Columbine News, January 12, 2018

In this message

  • Columbine Happenings from January 10 are HERE
  • Grade level news and updates are posted on the web under PK-5 above
  • Highlights of the week and message from the principal
  • Go Red
  • Plan Ahead

Good evening Columbine,

First of all, I would like to shed some light on a potential misinterpretation by the children.  During Friday morning meeting, I introduced Mrs. Adam, who is working on her leadership degree and will be at Columbine a few times “learning how to be a principal.”  Who knew that a great number of kids would ask their teachers later in the day: “So, is Mrs. Adam our new principal now?  Is Mrs. Wolken leaving?”  Oh dear…The answer is: “No and no.”  I am not going anywhere, and we are moving onward and forward.

Now, the highlights of the week:

  • On Wednesday night, during the Board meeting, our 5th grade teaching team highlighted Columbine’s partnership with the Catamount Center and Colorado College in a TREE program for Columbine’s 5th graders.  A team of students shared their research and findings with the audience.  We are very fortunate and proud to be the pioneers of this journey.
  • Another unique program, E3 with the Woodland Park School District and the Catamount Institute, has been selected to receive the 2017 Innovative EE Program for Excellence  from the Colorado Association  for Environmental Education. The Alliance is very impressed with the caliber of our work and congratulates everyone who helped make this program successful. This program is certainly a positive environmental education model for other entities in the state
  • New Master Classes started on Friday. Once again, everyone is very excited.
  • Due to technical difficulties with the Infinite Campus, Report Cards will be coming home on FRIDAY, January 19th.

Have a fabulous 3-day weekend, and I will see you on Tuesday, January 16.

Warm regards,

Veronica Wolken, Principal

 GRANDPARENTS DAY, FEBRUARY 16, FRIDAY IS COMING UP, and we will have a special presentation this year.  If you would like to send a digital picture of your children with their grandparents, please send it to Mrs. Meyer at no later than January 26. Digital photos only please.


Woodland Park School District is proud to participate in the American Heart Association’s District Heart Challenge!  We want to inspire individuals to get their blood pressure checked, be active, and learn about how to keep our
hearts healthy. By partnering with the American Heart Association, we will
raise awareness and help fight heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 killer and No. 5 killers of Americans.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, WPSD will celebrate GO RED DAY. We are asking everyone in our district to GO RED to support the mission of the American Heart Association – building healthier lives free of cardiovascular
diseases and stroke.  As part of this campaign, you will receive emails on a variety of health topics so that you can learn simple ways you can make big changes with your health.

Take a moment to visit and show your support!  Search our district, and then find your campus. Through this website you can make a $20 donation for this year’s shirt. If you don’t want to use the online option, you can order a shirt using cash or check and completing a paper order form. Please see Sara Stone-Dvorak for a paper order form.    

MORE ON HEALTH: Sodium Clean Eating HERE  and Three Steps to Stop Smoking HERE 


Monday, January 15 – NO SCHOOL

Friday, January 19, Report Cards are coming home

Friday, January 19, 5:30 pm, Screenagers.  Reminder HERE

Saturday, January 20, 9:00 – 11:30, Little Panther Cheer Camp for 5th-8th graders. See HERE.

Tuesday through Thursday, January 23 – 25, District elementary schools showcase during school hours

Tuesday, January 23, 6:00 – 7:30, visit High School Showcase

Thursday, January 25, 6:00 – 7:30, visit Middle School Showcase

Friday, January 26, last day to purchase Link Up performance tickets in the office.  Reminder HERE, 

Friday, January 26, last day to submit a digital picture to for the Grandparents Day Presentation

Tuesday, January 30, 7:45 – 9:00, Parent- Principal Coffee.  Everyone is invited!

Thursday, February 1, District-Wide Choir Residency Day at Columbine

Wednesday, February 7, Link Up Performance at the Pike Peak Center, K-5

Wednesday, February 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, at Gateway Elementary, District-Wide Literacy Night: dinner, games, fun, learning, and books-books-books.  Everyone is invited! 

Wednesday, February 14, Go Red in WPSD

Friday, February 16 – Columbine Annual Grandparents Day.

Columbine Happenings, January 10, 2018

Dear families,

The first days of the quarter are full of information, and I thought that you might want to start seeing it.  There will be more in the Friday News.

 Master Classes assignments are coming home with Kindergarten, 2nd and 5th grade students today.

Afterschool Opportunities for the II Semester are posted on the web and the tab “Students” and/or HERE.  Please see attached flyer for the After School Math Club HERE, and notice that your response is required.

Please know that starting January, the school menu is no longer printed, and instead, is accessible electronically through several avenues.

1. The first way to access menus is through the District website. They are accessible from the homepage on the left side of the screen (look for the apple icon on the left of the homepage).

2. The second way to access the menus electronically is through the Nutrislice App. It is available in the Apple App Store. There is also a link to the app on the website

3. You can also access the menu for January HERE