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August Newsletter

Important Dates:

August 7 - Last Open Sunday at the Pool / Last Day of Summer Hours
August 12 - Movie in the Park: “Spider Man: No Way Home” @ Watson Jr. High School 
August 16 - First Day of Preschool
 

Learn With Us!

Registration is now open for the 2022/2023 school year! We offer separate programs for 3 and 4 year olds in order to meet the needs of each student, providing them the opportunity to love learning while preparing them for Kindergarten. Check the Preschool page on our website for details. Register in person to complete all required paperwork. 
 

Celebrate With Us!

Free Movies in the Park returns Summer 2022 with a traveling road show. Join us on August 12 at Watson Junior High School for “Spider Man: No Way Home”. The movie will begin at dusk.
 
Wave goodbye to summer with us! Enjoy some fun in the sun and enter to win a backpack full of SWAG to kick off the school year right! Celebrate with us August 6 from 3 - 4:30pm for our Summer Send-Off!! Please register your party for guaranteed entry! 
 

Create With Us!

This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You'll be taken step by step through a mountain hills scene, learn mixing techniques, and layer effects! Our art instructor directs you through the painting process to help bring out your inner artist. Every student will walk away with a canvas painting. No need to bring anything with you, except your creativity! Date: August 31 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ages: 16 and up. Fee: $25. Register by: August 26. 
 
Come create and craft with Ms. Piper in these classes designed to reach your inner artist!
In this class, we will be making your own personalized junk journal. We will use fun paper, material, and doodads to create something custom and unique. You can use it to write in, draw in, and save mementos and pictures! Date: September 16 @ 10am - 12pm. Ages: 9 and up. Fee: $25. Register by: September 12. 
 
Enjoy two nights out and craft with Ms. P! You will make a detailed junk journal to match your personality, using fun paper, material, paint, and charms of your choice! Date: September 19 & September 21 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Fee: $35. Ages: 16 & up. Register by: September 14. 
 
This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You'll be taken step by step through a fall trees scene, learn mixing techniques, and layer effects! Our art instructor directs you through the painting process to help bring out your inner artist. Every student will walk away with a canvas painting. No need to bring anything with you, except your creativity! Date: September 28 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ages: 16 and up. Fee: $25. Register by: September 23. 
 

Play With Us!

Cool off at the pool and splash park! Join us for our last open Sunday of the season, August 7! Did you know we have a diving board, rock wall, and a Wibit bridge? Or you can just come in and play! (Some people just float around!) Patrons must register each person in their party on SignUp prior to open swim. Everyone who enters the facility will have to pay admission whether they are swimming or not due to building capacity. Spots fill up fast! See our website for Open Swim Hours
 
Get your team together and register for our Fall Adult Volleyball Indoor League. Competitive ($300/team) and recreational leagues ($180/team) available. Registration deadline is August 14, games will start August 23. We also are registering for our Fall Grass Volleyball league if you are more of a grass player! The Grass League has a fee of $180 and games are self-officiated. Prizes for the winners!  REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
 
Time to get your Softball team together and register for our fall season! Coed teams will play on Mondays and Men’s on Tuesdays. Each league has a team fee of $450. Registration is now open! 
 
Come learn the fundamentals of the fastest growing sport in America! Pickleball lessons are now being offered! Sessions are a total of 6 hours, Monday through Thursday. Sounds like a great Dill! Make sure you register for our beginner and intermediate lessons! Relish the opportunity! - NOW OFFERING MORNING SESSIONS! Be sure to visit our pickleball page for the full list of session dates. Great minds dink alike!
 
Calling all cornhole players! If you are interested in socializing, sinking a few bags, all while having a blast, register for our Fall Adult Cornhole league. League is open to players 16 and up. Registration deadline is August 14 and the fee to play is $50 per team. League starts in August!
 
Love to run? Join us in the CARA Cross Country team. The CARA Cross Country program gives kids ages 5 - 14 the opportunity to participate in cross country meets against other recreation districts in Colorado. Participants will run different distances based on their age. Meets will be held on Saturdays at various locations across the state (participants are responsible for transportation to and from meets). The season begins in August and culminates in October. Registration ends on August 28.
 
There will be a Fall Tiny Tykes session starting August 6. Tiny Tykes is an exciting soccer child development program for ages 2 - 5 years. It takes place on Saturdays from August 6 through September 17.
 
Registration is now open for Youth Indoor Soccer and Volleyball. Sign up today for the season that runs from October - December. You can volunteer to coach while registering your child. Registration ends on September 18.
 

