Character Trait:

A person of gratitude shows an appreciation and gratefulness in numerous kind ways toward others.
From Head of School, Lacey Scadden
We are all counting down the days until our Winter Break! The end of the semester brings a lot of excitement with the culmination of all that they have learned. In addition, they have forged friendships and built relationships. At CECFC West MS, students are being assessed on learning in multiple ways this week and next, from projects to papers, and traditional tests. We encourage students to do their best and to remain focused on their academics. If you have not done so recently, we would encourage you to check IC this week for grades. As a reminder, CEC does not send home progress reports. You will need to Click here to see student grades. We say goodbye on Tuesday, Dec 14th and we will see the students back on Wednesday, Jan. 5th. We hope you have a wonderful school break!
Important Dates
Fri, Dec 10 - "A Christmas Carol" play, 5:00 p.m.
Mon, Dec 13-14 - Semester Exams
Wed, Dec 15-Jan 4 - Winter Break, no school
Wed, Jan 5 - 2nd Semester begins
Lazy Dane Coffee Co.
Lazy Dane Coffee Co. is returning on Tuesday, Dec. 14th from 7:30-1:00 to serve up some yummy coffee/drinks and some pastries for us to purchase. Click here for the menu.
Wear an Ugly Sweater Day is Tuesday, Dec. 14th.

From the desk of Mrs. Bertoni

The students are working hard on our next play, "A Christmas Carol." Mark your calendar for Friday, Dec.10th at 5:00 p.m.
From the desk of Mrs. Wentink
Next week in Elevate Plus, students will get to select an activity from a choice board to go along with the Reader’s Theater that we have been doing of "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas". Options will focus on creative writing in various forms such as writing a screenplay, writing song lyrics, creating a storyboard, re-writing the story by adding an additional new main character, creating a script and acting it out, or choreographing a dance related to the story.  Students will have the option of working with a partner or independently.  
From the desk of Mrs. Bertoni
Art Class: The artwork currently being constructed and the Artist Statement are the finals for art.
From the desk of Mrs. Johnson
6th Grade: We are using the skills we learned this semester to write a short story, with characters, a plot, and a theme! The next part of our final will be expressing what we learned this semester through drawing or creative writing.
7th grade: We are writing a short essay about themes from "A Christmas Carol." The next part of our final will be expressing what we learned this semester through drawing or creative writing.
8th Grade: We are writing a short essay analyzing elements of the novel, Frankenstein. The next part of our final will be expressing what we learned this semester through drawing or creative writing.
ALL GRADES: Reading Log is due on Friday! Students will have the opportunity to make up for missing Reading Logs on Fridays.
From the desk of Mrs. Doetsch
Chinese will have a 50 minute written final on Monday and a 10 minute one on one verbal final on Tuesday. Thank you.
After School Homework Help
Click here to complete this form for homework help at CECFC West MS from 3:15-4:00 pm. Our policy for after school is that supervision ends at 3:15 unless your student is signed up for after school homework help. Students that are not signed up will not be allowed in the building after 3:15.
Tips for Supporting Teens’
Mental Health This Fall
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.
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
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)
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2130 W Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins CO 80526
Phone (970) 568-8100
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