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April Newsletter

Spring break is upon us and we hope that you can all enjoy some family time together. We have several events coming up after spring break including, an author visit and school spring pictures. Please have a safe, enjoyable break and remember that we will be returning from break on Tuesday, 3/30. 


Importand Dates

Monday, 3/22 - 3/26           Spring Break - no school for staff or students

Monday 3/29                      No School - In common release day no school for staff or students.

Tuesday 3/30                     Author visit for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades 

Wednesday 3/31               Author visit for 4th and 5th grades

Thursday 4/1                    Spring Pictures for: 

                                              In-person Learners:    Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade

                                              Remote Learners: 

                                              12 pm  - 12:30   Kindergarten Ms. Johnson

                                              1:45 pm - 2:05   1st grade Ms. Reichert

                                              2:05 pm - 2:25   2nd grade Ms. Ellefson

Friday, 4/2                        Spring Pictures for:

                                             In-person Learners:     2nd, 3rd and 4th grades

                                               Remote Learners:

                                             12:45 pm - 1:05    3rd grade Mrs. Schultes

                                             1:05 pm  - 1:25    3rd grade Ms. Smith

                                             1:25 pm -  1:45    4th grade Mr. Ochoa

                                             1:45 pm -  2:05    5th grade Mrs. Andresen 


Studio 5 Picture Information

Spring Pictures for students will be April 1st, and 2nd. Please see the schedule above for the days/times your child will be taking their pictures. All orders must be ordered and paid for online. Please contact the office if you have questions. Below is the link for ordering picture packets:

http://www.studio5portraits.preorderphotos.com/?AccessCode=J29GB5

Studio 5 Classroom Composites

Due to safety the procedures that Woodglen is following in regards to Covid 19 we are unable to offer the traditional classroom pictures this year. However Studio 5 will put together a classroom composite picture that will have all of the students in their classroom together.  They will be using the spring pictures for the class picture.  If you are interested in purchasing a picture of your child/children’s class the payment is due Monday, 4/12. Please order online with the link below, online orders only. 

 Woodglen ES Class Composites 2021.pdf 


CMAS Testing 

The Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) assessments are administered each year in Colorado to students to measure their progress in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.  All students in 3rd through 8th grade take CMAS English language arts and mathematics.  Only students in 5th, 8th, and 11th grade take CMAS science.  This year no students in our district will take CMAS social studies.

The CMAS assessments will be given at your child’s school sometime between March 29th and May 14th.  Your child’s school will develop a testing schedule and communicate with you about when your child will be testing.  Our school will also be prepared to provide meaningful assignments and coursework should you decide to opt your child out of the tests. Please note that the CMAS assessments must be given in person, even for students who are attending school remotely.

Our school will follow all public health guidelines to ensure the health and safety of everyone in the school building during testing.  Social distancing will be followed, hand washing/sanitizing stations will be provided, and everyone in the building will be required to wear a mask.

Ultimately, the decision about whether or not your child participates in CMAS testing is up to you.  If you are interested in opting your child out of the CMAS assessments, please utilize this Woodglen Elementary CMAS Opt Out Form. We encourage you to complete the form as quickly as possible, preferably by March 12th.

More information about the CMAS assessment can be found at cde.state.co.us/assessment/resources.  Otherwise, please contact your child’s school if you have any questions. Woodglen Elementary, 720-972-5700

Sincerely,
Matt Haviland


Summer Base Information  (Before and After school program) 

Below is some important information for the Before and After School summer program.

Summer BASE 2021 Parent Information Letter.pdf 

Summer BASE 2021 Parent Information Letter SP.pdf 


Remote Learners Printable Packets and Author Visit Items

The last set of printable packets for remote learners will be available to pick up after spring break on Tuesday, 3/30 and Wednesday, 3/31 during office hours, 8am - 3:30pm.

Remote learners may also pick up their postcard and bookmark gifts from the author visits at the same time you pick up your packets.


Read a Thon and Author Visit Reminders

Please remember to keep reading at home over spring break and don’t forget to submit your weekly reading totals here: Read a Thon TrackerWe want to ensure that your child is eligible for the prize drawings!

Please remember that you also have the opportunity to purchase books from our upcoming author visit at a significant discount, 50% off of the list price.  If you are interested in purchasing any of her books, please use this link: https://www.payforit.net/MakeItemPaymentEx.aspx

  • Select the following items for the book order options to appear:

  • Follow the steps listed on the site to complete your order.

You may also include a request for Kate to sign and personalize these books for your family as a part of this process..

We will place the school order on April 2nd.  This allows families to purchase the book following her visit.  We anticipate a slight delay in being able to distribute the books as the books will be sent to the author for signing and then shipped to Woodglen.  We anticipate being able to hand out books to students at the beginning of May.


When to Keep Your Child at Home

If your child, you, or another member of your household is sick or has any symptoms, stay home.

These symptoms include: 

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Fever 100.4 or greater

  • New or unexplained persistent cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Sore throat

  • Runny nose or congestion

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

Keeping your child at home helps prevent others in the school setting from experiencing these symptoms and needing to possibly be quarantined.  It is one of the key factors to keeping our school open for in-person learning.


 Student Pick-Up After School Each Day

It is important that families make arrangements to have their children picked up on time each day after school; 3:00 on Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 1:45 on Wednesdays.  Our staff has planning sessions and meetings that prevent them from being able to wait outside.  You may also contact our BASE program (Before and After school program) if you have childcare needs at 720-972-5709.  The link below has more information regarding BASE:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe6_l7kmVzAiCMUasLs2Nrw02sBujETIsBMF8VTPIkMGRs1VA/viewform