Weekly Wednesday Update - May 17, 2023

Weekly Wednesday Update - May 17, 2023
Posted on 05/17/2023
Concerts, Continuation, and more

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Hello, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for May 17, 2023.

Upcoming Dates

May 19: last call for photo submission for 8th grade Continuation slideshow

May 22: band concert, 6 pm

May 23: orchestra concert, 6 pm

May 24: choir concert, 6 pm in the WJMS cafetorium

May 26: early release day, 11:50 am

May 26: 8th grade Continuation ceremony, 10:15 am

May 26: 8th grade Continuation party, 6 - 7:30 pm


School News

Chromebooks will not be available for daily checkout from the library after May 11. Students' TechForEd Chromebooks will be sent home over the summer with all students. Please refer to Chromebooks Over the Summer for more information on TechForEd Chromebooks.


We will have student music performances the week of May 22:

Band: Monday, May 22 at 6pm

Orchestra: Tuesday, May 23 at 6 pm

Choir: Wednesday, May 24 at 6 pm in the cafetorium. Students should plan to arrive at the school by 5:45 pm.


The draft minutes from the May School Accountability Committee meeting have been published on the school website. Adult family members and community members interested in having a voice in what's going on in our school are invited to attend a School Accountability Committee meeting in the upcoming school year.


Virtual mental health support is available at no cost to families through Hazel Health. With an adult family member's permission, students can be matched with a therapist for weekly video therapy sessions. Learn more and consent for services at my.hazel.co/jeffcopublicschools.


Watch D.O.G.S. logoAdult family or community members available at the beginning or end of the school day to help keep the drop-off and pickup of students safe and well supervised are invited to volunteer with our Watch D.O.G.S.! Please contact our Lead WatchDOG, Daniel Tucker, with any questions at [email protected].


Students that do not feel well during the school day may ask their teacher for a pass to the health room. Their adult family members will receive a call from the school (303-982-3056) if their student needs to be picked up. Families, if your student contacts you during the day to inform you that they are ill and want to be picked up, please direct them to go to the health room.


Eighth grade reminders

PTA invites eighth graders to celebrate at the Summer Nights 8th Grade Continuation Party from 6 to 7:30 pm on Friday, May 26th! The beach-themed event will include a DJ, photo booth, food and drinks, as well as fun games and a prize giveaway. The event is open only to current West Jeff Middle eighth graders. A completed digital permission slip is required for entry.


Eighth grade families, PTA needs your photos! Please send a baby photo of your student, a current photo (school or candid), and their name to [email protected] by May 19th to be included in the Continuation slideshow. Thank you!


Eighth grade students should keep their current school-owned TechforEd device over the summer. They will exchange it for a new one in the fall during Freshman orientation. Please see the 2023/24 Incoming 9th Grade Families TechforEd Communication letter for more information.


PTA News

Thank you to everyone that contributed to our Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations last week. We couldn't do it without you! Special thanks to Easy Entrees by Silver Spoons for catering the teacher and staff lunch.


Adult volunteers interested in helping put on the 8th grade Continuation celebration on Friday, May 26 may confirm the role(s) they would like to help with at the Summer Nights 8th Grade Continuation Party SignUpGenius.


Area businesses interested in advertising at our school along the fence may work with our PTA to rent a portion of the fence to display a 4' x 8' laminated aluminum composite sign. Please refer to the WJMS PTA Fence Sign Sponsor Letter for more information on this program.


Families, please consider joining the West Jeff Middle PTA using our MemberHub store or printable sheet and follow the West Jeff Middle PTA page on Facebook to learn about events, volunteer opportunities, and more going on at our school!


Community News

Jeffco Public Schools is hiring! There are available positions in many areas for adults interested in working for Jeffco Public Schools. Learn more about available positions and apply online on the Jeffco Jobs Board at jeffcok12jobs.org. Many mountain area schools have immediate openings for custodial and kitchen staff.


