The Wildcat

Wamsley Elementary School Newsletter - November 2020

Important Dates

November 17th - Picture Day

November 23rd - 27th - Thanksgiving Break (No School)

December 1st 4:00pm - Virtual PTAC Meeting

From the Principal

Welcome to November, Wamsley Families!


We made history by having our first ever virtual snow day. Thank you for having your children participate in the day of learning and some snow fun. As a reminder, we are having virtual snow days this year because we started school a week late and we need to ensure that we meet the required state guidelines for student contact days. Virtual snow days allow us to avoid having to attend school during our week long Thanksgiving break, or extending the school year in June. So, watch the weather and please know that if we should have a large snow storm we will have another day of virtual learning and fun in the snow while we are all at home.


Speaking of holidays, we know that some of you are planning to travel during the holidays. We understand this need, and would appreciate it if you could let us know if you plan to travel outside the state or country. This will allow us to help prepare any needed technology and advise you of current regulations that may be in place at the time of your travel and upon your return. We ask that you be extra vigilant in monitoring your child's symptoms as we head into the holiday season. If you do travel, please feel free to take a day or two to keep your child home to watch for any symptoms that may arise.


As a result of the Garfield County Public Health regulations about when to stay home from work or school (please see the document from the Health Room below), many of our students are staying home with minor symptoms. Yet, they are able to access their daily educational routine here at school. We believe this is an important and valuable opportunity for kids to participate in daily learning while they are staying home. However, unless your child is home with symptoms or you have spoken with us about being quarantined, it is imperative that your child be AT SCHOOL. This alternative online learning is designed and intended only for students who must stay home with symptoms or have been quarantined. It is not an optional mode of learning simply because your child does not want to come to school. We sincerely appreciate all your help and support in making sure your child receives the best education possible.


Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 19th. We will be planning a special virtual family Thanksgiving celebration. More details to come! Also, please see the Thanksgiving meals flyer below for special meals on this day.


In closing, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for all your support, encouragement, and belief in the Wildcat family. Because of you, we are in school and thriving here at Wamsley. Enjoy your time together during this upcoming holiday season. As always, if you have any questions please let us know.


Kathi Senor, Principal

From the Health Room...

Picture Day is Tuesday, November 17th!

Picture Day will be Tuesday, November 17th for all Wamsley students. We will also schedule a time on this day for our online students to come to the school if they wish to purchase a picture package. Here is a link to the order form: MJ Thomas Picture Order Form. The form is hyperlinked directly to our schools online ordering event. All that needs to be done to go to our online event is to click anywhere on either page of the attached form. This will then take you directly to our schools ordering page. You can also access the online ordering portal by going to www.mymjthomas.com and entering our schools event passcode: C123. You may also print this order form and attach check or cash and bring it in on picture day! Order forms will also be sent home with your child. Please note that pictures will be taken in the gym this year and the front office will not be able to supply extra order forms or change for cash. No parents or siblings will be allowed inside the building or gym and all picture inquiries will need to be directed to the photographer at the following number: 800-219-0199. Thank you!

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Wamsley Elementary School

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