WEC Parent Survey Results/School Accountability Committee Letter
Breakfast After the Bell
"Breakfast After the Bell" program will be offered next year at Welte. The Colorado Department of Education is requiring the Breakfast After the Bell program because greater than 70% of students qualified for Free or Reduced Lunch as of October 5, 2016. As a result, all students at Welte must be provided breakfast through the Breakfast After the Bell program. With this programming, the bus schedule and the start/end times will be adjusted slightly: Bus drop off in the morning will be at 7:50, first bell will be at 7:55 with breakfast being served from 7:55 to 8:05, classes will begin at 8:10 and the release time will be at 3:15. We are excited to be able to offer Breakfast After the Bell for every student next year!
Fountain Valley Communities That Care
Are you interested in helping the youth in your community succeed by working to reduce their chances of having health and behavior problems? Fountain Valley Communities That Care (CTC) is looking for parents and family members with youth living and going to school in the Fountain Valley area to assist El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) and other members of the community in implementing the CTC system. CTC is a public health model that guides communities, increases resiliency in youth, and helps prevent problems before they develop. These strategies focus on creating a stronger sense of connectedness to families, community and society. Funding for CTC comes from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, and the primary goal is to reduce youth substance use (alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs) by addressing common risk factors and improving protective factors in a community. Meetings will be organized by EPCPH and held in the Fountain area, and will include food, all necessary materials, and valuable training opportunities.
Starting July 1, 2017, parents and family members who help to further the goals of CTC will be eligible to receive small financial incentives for their time. Please contact Taryn Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to become involved!
Fountain Community Celebration
Fountain-Fort Carson School District will be partnering with local businesses to host the first annual Fountain Community Celebration on July 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM - Noon on Main Street. This event will take place in lieu of the Back2School Fair. The Fountain Community Celebration will consist of entertainment, a dunk tank, bounce house, school supplies, and more! We are looking for volunteers to greet community members, supervise the playground, help with refreshments, and much more. If you are willing to volunteer for this event, please contact Wendy Stevenson, email@example.com