Werner Weekly

November 5, 2021

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • Nov. 8- No School for K-12 Students-Staff Work and PD Day
  • Nov. 11- Guitar Lessons @ 7:45 am-Music Room
  • Nov. 18- Turkey Round Up (drop-off time)
  • Nov. 18- Guitar Lessons @ 7:45 am-Music Room
  • Nov. 19- SAC Mtg. @ 7:45 am
  • Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving Break

NEWS FROM WERNER

Updates

  • No School on Monday- This is a friendly reminder that there will not be school for K-12 students on Monday, Nov. 8 for a staff training and work day.

  • Daylight Savings Time- Enjoy your extra hour this weekend and turn back those clocks!

  • November Newsletter- Here is your November newsletter.

  • Meals that Matter- Look for this flyer coming home in Friday folders about how you can help support our families during the upcoming Thanksgiving season.

  • Turkey Round Up- See the flyer below about how you can donate a frozen turkey to the Larimer County Food Bank for this holiday season.

Attention Werner Jazz Cat Choir Families-Cocoa and Caroling Concert

Hello!

Our choir concert this year will be on Thursday, December 16th at 2:30 at Werner Elementary School. With our current health and safety guidelines, we are no longer allowed to perform without our masks unless we are outside. So we are going to embrace this opportunity to have an outdoor cocoa and caroling concert. It might be a bit chilly, but we are going to dress for the weather and enjoy a live and in-person performance. Cocoa and cider will be available for students and families. Grab your cup of cheer and watch the concert. We will videotape the performance and make the recording available for anyone who is unable to attend.

Thank you for your flexibility and support for an opportunity for our students to have choir in a time that presents challenges and continues to take away experiences for our children. We look forward to sharing this fun event with you!

Attire: Students should wear jeans and their choir shirt to school that day and then wear weather appropriate clothing for our outside concert.

Date: Thursday, December 16th

Time: 2:30

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A Note from Our Health Office

Student Illness

Students who develop COVID-like symptoms while at school will need to go home. This includes: new or worsening cough, upset stomach, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and headache. Some of these symptoms overlap with other health conditions such as seasonal allergies or anxiety. If your student has a known health condition, it needs to be documented with a note from a medical provider and turned in to the Health Office in order for your student to remain at Werner with these symptoms. You can look up the health conditions on record for your child by logging in to ParentVue, click on ‘Health’, then click on ‘Health Conditions’.


Immunization Process

Link to immunization information:

https://www.psdschools.org/programs-services/student-health/immunizations

Exemptions

· If your student cannot get vaccines because of medical reasons, you must submit a Certificate of Medical Exemption to your school, signed by a health care provider licensed to give vaccines. You only need to submit this certificate once, unless your student’s information or school changes.

· If you choose not to have your student vaccinated according to the current recommended schedule because of personal belief or religious reasons, you must submit a Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption to your school. Nonmedical exemptions must be submitted annually at every new school year (July 1st through June 30th of the following year).

· Two ways to file a nonmedical exemption, certificates and online education module:

o File the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider, OR

o File the Certificate of Nonmedical Exemption received upon the completion of our online education module.

o Downloadable certificates and online education module are available on the CDPHE website here.


"Return to Learn" Guidance

If your child is experiencing illness symptoms, please refer to the CDPHE Return to Learn Guidance for helpful pointers as to whether your child can return to school or not.

Library Volunteers Needed!

The Werner library is excited to welcome back our seasoned volunteers and bring new ones on board! We would love your help shelving books and performing other library tasks anytime throughout the school day. We are happy to accommodate all schedules and availability.

Please email Amy at arider@psdschools.org if interested.

If you’re yet not in the PSD Volunteer system, sign up here:

https://psd.ezcommunicator.net/edu/poudre/ezcomm/VolunteerRegistration.aspx?app=0

Due to the district’s covid restrictions, volunteers must also sign up here this year:

https://community.psdschools.org/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2F

All volunteers must wear a mask while inside a PSD building.

Pictures Needed

Throughout the year, our yearbook committee collects pictures. Please share your pictures of your student to our Werner Photo Album.

Werner Health/Safety Protocols

For more information about Werner's Health/Safety protocols and routines, go this site. It will remain updated throughout the year.

Staff Favorites

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


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NEWS FROM WERNER PTA

PTA Update

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Upcoming General Meeting

Tuesday, November 9 | 3:30 pm | Werner Elementary Media Center


Parent’s Night Out

November 18 | Board & Brush | 6 – 9 p.m.

The Werner PTA is hosting our first Parent's Night Out of the year! YAY! We'll be painting a wooden sign at Board & Brush. You can pick a project from the selection when you click the registration link below. PTA will provide snacks, and beer & wine are available for purchase for $6 each.

Here is a link for everyone to register:
https://boardandbrush.com/.../werner-pta-379-11-18-2021.../
Access Code: WERNER
You must register by November 15th.

Contact Chelsea PTAWernerElementary@gmail.com with any questions.

We hope to see you there!


November Book Club

November’s Book is “Apples Never Fall” by Liane Moriarty. Register to join us here.

Book Club Meeting | Saturday, December 4th | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | Location TBD

From Liane Moriarty, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, comes Apples Never Fall, a novel that looks at marriage, siblings, and how the people we love the most can hurt us the deepest.


October Book Club Meeting

November 4 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. | PTA Board Members Home

Meeting information will be sent to all who registered for this month’s Book Club. This month’s book is “Trauma Proofing Your Kids”, A Parents' Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience, by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline.


DEI Committee: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Thank you to those of you who have signed up. We look forward to creating the most engaging and supportive community here at Werner. The purpose of this committee is to ensure that every student and family feels, seen, heard, safe, and welcome in the community. First meeting information will be sent soon to those who are registered.


PTA Spirit Wear

Like our Cool PTA Mom tees? The Werner PTA has designed some Grownup Tees and Coffee Mugs for purchase to show your PTA spirit!


Follow us on Facebook to stay engaged with School Events and see what the PTA is up to at the school.


FREE MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL! Did you know there are ways to donate money to the school by doing things you already do?

- If you shop at King Soopers with a loyalty card they will donate to Werner when you sign up here.

- If you shop on Amazon, you can sign up for Amazon Smile and they will donate 1% of purchases.

- If you like to eat out, the PTA hosts Werner Dines Out once a month and the restaurants we partner with will donate back to the school.

Thank you for supporting the Werner Elementary PTA!

PTA President | Anjani Rogenski

PTA Vice President | Nicole Kidd

PTA Treasurer | Patti Haswell

PTA Secretary | Chelsea Padgett

VP of Community Service | Cloie Heffern

PTA Board member | Juliana Schump

Connect with us at PTAWernerElementary@gmail.com

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NEWS FROM PSD

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PSD 21-22 School Year Updates

Keep updated on PSD's plans for the 21-22 school year on the PSD website

PSD Now Newsletter

One of many ways information is shared is through the PSD Now community newsletter, which features timely information about the latest happenings in the district. This is emailed to families and interested community members about every other Thursday.


Here is the most recent newsletter of PSD Now. For archived newsletters and information about how to sign up, go to: https://www.psdschools.org/department/communications.

Do you need Family Resources?

Numerous resources and services are available to families in Northern Colorado. You'll find several Poudre School District support resources and community crisis services highlighted in the green boxes on the right. Links to community organizations and additional services are listed on the PSD website. Go to this link.

NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY