Hi Explorer Families,
We've had a busy week back to school!
Congrats to this week's spelling bee finalists: Asaiah, Tiffany, Callie, and Brandon. Way to go! Kudos also to our 7 class presidential candidates: Roxanne, Ahmed, Tiffany, Ella, Gigi, Callie, and Saifaan. Your passion and persuasive paragraphs are commendable!
We are going on a field trip to Explorit Science Center in Davis on Friday, April 29th! In your child's blue folder, please read the info and return the permission slip via your child's blue folder ASAP. Email me if you are interested in chaperoning.
Science and Reading: We have begun our unit on Endangered Animals and have begun to read about animals around the world who are endangered. We resumed our Daily 5 rotations and are doing great!
Math: We reviewed and took a test on Time and will start our chapter on Measurement. Please keep practicing those math facts!
Writing: We have started learning cursive! We also wrote to our pen pals and and are learning about persuasive writing. We began a letter to President Obama, persuading him to save our endangered animals.
Social Studies: We learned about April's core value of stewardship! During our buddy time with Ms. Prokop's class, we brainstormed what stewardship is and listened to our class presidential candidates deliver their persuasive paragraphs! We identified sentences in their paragraphs that demonstrate stewardship.
The WCS International Festival is upon us! Much info to digest! Please also refer to the hard copy flyers that went home in your child's blue folder yesterday.
First, some very important info from our very own Mrs. Bombarda regarding our 2nd Grade raffle basket:
Dear Second Grade Parents,
The second grade classes are working together to create a raffle basket for the InternationalFestival on Saturday April 16th. We need your help! Since our second graders continent of study is South America, our raffle basket theme is "coffee" and everyone loves coffee. Please consider donating an item or two. The money raised from our raffle basket will be shared among all the second grade classes for room supplies.
Please bring your generous donations to your child's classroom no later by Tuesday, April 12, 2016.
Sign up and check out the items needed for the basket by using this link to Volunteer Spot!http://vols.pt/tWuLfT
Thank you so much, your donations are greatly appreciated!
And here is more information from Mrs. Cajigas regarding the International Festival at large:
The 2016 International Festival is less than two weeks away! The plans are coming together quite nicely and this year's event will be one of the best!! We still need contributions and your support to ensure that this event is a success. Below is a summary of the areas your help is needed:
Cultural Booths - Coordinated by Hafizur Chowdhury & Amber Hustead: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
So far, we only have 13 Cultural Booths. Our goal is 25!! We’re a bit far from our goal this year, but every booth counts! Are you in need of parent hours? All of the time put into preparing and hosting a booth on event day goes toward the 30 hour/family recommendation. Consider hosting a Cultural Booth this year! Booth hosts provide a small sampling of native cuisine, artifacts, a simple activity for kids and are reimbursed up to $75 for booth expenses.
Cultural Booth Sign-Up
Dessert Walk - Coordinated by Alina Corpus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to show off your baking skills? Sign up HERE to donate desserts for the WCS International Festival Dessert Walk (another way you can earn volunteer hours!). We are hoping to get at least 120 desserts donated, so every little bit helps. For Dessert Walk FAQ's, see our website, linked at the bottom of this e-mail.
Equipment & Supplies - Coordinated by Tyler Cajigas: email@example.com
Equipment and supply donations are needed as well (ie. pop-up tents, ice chests, tables, drinks, ice). See the VolunteerSpot link at the bottom of this e-mail to sign up!
Parent Volunteers - Coordinated by Veronica Hernandez: firstname.lastname@example.org
The success of this event greatly depends on the support of our volunteers. There are still many opportunities available (including American Alley - ) and it is a chance to get some more volunteer hours in during the last trimester! Click on the VolunteerSpot link below to sign up!
Raffle Baskets - Coordinated by Kristyn Escobedo: email@example.com
We are looking for volunteers to put together raffle baskets. This year each grade level will put together a basket themed according to the continent that grade is studying. We are looking for people to create a cohesive direction for their basket, gather items from other parents, and put together their basket in time to be featured at ourInternational Festival. A great way to get your volunteer hours in from home and during pick up/drop off at school.
WCS International Festival Website
Thank you for helping to make this community event possible!
The International Festival Committee
Ashley Cajigas, firstname.lastname@example.org - Chair
Erin Aurich - Co-Chair/American Alley
Hafizur Chowdhury & Amber Hustead - Cultural Booths
Rachel Songer - Entertainment
Veronica Hernandez - Parent Volunteers
Alina Corpus - Dessert Walk
Michelle Hewitt - Publicity
Matthew Battin - Treasurer
Tyler Cajigas - Equipment & Supplies
Erika Bumgardner - Olympic Triathlon Flags
Kristyn Escobedo - Raffle Baskets
International Festival Committee Chair
Westlake Charter School
Mark your calendars:
*4/16 International Festival 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Sat. 4/16/16 3:00pm - 7:00pm (during International Festival)
Tues. 4/19/16 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Wed. 4/20/16 12:45pm - 5:00pm
*4/29 2nd Grade Field Trip to Explorit Science Center in Davis
That's all for now!
Coming off of March Madness (did anyone see that amazing championship game?!), I leave you a quote from the great John Wooden:
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Have a great week!