West Park Friday Afternoon Parent Update 1/5/2021
Greetings, WPE families and students!
We have changed things up a bit! We will be sending our Weekly Parent Update on Friday afternoons. This will allow parents time to prepare the week ahead.
I returned to school part time this week and it was so wonderful to see your children working hard, having fun, and being curious! I missed them so much. I have a huge * SHOUT OUT* to the entire WPE staff for all their work and progress in my absence, while I have been recovering from surgery. West Park is so lucky to have the Crew that we do; I am proud to be a part of this staff. Thank you all for your patience and healing thoughts during this time.
A few reminders to help your child’s day at school be as successful as possible:
*Please drop off your students by 8:00am if they should eat breakfast at school, and by 8:10 if they have eaten at home. We start classes at 8:10 and students are considered tardy who arrive after 8:10.
*School ends at 3:20. Please pick up your child after 3:20 each day. We really appreciate you waiting patiently in your car as your child will be called and will walk out to your vehicle.
*If you have any end of day changes in plans, please let the front office know by 2:30 so that we can get them the correct message in time for dismissal! 719-486-6890.
*We play outside every day! Please be sure to send your child with snow pants, jacket, hats, gloves, and boots.
*Please send your child’s device with them to school each day – it is an important part of our school supplies, and it makes your child’s day more challenging when they do not have their device.
*Good sleep is critical to your child’s success at school, just like it is critical for adults. In general, our WPE students should be in bed by 8pm. Having the SAME BEDTIME each night is very important, as children thrive with routines. Good sleep helps them stay healthy, rested, and ready to learn.
Here’s a chart to help guide recommended bedtimes:
*If you have any tech concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of the problem.
February 15 No School –President’s Day Holiday
February 19 “A Day” Students will attend school on this Friday
March 1-4 Dr. Seuss Spirit Week -more information coming soon!
March 3 ½ Day of school for students
March 3 Parent / Teacher Conferences Noon – 8 pm -more information coming soon!
March 4 ½ Day of school for students
March 4 Parent / Teacher Conferences Noon – 8 pm -more information coming soon!
March 22-26 Spring Break
Please reach out if ever you have concerns or celebrations you hope to share with me.
Kathleen Fitzsimmons and the entire WPE team!