Tuesday PJ Day


PJ Party at School? Yes, Please!

May 3 is Denver's 11th Annual PJ Day, when students, educators and community members across our city wear their pajamas all day to raise funds and awareness for Denver's Road Home, the city program to address homelessness. Many schools in DPS will be participating, and Mayor Michael B. Hancock will join in at North High School.

YES! Your child can wear PJs tomorrow to support this great cause! 

Update

Families,

We are coming up on the last 6--no, the last 5 weeks of school. We have a very busy time ahead of us. 
Some important dates and events are:

Field Day Lunch Preference sheet went home yesterday. These slips are due back by Monday, May 2nd.  If I don't receive a slip from your child then I will mark them down as bringing a lunch from home for Filed Day. 

Mothers Day Tea--Friday, May 6th at 2:45 in our classroom. This is a fun celebration honoring you, Moms! Please make sure you bring a teacup for you and your child. If you are unable to attend, I will have cups for the kids. 

Spelling Bee--Friday, May 6th at 12:40.  The four students representing our class are Annabelle, Rose, Jem , and Gela. For grades 1-3 the format is class versus class, not an elimination. 

Field Day is scheduled for May 13th. Primary grades typically have their events in the morning. More information will come home as we receive it. 

Denver Museum of Nature and Science Field Trip--Wednesday, June 1st all first grade classes will be going to the museum and to see and IMAX movie. If you would like to chaperone, please let me know. The cost for chaperones is $6--remember no siblings as you are in charge of a small group of kids.

Finally, with the end of the year rapidly approaching student behaviors tend to get a bit out of hand. It's important to remind your kiddos (and I will as well) of staying on task and making positive choices. Mrs. B and I have noticed lots of tools and manipulatives missing from each of our classes. If you happen to notice your child bringing home things that might look like they are school materials please let us know. I am on the lookout for two Beanie Baby animals--a crab and sea otter, that we use in our class. 

Have a great weekend and stay warm! Someday spring will actually decide to arrive.


A Few Things

Autism Awareness Event | Wear Blue - Apr. 22

April is Autism Awareness month and Westerly Creek will be celebrating on Friday, April 22, 2016.  On this day we ask all students, staff and community members to wear blue in support of Autism Awareness.  In addition, we will be holding our 3rd Annual Westerly Creek Autism Walk that day at 2:45.  Students will walk as a grade level around the perimeter of the school.  At the conclusion of the walk the students will be given a blue ribbon to tie on the playground fence to show support.  A donation of $1.00 per walker will be accepted.  Donations will be used to purchase additional educational technology for the autism classrooms.  WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!



Also, if you have not turned in your School Satisfaction Survey please do so by tomorrow. If you have turned it in to the office, let me know so I can cross your name off my list. Thanks!

Taking 2015-16 Yearbook Orders 
Even if you missed the early bird discount deadline you didn't miss out on getting a yearbook! Cost is $30.
Enjoy memories of this school year with your own copy of the full-color Westerly Creek Yearbook, which will showcase the ECE-5th grade students, staff, events, and activities from the 2015 - 2016 school year!  

All yearbooks will be delivered to student's homeroom teachers in May 2016 and will include an autograph page, so consider buying one for each child you have at Westerly Creek. If you would like to place your order online please visit: 



One of our last field trips of the year will be to the Museum of Nature and Science on June 1st from 9AM-2PM. Please let me know by next Friday, April 29th if you would like to chaperone. There is a small fee for chaperones (for the IMAX movie)--I'll double check on that, but I believe it's $6. If you weren't able to make our zoo field trip perhaps you can make this one. Remember, no siblings as you will be in charge of a small group of students and attending an IMAX movie. Thanks!


We Weathered the Weather!

We had a great time at the zoo today, and the icing on the cake was having the zoo nearly all to ourselves! It was a treat being able to see all the animals, not having to fight the crowds to see, and not having heat exhausted kiddos! While it was a smidgen chilly at times, we were able to warm up at the indoor exhibits. 
Many thanks to our chaperones for joining us! If any of you have pictures from today I'd love to post them in addition to those that follow.
If you weren't able to join us for the zoo our next field trip will be the the first week in June when we visit the Museum of Nature and Science and IMAX. 

















Zoo Field Trip

What a wacky wintery weekend we've had! The first grade team has been keeping fingers crossed for the weather to clear up in time for our field trip to the zoo tomorrow. Since it looks as though the storm is on its way out, our field trip is still on!
Your child should wear a warm coat and winter/rain boots--dressing in layers would be helpful if it begins to warm up. Also, they should bring their backpack packed with their lunch, drink, and snack. Please make sure there is nothing else in their backpack so they may put their jackets in there if it warms up. 
We will depart from the school shortly after 9 so it's important to be at school on time. We will return by 2 PM. 
Finally, do not send money with your child as there will be no extra purchasing of snacks or gift shop items. 
See you all tomorrow!



Performance

Families,

In case you missed the update about the performance, it has been rescheduled for this Thursday. Kiddos should be at school and meet in the Drama room by 5:45. The performance begins at 6. 
Specials teachers are asking that students wear all dark colors--preferably all black or dark blue. 


The first grade classes will be going on a field trip to the Denver Zoo on Monday, April 18th. Permission slips and chaperone requests will go home on Thursday. 


Monday, April 11th is a Planning Day which means no school for the kids.