Hi 2nd Grade Explorer Families,
Thank you for attending our Student-Parent-Teacher Conferences this past week. We had 100% attendance for our families in our class. I sure appreciate your support of your 2nd grader; it truly matters! Let's keep the communication going as we work together in 3rd Trimester!
The biggest news of the week was students made wallets for their classroom money and created and stocked a class store which opened on Friday during Fun Friday time! Some students brought in purchased items, while others created drawings, origami, and show-and-tell certificates! We have 3 store managers, 3 cashiers, a security guard, and 2 bankers on staff and hope to rotate through the jobs so all have a turn! It's a great way to learn about money! We will continue our class money project while we move on to data, time, measurement, and geometry in Math.
Guest Teachers on Monday and Wednesday:
Due to family obligations, I will be out on Monday (tomorrow) and Wednesday. Lessons have been planned and I know that our 2nd graders will stay true to our Community Agreements and our Core Values in my absence. Some may need some gentle reminders. Thanks for your support! (:
Last NWEA Testing Coming Around the Corner!
Our schedule for Spring NWEA Testing is as follows:
Tuesday, 3/27--NWEA Language Test
Wednesday, 3/28--NWEA Reading Test
Friday, 3/30--NWEA Math Test
All testing will begin at 10:30 am. Please ensure students are present, rested, and well nourished! Thank so much!
Westlake Athletics Program: We are calling all families who have any background experience in managing, coaching or facilitating sports programs to come to a special meeting. The Parent Athletics Coalition meeting will be held Thursday, March 29th at 6:00pm, in the multi-purpose room. At this meeting, we will be soliciting parent expert advice on how to best develop a WCS Athletics Program to launch in the Fall of 2018.
Spring Session After-School LIVE: Spring After-School LIVE runs from April 9 – May 25. Please click HERE to sign-up to lead a club and provide our Explorers with joyful learning experiences! For more information about what it means to lead a club click HERE for the volunteer information flier. If you have any questions, please email Allison Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Festival: The International Festival is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 7th! We still need contributions and your support to ensure that this event is a success. Click HERE to read the letter from the committee.
2nd Grade Quote of the Week:
I pull a small group of students that includes Alyson and Maddy to practice student-led conferences. They are figuring out their "Glows" (things they are good at) and their "Grows" (things they need to work on). Alyson remarks, "I'm going to put down 'Work on my Spelling' as one of my 'Grows'." She pauses and asks Maddy, "How do you spell 'Spelling'?" Maddy remarks, "Wow, Alyson, you really do need to work on your spelling! That's a good 'grow' for you!"
That's all for now! Have a great week!