Werner Weekly

February 26, 2021

Note from Mr. Camp

Dear Werner Community,

Coming up this week we have Read Across America Day on March 2. Our classrooms are planning different activities to celebrate reading. We plan to have a Spirit Day and wear blue or red on that day. In honor of celebrating, we plan to have a series of read aloud videos from our staff available for our classrooms and families. You'll receive an email next week with more details!

You may have seen the recent news from PSD that secondary schools will shift to Phase 4 after spring break (March 22). With this news, the PSD Board has decided to also add in two more workdays for staff-March 12 and April 19. On these days, elementary students will not attend and secondary students will have asynchronous remote learning.

Our Yearbook Cover Contest is under way and we hope our students will take the chance to share their talents! Entries are due by March 12 and details are found below. We hope your will participate!

Last, beginning next week, you will start getting communication about upcoming Werner Fun Run fund raiser through Boosterthon. Here is a trailer teaser of the program: Sports City Now Trailer.

I hope you all have a great weekend!



Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar

March 2- Spirit Day: Wear Blue or Red for Read Across America Day

March 12-No School (Staff Work Day)

March 15-19- Spring Break

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


Healthy Kids Club 5210+ Challenge

Dear Werner Community,

I hope that you have had a chance to try out the 5210+ Challenge. It is a great way to see how healthy your life is. If you did get a chance to try it, you will need to enter your data into this link for each participant. The Healthy Kids Club is trying to make this year's program as contactless as possible and they will not be picking up any physical logs. The link will open on Sunday, February 28 and close on Wednesday, March 3. I will receive your family's information for their t-shirt and extra credit for PE through the Healthy Kid's Club link.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Coach J. - Doug

Tracking Log Instructions and FAQ

5210+ Challenge Log

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!

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. 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 22 classified staff that support our school.

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

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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Internet Safety Q&A with Student Resource Officer Keith Maynard.

The Werner PTA is Proud to Present:

Internet Safety Q&A with Student Resource Officer Keith Maynard.

Student Resource Officer Keith Maynard will be available to answer all of your questions on Internet Safety on Wednesday, March 3rd 6:30 - 7:30 PM.

Please pre- register for this great event via https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdiMfJcgBmCYO7Q5A1v9qfoRTy35m_6iyBxwBq2ZIpwqocrvg/viewform?usp=sf_link. Please register by February 28th to attend.

After completing the google form you will be sent a link to watch his presentation prior to the Question and Answer session along with the link for the Zoom call for the Q&A event. You will also have an opportunity to submit questions ahead of time that will be answered during the event.

This is a great opportunity to learn how to best keep your kiddos safe while they learn to navigate the internet. We hope you can join us for this night of learning!

Yearbook Cover Contest-Due March 12

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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.


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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