Conifer High School Mountain Bike Team Events: Seventh and eighth grade students interested in the Conifer High School Mountain Bike Team may contact Liz Wehr at [email protected] for more information about the program.


2023 Library Summer Challenge: Registration is open for Jefferson County Public Library's Summer Challenge! Have fun in the sun while you earn points and win prizes during the challenge, June 1 – July 31. Register on May 1 to grow with great reads, blossom your interests, write inspiring stories and sow the seeds of kindness in the world around you!


Girls Basketball Clinics at Conifer High School: The Conifer Lady Lobos Basketball team will be holding weekly clinics for middle school girls from 3 - 4:30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Wednesday, May 3rd. These FREE clinics are open to any experience level to improve on individual ball handling, shooting and footwork skills, as well as team skills to improve your all-around game. To register, please email Katie Ogdon, [email protected].


Mountain Predators Cheer: The Mountain Predators youth football program is organizing a cheer and poms program for the Fall 2023 season! If you have a 2nd through 8th grader interested in cheer, please reach out to Alli Brennan at [email protected] or register on the Mountain Predators website.


Resilience1220: Connect | Grow | ThriveResilience1220 events: Resilience1220 is a local non-profit organization that provides free counseling sessions and support groups for young people ages 12-20, and community outreach and events that increase awareness of mental health issues. Some of their upcoming events:

May 17 : Sensitive Collective support group, 3:30 - 4:30 pm via Zoom

May 25: Support after Suicide Loss support group, 5:30 - 7 pm, both via Zoom (free registration required) and in person at the Resilience1220 office (32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen)

June 14 and July 26: Stay Connected - Through Yoga, 5 - 6 pm at the Resilience1220 office

June 19, July 11, and August 8: Stay Connected - Through Art, 9 am - 12 pm at the Resilience1220 office

June 28: Grief Group, 6 - 7:30 pm at the Resilience1220 office


Jefferson County Public Library events: Please follow the links for more information on upcoming programs at the Evergreen and Conifer branches:

Third Thursdays: Teen Dungeons & Dragons, Conifer, 3:30 – 6 pm

Friday, May 26: Teen After Hours: Board Game and Video Game Night, Evergreen, 6 – 8 pm

Friday, June 2: Teen Self Defense, Evergreen, 1 – 2:30 pm

Saturday, June 3: Teen Pride Party, Conifer, 6 – 8 pm

Sunday, June 4: Summer Challenge Kickoff Party, Evergreen, 1 – 4 pm

Saturday, June 10: Cultivate Kindness Through Comics, Evergreen, 1 – 3 pm


Local summer activities: Events and youth activities in our area over the summer include the following, listed in chronological order by start date.

May 1 - July 31: Upslope Beach Volleyball summer training, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:15 pm at The Island, 2233 S Geneva St, Aurora

May 30 through the end of June: The Venue Theatre summer experiences, Matilda JR (grades K - 6/7) and Spamalot (grades 7 - 12 and alumni)

May 30 - July 28: Evergreen Hurricanes swimming summer season (printable flier)

May 30 - September 26: Evergreen Farmers Market, 10 am - 2 pm at El Rancho (printable flier)

June 1 - July 31: Library Summer Challenge, Jefferson County Public Library

June 2 - August 11: Summer Basketball at Marshdale, 9 - 11 am for students entering 4th through 8th grades in the 2023-24 school year, contact Isaac Mooberry, 303-862-2371

June 5 - 8: Youth Soccer Camp, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm at Conifer High School (printable flier)

June 5 - 8: Volleyball Individual Skills Camp, Conifer High School

June 5 - 23: StageDoor Theatre summer programs, full-day camps in one-week sessions

June 5 - August 4: Center for the Arts Evergreen arts summer camps, half-day and full-day camps in one- and two-week sessions

July 7 - 16: Park County Fair, Fairplay

July 18 - 21: Volleyball Team Skills Camp, Conifer High School

July 29-30: Elevation Celebration, Conifer

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