Werner Weekly

May 25, 2023

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • May 26- 5th grade Honor Walk, 9:00 am, Werner playground
  • May 26- Last Day of School, dismissal at 12:00 pm
  • May 30-Aug. 16- SUMMER BREAK!!

Werner wins Colorado John Irwin School of Excellence Award

The John Irwin awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time. These schools received an Exceeds Expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks reflecting exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science. (View more information on the School Performance Framework in SchoolView.)

The Excellence Awards are named for a true friend and visionary of education, former Colorado State Representative, John J. Irwin. For more information about this award, go to: http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/johnirwin


Last Day of School-May 26

The last day of school for 2022-2023, May 26, will be a half day for students. Students will be released at 12:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch will not be served, but we will have some small breakfast items for those students needing it. Transportation will be provided to/from school.

2nd Semester Report Cards

We are pleased to announce report cards will be available to you electronically in ParentVUE, by 4PM, Friday, May 28th. If you have forgotten your password click ‘Forgot Password’ on the Account Access page. If you do not currently use the PVUE portal, please contact the school to receive an Activation Key to create your ParentVUE account. Note, PVUE can be accessed through a secure login using the web portal (http://www.psdschools.org/pvue) or app which can be downloaded from the iTunes Store for Apple (iPhone) devices or Google Play for Android devices. For additional information please see ParentVUE section found on the PSD website.

Nos complace anunciar que las boletas de calificaciones estarán disponibles electrónicamente en ParentVUE, a las 4 p.m. el viernes 28 de mayo. Si olvidó su contraseña, haga clic en "Restablecer contraseña" en la página de Acceso a la cuenta. Si actualmente no utiliza el portal ParentVUE, contacte a su escuela para recibir un código de activación para su cuenta. Tenga en cuenta que puede acceder ParentVUE a través de un inicio de sesión seguro utilizando el portal web (http://www.psdschools.org/pvue) o una aplicación que se puede descargar de iTunes Store (para teléfonos iPhone) o Google Play (para teléfonos Android). Para obtener información adicional, consulte la sección ParentVUE que se encuentra en el sitio web de PSD.

End of the Year Medication Pickup

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Medications cannot be sent home with students at the end of the school year.

  • Parents must pick up all medications on or before the last day of school. Medications must be picked up by the end of the school day(12:00).
  • REMINDER: the last day of school is a half day. If medications need to be picked up before the last day of school, make arrangements with the school nurse or health tech.
  • Emergency or as-needed medications (Epi-pens, Tylenol, Inhalers, etc.) must also be picked up.
  • The school nurse will follow state health department procedures and deliver all medications not picked up to the DEA to dispose of properly.
  • If medications will be brought back to the school in the fall, you may obtain a medical permission form from the health tech in your school, or on the PSD website.

If you have any questions please contact your school nurse (Lynne Ryan 970-556-5908 eryan@psdschools.org) or health tech (Jenny Whetsell 970-488-5550).

Lost and Found

Please remind your student to check the lost and found. We have everything from lunch boxes to missing clothing. All unclaimed items will be donated after May 26th.

Still Interested in Purchasing a Yearbook?

You can still order yearbooks if you missed the deadline (Note: Shipping fees may be applied but it will be delivered to your home). See the info down below about how to order.

Easy to Order:

  • Visit www.treering.com to register your family. If you haven’t purchased a yearbook before, you will need this passcode: 1014056506643352.
  • Yearbook cost: Soft Cover - $19.41 Hard Cover - $25.30

Any questions?!? Email wernerelementaryyearbook@gmail.com or Contact Jennifer at 307.509.9246.

Summer Office Hours

Our office will be open from 9-3 pm daily from May 30-June 2. We will open up back again on July 20. Our staff will check phone messages throughout the summer, but there will be a delay in getting back to you.

Summer Meal Service Info

All children 18 or younger can eat meals free of charge May 30-July 21 at Linton Elementary School or visit a Lunch Lab mobile meal service stop May 30-Aug. 11. Visit the Child Nutrition or the Lunch Lab pages/sites to learn more.

Looking for Summer Resources?

If you are looking for any summer resources to engage your student(s) with some academic work, check out the workbooks and learning kits on the Summer Learning page, available at Knowledge Bound in Windsor.

