West Park Weekly Parent Update 11/1/2020
Thank you for attending our virtual Fall conferences. We really enjoyed connecting about your marvelous children!
*Second Day Project Dream Programming updates: We have just finished a successful second week of 2nd Day Programming at Pitts! Crew leaders are focusing on establishing classroom routines and building relationships with their new “crews.” As there are more academic expectations for this version of the second day programming, the goal is for it to look more like a traditional school day. As such we are asking that students follow the expectations that they would at WPE. Specifically, please make sure your student is leaving all toys and stuffed animals at home. If a student brings a stuffed animal or toy, they will be asked to keep it in his/her backpack. If they refuse to do so, the crew leader will hold on to the item until the end of the day, when they will send it home with students. Thank you for your help in maintaining clear expectations and helping our 2nd day programming to run as smoothly as possible! – from Taylor Rapke, Site Supervisor
*If you have any questions about the WPE-Pitts Project Dream program, please call Taylor Rapke at 719-293-5363, the Project Dream site supervisor or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*We hosted our October Community Meeting which focused on Collaboration – watch it here! It is a wonderful virtual community meeting compiled by Mr. Stenzel.
*If you have any extra kids’ clothes – specifically, boy’s clothes in sizes 4-8 – we could use them in our main office for when our students need a change of clothes. We appreciate pants, socks, underwear and shirts. Thank you in advance!
*Due to safety precautions, we ask that only staff and students come inside the building. If you need to pick up your child early, please call the school office ahead of time so we can have your child ready to send out to you! 719 486 6890.
· To excuse a student absence, you can continue to call the WPE office at 719-486-6890.
· For all transportation changes, please call the WPE office before 2:30 at 719-486-6890. We will get your student a gold note for the change.
· If you have any questions about bussing – especially after 4:00pm- please call Joyce LaCome at 719-221-1017. She is the expert on bus routes and the manager of the bus drivers.
Want to read a story with me? Please go to our WPE Bedtime Stories Facebook page! You may recognize some of your favorite Lake County people reading their favorite children’s book!
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 J):
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!)
RAZ 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.
DreamBox –DreamBox is a K-8 digital math program which we use for extra practice in mathematics.
Please reach out if ever you have concerns or celebrations you hope to share with me!
With gratitude for the trust you place in us to educate your children,
Kathleen Fitzsimmons, Principal
West Park Elementary
130 West 12th Street
Leadville, CO 80461
719-486-6890 (school phone)https://www.lakecountyschools.net/westpark/