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Weekly Wednesday Update - February 6, 2019

Weekly Wednesday Update - February 6, 2019
Posted on 02/06/2019
Dinner Out, Talent Show, EnrollJeffco

Good afternoon, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for February 6, 2019.

 

School News

Upcoming Events

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.

FACS Club will meet on Thursday, February 7th from 2:30 to 3:30. Students are welcome to join anytime to level up their skills in cooking, sewing, and other areas traditionally taught in Home Economics class. This Thursday, February 7th, we are making pizza! The club will meet every other Thursday. Interested students may contact Mrs. Buffington or Mrs. Sjogren for more information.

Come one, come all to the West Jeff Talent Show this Thursday, February 7th at 6 pm in the cafetorium. Twelve acts and twenty-one students representing all grades will perform singing, dancing, and comedy. See you there!

 

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.

 

EnrollJeffco

The window is open for all families to use EnrollJeffco with 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.

Please complete using EnrollJeffco by Friday, February 8th.

If your student is currently in the GT Center program at our school or you have a fifth-grade student that is anticipating enrollment in our GT Center program, please choose "West Jefferson Middle School GT Center" as your student's first choice. You can edit your choices until the window closes on Friday, February 8. If this applies to your student and you do not choose our school's GT Center as your student's first choice school, you will be contacted to confirm whether you want your student's first choice to our school's GT Center for the 2019-2020 school year.

PTA News

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 aimeepless@hotmail.com. 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.

 

Writers Series at Page Turner: Author Lija Fisher will be reading and signing her middle-grade novel The Cryptid Catcher at Page Turner Bookstore in Aspen Park on Saturday, February 16 from 4:30 to 6:00 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.

 

Flourish Beach Volleyball: Flourish Beach at Eudaimonia is offering beach volleyball in Indian Hills for youth ages 10-15 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from May through August. Participants that register by March 1st receive free practice for the month of May!


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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