Werner Weekly

January 22, 2021

Note from Mr. Camp

Dear Werner Community,

We have had a great start back this week! Having our students here in-person is so important for nurturing relationships and providing the best education. We appreciate your support with adhering to the safety practices and protocols we have in place to help ensure our students will be able to stay in-person. We are grateful for a community that cares well for each other and our students.

I hope you all all have a great weekend and time with your families!



Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar

January 28- Werner Dines Out @ Ryan's Grill from 4-8 pm (925 East Harmony Road)

February 3- Picture Retake Day

February 11-PTA Meeting 10:00 am (virtual)

February 15-Work Day- No School for students


Reminder: Changes to Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Drop-Off Procedures

· Students may arrive no earlier than 8:30 a.m. and should proceed to their classroom. Breakfast may be picked up near the modular.

· Make sure students are prepared to immediately exit with their backpack, etc.

· Students should exit the passenger side of the car if dropped off in Drop-Off Lane.

· Keep pulling forward in the drop-off lane until you get near the front entrance.

· Parents should remain in the car. If you need to assist your very young child out, please park in south parking lot, or along surrounding streets (Roma, Highcastle, or Mail Creek) and help them get to an adjoining sidewalk. Let them walk to classrooms on their own.

· Parents should NOT walk their child to class. We will have staff available to direct and escort students to the correct classroom.

· Parents who are walking their students to school should not proceed beyond the fence lines on to the school grounds.

· REMINDERS: Wear your mask. No pets on school grounds. Stay off your cell phone while driving.

Pick-Up Procedures:

· Students are dismissed at 3:28 p.m.

· Students will walk out exterior classroom door to where you have agreed to pick them up (Pick-Up Lane in South Parking Lot, Highcastle Lane parking area, Roma Valley Lane, Mail Creek Lane north of school).

· If you are picking up in the Pick-Up Lane, please wait patiently in your car and keep pulling forward. Please do not get out of your car. If you have difficulty finding your student, please find a staff member. Staff will be on duty to help direct students. Staff will help student find you and get in the car on the passenger side.

· If you are parked along one of the surrounding streets, please either wait in your car or off the school grounds. Please note, there is no parking along Mail Creek Lane adjacent to the parking lots.

· REMINDERS: Wear your mask. No pets on school grounds. Stay off your cell phone while driving.

Please do not drop-off or pick-up in the north parking lot unless you have a disability parking placard. This lot is for staff parking and buses.

Be patient, understanding, and kind. Our staff will do our best to load kids safely and efficiently into cars. We will adjust as the situation warrants and keep you in the loop with any changes.

Werner Phase 4 Details

Stay up to date with practices and protocols on our Phase 4 Details site. This will be updated throughout the time we are in this phase.

Planning for 21-22 School Year

It's that time of year that we are working on planning for next year and need your help. If you have moved this year, please make sure you let the office know of your change if you haven't already. For those that have moved out of our attendance area, you will need to apply for School of Choice. Also, If you know that you won't be at Werner next year, please let our office know (488-5550). This does not pertain to 5th grade students. If you have any questions about enrollment, please check with our School Secretary, Mrs. Whetsell (488-5550).

Breakfast/Lunch Menus

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Staff Favorites

We often get questions about our staff and their favorite things (for appreciation, etc.). You can access those remotely at Staff Favorites.

Technology Support Tips

Here are some quick tips for you for technology support: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kIdDrdd0hFk3lusUIx9AKy56KLPtYUGrzzgbDtDD5_U/edit?usp=sharing.

You can also use the Tech Portal for tech support when you need it: https://techportal.psdschools.org/. If you have any other questions about technology, please contact our Media Specialist, Debbie Powers, at dpowers@psdschools.org.

Box Tops for Education

For over 20 years, Box Tops for Education has given families an easy way to earn cash for their school, with products they already buy. Now you can simply scan your store receipt with the Box Tops mobile app to identify participating products and instantly add cash to your school's earnings online.

