Dec
17

WWE PTSA & Missoula Children’s Theatre present Blackbeard the Pirate

WWE PTSA is proud to announce the return of Missoula Children’s Theatre and their student production to WWE.  This year’s production is Blackbeard the Pirate!

Auditions: Monday, February 2, 2015 from 3:00-5:00pm in the gym!
Students in grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade wishing to audition must arrive by the scheduled starting time and stay for the entire two-hour session.  This is a group audition – no advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts.  Students should just be ready to come and have a good time!  There is no guarantee that everyone who auditions will be cast in the play.

Rehearsals: Monday, February 2, 2015 – Friday, February 6, 2015, time determined by role in production, held at WWE
The first rehearsal begins approximately 15-30 minutes after the audition for a few select parts.  While not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role.

Performances: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 3:00pm and 5:00pm
The performances will be presented at West Woods Elementary School.  The students in the cast will be called for dress rehearsal in the morning on Saturday February 7, 2015.  All those cast must be available the rehearsal AND both scheduled performances.

We realize that the children may have other after-school commitments, however, this is a once a year opportunity!  This is a truly amazing program and experience.  If your child is interested, we suggest you consider the possibility of missing a week of the other activity.  Rehearsal schedules for the week are distributed on Monday, immediately following the audition so you have the ability to identify any potential conflicts for the week at that time.

What is the play about?
Blackbeard the Pirate is an original adaptation with a twist on the classic story we all know and love! What starts as a lazy day at the beach quickly turns into mystery and adventure when the search for Blackbeard’s treasure begins! Grab some sunscreen, come on down to the beach, and get ready to solve the mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate!

Questions?
Contact Stacey Pina at staceyp1@gmail.com

Please return the audition registration form for each student who would like to audition.  Forms can be returned via Friday Folders or to the school office.

Dec
16

Skate City Spirit Night

Join us for Skate City Spirit Night
Sunday, January 18, 2015
6-8pm

Admission $4.50 & Skate rental $1.50
Free pizza slice, free cotton candy AND free root beer for every paid skater!
No school the following day!

Dec
16

December PTSA Meeting Cancelled

Once we prepared our agenda for our December meeting, we found that we only needed to provide updates to our membership.  Because we have no business to discuss or vote on, we are cancelling our December meeting.  See you in January!

Nov
20

Yearbooks are NOW on sale!

“Be who you are… just who will you be?”

Order your child’s 2014-2015 yearbooks as soon as you can so you don’t miss a yearbook full of memories and accomplishments.  This year we have a custom cover and a book full of motivational and positive words to live by!  Your kids will LOVE it!

Order today through March 20th!

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West Woods Code: 11394615

$18.00

Customized options available during purchase.

Nov
13

Hour of Code

hour of code hour of codelogo_dateVolunteers needed for Hour of Code!

Sign up now at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094DADA823A6FB6-hour1

What is the Hour of Code?

A one-hour activity. All students will complete a self-guided tutorial, working in pairs and supported by teachers and parent volunteers.  Check out the tutorials at code.org/learn.
A spark to keep learning computer science. Once students see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep learning.

Why computer science?

Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career. Software and computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Computer Science Education Week (csedweek.org) is observed each year in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper.  The Hour of Code is an initiative that was created by code.org as one piece of CSEd Week to expose students of all ages to the power of computer science.

Did you know…

  • Software jobs outnumber computer science students 3-to-1.  It is expected that there will be 1 million unfilled computer science jobs in the United States by the year 2020.
  • 90% of K-12 schools in the U.S. do not teach computer science.  In many countries (including China, the United Kingdom and Australia), computer science is—or soon will be—required.
  • Anyone can learn the basics, starting in elementary school, but fewer than 10% of students (and just 4% of female students, 3% of students of color) take computer science classes.

How can you help?  Volunteer to lead an Hour of Code!
You do not need any prior code knowledge.  We promise!  Check out the tutorials and you’ll see how fun and easy it will be!
WWE PTSA has helped purchase much of the technology at WWE.  We have gladly done so because we recognize the importance of technology in education.  We feel this is a great opportunity for interested parents to help us introduce an Hour of Code to students at West Woods.  Are you ready to do something fun with our West Woods students?  Visit the Hour of Code sign-up Genius (www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C094DADA823A6FB6-hour1) to donate an hour (or more!) of your time to introduce one of the fun games available for Hour of Code.

Still not sure?
Parent volunteers will be given support and preparation materials in order to make each Hour a success.  PTSA will provide a suggested script for introducing the Hour to the class and will be working with teachers to select the appropriate tutorial for each grade.  You can see sample tutorials/games to be used for the Hour of Code at code.org/learn.  You can also review the tutorial guide at csedweek.org/resource_kit/tutorial.

