Posted October 28, 2020
As we all know by now, our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will shift to a remote learning platform on Monday, Nov. 2 and will stay in remote learning until the Thanksgiving holiday, when the district will reassess health conditions. If you are currently in a virtual class, that classroom will remain virtual with the same teacher through the end December, there are no changes in that platform.
Early childhood education (ECE) through second grade will continue to attend full-time, in-person learning in our building. Our Middle Schoolers will continue with the virtual learning platform through the end of the calendar year.
This is disheartening, disappointing and distressing for our kids, our parents and our teachers. We ask that everyone please remember that this too shall pass. We also ask that you check in regularly with your kids, your friends, and your neighbors; offer kindness to the grocery store clerks, delivery drivers, and small business owners. Every single one of us feels the effects of this pandemic, but we can and will get through it. Let us all do our best to keep others and ourselves safe and healthy.
Trich, Erik, and Katheryn
Middle School Parent Advisory Committee Meeting
October 29th 8:30 am
Eat and Give
MENTION BILL ROBERTS AS INSTRUCTED BELOW when you order from these neighborhood restaurants and they will give back between 15-20% of your total order to our school!
Papa Murphy’s Take & Bake Pizza, Central Park
Thursday, October 29th
Go Bobcats! Get Active! Fundraiser
It’s not too late to REGISTER for this FUNdraiser!
Use this LOG to track your student’s daily physical activity through November 15th. Any physical activity counts! The log is for tracking and does not need to be turned in at the end of the month.
Everyone who registers will receive a t-shirt and “goody bag.” We’ll also award homerooms with the most active hours! Let’s get active!
Calling All 5th Grade Parents!
Come to a Virtual Bill Roberts Middle School Mixer on either October 29th or November 12th! MS Mixers are informal gatherings with Dr. Cohen hosted by a current MS parent during which we enjoy a mix of fun, drinks and MS discussion. This adult-only evening is open to current 5th grade Bill Roberts parents/guardians.
THESE EVENTS WILL NOW BE HELD THROUGH ZOOM. WE ARE STILL LIMITING THE NUMBER TO TEN TO KEEP IT SMALL TO MAKE IT EASIER TO ASK QUESTIONS, ETC. WE KNOW THIS LIMITS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAN ATTEND. WE WILL BE ADD MORE MIXERS SOON! IF YOU SIGN UP WE WILL SEND YOU A ZOOM LINK FOR THE EVENT VIA EMAIL.
Space will be very limited. Learn more and RSVP HERE!
To Our 5th Grade Families: You are 100% guaranteed a spot next year for Bill Roberts Middle School if you select BR as choice #1. Every student going into 6th grade must fill out a DPS Choice Form in February.
Annual Middle School Wreath Fundraiser
It is hard to believe, but the holidays are just around the corner. In past years, the middle school has sponsored a wreath fundraiser for 8th grade students to raise money for their final 8th grade trip. Even though there are not going to be trips this year we wanted to keep the tradition of this holiday fundraiser! Here is how it will work this year:
As we have in previous years, we are offering beautiful hand tied 20” wreaths from Nick’s Garden Center!
To order go to My SchoolBucks and log in and then go to the school store. The wreath will be a featured product on the first page. If you do not have a My SchoolBucks account feel free to drop off a check at the front desk. Just write “wreath fundraiser” in the memo line.
Wreaths will cost $27 each.
Place your order by Nov 17th and they will be ready to pick up at school on Friday Dec 4th.
All money raised will go the middle school!
Library Books Checkout
Library book checkout is back for in-person students K-2 and remote students!
Place up to 3 books on hold in our online catalog. Holds will be delivered to homeroom classrooms for in-person students. Remote students can get their selected books from a labeled bin outside of the BR front doors M-F, 8:30am-3:30pm. An email will be sent when the books are ready to be picked up.
In person students can return their books to a bin outside their classroom door and virtual students can return their books to the bin in front of the school doors. Returned books will sit in the DPS-recommended quarantine for seven days and then be wiped down before recirculating.
Questions/concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Breakfast and Lunch
Denver Public Schools is providing free weekday breakfast and lunch for in-person ECE-2 students attending Bill Roberts. These lunches can still be ordered daily but will be delivered to each classroom and eaten in rooms or outside when weather permits. We will take lunch orders from each student in the morning for that day.
Please visit the DPS food distribution website to view curbside pick-up locations.