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Science Night IconScience/STEAM Night

When: Wednesday, September 4

Our annual Science/STEAM Night brings in over 300 visitors from our community and area elementary schools with quick, easy, and fun science experiments and experiences set up at staffed tables in our cafeteria and on our playing field for scientists of all ages to choose to participate in on a drop-in basis. We have both volunteer and donation opportunities for the event.

 

Vision chart and headphones illlustrationHearing/Vision Screening

When: Thursday, September 12

Our seventh grade and exceptional needs students receive vision and hearing screening per state guidelines. Students whose screening indicates a potential problem will be contacted by the school health aide with information regarding health and community resources available to families.

We can use a few volunteers to help students waiting in line for screening, which takes place in the morning. To volunteer, please contact our school health aide Kim Sollner.

 

Soup pot illustrationConference Dinner

When: Thursday, October 3

Our PTA provides a potluck dinner for staff on the first night of parent-teacher conferences and drop-in snacks for the second night of conferences. We have both volunteer and donation opportunities available.

  • SignUpGenius for Conference Dinner

 

 

Ultimate XpeditionScholastic Book Fair

When: TBD, early October

Our library hosts a Scholastic Book Fair in the fall and a BOGO fair in the spring. The proceeds from our fall fair directly provides some high-interest new books for the library, books for classroom libraries, and accessories to support the technology at our school (e.g., TechTubs for our iPads). We can use adult volunteers to help with cashiering and supervision at the start and end of the school day during the fair.

  • SignUpGenius for Book Fair

 

School Crossing SignDrop-Off and Pick-Up Help

When: start or end of the school day 

The Watch D.O.G.S. program seeks adult volunteers interested in keeping the drop-off and pickup of students safe and well supervised. Adult family members that can be available for just an hour at the beginning or end of the school day could provide a much needed presence on the school grounds, directing traffic, ensuring safety and keeping the lanes clear for the busses to get to the school on time. Please contact Bryan Broyles at torgeaux@hotmail.com with questions or interest.

 

Let's celebrate the graduate!8th Grade Continuation

When: Throughout the year; event is May 22, 2020

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.

  • 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 opportunity, there will be a SignUpGenius or other information provided here.

 

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.

 

A tree cookie nametagTree Cookies/Tree Discs

When: anytime during the year

Each year, our sixth grade team needs about 250 round pieces of wood that are about 4 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. They are used as nametags during the week of Outdoor Lab, so they will need a small hole drilled near the edge. Please see the sample image for how they are used; please contact Ms. Sjogren or Ms. Buffington if you can help or have additional questions.

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