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Wendy WoodlandNovember, 2017                     
Hello  Bobcats!

We are not in full swing. Our 2017-2018 school year is off to a great start! The enthusiasm is contagious as we get have finally made it through our first month of school. We have some great new opportunities for all students this year as we are always looking for ways to better meet the needs of our students and families!

We are thrilled to be offering BREAKFAST  every morning from 8:15-8:45 every day for all students (bus riders too)! Families are welcome to join their children at breakfast as well. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch will get free breakfast as well.  We are also offering the 100 Mile Club for our students beginning this month in grade K-5. Please read more about this on the news section of our home page and see information that was sent home in Friday Folders.

Our Superhero Sprint Fundraiser was a great success. We raised over $24,000 and had the best time running to raise money! This is enough money for us to meet our technology needs AND purchase new equipment for recess. We are now thinking about how to use this money to expand opportunities for students to get more movement. We also celebrated our fundraising success with a Fall Festival for all kids with the chance to dunk me in a dunk tank on Halloween (burr!). Over 40 kids were successful, which made for a fun but cold day of fun.

Our PARCC (state testing) scores improved and our rating increased from "Improvement" to the highest rating of "Performance". Our teaching and support staff, as well as our students, have worked hard over the last year and continue in our efforts to improve the abilities of our students to perform on these tests. While we know that test scores to not tell the WHOLE story, we fully appreciate the importance they play in preparing our students for middle school, high school college and life! 

We are excited about the opportunities that await us this year at West Jefferson Elementary and we look forward to sharing a wonderful school year with you. Please feel free to reach out and contact me with any questions, comments or ideas. We are always looking for ways to better meet the needs of students and families as we embrace the Jeffco Generations Vision.

Looking forward to seeing you all,

Wendy Woodland
West Jefferson Elementary
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