SlyReply for Student Led Conferences

Families,

Here is the link to sign up for student-led conferences this Thursday evening. Please sign up for a time slot. 

http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/1s62qesdw2j5/


Nearing the End!

Hi Families,

It's hard to believe we have 9 1/2 days left in the school year! Here are few things coming up that you need to know about. 

Student-led Conferences:
Next Thursday, May 26th 4:15-6:00.  Remember, these are not one-on-one conferences and your child will be showing you what he/she has learned this year in first grade. I will be milling around the classroom to listen in and answer any questions or clarify things you might be unclear about. 
I will set up a SlyReply for you to sign up--there will be about 4-5 slots per time allotted.

Book it to the Creek:
We have begun our annual reading fundraiser and your child brought home the information yesterday. Send in those bright orange participation slips if your child is going to set a summer reading goal and raising money for our incredible school!  

Denver Museum of Nature and Science and IMAX:
Wednesday, June 1st. Permission slips are coming home today. Please fill it out and send back as soon as possible. If you would like to chaperone you must check the box on the form and return with your $6--this is for the IMAX movie. Please note that you are in charge of a small group of students so, please, no siblings. 

Kiddos will need a lunch and drink packed in a disposable bag. 

End of the Year Picnic:
We will celebrate the end of the year with a picnic at Central Park on Thursday, June 2nd. We will walk over after Specials and spend the day enjoying the sun. Kids should have a good layer of sunscreen slathered on and be dressed for play! They should also pack a lunch and bring a water bottle. If anyone has a wagon to donate so we can use it to hold our lunches and supplies, please send me a message. 

Summer Birthdays: 
If your child has a summer birthday and you would like to celebrate it, let me know. We can set up a time sometime at the end of next week or the last week of school to celebrate! 

Last Day of School:
Wow! I get a little teary-eyed just thinking about the incredible growth in your children this year. I'll get more into this in a later update. 
The last day of school is June 3rd and it is a half day. The kids will begin bringing home supplies the last week of school. 

Finally,
NO MORE HOMEWORK! However, your child should still be doing LOTS of reading. 

I'll update more tomorrow with First Grade Dance pictures, Field Day and more!



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.