2023-24 School Year Information

Plans for the upcoming year are coming together. Below are key points of information for you now. You can stay up to date on our website.

23-24 Back-to-School Information

PSD Calendar

Werner Supply List

Bus requests now open for 2023-24

PSD aims to transport as many students as possible to and from school. To ensure that families needing transportation receive this service, riders must now apply for busing each year, even if they’ve had busing before. Families may submit a PSD bus request for the 2023-24 school year here.

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

2023-24 School Supplies-ORDER NOW!

We are pleased to offer an easy and convenient way to order next year's school supplies that will be delivered directly to your child's desk at Werner before school starts. You can save money and time with this service! Please go to the EPI School Supply site and enter the code WER013 to choose your supplies. The deadline for ordering is June 19! Both of these will also be on the Werner website. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Office Manager, Traci Henninger, at thenninger@psdschools.org.
Big picture

SAVE THE DATE- Tour de Cat on August 25 from 5-7 pm

We're bringing back the Tour de Cat to celebrate the start of school! More details will come in August, but save the date for now and start getting creative about what you will dress up in!
Big picture
Big picture

Updates from Health Team


Your child should have received the following immunizations in elementary school:

· 5DTaP/Td/DTP–diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (4 is acceptable if 4th dose is given after 4th birthday)

· 4IPV/OPV–polio (3 is acceptable if 3rd given after 4th birthday)

· 3 shot series for Hepatitis B

· 2MMR–measles, mumps, rubella

· 2Varicella–chickenpox OR history of chickenpox confirmed by doctor or lab test

· Vaccines are recommended for hepatitis A, influenza, meningococcal disease and human papilloma virus, but are not required.

Colorado law (Board of Health rule 6 CCR 1009‐2) requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed childcares to be vaccinated against certain diseases, unless an exemption is filed.


There are two ways to file a nonmedical exemption.

· File the certificate of nonmedical exemption WITH a signature from an immunizing provider OR

· File the certificate of nonmedical exemption received upon the completion of our online education module.

· Parents of students in grades K-12 claiming a nonmedical exemption must file one annually. Nonmedical exemptions expire June 30 each year. If you submit a nonmedical exemption on or before June 30, it will not be valid for the upcoming school year unless you signed the exemption during early registration.

· Provide a copy of the completed exemption certificate to the Preston front office.

Medical exemptions must be completed by a physician and only need to be completely once, not annually like the non-medical exemption.

Downloadable exemption (medical & non-medical)certificate link:


Medication at School

All medication given at school, whether doctor prescribed or over the counter, must be accompanied by the PSD Authorization to Administration Medicine from (available on the PSD website under the Parent tab, Health Services), signed by both the parent/guardian and the physician. Medications must be provided and brought to school by a parent, in the original prescription bottle or over the counter container. Pharmacists may provide you with two bottles if you ask them to label one for school use. If medication changes or medication is discontinued during the school year, please have the child’s doctor fax us the new or correct orders.

Authorization for medication administration and health care plans MUST BE COMPLETED EACH SCHOOL YEAR.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call.

School Nurse: Lynne Ryan - eryan@psdschools.org (970) 556-5908

Health Tech: Jenny Whetsell – jwhetsel@psdschools.org (970) 488-5550

School Lunch and Fee Payment Information

Paying for school fees and/or lunches is easy using SchoolPay. Below is the link for signing your student up, paying fees and/or adding funds to your student’s meal account.

PSD offers an easy and secure way to make payments to your child’s school on-line with a credit/debit card for fees and other charges as well as your child’s meal account through the District’s payment portal, SchoolPay.* The Pay Fees/Charges web page has information and instructions on paying fees and other charges online or go directly to the SchoolPay website.

Fees may also be paid in person at your child's school, paying with cash or check.

Werner Photo Album 2022-23

Please share your school-related photos for our yearbook throughout the year at Werner Photo Album 2022-23. Please be mindful this link is open to the public.

Staff Favorites

We often get questions about our staff and their favorite things (for appreciation, etc.). You can access those remotely at Staff Favorites. This list is also under the "About Us" tab on our school website.


