Werner Weekly

September 30, 2022

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • Sept 19-Oct. 19- CANS Around the Oval Food Drive
  • Sept. 30- Community Football Classic @ Canvas Field, Fossil Ridge v. Fort Collins, 7-9 pm
  • Oct. 5-7- 5th grade ECO trip
  • Oct. 6- PSD Strategic Plan Community Input, Preston Middle School, 6:30 pm
  • Oct. 12- Spirit Day: College Pride Day
  • Oct. 13-14- NO SCHOOL, Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Oct. 31- Halloween Parties (TBD)/Parade @ 2:45 pm


Canvas Community Classic-TONIGHT

Mark your calendars! Friday, September 30th is the first annual Canvas Community Classic. This event will feature double-header football games between Rocky Mountain and Poudre at 4:30pm, followed by Fossil Ridge and Fort Collins at 7:00pm. The event will take place at Canvas Stadium, on the campus of Colorado State University.

Invite your friends as we enjoy a night of being together and celebrating our wonderful community!

Event: Canvas Community Classic (double-header, cross-town football games)

Date: Friday, Sept. 30, 2022

Location: CSU’s Canvas Stadium

Game Times:

4:30 p.m. Poudre vs. Rocky Mountain

7 p.m. Fort Collins vs. Fossil Ridge

Stadium Access: (see stadium attachment)

Ticket Information: Admission is FREE to all PSD staff. There is no need to purchase a ticket. Simply present your PSD badge when entering Gate 1. Specifically, this is your "District" badge, which doubles as your building-access card. Only the PSD employee/badge holder will receive free admission to the Canvas Community Classic.

  • All other adults in the group need to purchase a ticket. Adult tickets cost $10 (plus fees) and get you into both games.

  • Admission is FREE to all PSD high school students by showing their student ID. They do not need to purchase a ticket.

  • Admission is FREE to all students/children (PSD or otherwise) in grades 8 or younger. These students DO NOT need to present a student ID. They will be admitted freely.

  • Admission is FREE to all CSU students by showing their student ID. They do not need to purchase a ticket.

  • All other Adult Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://csurams.com/sports/2022/2/2/canvas-community-classic.aspx.

  • Tickets can also be purchased at the Canvas Stadium main ticket office on the day of the event beginning at 2 p.m.

Parking Information: FREE on-campus parking will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the following lots:

  • Morgan Library Lot # 425

  • Moby Arena Lot # 195

  • Lake Street Parking Garage Lot #570

  • College Avenue Garage Lot #577

  • View the campus parking map.

Stadium Seating:

High school student and pep band sections will be designated and reserved for those high schools participating. All other seating will be General Admission within the lower bowl. Fans are encouraged to sit in sections designated for each base. Those in attendance without strong rooting interests, or families with younger kids, are welcome to join their feeder community in the designated sections of the south end zone.

Feeder sections

Poudre Feeder Schools: 118

Fort Collins Feeder Schools: 119

Wellington Feeder Schools: 120

Timnath Feeder Schools: 121

Rocky Mountain Feeder Schools: 122

Fossil Ridge Feeder Schools: 123

Fan/student/band sections

Rocky Mountain fans: 134, 135, 136

Rocky Mountain students: 137, 138, 140

Rocky Mountain band: 141

Poudre fans: 109, 110, 111

Poudre students: 112, 113

Poudre band: 114

Fossil Ridge fans: 131, 132, 133

Fossil Ridge students: 129, 130

Fossil Ridge band: 128

Fort Collins fans: 106, 107, 108

Fort Collins students: 104, 105

Fort Collins band: 100, 101

Stadium amenities: Concessions vendors and Ram Zone retail stores will be open for the event.

On-field entertainment: Several on-field activities and recognitions will take place throughout the evening including:

  • National Anthem performed by joint choir of PCA, Polaris, and Centennial students

  • Mini cheer/dance performances by youth clinic participants

  • Unified Flag football showcases

  • Dance showcases between high schools

  • Parade of schools

  • Mascot races

  • CSU Comatose Cannon

Outside-the-stadium entertainment: CSU ROTC will staff "RAM Town" inflatables as is customary at CSU home football games. An inflatable obstacle course will also be available.

Inside-the-stadium entertainment: Face painting will be available under the large videoboard behind sections 120, 121, 122.

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Halloween Parties/Parade-October 31

We have decided to shift our Halloween parties/parade to Monday, October 31. More details to come later.


Each fall and spring, there are days scheduled for parent conferences on the school calendar (Oct. 13 & 14). At Werner we have built in more flexibility. You can expect to conference with your child’s teacher at least once during the first semester (so more time can be devoted to each conference) and again in the spring by phone or in person.

Communication is never limited to one or two meetings. Anytime a concern arises, or if there is information to be shared, please call for an appointment with the teacher, school counselor, or principal. Please do not expect to conference on a drop-in basis with your teacher. Teachers’ days operate on a very tight schedule. They will be better able to help you if they have time to gather information and sit down for a meaningful block of time.

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Werner Wildcats,

We need you! Volunteer flyers to sign up to volunteer for your child’s class, PTA, Art and Library were given out during Back to School Night. If you couldn’t make it or didn’t get a flyer the links to the Volunteer Sign Up Genius sign up genius will be posted on the website, and the QR codes will be posted in each teacher’s window. General volunteering will be posted on the front door windows.

The PTA needs help with upcoming events, especially the Fall Fun Fest on September 23rd. Without volunteers we will have to cancel this and other events we have planned for the year. Please make sure to check out the PTA sign up genius to help with this and other fun events throughout the year.

For those who volunteered as room parent or room coordinator look out for an invitation to a room parent/room coordinator volunteer meeting that will be scheduled soon. During this meeting we will go over expectations for your role, helpful tips, and share templates to help make your role easier.

To everyone who has already signed up to volunteer, THANK YOU! Your support makes our school better and is so appreciated!


Your Werner PTA

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Enrichment Opportunities @ Werner

Check out the flyers down below (under "News from Community") for opportunities for enrichment here at Werner or the community.

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.


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Werner Weekly-September 30

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?


Attend PSD Strategic Plan community engagement session for the Fossil Ridge feeder at Preston Middle School-Oct. 6

We invite our community to guide the development of Poudre School District’s Strategic Plan at a series of upcoming engagement sessions.

This plan will be our roadmap for the next several years and focuses on four priorities: literacy, graduating with options, mental health and belonging, and school safety. Our data show there are great things happening in PSD but that there are not yet great outcomes for all students. With a strategic plan to help guide us, we believe we can best support learning for all by better aligning practices across our school district.

You are invited to attend this session at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at Preston Middle School, 4901 Corbett Drive in Fort Collins. There is no need to RSVP. More info and other available sessions >>

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.


Healthy Kids Club

Healthy Kids Club (HKC) is a community health program sponsored by UCHealth to promote health and wellness among elementary-age children in northern Colorado.

Our goal is to provide opportunities and access to programs that promote life-long healthy habits.

Find the September newsletter and other resources at this site.

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LEGO Engineering @ Werner Elementary School

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Blue Moose Art Gallery

Past Werner parent, Julie Grillo, is an owner of the Blue Moose Art Gallery. The Moose offers 24 Adult Art classes every month, and now they are offering Kid’s Art classes this fall. The 4-week series includes 4 different mediums with 4 artist instructors and will be held in the gallery classroom.

The Blue Moose would love to share this art opportunity with your 4th to 8th grade students. High school students are always welcome to join in our adult classes. Thank you!