10-08-2021

10/08/21 Family Update:

 

Información en español: 10-8-21 Family Update Final - Sp.docx

 

Important Dates:

October 4th-29th: Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences (see communication below for sign-up)

October 14th: NO SCHOOL- Staff Exchange Day (students and staff off – exchange day for evening conferences)

October 15th: NO SCHOOL- Staff Exchange Day (students and staff off – exchange day for evening conferences)

October 20th: Science Matters Club (2:23-3:23pm)

October 22nd: Fun Run and 5th-Grade Color Run (times and other details to come)

October 27th: Science Matters Club (2:23-3:23pm)

October 29th: Halloween Parties and Parade (More info to come)

November 2nd: Picture Retake Day

 

SUBS NEEDED!:

Interested in having a flexible schedule and an ability to make a difference for our students? We would love for you to check out the following flyers about becoming a PSD substitute. You can opt to just sub at Timnath or at multiple locations. If you have questions about the process of becoming a substitute for PSD, please contact the substitute coordinator at: subs@psdschools.orgIf you do end up getting your sub license and going through PSD’s sub orientation, please let Jill Barela know by emailing her at jibarela@psdschools.org so that Timnath staff can start utilizing your support.

 

 

Original Works Art Project:

The Original Works Fundraiser is happening now! Get your student's artwork printed on a variety of products and help support Timnath Art! At Original Works, they turn amazing works of art into high quality products such as cups, grocery bags, ceramic tiles, t-shirts, wall art, key chains, pendants, and so much more. The students have been working hard on creating their artwork these past weeks for the fundraiser, so keep an eye out for their creations to come home with the fundraiser packet and information. Orders are due back October 25th if you and your student would like to participate. Items will be sent back and delivered to the students before the holiday break. Thank you for supporting Timnath Art! 

 

Fundraiser Update:

Thank you SO much to students and families for working hard to raise $33,157.53 for our school! Since we surpassed our goal of $30,000, students got to turn Mrs. Barela into a human sundae yesterday, which was the cherry on top of all the prizes earned. We are thrilled that this fundraiser will enable us to finish this year strong with all the items PTO covers (like class budgets, field trip support funds, family events, books, Halloween Parade, technology, Field Day, Ice Cream Social, and much more), and it allows us to go into next year knowing we can do the same.

 

Message from Child Nutrition about Food, Beverage, and Staffing Shortages:

PSD’s milk is sourced from local dairies but unfortunately, they are struggling to keep up with the demand and due to supply chain shortages, it is impacting the food service industry. School districts are consistently not receiving the milk, food and supplies ordered.  This week vendors estimated PSD schools will be shorted 55,000 servings of milk alone.  Our purchasing team continues to work with vendors for other milk suppliers and alternatives such as bottled water.  The district will continue to pursue alternatives, but shortages and limited distribution make it likely that schools will have days this school year with no beverages provided in the cafeteria for breakfast or lunch (water fountains may be used for students who don’t bring a water bottle).  Often this year, vendors are not communicating shortages to our team prior to their morning deliveries.  This includes critical shortages of bread, produce, disposable serving containers, chicken, beef and cheese to name a few.  This is putting everyone is a tough position for communication and substitutions.  The district continues to encourage schools to ask students to bring a water bottle to school to stay hydrated throughout the day. 

PSD kitchens are working short-staffed daily. Our team is working with Human Resources and Finance to help attract and keep staff with market wages.  In the meantime, we continue to pursue new hires and send department office staff out to kitchens to help serve meals.  Some schools will not have enough kitchen staff daily to provide the normal efficiency of meal service lines, but there will be food for any student that wants a breakfast or lunch meal.

PSD Child Nutrition will continue to work to ensure every student that wants a meal receives one.  Unfortunately, daily meal substitutions are required as our team work to serve 18,000+ meals daily.  Customers are encouraged to bring meals from home if they are concerned about alternative menu items served in cafeterias. PSD’s vendors and the United States Department of Agriculture anticipate food, beverage, and supply chain issues to continue throughout the remainder of the school year. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through these difficult times.

 

Lost and Found:

Our lost and found is getting full, so we will be donating all unclaimed items on November 1st. If you see anything that belongs to your child, please have your child retrieve it or contact the front office to make arrangements to stop and pick it up. 

 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences:

The parent-teacher conference online scheduling tool is now available for you to sign up for conferences, which will be held between 10/4-10/29 on Microsoft Teams online meetings. Please click on the following link for direct access to the sign-up page: https://ptcfast.com/schools/Timanth_Elementary1   

After you are signed up for a conference, watch for an email from your child’s teacher with a Microsoft Teams meeting invitation. You can join the meeting from any device by clicking the meeting link in the emailed invitation. You can also download the Microsoft Teams app as a method for joining, if preferred.

 

Student Immunization Information:

Keep your student safe and healthy for in-person learning this school year! Back-to-school vaccines will be available at the LCDHE in Ft Collins. COVID-19 vaccines will be available for anyone who is age 12 and older.

Families must have an appointment for their student.

  • Who: Youth who have Medicaid, insurance that doesn't cover vaccinations, and those who do not have health insurance are eligible
  • What: No cost for immunizations
  • When: 10/9, 10/23, 11/06, from 9am-3pm
  • Where: Larimer County Health-Ft Collins, 1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Ft Collins
  • How: Sign up here: https://larimerhealth.secure.force.com/schoolVaccine 

Students who have private health insurance should visit their healthcare provider or a local pharmacy for vaccines.

 

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Access to Previous Family Communications:

Go to the news section of our school website to see archived family messages.

 

Office Contact Information:

Main Office: 970-488-6825

  • Jill Barela - Principal

jibarela@psdschools.org

  • Angel Herrick - Assistant Principal

angelh@psdschools.org

  • Kelsie Churchill – Secretary/Registrar

kchurchill@psdschools.org

  • Dee Vander Velde – Office Manager

dvandervelde@psdschools.org