WPE Parent Weekly Update 5/3/2020
Greetings, WPE Families!
We hope you receive this email well and are safe and healthy. The weather finally feels like a beautiful springtime!
*This week’s at-home learning packets are still available 24-hours under the LCIS awning, to be as convenient as possible. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you have ANY questions or if you haven’t been able to get at-home learning activity packets. The younger your child is, the more guidance and structure they will need to be successful. Please break work into small time-chunks, follow a predictable schedule and celebrate successes! At-home learning is new for us all, and so please know that the two most important things you can do with your children are: read to/with and talk with your child as much as possible!
*Final Packet Pick Up and Student Belonging Distribution:
On Monday, May 11 from 8:00am-4:00pm and Tuesday May 12 from 3:00pm-7:00pm we will host our final packet/belonging pick up at West Park (not at LCIS). At this time we plan to distribute: the last two weeks of at-home learning activities, the remaining spring pictures, student art pieces, yearbooks, and student belongings that were left at the hook spots. We have ordered extra yearbooks if you wish to still purchase one (please bring a check for $25). You may also return WPE library books and public library books at this time! Currently, our staff is gathering up your child’s belongings and preparing them for you to take home. These items will be in a larger bag to keep everything together. If you are missing a clothing item, we may have it in our lost and found – please let your crew teacher know! We will have the larger lost and found items out for you on the outside of the school building.
Distribution for these days will follow a similar structure as we followed at LCIS: parents will enter the WPE drop off lane from 12th Street, drive up to the cone at the front entrance, remain in their vehicles and tell the WPE staff member their child’s name and grade level. A staff member will bring your child’s items to you. The next stop is for art items that will be delivered to you at the western walkway. Please only plan to get out of your vehicle if you want to look at the lost and found items and remember to follow social distancing recommendations. All staff members will practice social distancing and wear a mask, to keep everyone safe!
Because we are offering two pick-up sessions with extended hours on Tuesday, we are asking that all families make a plan to come and pick up their child’s belongings at this time. If you are currently under a medical quarantine or do not have a way to get into town, please let your crew teacher know and we can develop a plan to get you your child’s belongings. We can also make appointments for later in the week, if you are not in town on these distribution days. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing all families on May 11th and 12th!
We will be mailing report cards home the week of May 18th. These reports will reflect student progress through March 13, 2020. If your mailing address has changed since registration, please leave a message with the WPE office at 719-486-6890.
We are also planning our orientation activities for our rising 3rd graders to feel as comfortable as possible with the exciting transition ahead! The LCIS staff is creating a fun orientation video that will be posted on our website by the end of May to help decrease the “new school” worries.
*Lake County Build a Generation has also provided a form you can fill out if you are seeking volunteer opportunities or additional support. You can find these on their website at http://lcbag.org/
*Please reach out if we can help with anything during this challenging time. Christy Trujillo (719-427-0105) and Amber Borcyk (719-293-1751) are more than happy to help you navigate these changing times and situations!
*Let’s build our WPE crew spirit during our time at home by sharing photos each week!
We will do our best to post as many photos as possible on the LCSD Facebook page, please email your submissions to Mr. Stenzel at firstname.lastname@example.org If submitting a drawing, please take a photo of the picture and email it to Mr. Stenzel. May 4 – May 8: Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – Draw a picture or dress up as your favorite teacher or staff member and tell us why they are important to you.
*Resources for families:
WPE Bedtime stories – please search and “like” this fun Facebook page featuring some of our favorite staff members reading books. I’m trying to upload videos more frequently since we don’t get to spend time together!
Lexia Core5 Reading – supplemental reading skill practice that Kinder, 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!
Engage NY Math Curriculum – click on the grade level from the Math column to see our math curriculum. You can also click on “Parents and Families” from the top menu for parent resource packets and helpful videos.
DreamBox – we have been given complimentary DreamBox Learning subscriptions for our students through the end of June. DreamBox is a K-8 digital math program. This is optional for your children, and you we hope you find it engaging if you choose to access it! We hope you share in our excitement about this program – please see the attached letter for how to log in. A copy of the letter is also in this week’s packet.
*Lake County SBHC will re-open on Tuesday, May 5th! The SBHC will be open 1 day/week (Tuesdays) from 8am-5pm for well visits (Well Child Checks, immunizations, sports physicals, reproductive health, injuries). Telehealth/virtual appointments will be offered for sick visits, including potential COVID-19.
Behavioral health appointments are available via telehealth or in person at our main Summit Community Care Clinic in Frisco. SCCC will honor your student’s SBHC enrollment and pricing at the main clinic through August 31, 2020.
For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call the Summit Community Care Clinic (your SBHC sponsor) at 970-668-4040, or 719-486-6981 on Tuesdays when the SBHC is open. Please reach out to the Care Clinic if you need support during this difficult time. We are here for you!
*Colorado Mountain College is now offering free resources and tutoring.
Click on the link for more information: https://colomtn.me/tutor
Tutors are now available-in English and Spanish- for everyone in our community, including k-12 students and families. Use the Community Support and Apoya Comunitario tabs.
On the same page, Elementary Resources and High School Resources have links to all kinds of resources from the CMC databases that are now free for public use.
*If you haven’t yet had a chance to fill out the 2020 Census, please do so here! It is super important that everyone completes the Census for their household. 2020 US Census
*Lake County Build a Generation has also provided a form you can fill out if
you are seeking volunteer opportunities or additional support. You can find
these on their website at http://lcbag.org/
Lake County Public Health Agency, Office of Emergency Management, Wraparound, and Solvista Health have partnered to establish a “pulse” survey to monitor where our community is in dealing with all that is happening right now. The link bit.ly/LakeSolvista takes you directly to the survey; it can be toggled to Spanish from that landing page. It takes about 3 minutes to complete, is anonymous, and informs how Solvista and other agencies respond to our local community emotional health vibe. Solvista will use themes from this survey to provide more targeted health information and customize messaging and resources in response to how Lake County respondents are feeling.
These messages/resources will be shared out across the Lake County community on a weekly basis throughout the COVID-19 situation and recovery period, as appropriate.
Solvista professional staff also monitor the survey responses to assess need for crisis services.
The survey can be completed more than once by a respondent, as their feelings/attitudes shift over time.
May 11, 2020: At-Home Learning Packets Pick Up for grades K-2 @ WPE 8 am – 4 pm
May 12th, 2020: At-Home Learning Packets Pick Up for grades K-2 @ from 3pm – 7pm.
*All student items, including art projects and items left at hook spots, will be dispersed at this time.
Please give your children hugs and smiles from all of us at WPE! We miss them so much! Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns at all! 719-486-6890.
Kathleen Fitzsimmons, Principal
West Park Elementary
130 West 12th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-6890 (school phone)