Weekly Wednesday Update - January 30, 2019

Weekly Wednesday Update - January 30, 2019
Posted on 01/30/2019
Choose fun in the new year!

Good afternoon, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for January 30, 2019.


School News

Upcoming Events

Green Team will be meeting during lunches and Interact will be meeting after school tomorrow, January 31st.

A schedule for this Friday's Groundhog Fun Run will be posted on the school website soon. All run times will be in the afternoon after 12:30. Please check the school website for exact grade level times if you would like to come watch your student participate.

The Colt Car Club (C3) will meet on Thursday, February 7th in the library from 2:30 - 3:30. The club will meet every other Thursday


Bus Pass Reminder

If your student is taking a different bus or getting off at a different stop, we must have a written note giving the student permission. All notes need to be turned into the office first thing in the morning.



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.



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

Thank you to all the students that auditioned for the school Talent Show earlier this week. The list of acts will be announced this Friday, February 1st. There will be a dress rehearsal after school in the cafetorium on Tuesday, February 5th. The Talent Show will take place Thursday, February 7th from 6 - 8 pm in the cafetorium. For any questions, contact Andy Potter at


PTA News

There's still time to register your student for the Groundhog Fun Run on Friday, February 1st! We hope every West Jeff family will build a student fundraising page, send a few e-mails asking friends and family to join their fun run team, and share on social media. This event is our school's primary fundraiser for the 2018-2019 school year and our fundraising goal is $15,000.

We are asking families that are also business owners to consider showing their support for our school by making a tax-deductible donation to the event. If you would like to be an event sponsor, please donate at Groundhog Fun Run - Business Sponsor.

More information can be found on the Fundraising page of the school website.

There will be a PTA Restaurant Night on Thursday, February 7th at Golden Stix. Please mention West Jeff Middle PTA with your dine-in or carry-out order from 4:30 pm until close and the restaurant will donate a portion of your order value to help our school. Thank you for your support!

We will be selling Val-O-Grams February 12th, 13th, and 14th during lunches. These $1 - $3 treat packages will be delivered to students and staff members on Valentine's Day during 6th period.

Our next PTA meeting is Thursday, February 21st at 2:30 pm in the library. There's no pressure to volunteer, just come and check out what's going on.

The School Store will be open at the end of the school day on Friday, February 22nd. Students can purchase snacks and inexpensive items right after school in the lobby.

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!

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

WJMS Girls' Basketball: Our girls' basketball teams will be playing games throughout February on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at other Jeffco middle schools including Carmody, Creighton, Evergreen, and Falcon Bluffs, as well as hosting the games on February 25th. The district tournament will occur in March. Last year our girls' teams went to district playoffs - be a fan from the start!


Dance-A-Thon: Peak Academy of Dance in Conifer and Kinetic Arts Dance Studio in Evergreen are holding their third annual Dance-A-Thon to benefit Mountain Backpacks on Saturday, February 9th from 6 - 8 pm.


Little League Baseball: Registration for the spring 2019 season with Platte Canyon Little League is open for boys and girls ages 4-16. Player assessments will be February 23rd at Platte Canyon High School.


Dinosaur Ridge Summer Camps: Registration is open for summer 2019 day camps at Dinosaur Ridge. Rock Stars, the program for 10-13 year old campers, will be offered the week of June 10.


Food and Nutrition Services: Jeffco Public Schools is hiring food and nutrition services staff.


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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