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Enchanted Forest of Books: Discover Your StoryScholastic Book Fair

When: October 4 - 10

Our fall Scholastic Book Fair brings an Enchanted Forest of Books to the library to excite readers of all ages. The fair runs during the school day and late on our parent-teacher conferences so families can visit before or after meeting with teachers. Book Fair proceeds supplement our library's purchasing ability and support classroom libraries and classroom book sets. 

 

Steaming pot of soup Staff Dinner during Parent-Teacher Conferences

When: Thursday, October 4

The PTA coordinates a potluck dinner for the school's staff on the first night of parent-teacher conferences and a snack buffet on the second night. Please see the SignUpGenius to contribute a dish or supplies.

 

Fall Dance

When: Friday, October 5

The PTA's fall social event for our students in a dance! More information on the event and a SignUpGenius for families to volunteer healthy snacks and beverages or adult chaperones is forthcoming.

  • SignUpGenius for Fall Dance

 

Veterans Day: Honoring All Who ServedVeterans Day

When: Friday, November 9

We hold an assembly to recognize our community's veterans on the closest weekday to Veterans Day. The large display case in the commons becomes a Wall of Honor with information and photos shared by our families, the driveway is lined with signs thanking veterans by name, and the assembly features one or more speakers, a performance by our instrumental music students, and our students line the hallway afterwards as our honored veteran guests walk from the gym to cafeteria for a reception with light breakfast. 

  • SignUpGenius for Veterans Day

 

Musical notationZupko Music Composition

Professional composer Dr. Mischa Zupko has joined forces with Ms. Laura Garrison, our instrumental music teacher, to secure a commission of a new piece of music, written specifically by and for our West Jeff Middle music students. Upon completion, this piece of original music will be rehearsed, published, and the students will perform a world premiere during the 2018-2019 school year.

Dr. Zupko will be visiting our school in March 2018 to begin speaking with the students about the topic and themes for the piece. Some themes being considered are multiculturalism or kindness and acceptance, but the final theme will be determined by Dr. Zupko's initial discussions and workshops with the students. He will visit our school twice during the 2018-2019 school year to collaborate with the students on the final composition, and he will be in Colorado for the world premiere (date TBD).

We are extremely excited to be working with Dr. Zupko and it will be a tremendous opportunity for our students. In total, we are hoping to raise $5,000-6,000 to support this project. Please consider donating to support this once in a lifetime experience for our students. All donations will be tax-deductible!

 

Graduation Party Planner

8th Grade Continuation

When: Throughout the year; event is May 23

In the evening following the last day for eighth grade, the school holds a continuation ceremony for families and the PTA hosts a party in the cafetorium just for students with food, music, and activities. The party is planned, funds raised, and put on by volunteers with the 8th Grade Continuation committee.

Please contact NAME at EMAIL to express interest in assisting with or coordinating part of the event planning (fundraising, decorations, entertainment, food, setup/cleanup) and be notified of planning meetings. 

  • SignUpGenius for 8th Grade Continuation

DonorsChoose.orgDonorsChoose.org

When: throughout the year

There are classroom projects posted by individual teachers from our school on DonorsChoose.org, a not-for-profit crowdfunding platform for schools.

 

School StoreSchool Store

When: Fridays throughout the year, plus seasonal sales during lunches

The PTA has an ongoing need for a few adults to help with setup and staffing on the first Friday of the month from about 1:45 - 2:30. During seasonal sales (Boo Bags before Halloween, Elf Shop before winter break, and Val-O-Grams in February) help is also welcomed during lunch periods.

  • SignUpGenius for School Store

 

Thank You Teachers & StaffTeacher Appreciation

When: throughout the year

The PTA's teacher appreciation committee plans several treats and events for the teachers throughout the year. When there is an active event underway, there will be a SignUpGenius available with more information.

 

Watch D.O.G.S.Watch D.O.G.S.

When: Throughout the year

Be a positive male role model in our school for at least one day, all day. Interested? Sign up online, then stop by the school office one week before their first volunteer time to begin the background check process. For more information or to sign up at WJMS, email the program coordinator F. Paul Figlia at fpaulwatchdog@gmail.com .


Colorado TSAPre-Engineering Program

When: Throughout the year

Opportunities for involvement include:

  • presenting to pre-engineering or robotics students;

  • mentoring students in pre-engineering classes or the Technology Student Association;

  • participating in twice-a-year meetings for the Conifer-area Career and Technology Education (CTE) advisory committee, which helps shape the future curriculum and direction of the pre-engineering/robotics classes.

If interested, please contact Mr. Williams at drwillia@jeffco.k12.co.us. Scheduling is flexible.

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