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November 18, 2021
Events at a Glance

TODAY Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Dropoff
TODAY Auction Meeting
11/19 No School
11/22 -11/26 Thanksgiving Break
11/29 Return to School
12/1 Eat & Give - Torchy's Tacos
12/6-12/10 Book Fair
12/7 Eat & Give - Chick-Fil-A
12/8 Eat & Give - Mondo Market
12/9-12/10 Shop & Give - Kendra Scott
12/10 and 12/14 Winter Giving Deadlines
12/16 Eat & Give - Scratch Kitchen
12/30 Original Works Deadline Extended
PTA News


Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation

Dropoff your donations TODAY

Every year at Bill Roberts, our wonderful community donates drinks and desserts for our teachers and staff to enjoy with their families over Thanksgiving break. WE STILL NEED DESSERTS! If you signed-up to donate goods, please dropoff those donations from 7:45 - 10:00am this morning! We’ll have volunteers collecting at Kiss and Go or you can leave with the front office. 

A big thank you to all our donors!

Auction Meeting and Volunteer Sign-up
TONIGHT - November 18th at 6:30pm

We are 4 months away from our school's most amazing night of the year, the Bill Roberts' annual auction. This is our biggest fundraising event and we need your help! Please join us on Google Meet TONIGHT at 6:30pm to learn all the ways, big and small, you can help make this event a success.

If you are interested in helping, please see our SignUp Genius for volunteer opportunities. Please reach out to auction chair Nikki Parrish at billrobertsauction@gmail.com with any questions.


Fun Run


Wow! What a wonderful Fun Run - Thank you for supporting our school and community!!

A special thanks to our faculty & staff, parents, middle school volunteers, Alex Jackson (t-shirt artist) and sponsors who made it all happen! 

We'll have late registration shirts available after the Thanksgiving break and will distribute through homerooms.

If you're missing shirt sizes, need or want different size(s) - please email: cheryl_learned@msn.com by 11/19.

Mention Bill Roberts when ordering and they'll donate 15-20% of your order total back to our school!

Wednesday, December 1st, open to close
Torchy's Tacos, Northfield
Enter "Bill Roberts" with name when ordering online.

Tuesday, December 7th, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Chick-Fil-A, Quebec St location - DRIVE THRU ONLY
Mention "Bill Roberts" when ordering 

Wednesday, December 8th, open to close
Mondo Market, Stanley Marketplace

Thursday, December 16th, open to close
Scratch Kitchen
Enter code BILLROBERTS10 online for $10 off your order. 


Bill Roberts Book Fair 

December 6th-10th

This will be a student-only book fair in the library during school hours. 

Don’t want to give your student cash? No problem! Sign-up for an eWalletGive your student a secure, cash-free way to shop. Simply create a free account, pre-authorize a spending limit, and have funds immediately available. Out of town relatives can contribute, too. 

This year's theme is "Time Machine - Reading Can Take You Anywhere". Thank you to parents Lisa Lajimodiere and Sarah Marwitz who worked all day with Cassi, our librarian, to decorate the outside of the library. Check out this time-lapse video of the decorating in action!

Shop & Give

Thursday and Friday, December 9th & 10th
Kendra Scott, Shops at Cherry Creek North and online

Shop in-store or online and 20% of your purchase goes back to Bill Roberts! 

USE CODE: GIVEBACK-AXQSD

Click here for flyer about the event!


Winter Giving Campaigns
 

Every year we try to find meaningful ways to spread cheer and joy before heading into Winter Break. This season we have two special ways to give to others by supporting students who may need some extra joy!

Adopt a Family
First, we are continuing our tradition of adopting families in our community. The SignUp Genius with family members, ages and wishes will be sent out after Thanksgiving Break if you wish to adopt a family.

Cole Elementary Gift Campaign
The second opportunity connects Bill Roberts with the students of Cole Arts and Sciences Academy. The leadership at Cole created an Amazon Wishlist to gift every student in their school with a toy and book before they go on Winter Break. Items can be shipped directly to the Cole team. Please purchase items on the Wishlist before December 10th so they are delivered before Winter Break begins. 

In addition to the Amazon Wishlist items, we are also collecting hats, gloves, scarves, and neck warmers for the Cole students. We need ~280 items to supply enough for all students. These items can be dropped off at the school before December 14th. Sign up to donate Winter clothing items here.


