Friday Message

Posted September 8, 2020

Good Day Families, 

Week two is underway and it is our hope that students are becoming more independent and engaged in remote learning.  Teachers are working hard to make learning enjoyable and rigorous in both live and asynchronous settings.  We are amazed at the resilience of both our students and staff as they embrace instruction in this new platform.

We realize that our community, teachers and staff members need clear answers on what to expect for this school year. We are working closely with the District and health experts concerning what a safe reopening looks like so that when students return to in person learning we can make an easy transition.  Right now, a definitive date for an in-person return to school has not been communicated  to us.  I know the district is working around the clock with the city to determine a safe time to return to in-person learning and we are all very hopeful that it will be very soon.   We want to be under one roof, it’s vital to us.  The school is empty, the halls are quiet, and there is a huge sense of loneliness in the building.  It feels as if we are missing most of the family during an important gathering.  

We are required to abide by the health guardrails implemented by the CDC.  This has to be taken very seriously.  Please remember, as strange as it seems, there are no visitors allowed in the building at this time and we have to honor the policies that have been issued.  THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING.

We hope you enjoy the sunny, warm three day weekend before the snow arrives.


Trich, Eric and Katheryn

Coming Up:

No School

Labor Day – September 7

PTA Meeting

Tuesday, Sept 8th @ 6:30 pm

Due to the impending weather, we will meet virtually via Zoom

School Supplies

Some school supplies are on backorder.  As soon as they arrive, look for communication from the front office that will provide specifics on how and when you will be able to pick these things up.

Eat and Give 

Mici’s on CPB

Tuesday, September 8th

11am-8:30pm (20%)

Phone orders mention BR

Online orders enter “Bill Roberts” in notes

Book It Bobcats Reporting and Pledge Collection

This is the FINAL WEEKEND to read for Book It Bobcats! You can begin collecting donations at the new donation site and NEW THIS YEAR, you can create a personalized donation site by going to the Student Center and registering your student. Don’t forget to report your reading by Sunday, September 11th. You do not have to collect donations to get great prizes from reading with Book It Bobcats!

If you have any questions, email

Town Halls

Dr. Cohen will host town halls on September 15th and 17th to check in with MS families and see how remote learning is going.  

6th grade: Tuesday, September 15th at 5:30pm

Google Link for 6th grade-

7th/8th grade: Thursday, September 17th (NOTE DATE CHANGE) at 5:30pm 

Google Link for 7th/ 8th grade-

Please look for a schedule of upcoming town halls that will address the elementary students.

In hopes of making the best use of our time in these town halls we have created a survey to get a sense of how everyone is doing and what issues it might be helpful to talk about. It is directed at parents, but we would love for families to fill it out together. We would love your feedback even if you can’t make it to the town halls!

Click HERE for the survey. 

Resources for Family/Student Meals

Breakfast and Lunch

Denver Public Schools is providing free weekday breakfast and lunch for children at Bill Roberts, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Apply for P-EBT

P-EBT provides families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals with funds to help buy food since schools were closed this Spring due to the pandemic. You can receive up to $279 per eligible child to stretch your food budget.  Please click here for more information. Deadline to apply is September 23rd. 

Food Bank of the Rockies 

This website will provide you a list of food pantries closest to you

PTA Food Pantry

The Bill Roberts PTA Food Pantry is ready to begin serving our school once again.  The food pantry will provide assistance to families in need during the 2020-21 school year.   

We understand that our school is a diverse community serving students with a variety of situations.  The success of all children at Bill Roberts is important to the school. 

If you would like to receive assistance please complete the google form and you will be contacted with additional information.  Please note that the school staff will take great care in maintaining confidentiality. 

Room Parents

We need Room Parents! Room parents typically serve as liaisons among teachers, administrators and classroom parents in addition to organizing class celebrations and communications. While the role will likely look a little different this year, the focus will remain on supporting our teachers. Thank you for your patience.


If you still need to exchange your iPad or Chromebook,  need a new device or need device repair please email 


Please review this email with this video showing you how to log into Seesaw using the Family App.  Here is the guide that was also provided to support parents along with that video.

Caregiver Support Group

The FACE Center at John H. Amesse Elementary School is offering a FREE Caregiver Support Group. The purpose of the group is to create a space for caregivers to support one another, increase their own stress resilience, and cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please Contact: 

Maren Benevento,, 720-410-6155