Update from the Principal, Ms. Fitz
*The Celebration of Learning at West Park Elementary will be held on December 5, from 6:00-7:00p.m. Students will go to their classrooms and families will go to the gym. We will have headsets for simultaneous interpretation in Spanish. The evening will begin with a Community Meeting in the gym at 6:00, followed by classroom presentations in each K-2 classroom. Students are expected to remain with their classroom teacher for the entire evening. Please have your students arrive around 5:45 to set up in their classrooms.
*Please make sure your child comes to school with snow clothes so we can have fun outside: hat, snowpants, gloves, and boots! We build independence by having children get their gear on by themselves. If you are missing an item, please check our lost and found. If your child is in need of winter gear, please let their teacher or the office know!
*Does your kindergartener ride a bus? In order to keep the safety of our youngest bus riders at the forefront, we ask that all kindergarten bus riders be greeted by a designated adult at the bus stop. To ensure a safe transfer of the student, we will now be asking that the designated adult sign the child off of the bus with the bus driver. This allows an increase in the care for our kindergarten riders and assures that they are safely transferred to the designated adult at the end of each day. It is best practice to bring a photo ID in case the driver needs to confirm your identity. Joyce will send home a list of the current designated adults for your child; please update it with any other adult names and confirm all contact information. In the event no designated adult is present to sign the kindergartener off of the bus, the driver will notify Joyce LaCome (Transportation Director) who will call the listed contacts to pick up the child at a designated safe area. Feel free to reach out to Joyce LaCome, Transportation Director, with any questions or concerns at any time. Her cell phone is 719-221-1017.
* Leadville Elks Lodge 236 is holding their Hoop Shoot on Dec. 15th at the high school. Doors will open at 8:00 and the competition will begin at 9:00 am. Participants need to be 8-13 as of April 1, 2020.
*Are you interested in educational practice or games at home? Please use these links for home support for all students (students know how to log on):
Lexia Core5 Reading – supplemental reading skill practice that 1st and 2nd grade students can use at home (parent/sibling help is only needed if the apple in the corner is red!)
Kids A-Z – fun reading games which students enjoy! Books are in English and Spanish!
Starfall – free website of different educational games, and you can pay more for full access to all games.
EL Language Arts Curriculum – learn more about our Language Arts Modules which are so engaging and comprehensive
*Upcoming Important Dates:
November 25-29 No School – autumn break
December 5th Celebration of Learning 6:00-7:00 pm (students arrive by 5:45 to set up in classrooms)
December 20th Community Meeting – 8:10-8:40am Curiosity Lead by 2nd grade
December 23rd -January 6th Winter Break –no school
January 7th Return to School for Second Semester
Please let me know if you ever have any celebrations or concerns. If you’d like to chat, please set up an appointment with Lynette in the front office as she has access to my calendar and is the best way to guarantee that we get the time we want to talk.
I feel so fortunate to work with your kids each day – they are “geniuses in the making!” Thank you for sharing them with me!
Principal, West Park Elementary School
719-486-6890 (school office)
719-293-0720 (cell phone)