Midweek Message 11/18/2020

Posted November 19, 2020

Good Day, 

We are saddened that the district has made the decision to change ECE- 2nd grade back to a remote platform beginning after Thanksgiving break.  I was in classrooms today and the learning that was occurring was amazing.  

We must follow the imposed guidelines, so beginning on Monday, Nov. 30th, ECE -12th grade students and programs will all transition to the remote platform and remain that way through the winter break, which is the end of the first semester.  

Please take note, that means that your children will continue with their current assigned teacher.  If you are presently in a remote learning environment, you will stay with that teacher until the end of December.  If you have been in person, your current assigned teacher will continue to work with your children but will be transitioning to the remote platform. There is no shifting of teachers or teacher assignments.   ECE families will receive supports for at-home instruction, but the district will not be offering full remote learning for ECE.

Flexibility and patience is the only prerequisite for all grade level classes at this time.


Trich, Erik, & Katheryn 

Coming Up:

Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

November 23-27, 2020

Eat and Give 

Mod Market, Glendale

Wednesday, November 18th

5-8pm (30%)

Online orders: use code giveback002

This is an ONLINE ORDERS ONLY event!

Online Book Fair

Stock up for the holidays, help your child discover new books and support our school at the same time. 25% goes to the library.

Buy books online 11/20 – 12/3 through https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/br

School Choice Dates 

Round 1 of School Choice for the 2021-22 school year is Jan. 15-Feb. 16, 2021.  Visit the SchoolChoice website for more information. 

REALGiving2020 Campaign

For the last 11 years the REALGiving campaign has provided 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! This campaign also donates directly to our school’s food pantry, which has consistently provided much needed groceries to our own Bill Roberts families in need. 

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

Go Bobcats! Get Active! Fundraiser

Let’s keep this party going for one more month! We’re extending this event through December 15th. Register HERE.

Parents – show us what your students have been doing to stay active by posting photos to the private BR PE/Art Facebook group page!

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

Original Works Art-Based Fundraiser

Turn your child’s artwork into custom keepsakes that are perfect for holiday gifts! This year Original Works will be an Online at-home program that will still benefit our school.

It’s easy! You can choose something your child has already drawn or painted or have your child create a new piece of artwork. Big, bold and colorful artwork makes for the best gifts! Next, upload your child’s artwork to the Original works website. Place your order by November 30th. That’s it!

CLICK HERE for all the details

School Tours

Elementary – Stay tuned for Elementary virtual tour dates. 

Upcoming Kindergarten Families

Kinder Open House

December 14, 2020

6-7 pm

Please join us for a virtual open house for incoming Kinder children on Monday, Dec. 14th at 6:00 P.M.   Meet the teachers, tour the school virtually, listen to present and former students and get to know our administration.   Learn why Bill Roberts could be the perfect fit for your little one.

Please sign up to attend at this link.

Middle School – Please join us for a virtual middle school tour with Dr. Cohen!  We are PROUD to be a great school for your students to RISE from ECE all the way through Middle School. As the DPS School Choice process for next year approaches, we want to share our amazing middle school with current parents as well as the larger community. 

Sign up for MS Virtual Tours

Sign up for MS Open House

Please share this information with friends and families looking for a great school for their children.

Bill Roberts Annual Auction 2021

We are excited to announce that the 2021 Bill Roberts Annual Auction is in the planning stages! Our tentative date is May 8, 2021 and we need your help to make this a huge success. Since the auction will look different this year, we would love to have anyone interested in helping or sharing ideas to join a virtual interest call on Tuesday, November 17th at 7pm. Please email Auction Chair Nikki Parish at billrobertsauction@gmail.com with your name for the Zoom link.

Library Announcement

If you are using Overdrive through DPS to access library materials, you will need to switch to using SORA. As of November 20th, Overdrive will not be available.

Questions/concerns, please email catherine_pretlow@dpsk12.org


This year is unlike any other, so another thing that will look different is the yearbook. We are still doing one, and it is available for purchase now at treering.com.  We will not have most of our usual yearbook content so we are looking for new ways to capture this unusual time. Please send us your best photos of this unprecedented school year! So we may include as many families as possible, please limit your submission to your favorite 2-3 photos. Send photos to brbobcatyb@gmail.com