Principal Weekly Update

February 14-February 18

Dear Welchester Community,



You may have seen communication that Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Board of Directors made a motion to rescind Public Health Order 21-006, lifting mask mandates for all, including schools, on Friday, February 11 at 11:59 PM. Jeffco Public Schools will no longer require masks starting Monday, February 14. Masks will still be REQUIRED on the bus.


Here is what we are communicating with students, and we GREATLY appreciate you having the same conversation at home.


While masks will not be required starting Monday, we are still highly encouraging adults and students to participate in activities to keep our community healthy. Even though they won't be required, masks are still one of our lines of defense against illness.


Remind students of etiquette when needing to cough or sneeze-Coughing & Sneezing like a Vampire: Put arm over your mouth and cough or sneeze into your elbow. Wash hands.



  • We are all Welchester Eagles which means we will be safe, respectful, and responsible in all things. This includes honoring ALL of our family’s decisions about whether or not students will wear masks at school.


  • Some of your families may decide to have you wear masks, and other families will decide that you don’t have to wear them. No matter what families decide for their students, we will be respectful of everyone’s reasons even if we might disagree.


  • People disagree. Conflict is a normal part of life. But we can still work together and even be friends when we have disagreements about things. Can you think of an example from your own life where you might have disagreed with someone- but you’re still friends?


Masks


Safe

  • Trust that the adults at Welchester will keep you safe

  • Stand up for students who are being mistreated about their mask choice by reporting it to an adult.


Respectful

  • Honor and accept everyone’s decision.


Responsible

  • If you choose to wear a mask, wear it for the whole day except when given permission (lunch, recess, breaks).


We appreciate adults entering our school also respect that our priority is the health and safety of all within our school and follow these guidelines as well.



Upcoming Dates:

2/14 101st day of school. Wear black and white-maybe a splash of red!

2/14 Valentine's day party, 2:00 PM

2/14-2/18- Scholastic Book Fair

2/16-2/17- Parent Teacher Conferences

2/21-President's Day-NO SCHOOL

2/22- Ties, tutus, twin day to celebrate "twosday"

March 21-25- SPRING BREAK



In Partnership,

Bethany Robinson

Food Services Changes

At least through the end of next week, we will have a change in meal service as we will be short staffed. Unfortunately, we will only be providing cold lunch choices next week. We hope to resume normal service February 22nd. Food Services will also send communication regarding this temporary change.


Thank you for your understanding.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, February 16th and Thursday, February 17th.

These conferences are by parent request or teacher invitation. We will host in person conferences on Wednesday and virtual conferences on Thursday.


Thank you if you signed up to keep up fed on Wednesday, February 16th? Sign up here.

Tips for Parent Teacher Conferences


Before the conference

  • Ask your child how s/he feels about school.
  • Ask your child if there is anything that s/he wants you to talk about with his/her teacher.
  • Prepare a list of questions such as:
  • 1. What are my child's strongest and weakest subjects?
    2. Does my child hand homework in on time?
    3. Does my child participate in class?
    4. Does my child seem happy at school?
    5. What can I do at home to help?

During the conference

  • Be on time (or early) for the meeting.
  • End the meeting on time. Other parents will probably have a conference after yours.
  • Relax and be yourself.
  • Stay calm during the conference.
  • Ask the most important questions first.
  • Ask for explanations of anything you don't understand
  • Ask your child's teacher for ways that you can help your child at home.
  • Thank the teacher.

After the conference

  • Talk about the conference with your child.
  • Talk about the positive points, and be direct about problems.
  • Tell your child about any plans you and the teacher created.
  • Keep in touch with the teacher during the school year.


*Colorin Colorado

Girls on the Run

Could you please put out this message in your family newsletter about girls on the run?? Or on any social media.


​Girls on the Run will begin the week of March 7th! Practices will be Tue/Thu 3-4:30pm. Registration is open for 3rd-5th grade girls and is $40. Scholarships are available. Please emailgrace.diekman@jeffco.k12.co.us with questions or for more details.

Register here: https://girlsontherunrockies.org/registration/

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

Kick off is Friday, February 18th! Information coming home in Friday folders.


The 2022 Spring Fundraiser is coming up and we need your help to make it a success! How better to kick the winter/on-going pandemic blues than yummy chocolate-y goodness?? Email us at WelchesterPTA@gmail.com for more information. Thanks for all you do for our school community!"

About Us

Welchester is a high-achieving, professional learning community with about 300 students, located in Golden, Colorado. We have a strong commitment to students, staff development, collaboration and learning. Teachers at Welchester use progress monitoring methods to regularly assess student achievement, set goals and change instruction to best meet the needs of individual students.

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