Weekly Wednesday Update - October 24, 2018

Weekly Wednesday Update - October 24, 2018
Posted on 10/24/2018
Costume guidelines and more

Good afternoon, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for October 24, 2018.

School News

Lobo Friday

Students, staff, and community members are encouraged to wear green, black, and Conifer Lobo gear this Friday, October 26th to show their support for Conifer High School. The Lobos will be hosting the Evergreen Cougars in football at 7:00 pm at Conifer High School.

Outdoor Lab Pickup

Sixth grade families, where your student needs to be picked up this Friday, October 26th depends on the Outdoor Lab site they attended this week:

  • Students returning from Mount Evans will arrive at Conifer High School between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. Please park off to the side of the bus lanes. Staff will be there to help direct you.

  • Students returning from Windy Peak will arrive at West Jefferson Middle School between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. Please do not park in the bus lanes past the stop sign and please do not block the driveway entrance to the school.

We hope that this change will provide for a quicker and smoother reunion for students and families.

Students returning from Outdoor Lab cannot ride their regular bus routes on Friday afternoon, so please make arrangements for transportation with their luggage if an adult family member is not available to pick up your student.


Halloween at West Jeff Middle

Students are welcome to wear costumes on Wednesday, October 31st! If you wear a costume, please choose something that:

  • can be worn to school and be worn all day,

  • meets the school dress code, and

  • permits the wearer to sit and participate in the learning process throughout the day.

If you have PE, please wear or bring shoes appropriate to wear in PE.

Costumes worn to school should not:

  • distract from learning, either yours or others';

  • completely hide the identity of the student, i.e. gorilla suit, Scream Ghostface masks;

  • include masks, sound effects, lights or other components that may disrupt the learning environment;

  • include toy or facsimile weapons (swords, guns, knives, etc.);

  • be demeaning to any ethnic group, race, religion, nationality, disabilities, gender or gender identity (boys as girls and vice versa), sexual orientation, or individual (staff or student) at the school;

  • include props or equipment that are unsafe;

  • impair a student's vision or movement; or

  • show obscene materials, threats, or prohibited substances.

Students whose costumes do not meet the standards will required to change their clothes.

If you have questions about Halloween costumes at school, please contact Mr. Squires at or 303-982-8381.


SEACAMP Information Meeting

Is your seventh grader interested in attending SeaCamp San Diego in June 2019? There will be an informational meeting for seventh grade families next Thursday, November 1st, at 6:00 pm in the West Jeff library. Registration materials will be available. Please contact Mr. Malcolm if you are interested but unable to attend.

Sea Camp is an optional summer trip for 7th graders (going into 8th grade). The program is a combination of marine science workshops and labs with field activities that include snorkeling in a marine reserve, a trip to sea on a marine research vessel, a visit to Sea World or the San Diego Zoo, study at Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Stephen Birch Aquarium, and exploration of living tidepools, kayaking and snorkeling in Mission Bay.


November 2nd

Please note there will be no school on Friday, November 2nd, for staff development.

Lost and Found at West Jeff Middle, October 2018 The contents of the Lost and Found will be sorted and usable items donated to the Mountain Resource Center at the end of next week. Please come in to see if you can claim any of the lost items.


8th Grade Drama Performances

On Monday, November 5th, our 8th grade drama students will be performing original one-act plays, including a rewrite of the movie Titanic, a parody of The Office, an improvised play inspired by Jimmy Fallon, and more. Their performance will take place at 6:30 pm in the cafetorium.


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 to download a copy of the Wall of Remembrance template.


7th Grade Writing Composition Blog

Last week, students in 7th grade Writing Composition started to blog. Many of their pieces are honest, powerful, and full of voice. They can be accessed through Ms. Kavanaugh's Classroom Blogs; scroll down to see students' blogs on the right. Please feel free to comment and share any insights you may have.


PTA News

Boo Bag Sale: Boo Bags will be sold during lunches on Monday, October 29, Tuesday, October 30, and Wednesday, October 31. The bags will be delivered to students' 6th period classes on October 31.

Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, November 15th at 2:30 pm in the library. There's no pressure to volunteer, just come and check out what's going on.

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

Wrestling: Mountain Grapplers practice begins November 5. Please direct questions to Coach Ryan at or 303-870-2372.

Scouts BSA: An informational meeting for girls ages 10-17 and their families interested in Scouts BSA, the new program offered by Boy Scouts of America, will take place at 6:30 PM on Monday, November 12th at Evergreen Lutheran Church.

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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