Tennyson Knolls Prep Friday Update

9/24/2021

A note from Admin:

Hello TKP Families!


We have had a fun week coming up with names for our school mascot and need your votes, please vote here to help us select a winner. This will be a tradition that we do every year! Student's have been working really hard to earn Wolf Bucks from their positive behavior, our online wolf buck store will open next week! Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you next week!


Molly Mojden and Stephanie Fick

October Count

October Count for grades Kinder-8th began on September 24th and runs through October 8th, with the official count day being October 1st. October count for preschool will run October 25th-November 8th and the official count day is November 1st. It is imperative that students are at school each and every day. Our attendance through October Counts helps fund our school and district. We are also going to award a pizza party to the class with the best attendance! We greatly appreciate your cooperation in ensuring your students are present and on time each day!

Picture Day

Student Picture Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28th. Picture order forms were sent home last Friday with all students in their Friday Folders. Picture order forms should be turned into your student's homeroom teacher. Payment is due the same day as pictures and the office as well as Dorian Studios will NOT have change to break any bills. If your student loses their order form, there are additional in the office upon request.

Homecoming Parade

TKP will be participating in the Homecoming Parade at Westminster High School on Saturday October 9 at 9:00. We are looking for volunteers to come and help us decorate and walk with us in the parade. We will start decorating our float at 8:30 that morning. If you are interested in walking with us please email Stephanie Fick at sfick@mywps.org.

Parent Survey- Please Complete!

Helping our students do their best in school requires a team effort. Parents/Guardians play important roles in this process. To help all of us learn how to make your child's schooling experience as positive and beneficial as possible, please give us your honest, thoughtful responses to the survey found below. Thank you!


surveys.panoramaed.com/westminster/family

Student Survey

On Wednesday, September 29th, all students in grades 3-8 will be participating in an online survey where they will self-reflect on their social emotional skills and needs. Please see the letter in Friday folders for more information. If you have any questions about the SEL survey, or you do not want your child to participate, please contact Madeline Grace at mgrace@mywps.org.

Afterschool Karate Program

Seo's Karate is providing students the opportunity to participate in an afterschool karate program. The program costs $25 (cash only). The program will take place after school on 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/12, 10/13, and 10/14 from 2:55-3:35 each day except 10/6. On 10/6 karate will run from 1:45-2:30pm due to early release. Parents/Guardians are responsible for picking up students promptly after karate class and parents are required to attend orientation at Seo's Karate(64th and Wadsworth) on 10/4 from 5:30-6:15pm. For questions, please call Mrs. Dillman at 720-542-4361 or email her at hdillman@mywps.org . Thank you!

Major Saver Campaign

Students currently have an opportunity to sell Major Saver cards through October 4th. Each card is sold for $15 a piece and Westminster Public Schools directly benefit from these sales. Each card offers deals to various restaurants and business. Students will be rewarded with prizes based on the number of cards sold. A Major Saver representative will be present each day starting Sept. 28th to collect money and award prizes. Thank you for your support with this program and please let the office know if your student needs an additional collection envelope.

GOCO Afterschool Nature Club

Nature club is an afterschool club allowing students to connect with nature, participate in activities, and interact with nature enthusiasts. The club is facilitated by educators from Butterfly Pavilion and is free for families. Club is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-5pm and started on September 14th. To register your student for club, please complete the following link. English Link Spanish Link For questions pertaining to the club, please contact Oksanna the GOCO Coordinator at owildrick@butterflies.org .


*Tuesday Club is for students in the following classes: Pennell, Graff, Wilkins, Kaiser, McGurn, Farese, and Lyons. Started on September 14th, only a couple spots remain.


*Thursday Club is for students in the following classes: Walter, Ruck, Dalrymple, Sims, Christopher homeroom, and Hughes' homeroom. Started on September 16th-This group is currently full, but a waiting list will be started for any additional interested students.

8th Grade Students

It has been brought to our attention that many 8th grade students are attending our home football games for Westminster High School, which is AWESOME! The only issue is that many of these students are unaccompanied and not getting picked up until well after the game has ended. Westminster High School wants 8th graders to know they are welcome to attend, but must be accompanied by their parent or guardian in order to enter the game.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application

If you haven't already completed the free/reduced lunch application for your student(s), please do so by clicking on this link. Once you have completed the application, please forward your confirmation email to Megan at mfreiberg@mywps.org in order to receive a 25% discount on your $40 technology fee. This early bird special is only good through the end of September.

Chromebook Agreement

In order for students to bring their Chromebooks home, we need a completed Chromebook agreement. If you have not completed this please do so ASAP!

Chromebook Agreement Link

Paper packets are available upon request as well if you would rather complete it that way. Thank you!

FREE Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

9Health is hosting a free Pfizer COVID vaccine clinic at Westminster High School on September 12th and October 3rd from 9am-2pm both days. Walk-ins are welcome, must be 12 years or age or older. No I.D. or insurance required. Please see the attached flyer.

Staff Member of the Week

Mrs. Lamb has been so flexible and able to take on whatever is thrown at her! We really appreciate her positive attitude and ability to fill in for our middle school science class. She is the epitome of a team player! We are lucky to have Mrs. Lamb here at TKP!

Reminders

  • After meeting with PTO, we have decided that students can be dropped off starting at 7:35 AM to help with the flow of traffic.
  • Students need to be on time to school daily. Please make sure students are dropped off by 7:45 AM! Thank you!
  • All students need to wear a mask throughout the school day. Please send your student prepared with a mask daily!
  • Please make sure your student has a water bottle here at school that they can refill throughout the day!
  • Chromebooks need to be transported between school and home daily, once the chromebook agreement is completed! Please make sure to charge your chromebook at night.

Important Calendar Dates

  • Sept. 28, 2021- Picture Day
  • Oct. 1, 2021-Official Count Day for grades Kinder-8th (100% attendance is crucial)
  • Oct. 6, 2021- Early Release Day @ 1:45 PM
  • Oct. 8, 2021-Last day of October Count for grades Kinder-8th
  • Oct. 12, 2021-Coffee with the Principal @ 8 AM in TKP Lounge
  • Oct. 13, 2021-PTO Meeting via Zoom @ 5 PM
  • Oct. 20, 2021-Early Release Day @ 1:45 PM

TKP School Calendar