Welcome to Westerly Creek Elementary


Events Calendar | Specials Calendars

  • Ongoing:  Safety First, Safety Always Campaign
  • Registration Open for Kaleidoscope After School Enrichment | Session II | Classes begin week of December 1 | Registration due Nov 28
  • Nov 21:  Original Works Online Orders Due
  • Nov 23-28:  No School
  • Dec 1, Apr 17:  ECE classes not in session | ECE teacher professional development days
  • Dec 4:  Girl’s Volleyball Club Starts | 3:45 – 5:00 pm | WCE Gym
  • Dec 1 – 19:  Mid-year Interim Assessments | Literacy and Math | All Grades
  • Dec 3:  Parent Engagement Night | 5:30 – 6:30 pm | WCE Library| The Common Core Standards and How They Affect Your Child
  • April 11:  Save the Date | WCE Auction

Security Badges Must be Returned!  Parents, volunteers, and visitors please check for school security badges that you may have inadvertently worn home.  These badges must be returned to the Westerly Creek Elementary office immediately.  Thank you.


Lost and Found:  The Lost and Found area on the West end of the building is overrun with items.  Please claim what is yours otherwise all items will be donated.


Safety First, Safety Always Campaign!  Beginning October 27th, the school Safety Committee will be engaging in a new campaign called Safety First, Safety Always. It will tie in many safety initiatives for students and families including safety around the Kiss and Go, Halloween, Internet Safety, home safety awareness, and more!  The campaign has been embraced by DPS senior leadership, the Facilities Safety Department, and local municipality services.  On November 5th, at the CREEK Kid Assembly, students will be shown a safety video, produced in-house, to generate excitement about engaging in personal safety.   Please join us in our efforts so we can all enjoy a safe educational environment and community.


Direct Giving Parties |  What is direct giving?  The budget DPS provides our school is short about $250 per student in meeting the educational needs of our children.  So, each fall Direct Giving is how we close the funding gap.  In order to do so, each family at WCE would need to make an annual donation of $250 for each of their children that attends WCE. Since we know every family cannot make that kind of contribution, the Direct Giving drive is how the school and PTA raises those funds.  So join us at direct giving parties or make your donation on-line (you can make a one-time gift, or set an amount to be drawn monthly from your account)!  Stay tuned for details and for additional dates of Direct Giving parties hosted by our wonderful WCE families.


Girl’s Volleyball Club registration is open now through Dec 4!  Coach Ken will host this 8 week program, which will be coached by Ms. Allison, who is a half-time PE teacher at WCE and middle school/high school volleyball coach as well as by Coach Loni, a former collegiate volleyball player and coach for middle school and college players.  Sign up sheet is outside of the gym.  Call (720.353.0554) or email Coach Ken if you have questions.  Payment must be received before your student can start the program. Cash, Checks, and Money Orders are accepted made payable to Young N Active (YnA) or Kenneth Barber.


Restaurant Nights are here! Each year the PTA partners with local restaurants to raise money for our school. When you dine at the designated restaurant during the scheduled hours and date and a percentage of what you spend will come back to WCE.  So, take a night off from cooking, meet up with other families, and help WCE raise funds for our school!

November 17 – Noodles & Co. | Stapleton Location | 4-8 pm


Picture Day Retakes Updates | Pictures have all been taken at WCE.  If you didn’t submit payment at the time of your child’s photo, you must contact Dorian Studios to make payment and place your order (1-800-826-3535.  Payments will NOT be accepted at the school.  There will also be an in-studio retake day at Dorian Studios on Dec. 2 from 3 – 5:30 pm. No appointment necessary.   Their studio is located at 7334 S. Alton Way, Suite 14F, Centennial, CO 80112.  


Interim Assessments |  District interim assessments in literacy and math take place three times a year.  Your child’s teacher(s) will be administering these assessments, which take place in October, in December, and at the end of the year in late April/May (separate from CMAS, formerly called TCAP). During this time each class will administer two literacy (one reading and one writing) and/or one to two math assessments, depending on the grade.   The information gathered helps inform instruction in the classrooms and is an additional data point that provides information to teachers about student progress. Please help us by ensuring your child doesn’t have appointments scheduled, gets adequate sleep, has a good breakfast, and is on time and ready to go on assessment days.


