Posted November 7, 2020
Coming together commences with what our community needs right now. A universal experience seems to be something we currently all have in common. If we have acquired anything as a result of this coronavirus it has to be the understanding that one of the most significant life skills you can possess is the capability to adjust and adapt when necessary. Besides the countless means that we all need to continue to develop in order to continue with our rigorous education, there is an overpowering craving to find hopefulness again, a need to feel positive, and as much of a need to rediscover our combined strength.
Obviously, the pandemic is not just affecting our physical well-being; many of us have to deal with enormous defeat, uncertainty, and anxiety. Together, with everything occurring in addition to the virus – politics and the racial injustices emphasized even more by COVID —we need to take some time to acknowledge all this pain and begin mapping out a plan to get in front of this. We commit as a school to persist, and be strong alongside you to succeed and overcome the crisis we are temporarily faced with.
Trich, Erik & Katheryn
Eat and Give
Chick-Fil-A, 36th & Quebec
Tuesday, November 10th
Mod Market, Glendale
Wednesday, November 18th
Online orders: use code giveback002
SCOUT BAGS and Bill Roberts online shopping event!
Now through November 8th
Shop backpacks, totes, thermal lunch boxes, masks, and more.
Bill Roberts families get a 10% discount AND 20% of the total goes back to Bill Roberts! Shop early this year for great holiday gifts and support our school!
Use code: BRS2020
Tuesday, November 10th
Please click here for the Google Meet Link
This committee discusses school policies, staffing needs, and budget concerns throughout the year.
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.
Go Bobcats! Get Active! Fundraiser
20 days down – 10 more to go! And you can still 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’ll also award homerooms with the most active hours! Let’s get active!
In-person Learning Reminders
Do not forget to complete the DPS DAILY HEALTH SCREEN on your student.
You will need your child’s Student ID number for this screen.
Remember that the purpose of this is to complete an honest evaluation of the health of your children and of yourself. It allows each of us to be reflective and really think about how we are feeling. This affects the entire community; please make the right choice of when to keep your children home from school.
DRIVERS: PLEASE BE PATIENT, DRIVE SLOWLY AND WATCH OUT FOR KIDS AROUND SCHOOL.
Late students/Early pick up information HERE.
-PARENTS/FAMILY ARE NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE SCHOOL CURRENTLY
-No dogs on school grounds.
-Follow health guidelines for sending kids to school or keeping them home.
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 adding 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.
School Choice Dates
Round 1 of SchoolChoice for the 2021-22 school year is Jan. 15-Feb. 16, 2021. Visit the SchoolChoice website for more information.
Annual Middle School Wreath Fundraiser
Pre-order your holiday wreaths and support our Middle School! We are offering beautiful, hand-tied 20” wreaths from Nick’s Garden Center for $27 each!
To order, log on to My SchoolBucks then go to the school store. The wreath will be a featured product on the first page. You can also arrange to drop off a check made out to Bill Roberts with “Wreath Fundraiser” written in the memo line.
Place your order by November 17th for socially-distanced pick-up at school on Friday December 4th.
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
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
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.