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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Save the Date. March 19th

Parent Leadership Institute - Parenting for a Successful Future: Birth through College
Parent Leadership Institute
Affiliation:Parent Engagement Office

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 – 08:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Where: Auraria Campus (900 Auraria Parkway, Denver CO 80204)

Contact: Anna Banuelos – 720-423-3054 or

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Featuring keynote speaker, Carlotta Walls LaNier, youngest member of the Little Rock Nine, pioneers of integration

Parents, staff and community members can select from a variaty of workshops that include information about emotinal intelligence, college prparation, scholarships, child and youth developement. There will also be resources tables for participants to access and ask questions.

The goals is to provide educational opportunies that assist and empower participants to support students in their education and to effectively serve on school committees such as the Collaborative School Committee, English Language Acquisition Program Parent Advisory Committee at their school.

***Reserve you space, by calling 720-423-3054***

Transportation and childcare will be provided for children 3-11 years of age.

For more information contact: 720-423-3054 or

This event is Sponsored by: Denver Public Schools Office of Parent Engagement , Auraria Campus Event Services-Auraria Campus, Community College of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver, and Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Run Lola Run

Register now for Girls on the Run!
Meets Mon/Weds 3:45-5:00 starting March 7th.
Be a part of the fun…Join us at Girls on the Run!

So… What is Girls on the Run?
Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with a fun, health education lesson plan. This program promotes individual achievement and self –confidence. Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.

Girls on the Run is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping girls stay out of the “Girl Box” – a place where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character inside. We are working to reduce at-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, eating disorders, teen pregnancy, and poor nutrition.

What if I don’t like to run?
We use the term “running” loosely – girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals. The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry.

Our goals for each girl are to:
Understand her place in the community.
Have strong sense of identity.
Learn how to give and receive support in a group.
Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner.
Have an improved body image.
Complete a 5K run/walk event in the community.

Register now. Starts the week of March 7th
Go to and to learn more about this program.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Tea

The tea was a huge hit. Thank you for making it happen. If you could not attend, make sure to ask your child about it. Have you read the compliment they were given by a classmate. I hope this becomes an annual tradition for 4th grade.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day

Hello everyone,

Please sign up to help with the upcoming 4th Grade Valentine's Tea Party.

The 4th graders will be doing a writing assignment in class to read at the tea and we will serve the kids as if it is a formal tea party. We ask that every child bring a tea cup and spoon for their tea and we will bring the rest. We did ask for extra cups in the sly reply just in case some kids do not have one at home. Please feel free to ask Colleen Lampron or Molly Nearpass any questions about the party. The kids will be asked to dress up including ties for the boys.

set up at 1:00
Tea time 1:30-3:30
clean up at 3:30

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Thank you,
Molly and Colleen

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Come learn how the state of Colorado's budget could impact Westerly Creek Elementary next year. Please come to our school’s next CSC Community Meeting on Tuesday, February 8 at 6:30 pm in the Library. We would like to share with you the key points that will impact schools and gather feedback as we begin to plan. In sum, we want to share what our areas of strength were in budgeting for our current school year, what areas of need we see in 2011-2012, and how state and district budget projections may impact our planning.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Great Migrations

The Freedom to Roam Coalition (FTR) brings together the best in business, government and conservation to raise awareness and commitment for wildlife corridors and connected landscapes. As a part of the Coalition’s Campaign for Corridors, FTR Steering Team member National Geographic produced its Great Migrations series, a seven-part global television event that takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. To learn more about the series, please visit

To create awareness and to educate youth and their families on the importance of conserving landscapes and ultimately the wildlife that inhabit them.

National Geographic will provide Freedom to Roam the specially packaged 1-hour screening footage.

Friday, February 4 from 6:30 to 9:00pm, we anticipate a two-hour event: one hour of screening, with opening and closing comments by Freedom to Roam staff and local supporters.

Westerly Creek Elementary
8800 E. 28th Ave

Valentine's Day

We will be exchanging Valentines right after our tea. Each student should bring a container to collect Valentines. Bringing Valentines is optional, but if your child does bring them, please bring one for every student in his or her homeroom class. Class lists have gone home in their Thursday Folders.