Friday Message 11/20/2020

Posted November 20, 2020

Good Day, 

We have so much to be thankful for.  We want to express our gratitude to all of you for being a part of our community.  To our staff, parents, volunteers, students, supporters, sponsors and everyone that makes up our Bill Roberts Family, a heartfelt appreciation.

We want to thank the REALgiving campaign for providing twenty five $50 King Soopers Gift Cards to our own Bill Roberts Families and donating gift cards to many families within the Stapleton community.  Bill Roberts was also the recipient of 20 donated Turkeys and gift cards from a friend of the school and an organization that connects him and Bill Roberts ( Our PTA also generously donated several gift cards to support our families.  The combination of these three amazing efforts (gift cards and turkeys) allowed us to assist dozens of our own school families so that they can enjoy a plentiful Thanksgiving.

And finally, a B.R. tradition and my favorite event, a warm thank you from all the staff to Erin Boulware, PTA and the families who donated desserts and drinks for our holiday break. Your generosity to us all and our friends at Ashley Elementary is truly amazing.

Also, as we begin planning for the rest of the year, we wanted to share information for families who would like to change their learning option (either in-person or virtual) for next semester. 

Elementary school families with students in grades K-5 can request a change to their current learning option the week after Thanksgiving break. The window to make a change will be open from Monday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Dec. 6. Elementary families that don’t take action will remain enrolled in their current learning option through the end of the school year. 

Much like this semester, we are hoping to be able to offer in-person learning for all elementary students next semester, along with a 100% virtual option, but it will depend on current health conditions at the time. Therefore, families enrolled in the in-person option are choosing that they want their student to attend school in-person as much as possible as soon as the health conditions allow through the end of the school year. Families that don’t feel comfortable having their student participate in in-person learning for the spring (through May 2021) should be enrolled in the 100% virtual option. 

If you would like to request a change to your current learning option, please complete the Learning Option Update form on the Parent Portal by Dec. 6. You can also call our school’s front office to complete a paper form or make your request for changes over the phone. 

We will make every effort to accommodate change requests for families who need it. Families who put in a request for a change to their student’s learning option can expect to receive confirmation from us after Dec. 7.  

We wish you all a fulfilling and gratifying Thanksgiving!


Trich, Erik, & Katheryn 

Coming Up:

Thanksgiving Break – NO SCHOOL

November 23-27, 2020

Eat and Give 

Quizno’s, Quebec & 35th

Tuesday, December 1st

2-7pm (15%)

Online Book Fair

November 20 – December 3

Stock up for the holidays, help your child discover new books and support our school at the same time! 25% of sales goes back to the Bill Roberts library!

Select from over 6,000 products including bestsellers and award-winners. Get FREE shipping to your home when you spend $25 or more.

To view new titles:

Elementary Digital Book Fair Flyer

Middle School Digital Book Fair Flyer

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

Holiday Outreach

The Bill Roberts Holiday Outreach is happening in 2020 but has been adjusted due to COVID restrictions.

Keep an eye out for a SignUp Genius to come out in early December with opportunities to sponsor Bill Roberts families with gift cards.

No meals will be provided, but grocery gift card donations will be distributed.

Hope to have the Bill Roberts Holiday Outreach back in 2021 with the BIG community event in the gym. 

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. 

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.

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


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 We won’t 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 that we may include as many families as possible, please limit your submission to your favorite 2-3 photos. Purchasing information HERE.

Send photos to

Middle School Parent Support Committee

Thursday, December 3 at 2:30pm

Thursday, January 7 at 8:30am