We had a fun week reading about Chile, making its flag, and representing this fine South American country in the WCS 10th annual Olympic Triathlon! This event celebrates our 3 specialties: PE, Art, and Spanish; thus the three events students rotate through. We are grateful to have these subjects and teachers at Westlake!
We also enjoyed donuts, courtesy of WAVE and Nathan's family, for their contribution to our WCS Olympic Triathlon Fundraiser. Thanks so much! And thank you to all of you who have donated time and money to support Westlake.
Wednesday Field Trip to the California Museum:
We are looking forward to field tripping to the California Museum Wednesday to check out, among other great exhibits, some amazing Californians and Women Who Have Made a Difference!
This is sack lunch field trip. I have not received any emails or permission slip indications to order a sack lunch from the cafeteria. However, if your child needs one, please email me ASAP so I can inform the cafeteria. Thank you!
Our chaperones will be Cali's dad, Adeline's mom, Elliot's mom and Ethan's grandma. Chaperone/adult guest entrance fee is $3.50. I would welcome perhaps one more fingerprinted chaperone. If you can join us, please email me ASAP.
*Language Arts and Thematic Unit--we have just started browsing biographies (hard copies and online) of people who have made a difference; we will continue to talk about biographies
*Math--we are reviewing double digit subtraction strategies in preparation of testing on this concept next week; we will be starting our place value chapter soon thereafter!
*Farm to Fork Unit--we have wrapped it up and are excited to see our carrot plants growing!
*Library!--Our first day of Library was last Monday! Mrs. Polanco introduced us to this fine space that will be a great place to go every Monday after lunch! We checked out books that will remain in our classroom until all students get their school library cards issued. So exciting!
Road of Life Map:
As part of our prelude into biographies, we will be talking about and charting our own life events (think autobiographies in progress!). Please help your 2nd grader recall 7 or 8 eventful times in their lives and make a list of them. Including dates would be ideal but chronology is most important. For example:
1. The day I was born
2. When we moved to Sacramento
3. When I learned to walk
4. Christmas with my relatives in the Philippines
5. My First Day of Kindergarten
6. When I Lost My First Tooth
7. Disneyland with my Family
8. When I was a flower girl at my Aunt's wedding
Please have this list in blue folders by Monday or Tuesday. Using this list at school, we will chart our life events (thus far) on our Road of Life Map. Thanks for your support!
It's that season again! We could use Kleenex and Chlorox/Lysol wipes. We have just run out! Thank you!
2018-19 Lottery: Starting on December 1st, lottery applications will be available at the front office or by going to www.joinwestlake.com. Our enrollment period for the 2018-19 Lottery is December 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018. Please share this information with friends and family who are interested in attending Westlake Charter School.
Movie Night/Santa at the Park: Please join us Friday, December 8th for a fun and cozy movie night in our brand new gym. Games will begin at 5:30pm and Despicable Me 3 will begin promptly at 5:45pm. Water and popcorn will be provided by WAVE. Immediately following the movie, we will head over to Valley Oak Park to greet Santa and his friends from the Sacramento Fire and Police Departments. Click HERE for We need a few volunteers to make this night fun for everyone. Please click HERE to sign up to volunteer for a shift. We look forward to seeing you there!
Parents go to school night: Parents go to School Night is on Wednesday, January 31st and we would like your input. Would you mind filling out this survey to let us know what sessions you would like to see during the event? Thank you
After School LIVE: The first session of LIVE, Westlake's after-school club program, was a huge success! Our next session will run from January 22–March 9. Please Click hereto sign-up to lead a club and provide our Explorers with joyful learning experiences! The volunteer information flierhas more information about what it means to lead a club. If you have any questions, please email Allison Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six Flags Reading Logs: Here is a letter to parents about the program and a Reading Log, just in case you need to print out another copy. Email Holly Hein (email@example.com) with questions. Please FULLY FILL OUT THE INFO ON THE LOGS!! All logs due on February 23, 2018.
That's all for now! Have a great weekend and week, all!