Werner Weekly

March 5, 2021

Note from Mr. Camp

Dear Werner Community,

Spring is fast approaching! I wanted to remind you that last week, PSD made the announcement that they would add two staff work days, March 12 and April 19, to help support teachers with the additional workload they have.

Spring Break will be from March 15-19, and after that we will have our BIG Werner Fun Run fundraiser. More details are below about that upcoming opportunity to support our school! You will start to see regular communications about it.

Our Yearbook Cover Contest ends this week. Please have your child bring their cover design to the main office by Thursday, March 11. PSDV students are encouraged to participate as well! Just scan your entry and send to Mr. Camp (hcamp@psdschools.org) or bring by the office by Thursday as well.

I hope you all have a great weekend!



Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar

March 10- Werner Dines Out-Bad Daddy's Burger Bar 4-8 p.m.

March 11- Spirit Day-Crazy Mask Day

March 11-Yearbook Cover Designs due (please turn in to main office)

March 12-No School (Staff Work Day)

March 15-19- Spring Break

March 23-April Werner Fun Run Fundraiser (more details to come)


Crazy Mask Day-Thursday, March 11

Our next spirit day is Crazy Mask Day next Thursday, March 11. Masks must meet required safety measures and students are encouraged to be creative and wear their craziest masks!

Werner Fun Run-Coming Soon!

We are excited to kick off our Werner Fun Run on Tuesday, 3/23. Our goal is to raise $20,000 for Classroom and Program Budgets for the upcoming school year, and other improvements and to strengthen our school community.

Our school has always relied on fundraising to provide exceptional opportunities to enhance student learning. And this year, we have more needs than weve ever had before, which means we need your support more than ever.

We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at funrun.com. Sharing IS supporting!

As you know our school is limiting visitors and non-essential staff, so all communication to students and staff during the fundraising and character development program will be delivered via video instead of in person. We will share more details about how we will do this safely, as well as how we are including our families with PSDV, in future communications.

Here is a trailer teaser of the program: Sports City Now Trailer.

Key dates to remember:

  • Donating Opens - 3/9 Register on FUNRUN.COM, SHARE, & GIVE!

  • Fundraiser Kick Off - 3/23

  • Event Day - 4/1

We are grateful for our Werner family! Thank you for your support this year. We all need it!

Werner March Newsletter

Here is the link for the March newsletter.

Yearbook Cover Contest-Due March 11

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Classified Appreciation Week March 22-26

Each year, PSD recognizes our classified staff (paras, office, kitchen, custodian, bus staff, etc.). This year, they have chosen March 22-26 as the week to show that appreciation. While our PTA usually recognizes all staff in May, we thought it would be nice for our classified staff to be recognized earlier as well. Our staff will honor them, but if you are willing to send any encouraging notes, food, gift cards, etc., we know they would appreciate it. Please send with your child to the main office and we will make sure to share with all of them. We have approximately 18 classified staff that support our school.

Volunteers at Werner

As you may know, PSD has decided to allow a limited number of volunteers to work at schools during the second semester. Sites can decide whether to utilize this support, and our team is excited to take advantage of this opportunity to work with you.

The district has established the following COVID-19 protocols for volunteers. These are posted on the PSD website on the Volunteers web page.

· All elementary school volunteers must wear a KN95 mask and eye protection (e.g. face shield) as part of PSD’s contact tracing strategy at the primary level. We will provide these to you on your first day at school.

· Volunteers must always wear required PPE, maximize social distancing from others and wash their hands frequently.

· Volunteer duties are designed to limit the potential for close contact (within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes with a COVID-19 positive individual) as much as possible. These include but aren’t limited to traffic monitoring and recess duties outside, grading, shelving library books or making copies while distanced from others (preferably alone), and more.

Please fill out this short Volunteer Interest form if you are interested in helping us. We appreciate your help!

Transportation Needs

Transportation is beginning to open up a limited number of seats on buses for those that need transportation. For more information about transportation, please go to the district website: https://www.psdschools.org/programs-services/transportation.

If you qualify for transportation and need this, please email Mr. Camp (hcamp@psdschools.org) with your request.

Planning for 21-22 School Year

It's that time of year that we are working on planning for next year and need your help. If you have moved this year, please make sure you let the office know of your change if you haven't already. For those that have moved out of our attendance area, you will need to apply for School of Choice. Also, If you know that you won't be at Werner next year, please let our office know (488-5550). This does not pertain to 5th grade students. If you have any questions about enrollment, please check with our School Secretary, Mrs. Whetsell (488-5550).

COVID-19 Case Dashboard

The COVID-19 Case Dashboard is designed to give our community a transparent look at the prevalence of COVID-19 in PSD. The default dashboard page displays information from Oct. 5, the first day primary students were in session, through the present. There are also pages that display information for the previous 28 days and for each month. Dashboard data are refreshed daily at 5 p.m. and overnight.

Werner Phase 4 Details

Stay up to date with practices and protocols on our Phase 4 Details site. This will be updated throughout the time we are in this phase.

Return to Learn Guidance

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Staff Favorites

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

Technology Support Tips

Here are some quick tips for you for technology support: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kIdDrdd0hFk3lusUIx9AKy56KLPtYUGrzzgbDtDD5_U/edit?usp=sharing.

You can also use the Tech Portal for tech support when you need it: https://techportal.psdschools.org/. If you have any other questions about technology, please contact our Media Specialist, Debbie Powers, at dpowers@psdschools.org.

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!

Breakfast Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Werner Dines Out-March 10

Werner Dines Out at:

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar!

(Take Out Only) Call 970-229-6060

Wednesday, March 10th 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mention: Werner PTA Fundraiser

347 E. Foothills Pkwy. #110

Fort Collins

Order Online at: www.baddaddysburgerbar.com

Werner Cares and Shares-March

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Message from PTA

Your PTA knows how hard this year has been and we want to support our Werner families in whatever ways we can. 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 promote, please complete the form below. This information will be compiled and shared with our Werner community so that we can bring more business to each other. If you have any questions please email PTA Treasurer, Patti Haswell, at haswellpatti@gmail.com. Please note that this directory is only for families directly affiliated with Werner. Thank you.


HELP NEEDED: Pictures for the Yearbook

We are still planning to have a yearbook this year and need your help with pictures. Please add any pictures from spirit days, special activities, remote learning, etc. to our Werner Photo Album.


Spirit Gear Opportunity for Future Preston Puma Students

Preston Middle School Spirit gear is available for purchase online from February 26 through March 12. These make great gifts for your graduating fifth grader! Visit https://www.spiritgeardirect.com/GearDrive/Store.aspx?guid=20817108-c06a-45d7-9021-80b8bf24bee5 for a wide selection of hoodies and t-shirts, all shipped directly to your home for your convenience. Spirit gear can also be picked up at Preston Middle School at no cost. All sales benefit Preston Middle School. Questions? Email Andrea Flake at andreaflake1220@hotmail.com

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 Newsletter-GHH

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.

PSD 2020-21 School Year

Stay up-to-date with PSD's plans, protocols, etc. for the 2020-21 school year at: https://www.psdschools.org/psd2020-21. This site will house all the information needed for the different phases and updates throughout the year.

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