Big picture

Werner Dines Out-June 9

Come out to Modern Market Eatery on June 9th from 11am-9pm! 30% goes back to Werner. Go to this link for more information.

Help Needed for Fall Festival and Talent Show!

Werner Families,
We need your help! We are looking for volunteers for next school year to help to chair and participate on some of our committees for next year. A few committees such as the Fall Fun Fest and Talent Show committee will need to meet over the summer so we are asking for help now! Please scan the QR code or click https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfilTD3cHDGqF_cMh6HPtScsjREVjhdFPKzr5HelM_4HUadCA/viewform?usp=sf_link
To view volunteer opportunities.
Big picture

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)


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 | Open

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?


Big picture

K-8 online math tool available summer 2023

May 23, 2023

Dear current K-8 families,

Gov. Jared Polis announced that Colorado will make Zearn, a K-8 online math support platform, available to Colorado schools. Poudre School District is working with Zearn to provide all current K-5 students, as well as 6-8 students currently taking a Math course in Quarter 4 of the 2022-23 school year, access to use Zearn over the summer!

You can log in to Zearn by finding the Zearn icon on your child’s Clever portal using their lunch ID and password. See the following guides on logging into applications through Clever using a PSD Device or Personal Device.

The Zearn Summer 2023 Math Intensive Series teaches students foundational skills in 4- to 6-week sequences. Additional information about Zearn is available on the Community Tech Portal (techportal.psdschools.org).

Thank you for your continued partnership.


Poudre School District

PSD Lead and Copper Update

Dear Poudre School District community:

PSD has sampled more than 2,000 water fixtures at 34 PSD sites in compliance with the new Clean Water in Schools and Child Care Centers legislation signed into law last June. Results by building were sent to school staff and families as they arrived and posted on the Colorado’s Test and Fix Water for Kids database. Results for elementary schools, early childhood centers, and childcare facilities across the state can be found in this database.

Lead mitigation efforts in the buildings where at least one fixture tested at or above the action level of 5 ppb began immediately once schools received their results. Mitigation actions include:

  • Turning off fixtures with elevated levels of lead and posting signs on affected fixtures
  • Sharing results with families, staff, municipalities and the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment
  • Performing additional testing to determine whether levels are elevated due to the fixture or pipes leading to the fixture
  • Using additional test results to inform next steps, which may involve replacing fixtures, replacing pipes, adding filters, designating a fixture as “not for drinking,” or turning off a fixture permanently (some fixtures with elevated levels were already not in service at the time of testing)

Families and staff at impacted schools will be updated once mitigation measures are complete. Until that time, fixtures with elevated lead levels will remain off.

The Clean Water in Schools and Child Care Centers legislation requires testing all elementary and early childhood centers before the end of May 2023 and testing all schools serving grades 6-8 by the end of November 2024. PSD plans to test middle schools for lead during the 2023-24 school year – well ahead of the state’s deadline. PSD also plans to test high schools for lead in 2023-24, though high school testing is not required by the state.

As an additional step above what state law requires, PSD has tested all elementary, middle, and high schools for copper and is testing non-school buildings in PSD for both copper and lead. Four samples were taken from each building. Results of this testing will be posted on the PSD Testing Drinking Water for Lead and Copper web page. If you have any questions about the water testing program, please visit psdschools.org/schools/water-lead-testing or contact watertesting@psdschools.org.


Poudre School District

Big picture
Big picture

Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

The number of PSD families and youth experiencing homelessness has risen by 10% since last year, and their needs have risen exponentially. Currently, one out of every 27 students is experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity in our district. Students experiencing homelessness encounter many barriers to their education. Our department works to help youth and families overcome these barriers, including transportation, access to extracurricular activities, before and after-school care, and meeting basic needs. We do this along with case-management to help them reach independence.

Your generous donation allows the Language, Culture and Equity Department to support these students and families with personal items, temporary shelter, provisions, clothing, etc.

The need has never been greater.

Please help us reach our goal of raising $40,000 to support PSD students and families facing housing insecurity and homelessness.

*All donations are tax deductible, and an automated email will provide you with your tax receipt.


You can now easily donate via this link: All donations are tax deductible. Please share this message far and wide, anyone can donate through this link. The opportunity to give does not end now, this link will be live throughout the holiday season.

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.


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.


Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture