent Teacher conferences, either by bringing us food or attending! We are having our snow make up conference day from Wednesday, February 16th on Tuesday, February 22nd.
The Board approved converting two student-contact days to non-student contact days on the 2021-22 calendar. These non-student contact days will take place on March 28, 2022 and April 22, 2022.
Due largely to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeffco Public Schools has experienced nearly 9,000 educator absences so far in the 2021-22 school year, which have been unable to be filled by paid substitutes/guest teachers. Teacher and school-based staff workload has been tremendous this year. Our educators have consistently covered or combined each other’s classes, due to various absences in order to support in-person learning for our students.
Parent Seminar: Parent coach and counselor Nick Thompson spends time with Jeffco parents and caregivers simplifying problems and tackling them head on.
A recorded session will be available to all who register, regardless of attendance. Available in Spanish and other languages with 48-hr notice. Please indicate on registration form.
In this free online seminar, you can explore:
- Building trust and connection with your child
- How to effectively communicate with your child that opens them up
- Supporting your child struggling with stress and anxiety
- Strategies to avoid fear-based parenting
Thursday, March 3
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
2/21-President's Day-NO SCHOOL
2/22- Ties, tutus, twin day to celebrate "twosday"
2/25 Second Trimester ends
3/4 Report cards go home
March 21-25- SPRING BREAK
March 28- No School
Restrooms at Welchester
We are revisiting expectations and plan to re open the bathroom to try again.
Please help us reinforce our Restroom Rules.
- Floors stay dry
- Leave it clean
- Use it quietly
- Soft voices
- Hands washed
Kindness Grams On Sale
We are selling Kindness Grams. Since the Jeffco Action Center is not asking for a specific food item this year for Grub Club, we will donate our proceeds from the Kindness Grams. We will also accept spare change.
Kindness Grams= 50 cents includes a note and candy
They will be sold Tuesday-Thursday (2/22-2/24) and delivered to classrooms on Friday 2/25.
World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser
Chocolate sales have started!
Information coming home in Friday folders. Orders are due 3/7. Delivery will be 4/5.
The 2022 Spring Fundraiser is coming up and we need your help to make it a success! How better to kick the winter/on-going pandemic blues than yummy chocolate-y goodness?? Email us at WelchesterPTA@gmail.com for more information. Thanks for all you do for our school community!"
Girls on the Run
Could you please put out this message in your family newsletter about girls on the run?? Or on any social media.
Girls on the Run will begin the week of March 7th! Practices will be Tue/Thu 3-4:30pm. Registration is open for 3rd-5th grade girls and is $40. Scholarships are available. Please firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more details.
Register here: https://girlsontherunrockies.org/registration/
Welchester is a high-achieving, professional learning community with about 300 students, located in Golden, Colorado. We have a strong commitment to students, staff development, collaboration and learning. Teachers at Welchester use progress monitoring methods to regularly assess student achievement, set goals and change instruction to best meet the needs of individual students.