We had a busy, productive week of science, college, and a visit from Mrs. Battin!
*To Callie's mom for organizing the Fall Festival! Westlake appreciates your leadership and time!
*To Dylan's and Taylor's moms for coordinating our class raffle basket; your dedication will sure help our class!
*To Alexis', Tiffany's, Taylor's, and Liam's parents for chaperoning our field trip and to all the other moms who assisted in having our 2nd graders explore college and other cultures safely.
*To Ella's, Aidan's, and Roxanne's families for making our science play dough so we could create our landscapes!
*To Saifaan's and Jose's moms for taking on the at home jobs of homework checker and spelling test corrector; and to Riley's mom for prepping Volume 2 Math books for us--you have eased my load immensely!
*To Mrs. Real for putting up our "Red Ribbon Week" door banner, "Fall for Good Choices."
*To all for your generous contributions to our basket! Looks great!
Mark your Calendars:
This upcoming Week is "Red Ribbon Week" where we make safe choices and say no to drugs.
*Monday: Red Ribbon Kickoff
*Tuesday: Wear sunglasses-->"My future's so bright, I have to shade out drugs."
*Wednesday: Stamp Station at Lunch for students to make a pledge to stay healthy.
*Thursday: Making safe choices
*Friday: Wear hats--> "Put a cap on drugs!"
Book Fair: This week, library time will be spent browsing the Book Fair. The Book Fair shopping hours are below:
Sat.- 10/24/15- Fall Festival --> 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tues.- 10/27/15 --> 2:45pm - 4:30pm
Wed. - 10/28/15 --> 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Thurs. - 10/29/15 --> 3:15pm - 6:00pm
KCRA Kids Can Food Drive: We will be collecting non-perishable food items for the KCRA Kids Can Food Drive from October 26th-November 6th. We will be donating all of our food items to Joey’s Food Locker, which goes directly to families who reside in the Natomas Unified School District.
Olympic Triathlon: The Olympic Triathlon is a long standing tradition at Westlake Charter School. In the beginning, our founders dreamed of a school that offered more for our students: Spanish, Art, an Innovative PE program, an international focus and teachers who masterfully designed curriculum to meet the personalized needs of every learner. The Olympic Triathlon helps our school to fund these dreams into reality. Our specialty programs, personalization through the use cutting edge technology, and amazing community are all converging on our brand new campus in 2017! This year, the proceeds raised from the Olympic Triathlon will go toward ensuring that our new facility is equipped with infrastructure & furniture as a 21st Century Learning Model for our students, our teachers and the special program that has grown to become Westlake Charter School.
* Binder Paper
* Paper or Plastic drinking cups
* Prize box items
Curriculum Highlights: In Reading, we continue our study on Folk Tales and Fairy Tales, comparing versions of Cinderella and reading the Iroquois tale, "The Great Ball Game." In Math, we compared and contrasted addition and subtraction strategies, vocabulary, and concepts and explored using virtual math tools from the McGraw-Hill website. In Science, we created play dough landforms and bodies of water and look forward to explaining them to our little buddies. In Writing, we wrote about our field trip and wrote friendly letters to our pen pals and our parents (don't forget to respond, parents, in your child's Friday journal!).
Second Grade Quote of the Week: We are towards the end of our field trip and I am rounding up our 4 chaperone groups and directing them to the bus. Alexis turns to me and I ask her if she enjoyed the field trip and she replies, "Yes! Can we go to college every day?"
Have a great week!