Last year, Werner made $195 from this simple act. For more information, please go to: https://www.boxtops4education.com/. You can also drop off your box tops at the office. Thanks for your support!


Werner Dines Out at Ryan’s Sports Grill

Werner Dines Out at Ryan’s Sports Grill

Thursday January 28th 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

925 East Harmony Rd.

Join us for dine in or take out at Ryan’s Sports Grill and they will donate 10% of sales back to our school! We appreciate your support!

For online ordering: www.rsportsgrill.com

Message from PTA

Your PTA knows how hard this year has been and we want to support our Werner families in whatever ways we can. If you have a child who attends Werner or a spouse who works at Werner and you own, or are employed by, a business that you would like to promote, please complete the form below. This information will be compiled and shared with our Werner community so that we can bring more business to each other. If you have any questions please email PTA Treasurer, Patti Haswell, at haswellpatti@gmail.com. Please note that this directory is only for families directly affiliated with Werner. Thank you.


HELP NEEDED: Pictures for the Yearbook

We are still planning to have a yearbook this year and need your help with pictures. Please add any pictures from spirit days, special activities, remote learning, etc. to our Werner Photo Album.

Werner Cares and Shares-January

Werner Cares and Shares is a special tradition where we come together to make meaningful contributions to our community and

give our children opportunities to experience the satisfaction of helping others. In the past we have hosted an evening full of hands-on projects and activities for families to do together. This year, instead, we will focus on one special group within our community each month and make handmade cards to express our gratitude and support.

The project is simple: We encourage you to use any materials you have at home to make a card. Notebook paper, construction paper, markers, tape, glue, scissors, etc. We will also have a stash of extra supplies in a box near Werner’s front door that you are welcome to use. When you are done, you can bring your card to Werner (bring them to your class table on distribution days or drop in the box by the front door) and we will collect them and deliver them for you to the group of the month.

For the month of JANUARY we will focus on saying THANK YOU to local Law Enforcement. We will deliver our cards to the Fort Collins Police Department. Feel free to make one card or a whole stack!

Please turn your cards in by Friday, January 29th.

Some ideas on what to write:

-Thank you for taking care of people.

-We are grateful for all you do to keep our community safe.

-Thank you for maintaining peace and cooperation in our town.

-We appreciate all your hard work.

-You are the Best!



Resources for those facing housing and food hardship

The COVID-19 pandemic has created financial hardships for many in our community, leading to housing instability and food insecurity. There are financial resources available to help families and landlords and protections in place to help people stay housed. The PSD Department of Language, Culture, & Equity has worked with community partners to put together resources to support families.

Please see the LCE Family Resources Information (English and Spanish) for information on support with housing, food, and utilities.

PSD Newsletter-GHH

One of many ways information is shared is through the Great Happens Here community newsletter, which features timely information about the latest happenings in the district. GHH is emailed to families and interested community members about every two weeks.

Here is the most recent newsletter from PSD with Great Happens Here. For archived newsletters and informtion about how to sign up, go to: https://www.psdschools.org/department/communications.

PSD Superintendent Search

PSD superintendent search online survey, forums: The Board of Education would like to hear input as it searches for the next Poudre School District superintendent. Parents/guardians, students, staff and other members of the PSD community are invited to complete a survey.

· Hazard Young Attea & Associates, a search firm hired by the Board of Education, will compile input gathered from the survey, forums and invite-only focus groups and create a leadership profile report that will be presented at the board’s public Feb. 9 meeting.

The school board will also solicit diverse ideas from numerous stakeholder groups, including parents/guardians and students, through a series of facilitated, invitation-only, online January forums. Event information is posted on the PSD Superintendent Search web page, which is the primary source of information for the hiring search. We encourage everyone to share their voices as part of this important process. Once on the PSD Superintendent Search web page users can translate the content. Click on the word “Translate” along the top, green navigation bar and select your desired language from the list displayed.

PSD 2020-21 School Year

Stay up-to-date with PSD's plans, protocols, etc. for the 2020-21 school year at: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21. This site will house all the information needed for the different phases and updates throughout the year.


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