Werner Weekly Update

Dear Werner Community,
Down below are your updates for this week.  We hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy your time with family.
-Werner Office

Werner School Calendar: https://wer.psdschools.org/calendar

COMING UP

October

10/16  5th Grade ECO Trip

10/18  No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/19  No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences

10/31  Halloween Parade @ 2:00 p.m. (parties follow)

November

11/7    Donuts with Dad (Last Name A-L)

11/8    Donuts with Dad (Last Name M-Z)

11/8    PTA Meeting, Media Center, 3:45 p.m.

11/9    End of 1st Trimester

11/12  No School-Staff Work Day

11/15  3rd & 4th Grade Music Program, Timberline Church, 6:30 p.m.

11/21  No School-Thanksgiving Break

REMINDER: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ON THURSDAY & FRIDAY (OCT. 18 & 19)

CANS AROUND THE OVAL

We are finishing off this coming week and all food will be boxed up on Monday.  Thanks for your support of our community with this.  We will be announcing the results when we have them.

WERNER DINES OUT- MONDAY, OCT. 15 @ URBAN BRICKS PIZZA

Come with the family and enjoy some great food this Monday!  Green flyers were sent       home in Friday Folders with more information.

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

Each fall and spring, there are days scheduled for parent conferences on the school calendar.  At Werner we have built in more flexibility. You can expect to conference with  your child’s teacher at least once during the first trimester and again in the spring by phone or in person.

As we enter October, we would encourage you to attend your child’s parent/teacher conference. These conferences are important opportunities to discuss how your child is doing and communication is vital to the success of all our students. Please ask questions and show your support by making this time a priority. Days have been set aside by the district on October 18th and 19th for conferences.  If you have any questions regarding conferences, please ask your child’s teacher.

Communication is never limited to one or two meetings. Anytime a concern arises, or if there is information to be shared, please call for an appointment with the teacher, school counselor, or principal. Please do not expect to conference on a drop-in basis with your teacher. Teachers’ days operate on a very tight schedule.  They will be better able to help you if they have time to gather information and sit down for a meaningful block of time.

ATTENDANCE UPDATE

Our goal is to have a yearly average attendance rate of 95% or better. In order to achieve this, students should not miss more than eight days per school year. We certainly would like students to strive for the best possible attendance rate. Parents need to call each morning when their child is absent or tardy. This can be done by leaving a message on the 24 hours attendance line, 488-5551. To ensure the safety of your child, the office will contact your home, cell or place of business if we have not received notice of your child’s absence. Reporting an absence only to your child’s teacher is not sufficient as this information does not always get passed on to the office.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT WERNER

If your student is interested in chess, foreign language, or yoga, there are fliers available on the community table by the office.  These programs are offered after school here at Werner by outside vendors. 

HALLOWEEN PARADE AND PARTIES

Our annual Halloween Parade will begin around 2:00 p.m. on October 31.  Please note the day change this year as we have been having parties on the Friday before in the last few years.  Parents are invited to view the parade out on the playground or in the gymnasium. Parties will begin in each room after the parade is over.

Halloween is a great opportunity for dressing up in costumes that are creative and fun.  We ask that you help your students plan for costumes that are not scary (e.g. zombies, vampires, etc.) and that do not use pretend weapons of any kind.  Guns, knives, nun-chucks, bows/arrows, etc. will not be permitted.  Students are okay with wearing facemasks, but we ask that parents not wear any facemasks for security purposes. 

Please check the weather forecast before coming to school with their costume.