Character Trait:
Service
 
Service to others means being unselfish.
It means doing something for someone else without expecting any reward or gain.
From Head of School, Lacey Scadden
I was so impressed with parent-teacher conferences! I am so proud and honored to be part of a school with teachers and parents who care so deeply about our students. Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing school community. One question that I heard a few times was why students don't have very much homework. As a team, we have decided to be very intentional about homework. All students have a weekly reading log, about 20 minutes a day, math homework is usually completed in class, social studies have take-home quizzes and tests, and foreign languages have homework as well. Another question that came up was about reading levels and the assessments we have done. We will be sending home the Achieve3000 Literacy letter with your students' Lexile, reading level. From there, our English and Elevate classes will spend time helping students choose appropriate books for their reading level. To see growth in reading, students should be choosing books above their current reading level. Thank you again, we are so grateful to have supportive families at CEC!  
#WolfPackGotYourBack
Mask Mandate
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute §§ 25-1-506, 508, and 516, and other applicable law the Public Health Director for the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment has issued a Public Health Order requiring face coverings to be worn in Public Indoor Spaces within Larimer County in order to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) to maintain health care capacity in Larimer County. 
The order requires mask-wearing in all public indoor spaces for all individuals 3 years and older regardless of vaccination status.
CECFC West Middle School is hiring for a special education paraprofessional. Please Click here to learn more about the position and apply to be a part of our great team!
Important Dates
Thu, Nov 11- Veterans Day, observed in school
Thu, Nov 18- 6.30pm - SAC Meeting - virtual
Mon, Nov 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break, no school
Wolf Store
The Friday Wolf store is a time students can spend the Wolf Bucks they earn during the week for demonstrations of Grit, Responsibility, and Respect. We are seeking parent donations to help fund items for the store. Wolf Store Donate page:  Click here
From the desk of Mrs. Johnson
6th Grade: We are starting our new Unit, reading and analyzing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and other short stories by Washington Irving.
7th Grade: We are starting a new Unit, reading and analyzing "A Christmas Carol," by Charles Dickens.
8th Grade: We are continuing our Unit of understanding Literary Periods through short stories. This week we are looking at Postmodernism. Our Unit test will be Tuesday, November 2.
All grades: Read 20 minutes a day, bring in your Reading Log and a book you love to read for Friday!
From the desk of Mrs. Bertoni
We are looking for old or unused jeans (any color). We will use the jeans for future sewing projects. We appreciate all art supply donations!
If anyone took pictures at the play, “Sherlock Holmes and the Deathly Howl”, and wouldn't mind sharing them, please email me or TEAMS contact/chat. We look forward to our next play, "A Christmas Carol", play performance 12/10/21 @5pm.
From the desk of Mr. Bufton
Reading levels as measured by the Achieve3000 reading program came up in several conferences. I will be emailing parents about their child's lexile measurement this week. To find out more about this measurement and to look for books that fit your child's lexile, please Click here
From the health desk of
Mrs. LeFevre

Vision testing will begin next Monday, Nov 1st and will be completed by Tue. Nov. 16th.
A BIG Thank You goes out to the families that brought dinner and snacks on Wednesday during our Student/Parent/Teacher conference! The food was delicious and we appreciated your generosity!
Purchase your Wolf swag at our Fort Collins West MS online store!! Click here
Tips for Supporting Teens’
Mental Health This Fall
School of Choice Enrollment:
School of Choice Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opens November 1, 2021.  Siblings of current students and CEC staff with students will have one-week priority consideration before we process enrollments received from the general public. All current students will automatically be reenrolled for the 2022-23 school year. Students enrolled in 8th grade for the 2021-22 school year at CECFC West Middle School do not need to enroll in the CECFC HS. They will receive a separate email later in the year with additional instructions on what steps are needed to complete the transition into CECFC HS.
Please gather the following documents to have on hand when completing the enrollment process:
·    Birth Certificate, Passport, or State issued ID
·    Immunization records or exemption
·    Report Card (incoming 6-8th graders)
Picking up students for appointments?
Attendance


Please have your child pick up a pass from Mrs LeFevre, our Attendance Monitor BEFORE class and have your child give it to the teacher whose class they will be leaving. A note from the provider should be sent with your child the next day and handed to Mrs LeFevre if you wish the absence to be excused.
She may be reached at the Attendance Line at (970) 666-4032 or at marika.lefevre@coloradoearlycolleges.org. Voicemail messages are checked throughout the day.
If your child is late or unable to make it to school, please call the attendance line (970) 666-4032 and leave a message. Please refer to the Student and Family Handbook for more detailed information.
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After School Homework Help
Click here to complete this form for homework help at CECFC West MS from 3.15-4pm.
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2130 W Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins CO 80526
Phone (970) 568-8100
Fax (970) 965-0046
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