Oh and did we forget to tell you… by participating in the Hour of Code, WWE is eligible for a chance to win a class set of laptops from code.org!

Questions?  Please contact us at wweptsa@gmail.com.

Oct
08

Volunteer Crossing Guards Needed

Volunteer Crossing Guards Needed!

PTSA provides parent volunteers to monitor the crosswalk across 72nd Ave. at the loop before and after school each day.  We need your help to keep our kids safe!  Please visit our Sign-up Genius to volunteer for a shift or more.

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Sep
21

Thank you for another successful Run With the Wolves!

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Thanks to you… Run With the Wolves was funtastic!

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EVENT SERVICES, BOOTH SPONSORS, PRIZE DRAWING DONATIONS & RACE BAG DONATIONS

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Adam Browning West Woods Realtor-Remax Alliance, Arvada Eye Care, Arvada Flats Veterinary Hospital, Country Fair Garden Center, DiVito Dream Makers-Remax Alliance, Love Grown Foods, Runners High and Sugar Bugs

3 Sons Italian Restaurant & Bar, 40 Weight Coffee, A Better Carwash-Arvada, ACE Hardware at Westwoods, Action Family ATA Martial Arts-Arvada, Artistic Image Salon & Day Spa, Arvada Driving School, Bella A Boutique, Big Time Trampoline Fun Center, Blackjack Pizza-Arvada, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar-West Arvada, Colorado Swim School, Core Progression-Elite Personal Training-Arvada, Costco-Arvada & Westminster, Curves Arvada-West, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Easton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu-Arvada, Echter’s Nursery & Garden Center, The Egg & I Restaurant-West Arvada, Einstein Bros. Bagels (55th/Wads. & 92nd/Sheridan), Following Bliss Yoga, Frightmare Haunted House, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Grease Monkey-West Arvada, The Growing Company, Hotel Frisco, Illegal Burger-Arvada, Inta Juice Smoothies-Arvada, JAKE’S Toy Box, Kachina Southwestern Grill, King Soopers (64th/McIntyre & 64th/Ward), Kumon Math & Reading Center of Arvada-West, Kwik Dry Clean, Let’s Frame It, Little Caesars Pizza-West Arvada, Malones Clubhouse Grill, Martinizing Dry Cleaning-Arvada, Massage Envy Spa-Arvada West, Papa John’s Pizza-West Arvada, Pietra’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant, Prestige Fitness-Arvada, Quiznos-West Arvada, Roosters Men’s Grooming Center-Indiana Marketplace, Silpada Designs, Starbucks (64th/Ward), Susan M. Duncan YMCA, Tequila’s Mexican Restaurant-Arvada, Thunell Photography, Walk-In Chiropractic & Massage, Walmart Neighborhood Market-Arvada, The Westin Westminster, West Woods Golf Club, WWE PTSA ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Tournament Committee and WWE PTSA Spring Carnival Committee

The Beard Family, The Case Family, The DeVries Family, The Marsh Family, The Meeks Family, The Scarbrough Family, The Scherer Family and The Thunell Family

STAFF, STUDENT & PARENT VOLUNTEERS, RUNNERS, WALKERS, PRIZE DRAWING PARTICIPANTS & WWE PTSA EXECUTIVE BOARD!

Sep
03

Reflections Program

“The world would be a better place if….” is this year’s Reflections theme.  Would your child like to explore their artistic talents and express themselves?  Learn more about our Reflections Program and submit and Interest Form today to receive rules for any of the 6 categories: dance choreography, film/video, literature, music composition, photography, and video arts.  Visit our Reflections page for more information.

Aug
29

Get the 2014-2015 school year off to a great start with PTSA!

Want a one-stop way to complete your PTSA items for 2014-2015?  Use this form to join PTSA, donate $5/student to Classroom Parties, and donate additional amounts to the PTSA Playground Refurbishment Fund or General Fund.

Aug
28

Junior Great Books Book Club

Registration for this year’s Junior Great Books Book Club is open now!  This program is available to students in grades 2-5.  For more information or to register, please visit our Junior Great Books page.

Aug
24

Doughnuts with Dad

Doughnuts with Dad

Expanded to two days! A-L on September 11th & M-Z on September 12th

WWE has grown quite a bit since we began Doughnuts with Dad a handful of years ago. In response, we’re expanding this popular event to two days. Families with last names beginning A-L are encouraged to join us on Thursday, September 11th and families with last names beginning M-Z are encouraged to join us on Friday, September 12th. If you cannot attend on your day, please feel free to attend the other day. Both mornings will begin at 7:45am. More information about Doughnuts with Dad can be found here.

Jul
18

2014-2015 Photo Student & Family Directory

2014-2015 is a Photo Directory year!

