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Weekly Wednesday Update - May 9, 2018

Weekly Wednesday Update - May 9, 2018
Posted on 05/09/2018
Early Release Survey for families open through May 16

Good evening, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for May 9, 2018.

Early Release Day Survey

Many of the mountain area elementary schools have changed their schedules on early release days. Rather than have students for a partial day, they have changed to a full non-student contact day for teachers to work on data analysis and planning, and PBL/STEAM planning. This is a change from the previous schedule of a half-day with students and an afternoon of teacher-directed work. West Jefferson Middle School would like to gather parent input about the middle school following the model of the elementary schools for those days. Please go to https://tinyurl.com/wjmsearlyreleasesurvey and provide your input by May 16 to add your voice to our school's planning. Thank you!

Upcoming Performing Arts Dates

Monday, May 14th: Orchestra concert, 7 pm

Wednesday, May 16th: Band concert, 7 pm

Thursday, May 17th: Drama performances, 6:30 pm

Monday, May 21st: Choir performances, 7 pm

Library books due

All library books checked out to students are due Thursday, May 10. There are no fines for late books. There will be a list of student names with outstanding library items after May 10 outside the library and assistance in determining what items a student has checked out is available. If a book is lost or has sustained non-repairable damage (e.g., fell in the bath, chewed on by jackalopes) please let the library staff know and we can issue a statement for you to settle the replacement cost with the financial secretary.

BOGO Book Fair coming May 17

Save the date to celebrate twenty years of Harry Potter magic in the library on May 17 and 18, when the Scholastic Book Fair will be back with a BOGO (buy one, get one free) fair. Come by and stock up for summer reading!

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is out of control again. Please come by school to claim your students' lost jackets, lunch boxes, water bottles, books and much more! All unclaimed items will either be donated to Mountain Resource Center or thrown into the trash.

In PTA News

The last school store of the year will be this Friday, May 11th. Flowers for Mother's Day will be available, so please stop by at the end of the school day and buy yours before they sell out!

The 8th Grade Continuation party will be on Wednesday, May 23rd, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Traditionally, eighth grade parents plan and run the party, then seventh grade parents help out with the finishing touches and assist the vendors while eighth grade parents attend the Continuation ceremony. Please help make this event a success and confirm what you can help with on the SignUpGenius at https://tinyurl.com/2018continuation . If you have any questions, please contact the co-chairs for this event: Sandy Blaylock, 303-921-8572 or Cassie Alley, 303-815-6875.

The Conifer High School PTSA is planning a few events in the fall to offer support to our current eighth grade families in the transition to high school. If you would like to learn more about the CHS PTSA or talk to another parent about high school, please contact Jen Clark at 303-500-2384 or dandylions@me.com. We look forward to meeting you!

Information on these opportunities and other upcoming events can be found in the latest issue of the PTA supplement at https://tinyurl.com/2018-05-09-wjmsptanews

Community Information

Conifer High School Volleyball: Spring and summer opportunities for volleyball are coming up at Conifer High School! CHS Lobos Volleyball offers the following camps:

The Lobo League offers three practices and one day of tournament play to compete for the "Queen of the Mountain" trophy for 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade girls in May.

The Summer Skills Camp covers all the individual skills needed to play volleyball for girls entering middle and high school in late June.

The Pre-Season Camp covers the team aspect of the game for girls entering 5th through 8th grade and 9th through 12th grade in late July.

The Training Camp offers two-a-day practices that cover team play and conditioning to prepare for try-outs for girls entering 9th through 12 grade in early August.

All camps are held at Conifer High School.

Colorado Taekwondo Institute offers: Colorado Taekwondo Institute is offering holding summer day camps at their Green Mountain campus the weeks of July 16th and July 23rd, with half and full days available. New students that enroll by August 15, 2018 can receive a uniform and two weeks of class at no cost at any location, including the local location in the Conifer Marketplace.

Conifer HS Mountain Bike Team: Summer fun rides begin in June and practice starts in August. Everyone rides and everyone races in the four-race season: August 26-27 in Frisco, September 10 in Leadville, September 24 in Granby, and October 7 in Nathrop. Please see the flier for more information, including how to contact the coaches.

Mountain Predators summer offerings: Mountain Predators (MAMFA) is hosting drop-in flag football for elementary and middle schoolers every Tuesday in June, except June 12, from 7 to 8 pm at the Evergreen High School football field. The Mountain Predators summer football camp is July 19 and 20; more information on that is available on their website and at their Open House on Tuesday, May 15, from 4 to 7:30 pm at the Evergreen Lake House.

Elevation Celebration: As you make summer plans, save the date for Conifer's summer festival and trail run on Saturday, July 28th. The Elevation Celebration includes 10K and 5K races and a 2-mile fun run.

Jefferson County Public Library events: Please follow the links for more information on upcoming programs at the Evergreen and Conifer branches.

  • June and July: Have fun earning school or community service hours while helping your community and gaining great job experience. Volunteers assist with registration, prize giveaways, and a variety of special programming. Teens in grade 7-12 are eligible to volunteer. Training is provided. Apply online today!

AFW School Program: West Jefferson Middle has partnered with American Furniture Warehouse to receive a donation of 2% back on all purchases and 4% on Simmons products purchased from AFW using our school code: WJMS68. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

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