WESTERLY CREEK PTA

Westerly Creek Elementary
8800 East 28th Avenue | Denver, CO 80238
Front Office:  720-424-3160    
Attendance Line:  720-424-3168
Fax: 720-424-3185


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Contact us at: info@westerlycreekpta.com
 8800 E. 28th Avenue Denver, CO 80238
 
Phone: 303-322-5877    Fax: 720-424-3163  Attendance: 720-424-3168
 
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  • ** UPCOMING EVENTS **
    • NOW AVAILABLE: The HOWL Newsletter - Spring 2015 edition
    • SIGN UP NOW: Coach Ken's Young N Active Summer Camps
    • April 11: WCE AUCTION | 6:00-10:30 pm | Grand Hyatt Denver
    • Apr 13: NO SCHOOL
    • Apr 14-16: CMAS Social Studies Testing | 4th | 9:15-11:30 am
    • Apr 14-16: CMAS Science Testing | 5th | 12--2:30 pm
    • Apr 15: Dress Rehearsal | Primary Variety Show | 5-6 pm
    • Apr 16: CREEK Kids Video Production | 8 am | Music Room
    • Apr 16: Primary WCE Variety Show | 6:30-7:30 pm | Cafeteria
    • Apr 17: NO ECE CLASSES| ECE professional development day
    • Apr 22: Dress Rehearsal | Intermediate Variety Show | 5-6 pm
    • Apr 23: Intermediate WCE Variety Show | 6:30-7:30 pm | Cafeteria
    • Apr 24: Colorado Springs Children's Chorale | 10-11 am | Cafeteria
    • Apr 27-May 22: CMAS PARCC Literacy and Math End of Year Testing | 3rd-5th Grades
    • Apr 27-May 9: End of Year Interims District Testing | ALL Grades 
    • May 5: 4th Grade Field Trip | 9:30--2:30 pm | Adams Mystery Playhouse 
    • May 6: DPS Honor Choir Performance
    • May 13: First Grade Field Trip | 9:15--2:00 pm | Denver Zoo
    • May 13: Envision Expo | 5th Grade GT students | 5-6 pm
    • May 14: Envision Expo | 3rd Grade GT students | 5-6 pm
    • May 15:  5th Grade Assessment Beyond the Common Core: Visual Arts | in the AM
    • May 15:  Field Day | Primary Grades in the AM | Intermediate Grades in the PM
    • May 18:  Assessment Beyond the Common Core:  Music | 2nd Grade | Written component
    • May 18:  Assessment Beyond the Common Core:  Visual Arts | 4th Grade | During Specials
    • May 18:  Envision Expo | 4th Grade GT students | 5-6 pm | Library
    • May 19:  Assessment Beyond the Common Core:  Music | 2nd Grade | Performance Component
    • May 20: 2nd Grade Field Trip | 9:30--1:30 pm | Denver Botanic Gardens
    • May 21: 3rd Grade "Night of the Notables" Performance | 6 pm | Throughout School
    WESTERLY CREEK USES GOOGLE CALENDAR. DO YOU? If so, you can stay up to date on all school activities. Just
    add the Westerly Creek Calendar to your personal calendar. You should also Like Us on Facebook to stay up to date on school events.

  • WHAT IS DIRECT GIVING?
    Direct Giving is one of the most important ways the PTA makes a difference at our school. The money raised during this fundraising campaign is a large part of the PTA's grant to the school each year, helping "fund the gap" between the funds received from DPS and the money the school receives from the school district and the amount of money we need to operate our budget. This money keeps paraprofessionals in the classrooms, interventionists in the school, provides the school with updated technology in all of the classrooms, and much more!

    IT'S EASY:  Attend an upcoming direct giving event OR donate online here via a one-time donation or arrange for monthly payments (auto-pay).  

    AUCTION | APRIL 11, 2015 | GRAND HYATT DENVER

    This year’s auction -- “Black & White, But Bring Your Green" -- is our biggest FUNdraiser of the year because ALL the money raised comes back to WCE in the form of the annual grant that funds our Specials Program. So leave the kids at home, don your best black & white attire and support our amazing school with your generous giving spirit on Saturday, April 11th from 6:00--10:30 pm at the Grand Hyatt Denver downtown. Go to our auction page for more details.


    Purchase your tickets!  $40/person now | $50/person at the door
     
    LIVE AUCTION DETAILS:  Want a sneak peak at tomorrow night's live auction? CLICK HERE for a PDF of what you can bid on.

    ONLINE BIDDING DETAILS:
     Can't make it to the auction in person?  No worries!  You can still bid on items from your phone starting April 11 at 5:00 pm.  Just click here for PDF of directions.


    MAKE A NIGHT OF IT!! We've reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate in the Grand Hyatt Denver. Click here to reserve a room.



