Werner Weekly-Back to School

July 29, 2022

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • Aug. 12: Class Roster posted on ParentVue by 3:30 pm
  • Aug. 15: 1st grade Sneak Peak (last name A-H 8:00-8:45; I-P 9:00-9:45; Q-Z 10:00-10:45)
  • Aug. 15: Meet the Teacher and Supply Drop-Off @ 3-4 pm
  • Aug. 16: First Day of School (Kindergarten on staggered start)
  • Aug. 19: New Family Orientation and PTA Meet/Greet @ 9:00 am, Flex Room
  • Aug. 30: 5th grade Orientation Meeting, 5:30-7:00 pm, Gym
  • Sept. 6: Kindergarten Orientation, 5-6 pm
  • Sept. 7: 1st grade Orientation, 5-6 pm/ 3rd grade Orientation, 6-7 pm
  • Sept. 8: 4th grade Orientation, 5-6 pm/ 2nd grade Orientation, 6-7 pm
  • Sept. 16: NO SCHOOL, Staff Work Day
  • Sept. 21: Picture Day
  • Sept. 23: Fall Fun Festival, 4:00-6:30 pm
  • Sept. 24: Werner Jazz Cat Choir @ Colorado Rockies Game
  • Sept. 30: Community Football Classic @ Canvas Field, 7-9 pm

NEWS FROM WERNER

Werner Office Hours

Our office will be open from 8-4 pm each day beginning August 1. Please call (970-488-5550) ahead if you need to schedule a time.

Back-to-School Info

PSD Calendar

You can access updated PSD calendars on the Poudre School District website.


Werner School Supply Lists

Supply Lists for next year can be accessed on our website and at retail stores such as Target, Walmart, etc. If you ordered school supplies through EPI, they will be placed on your child's desk.


Class Rosters

Parents will be able to access your student’s homeroom teacher by 3:30 pm on August 12 through ParentVue.


Meet the Teacher Supply Drop-Off

Our annual Supply Drop-Off will be held on Monday, August 15 from 3:00-4:00 pm. Students will have the opportunity to drop off supplies and meet their teacher. If you ordered school supplies through EPI, they will be placed on your child's desk.Afterwards, you can take time to connect with families on Werner playground. Kindergarten and 1st grade will schedule separate times for their Back-to-School events. They will communicate separately.


First Day of School

The first day for elementary students is Tuesday, August 16 for 1st-5th grade students. Kindergarten will be operating on a staggered start.


Werner Orientation and New Family Meet & Greet-August 19 @ 9:00 a.m.

Come meet other new families and learn more about Werner and our PTA. We will meet in the Flex Room after the start of school. Call the office (488-5550) if you have questions.


Start/End Times

Start and End times will be 8:50 am-3:28 pm. Students should not arrive before 8:30 am. If you need before/after school care, please check with AlphaBEST.


Communication

Our Werner Weekly is the best source for information about what’s happening with Werner, our PTA, and PSD. This will come by email each Friday and is on our school website. We utilize School Messenger and ParentVue for communication from PSD and Werner (email, phone, text). Please call the office (488-5550) if you have questions. It is important to keep your contact info updated to receive these. Our website is in another source of information about Werner. You can also see communication on our Facebook, Instagram, PTA Facebook and Twitter.


School Meals for 2022-23

For the upcoming 2022-23 school year, students will no longer receive free meals unless they have been approved for the Free and Reduced Meals program. This is a change from this year (the 2021-22 school year) with free meals being offered to all PSD students. The program that helped make that possible (related to the pandemic) is ending. The cost for students is $1.50 for breakfast and $3.15 for lunch. For the 2022-23 school year, families must apply and be approved for the Free and Reduced Meals program to receive benefits. Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted beginning Thursday, July 21st.

Questions? See Child Nutrition or email nutrition@psdschools.org.


Bus Request Update

Attention: Beginning July 15th, PSD is no longer accepting registrations for busing services in the 2022-23 school year for students who are returning to the district. Requests for existing students will reopen on August 15th, 2022. Are you a parent/guardian of a student or students who is/are new to PSD? Please submit your registration, and the PSD Transportation Department will work to evaluate your request. Have questions? E-mail Transportation.

Questions? See Transportation FAQs or email busrequest@psdschools.org


Before/After School Child Care

If your student needs care before or after school, check out AlphaBEST. They offer care from 6:30 am to the start of school and from dismissal to 6:00 pm.


Code of Conduct

Please review the note down below (under News from PSD) or from an email sent on July 20 regarding steps to acknowledge our district's Code of Conduct. When you enter ParentVUE for the first time this year, you will need to complete that step in order to access it.