Move With Us!

We have so many Fitness classes to choose from, check us out! View our current schedule or pick one up in the office. Drop in for only $4 per class!
 
With martial arts as a foundation, participants have the opportunity to develop self-awareness and self-confidence. GOJO-RYU KARATE is a comprehensive martial art derived from the Okinawan system of self-defense. Participants of all skill levels can benefit from this program by relieving stress, help with weight loss, coordination, balance, flexibility, stamina, and assist in self-control. Dates: Mondays & Wednesdays in September and October @ 6 - 7:30pm. *No class on September 5 and October 10. Fee: $112.50. 
 
Join this introductory class that focuses on relaxation, fun, and movement! Yoga is a great activity to start at a young age, it enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, body awareness, and confidence. Dates: Wednesdays @ 5 - 5:45pm - August 3 - September 28. Ages: Kindergarten - 5th grade. Fee: $45. Register by August 2.   
 

Save the Date:

September 5 - Come see us at the Fountain Fall Festival in the Kid’s Corner!
September 18 - Indoor Soccer & Volleyball Registration Deadline
September 24 - Community Parade
September 28 - Winter program registration opens (New registration system) 
October 1 - Fall Fun Day Picnic

What’s new at WPR?

Active Net Account Credits - Widefield Parks and Recreation is in the process of implementing a new registration software system, Civic Rec. We will be transitioning out of Active Net on September 28, 2022. 
Many of our community members currently have a credit on their Widefield Parks and Recreation account. That credit will expire on September 28, 2022.

 
If your account has a credit, please choose one of the following options:

1. Use the account credit for any registration, membership, or drop-in activity with Widefield Parks and Recreation, prior to September 28, 2022.
2.  Request that the credit be refunded to you via check, prior to September 28, 2022. If you choose this option, you will need to contact Nicole Reeves, Manager, at 719-391-3527 or reevesn@wsd3.org with the following information:
     First & Last Name
     Mailing Address
The process of receiving the funds will take about two weeks.
3. Donate the credit to the Aaron Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship Fund, to support community members who do not have the financial ability to participate in programs and activities at Widefield Parks and Recreation. If you choose this option, please contact Nicole Reeves, Manager, at 719-391-3527 or reevesn@wsd3.org. 

WPR Recreation Center

Impact of Construction
During the twelve month construction period, our campus will see several impacts. Parking lots, road ways, and sidewalks will have changes and improvements. This will make the campus easier to navigate and more accessible. Unfortunately during construction, some areas will be closed off and parking will be limited. The new recreation center and campus roadway improvements will allow us to better serve the community needs in the future. We apologize for the temporary inconvenience.
We invite you to visit our WPR Recreation Center webpage for the most up to date information on the new recreation center. 

Join our Team

We are looking for enthusiastic, self driven, and motivated people to join our team. Currently we are accepting applications for the following positions: 
  • Tennis Instructor
  • Lifeguards
  • Fitness Instructors 
  • Swim Lesson Instructors 
Please visit our website for more information.
 
 

From the School District

Widefield School District 3 is hiring!

Substitute/Guest staff are a valuable resource in our schools and support our students when classroom Teachers or Educational assistants must be absent. All Substitute/Guest staff members are able to select the days and schools they would like to work.
 
The following positions are available: 
  • Guest Teacher
  • Guest Educational Assistants
  • Bus Drivers
There are also several full-time licensed and non-licensed positions available. Please contact the WSD3 Human Resources Office for information on how to apply and to see if you are qualified; 719-391-3015, humanresources@wsd3.org. Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!

Meal Applications

The Federal School Meal Waivers expired June 30, 2022. Widefield School District 3 (WSD3) will be going back to the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs for the 2022-2023 school year. This means, all school meals are no longer free for all students.  Families need to apply for free school meals once again. Meal applications for free or reduced meals will be available for the school year at wsd3ns.com. Paper applications will also be available in the schools when staff return for the school year. A new application must be filled out every school year. 

Save The Dates!

Widefield School District 3 in partnership with Pikes Peak Christian Church is hosting a Backpack Bash on Saturday, August 6 between 10am and 1pm at Pikes Peak Christian Church. FREE backpacks and school supplies will be available for students! There will also be other activities, entertainment, and services. 
 
The District Parade will take place on Saturday, September 24. The parade begins at 10:30am from the Big R parking lot and ends at C.A. Foster Stadium. The rivalry football game between Mesa Ridge and Widefield starts at 1pm.