May 7, 2021
Coming Up this Week
May 8: Elementary Track Meet
May 11: 5th grade (Harmes) Stream Ecology
May 13: PTA General Meeting (10-11 am Zoom)
May 17: NO SCHOOL-Staff Work Day
NEWS FROM WERNER
Werner Book Fair
Dear Parents and Families:
We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our fall Scholastic Book Fair. We are so excited to be able to offer students a sense of normalcy and joy after they’ve missed so much this year.
Our Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers.
And all purchases will directly support our school!
Important information for our Fair, held May 11-14:
Safety First: The safety and well-being of your child is our priority. We’re taking extra precautions to host a safe, socially distanced Fair at our school, focusing on preventive measures. Learn more at bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/articles/safety
- Contactless Checkout: With Book Fair eWallet, a convenient digital payment account, your child can shop the Fair cash-free. And now grandparents, friends, and others can contribute to the eWallet to help build your home library!
- Shop Online: Experience the Book Fair fun by visiting our Book Fair online! You can shop over 6,000 products — and all orders ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders over $25*)!
All purchases made during the Fair will bring our school 25% in rewards.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
We look forward to seeing your child at the Fair! Thank you for continuing to support our school.
Werner’s Book Fair
Book Fair dates: May 11-14
Shopping hours: May 11 (3:30-5:00 pm for families) & during lunch recess May 12-14 (see schedule below)
Update on Mrs. Siemers
Mrs. Siemers is currently on an extended absence. We do not know an exact return-to-work date at this time, and we will let you know when we have more information. Please be assured that students’ needs are being addressed by a licensed substitute teacher and the team of teachers and administrators at Werner.
We appreciate your support for our staff member. At this time, we believe the best support you can provide to Mrs. Siemers is not contacting her while she is away. This allows her to focus on improving her health and allows the school to focus on taking care of students. Questions may be addressed directly with Mr. Camp.
WERNER CARES AND SHARES-MAY
LOST AND NOT QUITE FOUND
NEWS FROM PTA
Message from PTA
The Werner PTA is so proud of how our community helped show support and school spirit during our Fun Run fundraising event and we want to thank everyone for all you did to make it a success! We will have more information about how much we raised and our plans to use it soon. Our final PTA meeting of the year will be May 13 at 10:00 am via the Zoom link below.
We will be discussing our plans for the next school year to engage and expand the activities that we do, and we hope you can join us and get involved. In particular, we are looking for two people to join the Board as our VP of Fundraising and VP of Programs. You can find more information about the PTA on our page on the Werner Elementary Website at https://wer.psdschools.org/about-us/pta. Also be sure to check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Werner-Elementary-PTA-145086898860740/ for our latest updates on our events. We welcome your ideas and feedback about what we can do to serve our community, and you can share your thoughts by emailing email@example.com.
Time: May 13, 2021 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 813 9629 1135
WERNER BUSINESS DIRECTORY
The PTA wants to support our Werner families and their businesses. Attached is a directory of businesses owned and operated by our Werner families. We hope that if you have need of any of the services provided by any of these businesses that you give them a call or email. You can also access the directory at this link.
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 be included on this list, please complete this form https://forms.gle/tM7modi1SHb1X1p99
If you have any questions please email PTA Treasurer, Patti Haswell, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that this directory is only for families directly affiliated with Werner. Thank you.
NEWS FROM PSD
PSD Newsletter-Great Happens Here
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 information about how to sign up, go to: https://www.psdschools.org/department/communications.
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 2020-21 School Year
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY
SUMMER PROGRAM OPTIONS
AlphaBest will be operating in four schools this summer:
-Beattie Elementary School (Bridge program)
-Laurel Elementary School (Teen program)
-Linton Elementary School
-Putnam Elementary School
Our summer registration is open for parents to sign their students up at
https://www.alphabest.org and our official start date is June 1st!
Our summer programs go from bridge programs for younger youth, PreK-5th, middle school aged students and teen summer programs as well.
Parents are able to pick their preferences when they click on the Enroll Now button on our main website.
Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for sharing out to our Werner families!! We appreciate your support!
Werner AlphaBest Staff
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!