Save the Date- Werner Choir @ Colorado Rockies Game-Sept. 24

The Werner Jazz Cats Choir have been selected to sing at the Colorado Rockies Game on September 24th.


We will be a part of the Colorado Rockies Fall Choir Day including 200-400 elementary students from around Colorado.


Report time for the students will be an hour before the game (approx. 5:00) at a designated location inside the ballpark.


Everyone (including your choir student) will need a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at www.rockies.com/CHOIR. This website is set up for the Spring Choir Day right now, and it will update for the fall within the next couple of weeks.


There will be a specific button for Werner, and each ticket purchased through our school’s button will include a $2 kickback to Werner Elementary.


Feel free to invite all your family, friends and neighbors! We would love to see the entire school community and beyond supporting our choir and enjoying the game!

NEWS FROM WERNER PTA

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PTA General Meeting

Tuesday, September 13 | 9:00 am | Werner Teacher Lounge

Save the Date for our first General Meeting of the year! You do not have to be a member to attend meetings.


School Supply Drop Off

Monday, August 15 | 3:00 pm

Sign up for the PTA! We’ll have a table where Werner Grown-ups can sign up to join the PTA and collect a free yard sign. Students and families can enjoy an ice-cold Otter Pop! Come by and say “Hi!” after you drop off your supplies and meet your teacher.


Join the Werner Elementary Parent Teacher Association!

Receive a Wildcat’s Roar yard sign as a FREE GIFT when you register with our PTA! Membership is a $10 donation and does not obligate you to volunteer hours or to attend meetings. We'd love your support any way you can give it. Please fill out this Google form and submit your donation with our PayPal link (you don’t have to have a PayPal account). we'll be handing out the signs on the playground at the School Supply Drop Off, Monday, August 15th. (Registration is per person, not per household)


PTA Host’s the FALL FUN FEST!

Friday, September 23rd | 4:00 pm | Werner Elementary Playground

Save the Date! Our most popular event of the year. You won’t want to miss it!


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.


Your Werner PTA

Follow us on Facebook to stay engaged with School Events, Werner Families, and see what the PTA is up to.


Thank you for supporting the Werner Elementary PTA!


PTA President | Nicole Kidd

PTA Vice President | Chelsea Padgett

PTA Treasurer | Patti Haswell

PTA Secretary | Juliana Schump

PTA VP of Community Programs | Marissa McNulty

PTA VP of Fundraising | Megan Bright

There Is No Wrong Way To PTA. How Do You PTA?

NEWS FROM PSD

Code of Conduct Acknowledgement

July 20, 2022


Dear PSD parents/guardians and secondary students,


We hope you have enjoyed the summer break so far and that you are looking forward to the start of the new school year in a few short weeks.


Each year, we ask our parents/guardians and secondary students to provide a digital acknowledgement after reviewing the updated Student Rights and Code of Conduct, which is a compilation of rules, policies and regulations regarding student behavior.


The 2022-23 Code of Conduct is now available on the PSD website in multiple languages.


How to complete your digital acknowledgement

Parents/guardians


  • Log into the ParentVUE parent portal.
  • Read the Acknowledgement text box.
  • Click on the link at the bottom of the page to download the 2022-2023 Code of Conduct.
  • Write your name on the signature field exactly as it appears on your ParentVUE account.
  • Click “Yes.”
  • Parents/guardians will not be given access to ParentVUE until they electronically sign the acknowledgment.


Parents of secondary students (6-12)


  • Your student will also be asked to acknowledge having received and reviewed the Code of Conduct when logging into StudentVUE for the first time this school year.
  • Families new to PSD or those who have never accessed their ParentVUE account will receive a separate email with instructions for how to log into ParentVUE.
  • If you have questions regarding ParentVUE or StudentVUE, see the ParentVUE FAQ or contact your school.


Changes to be aware of


  • A summary of changes to the Code of Conduct, from the 2021-22 to 2022-23 school year editions, is available on the Code of Conduct web page.
  • Although not included in the Code of Conduct, new and updated district policies are now noted specifically on the District Policies web page.


Please contact your school principal if you have questions about the Code of Conduct.


Thank you for your continued partnership, and we look forward to a successful start to the 2022-23 school year.


Sincerely,

Poudre School District

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.

FREE & REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM

It’s not too late to apply for the Free & Reduced Meal Program for this school year. By doing so your student’s approval to the program carries over for the first 30 days of next school year. Also, there are advantages to being on this program with discounts given throughout our community for student summer programs. Check out fcgov.com/reducedfee website for more information. The before and after school program, AlphaBest, also gives a 15% discount. Apply on-line at www.myschoolapps.com. Please note that August 1, 2022 is the first day you can apply on line for the 2022-2023 school year. Families do have to apply each school year unless they receive a letter stating otherwise.

NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY

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