Parent Engagement Nights have begun!  Our next PEN will take place on December 3rd, 5:30-6:30 pm in the WCE Library.  Coordinated by two fabulous WCE teachers, America Bateman and Alicia Fajohn, these educational sessions are dedicated to providing parents with tips and tools to enhance their child’s success in school and at home.  Food and childcare will be provided.

If you would like to recommend topics most important to parents, please submit your ideas via the Parent Engagement Night Survey.


Restaurant Nights are here! Thanks to our families that attended the Mici’s Restaurant Night in September!  Your dining dollars enabled WCE to earn $564 from the total WCE sales that night!  Each year the PTA partners with local restaurants to raise money for our school. When you dine at the designated restaurant during the scheduled hours and date, a percentage of what you spend will come back to WCE.  So, take a night off from cooking, meet up with other families, and help WCE raise funds for our school!


WCE Lost and Found has moved …to the West end of the school on the first floor under the stairwell.  Please check the Lost and Found often if your child loses/misplaces any personal items.  Each month, unclaimed items will be donated.  For easy identification, please make sure all clothing and personal items are marked with your child’s name.


3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Gifted & Talented Expos! Courtesy of Mrs. Hertzfeldt and Mrs. Cirkus, enjoy this Westerly Creek Production in association with iMovie: 5th Grade GT Expo | 3rd & 4th GT Expos | GT Blog | GT Info | We are so proud! Enjoy!!


Sign up to Receive FACE Monthly Newsletter: The Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) sends out a monthly newsletter to teachers, parents, families and community members with information about community meetings, events and other resources. We encourage you to sign up to receive these newsletters.


Translated DPS Information for Parents Available Online: A variety of information is available online in seven languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Amharic and Nepali. To access this translated information visit  http://communications.dpsk12.org/languages/index.html, then choose your preferred language in the right-hand navigation. We hope this resource is useful to our WCE families!


Parents & Guardians in the Classroom: While parents and guardians are welcome to visit and volunteer in our classrooms, prior arrangements are required. Please arrange these times in advance with the front office administration and/or your child’s teacher. If you have any questions about this policy you may call the front office at 720-424-3160.


All Guests Must Sign In: During school hours, ALL visitors and volunteers must enter through the main entrance on 28th Ave & Akron St to check in with the front office staff, AND wear the appropriate visitors badge visible at all times, then check out and exit through the main entrance doors. Please do not enter or exit the building through any other door. Thanks for your continued cooperation.


Safety and Parking Matters! Drop off and pick up times are very congested and busy at Westerly Creek.  To reduce problems and increase safety, please consider the following:

  • If you drive your children to and from school, consider parking 1-2 blocks away. The walk will be good for you!
  • NO CELL PHONE USE IN SCHOOL ZONES
  • REMEMBER the speed limit is 20 MPH in school zones. Slower would be better!
  • Please keep the Kiss and Go lanes on the north, east and west sides moving. Those lanes are for dropping children off only and are not parking spots.
  • Don’t park too closely to stop signs, crosswalks, or fire hydrants, and pay close attention to NO PARKING signs.
  • No parking in the WEST parking lot. This lot is for staff only. DO NOT PULL INTO THE LOT FOR ANY REASON.
  • Do not attempt to make three point or U-turns in the streets surrounding the schools.  The streets are too congested and students could get hurt.
  • Be considerate of the Auction Winner reserved spaces in the West and East parking lots. They are reserved 15 minutes before and after the morning and afternoon bells for the four families who won them at the auction. Feeling jealous? Don’t worry, they will be up for bid again in the spring for the 2015-2016 school year!

Help Us Help You | Important Requests from WCE Administration

  • Minimizing Classroom Interruptions is Essential
  • Please Wait for the 3:45pm Dismissal Bell
  • DPS Intercom Door Policies and Procedures

…read on for details


Child Safety at WCE – Reminder: As outlined in the WCE parent handbook, every adult that enters the school grounds and building must first sign in and wear a visitor’s badge at all times. This applies to volunteers, visitors, parents dropping off school work, etc.

In addition, adults picking up a student early must be authorized in our system and show a valid picture ID. No exceptions. Enter only at the east entrance on Akron Street. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

 

 

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