The Walden Weekly

School News You Can Use - May. 5, 2023

Dear Walden Families,

It was wonderful seeing our Walden families yesterday at Showcase night. Our students have been working so hard all year and it was wonderful to able able to showcase their learning. It was also wonderful to come together as a Walden community!

Have a great weekend and we'll see you back on Monday!

-Stephanie Strenger

School Supplies On Sale Now!

Supply kits for next school year, 2023-2024, are now available to purchase! The sale runs from Friday, May 5th until Friday May, 19th. After that window, you will NOT be able to order a kit. Don't miss out on the chance to buy all the supplies your Walden student(s) will need in one
easy transaction!
To purchase your supply kit, please go to the "FOR SALE" section on the Walden PTO app or the Walden PTO website. If your child is an incoming Kindergartener, you must either create a PTO account or add their name to your existing PTO account. All kits will be delivered to Walden and be waiting in your child's classroom on the first day of school. This is the preferred choice by the teachers - so they can label and organize all of your child's belongings before school begins. Don’t forget to order for the grade(s) your child(ren) will be in
next fall.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Roseman & Carly Sear

Staff Appreciation Week: Give A Shoutout!

May 8-12 is Staff Appreciation Week at DPS 109. We have a truly talented staff that cares deeply about the children of this community. Let them know how much they mean to you by adding to our digital shoutout wall! It can be some nice words, a picture, a drawing…whatever you see fit! The shoutouts will be on the front page of the district website all next week!


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Save the Date! Field day is Friday June 2!

We are looking for some active parent volunteers to help run our Field Day stations! Please fill out this form if you are available and would like to be considered to help make our Field Day amazing for all our kids!

* Volunteers must come alone and leave any non-Walden kids at home *

Field Day Safety:

Field Day is a whole school event for our kids! Please remember on this day parent volunteers must check in with the office upon arrival with their state issued ID. If you are not a parent volunteer and have not checked in with the office please stay off of school grounds as keeping our kids safe is our number one priority!

Anyone on school property without signing in will be asked to leave.

Thank you in advance for making this a safe and fun day for our kids!

Upcoming DPS109 Parent/Guardian Workshop: “The Basics of Childhood Resilience”

We are excited for the next session of our Spring DPS109 Parent/Guardian Workshop Series on Thursday, May 11th at 7:00 pm: (Zoom link). This session: “The Basics of Childhood Resilience” will include the following topics:

  • The power of a regulated and connected home life

  • The power of community

  • Belonging at home and at school are the two most powerful protective factors in adolescence for every form of adolescent risk

Additional topics for the subsequent events will include:

  • Collaborative Problem Solving (5/18)

Please click here to access the zoom link for all of the events. Each webinar will begin at 7 p.m. No sign-up is required ahead of time, and the sessions will be recorded and available on the DPS109 website following the event.

Watch Last Night’s PPS 109 Parenting Webinar: “Understanding Children’s Hardest Moments”

This session focused on the following topics:

  • Seeing challenging behavior through the lens of emotional regulation.

  • Seeing mis-behavior as stress-behavior

  • Helping children develop self-regulation skills

  • Every hard moment is a teaching opportunity

You can find recordings for other PPS 109 sessions by clicking below:

PPS 109 Parent/Guardian Webinar: "Understanding Children's Hardest Moments"

Photos From The Week!

Upcoming Dates

  • May 8 - May 12 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Fri. May 12 - Kindergarten Round Up
  • Fri. May 12 - Family STEAM Night
  • Thurs. May 18 - 5th Grade Music Show
  • Fri. May 19 - Bagel & Donut Breakfast
  • Tues. May 23 - Philanthropy Fair
  • Mon. May 29 - Memorial Day (No School)
  • Wed. June 7 - Last Day of School (Half Day AM)

Have a great weekend!