Friday Message 10/30/2020

Posted October 30, 2020

Good Day,

“Without change, things stay the same and ultimately will stagnate and die. Without change, there is no adventure in life. It takes much more energy and effort to resist change than it does to accept it. It’s much easier to embrace change than to fight it.”  (Allan Karl)

We all have lived in a world of change since last March.  I am not convinced we have embraced it or accepted it.  I am certain that the one consistent factor that has become the norm is the idea that change is real and will continue.

The idea of routine may be very appealing at this point.   The idea of being restricted to our homes no longer is as inviting as it once was.   Let us turn this around and make this predicament a chance to find opportunity.  We can agree that right now is troubling, lets discover small things where we can find gratefulness; like an appreciation for the beauty of the outdoors or a discovery of simple pleasures.  Some changes we have little control of but we do have control of is how we react and the attitudes we bring with us. 

Starting on Monday, 3-5th grade will move into the remote setting until the Monday after Thanksgiving.  Middle school will continue with their current platform until the end of December.  All students will remain with their present virtual teachers until the end of the year despite any changes within the school.   Please look for communication from your teachers for specifics for the upcoming week.  The current situation is disappointing for sure!

Enjoy your extra hour of sleep Saturday night!

Trich, Erik, and Katheryn

Coming Up/Reminders:

Eat and Give

Cuba Cuba, Northfield

Thursday, November 5th

All Day (20%)

Chick-Fil-A, 36th & Quebec

Tuesday, November 10th

4:30-7:30pm (20%)

POSTPONED: Picture Day

We had planned to announce Picture Day for in-person students next week, but this event is postponed. If you received an email from Lifetouch School Photography, please disregard.

PTA Virtual Meeting

November 10th at 6:30pm

Please plan to join us virtually for our 3rd PTA meeting of the year. Stay tuned for the Zoom link.

CSC Meeting 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

4 pm

Stay tuned for the Google Meet Link

This committee discusses school policies, staffing needs, and budget concerns throughout the year.

Go Bobcats! Get Active! Fundraiser

Exercise – especially in the time of COVID – can:

Reduce stress

Boost your immune system

Improve sleep

Prevent weight gain

Promote weight loss

Improve self-esteem

Now is a great time to REGISTER your students! 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 will 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 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

REALGiving2020 Campaign

Each year the REALGiving campaign provides King Soopers gift cards to local families in need at Thanksgiving. Please help support the 25 families at Bill Roberts and the 200+ families in our local community who need assistance!

Learn more and DONATE HERE by Sunday, November 22nd so that gift cards can be distributed the week of Thanksgiving 

Student Meals

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.As of October 21st curbside pick-up will no longer be available at Bill Roberts.  Please visit the DPS food distribution website to view curbside pick-up locations.