If you are new to WWE since the fall of 2012, then you may not be familiar with our biannual Photo Directory produced by Randall’s Photography. But if you are a seasoned WWE family, then you know how fantastic this directory is!

In addition to the student listing, class lists, family contact information, and school contact information, this special directory edition features photos of WWE families photographed at Randall’s in a FREE session. If you are new to WWE, you can view a copy of the 2012 photo directory at Randall’s Photography (7400 Indiana Street).

All photography is done on-site at Randall’s Photography Studio. Portraits will be photographed outside. They will do a short session with each family. Pets are welcome. Posing is limited to one family pose and one of the kids, for each family. A separate portrait session can be scheduled if you have special requests for a particular background or poses. (Call Randall’s studio for session prices.)

After the session, the images will be posted online the day you are photographed. Each family will choose the photo they would like to be printed in the directory and that will be done at no cost to WWE families. In addition, families have the wonderful opportunity to order prints and digital images at a reduced price in. This is an excellent chance to order discounted high-end wall portraits of your family, gifts, and JPEG images for printing Christmas cards.

WWE families who wish to participate in this great program should call Randall’s Photography directly at 303-425-6077 to schedule a session. Call today! The best times will be taken soon. Photo session dates are:

Saturday, August 23rd from 8 a.m. to noon

Sunday, August 24th from 8 a.m. to noon

Monday, August 25th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m

Tuesday, August 26th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m

Please note that times are subject to change. If a change in a session is required after you have scheduled with Randall’s, you will be contacted by Randall’s.

Jul
15

Back to School Paw Prints

Our only issue of Paw Prints is full of helpful information!  Check it out!

Back to School Paw Prints 2014-15

Jul
14

Important information from WWE regarding 2014-2015 Registration & Fees for New & Returning Students

The following is taken from the WWE school website.

WEST WOODS ELEMENTARY REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015

RETURNING STUDENTS:

Beginning on Monday, July 28th, school fee payments for your student can be made online, with no convenience fee, through JeffcoConnect. You may make payments for the 2014-15 school year with your debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted).  Although we encourage you to pay school fees online, you can still pay at the school between July 22nd and the start of school on Aug. 18th.

JeffcoConnect is the registration program for all Jefferson County Schools. Every family is required to have an active JeffcoConnect Account.  Each year, every family MUST log into JeffcoConnect, review all of the information (especially phone and email contacts), make necessary changes, and the hit the “SUBMIT” button.  This provides the annual electronic signature required by the state of Colorado.  Please list at least two emergency contacts.

NEW STUDENTS:

Students completely new to Jefferson County can register on-line but will need to bring a birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency (utility bill, mortgage statement, lease agreement, purchase contract) to the office.  If you do not have access to a computer, they will be available in the office beginning July 29, 2014. You are also required to make a JeffcoConnect account.  The link is at the bottom of this webpage.  If you have any problems please call the office at 303-982-5649 for assistance.

School Supply lists

School bus routes

Jul
13

EduKit Pick up

EduKit Pick Up • Wednesday, 8/13

9-11 am & 6-7 pm

2nd grade hallway, east door facing parking lot

Families were given the opportunity to order pre-packaged school supply kits last Spring.  If you placed an order, these kits will be available for pick up on Wednesday 8/13 from 9-11am and from 6-7pm.  Please go to the east facing entrance on the Primary side of the building.  This is the entrance to the 2nd grade hallway.  If you cannot pick up your kit during this time, they will be held in the office and you may pick them up from there beginning Thursday 8/14.  Can’t remember if you ordered a kit?  Contact Katie Meeks at kbmeeks75@gmail.com.  Looking for the school supply list for 2014-2015?  Click here.

Jul
12

2014-2015 WWE Calendar

2014-2015 Calendar

This calendar contains PTSA and school managed events.  Check back regularly!  We will update often, especially at the beginning of the school year.

Jun
23

The Pack is Back!

Don’t forget… The Pack is Back! on Thursday, August 14th at 5pm!

Enjoy dinner and dessert from one of 7 delicious food trucks!  See below for links to their sample menus.

We invite all new and returning families to join us for a Back to School Picnic on August 14th from 5:00-7:30pm.  Seven amazing food trucks – 5 savory and 2 dessert – will be available for your dinner enjoyment.  Bring your blankets, chairs, and dinner money and join us on the lawn in front of the school.  Music will be provided by DJ Brian as well!

This event is coordinated with Supply Drop-off & Meet the Teacher for all K-6 new and returning students that will be held in classrooms from 4:30-6:00pm.  Kindergarten Parent Orientation will also be held this evening in classrooms from 4-5pm.

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Click on the food truck logos for sample menus and pricing.

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