Hope you all enjoyed some time with your children over the Break! It was great to see their smiling faces today!
A busy return to school...
We took our Spelling pre-test on contractions today and noted the patterns of all contractions. This Spelling test (#13) will be this Friday. Students can practice on Spelling City and I will carve out some time in class as well. We also started our Biodiversity unit, discussing Earth Day, reading "The Great Kapok Tree," and learning facts about the rainforest and the agouti. In Math, we played a cooperative game to review 2nd grade concepts covered in 3rd Trimester (before the Break). We earned Genius Hour/Terrific Tuesday Time (which is 15 minutes of a choice activity that makes you smarter or more creative).
Trimester 3 Progress Reports will be out this Friday. Please look for them in blue folders. Review, sign, and return 1 copy. Thank you!
Second Grade Team News:
Second Grade Spirit T-Shirt order due by Friday! Please send in 10 dollars cash in the envelope provided in your child's Friday blue folder or backpack-- include your student's desired size on the front of the envelope as well as on the google form sign up link below. The money will be going directly to Shari Kantor, who is organizing our shirt order. Please feel free to email with any questions. Money is due tomorrow, Thursday or Friday. We would like to get the orders in to Shari by Friday, April 26th. Thank you for those whose envelopes i received today!
2nd Grade T-Shirt Sign Up
May is Bike Month:
Students took home "May is Bike Month" brochures with pledge sheets contained within. Please take a look when you get a chance. Unlike previous years, you don't need to do any tracking or turning papers in. We are simply collecting pledges from the kids and giving them a t-shirt to participate. Students who don't turn in pledges by Monday, April 29th won't receive a shirt, so it's vital they turn them back in. If you have any questions, contact:
Walk to School Parent Champion
Westlake Charter High School Town Hall: Join us on Wednesday, April 24th at 6:00 PM for a Town Hall meeting about the future Westlake Charter High School. Mr. Eick will share the vision and timeline for the high school, then families will have the opportunity to dream about what is possible for Westlake Charter High School.
Spring Picture Day: Spring picture day will be Friday, April 26th. All students will have free dress on Friday, April 26th. Only students who have prepaid AND filled out this form will be sent to the photographer to have their picture taken. Picture packets will go home before Spring Break. If you would like to have your student’s spring picture taken by Excel, please fill out this form AND prepay online or send payment in the packet. All 8th grade students should dress to impress - pictures for promotion certificates will be taken that day.
Meet Up at Natomas 5K: Already signed up for the Natomas 5K? Plan to meet us at 8:00 AM near registration on April 27th for a group photo and Westlake swag. Look for the Westlake flag. Not registered yet? It’s not too late.
- Click HERE to register your student
- Enter/agree to the additional information on the registration page
- Enter ‘WLCALL' as the promo code in the registration cart
AS Live Clubs: The spring season of clubs is upon us! Our middle school students, parent volunteers, and community volunteers are preparing an array of options: arts and crafts, improv, soccer, and fishing! Click HERE to see which clubs are being offered for your student’s grade level and to enter your student in the lottery for a spot. If you’re interesting in chaperoning a club led by middle school students (a great way to earn volunteer hours and support the program), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. All clubs except for soccer need an adult chaperone.
That's all for now! Have a great week!