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Weekly Wednesday Update - October 10, 2018

Weekly Wednesday Update - October 10, 2018
Posted on 10/10/2018
Celebrating our students in the arts

Good afternoon, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for October 10, 2018.

School News

Upcoming Performing Arts Dates

Our orchestra students will be performing on Monday, October 15, at 7:00 pm in the gym. Band will be performing on Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 pm in the gym.

On Thursday, October 18, there will be a double-header of performances in the cafetorium with 6th grade drama students presenting the comedy Cliques and Cafeterias by Laura Toffenetti, which pokes fun at middle school life, at 6:30 pm. Following the play, the 6th grade choir will be singing their concert, "Music from Movies", at 7:30 pm. Their set list includes: The Greatest Show, This is Me (both from The Greatest Showman), Circle of Life (Lion King), Candle On the Water (Pete's Dragon), Seize the Day (Newsies), If You Can't Rock Me (Stuart Little), Windsong (Mighty Joe Young), When You Believe (Prince of Egypt), Trashin' the Camp (Tarzan), and Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (Lilo and Stitch).

Picture Retakes on October 17

Picture retakes are October 17th. If you missed picture day in August, there are order forms in the office or you can go online to mylifetouch.com and order with Picture Day ID CG898342Y1. If you need to have pictures retaken, please bring the original pictures in on the 17th for retakes.

Fall Spiritwear Sale

The fall spiritwear sale window is now open! Order your West Jeff gear, designed by Denver Athletic, by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 21st. Orders will be delivered to our school by November 14th.

Veterans Day Wall of Remembrance

As part of this year's Veterans' Day celebration, Mr. Cushing's Advise class is creating a "Wall of Remembrance" upon which they are inviting all members of the Conifer community to place pictures of their family members who have served in the military in whatever capacity, and whom have since passed away.

Please include the following with your picture: (1) the honoree’s name, (2) their birth year, and year of death, (3) their branch of service, and (4) any comments, notes, on honors received. Photos will be accepted for the Wall of Remembrance through the end of October.

Go to mrcushing.net/veterans-day.html to download a copy of the Wall of Remembrance template.

Sixth Grade Families: Outdoor Lab Notes

Our sixth grade students are going to Outdoor Lab during the week of October 22nd. If you have not been using the Outdoor Lab grocery card program, the fees for Outdoor Lab are due by October 15, 2018.

Packing List: 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.

Medications for Outdoor Lab:

  • Please send only the amount needed for the week of over-the-counter and prescription medication for your student.

  • Medication must be in the original containers, unexpired, and kept together in a zip-lock bag labeled with your student's name.

  • Prescription medications must have a prescription label with your student’s name. All inhalers must have a label with the child’s name, usually found on the box. If you no longer have the box, your pharmacy may agree to make a new label.

  • All essential oils must have instructions provided from a doctor on when to use, how to use and how much to use.

PTA News

A big THANK YOU to the volunteers who helped support our staff with food during conferences and made the Glow Dance Party a success, including Teacher Appreciation chairs Heather Swegle and Christy Seaborne and dance chairs Jennifer Burtis and Michelle Cutright.

On October 11th, we are recognizing our PTA Reflections participants with a reception at 5:30 pm in the library. Our monthly PTA meeting will follow at 6:00 pm, also in the library. There's no pressure to volunteer, just come and check out what's going on.

The next School Store is Friday, October 19. Students can purchase snacks and inexpensive items right after school in the lobby.

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.

Community News

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.

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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