Upcoming Dates

  • Veterans Day – No School

    Monday, November 12th

  • Family Science Night

    Wednesday, November 14th @ 5:30pm

  • Spirit Day Mix & Match   

    Friday, November 16th

  • Thanksgiving Break

    Monday, November 19th – Friday, November 23rd

  • Olympic Triathlon Event Day

    Thursday, November 29th  

Celebrations

It was an amazing week seeing all of our families on campus for conference week! The partnership between home and school is such a powerful tool for student learning. Thank you for making time in your busy week to attend your student conferences.

It was an amazing week seeing all of our families on campus for conference week! The partnership between home and school is such a powerful tool for student learning. Thank you for making time in your busy week to attend your student conferences.

Our first graders have been studying sound waves in science. Learning came to life for our explorers in an in-house field lesson from Mad Science. #JoyfulLearning

Our first graders have been studying sound waves in science. Learning came to life for our explorers in an in-house field lesson from Mad Science. #JoyfulLearning

What an amazing first season of Explorer Athletics. Huge thanks to our coaches who made this season possible: Chris Chan, Jedd Douhab, Edwina Climo, Michelle Cantada, Daniel Atherley, Nicholas Delizo, Lorenzo Lee, Ralph Zavala, Sean Randall, Aaron Ramirez and Amrita Dhillon

What an amazing first season of Explorer Athletics. Huge thanks to our coaches who made this season possible: Chris Chan, Jedd Douhab, Edwina Climo, Michelle Cantada, Daniel Atherley, Nicholas Delizo, Lorenzo Lee, Ralph Zavala, Sean Randall, Aaron Ramirez and Amrita Dhillon

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First Graders have been studying symbols, icons, and traditions of the United States. Students were joyful learners as they practiced the Pledge of Allegiance and various American songs!

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Announcements

Click HERE for this week’s Westlake Weekly Podcast

Veterans Day/BASE CLOSED: School and BASE will be closed on Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Spirit Day – Mix & Match:Dress up in wild colors, mismatched shoes, different colored socks or different patterns (for example, stripes with polka dots, colors that clash, etc. Please follow the dress code guidelines below for spirit day:

  • Clothes must be free of inappropriate wording and images
  • All shirts must have sleeves, no sleeveless shirts.
  • All clothing must be free of rips and tears
  • All clothing must fit properly. Pants around the natural waist, tops completely covering the torso area

Thanksgiving Break: School will be closed November 19th to 23rd for Thanksgiving Break. Our BASE program will be open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on November 19th and 20th.

BASE Newsletter: Click HERE for our November BASE newsletter to find out what’s happening in our before and after school program!

Parent Survey: Please click HERE fill our parent survey use to rate your family’s experience at Westlake Charter School during the 2018-19 school year.  These questions help us evaluate how we are doing on our current strategic plan. Deadline 8:00 AM on Tuesday, November 13th.

AS Live Clubs Volunteers: Our Explorers had a blast crafting, gardening, experimenting with science, and so much more this fall. Click HERE to sign up to lead a club next session. It’s fun and easy, and the kids love the experiences you offer! Email live@westlakecharter.com with questions.

Call for Coaches: Families, we’re recruiting BASKETBALL and DODGEBALL coaches and referees for our winter season of Explorer Athletics! Click HERE for more information, to sign up to help out, OR refer a coach! Click HERE for the link for teen coach sign-ups. Email Allison Chavez achavez@westlakecharter.com with questions.

6th – 8th Grade ONLY Advisory Fishbowl: Please join us as our 6-8 grade students discuss ways to address the important topic of Bully Prevention. On November 16th from 8:15 AM – 8:57 AM, you will join a small group of 6-8th grade students and a staff member and engage in a guided conversation about Bully Prevention. Click HERE to sign up to be a part of this event.

Standards Based Slideshow: Click HERE for the slideshow from Standards Based Grading night. Thank you to all those that attended our Standards Based Grading Night where the “Why” and “What” of Standards Based Grading was discussed. If you have any questions please reach out to our Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Jenifer Callau at jcallau@westlakecharter.com.

Walktober results: During the month of October, students at Westlake Charter School walked to school, 1,452 miles, travelling across America past Cheyenne, Wyoming!  Over the course of the month, students made 2,580 trips to and from school by foot, prevented 1,115 lbs of CO2 from being released into the air, and saved 58 gallons of gas.

 

Olympic Triathlon: The Olympic Triathlon is in full swing and students are excited to hear about which class receives the Olympic torch and which wins a donut party. Students receive a raffle entry for every $20 collected with no maximum. Two donut parties (one Elementary and one Middle) will be awarded every week! Additionally, there will be prizes for students meeting their personal goal, classes with 100% participation and top earners.

Have you had a chance to checkout our new online donation system? You are able to personalize a family donation site to email or text to friends and family, post on social media or show to coworkers. Please visit http://pledgestar.com/westlakecharter to set up your family donation page. You can customize it with student name(s), a photo and donation goal. You then quickly set it up to send an email explaining why WCS is amazing and how they can help us meet our goal this year. Families have been amazed at the simplicity of set up and donation collections. If you had a site last year all of your contacts have been saved making it is easier to send requests quickly!

We are still collecting checks and cash at the Maybrook entrance on Tuesday mornings from 8-8:35am. Students will receive prizes and recognition based on online and in person donations.

On Thursday, November 29th our students will participate in a special day of learning on the Olympic Triathlon Event Day. This day is completely staffed and planned by our parent volunteers alongside some fabulous WCS staff members. We need your help to make this day fun and successful for our school and students. Please Click HERE to sign up to volunteer on November 29th. Thank you!

Family Science Night: Please join us on Wednesday, November 14th at 5:30pm for a fun and interactive Family Science Night with Sierra Nevada Journeys. The first half of the event will be full of a dozen different hands on STEM stations for all ages to enjoy. Beginning at 6:15pm, families break up into teams for a friendly design challenge with the goal of launching, testing or measuring an item you just built together. What an incredible opportunity to experience hands on learning with the entire family!

We need volunteers to make this evening of learning possible. Please Click HERE to sign up!

Kudos: The Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Triathlon are quite the sight. On November 29th, every class will march out to the blacktop with a flag they designed, representing a country they chose. In order for this to be possible a wonderful group of parents spent a few hours cutting, sewing and pressing the flags. Huge thanks to Vanessa Acevedo, Rocio Owens, Yvonne Choong, Bao Grogan, Karla Fuhrman, Shari Kantor, Elena Thrower and Amber Hustead. The Westlake community sure is a special place!