I hope you had a wonderful winter respite! It is always such a joy to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the company of my kiddos who are growing so much, so fast! Today marks the 10th birthday of my daughter! A decade already! Where does the time go?
A few things to get us back into school mode: Road of Life projects are due this Friday, 1.6.17. If you need an extension, let me know. This is meant to be a fun, reflective project to launch our map unit and to familiarize students with the concept of a timeline which will come in during our People Who Make A Difference unit.
Also: Expect mid-trimester progress reports in blue folders on Friday 1/20; this means there will be lots of assessing across subject areas in the days ahead, including NWEA!
Our NWEA schedule is as follows:
Friday, 1.6.17--NWEA Reading
Monday, 1.9.17--NWEA Math
Wednesday, 1.11.17--NWEA Language
Thank you for making sure your child is well rested and breakfasted on these long testing days!
Other Shool Announcements:
Canned Food Drive begins January 3rd!!
Westlake Charter will be running a Canned Food Drive from Jan 3rd-Jan 20th, 2017. All donations will be delivered to Joey's Food Locker, which supports local Natomas families. Items of greatest need are: macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, canned vegetables, canned tuna, and canned chicken meat (no glass containers please). Please bring items to your classroom, after our Winter Break. Thank you for your donation!
Click HERE to sign up. We're looking for volunteers for January 14th and 15th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm who can help staff a booth at the WalMart on Truxel Road. You will be providing enrollment information to prospective parents, and maybe answering some questions about our school. If you're interested, please complete the form and the Westlake team will be in touch with additional details. Thank you, and as always, let's explore!
Our annual administration of the NNAT3 Gate Test will be given the week of March 13th. If you would like to have your child sit for the Gate test, please complete this Parent Referral form and submit it to me via your child's blue folder; I will complete the teacher referral form to accompany it and submit both together prior to the deadline below.
Both teacher and parent referral forms must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, February 3rd to the WCS office in order to qualify for testing this year.
If you have any questions regarding the GATE process, please email Mrs. Eick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me. Thank you!
That's all for now; I know it's a lot coming off of break! Remember what you can; and refer back if you need to!
Have a great week back and I wish you good things and good health as we ring in 2017!