    *** PTA NEWS ***

    THE HOWL | Spring 2015 Edition | A Fresh Take
    Have you seen it? The Spring edition of The HOWL has arrived and it is amazing! Not only does it have 50 pages of great information for WCE families, it highlights some local businesses that are helping to support our school.  Check it out here.  

    ** A HUGE THANK YOU  to Jen Borre for her creative vision and hard work to make this "fresh approach" the The Howl a reality!!


    NEW PTA BOARD MEMBERS | 2015-16 School Year

    We are excited to announce the new PTA board that was elected at the March 10th General Meeting:
    • President: Maggie Broadrick
    • Vice-President: Carla Salva Lewis
    • Treasurer: Justin Ross
    • Membership: Rita Bachman
    • Staff Support (Co-Chair): Stacy Mejak
    • Staff Support (Co-Chair): Kim Roecker
    • Communications (Co-Chair): Christi Smith
    • Communications (Co-Chair): Wendy Barclay
    • Fundraising (Co-Chairs): Mark & Jen Borre
    • Secretary: Shannon Long
    This new board is EXCITED and has great ideas for Westerly Creek, so stay tuned for more details on their plans for the 2015-2016 school year. And check the Summer Edition of The HOWL for their contact information and available PTA positions.  

    If you are interested in being part of our new PTA community, please reach out here via email. We would be thrilled to include you in our fresh start!


    NEW TO WCE: MILK CAPS FOR MOOOLA 
    Earn FREE MONEY for Westerly Creek!  Our school is now participating in Longmont Dairy's Milk Caps for Mooola program, which helps earn money for our school and students. Longmont Dairy milk caps are worth $0.05 each and are redeemable for cash. Here's how you can help:
    • Drink Longmont Dairy milk.  Eligible cap products include: Milk (regular, chocolate & strawberry), Half & Half, Whipping Cream, Orange Juice, Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, and Classic or Cinnamon Eggnog.
    • Save the bottle caps. Save as many as you can - from your bottles, or collect them from your family and neighbors.
    • Bring your bottle caps to school. Put them in the collection box located near the school office, next to the Box Top collection box.
    Contact Rosemary Jackson with any questions.

    KING SOOPERS GROCERY CARD
    Our King Soopers program is the easiest way to raise money for our school. The WCE King Soopers grocery card remains active as long as you regularly load it. WCE earns money on every reload - 5% in fact, and you can reload up to $500 at a time. To get a King Soopers Grocery Card tagged to WCE just join the PTA and it's included in your membership, or purchase one for face value of $5 from the PTA. You can give them as gifts too! For more information on the King Soopers Grocery Card program visit the PTA website fundraising page or contact Rosemary Jackson.

    WANTED: Volunteers for Kiss-and-Go 
    We are looking for committee members and volunteers to help with the Kiss-and-Go program.  If interested, please contact Maggie Broadrick.


    ** SCHOOL & DISTRICT NEWS **

    CMAS SOCIAL STUDIES & SCIENCE ASSESSMENTS | APRIL 14-17 | 4TH & 5TH GRADES
    Fourth graders will be taking the CMAS Social Studies assessments and Fifth graders will be taking the CMAS Science assessments starting April 14.  There are three units for each of these tests, meaning students have an assessment scheduled once per day for three days (schedules will be posted on the school calendar).  It’s imperative that your child is present for testing, as these tests must be taken in sequential order.  Students who miss tests will have the opportunity to take a make-up but it will result in additional lost instruction time.  Please avoid scheduling appointments or trips out of town on assessment days.  Once a test is underway, we cannot admit a late student or dismiss a student from the test session. 

    GIFTED & TALENTED IDENTIFICATION | BEGINS APRIL 17
    Beginning April 17th, all 2nd and 4th grade students will be screened for gifted and talented identification using the NNAT2, a normed, nonverbal test for general intellectual ability. The NNAT2 takes approximately 30 minutes and will be administered during the students’ technology time. Fourth graders will not take this test on the same day as the mandated state testing. Questions regarding this testing should be directed to Katie Yeager, the GT representative. Her email is katherine_yeager@dpsk12.org.
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    EVERY FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY!
    Every Friday, starting on March 6th, all students are welcome to participate in Spirit Day Friday! Students who would like to participate need to wear their WCE spirit wear (aka the colored field day shirts or any WCE shirts they own) or a TON of the color of their grade. The class with the most spirit in grades K-2 and 3-5 (based on a percentage of total participation per class) will be announced during the CREEK Kid announcements on Friday afternoon and earn Minnie Winnie (a 16 inch stuffed wolf) for the whole week! At the end of the year the class that shows the most school spirit throughout the year (the class who got to spend the most time with Minnie Winnie) will earn a classroom pizza party! 

    Westerly Creek is the BEST!  Let's show some SCHOOL SPIRIT and have fun doing it.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stromberg (2nd Grade Teacher).