Weekly Wednesday Update - September 13, 2023

Weekly Wednesday Update - September 13, 2023
Posted on 09/13/2023
Resource Showcase, Basketball, and more

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Hello, West Jeff Middle families. This is your Weekly Wednesday Update for September 13, 2023.


Upcoming Dates

September 14: PTA School Store during lunches 

September 15: hearing and vision screening

September 19: Community Mental Health Resource Showcase, 5 - 7 pm

September 22: No school, non-student contact day

September 25: PTA meeting, 6 pm at Los 3 Garcias, 25567 Conifer Road (rescheduled from September 27)

September 27: PTA meeting, 6 pm at West Jefferson Middle School


School News

PTA School Store is tomorrow, September 14 during lunches. All items cost $5 or less and the proceeds go directly to the PTA to support our school.


Our seventh grade students will have hearing and vision screenings on Friday, September 15. Students that wear glasses are asked to bring them to school that day. Families that do not want their student to be screened should complete the opt-out letter and return it to the school office.


Please join us at West Jeff Middle for our Community Mental Health Resource Showcase on Tuesday, September 19 from 5 - 7 pm. Your WJMS Mental Health Team will kick off the evening with a short presentation about individual roles supporting students and families. Following will be the first "Coffee with the Counselors" session discussing back to school anxiety and relevant strategies for families. Community partners in attendance will include Resilience 1220, Mountain Resource Center, and Conifer Counseling. Coffee and light refreshments provided. Please RSVP to help us plan for attendance. Please contact Dan Keane, [email protected], with any questions.


There will be no school on Friday, September 22 for a non-student contact day. Classes will resume as usual on Monday, September 25.


The draft minutes from yesterday's School Accountability Committee meeting are available on the school website. The next meeting will take place on Monday, October 23 at 4 pm.


The first trimester evening performances by our instrumental music students are coming up in October: band students will be performing on Wednesday, October 11 and orchestra students will be performing on Tuesday, October 17. Both concerts start at 6 pm at our school.


West Jeff Middle families are organizing Gold Crown basketball team(s) for 6th and 7th grade girls that will practice in Conifer.  If you are interested in learning more, please provide your contact information by filling out the Conifer Girls Basketball Program (6th/7th) Google Form.  Here are some important dates:

October 3rd: Open Gym 5:00-6:30 @ West Jefferson Elementary

October 3rd: Parent Meeting 6:00-6:30 @ West Jefferson Elementary

October 5th: Tryout 5:00-6:30 @ West Jefferson Elementary

Games start in December and run through mid February.


Our health room has two reminders for families:

Please refer to the How Sick is Too Sick? handout from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on when students and staff should stay home from school, work or child care. 

Please send a copy of your student's updated immunization record to the office if they have received school-required immunizations recently.


Adult 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].


PTA News

This past week, we have been called to rally and support our school during a difficult time. Thank you to our amazing community for your support, generosity and compassion. Remember, we are stronger together.


Save the Date! The West Jeff Middle School PTA  invites you to join us at our first general meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 6 pm at Los 3 Garcias, 25567 Conifer Road West Jefferson Middle School.


For information about what is happening at WJMS and to learn about events, volunteer opportunities and more going on at our school, follow the West Jeff Middle PTA page on Facebook and check out our website .


PTA for your child animationThe West Jeff Middle PTA invites you to join the PTA as a member. Membership gives you all the rights without the requirements.

Individual Membership $20

Family Membership $35

Teachers & Staff $6.25 (covers CO PTA dues)

Business sponsors for Fall 2023 are also welcome. Sponsorship includes promoting your business on our website, Facebook page and in our upcoming fundraiser.

Business Sponsorship $200


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.

Positions in Food and Nutrition Services offer a starting hourly rate of $18.40 - $26.50, depending on position and experience.


Summit Jeffco: Join us on Saturday, September 23 from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Green Mountain High School for the launch of the first-ever Summit Jeffco event! Summit Jeffco is a gathering where families can learn from district and school staff and other experts about important topics impacting students and how they can better support their student’s educational journey so they can thrive. Free registration by Friday, September 15 is strongly encouraged.


Free Dental Care Day: Evergreen Dental Group's 7th Annual Dental Day will be providing free dental work from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday, September 30. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first serve basis for one procedure per visit, including cleanings, exams, fillings, and extractions.


Jeffco Athletics Events Admission is Cashless: Jeffco Athletics has gone cashless for the 2023-2024 school year. Tickets to all sports events are $5 for adults, youth ages 7 and older, and seniors. (Youth ages 6 and younger are free.) Tickets can be purchased online or using the HomeTown Fan app. Additional savings are available by purchasing a 10, 20, or 40 punch pass! Punch passes may be used for all regular season Jeffco Athletics events; they are not usable for playoffs, invitationals, or non-Jeffco athletic events.


Jeffco Gifted and Talented Events: Jeffco Public Schools' Gifted and Talented Department is hosting the following upcoming events for Jeffco families:

September 21: Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Students, 6 - 7:30 pm via Google Meet; free registration required to receive Google Meet link

September 26: How to Effectively Advocate for Your Student, 6 - 7:30 pm at the Jeffco Ed Center, 1829 Denver West Drive, Golden; free registration strongly encouraged

October 3: Parent/Family Night Presentation with Jenny Hecht, 6 - 8 pm, additional information coming soon

October 5: How to Effectively Advocate for Your Student, 6 - 7:30 pm via Google Meet; free registration required to receive Google Meet link


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:

September 20: Sensitive Collective support group, 3:30 - 4:30 pm via Zoom

September 27: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beyond Myths & Embracing Neurodiversity, 7 - 8:30 pm  at the Resilience1220 office (32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen) with a Zoom option

September 28: Support after Suicide Loss support group, 5:30 - 7 pm, both via Zoom and in person at the Resilience1220 office (32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen)

October 10: Beyond the Rainbow, 6 - 7:30 pm, separate groups for youth and adult family members that are LGBTQ+ or allies, please RSVP to [email protected] by 10 am the day of event

October 26: Resilience1220 Benefit Concert with Dakota Blonde, 5:30 - 9 pm at The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park, 26624 N Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen


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

Saturday, September 23: Teen Dungeons & Dragons, 2 – 4 pm

Tuesday, October 10: Teen Time - Galaxy Slime, 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Saturday, October 14: Conifer Creation Station, 11 – 11:45 am

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