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December Newsletter

Important Dates:

December 6: 17th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration 

December 24 - January 2: WPR Office closed for Winter Break

December 22 & 23, 27 - 30 and January 3 - 6: Open Swim 1pm - 2:30pm 


New Registration System

WPR has upgraded to a new registration software, Civic Rec. We encourage you to create your online profile in Civic Rec by visiting the Widefield Parks & Recreation Civic Rec page

Learn With Us!

Creative Kids & Terrific Tots Preschool
Registration is still 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!

Celebration at the Pool 
Come join us for a winter water wonderland! Make sure to drop off your letter to Santa and stop by the paper Christmas Tree to add your own touch to Christmas! Celebrate with us December  17th from 1 - 2:30pm! Please register your party for guaranteed entry! 

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration
Mark your calendars for the 17th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on December 6, presented by Children’s Hospital of Colorado. There will be food trucks and fun activities for the entire family. The festivities kick off at 5:30pm when Santa lights the tree. We will be collecting gently used or new coats for “Warming Communities….One Coat at a Time.” This event is FREE for everyone! We want to see you there! 

***For the safety of our community members, there will be no through traffic; the entrances on both sides will be closed at 4:30pm. The lower parking lot by the new playground will be open, and all parking lots off of Widick St. will be open. For those with mobility challenges, we will permit drop off access at the Aspen entrance. We do recommend carpooling or ridesharing to the event***

Cook With Us!

Cooks in the Kitchen - Holiday Treats
Come make some Holiday Treats with us, just in time for Winter Break! Join us at Mesa Ridge High School for a cooking class where we will learn how to follow basic recipes and prepare delicious dishes. Date: December 15 @ 5:30 - 7:30pm. Ages: 5th - 8th grade. Fee: $20. Register by December 7.  

Cooks in the Kitchen - Italian Dinner
Come make an Italian Dinner with us, including sides and a dessert. Join us at Mesa Ridge High School for a cooking class where we will learn how to follow basic recipes and prepare delicious dishes. Date: January 4 @ 11am - 2:30pm. Ages 5th - 8th grade. Fee: $30. Register by December 21.

Create With Us!

Sewing with Ms. P - Holiday Pillow Cases
Come relax and sew with Ms. P. You will learn how to make a set of holiday themed pillow cases. Date: December 10 @ 8 - 12pm. Ages: 18 and up. Fee: $45. Register by: December 2. 

Sewing with Ms. P - Reversible Bucket Hat
Join Ms. P for this 2-day sewing class and learn to make your own stylish bucket hat. You pick the fabric, and Ms. P will teach you how to sew your hat!  Date: December 22 & 23 @ 9 - 11:30am. Ages: 10 and up. Fee: $45. Register by: December 16. 

New Year Lantern Craft
With the new year, come new dreams and goals. In this class we will create unique personalized lanterns to light the way! Date: January 11 @ 6 - 7:30pm. Ages: 6-13. Fee: $20. Register by January 4. 

Painting P-art-y - Winter Light Post 
This adult painting class is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. You will be taken step by step through a painting of a winter light post to take home and enjoy. Participants will learn mixing techniques and layering effects, no previous knowledge is necessary. 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: January 25 @ 6:30 - 8:30pm. Ages: 16 and up. Fee: $25. Register by January 18. 

Play With Us!

We still have open swims during the school year! 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 are encouraged to register each person in their party on SignUp prior to open swim. See our website for Open Swim Hours

Join us for our Winter Break Open Swim! December 22 - 23, 27 - 30, and January 3 - 6, we will have a 1 - 2:30pm session! Patrons are encouraged to register each person in their party on SignUp prior to open swim. Hours are limited due to the High School Swim Team, so make sure to see us during break! See our website for our Open Swim Hours

Time to get your volleyball team together to join our Adult COED Winter league! Registration is now open and the deadline to register is January 1! We are offering a recreational league ($180, self-officiated) and a competitive league ($300, officiated). Come out and play!

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 or intermediate lessons! Relish the opportunity! - Be sure to visit our pickleball page for the full list of session dates. Great minds Dink alike! Click HERE to register!

Register for Youth Basketball, open to children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Sign up today for the 7-game season that runs from January - March 2023. You can volunteer to coach while registering your child! Registration ends on January 2.

Register to play Youth Volleyball in our 6th-8th grade co-ed league. This league takes place in February - March 2023, and is tournament-style with a 5-game guarantee. Registration closes on January 16.

Move With Us!

Come Get Fit 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!
Join April for lots of Zumba fun! Tuesday nights at 6pm! See you there!

Martial Arts - November & December
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 January & February @ 6 - 7:30pm. *No class on January 16 & February 20. Ages: 7 and older. Fee: $97.50. 

 Yogi Kids - December & January
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 - December 7 - January 25 (No class on December 28 & January 4). Ages: Kindergarten - 5th grade. Fee: $36. Register by December 6.   

Certification Classes!

Babysitting Bootcamp
This two-day class includes all of the skills and information covered in the American Red Cross Babysitting Class, plus Infant and Child CPR. This fun and interactive training includes lively discussions and real life problem-solving skills, how to handle emergencies and illnesses, basic care-giving skills, how to choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, and how to effectively handle bedtime and discipline issues. 
Date: December 22 & 23 @ 9am - 3pm. Ages: 11-16. Fee: $120. Register by December 15. 

CPR & First Aid Blended Learning 
This is a blended learning course that includes an online portion (approximately 4 hours) and an instructor-led classroom skill session. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the in-class portion. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a digital certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years. Date: January 21 @ 9 - 11am. Ages: 11 and up. Fee: $75. Register by January 13.

Save the Date:

January 26 - Friends’ Night Out

April 28 - A Day Without Hate Celebration  

WPR Recreation Center

Construction Update

On October 18, WPR Staff, WSD3 distinguished guest, and community stakeholders participated in the topping out ceremony marking the placement of the last structural beam for the new recreation center. Construction is just past the halfway point and the center is still on schedule to open in July. We are excited to see the vision of making the WPR Main Campus a community hub come to fruition. Follow the construction progress by visiting the WPR Recreation Center information page on our website.

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.

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!

  • Counselor

  • Social Worker

  • Bus Drivers

  • System Engineer

  • Education Assistants 

  • Substitutes 

Please contact the WSD3 Human Resources Office for information on how to apply and to see if you are qualified; 719-391-3015, Thank you for the consideration in supporting our students!

WSD3 Toy Drive

The WSD3 Toy Drive kicked off on November 28. The toy drive started in 2014 by the district's Positive Action Team (PAT). PAT is made up of staff and students across the district whose mission is to make a positive impact in our community.

The district and community partners including the Security Public Library, Widefield Parks and Recreation, Fountain Valley Senior Center, and the Security Fire Department, participate each year by collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children.

On December 20, the Holiday Express bus will travel to each site for a special toy pick up by Santa and his helpers. The toys are then dropped off at the Security Fire Department who distributed them to more than a hundred families in our community.

District Delays & Closures

Widefield School District 3 is using a Weather Dial to show where we are in traditional weather closures before we move to virtual learning days. The District will also send updates to staff and families as we get closer to virtual learning days. Learn more about Delays and Closures.