Weekly Wednesday Update - December 19, 2018

Weekly Wednesday Update - December 19, 2018
Posted on 12/19/2018
Enjoy Winter Break: December 24 to January 8

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


School News

White Glue for Math

Students in Mrs. D'Amico's math classes are asked to bring in at least one bottle of white glue for an upcoming math project. Thank you for your support!


Upcoming School Events

Our band students are performing tonight at 7:00 pm in the gym.

The school will be closed for winter break from December 24th to January 8th. Classes resume on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


Spirit Week

There are two more days in our Spirit Week to wrap up 2018:

  • Thursday, December 20: Rainbow Thursday 
    Remember the mnemonic ROY G. BIV? Let’s brighten up the school by decking out in the colors of the rainbow! 

  • Friday, December 21: Grub Club Hat Friday
    Donate $1 for Grub Club, a program that provides food and personal care items for homeless and emancipated Jeffco teens, and wear your favorite hat all day in school!

Except where noted above, regular dress code guidelines apply and students are expected to continue participating in class respectfully and actively. Any questions, comments or concerns may be directed to Mrs. Baker in counseling, Ms. Sjogren, or an administrator.



2018-2019 yearbooks may be purchased for $30 through January 31, 2019 in either of two ways: online through Jeffco Connect, findable under Jeffco Student Fee Payment, or by check, made out to West Jefferson Middle School and sent to the school office, that notes the student's name and "yearbook" in the memo line. Non-reserved yearbooks are sold on a first come, first serve basis at the end of the year. Ordering in advance guarantees your student will have a yearbook.


After-School FACS Club

We have a new after-school club starting in January: FACS Club, where students can level up their skills in cooking, sewing, and other areas traditionally taught in Home Ec. The club will meet twice a month after school from 2:30 to 3:30 pm starting in January. If your student is interested, have them fill out the survey on Mrs. Buffington's website.



Starting in January, all families will use EnrollJeffco from their existing Jeffco Connect account to let the district know what school their students want to attend in the upcoming school year. This will also replace the previous Choice Enrollment process.

Families will use the new system between January 22 and February 9, 2019 to indicate whether their students will be attending their district-assigned (neighborhood) school or applying to other schools in the district.

Families that submit a choice application will hear from all the schools they applied to in mid- to late February. They will receive a notification indicating (1) an opportunity to accept an offer or (2) information about wait list placement for each school application. They have five days to accept an offer; only one offer may be accepted.

Please visit the EnrollJeffco page on the district website for more information.


Talent Show

Save the date for the school Talent Show on Thursday, February 7th!

It is time for students to start thinking about and organizing acts, which may include singing, reading, dancing, music, sports demonstration, a skit, magic, comedy, juggling, or some other talent not listed. Students may also serve as MC/hosts of the show and/or help backstage with props, costumes, lights, sound, video, and graphic design.

To register your student, click here:
Rules can be found here:

Key dates related to the talent show:

  • Friday, January 18: Deadline to submit your act

  • Monday, January 28 and Tuesday, January 29: Auditions after school in the cafetorium

  • Friday, February 1: List of acts finalized

  • Tuesday, February 5: Dress rehearsal after school in the cafetorium

  • Thursday, February 7: Talent show, 6 - 8 pm in the cafetorium

For any questions, contact Andy Potter at


Box Tops for Education

Did you know that Box Tops for Education benefits middle schools? The funds earned from Box Tops turned in at West Jefferson Middle School this year will be used to purchase new recess equipment. There is a collection bucket in the commons outside Mrs. Jessee's window.


PTA News

The School Store Holiday Shop will be open December 19, 20, and 21 during lunches. The Holiday Shop provides an opportunity for the students to buy gifts for their friends & family. All items are priced at $5 or less.

If you are interested in helping to plan the 8th Grade Continuation celebration in May, please email Aimee at Subcommittee meetings will be happening soon to organize this important milestone event!

Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, January 17th at 2:30 pm in the library. There's no pressure to volunteer, just come and check out what's going on.

Save the date for the Fun Run Fundraiser on Friday, February 1st! More information will be released before winter break.

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

Jolabokaflod at Page Turner: Every week in December, Page Turner Bookstore in Aspen Park is celebrating Jolabokaflod ("Christmas Book Flood") by featuring a selection of books that will be discounted 10%.


WJMS Night at Conifer Basketball: Conifer High School invites West Jeff families to Middle School Basketball nights in January 2019. This is a great way to start to see the different sports available at Conifer and have your student get acquainted with the high school. Please come to one or both: Boys' Basketball on January 17 and Girls' Basketball on January 24. Students that bring their school ID can get themselves and an adult admission to the game for free.


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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