Original Works Deadline Extended
Thursday, December 30th


Exciting news! Our Original Works Online Gallery (school code: BIRO) will remain open through December 30, 2021. You can continue to place orders during this Late Order Phase of our program.
 
Simply follow the instructions on the this order instruction letter.
 
PLEASE NOTE: Orders placed during this time period are not guaranteed to arrive for the holidays. Order as early as possible AND keep in mind, the products make great gifts for any time of the year! 
 
Since our school is closed during Thanksgiving Week, please contact Customer Service at Original Works if you need help placing your order. The number is on the order instruction letter.
 
Thanks so much for your support of the art program!
School News

Middle School Wreath Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered wreaths to support the middle school! They will be ready for pick up on December 3rd.  

School Choice for Middle School

As the DPS School Choice process for next year approaches, we want to share our amazing middle school with current Bill Roberts families!

This choice season we will have a combination of virtual presentations and Q&A’s with Dr. Cohen, and in-person tours during evening hours. 

We recommend coming to both to get the full picture of everything Bill Roberts has to offer. Sign up here to attend any of our events.  

Shakespeare Club

The 38th Annual Denver Public Schools Shakespeare Festival will be held on Friday, April 22nd. This year, the Festival is currently planned as an in-person event! As is tradition, the Bill Roberts Shakespeare Club is planning to attend and perform at this celebration of the life and works of William Shakespeare. 

Shakespeare Club is FREE and open to everyone 3rd grade and up. We have 30 slots available this year for 3rd - 5th graders, and 15 slots available for Middle Schoolers. 

Our first meeting will be Thursday, December 2nd. We will meet on Thursdays after school in Ms. J’s room (128) from 2:45 to 4:00. Whenever possible, we will work in larger hallway areas or outdoors, so come prepared for the weather. 

Shakespeare Club is a serious team commitment. Please thoughtfully consider this when deciding whether to sign up. If you have questions, please contact Ms. J at jessica_bland@dpsk12.net

Sign-up here!


Lost and Found

Looking for something? Please be sure to check out the Lost and Found boxes, located just outside the main door. If the weather is bad it will be moved inside to the atrium.   

Milk Caps for Mooola

Please continue to send in those Longmont Dairy milk caps. Drop-off box is located just inside the front doors. 

DPS Students for Climate Action

DPS Students for Climate Action is a group of students from across DPS that have been working together since February 2021 to create a resolution for DPS to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on pace with Denver and Colorado. The district has the expertise and the ability to find funds to make the switch, they just need to know this is important to the community. If this is important to you, please tell them by adding your name to our list here.

If you have any questions, please contact Heather Jackson: heather.b.jackson@gmail.com

MIDDLE SCHOOL (MS) CORNER

8th Grade Volunteer Hours
ALL 8th graders are required to complete 10 volunteer community service hours. Check the BR Sign Up Genius regularly for school-based volunteer opportunities. We will also announce community opportunities as they arise. Make sure your students are tracking their hours!


Sports Update
Congratulations to our Flag Football team for their perfect season! Next up: District Playoffs the week after Thanksgiving! Come out to cheer on your Bobcats!

Basketball starts next month!
If your student is CONSIDERING trying out for the BR basketball team, please click here to fill out waivers. Deadline is December 2nd. Absolutely no late sign-ups will be accepted per the District.

Camps/Community


University of Denver Athletics and Recreation

November 19th and November 22nd - November 24th

DU is offering its School Days Off programming the three days before Thanksgiving, PLUS they just added a NEW date for tomorrow, November 19th. 

During School Days Off, campers ages 5-11 have the opportunity to try multiple sports and activities in a fun, active environment.  Activities include basketball, soccer, rock climbing, ice skating, swimming, lacrosse and more. Specific camp schedules vary by day.

Registration for 2021-22 School Days Off is now open!

For more information, visit their website.


Venture Martial Arts

Colorado's #1 Rated Martial Arts Program! 

Exclusive offer for Bill Roberts families - Try two classes for free and get a uniform! Check out their website to learn more about their program. Mention Bill Roberts when calling to register. 

Sponsor of the Week
Click HERE to
become a Sponsor

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