Werner Weekly

April 14, 2022

Coming Up

Stay up-to-date with the Werner School Calendar
  • March 29-April 21: State CMAS Testing (see below)
  • April 14: Screenagers Movie Event (see info below), 4:30-6:30 pm, Werner Gym
  • April 15: No School for K-12 Students, P/T Conference Exchange Day
  • April 19: Choir Practice, 7:40-8:35 am
  • April 20: Mugs with Mentors (Last Name A-M), 7:45-8:30 am
  • April 21: Mugs with Mentors (Last Name N-Z), 7:45-8:30 am
  • April 22: Spirit Day: Shrek Day (or something green)
  • April 22: Earth Day activities
  • April 26: Choir Practice, 7:40-8:35 am
  • April 27: Running Club, 3:30-4:30 pm
  • April 28: Battle of the Books, 5:30-7:30 pm, Werner Gym

NEWS FROM WERNER

No School-Friday, April 15

Just a friendly reminder that there is no school for K-12 students next Friday, April 15, for Parent/Teacher Conference Exchange Day.

PTA Presents Screenagers Screening Event-TONIGHT!!

Thursday, April 14 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Werner Gym


$5 per family. Tickets available HERE!


Recommended for Adults and children ages 10+.


If cost is a barrier for your family, please reach out to our office manager, Traci Henninger (thenninger@psdschools.org).


Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.

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Spirit Day-April 22

For next week's spirit day we have Shrek Day (or wear something green)!

Kindergarten Registration is Open!

Registration for kindergarten is now open, start here.


Kindergarten is an exciting and important first step on your student's educational journey. In PSD, you'll find students are supported in many ways with caring teachers and staff, positive school, and classroom culture, as well as a collaborative, safe and welcoming learning environment.


Kindergarten offers:


  • Small class sizes
  • Structured, rigorous, play-based curriculum
  • Kindergarten is free (all-day and half-day programs)
  • Social and emotional learning experiences


Children must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 1, 2022 to be registered for kindergarten in the 2022-23 school year.


For more information specific to Werner, go to our Werner Kindergarten Registration page.

Werner April Newsletter

Our Werner April newsletter is available now. Enjoy!

SAVE THE DATE-Art Fair Open House

Art Fair Open House | 5:00-7:00 pm | Tuesday, May 17 @ Werner

This will be a night to showcase the creative artworks of all Werner Wildcats!

More details to come home soon with your kiddos!

2022 Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS)

Werner’s annual state CMAS testing for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics starts on March 29 for students in third grade and April 5 for students in grades 4 and 5. Additionally, CMAS Science will be administered to 5th graders the week of April 18. To minimize interruptions, please try to avoid scheduling events that would cause your child to be out of school during testing sessions. Electronic devices are not allowed in the room during testing. This includes e-readers, phones, tablets, and wrist devices.


To assure your child has a positive testing experience, make sure they get a good night’s sleep prior to testing and be sure to offer some encouraging words on test day. Thank you.


If you have any questions, please contact our Assistant Principal, John Passantino, at jpassant@psdschools.org.

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ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

When your student will be absent due to illness, an appointment and/or trip, please contact the attendance line at 970-488-5551. You may also use the attendance feature on the ParentVUE app.

While letting the classroom teacher know about an upcoming absence is helpful, the front office also needs to be alerted when your student will be absent during the school day.

Plans for Next Year (2022-2023)

As we are starting to work on plans for next year, please let our office (970-488-5550) know if you will not be returning to Werner next year or if you have moved. If you have a new student planning to come next year, please visit our New Student Registration on our website.

Pictures Needed

Throughout the year, our yearbook committee collects pictures. Please share your pictures of your student to our Werner Photo Album.

Staff Favorites

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

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NEWS FROM WERNER PTA

PTA Update

Werner Weekly 04.14


Upcoming General Meeting

Tuesday, May 10 | 9 am | Media Center


TONIGHT: PTA Presents Screenagers Screening Event

Thursday, April 14 | 4:30 – 6:30 pm | Werner Gym

$5 per family. Tickets available HERE!

Recommended for Adults and children ages 10+.

If cost is a barrier for your family, please reach out to jflemist@psdschools.org

Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience—a film that examines the science behind teen’s emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age.


Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation | May 2nd – 6th

A weeklong celebration of our incredible Werner Teachers and Staff. We will have multiple ways to participate. Signup HERE!

In your Friday Folder you will receive and envelope from the PTA. Inside is a little notecard to be filled out by/with your student and returned in the same envelope, no later than April 22nd, please! If you have any questions please reach out at PTAWernerElementary@gmail.com.


Mugs with Mentors

Each child can invite someone special to join them for a coffee and donut on us before school!

Last Name A-M | April 21st 7:45-8:30am

Last Name N-Z | April 21st 7:45-8:30am

Volunteers needed for Set Up, During Event, and Clean UP

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B44AFAF2EAAFD0-mugs


Werner Elementary is Celebrating Earth Day

We’ll be hosting an Earth Day Fair outside on our beautiful lawn all day on April 22nd! This is a fun event with local organizations presenting interactive and informative sessions related to sustainability and the Earth’s precious resources. This volunteer opportunity is a great way to spend time with Werner Students while also enjoying the outdoors and learning about how we can save the planet!! Please see the sign-up-genius for available opportunities, or just email me if you are interested in helping out! Stephanie Dawson (Werner Parent and Earth Day Volunteer) sharprn98@gmail.com


WE NEED YOU! Open 2022/23 PTA Board Positions

Secretary: Records the minutes of the PTA Board and membership meetings. Is prepared to read all minutes of the membership and Board meetings at any meeting. File and maintain all records of the PTA. Maintains a current membership list and files membership list with the State and National PTA.

VP of Programs and Events: Acts as the liaison between our program and event chairs and the board. Ensures that chair positions are filled, and chairs are supported by the PTA. Runs annual spirit wear drive.

VP of Fundraising: Acts as the liaison between the fundraising event chairs and the board. Ensures that chair positions are filled, and chairs are supported by the PTA. Is responsible for presenting fundraising options for the membership to vote on for the following year.

Send request for application to PTAWernerElementary@gmail.com


PTA Spirit Wear

Like our Cool PTA Mom tees? The Werner PTA has designed some Grownup Tees and Coffee Mugs for purchase to show your PTA spirit!

Follow us on Facebook to stay engaged with School Events and see what the PTA is up to at the school.


FREE MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL! 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.


Thank you for supporting the Werner Elementary PTA!

PTA President | Anjani Rogenski

PTA Vice President | Nicole Kidd

PTA Treasurer | Patti Haswell

PTA Secretary | Chelsea Padgett

PTA Board member | Juliana Schump

Connect with us at PTAWernerElementary@gmail.com


There Is No Wrong Way to PTA. How Do You PTA?

Werner Dines Out-April 19

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Werner Elementary is Celebrating Earth Day

We’ll be hosting an Earth Day Fair outside on our beautiful lawn all day on April 22nd! This is a fun event with local organizations presenting interactive and informative sessions related to sustainability and the Earth’s precious resources. This volunteer opportunity is a great way to spend time with Werner Students while also enjoying the outdoors and learning about how we can save the planet!! Please see the sign-up-genius for available opportunities, or just email me if you are interested in helping out! Stephanie Dawson (Werner Parent and Earth Day Volunteer) sharprn98@gmail.com

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Mugs with Mentors-April 20-21

Werner PTA is thrilled to bring back a family favorite for Spring 2022, Mugs with Mentors!


This event is so much fun and the kids are so excited to share a donut with their favorite person. This event takes place TWO mornings (last names A-L & M-Z) before school. We set up the night before and tear down before the school day. Your help ensures that our cafeteria team and PE classes have a successful day.


Please consider helping with this great event! You can sign up at:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0B44AFAF2EAAFD0-mugs

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Your Werner PTA

Follow us on Facebook to stay engaged with School Events, Werner Families, and see what the PTA is up to.

NEWS FROM PSD

FREE & REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM

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.

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.

NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY

Project Homeless Connect-April 15

Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event in the Spring that provides individuals and families currently experiencing homelessness or a risk of experiencing homelessness with access to vital services such as housing information, employment support, basic medical exams, ID/legal service, and much more. For more information, go to: https://www.homewardalliance.org/hwa/project-homeless-connect/
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