Weekly Wednesday Update - September 19, 2018

Weekly Wednesday Update - September 19, 2018
Posted on 09/19/2018
Friday off, Spirit Week, and Book Fair!

Good afternoon, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for September 19, 2018.

School News

No School September 21

There is no school this Friday, September 21st. District K-8 early release days are non-student contact days at our school.

Spirit Week September 24-28

We're celebrating the week leading up to Conifer High School's Homecoming game with a Spirit Week at West Jeff! Dress code applies, except for hats on Tuesday and hats and minimal costume makeup on Thursday. On Friday night, West Jeff students can enjoy free admission with their student ID to see the Conifer Lobos take on Skyview at 7 pm at Conifer High School. (Adult admission is $6.)

Spirit Week, September 24-28: Pajamas Monday, Team Sports Tuesday, Twins Wednesday, Cosplay Thursday, Community Friday

Neighborhood Safety

We have had reports of cars speeding along the neighborhood streets. Students do walk to and from school along these roads, so please slow down and go the speed limit of 25 MPH.

Two weeks to the Book Fair!

Embark on a reading adventure with Scholastic Book Fairs' Enchanted Forest of Books: Discover Your Story in the West Jeff Middle Library this fall! The fair will be open 7:20 am to 3 pm every weekday from October 4 through 10 and open late during parent-teacher conferences on October 4 and 9.

Volunteers are especially welcome at the start and end of the school day; please use our Fall Book Fair SignUpGenius to sign up. If you would like to volunteer during the school day, please contact Mrs. Baker in the library at

Outdoor Lab Packing List

Our sixth grade students are going to Outdoor Lab during the week of October 22nd. We are asking families to review the packing list in advance so they have ample time to borrow or buy any items on the list that their student may need. Items may also be borrowed at the Outdoor Lab site once students arrive. The list is on the Outdoor Lab website under the Parents and Students tab. If you have any questions, please reach out to your student's Advise or science teacher.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are just around the corner! Meetings are scheduled in 5 minute intervals with core teachers; elective teachers are available on a drop-in basis in the cafetorium.

If you would like to meet with your student’s core subject teachers, please email Julie Barrett or Debbie Jessee and include the following information in your email:

  • Student’s name

  • Which core teachers you want to meet (teachers’ names)

  • Which day and what time: Thursday, October 4th 3:30 – 8:30 pm or Tuesday, October 9th 3:00 – 8:00pm

PTA News

Can you help our Teacher Appreciation Committee provide food and drinks for teachers as they work extra-hard during conferences. We are hosting a pasta bar dinner for teachers on October 4th at 5 PM and a snack buffet that will be set up all afternoon and evening on October 9th.

Please feel free to reach out to or follow the West Jeff Middle PTA via e-mail, the PTA website, the PTA Facebook page, or join online.

Upcoming dates to save:

  • Thursday, September 20: Join us at the first PTA meeting of the year at 2:30 pm in the library. There's no pressure to volunteer, just come and check out our plans for the year.

  • Wednesday, September 26: stop by Wendy's between 5 and 8 PM for our first PTA Restaurant Night fundraiser of the year. Mention "West Jeff Middle" with your dine-in, carry out, or drive-thru order and Wendy's will donate a portion of the sale to PTA.

  • Friday, September 28: the next School Store! Students can purchase snacks and inexpensive items right after school in the lobby.

  • Friday, October 5: save the date for the Fall Dance!

Community News

Girls' Basketball Camps: Conifer High School is hosting two basketball skills camps on Saturday, October 6th for girls in fourth through eighth grade. The cost for both camps is $40. Contact coach John Coder at to reserve a spot.

StageDoor Theatre: Performing arts education for all ages is available at StageDoor Theatre. The Junior Company (6th-8th grade) will be putting on Disney’s High School Musical JR, the Pop-Up Players — Write a Show, and James and the Giant Peach JR in the 2018-2019 season.

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

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